I got a new laptop. At last. I have been keeping my eye on one for the longest time. Months. It had gotten to the point that the hubby was tired of my hemming and hawing. So, since I had diligently saved the dough, I went for it. I read review after review. I am linking the one I bought here. I am quite excited. I loaded LOTRO onto it last night and it runs beautifully. I was actually shocked by how well it ran on my wireless network!!!
It feels like the little machine that could.
I decided to give it a true work out. I went over and picked up Crysis. I knew on high settings the thing was a graphic's card and processor hog. Plus, I have been wanting to see if I could actually survive the game. It's only supposed to be 10 hours long, but I figure with my inept n00bness it will take me 40 to actually see the ending :D
I just spent 4 hours playing Crysis on my laptop. Seriously, it runs like a dream. No hitching, framerate is decent, cinematic's are fine...now if only I could be a better shot?
The game is ancient. It several years old. I am way way way behind on this one. Quite frankly, I can't believe I bought it. I am not sure I am getting better at shooters. In my first few hours of Crysis, I found myself hiding behind a lot of trees and bushes and make mad dashes for check points :D Hey, its not how you play the game, it whether or not you win, right?
I have to say though, I am wondering what all the bragging was about in Crysis. It's not...all that??? I mean I had just as much fun and frustration with Borderlands. Ok, so the environment seems to be completely interactive. I can shot, punch, blow up any number of items surronding me. I am not sure why I want to, but it probably really cool that I can. The AI is a wee tad not so smart. It's not horrible, but it certainly not the best I've seen. The story is ok.
So yes, I am having a good time with it, but I remain befuddled by what all the hype was about? What am I missing?
*shrugs* I am sure I will be bedazzled once I get to some of the more meaty content. I say I played 4 hours. It doesn't mean it was 4 hours of story continuation. I might have maybe sorta died a whole heck of a lot and found my self re-spawning a whole bunch :D
I am thinking that since I have the ability to distract myself while anywhere in my house now, I should load up DDO on this thing. Maybe I will be convinced to actually give the ice games another go. Or maybe I will simply take a few hours to sort through the huge collectible bag I haven't touched for 9 lvls :) All that running around could take an entire afternoon.
Anyways, I am off to watch TV on my laptop. I can hulu to my heart's content while laying in bed recovering from my shooting frenzy.