So I played a bit with 1.3 patch and I don’t know how I feel about it.
Improvments to game are there: mini map while driving is better but it is still .not very good. It is possible to use cursors now to move between save states instead being forced to scroll with mouse (this is great). For some reason weapons stats and compariosns and now 90 realible, before it was hit and miss to tooltip window to apear.
There is huge visible bummer though, Space Reflections got downgraded. I don’t know why, I have it on psycho and I don’t see any improvements in FPS (I would say I lost 3-4 FPS overall but it is mosr consistant now) but thay removed wet/glassy look from roads. I loved that effects cruising through downtown with all that neon reflection, or in Mealstrom area with that red light. I was 100% sure that it was intentional (it is shown in promo shots). I thought that it was sign of chill nights causing humidity condensation on NC streets. Now it is gone and Nightc City doesn’t look the same like on my bazzilion screen shots. Wierd.
There is also strange effect of using ping hack, no idea if it is idea of nerfing it or something. Before pinged items poped out sometimes causing problems with orientation but it was managable, now items pop out even more while normal vision got even more impaired making it almost impossible to move inside buildings with ping active. You can’t make through a single room without getting stuck on chairs, desks etc., you only see glowy things in sea of nothingness, makes you not wanna use it at all.
Thirdly game makes me to replay my final boxing fight with Razor, no idea why? Maybe to show you that he was made harder? It is pretty hard now, before it was pretty easy with gorilla arms to wait for him to open up with attack, parry and then land bunch of punches in his belly to cause him to bleed. Now he is faster, even after parry it is hard to land a comba as Razor is quicly jumping away and he is quick to do some sidestep/jump in with his own sick combo that is basically fight ending.