Thanks for checking out our site. The screenshots link is www.fatesforgiven.com/screenshots. I must have mistyped it earlier.
The particle demo should run pretty well on most modern configurations. Perhaps, wizard, you have one of those rogue configurations that doesn't work. If you could e-mail me your complete system specs that would help us out! We'll be posting a tech-demo on the website Tuesday afternoon, after our alpha milestone. We just got animations and sound into the build today, and all things are looking great!
I'll keep everyone posted.
jcitron AT fatesforgiven DOT com
-- edit -- I just spoke with our Graphics coder and he informed me that the build of the particle system that is on the website uses an nvidia OpenGL extension for point sprites. Recently it was promoted to an ARB extension, so ATI removed support for it. The particle demo will indeed run poorly on newer ATI cards. We've corrected the problem in our current build. Particles will make a fast active presence in our game!