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#1 May 23 2013 at 11:47 AM Rating: Decent
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I'll start this by saying: Generally you want to have a fair amount over event the recommended specs to play a game at it's best possible graphic/performance level. Agree? Okay that being said....

Did anyone notice the system requirements Here?l I honestly don't think I've ever seen a "required" vs "recommended" gap that big.

Required. Geforce 8800

Recommended: Geforce 660


Generally the required and recommended are reasonably close to each other. An 8800 was released what? I don't even know I bought my 470 GTX 3 years ago used, replacing my "9600." I had for a couple of years prior to that. An 8800 has to be a nearly 10 year old card. So required is a 10 year old card but recommended is a card released in the last year or so? lol just sayin...
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#2 May 23 2013 at 11:50 AM Rating: Good
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I'm shocked that the PS3 version will only take up 12GB on the HDD. I thought I'd have to do a full system purge and delete a bunch of digital titles I have saved there.
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#3 May 23 2013 at 11:53 AM Rating: Good
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electromagnet83 wrote:
I'll start this by saying: Generally you want to have a fair amount over event the recommended specs to play a game at it's best possible graphic/performance level. Agree? Okay that being said....

Did anyone notice the system requirements Here?l I honestly don't think I've ever seen a "required" vs "recommended" gap that big.

Required. Geforce 8800

Recommended: Geforce 660


Generally the required and recommended are reasonably close to each other. An 8800 was released what? I don't even know I bought my 470 GTX 3 years ago used, replacing my "9600." I had for a couple of years prior to that. An 8800 has to be a nearly 10 year old card. So required is a 10 year old card but recommended is a card released in the last year or so? lol just sayin...


I think it's a good sign... it means the game is very accessible, which is what they/we wanted. One of the reasons WoW soared is because of its low requirements; tons of people with mediocre PCs weren't excluded from playing the game.

Basically these specs indicate that you can ARR just fine with old tech, but they "recommend" something a lot newer to get the best out of it (better FPS, smoother textures, more shadows, etc.). Think about the graphical capabilities that a PS3 has... it's probably on the "required" side of things, and it looks just fine to me, so there isn't much to worry about on the performance end.

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#4 May 23 2013 at 12:17 PM Rating: Good
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Agreed about availability to all. I ran the benchmark on my $600 laptop, and if put everything to lowest settings I got a 4500. If I go medium to high I still hit about 3k. Nothing amazing, but for a $600 machine, I still scored "Relatively High" according to it. That's way more than I would have gotten in 1.0.

Edited, May 23rd 2013 4:33pm by BartelX
#5 May 23 2013 at 12:55 PM Rating: Good
electromagnet83 wrote:
I'll start this by saying: Generally you want to have a fair amount over event the recommended specs to play a game at it's best possible graphic/performance level. Agree? Okay that being said....

Did anyone notice the system requirements Here?l I honestly don't think I've ever seen a "required" vs "recommended" gap that big.

Required. Geforce 8800

Recommended: Geforce 660


Generally the required and recommended are reasonably close to each other. An 8800 was released what? I don't even know I bought my 470 GTX 3 years ago used, replacing my "9600." I had for a couple of years prior to that. An 8800 has to be a nearly 10 year old card. So required is a 10 year old card but recommended is a card released in the last year or so? lol just sayin...


Geforce 8800? Wasn't that thing powered by hamsters on wheels? That is a huge difference though. They do recommend some pretty capable video cards too.

#6 May 23 2013 at 12:59 PM Rating: Default
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electromagnet83 wrote:
I'll start this by saying: Generally you want to have a fair amount over event the recommended specs to play a game at it's best possible graphic/performance level. Agree? Okay that being said....

Did anyone notice the system requirements Here?l I honestly don't think I've ever seen a "required" vs "recommended" gap that big.

Required. Geforce 8800

Recommended: Geforce 660


Generally the required and recommended are reasonably close to each other. An 8800 was released what? I don't even know I bought my 470 GTX 3 years ago used, replacing my "9600." I had for a couple of years prior to that. An 8800 has to be a nearly 10 year old card. So required is a 10 year old card but recommended is a card released in the last year or so? lol just sayin...


