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JimmyC

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#157149 21-Nov-2014 09:16
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They may produce some of the biggest titles in gaming these days but what's the point if their PC versions are unplayable for several weeks\months after launch until they get around to rolling out 2 or 3 patches? (They never actually fixed Assassin's Creed III at all, that was after 5-6 patches!)

Splinter Cell Blacklist, Assassin's Creed Unity and now Far Cry 4, all unplayable at launch.

I started FC4 two days ago and the ghosting is so bad it's unplayable so I'm forced to dial back the video quality. Even then, come sunset if you're on the shady side of a valley or behind a hill it's completely black, ie: can't see a thing for several minutes until the moon comes up. That's aside from the fact the mouse acceleration issues from Blacklist are back, it's like you're drunk in charge of the mouse. 

I'm not sure how this has become acceptable to them but clearly it's their modus operandi now. 

 

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meesham
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  #1180581 21-Nov-2014 09:30
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I have a pretty large Steam library (187 games owned apparently) and tend to buy quite a few games but I stopped buying Ubisoft games a couple of years ago. When you get a better user experience using a pirated version of a game instead of using a proper version the company should realise they're doing DRM wrong, and as you say the amount of bugs suggests their QA isn't very good. The only recent-ish Ubisoft games I have I've obtained through Playstation Plus IGC which haven't been too bad.

I REALLY want Far Cry 4 for PC after playing a bit of Far Cry 3 at a friend's place but after watching a few reviews of it (especially Total Biscuit's PC Port review) I think I'll give it a miss, the constant frame rate drops would annoy me pretty quickly.

Lyderies
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  #1180587 21-Nov-2014 09:34
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Ubisoft have an underlying procedure to screw the PC market. The guys in charge are idiots and have always made stupid claims like 30fps is better than 60fps and rying to keep PC graphics the same as consoles

Gamers could stop this simply by not preordering and waiting for the proper reviewers to do there job like Boogie2998 or total biscuit






I'm going to noob myself past judgement

 
 
 
 


UncleArk
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  #1181265 22-Nov-2014 14:35
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Well I had pre-purchased and pre-loaded FC4 on Steam and I have absolutely no problems playing and and cannot think of what anyone means by "unplayable at launch".

I'm running an i7 3770 3.4GHz and a GTX 970 and it runs fine with very high settings.

I am about 20 hours into playing it and loving every minute so far...

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  #1181271 22-Nov-2014 14:46
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meesham: I have a pretty large Steam library (187 games owned apparently) and tend to buy quite a few games but I stopped buying Ubisoft games a couple of years ago. When you get a better user experience using a pirated version of a game instead of using a proper version the company should realise they're doing DRM wrong, and as you say the amount of bugs suggests their QA isn't very good. The only recent-ish Ubisoft games I have I've obtained through Playstation Plus IGC which haven't been too bad.

I REALLY want Far Cry 4 for PC after playing a bit of Far Cry 3 at a friend's place but after watching a few reviews of it (especially Total Biscuit's PC Port review) I think I'll give it a miss, the constant frame rate drops would annoy me pretty quickly.


Yes, I also loved FC3, though it also was pretty average at Launch. I have a fairly beastly gaming PC (I7 4770K, 4 x SSD in RAID0, 16GB Memory and a GTX 970), and I can't play it right now as FPS are between 25-50. I have so many other games I am playing or haven't finished, I'll just shelve it for 2 weeks and look again later. Having said that, if I bought it two weeks later,  it would have been quite cheap. There ARE some fixes which most people report have worked for them in the forums, but I haven't tried them.

I play at 1440p.


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  #1181274 22-Nov-2014 14:47
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UncleArk: Well I had pre-purchased and pre-loaded FC4 on Steam and I have absolutely no problems playing and and cannot think of what anyone means by "unplayable at launch".

I'm running an i7 3770 3.4GHz and a GTX 970 and it runs fine with very high settings.

I am about 20 hours into playing it and loving every minute so far...


I'd be keen to see a Screenshot of your quality settings, but my machine is much higher spec and no way could I continue to persist with FPS of 25-50

JimmyH
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  #1181276 22-Nov-2014 14:50
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I will no longer buy Ubisoft games at all.

Too many issues with poor quality, and obnoxious DRM.

They need to treat their customers better if they want to keep them IMO.

Stan
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  #1182483 24-Nov-2014 23:33
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FC4 has been working well on ps4 and I understand the pc port is fairly well done...

 
 
 
 


JimmyC

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  #1183324 26-Nov-2014 14:34
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UncleArk: Well I had pre-purchased and pre-loaded FC4 on Steam and I have absolutely no problems playing and and cannot think of what anyone means by "unplayable at launch".

I'm running an i7 3770 3.4GHz and a GTX 970 and it runs fine with very high settings.

I am about 20 hours into playing it and loving every minute so far...


SLI seems to be causing a lot of issues and whilst the ghosting issue is super annoying, having any area that's in shadow appear as completely black is just not playable through. I have an Alienware M18 with dual 780GTX cards and with everything set to Ultra it runs really well from a frame rate perspective but the game is graphically broken.

I have since disabled one card, dropped the Ambient Occlusion setting to SSAO, lowered the anti-alisaing and dropped the fog and god ray settings completely so it runs to my preferred speed on the one card. Runs fine from a gameplay perspective but doesn't look nearly as good and is not what should be happening. 

Patch 1.4.0 came out overnight, but still no fix for the SLI issues I mention above... 



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