Watch Dogs

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

  1. TheSandman21

    TheSandman21 Limp Gawd

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    As in finding out what works with gamers and what repetitive shit doesn't, it's very much like the first Assassin's Creed.
     
  2. CrimsonKnight13

    CrimsonKnight13 Lord Stabington of [H]ard|Fortress

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    Hmm... hopefully I can play this tonight. :eek:
     
  3. polonyc2

    polonyc2 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I disable 'cloud save syncronization' from within the Uplay settings for all Uplay games...had an issue once with AC2 where it lost my saves and made me backtrack...ever since then I disable it with no issues
     
  4. Spidey329

    Spidey329 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    You know with all of the launch issues other major titles have had with login servers this past year, you'd think someone in management would say "hey, maybe we should benchmark the projected load versus our actual capacity".
     
  5. styckx

    styckx Gawd

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    Get out of here with this crazy talk.. A man could get locked up for suggesting management look beyond their own feet for a few seconds and do some forward thinking instead.
     
  6. TaintedSquirrel

    TaintedSquirrel [H]ardForum Junkie

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    It's too much work just for 1 day of instability.
    UPlay will be fine by tomorrow.
     
  7. Andyk5

    Andyk5 [H]ard|Gawd

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    Just to clear this for everyone if it has not been cleared yet. There is no hacking in this game, you press a button and an action the result of a hack script occurs. What you are doing is the same as getting in an elevator and pressing the "use" button. I was truly hoping that it would have not been this arcade and would resemble somewhat like old school hacking games, where you would actually log in to a computer, do some work on the command line, gain access, trace etc...
    All hacking in this game is done by pressing the X key on your controller....it is pathetic, it is like a fighting game where there is only one button and you press it and your character executes a super duper 58 move combo and beats the opponent.
    Extremely dumbed down, a complete waste of 20-30 gigs of space and $60.
     
  8. Dallows

    Dallows [H]ardness Supreme

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    Honestly using a command line and terminal emulator in a game doesn't sound fun at all. And that's what games are supposed to be right - fun?

    Did you even watch any videos of the game?
     
  9. cageymaru

    cageymaru [H]ard as it Gets

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    Please don't take this the wrong way, but this is why you should look to sources of information such as Twitch.tv and Youtube to see how games are before you buy them. On Twitch, I ask the broadcaster to show off some of the cool things that they can do in the game and most will do just that. If you ask them not to do story missions most will oblige. I'm fine with the way they did the hacking, although I too would have preferred something more robust and meaningful.
     
  10. polonyc2

    polonyc2 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    geez you defend this game at every turn...every element, every detail...is the game flawless in your opinion?...watching old gameplay video is not the same as playing the game

    seems like Fallout 3 or Bioshock's 'hacking' mechanism had more nuance and detail to it...seeing command line interfaces would make the game more fun as it shows a careful attention to detail
     
  11. Dallows

    Dallows [H]ardness Supreme

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    Defend? Thought this was a discussion. Am I not allowed to respond accordingly? Nothing I'm saying is "defensive" where-as there are plenty of you attacking the game. I merely respond in turn. Look at the post above you. He's basically saying the same thing. Check videos, watch streams, do your homework before you buy a game.

    They're different games. You're not going to stop and type "hax st0plight=green" when going 90mph down a road.

    Or perhaps you would like some time for Aiden to just sit down at a computer screen and you get to type out a bunch of shit for 30 minutes. Thrilling gameplay I'm sure.
     
  12. g1xx3r

    g1xx3r [H]ardness Supreme

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    Actually, the RETAIL version is only 14.2GBs. ;)

    P.S. Happy mining.
     
  13. KickAssCop

    KickAssCop [H]ardness Supreme

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    So, I played some more and it hitches like a mofo on crack. My fps outside are in the 50-60s and the hitching is really bad. I had to reduce from 4x MSAA to 2x MSAA and textures from Ultra to High to get it at playable rates but still hitches sometimes.

    Also, the graphics are just bad. Remind me of Saints Row 4 bad. Very uneven for the most part. Gameplay is fun thus far and hacking is OK. Not sure I enjoy it a lot but was fun raising barriers to stop the police (was like spike strip in NFS games).

