The Watch Dogs Hype Thread of 8.0 Goodness (Hype Met)

#201 Edited by speedfreak48t5p (8143 posts) -

@silversix_ said:

So how are Xbone graphics? Surpassed 360/ps3 version or not yet?

About as crappy as PS4's visuals.

#202 Edited by LadyBlue (3929 posts) -

@Ballroompirate said:

@ladyblue said:

@Ballroompirate said:

@ladyblue said:

@Ballroompirate said:

Game is soooo fun, seriously nothin like getting chased by cops just to frak with the lights and cause a 5 car pile up. My only issue so far is the stuttering while driving, other than that having a blast with this game.

How's the melee combat?

Is it like AC or entirely different.

It's the usual press button (in this case B since I use a 360 controller for my PC) and Aiden does a take down, the animation is a lot more fluid so far than anything in Assassins Creed.

So it's like AC where you have to counter?

I'm okay with this if that's the case. GTA4 combat was horrible.

I haven't tried to straight up melee someone, just have done the typical stealth take downs or if I'm about to get caught I quickly melee them to take them out.

Let us know. :P

#203 Posted by silversix_ (14788 posts) -

@speedfreak48t5p said:

@silversix_ said:

So how are Xbone graphics? Surpassed 360/ps3 version or not yet?

About as crappy as PS4's visuals.

with the added spice of 792p particles and shadows? who needs them. Next gen needs no shadows.

#204 Posted by PhazonBlazer (11913 posts) -

Any impressions on the PS3 version?

#205 Edited by lamprey263 (24153 posts) -

I'm sure the game is fun. Ubisoft will do an Assassin's Creed thingy, first game will be decent and show promise, second game will generate even more hype and consumer support, then they'll milk it over the next decade.

#206 Edited by getyeryayasout (7599 posts) -

@ladyblue: Haven't seen a way to remove the duster jacket, although you can change into different colored jackets.

#207 Edited by ReadingRainbow4 (14429 posts) -

You know what? this game plays just fine with my variable 35-50 fps, usually averages on 40. I had to take my OC off because for whatever reason watchdogs absolutely hates it on compared to every other game I have and my card isn't even getting that hot. On all high settings and hbao+ and for the most part it runs great, gun fights are perfectly acceptable, 60 fps really has no bearing on the gameplay at all.

The moment a fucking car chase happens, oh my god the constant hitching, which is definitely not acceptable to me and I'm seeing it mentioned all over the place, so gladly I'm not the only one experiencing it but honestly I wouldn't be able to consider myself a pc gamer if my game worked as intended at release.

I hate how I can't do drive by's tho. Let's be honest Aiden is an asshole, he's no hero.

#208 Edited by hoosier7 (3843 posts) -

@ReadingRainbow4: I agree with the last bit. I've been stealing all kind's of people's personal savings by hacking their bank accounts yet Aiden doesn't give a fuck. I swear i've robbed people with the descriptions takes in the homeless and donates to charity and one on an income of like $10,000. He's no vigilante, he's on his own power trip.

#209 Edited by ReadingRainbow4 (14429 posts) -

@hoosier7 said:

@ReadingRainbow4: I agree with the last bit. I've been stealing all kind's of people's personal savings by hacking their bank accounts yet Aiden doesn't give a fuck. I swear i've robbed people with the descriptions takes in the homeless and donates to charity and one on an income of like $10,000.

Seriously there's no justification for his behavior, b-b-but my dead niece.

Are you fucking kidding me? The story is so stupid. So far Jordi is a gem tho so at least it's redeemed in some aspect with some cool supporting characters.

#210 Posted by santoron (7774 posts) -

After all the pre-launch drama around here it was nice to finally sit down with the game for a few hours. IMO it looks great and while limited to 30fps, in my experience it never noticeably dips (PS4).

Haven't spent much time on the missions (mostly because there are so many different types of side missions I wanted to try out) but it's pretty clear the story isn't going to be the strong suit of this game. Even so, with so much to do and a great playground to do them in I'm going to get my money's worth out of the title with ease.

#211 Edited by ReadingRainbow4 (14429 posts) -

Also I turned all settings to low and I still get that awful stutter. lmao.

Hilarious.

#212 Posted by CrownKingArthur (4894 posts) -

@ReadingRainbow4: what have you set up regarding

gpu max buffered frames

and vsync frames

i run a max buffered frames of 1, with no vsync. i'm shooting my milky load at 60 fps. a little bird tells me that the gpu max buffered frames is the culprit for stutters, keep her at one.

if she's already at one then ... well, i offer my condolences.

#213 Posted by Ballroompirate (23029 posts) -

@ladyblue: you have to be in combat to engage someone with a melee attack or if someone is trying to sneak up on you/invade you the melee option is prompt towards that person.

