is physx considered a gimmick or not
Dunno, I'll gladly take the gimmick then, looks good to me. Considering how close AMD and NVIDIA cards usually come, PhysX can easily tip the balance for Nvidia.
My biggest problem with this is that its essentially telling half the playerbase who aren't on Nvidia cards that they aren't important enough to get any fancy particles or physics. There shouldn't be that much of a divide...
Hell yes, gonna max it out on my 580
And it's considered a gimmick because there aren't many games with big PhysX features, I can remember only Mirror's Edge, Batman AA/AC, and this.
I hate this website's shitty video player, just link the youtube version.
mirrors edge had some fucking incredible physx effects
prob not gonna use it for this though
well it is pretty, but my comp probably won't handle it
I thought it looked fucking horrible to be honest. Would way rather play without it.
The only thing that look good in that video is the green slim, the rest is just awful. Especially the cloth physics.
They could touch it up to look less weird.
For example, the flag in the non-PhysX enabled game is nice and taut but the PhysX enabled game just look like crap.
Why are so many of you crying foul? Isn't the point of proprietary tech to keep clients (including both PC developers and enthusiasts) interested in your product over the competitors.
As far as the actual effects go, I thought some looked cool but overall there wasn't anything that blew me away. The cloth looked kinda nice though.
my stand alone physx card (before Nvidia bought them) wouldn't work for new games either because nvidia cut them off
IMO, this game isn't really meant to be played for the graphics. It's for the co-op, shoot-em-up crazy style of gameplay with cell-shaded, semi-cartoonish graphics and smug sense of humor.
A lot of it looks like stuff I wouldn't notice or care about, and honestly, who the hell is going to stop and look at pretty physics in one of the most frantic shooters in recent years?
There also used to be a way to trick PhysX into letting you use a nvidia card and an ATI card at the same time and just have the nvidia card do the PhysX crap. Unfortunately they found out that was possible and "fixed" that problem. It's only possible with really old drivers and isn't even guaranteed to work.
It's like making your game not have any textures unless you have an ATI card. It's an artificial advantage.
I don't have a clue anymore.
The effects with physx are actually kinda a huge leap between not having it. Kinda sucks for people without nvidia cards. Why couldn't they have made something similar with another library?
physx: nvidias way of being douchebags and getting away with it
Just bought ATI upgrade to play this game with my friends :(