    Other than that, decent game but backlogged for now since I refuse to play it unless performance is fixed and I can max out settings in game.
     
  14. cageymaru

    cageymaru [H]ard as it Gets

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    Can't run MSAA in this game on your GTX780 due to a lack of VRAM. Try the Temporal SMAA. Works pretty good on my HD7950's.
     
  15. wonderfield

    wonderfield [H]ardness Supreme

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    For what it's worth, I really hated the hacking mechanic in FO3. I'd prefer no minigame to a poorly-designed minigame every time.
     
  16. polonyc2

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    I'm still not able to log into Uplay...I refuse to play it offline as a lot of the cool features will be disabled

    EDIT: just as I was typing this I was able to finally log on...hooray!
     
  17. TaintedSquirrel

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    You play Deus Ex: HR?
    A lot of people are comparing the themes from Watch Dogs to that game, mostly hoping WD would be an "open world DE:HR".

    That was a seriously amazing hacking mechanic... albeit too easy.
     
  18. styckx

    styckx Gawd

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    Cool features = Being nagged every 5 minutes by someone wanting to challenge.
     
  19. polonyc2

    polonyc2 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    that's honestly one of the main reasons why I bought the game...sort of like the Dark Souls pvp experience...players invading your single player game
     
  20. Stiletto

    Stiletto [H]ardness Supreme

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    What was poorly designed about a simple word identification game?
     
  21. ssnyder28

    ssnyder28 2[H]4U

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    Why for laughs? You should be able to max the game out at that resolution with a high end card like yours.
     
  22. topslop1

    topslop1 2[H]4U

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    Terrible port. Not worth your time or money. Move along.
     
  23. styckx

    styckx Gawd

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    B-B-B-B-B-B-But it's not a port.. Ubisoft pinky swore PC was the lead platform and consoles got the ports!
     
  24. TaintedSquirrel

    TaintedSquirrel [H]ardForum Junkie

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    They said the same thing about AC4.
     
  25. wonderfield

    wonderfield [H]ardness Supreme

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    It isn't a word identification game.
     
  26. polonyc2

    polonyc2 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    damstr [H]ard|Gawd

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    Glad I didn't pre order.
     
  28. NotJay

    NotJay 2[H]4U

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    looks great on 34um95
     
  29. styckx

    styckx Gawd

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  30. polonyc2

    polonyc2 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I think it's more like- it's not worth full price but if you can snag a good deal from someone selling the bundled Nvidia code then it might be worth it...I got it for $25 here on the [H] For Sale forums
     
  31. mrgstiffler

    mrgstiffler [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I'm enjoying the ctOS towers. Do they get more involved later in the game? They're way too simple so far.
     
  32. lilbabycat

    lilbabycat 2[H]4U

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    They're pretty much like the towers in FC3, painfully easy.
     
  33. styckx

    styckx Gawd

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    Some are a tad more complex but once you figure out the methodology after the first 2 or 3 even the harder ones are rather easy to figure out.
     
  34. Stanfiem

    Stanfiem Limp Gawd

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    Do you get paid per post or is it more of an hourly rate.
     
  35. Dallows

    Dallows [H]ardness Supreme

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    Salty.
     
  36. MavericK

    MavericK Zero Cool

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    Now any time someone mentions about how UPlay is no worse than Steam or whatever, I'm just gonna point them to this thread... :D
     
  37. styckx

    styckx Gawd

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    Yeah but when Steam goes down, I have never.. EVER.. EVAH had a problem accessing my games. Major difference.. When Uplay is down the client goes into full on herpa derp mode and you're lucky if it even lets you have the option to go offline let alone the client actually start correctly. 90% of the time it was crashing with a fatal error.

    When Steam goes down.. Never.. Ever a problem.. Just straight dialog asking you to try again or go offline.
     
  38. NotJay

    NotJay 2[H]4U

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  39. MavericK

    MavericK Zero Cool

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    That's exactly my point...Steam is about 1000x better than UPlay for various reasons, not the least of which being the ones you listed.
     
  40. silk186

    silk186 [H]ard|Gawd

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    I look forward to playing this after it's patched and has proper driver support.
    I'm glad it doesn't have a stupid hacking minigame that you need to play again and again.