Well, did you play S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl yet? The graphics aren't as good but they're definitely not bad, either, and that game only costs $6. It's extremely well liked.
I can't recall any game in the last few years which has been worth a pre-order.I don’t know it’s worth pre-order
One good reason to never pre-order—remember Crysis?I'm afraid my computer may not be able to carry it
Yes it is, the first half of 1 and Warhead. Holds up great, I still play first half of both every year. 2nd half is where the aliens appear, and ruin the games imo.Crysis was great fun! Crysis 1, anyway. (At the time. It probably won't hold up so well now.)
Melting graphics card at release time—there's a meme since then, "Can it play Crysis".I'm not sure what he's talking about there