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    First, let's look at Vegas. Technically, it was a great game that was greatly accepted by the majority and well deserved of high ratings it got. To the old-school R6 players, it was also the worst Rainbow Six game since Lockdown. And to top it all off, it was also a direct-port, meaning, it lost any chance it had to appeal to veteran PC Rainbow Six fans the very second the developers made it for the PC. In my opinion, however, this wasn't all that bad at all. Why? Because it was still the very same great game that invaded the 360. It may have had bugs and also the obviously steep requirements, typical of few if not many PC games but it was still a great game nonetheless.

    Now let's look at GRAW. First, on the 360 version. Like Vegas, it was also a great game that was greatly accepted by the majority. It was also not enough to appeal to the old school PC Ghost Recon fans because of linear and arcade-like gameplay but still a great game worth buying. When it hit the PC, it got a drastic change. It was made by a different developer, one that's an amateur to the genre. It had almost the same story but the gameplay was different. The AI that was boasted by the devs as very intelligent was, unfortunately, lesser than the 360 version. The requirements were very steep even until now. The graphics, however, were not even worth the hardwork that the gamers did on their PCs in order to play the game smoothly, mostly because of the lack of "genuine" Anti-Aliasing and only a few differences when compared to the 360 version's. It's maps were indeed larger but the levels were still designed to be very linear and scripted most of the time by using invisible walls to hold back the player. It was suppose to be more tactical than the 360 version but the lesser AI and linear levels prevented it from being as such. Th game was released with a massive amount of bugs that almost made nearly unplayable both in Single-player and multi-player. It was an attempt to appeal to the Ghost Recon veterans but overall, however, it was a failed attempt to say the least.

    Assuming that GRAW2 for 360 will end up being the same great game that GRAW was, arcadey and all, would you prefer a direct-port or would you still take the gamble of making the game different with the same motive of making it appeal to the PC gamer fans?

    If it is a direct-port, it's obvious that it'll still not compare to the GR1 games BUT you will also be assured that your definitely gonna get the same great game that 360 gamers will love.

    If it is not a direct-port and be another attempt to be a different game however, it'll basically be another gamble ,especially if the devs wwon't bother to listen to suggestions from its community again, and it'll either end up being a greater success than it's console brethren or a massive disaster that may be even worse than GRAW PC.

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    With all due respect, this is a completely pointless poll. The decision to port or not port has been taken long ago.

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    GRIN has been working on GRAW 2 for PC for some time and will not be porting it from the console version.

    If the GR series does go the port route, I shall refrain from buying anything in this franchise also.

    Ubi should abate from porting console versions of certain games to the PC for the simple fact that the PC gamers here do want a game that is more in-depth than what the console versions appear to give if at all.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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    Originally posted by Luderbamsen:
    With all due respect, this is a completely pointless poll. The decision to port or not port has been taken long ago.

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    The ingredients for another disasterous release are already in place - Grin and UBI.

    Grin are incapable and UBI are insensitive.

    What you'll probably get is more of the same - but with more whizz-bang graphics and a much higher system requirement
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    the fact its a remake of GRAW 1 is already noted, and Grins making it.

    and R6V isn't regarded as the worst since lockdown by more than half its players, its actualy regarded as the best thing since RvS by alot.

    yes the fact it got ported is sad, but its a spectacular game once past its consoled roots, and the third person wall hug.
    as well as the usual port instabilities (see also, not compatable with most general hardware for a clean run of the game... kinda like GRAW PC, but it has an excuse unlike GRAW PC)
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    Originally posted by Luderbamsen:
    The decision to port or not port has been taken long ago.
    Correct. And I'm happy to say the chances of a direct port are nil. And no, it is not any more of a gamble to do so since they do have a base to work from, namely GRAW. The naysayers would have us believe it was complete and unadulterated cr@p but a more objective analysis would indicate that all of the basic elements for a great tactical shooter where there. If GRiN have listened, we may very well get the game that we've all been hoping GRAW would have been.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">



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    I dont care as long as theres more maps than what we got now.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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    it wont be a port, however, grin will probably mess it up. They seem to put ideas that they want in the game, not the fans. Everyone says make it like the original, and we got a completly differnt game.

    Lets hope they saw their sales were in the toilet because their ideas stunk, and decided to listen to the people who pay the money.

    Ghost Recon 2, just like the original. I want Embassy!!!!!!!!!!
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    Originally posted by mrnygiants:
    it wont be a port, however, grin will probably mess it up. They seem to put ideas that they want in the game, not the fans. Everyone says make it like the original, and we got a completly differnt game.

    Lets hope they saw their sales were in the toilet because their ideas stunk, and decided to listen to the people who pay the money.

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    most said make it more like the original, not completely

    a differant game, in this day and age should be expected, and hoped for.
    but more of the same as this past round will be murder for the series, even R6V isn't flopping this bad yet (though with the lack of a patch, and its ported roots, it will soon enough i don't doubt, as modding a port is a pain in the backside few dare to attempt)

    i hope they do keep in the same, though fix the Cross-Com and friendly AI, optimize the engine better, and fix up some more appropriate guns, and i'll be more than happy assuming they remember to include the MP package in the FIRST release, not 3 patches after it retails.
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