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I am not as excited for Watch Dogs as I am for The Division...I hope they don't pull the same prank with The Division because I will be super pissed!
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This gameplay is what made me want to buy it, and itching for it.. but after what they've done to it.. idk.. The video even had the PS3/4 controller scheme buttons..

EXACTLY. If they do that to the The Division, all that fighting and petitioning for a PC version might go to waste..

If you look closely, there's an L3 button in the gameplay, I'm not sure what's that and I have a PS3 controller.. so that might be it.

 

L3 is the left analogue stick on Playstation control pads.
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Shame on you Ubisoft. mad.gif
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My post from the other related topic.
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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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Hopefully Ubi does speak about it but has someone with more knowledge on the situation than a PR person. Someone involved with the game's development. If the PC version will look exactly like the early demo, then why not just have someone come out and tell us? It's a really simple thing to do. Give us peace of mind and while doing so, helping your cause because that could only improve sales.
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My post from the other related topic.

Loved DX:HR, haven't played the director's cut. I can't believe they actually altered the artistic approach of the original game, that gold theme was a major part of the atmosphere, what were they thinking?
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There would be far less outrage if devs/publishers where strait up and honest about all this. They had to cut back on the graphics for the consoles, case closed moving on. Instead they do all this PR bullcrap. Sadly there also seams to be an increasing trend to pull bait and switches. I blame pre orders for this at least in part. The temptation the be dishonest about the game is far greater when you try to get people to buy the game in advance. If everyone refused to pre order and only bought games after reviewers have gotten their hands on the retail version I think we have much less of thees issues.

I agree too. Pre-ordering gives developers an incentive to focus on marketing the game more than building a quality game.

For games like Battlefield 4, you see these elaborate marketing campaigns (which I'm sure cost plenty) and then the actual product isn't even good, original or quality tested on release. It's typical corporate thinking IMO, where marketing matters more than the actual product. It's almost like the product itself becomes an afterthought to the marketing campaign.

I mean why else can they pull off flawless, elaborate, expensive marketing campaigns but release a product that doesn't even run correctly?
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I agree too. Pre-ordering gives developers an incentive to focus on marketing the game more than building a quality game.

For games like Battlefield 4, you see these elaborate marketing campaigns (which I'm sure cost plenty) and then the actual product isn't even good, original or quality tested on release. It's typical corporate thinking IMO, where marketing matters more than the actual product. It's almost like the product itself becomes an afterthought to the marketing campaign.

I mean why else can they pull off flawless, elaborate, expensive marketing campaigns but release a product that doesn't even run correctly?

Which makes me wonder how much of these AAA titles' budget goes to game development versus marketing. I wouldn't be surprised if the big name developers/publishers spend more on advertising. Maybe they should be spending a lot more on quality control.
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And how did the guy who posted that differentiate between the PS3 and PS4 controls? Pretty obvious that's the PS3 version, if true, not the PS4 version.

If you look closely, there's an L3 button in the gameplay, I'm not sure what's that and I have a PS3 controller.. so that might be it.

 

L3 is just clicking the left analog stick down, same for "R3"

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I am not as excited for Watch Dogs as I am for The Division...I hope they don't pull the same prank with The Division because I will be super pissed!
Oh don't worry they will. This isn't the first time Ubisoft has downgraded quality from the first reveal:

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