Yeah, smells of inside job.
Agreed. People haven't changed, just the medium.
There were some slightly grindy aspects to it, but I didn't mind it so much. These days I don't need to play on higher difficulties, I just mainly play for the adventure, location designs, and writing. If I wanted some huge challenge I'll load up a game that's built for that (Dark Souls series.. etc..)
Okay. I just really hated the combat.
I'd be impressed if that wasn't a problem for any game that was originally capable of only running on 640x480 with a far more limited color palette...
The temperatures were creeping up and up and, without the cooling kicking in as it did, the GPUs would have collapsed under the load. The manual step the fans were on essentially meant they remained at a specific speed no matter the temp.
I'm sure there will be a balance you can strike with the amount of fan profiling on offer (as I mention in the piece) but it is going to take a bit of effort on your behalf.
It's the same artist, so that's not too surprising.
It's impressively quiet. I believe the Max Q spec is for gaming load to be 40dB or less.