If someone was going to complain about things in demos not making the final game.. then I would tell them to go back and watch some of those Half Life 2 demo movies.... 1/2 of that stuff didnt make the game either.... especially those electric eel alien arms....
Just be happy the game came out after all the hype and it's not Duke Nukem Forever...
In defense of Ubisoft (God why did I just say that) the E3 demo may of been designed to show off specific aspects of the game play, not to show of that particular level.
Another thought I had while watching the video was how they kept showing the guys hands on the controller, like they wanted to prove he was actually playing it rather than standing like a tool in front of a pre-rendered game. It reminded me of the Intel fiasco a few years back.
Isn't this business as usual??
The demos they show at trade shows is fully fleshed out and pushes the game engine to it's limits.
The PCs running them is top shelf everything so there will be no lag or hic-up in game play.
You KNOW this will not be the released version because it would have unplayable frame rates on MOST of the PCs out there.
And here is something to consider, MANY PC gamers play on laptops with embedded graphics. Not custom built gaming rigs like [H] members.
I figured I would add my worthless 2 cents in here.
If I went to a car dealership and test drove a car that could get 50 mpg and 0-60 in 3 seconds, and then bought it only to get home and it not get the specs advertised, I would demand a full refund and notify the feds about the false advertising in relation to mpg. This being a video game, I still think a patch to fix the issue or a refund to those that want it is fair.
I don't own the game, but have full intentions of buying it when it gets below 10$
You think that's hilarious? Check out the Starwars Kinect "Live" E3 stage demo, where the game starts doing stuff even before the actor moves
If you can't tell the demo has far superior graphics I suggest watching it on something larger than your phone because the difference is obvious, the water sequence in particular was on an entirely different level. This isn't anything new though, companies put out fake demo vids all the time and personally I don't mind as long as they don't hide that it's a video. When vids are presented as actual gameplay demos like this and don't live up to it they should be called out by the gaming press, or as a last resort gaming nerds like this. Talk of refunds and such is a bit silly, but it's certainly worth noting.
I think a more realistic example would be that you saw a CGI advertisement for a car and were disappointed when you saw that it wasn't as shiny and cool in real life. Far Cry 3 is a great game, nothing like FC2 which I could only play for ~2 hours before turning it off and never touching it again.
Umm, what am I missing here? Wouldn't the ANSWER be to tell us WHAT machine specs that E3 demo was created on, and then if someone wants that level of performance and detail....
... GO BUY THAT MACHINE.