Watch Dogs

Discussion in 'PC Gaming & Hardware' started by defiant007, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. Dallows

    Dallows [H]ardness Supreme

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    Most of the people who've played it early seem to like it.

    So you've played the game? On your main rig in the sig? Jesus. Also I find it funny that you think a fart joke is the most humorous thing you've found.
     
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  3. pontiac4life

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    ^^^^of course there is no overhead and only 60%GPU usage, your at 30FPS
     
  4. DPI

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    Putting the strawman arguments aside for a moment, you linked to a guy ranting and raving about the PS4 and PS3 versions looking similar. Reviews for the console version are ultimately irrelevant here, wouldn't you agree?

    If people want to bash the game, fine, but let's stick to the PC version.
     
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  5. polonyc2

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    gameplay will be the same across all platforms...the lower res graphics wouldn't be an issue if the gameplay was amazing (ex- Dark Souls)...it's what I feared about the game- boring, repetitive side missions, lackluster 'main' plot...and the big hacking mechanic turns out to be fluff used to market this game as something special and unique

    when the reviews come out tomorrow I bet we'll see the same type of reviews on PC...better graphics then consoles no doubt but far short of the next-gen hardware killing specs that they touted since Day 1...if the gameplay falls short you better hope that the graphics at least make the game worth it for those enthusiasts who want max graphical fidelity
     
  6. polonyc2

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    "I’ve been testing it over the weekend on a variety of newer AMD and Nvidia graphics cards...It’s evident that Watch Dogs is optimized for Nvidia hardware, but it’s staggering just how un-optimized it is on AMD hardware...AMD will release a new driver to the public this week which reflects those improvements. (It’s the same driver I conducted my testing with.)...Unfortunately my conversation with Hallock didn’t end with a silver lining: “I am uncertain if we will be able to achieve additional gains due to the unfortunate practices of the Gameworks program,” he remarked

    I thought the next-gen consoles were going to have the opposite effect...with Nvidia being shut out...I guess in the end it's about which titles Nvidia can grab...if they continue grabbing the big AAA titles then AMD's console advantage will mean very little
     
  7. styckx

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    Yerp.. Depending on how Ubisoft handle this.. It might be the final straw for me in PC gaming. I'm a hardware nerd. I love PC's and have been building them for over 20yrs now.. But for gaming.. Just really getting long in the tooth. Maybe I'm just getting old.. Again.. I don't mind chasing technology if the results pay off for it. Like if Metro Last Light required 4GB of VRAM. I actually would have understood.. But.. It doesn't.. It just uses raw power instead with moderate VRAM usage. Far Cry, Batman, Sleeping Dogs, Skyrim etc etc etc..

    Now.. We magically have a game that looks average at best, with no Physx, no real special things going on eating up 6GB of VRAM? Even Assassins Creed 4 was a VRAM whore and that was a haze filter average looking graphics at best game.

    GTFO with this.. I just refuse to fall for it. I'll gladly pony up to Sony for a PS4 if this is the way things are going.
     
  8. wonderfield

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    One person's Dark Souls is another's E.T..
     
  9. TaintedSquirrel

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    This is a joke right?
    Even the budgiest of budget PC's runs this game better than the PS4.
     
  10. styckx

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    [​IMG]
     
  11. tonyftw

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    Pre-load is now available for those who pre-ordered on steam :).
     
  12. TaintedSquirrel

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    Day One patch has leaked through torrents.
    No official word from Ubisoft, not sure what it is exactly.
     
  13. styckx

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    To further prove my point

    Texture quality: Medium
    AA: Turned off completely
    Graphics quality: low
    VSync: 2 to lock it at 30FPS

    Still using 1.7GB of VRAM.. GTA Vice City looked just like this.. The game is running on a potato sponsored buy Nvidia.

    http://i.imgur.com/JxE8HDh.jpg
     
  14. Venomous

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    We'll no way am I going to funnel them any coin when they are deliberately crippling my performance. I've heard of Gameworks optimizations but I had no idea is was THIS bad performance wise on AMD hardware.
     
  15. styckx

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    Steam just delayed unlock time by 12hrs
     
  16. DPI

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    Why does that matter, aren't you already "playing"?
     
  17. cageymaru

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    Wait until you see how terrible Project Cars runs on AMD. Nvidia sponsored title means crippled performance on Intel and AMD.
     
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    Why would Nvidia want to cripple Intel performance?
    It's not like they have a CPU to compete with Intel.