@ReadingRainbow4 said:

Also I turned all settings to low and I still get that awful stutter. lmao.

Hilarious.

Try it in borderless mode with TXAA or w/e and turn off vsync (having reflections turned down also might help). I did that and went from full stutter while driving to very little.

#214 Posted by Big_Pecks (5349 posts) -

Inconsistent seems to be the name of the game. At least it's doing the main point of the game right.

#215 Edited by ReadingRainbow4 (14429 posts) -

@Ballroompirate said:

@ladyblue: you have to be in combat to engage someone with a melee attack or if someone is trying to sneak up on you/invade you the melee option is prompt towards that person.

@ReadingRainbow4 said:

Also I turned all settings to low and I still get that awful stutter. lmao.

Hilarious.

Try it in borderless mode with TXAA or w/e and turn off vsync (having reflections turned down also might help). I did that and went from full stutter while driving to very little.

I've been running it with Vsync off, aa on or off seems to make no difference, I'm still getting unplayable stutter.

Trying to drive to his sisters house is an exercise in frustration, lmao.

It seems after the first mission, the intro. This shit started happening. gtx 580, i7 920 4.2 gigz, 6gb ram, windows 8.1.

Nothings overheating., even with my OC'd card it wasn't. This games so weird.

Tried borderless, getting the same shit. No matter what visual options I select.

latest WHQL nvidia drivers as well for those wondering. Recently played wolfenstein and it ran at a consistent 60 all maxed out as a point of reference.

#216 Posted by GoldenElementXL (3286 posts) -

The game is much better than the internet would lead you to believe on PS4. I'm actually impressed. 900p isn't all that bad after all Cows.

#217 Posted by ReadingRainbow4 (14429 posts) -

@GoldenElementXL said:

The game is much better than the internet would lead you to believe on PS4. I'm actually impressed. 900p isn't all that bad after all Cows.

It seems better than the pc version right now, can't even play this shit.

#218 Posted by Alucard_Prime (3033 posts) -

Loving it so far, fun game, great graphics.

#219 Posted by bigblunt537 (6869 posts) -

@ReadingRainbow4 said:

@GoldenElementXL said:

The game is much better than the internet would lead you to believe on PS4. I'm actually impressed. 900p isn't all that bad after all Cows.

It seems better than the pc version right now, can't even play this shit.

Same here. No matter what settings I choose on my GTX 760 the performance is terrible. Luckily it came free with the graphics card or I'd be pretty pissed right now.

#220 Posted by Ballroompirate (23029 posts) -

@ReadingRainbow4: my 760 gets to 81 degree while playing Watch Dogs, ironically it doesn't even get that hot while playing Arma 3...

#221 Posted by GoldenElementXL (3286 posts) -

@ReadingRainbow4: yikes. I plan on buying the PC version later on. I have a i7 3770k at 4.2, GTX 690 and 16 gigs of RAM. The reason I didn't go PC to begin with is because I have a 1440p monitor and running games near launch at that resolution is tough. I usually have to wait for the drivers to be ironed out and see how other 1440p gamers are doing. We all know Ubisofts track record with PC games.

#222 Posted by ReadingRainbow4 (14429 posts) -

@Ballroompirate said:

@ReadingRainbow4: my 760 gets to 81 degree while playing Watch Dogs, ironically it doesn't even get that hot while playing Arma 3...

I don't think I've ever seen my 580 go above 72c.

Regardless it shouldn't even matter if it does, cards these days have high heat ceilings.

Gonna try that pagefile fix.

Hope this works.

#223 Posted by Ballroompirate (23029 posts) -

@ReadingRainbow4 said:

@Ballroompirate said:

@ReadingRainbow4: my 760 gets to 81 degree while playing Watch Dogs, ironically it doesn't even get that hot while playing Arma 3...

I don't think I've ever seen my 580 go above 72c.

Regardless it shouldn't even matter if it does, cards these days have high heat ceilings.

Gonna try that pagefile fix.

Hope this works.

Also haters gonna hate, love Aiden. Nothin like stopping a mugging, beat the crap out of the criminal while stealing/hacking $2,000 from a guy that's right next to Aiden after I stop the mugger lol.

#224 Posted by CrownKingArthur (4894 posts) -

mr rainbow did you look at the max buffered frames? i think its under 'display' rather than 'graphics' settings.

#225 Edited by ReadingRainbow4 (14429 posts) -

@Ballroompirate said:

@ReadingRainbow4 said:

@Ballroompirate said:

@ReadingRainbow4: my 760 gets to 81 degree while playing Watch Dogs, ironically it doesn't even get that hot while playing Arma 3...

I don't think I've ever seen my 580 go above 72c.

Regardless it shouldn't even matter if it does, cards these days have high heat ceilings.

Gonna try that pagefile fix.

