Wednesday, 6 May 2020

More Insurgency! ...But, On a Laptop!

Following on from yesterday's post about the merits of playing an older game like 2014's 'Insurgency', I thought I'd try a little experiment as a 'proof of concept'.

Now I don't usually play First Person Shooters on my laptop - it's better equipped to play more pedestrian casual and strategy games - but, just to see if my thoughts about older games demanding less horsepower bore out I gave it a go on my ASUS TUF FX505DY laptop...And it sorta worked!

Now, a few caveats here - this was played online on a German server (co-op with real players) over my crappy WiFi and without the game being optimised to get the best frame rates. I ran it 'out the box' as the game chose the level of graphics.

Overall it was a surprisingly enjoyable experience with one little fly in the ointment. Playing shooters on a compact laptop highlights just how cramped the keyboard layout is - especial for someone like me who has chubby sausage fingers! 😂

Still, point proven, I think!

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