If a game is giving you technical difficulties, be it low FPS, distortion, texture errors, freezing or crashing, at what point do you just get fed up and quit?
That’s my current dilemma with NWN2, as I’m deep into chapter 3 of the original campaign, loving the gameplay and story. The problem is the technical difficulties have increased, at times making the game unplayable as shortly as 15 minutes after a restart. At other times, randomly, I can get a good hour or so in without noticing anything funny happening. The game itself is a blast, and would rate very high in my top games if it ran without a single issue.
So at what point do the technical issues become so great that they overwhelm a great game and make you quit? I’m already resigned to waiting on a new graphics card before I start the MotB expansion campaign, even though I currently have a card that should be more than capable (7900GTX). I’m hoping that it’s just something random with NWN2 and my card, and that a new one will make all the issues go away.
I quit LoTRO a while back because of similar issues, even though at the time the gameplay was still very enjoyable. Quitting LoTRO was a bit easier because I knew I would go back, and I knew that when I do go back, it will be a better game than I left it thanks to all the content updates and patches.
I’m trying to finish up NWN2 because I’m deep into the story (which is great) and if I stop now I’ll likely forget most of it when I come back. So my decision, in terms of NWN2, is made, I’ll just tough it out. How many of you have ever had something similar, where you wanted to love a game, but technical issues forced you to quit and move on to something else, either for the time being or permanently?