The game was released yesterday 08/18/2009
Have played through the first chapter and partially through the second..and it is right fun.
Uses a heavily modified Doom 3 engine so the polys are higher allowing for heads to be round instead of the Doom 3 block heads that were sadly apparent in the Doom 3 release.
The modifications to the game engine include depth of field effects, soft shadowing, post processing effects, Havok physics, as well as the addition of a supernatural realm, called The Veil. While in The Veil the player has access to certain special abilities, such as the power to slow down time, to get around obstacles that exist in the real world, or even to be able to defeat enemies that have an otherwise impenetrable shield.It’s your standard FPS but allows a 2nd dimension viewing (the veil) kind of like the game Prey that was released in 2007.
Game has the standard WWII weapons with a twist you can collect $$ through out the levels and visit weaponshops for modifications silencers ,bored out barrels pretty cool no doubt about it personally I love the silencer in any game for that matter. The silencer always feels more accurate when it’s attached to a weapon.
There is a multiplayer side to this game as well but can not comment because I have not played with that aspect of the game.
Since it uses the Doom 3 engine it is quite scalable so requirements should not be an issue.
Here’s the Games requirements a GF6800 or ATI x800 can be out performed by a $69 Geforce 9600.
Not to bad for a game these days when most require dual or quad cpu’s and a 8800 to get decent performance.
CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 3.2 GHz or AMD Athlon(TM) 64 3400+ processor
RAM: 1GB RAM
Video Card: 256MB NVIDIA(R) Geforce(R) 6800 GT or ATI Radeon(TM) X800
Sound Card: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
HDD Space: 8GB (Plus an additional 800MB for Windows swap file)
Media: 100% Microsoft Windows compatible DVD-ROM drive
Internet: Broadband connection and service required for multiplayer
Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP or Windows Vista(R) (Windows 95/98/ME/2000 are unsupported)
Microsoft DirectX(R) 9.0c (included & required for Windows XP & Vista)
I have this running on Windows7 64 without issues so windows 7 testers should not have any issues running this.
It looks good for the requirements it’s no Crysis but most importantly it’s fun.
So let IDtech 5 roll on in this coming year..
IDtech 5 looks insane can’t wait to play a Mad Max game always wanted something like that to play.