Hope this works.

Also haters gonna hate, love Aiden. Nothin like stopping a mugging, beat the crap out of the criminal while stealing/hacking $2,000 from a guy that's right next to Aiden after I stop the mugger lol.

The moment I was let loose on the street I had him steal $500 from an HIV positive man, I wish I could take my baton out and just whack people like crazy.

It's not like it really matters tho, in ubisofts chicago everyone is pretty well off, even if they look like they're homeless.

#226 Posted by lostrib (37606 posts) -

It's just fun to walk around in the world and profile people and stop the occasional crime--although I get spotted half the time

#227 Posted by ReadingRainbow4 (14429 posts) -

@CrownKingArthur said:

mr rainbow did you look at the max buffered frames? i think its under 'display' rather than 'graphics' settings.

I'm gonna check that out after I give pagefile fix a go, however I heard it added input lag :(

#228 Edited by CrownKingArthur (4894 posts) -
@ReadingRainbow4 said:

@CrownKingArthur said:

mr rainbow did you look at the max buffered frames? i think its under 'display' rather than 'graphics' settings.

I'm gonna check that out after I give pagefile fix a go, however I heard it added input lag :(

i would suspect that more buffered frames would increase lag. anyway i thought i'd suggest it because it helped reduce stuttering for another dude.

edit: just to be clear, keeping max buffered frames at 1, which should be the lowest value

#229 Edited by seanmcloughlin (38216 posts) -

Liking the game so far (about 3 hours). It's definitely better than expected and doing missions full sneak mode is awesome.

I hate the driving in the game though, it's feels floaty and arcadey. I don't feel connected to the car or anything.

Visuals are fantastic.... at times. Night time with rain or stormy weather in general looks magnificent but daytime lighting is flat and bland to look at. Texture work and pops ins are inconsistent too and I'm playing it absolutely maxed

#230 Edited by ReadingRainbow4 (14429 posts) -

That pagefile trick worked, there's still some stutter but it's nowhere near as bad.

I actually like the driving in this game more than gta 5, cars actually feel different somewhat.

Like the sports cars, holy shit those things can move, throwing on the e brake while rounding a corner is so satisfying. I also appreciate how they can take a beating and don't blow up right away. I went on a total rampage running over every person I saw.

Kind of easy to outrun the cops tho, although maybe I'm just a beast at driving.

#231 Edited by ReadingRainbow4 (14429 posts) -

That pagefile trick worked, there's still some stutter but it's nowhere near as bad.

I actually like the driving in this game more than gta 5, cars actually feel different somewhat.

Like the sports cars, holy shit those things can move, throwing on the e brake while rounding a corner is so satisfying. I also appreciate how they can take a beating and don't blow up right away. I went on a total rampage running over every person I saw.

Kind of easy to outrun the cops tho, although maybe I'm just a beast at driving.

The LOD distance is really kind of a bummer tho, Building will load their textures fairly close to where you are, cars will spawn out of nowhere while you're driving.

The graphics are a total mixed bag, playing on high with HBAO+ you get instanced where it's just nothing but grey and shitty textures, to some really good textures and instances where everything clicks like when you are near water, or when reflections are bouncing off vehicles, the depth of field is doing it's job and the weather is blowing tree's around and it's raining and is very atmospheric.

I almost wish they would have done what infamous did with it's weather, make it situational and fit the mood rather than random, maybe missions do that tho, I'm still very early in.

#232 Edited by Ballroompirate (23029 posts) -

@ReadingRainbow4 said:

That pagefile trick worked, there's still some stutter but it's nowhere near as bad.

I actually like the driving in this game more than gta 5, cars actually feel different somewhat.

Like the sports cars, holy shit those things can move, throwing on the e brake while rounding a corner is so satisfying. I also appreciate how they can take a beating and don't blow up right away. I went on a total rampage running over every person I saw.

Kind of easy to outrun the cops tho, although maybe I'm just a beast at driving.

The LOD distance is really kind of a bummer tho, Building will load their textures fairly close to where you are, cars will spawn out of nowhere while you're driving.

The graphics are a total mixed bag, playing on high with HBAO+ you get instanced where it's just nothing but grey and shitty textures, to some really good textures and instances where everything clicks like when you are near water, or when reflections are bouncing off vehicles, the depth of field is doing it's job and the weather is blowing tree's around and it's raining and is very atmospheric.

I almost wish they would have done what infamous did with it's weather, make it situational and fit the mood rather than random, maybe missions do that tho, I'm still very early in.

:P

#233 Edited by ReadingRainbow4 (14429 posts) -

One thing that's bugging me, is how npc's react to what's happening.

For example when you flick the stop lights from red to green It's like a magnet goes off and draws any car in the area to vicinity. I know damn well you had time to stop yet you still rear ended that guy.

