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« Reply #560 on: June 20, 2014, 12:21:17 AM »

Oh no worries, I'm not anti-PC.  I've probably been playing on my PC more than either of my consoles lately.  It's just that temple's config fiddling is much more nightmare inducing for me than it once was. 
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« Reply #561 on: June 20, 2014, 02:05:22 AM »

Quote from: jztemple2 on June 19, 2014, 09:18:37 PM

Does anyone know what the setting in Graphics "GPU Max Buffered Frames" does or should be set at? I have a GTX 780 and I've tried it at "1" and up at "5" and I can't tell a difference. Is it only for lesser video cards or something like that?


I can't speak to how Buffered Frames affects Watch Dogs specifically, but broadly speaking, it's intended to smooth out frame rate stutters.  A higher number of pre-rendered frames will diminish frame rate drops, but also introduce more input lag and a "floatier feel" to the game.

If you cannot perceive any difference in the settings, you should keep it at "1" or even "0."

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« Reply #562 on: June 20, 2014, 02:08:11 AM »

yes, and all JZ is doing is trying to push his system because he can.  With the console, you have to settle at whatever that hardware gives you.  I'd much rather have choices
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« Reply #563 on: June 20, 2014, 02:20:22 AM »

And of course a lot of the reason is that for the first time since 2003 I have a pretty good gaming computer and I want to wring out of it what I can before the inevitable obsolescence sets in... the computer, not me... I hope icon_wink
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« Reply #564 on: June 20, 2014, 03:30:50 AM »

any game with multiplayer, I'd much rather everyone be on equal footing with regard to graphical quality and performance.  Player without shadows for example, means you can't hide in them.  It's bullshit in competitive games.
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« Reply #565 on: June 21, 2014, 05:49:52 AM »

So, I've reached 50 hours of gameplay on Watch_Dogs. Just completed Act III with nine campaign missions to go. 64% completion. I'm still really enjoying the game.
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« Reply #566 on: June 21, 2014, 09:30:40 AM »

Quote from: raydude on June 19, 2014, 01:11:00 PM

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Quote from: Rip on June 18, 2014, 11:20:31 PM

I always wondered who it was that bought all those cheesy shirts that only someone on vacation should dare wear.

Now I know.
One man's cheesy is another man's freedom of expression slywink

Or yet another man's attire on "Aloha Fridays" at the Catholic HS in Hawaii. Sooo much better than wearing a shirt and tie.

When I was in Vietnam with family, I deliberately bought one of the douchebaggiest hawaiian shirt they had on same super cheap there, and wore it for a day.

I got the nastiest of looks I have ever seen from tourists and locals alike. Tongue
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« Reply #567 on: June 21, 2014, 06:33:05 PM »

Quote from: Turtle on June 21, 2014, 09:30:40 AM

Quote from: raydude on June 19, 2014, 01:11:00 PM

Quote from: jztemple2 on June 19, 2014, 12:14:39 AM

Quote from: Rip on June 18, 2014, 11:20:31 PM

I always wondered who it was that bought all those cheesy shirts that only someone on vacation should dare wear.

Now I know.
One man's cheesy is another man's freedom of expression slywink

Or yet another man's attire on "Aloha Fridays" at the Catholic HS in Hawaii. Sooo much better than wearing a shirt and tie.

When I was in Vietnam with family, I deliberately bought one of the douchebaggiest hawaiian shirt they had on same super cheap there, and wore it for a day.

I got the nastiest of looks I have ever seen from tourists and locals alike. Tongue

That's why I go for the classy tropical shirts, or I should say that my wife does, as she picks them out for me. I have no idea, but apparently it has to do with the size of the print, the way the shirt is cut (does the design carry across the center and the pocket), the colors and the material, which should always be silk, although there are different finishes to silk, something else I knew nothing about.

By the way, I updated my Nvidia drivers to the 340.43 beta, still getting a bit of stuttering, but maybe less than before.
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« Reply #568 on: June 22, 2014, 03:51:30 AM »

Man, this is killing me. I'm still playing the campaign but I've reached the max level 50 of Aiden, so all these XP points I'm gaining aren't doing anything for me icon_frown
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« Reply #569 on: June 22, 2014, 06:04:30 AM »

Finished the main campaign, 75% completion overall. The main story was pretty lame, and I finally got to the point that I reach in some games that I was just getting through the last few missions just to get it over with. Not that the missions weren't well put together, but the story line just lost my interest and there are only so many times I can do car chases and hacking jobs. I'll go back and do some more of the side missions sometime. I've put in 57 hours on the game, so I've come close to my one dollar per one hour of gameplay ratio I like to achieve.
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« Reply #570 on: June 22, 2014, 10:27:56 PM »

Traded in Watch Dogs today for $42.50 credit towards The Last of Us Remastered. I was not going to trade in any games this generation, but when they're giving those kinds of crazy trade-in values it's really hard to resist.
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« Reply #571 on: July 20, 2015, 04:05:31 PM »

I'm finally getting around to playing this. It's interesting to see the approach to sandbox here as it relates to other sandbox games. It's doesn't have the ambitious size and detail of a GTA or AC game, although I'm still on Act 1 so perhaps more will open up, but somehow they've packed a lot of personality into it. The high tech / hacker motif is ingrained in everything. I also think hacking was implemented really well - it's fun to infiltrate buildings using a mix of hacks and combat, or to hack the traffic lights at an intersection as you pass through it so pursuers run into the traffic.

At first I was overwhelmed by the amount of side stuff to do, so I just ignored it all and over time slowly started dabbling in them. Most of the side stuff seems to unlock new skills, so it's a cool approach to simply participate in the activities that unlock a skill you're interested in.

Overall I think this is a good starting point for a new franchise. I'm hoping Watch Dogs 2 follows the lead of games like Assassin's Creed 2 and Uncharted 2 which expanded and improved on the original game.
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« Reply #572 on: July 21, 2015, 03:35:03 AM »

I completed W_D months ago and enjoyed it. And, unusual for me, I completed the whole campaign. I too think this is a good start for the franchise, and they did a good job with the companion apps as well. It needs a better story next time, with better characters as well.
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« Reply #573 on: July 21, 2015, 06:27:42 PM »

Quote from: Eco-Logic on July 20, 2015, 08:23:18 PM

Agree completely with your last paragraph.  It's a good start, not near what I wanted, but if they can improve like UC and AC (to an extent at least), I'm in intrigued.

I personally feel Ubisoft have lost their touch and of all large developers I've lost way more faith in them.

I think Ubi is still in touch with reality. They've acknowledged most of their issues (technical issues, graphics downgrades, etc) and have vowed to rectify the problems. For example, Ubisoft has shown more confidence with AC Syndicate, demoing large amounts of content, in real-time, well ahead of release. I'm expecting this release to follow the tradition of good year / bad year / good year and be a good AC year  icon_cool

I have to throw a disclaimer out: Next week I'll be an Ubisoft employee, so my perspective is biased.
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« Reply #574 on: July 21, 2015, 06:34:13 PM »

I tried playing watchdogs twice, and both times my interest waned right after meeting up with that female hacker and exploring some unmanned base that turned into your headquarters (I assume).

I'm still not sure why the game didn't hold my interest. It had solid mechanics, a good variation in gameplay, and the hacking was fairly well implemented. I had hoped for a greater emphasis on hacking. I also recall not liking the protagonist, and the evil entity you were fighting against wasn't very well defined.

I would try Watchdogs 2, but it wouldn't be high on my radar. Maybe I just didn't play far enough to let the game spread its wings.
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