    OH RIGHT the CPU is obsolete.
     
  19. killer_dk

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    I Just played the first mission i watch dogs. The game looks pretty good on ultra settings(1080 P resolution) , ultra textures , SMAA antialising. And preformance was good, no stutter or lag.

    My hardware specs : Core i7 2600k 3.4 Ghz Stock speed
    16 Gb Ram
    GTX 780 Palit OC 3 GB Vram
    The game is running from a Samsung 512 GB EVO SSD
     
  20. polonyc2

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    I just know to skip all Nvidia sponsored titles until they are in the bargain bin. :)
     
  22. GoldenTiger

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    Good, you pirated it anyway since it isn't released. Get lost.
     
  23. cageymaru

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    UBISOFT shipped the physical copies last week.
     
  24. spaceman

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    That does not look as good as Sleeping Dogs.
     
  25. DPI

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    What's your point? Somehow I doubt all the people already "playing" in this thread preordered a physical copy.
     
  26. styckx

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    Again.. Who cares? No one here is saying they pirated it.. I appreciate you being the moral police Watch Dogs white knight and making vague allegations and such but ultimately.. It doesn't matter.. No one is going to whip out their sales receipt to win you over.
     
  27. cageymaru

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    Quite sure that many did preorder physical copies directly from the manufacturer. I've preordered games straight from the manufacturer and they always showed up 3 - 5 days early. By the same token I am sure that some people pirated the game also. To call someone a "pirate" is to call them a thief. I was just saying to GoldenTiger that some people did receive their copies early so please don't make an assumption that the person complaining about performance is playing a pirated copy. Sure I didn't say that, but I'm sure that he comprehended the tone of my statement and read between the lines.

    Now of course I didn't read the entire thread. Maybe the person that GoldenTiger directed the comment to admitted to pirating the game. If so I apologize for not keeping up with the thread 100%. :)
     
  28. GoldenTiger

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    Yeah, because they almost definitely don't have them anyway. You can pretty readily tell the scumbags whining here didn't buy it, and the number of people who would have ordered a physical copy direct from ubi at no discount and be posting here is just this side of none. There's not an issue of white knighting anything, there's just pirates and people calling them out as being scum.
     
  29. Dallows

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    Plenty of people on neogaf showed proof of their Ubi orders arriving early. So you can't say for certain unless they provided evidence. And honestly with your hostility I wouldn't show you proof anyway.
     
  30. polonyc2

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    physical discs arriving early doesn't mean much in this age of online activation...Watch Dogs uses Uplay...unless Uplay/Ubisoft unlocked the game early it makes no sense
     
  31. Pringle

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    Holy shit, the moral police have arrived with their impressive jumping abilities
     
  32. Spidey329

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    I wouldn't even bother commenting on it further. A few members have decided to try and make the early downloading (even with a purchased license) or playing of this game a capital offense. There's far worse being done in this world to take a stand for. If someone wants to download a game and play it without paying for it, that is a moral choice they will have to deal with. It's not like they're out punching babies to get cdkeys or something.
     
  33. Spidey329

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    It's not illegal to circumvent UPlay. In fact, it's generally recommended :)
    It may violate a ToS somewhere, but that's one for contract law.

    Back on point...

    Having watched a lot of streams, it seems like the game plays well indoors. But the open-world play seems incomplete. I can't quite put my finger on it and maybe my opinion would change with hands on use. But there is something it lacks that other OW games (RDR,Sleeping Dogs,etc) possess. If this title gets to a sequel, I think it might be impressive. Is that the general consensus? It almost seems like they took the good parkour movement of the AC series, some of the ideas from Splinter Cell, and did a lackluster job tacking on modern things like vehicles.
     
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  34. wonderfield

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    Oh, certainly. The majority of users in this thread purchased the game from Ubisoft, for full price, for a physical copy, despite Steam availability.

    Puh-lease.

    Seems dumb. Considering everyone and their mother is already playing the game, wouldn't it make sense to reward their legitimate customers?
     
  35. styckx

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    It's back to a Midnight release. There was like an hour where you couldn't even buy it on Steam.
     
  36. DPI

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    It could revert back. I remember Bioshock Infinite doing the same.
     
  37. wonderfield

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    Mine shows a ~9PM PST unlock.
     
  38. styckx

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    Midnight EST = 9PM PST. :D ;)
     
  39. Spidey329

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    Time machines.