2,000 megabytes, and 8 hours of downloading later, I gave the Homefront demo a run, hoping I could find a game that will take my attention well enough in-hand until the games I'm hyped for are released.
I loaded the game up on Steam. Menu screen comes up, that's when I noticed the drop in frame rate.
It wasn't like a parapalegic slideshow dropoff, I could still navigate the menu well enough. I changed controls and setting to my preference (higher FPS, less pretty).
No change noticed in the Menu's FPS. Not really a huge issue.
I start my first game...
Wait one, remember about 30 seconds ago I made a mention of crippled graphics?
The first day of the PC version of Black Ops (at its WORST) can't come close to the horrible optimization of the Homefront Demo.
It DOES have a handy little FPS monitor, however. Upon loading that, I came to see how bad it really was.
I will say this: I have seen better optimized graphics on games that originally sold on 5.25' floppies for the Tandy 2000.
My computer isn't horrible, at worst, it's a little out of date. But I would receive anywhere from 1-20-45 fps at any given millisecond
It was as if my Geforce 9800 GTX @ 1gb was rolling dice with my GODDAMNED patience along with the frames.
I am not a patient person for someone/something not worth my patience to begin with. If I want cereal for breakfast, and I have no milk, I will, more often than not, drive 2 minutes to the store to buy some.
Why? Because my Fruity-fucking-Pebbles are worth dealing with the Idiot of the Day in charge of my morning meal's required material.
Homefront was not even close to that example. After dealing with the issues of "maybe its me, not the game", I simply uninstalled the Demo.
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