Geforce 8800? Wasn't that thing powered by hamsters on wheels? That is a huge difference though. They do recommend some pretty capable video cards too.



Exactly my point. That just seems like such an odd (as in unusual, not the norm) disparity between the low end and high end requirements and recommendations.
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#7 May 23 2013 at 1:15 PM Rating: Good
Maybe we'll get a better idea why with the new benchmark. I have a 7870 OC'd to stock 7950 speeds and my buddy has a stock 7950. I'm curious to see how my card measures up to the recommended card.
#8 May 23 2013 at 6:58 PM Rating: Good
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My overclocked 8800GT lasted me until last year.

It was a very good card, and lasted a long time. Though my 550ti is a good deal better and ran the benchmark pretty well.

If the game can run on a 8800 I don't see it being a problem.

The wide gap could be, because the engine isn't that advanced (or advanced enough to accomodate a wide range of devices), SE wants to cast a wide net and not alienate users or the difference between graphics cards aren't as drastic as they were in the past.

Edited, May 23rd 2013 8:59pm by Kierk
#9 May 23 2013 at 7:03 PM Rating: Good
My guess is the game can look **** ugly with no features on, or extremely pretty with all the eye candy activated. My buddy had a horrible computer running 1.0, it looked awful, but it ran.
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#10 May 23 2013 at 7:14 PM Rating: Good
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My guess is the game can look **** ugly with no features on, or extremely pretty with all the eye candy activated. My buddy had a horrible computer running 1.0, it looked awful, but it ran.


Sounds like my first car. 79 Honda Accord, super faded maroon with one gray door and one black. Ugly as sin but ran like a champ.
#11 May 23 2013 at 7:23 PM Rating: Good
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Montsegurnephcreep wrote:
My guess is the game can look **** ugly with no features on, or extremely pretty with all the eye candy activated. My buddy had a horrible computer running 1.0, it looked awful, but it ran.


Actually, in Gridania at least, even at minimum settings, it looks fine.
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#12 May 23 2013 at 9:19 PM Rating: Good
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electromagnet83 wrote:
I'll start this by saying: Generally you want to have a fair amount over event the recommended specs to play a game at it's best possible graphic/performance level. Agree? Okay that being said....

Did anyone notice the system requirements Here?l I honestly don't think I've ever seen a "required" vs "recommended" gap that big.

Required. Geforce 8800

Recommended: Geforce 660


Generally the required and recommended are reasonably close to each other. An 8800 was released what? I don't even know I bought my 470 GTX 3 years ago used, replacing my "9600." I had for a couple of years prior to that. An 8800 has to be a nearly 10 year old card. So required is a 10 year old card but recommended is a card released in the last year or so? lol just sayin...


I think it's a good sign... it means the game is very accessible, which is what they/we wanted. One of the reasons WoW soared is because of its low requirements; tons of people with mediocre PCs weren't excluded from playing the game.

Basically these specs indicate that you can ARR just fine with old tech, but they "recommend" something a lot newer to get the best out of it (better FPS, smoother textures, more shadows, etc.). Think about the graphical capabilities that a PS3 has... it's probably on the "required" side of things, and it looks just fine to me, so there isn't much to worry about on the performance end.


This. The older ware that people can use the wider range of audience you can reach. Yoshi said he wanted it to be accessible and didn't want people having to do major upgrades just to play the game like many did for 1.0.. I know I for one had to go buy a new graphics card just to play 1.0.. now the card I use easily runs the game. (still going to upgrade though just because! haha)
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#13 May 23 2013 at 10:24 PM Rating: Default
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I think some of it is due to the PS3. It's GPU is based off the old Nvidia G71 chip which originally was designed for the 7800 card. So in having to work around that they have to have a very scalable graphics rendering engine that both allows the game to run smoothly on the PS3 and still be able to have something to offer the high end PC cards that are out now. This has the added benefit of allowing a larger swath of PCs being able to run the game decently.

8800 came out in Nov of 2006. so not quite 10 years old yet. but it's getting up there.
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