After the multitude changes in gameplay, patches, and patches to remove patches and patches to the in game patcher, I have had enough
That's a very good point, and I do agree that Sierra customer support is piss-poor. I've heard Sierra is offering a $20 mail in rebate for customers buying the second release who already own the original. Now call me dumb, but If you are more likely to win the lottery than actually get help from Sierra tech-support, how will the handle this massive wave of rebates? Next to that, shouldn't they just release some sort of free downloads for those of us who own the first one?
And what bothers me even more is the performance issue that you noted?
This game still takes a top end system to run in and enjoy its bells and whistles.
The game is not that beautiful. There is no excuse for needing a top end system to run it, and I have noticed that even games like Return to Castle Wolfenstein
sometimes run better on my PC than T2.
Overall, I disagree with the statement that the game is dead, but I do believe this re-release is going to be a flop. Just some food for thought.
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