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Steam Top 10

Here's Valve's report on the top 10 bestselling titles on Steam for the past week:

  1. Bulletstorm
  2. Portal 2
  3. RIFT
  4. Dragon Age II
  5. Magicka
  6. Fallout New Vegas: Dead Money
  7. Crysis 2
  8. Sid Meier's Civilization® V
  9. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II: Retribution
  10. Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight

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19. Re: Steam Top 10 Feb 27, 2011, 21:27 Bucky
 
Jerykk wrote on Feb 27, 2011, 21:05:
You seem to have enjoyed it. I know you don't think it's worth $60. At what price would you consider buying it and supporting "fuck you pc gamers" Blezinskinskiowski.

I think $30 is a reasonable price for the PC version. It's a fun game but it's only 7 hours long on the highest difficulty setting. There are also a number of technical issues, namely:

1) It uses GFWL.
2) AA is broken. It does a poor job of hiding the aliasing and it cuts your performance in half, even if you only use 2XAA.
3) Mouse smoothing and a framerate cap are enabled by default and the only way to turn them off is by editing the encrypted ini files.
4) I had a lot of visual bugs with flickering shadows and thick blue fog. Evidently this is because the game's auto-detect settings don't work properly for all videocards. I had to find and download a modified ini file to fix those issues.
5) Evidently 16:10 resolutions run like crap, even though higher 16:9 resolutions run twice as fast.

So yeah, they could have put some more effort into the PC port.

FYI, you'll want to check out the stickies here for the ini stuff: http://www.bulletstormforum.com/bulletstorm-pc/


#'s 1,2, and 3 were all issues for me. I've finished the game, as well as played most of the Echoes levels, and overall I've enjoyed it. It's a shining example of how not to do a port, but there's a decent game hidden in there.

I picked it up for $45 from D2D, and while it isn't worth that price, I don't feel burned. I'd say $40 if you need something to play and understand what you're buying, $25-$30 is more appropriate for the game.
 
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