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Post by danyjr Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:47 pm

@FalcaoPunch wrote:My game is glitched with the "load screen stuck at 90%". There is nothing I can do I till Ubisoft addresses this issue in a patch or if I decide to start a new game... *bleep* that.

Are you on PC?

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Post by FalcaoPunch Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:00 pm

@danyjr wrote:
@FalcaoPunch wrote:My game is glitched with the "load screen stuck at 90%". There is nothing I can do I till Ubisoft addresses this issue in a patch or if I decide to start a new game... *bleep* that.

Are you on PC?


Nah, on PS4.
But it's a known issue across all platforms and has to do apparently with UPlay accounts and items redeemed through there.

It's shit so I'm not playing till it's updated. I'm not starting over. I was on a roll too I had gotten my first 100% online hack too :bow:
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Post by Firenze Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:03 pm

4 million copies sold in the first 7 days. Pretty crazy.
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Post by Bellabong Mon Jun 16, 2014 6:24 pm

Ubisoft goofed hard. The original graphics you saw at E3 were included on the PC version and a guy found them and made a mod to enable them:

http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=389848







Lots of pitchforks being raised about a conspircy to cripple the graphics of the PC version so the general public doesn't realize how much weaker the current gen of consoles is.

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Post by danyjr Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:42 pm

Thanks for sharing this Phritz.

I have to say I am amazed by the graphics. I tried the XML file on two computers:

First on my 6 year old PC with upgraded GPU. Despite being 6 years old, it actually has comparable power to new generation consoles (Intel Core i7 (920) 2.66GHz with GeForce 670). The XML made the game look better, but the FPS was so low it virtually made the game unplayable.

Then I tried the same on a gaming PC I set up less than a year ago (Intel Core i7 (4770K) 3.5GHz with Radeon HD 7970). This PC beats any console hardware hands down. The game looks a lot like how GTA V plays on Xbox 360, obviously with higher resolution. Still, the FPS was not good enough. It definitely is playable but the video in your post is certainly captured on a computer with dual GPUs.

In short, yes it does look amazing but you should not only expect new generation consoles to be capable of visuals anything close to that, but even higher end PC's could struggle with FPS consistency. A gaming rig capable of the video above could easily cost you close to €3000.
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Post by che Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:42 pm

Phritz wrote:
Lots of pitchforks being raised about a conspircy to cripple the graphics of the PC version so the general public doesn't realize how much weaker the current gen of consoles is.


not any more pitchforks than were raised about how shit the game actually was, yet ubisoft are still cleaning up

peasants will never learn
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Post by Pedram Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:53 pm

So it turns out Ubisoft didn't actually remove the high quality textures from game's content on pc version ? hmm
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Post by Pedram Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:29 am

Ubisoft wrote:The PC version does indeed contain some old, unused render settings that were deactivated for a variety of reasons, including possible impacts on visual fidelity, stability, performance and overall gameplay quality.

"Modders are usually creative and passionate players, and while we appreciate their enthusiasm, the mod in question (which uses those old settings) subjectively enhances the game's visual fidelity in certain situations but also can have various negative impacts. Those could range from performance issues, to difficulty in reading the environment in order to appreciate the gameplay, to potentially making the game less enjoyable or even unstable.
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Post by che Fri Jun 20, 2014 1:31 pm

i'm guessing "we released a broken, intentionally gimped piece of shit, stop making us look bad" would have been too honest...

ubisoft truly is the new ea, right down to a forced, unusable online platform... gaben save us
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Post by Pedram Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:19 am

Aiden Pearce must be the most boring character in video game history, i dare to say he even tops Connor of Assassin's Creed 3 in term of blandness.
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Post by Blue Barrett Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:14 am

Driving is shit. Character is boring. Game CAN be repetitive. Overall, the franchise has a lot of potential. We'll probably see another WD game within the next year and half.
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Post by RealGunner Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:15 am

Most of my mates who played it said the same. They got bored after few days and it was a lot more hype than it's worth.

But just like AC, the 2nd one might be better than the first.

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Post by Tomwin Lannister Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:56 am

Where are dem hipsters saying it'd compete with or even top GTA lol
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Post by M99 Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:30 pm

@Tomwin Lannister wrote:Where are dem hipsters saying it'd compete with or even top GTA lol


Phritz wrote:Well I've never heard the sandbox genre being described in that way...

Me 1 year ago: Watch Dogs will be the sh!t!
GL: lol no we'll keep fapping to GTAV
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Post by gb Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:07 pm

I beat the game on Xbone and I have to say that it wasn't all that impressive, but like RG said, maybe the 2nd will take a massive leap similar to AC 2
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Post by Tomwin Lannister Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:16 pm

Think i'll just skip this game or at least wait until it's dirt cheap

Mediocre reviews from a lot of actual people not just websites.
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Post by Pedram Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:27 pm

I have yet to find a dog in this game.

Spoiler:
Old joke i know.
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Post by danyjr Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:07 pm

I don't think any sane person thought Watch Dogs could compete with one of the most successful gaming franchises of all time.
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Post by Tomwin Lannister Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:09 pm

People got carried away with a 5 minute gameplay trailer and some clips Laughing

I said it long before the game was out, it's bound to get boring because loads of 'cool' features are only really cool a couple of times. Like popping a roadblock up to crash cars. Yeah it's a nice moment. But it loses its novelty quickly.
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Post by Great Leader Sprucenuce Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:21 pm

@Great Leader Sprucenuce wrote:Tbh i don't think its going to get anywhere close to GTA.

So yeah i will still keep fapping to GTA, said from the beginning that while Watchdogs looks good its going to be killed by its hype i don't think its anywhere near as good as people think it is.

I see a 8/10 max, i have seen this before game gets hyped beyond the stratosphere which a little different from the norm for 2 straight years before people get to play it.

It will disappoint of that i am sure, a bad game no but it won't be anywhere near as good as people think its going to be.



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Post by Onyx Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:38 pm

Why do games even get hype before they're released anyway? hmm
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Post by izzy Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:39 pm

Yohan Modric wrote:Why do games even get hype before they're released anyway? hmm


Because that's how you sell games..............
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Post by Pedram Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:42 pm

Well they have made a lot of money from this game whatever it was deserved or not. here's hoping they put more effort into the next game.
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Post by Great Leader Sprucenuce Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:53 pm

I don't think its a question of effort, its a question of execution.
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Post by danyjr Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:37 pm

I don't really agree. Ubisoft's selling factor were the 'cool' stuff you could do with hacking. And like Tomwin Lannister said they just lose their wow factor after a dozen times and you're left with the core gameplay which is quite uninspired: the story is meh, the characters are nothing special, the mini games and side missions are repetitive, the driving is poorly executed and the city itself isn't as alive as Los Santos.

Don't get me wrong, there is nothing game breaking with Watch Dogs at all. It is just nothing special, that's all.
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Post by Tomwin Lannister Wed Jun 25, 2014 11:42 pm

Yep, the core gameplay HAS to be great because all of those little 'moments' are only good the first couple of times before they become tedious.

That's why when I see E3 footage and all that of something really big happening in a game like driving a truck into a building and blowing it up I think

"Yeah, fair enough. But how many times is that going to happen in the game?"
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