Cutter wrote on Feb 7, 2019, 09:54:
Xero wrote on Feb 7, 2019, 09:33:
On another note, I was enjoying the play time with AC Odyssey while Google provided that free streaming test. Those assholes still never hooked me up with a free copy!
Me neither. I just emailed them about it yesterday...again. We'll see what happens.
Same. I tested out the Google streaming service with AC:Odyssey, and was really enjoying the game. It's my first AC since I quit part-way through 2 when I got bored with it. I've been wanting to continue with the non-streaming version ever since. It's been on sale for 50% off, and I've considered grabbing it, but free is better and I'd prefer to keep my progress.
As an aside in case anyone was curious... The Google streaming service has a lot of potential. I just had to point Chrome to the website, click a button, and it immediately started up. Didn't have to download a single thing. The controls were surprisingly responsive. I was expecting some lag in that regard, and it honestly wasn't noticeable. Really the only negative (and it's a big one) was the graphics quality. It was advertised as being 1080p, and while the video stream maybe have technically been that resolution, it looked like heavily compressed 480p upscaled. It was incredibly blurry and lacking any detail. There were also no options to increase quality. (For reference, I have 100 Mb fiber internet.)
For me, in it's current state, game streaming could never replace good old-fashioned locally installed games until the video quality was improved, and I mean by a significant amount. But other than that, I was highly impressed by the technology and if the image quality were improved, I would seriously consider using it. There's something to be said about no longer having to spend tons of money upgrading high-end PC parts periodically.