this game is almost dead.,
This review is from: Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising (PC) (Computer Game)
well i got hooked to this game when i saw my bro in law play it at his house 3 years ago, so i built myself a rig got my self broadband (wanted pc and line anyway this was just the final decision that made me do it) that was 2 years ago. todays joint operations is totally different to that back then. The age certificate should be changed to 18 and above as the abuse and language in servers isnt fit for young players to read!
novalogic has changed its attitue towards its customers, being more focused on novalogic than customers, if you think you have the best internet speeds in the world you can be proved wrong novalogic servers are riddle with lag server updates make things even more worse and game updates get absolutely stupid. novalogic use a program called punkbuster this is no longer in use but you still need it as the game wont run without it and as all ties were cut with the makers of punkbuster before vista came out there will be a few modifications you need to do before you can enter a server first you need to find the punkbuster vista patch and implement it into the novalogic file in you program file for joint operations. if your thinking of buying this game for the first time i recomend you know whats in your pc and what you have running within your operating system the system requirements for this game is bare minimum and bare minimum is impossible to play with not a joke its fact the game does support nvidia, ati chipset motherboards but you'll be playing on bare minimum and with internal system lag again impossible to play joint operations with. joint operations does seem to dislike norton security antivirus and macafee,and avg and avast running while your in game they seem to cause system lagg and connectivity issues to the servers. another issue is contacting nova for tech help there is none the telephone number in the booklet is now an obsolete number and turning to the novaworld forums for help is like getting blood out of a stone the support e-mail address is still in use but you dont get a received message back or a reply to your question or query if you do get a reply your one in about 0.5% of those who does get an answer. as with all games there are cheaters (known as hacks) report them via the forums and you get ignored by novalogic there are verry few novalogic moderators left and these do not moderate this game. but that said nova will have a clean out once in a while about every 4 to 8 months to ban a few cheats. another downside is that when you register your game you become a silver vip member of novalogic if you want to upgrade to gold it will cost you money £12.99 dont be fooled that upgrading gives you higher status within novaworld comunity it doesnt and novalogic will treat you the same as a silver vip. over all when the servers aren't laggy and you can find a server with people in them to play against it is 100% addictive adrenalin pumping action once youve learned how to shoot and spot enemy and dance like MJ (GOD REST HIS SOUL). there are many bugs glitches to the game wich are extemely annoying nova tries to fix them with update patches (oh you have to update the game as soon as you install and register the game) but things just get worse or you dont notice a thing that theyve done except make the game more compataible with higher resoltion monitors. and this review dont just apply to this game either it goes for all novalogic games including the upcomeing delta force extreme 2 its alwready release in the usa and there cheaters in it alwready and no nova moderation. all in all novalogic is struggleing they dont have customer service skills and the servers are emptying slowly due to people moving on to better more customer focused developers of top games i soon will be following.