View Full Version : Should i buy it
04-04-2007, 12:24 PM
Right then guys i have been looking through the forums and i have seen alot of negative comments about this game and some good comments. What im really saying is, is there any point in buying the game or not i think it looks good. p.s can you walk around the sub and stuff. Please advise
04-04-2007, 01:37 PM
No you can't walk around the sub.
You can click to each station and then do a virtual 360 pan, but that's it.
Seriously, i would wait until the missing features are patched. (if they are)
If you haven't played the SH series before, then get SH3 as it's a far superior product -lots of torpedo info for eg, excellent graphics and easy to pick up and play with a briliant GUI.
SH4 has been kicked out the door with the umbilicle cord still attached.....premature is an understatement!
Poor performance -needs an uber machine to even enjoy good fps.
Lot's of features in the manual don't apply to the game -what features there are! There is no torpedo data for a start, apart from MK 17,14 etc. Sure you can find it online BUT is it relevant to the torpedos they put in the game?????? That's the problem.
Also the dive depth gauges don't give you any clue as to the safe depth that you can dive to (they do in SH3) and so it goes.
Best to leave it or don't tell you i didn't warn you
04-04-2007, 01:47 PM
If you buy it now, you will join many of us as Ubisoft's un-official beta testers. Wait a few patches. The game does have promise though.
04-04-2007, 02:15 PM
Put simply it is a gamble.
If you have a low spec PC then no - you need a mid range graphics card or better, a decent CPU, and more than 1Gb of RAM or it will run so badly you can't stand it.
There are bugs that cannot be avoided, such as the 'mission' clipboard freezing your game for minutes at a time (5+ mins frozen, for example) - some of these can be bypassed (such as the one I mentioned) if you spend an hour or two reading the bug threads here and on subsim.
This all adds up to (1) You need a good to bvery good PC for this, (2) You need to be a pretty serious sim player to devote the time to getting your own install working as well as you can. For some this is a piece of cake, but enough people have had lots to fix to suggest this isn't a game (yet) for the casual gamer.
04-04-2007, 05:49 PM
If you like to pay and wait for solutions this is the game step right up NOT! and if you got Nortons hahaha good luck more problems.