Then they get out of their cars, perfectly healthy and start screaming "No,no,no! I don't want to die!"

Idk, I wish they would exchange insurance information or something more realistic, maybe some of them could even be hit and run drivers and keep going.

also, I ran past a bus stop with a woman inside on her phone, another dude just sitting there *mind you this is seethrough plexi glass I imagine* and there's this black dude straight up pissing on the side of the bus stop, you would think someone would kick his ass for indecent exposure.

What the fuck ubisoft.

#234 Edited by Ballroompirate (23029 posts) -

Freaking love this game (can run this game on high, but it stutters like mad so had to turn the settings to medium)

#235 Posted by ReadingRainbow4 (14429 posts) -

@Ballroompirate said:

Freaking love this game (can run this game on high, but it stutters like mad so had to turn the settings to medium)

You bastard you just ruined the dream :(, I hope we can both run this on high without stutter soon through some patches.

#236 Posted by Ballroompirate (23029 posts) -

@ReadingRainbow4: Game looks pretty good on high, I mean it's nothing to brag about (ok a little). The crappy thing is that damn stuttering while driving is insane, specially if you're getting chased by the cops.

#237 Edited by kipsta77 (1014 posts) -

Look good don't it.

#238 Edited by mjorh (802 posts) -

If they'd gone with this one , the sales would've been much better ! :D!

#239 Edited by mjorh (802 posts) -

@kipsta77 said:

Look good don't it.

Looks stunning !

You take pics by Fraps software? there seems no quality drop in this shots...

#240 Posted by PS4hasNOgames (1771 posts) -

Game is a complete flop, its been hyped for seems like nonstop every day for the past 2 years and it scores a blurry 8.

#241 Edited by kipsta77 (1014 posts) -

@mjorh Lol. I took the screenshots using Steam, so they are compressed.

#242 Posted by lostrib (37606 posts) -

@kipsta77 said:

@mjorh Lol. I took the screenshots using Steam, so they are compressed.

what settings?

#243 Posted by kipsta77 (1014 posts) -

@lostrib said:

@kipsta77 said:

@mjorh Lol. I took the screenshots using Steam, so they are compressed.

what settings?

Ultra. HBAO+ High.

Don't set the max GPU buffered frames past 3, keep it at 1 or 2.

#244 Edited by mjorh (802 posts) -

@kipsta77 said:

@lostrib said:

@kipsta77 said:

@mjorh Lol. I took the screenshots using Steam, so they are compressed.

what settings?

Ultra. HBAO+ High.

Don't set the max GPU buffered frames past 3, keep it at 1 or 2.

It's on 5 for me...just for decreasing the goddamn stutter!

#245 Edited by ReadingRainbow4 (14429 posts) -

Games working as intended guys.

A shot I took just after finding "badboi's" true identity, both aiden and her model completely disappeared leaving only my gun, people with floating heads and arms followed.

Naturally I killed everyone. What followed was floating cars.

yup.

Also the npc ai out of combat is just dumb as shit, They literally willingly drove to their slaughter not once trying to get away or drive the other direction, almost no reactions at all to my rampage.

#246 Edited by getyeryayasout (7599 posts) -

@ReadingRainbow4: I'm probably 8 or so hours into the PS4 version of the game and have finished maybe 5 or 6 campaign missions since there's so many side missions and mini-games. I haven't noticed much in the way of bugs and so far am really enjoying the game.

Having said that, you're right about the npc AI. For example, in GTA games I always liked how if you left your car sitting in the middle of the road, the AI would eventually range and smash your car out of the way or drive around, often to hilarious, dynamic results. Not the brain-dead citizens in Watchdogs' Chicago. They will patiently wait an eternity, while you go about your business. Maybe it's accurate since they'd have to have the patience of Job waiting for the Cubs to finally get it together, but I digress. :P

#247 Edited by withe1982 (450 posts) -

The random shit in this game is getting a bit much now... see text conversation below

Also graphic wise it really is a POS on PS4. Some pop in and every texture looks like ass until you get within 10 feet of it. Not as good as ACIV and about half as good as InFamous:SS.

It's fun to play though which I suppose is the point. Spent 3 hours just stealing money from random strangers and messing with traffic lights so I've only completed the opening mission.

#248 Edited by kipsta77 (1014 posts) -

Some more shots. I still can't get over how good this game looks!

#249 Posted by Heirren (17319 posts) -

So at first I really thought the main character was sort of bland--the definition of bland--dress him in current trends/etc. However, part of this generic aspect also gives the game this old-school rpg kind of feel, where parts of the main hero were left characterless on purpose so the player could fill those roles.

...yes an editor would have been idea, but then you've got to factor in voice overs, etc.

#250 Edited by harry_james_pot (10921 posts) -

Some screenshots. :)