(taken from my reply to a forum question)
How is this game running for you? please state your experience in each phase
2. optimization with graphics ( anti-aliasing?), sound ( 5.1 support?)
Must say so far this title seems very well optimized! Suprised & impressed compared to the first one.
Installation was trouble free...nothing much too add lol
On my (now) lowly q6600 @ stock 2.40ghz, 4gb, 22" monitor, 2x8800gt SLI it runs fantastic!
Playing at 1680x1050 (now playing at 1440x900 as cards were getting a little hot :) ), forced 4xAA, SLI enabled, everything maxed (athough theres not 'that' much to alter)
So far, and this is the whole truth and nothing but the truth the frame rate has not dipped below 60! (vsync on) Even when the onscreen explosions get reeeeal busy. Didnt the first game have 3rd person view? I miss that sometimes because the FOV seems a little tight sometimes....might be moddable
I wanted to like the first game, but it was a truly frustrating experience from start to end ( I recently re-installed it on the above system....it played the same as when I last played it on a lesser system previously )
So to sum up, Installed fine, performance is excellent, sound (voice tallent etc) is perfect, however I play with headphones so cant confirm 5.1 surround, controls are fine, senitivity was a little off but I use a G9 so no probs there.
If your at least interested in a western FPS....buy it
Sometimes the enemy AI is laughable but it doesnt spoil the gameplay any.
lol just went to add this to now playing, stupid gamespot wont let me, its release here is 3rd July, my pre-order arrived this am.
NOTE frame rate drops when taking a screenie but never drops below 60 ingame :)