So, this game went into Closed Beta test yesterday and Polantaris and I got it.
So far, I'm loving this game. The combat is a much needed improvement over the first two (PSO and PSUO) games, in my opinion. It's much more engaging. What's more is, their graphics engine allows for a HUGE player base. In other words, on my dying PCs that can barely get MapleStory above 10FPS anymore, I'm running this game nearly 100% lagless. The only times my screen starts getting choppy is when too much is going on at once, which isn't very often. The only gripe I have so far is that Sega's servers are ass; massive lag, constant disconnects, etc.
Anywho, I recorded a test video with XFire to see how well I can run the game with a video recorder. I didn't notice a drop at all in my frame rate while playing, but the recorded video seems to say otherwise. I'm not sure why it's so choppy...
Enjoy the choppiness
I'll try to get more videos out, but I'll try using Fraps the next time. Maybe Polantaris will record a video or two as well, since (s)he can run the game at the highest settings with no issues at all, while I'm stuck at the very minimum settings. xd