It's worth it, Baron. Way fun!
Performance issues aside, I also have experienced the EAX bug where character voices cut out, but disabling EAX only partially fixed the problem.
I had one other weird bug at the part where I get woken up from cryosleep and have to look around. I could only look left and right, but not up and down. I then had to remap movement to the arrow keys and it worked (mouse movement, that is).
Also, the game would crash on load if my pop-up stopper was running.
I would like to know if others are getting the 6-9 fps drops when on the Covenent cruiser. Even disabling all effects had very little impact on framerate at that point.
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