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Skinner
12-09-04, 06:50 AM
How does it run, how are the gfx, gameplay and pics please :D

PaiN
12-09-04, 06:59 AM
I went to EB to get it yesterday(12-8)....but it only shipped wont be "in" until today....I'll report back ;)

DJMONDY
12-09-04, 07:47 AM
Is it out already??

If so i think i'll get it. Looks really good!!


(xmasgrin)

kmf
12-09-04, 07:58 AM
waiting...waiting...waiting.. (xmasmile)

Raptorman
12-09-04, 08:56 AM
On the Xbox it's pretty awesome. Graphics are excellent, and the gameplay is a lot of fun. Most cursing I've heard in a game yet too.

Skinner
12-09-04, 10:58 AM
I heard it was out today in the states.

aAv7
12-09-04, 11:25 AM
I'd also like to know what it runs like. Looks like a watered down Doom 3 engine, but still impressive. Should run fine, but seeing as it's vivendi... (mikec)

Ninjaman09
12-09-04, 11:50 AM
Most cursing I've heard in a game yet too.
Go play GTA:San Andreas ;)

Riptide
12-09-04, 12:00 PM
I want to grab this game and checkit out. I noticed it's up on gamestop.com but it's backordered for the PC version. Looks like I'll have to do some calling around and see if anyone else has it. I like the price. Not as cheap as Serious Sam for instance but it's no bank breaker either. :)

PaiN
12-09-04, 12:08 PM
I'm heading out now to pick up a copy......can't say no to a good shooter :D

Riptide
12-09-04, 12:13 PM
Damn... NONE of our local gamestops (all 2 of them <g>) have it in stock. Drat!

PaiN
12-09-04, 12:38 PM
:mohawk: $29.99 5 CDs ...4.6gb install ...better be some good stuff in there ;)

Mr. Hunt
12-09-04, 12:43 PM
I have it for Xbox and it was fantastic. I can only imagine it in 1600x1200 with some AA and AF with a mouse and keyboard ;).

Edge
12-09-04, 01:32 PM
The Xbox version was pretty good, although the hand-to-hand fighting was pretty weak (guess I'm just spoiled from Breakdown). Graphics are fairly nice, not as good as Doom 3, but it WAS out 6 month before Doom 3 and actually had a variety of gameplay to go with it ;) . Doesn't the PC version include a few extra levels? For $30 it's a great deal.

PaiN
12-09-04, 02:21 PM
The game looks good and for the short time I had with it plays cool....Oh yea! you'll be greeted with the most awesome menu graphics ever seen ;)
I only had a few minutes with the actual game because.....It took a couple of driver changes and lots poking around to finally figure out that the game will not run with FSAA on in the nVidia driver controls :argh:
FSAA was causing a hang in the opening (in engine) videos and black screening in the game itself.
just a heads up....

Skinner
12-09-04, 02:57 PM
The game looks good and for the short time I had with it plays cool....Oh yea! you'll be greeted with the most awesome menu graphics ever seen ;)
I only had a few minutes with the actual game because.....It took a couple of driver changes and lots poking around to finally figure out that the game will not run with FSAA on in the nVidia driver controls :argh:
FSAA was causing a hang in the opening (in engine) videos and black screening in the game itself.
just a heads up....

How are the gfx campared to Doom3 and is it smooth enough ?

PaiN
12-09-04, 05:01 PM
Hmm....I have to play more before I can make a serious comparison of the games graphics & sound.....off the bat I'd say D3 was better coded and ran more smoothly, but Riddick is not too shabby either ;)

PaiN
12-09-04, 07:14 PM
Ok....Riddick is eerily similar to Doom3, if you liked the dark gloom and shadowing of D3....you're going to be right at home in Riddick.
The look and texturing is also close.
Riddick is alittle "dumbed" down in controlls and "in-game" interface due to its consol roots, but nothing too drastic. It does incl. a quick save\load feature :D
Performace wise I play at 1280x1024 8XAF no-FSAA and its very playable 16x12 gets a mite slow for my tastes. There are tons of video res and ratio options which should cover just about every GFX card \ display combo available.
Also, there is much more "meat" here than in Doom3, story wise...this is a good thing because its SP only. Its an immersive plot and location...all aidded by Vin D's voice to pull you along. In fact....I changed into my "wife-beater" tank and camo fatigues too play hehehe :smoking:
gotta go....Darkness waits.

doodlebob
12-10-04, 04:34 PM
I got the game today. Here are some pics with Soft Shadow if you wanted to see what it looked like (no AA at 1024*768). However the the shader mode 2.0++ makes the game unplayable to me (about 18 fps) but the shader mode 2.0 is a constant 60+ frames. (xmasgrin) It's a great game so far.

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Skinner
12-10-04, 05:20 PM
Thanx, it looks very good. Is softshadows the only thing which added with shader 2.0++?

qballshalls2002
12-10-04, 06:58 PM
I played it on xbox version. I rented it and beat it within two days. It a nice game but story line is alittle weak and hard to catch on. It does contain that doom3 feel with the dark areas and dark shadows.

ATI_Dude
12-10-04, 07:51 PM
Thanx, it looks very good. Is softshadows the only thing which added with shader 2.0++?

According to the information in the options menu - Yes. IMO soft shadows are not worth the performance hit since the visual benefit is very subtle.

doodlebob
12-10-04, 07:56 PM
Gamespot Review 9.3
http://www.gamespot.com/pc/action/chroniclesofriddick/review.html
This is one of the best games I have played this year.

SH64
12-10-04, 08:23 PM
Is there any DX9.0 features in Riddick (the PC version i mean) ??

EDIT : never mind . i found out that Riddick is an OpenGL game .

Skinner
12-11-04, 05:35 AM
According to the information in the options menu - Yes. IMO soft shadows are not worth the performance hit since the visual benefit is very subtle.

Finally I had a chance to get the game today and yes, the hit is not worth it, it plays so much faster without softshadows.