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Wasn't this game suppose to come out 6+ months ago? I dont know what it was, but this game seemed relevant for 5 minutes then meh. Could just be me though.
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The gameplay and the animations look good. But compared to the E3 footage, the latest footage lacks a lot of post processing. Without it the game loses its dark ambience.

This reminds me of how much a gold filter changed the atmosphere of DXHR.
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I mean really though... Who doesn't polish the hell out of their E3 previews?
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I mean really though... Who doesn't polish the hell out of their E3 previews?

People use Far Cry 3 as an example, but look how that game turned out visually. On PC max settings, not too far off, the E3 versions appear to have more foliage and shadows but the final version isn't too far off. Meanwhile Watch Dogs took it to another level, I hope The Division and the Crew aren't Watch Dogs bad rolleyes.gif
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I mean really though... Who doesn't polish the hell out of their E3 previews?

Yeah, I've come to expect that but a preview is such a general term. Previews could mean anything from CGI filled cut scenes to actual game play. Some trailers shown at these conventions make you wonder if what you saw was actual game play or just a cinematic representation of game play.

But for Watch Dogs, there was no question what we were suppose to be watching. We were shown these demonstrations as though they were actual in game footage.
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Sigh... I think this is getting way more attention than it really deserves. No one has seen the PC version yet, though I do doubt they will have fume effects in the end user copies. (those amazing & beautiful explosions) It is Ubisoft after all. They have done nothing to hold my respect or trust in reason years.

The division looks good in theory, but i'm guessing in practice it's going to much less entertaining. Unless they allow 1000's of servers with only 15-20 people per server.
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Whilst it's fair to let them release the final game before making a judgement, showing something so significantly better and passing it off as gameplay graphics is a very bad idea, just look at the PR disaster it's caused.
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I do doubt they will have fume effects in the end user copies. (those amazing & beautiful explosions).

I don't think that was Fume, it'll be a combination of Nvidia's fluid engine and pre-rendered sprites, if that was FumeFX the creative team failed.
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http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2014/03/07/an-attempt-to-understand-watch-dogs-graphics-downgrade/


According to this article, the footage shown was a "vertical slice" of gameplay that had visuals turned up to the max on consoles, which they (more than likely) knew they would not be able to duplicate in regular gameplay.

In other words, it's basically the same as pre-rendering a specific sequence of footage that looks like regular gameplay and presenting it as such. They clearly knew people were going to take away the impression that this was what we understand as "in-game footage."
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http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2014/03/07/an-attempt-to-understand-watch-dogs-graphics-downgrade/


According to this article, the footage shown was a "vertical slice" of gameplay that had visuals turned up to the max on consoles, which they (more than likely) knew they would not be able to duplicate in regular gameplay.

In other words, it's basically the same as pre-rendering a specific sequence of footage that looks like regular gameplay and presenting it as such. They clearly knew people were going to take away the impression that this was what we understand as "in-game footage."

Yup! Your average gamer isn't aware of these tactics and will naively preorder/buy the game. Even if most of the E3 footage was run on high end pc hardware, those same individuals would just assume their consoles would be capable of something similar.
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I remember the consensus of the 2012 reveal that it was a quite impressive taster or half step to next gen

I guess with the samaritan demo people got carried away.still we've not seen the pc version plus rain wind effects, low sun setting can really help things
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