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Here's yet another example of a developer showing one thing and delivering something different. This crap needs to stop. It really is false advertising/baiting and switching. I understand consoles are far inferior to pc hardware but even when you demo a game at a convention like e3 running on pc, the majority of the masses will believe their consoles are going to look the same. While they may be incompetent to the inner workings of the game industry's advertising/marketing tactics and scheming, they are not at fault for it. These big time developers/publishers need to be held accountable and I am not just suggesting we stop purchasing their products. I am suggesting legal action and punishment.

http://hothardware.com/News/Irate-Gamers-Launch-Campaign-Over-Dark-Souls-II-Console-Graphics-Downgrade/

If the PC version....
I played the PS3 Alpha/Beta thing, I found the graphics to resemble somewhat of this april footage, seems weird that this happened, possible art style change?
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I will be playing this on PC and really hope they fix and ramp up the graphics but this really sucks. I was watching some YouTube gameplay videos and even though we know those videos are compressed, I couldn't help but notice plenty of low quality textures and really poor fire effects. These textures and effects looked worse than Dark Souls 1. Maybe they had to lower settings to keep a decent framerate as we all know the previous Dark Souls had issues, BUT they need to be honest and upfront about it and not claim the "new" engine is built with "next-gen in mind" and then implement poor quality textures and effects.

Regarless, I really hope the PC version will be good looking as they officially said alrealy that it will have "higher resolution textures and 60 fps".
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The console version looks terrible, even for Xbox 360/PS3. It looks worse than Dark Souls.

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In other news, Intel announces all new SNAIL'S PACE chips. Citing a Forbes article as a source, Intel believes that a CPU that is too fast is "distracting".

I lol'ed hard on that. Thanks. tongue.gif
 
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If a last gen console gamer is complaining about graphics, they should open up their wallets and pick up a new next-gen console and/or PC.
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Here's yet another example of a developer showing one thing and delivering something different. This crap needs to stop. It really is false advertising/baiting and switching. I understand consoles are far inferior to pc hardware but even when you demo a game at a convention like e3 running on pc, the majority of the masses will believe their consoles are going to look the same. While they may be incompetent to the inner workings of the game industry's advertising/marketing tactics and scheming, they are not at fault for it. These big time developers/publishers need to be held accountable and I am not just suggesting we stop purchasing their products. I am suggesting legal action and punishment. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Its not a bait and switch. From software has repitedly staited that for Dark Souls II the PC is the lead platform.
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Dark Souls creator Hidetaka Miyazaki has confirmed that PC is the lead platform for the game.
source --> http://www.gameplanet.com.au/xbox-360/news/g51671efa40b72/Dark-Souls-II-PC-is-lead-platform-will-run-at-60-FPS/

Furthermore there has been beta footage of the PS3 version out for quite a while as well so its not like from software where hiding what the PS3 version looked like and anyone who though it was unacceptable could have undone their pre-order (assuming they where stupid enough to pre order based on E3 footage)
    
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I wouldn't call it false advertising. Anything "in development" is bound to change somehow. The buyers could have waited for reviews before buying it too.

Haven't you ever compared a concept car vs the actual production version?

Change for the worse though? This seems like common practice anymore with developers. I don't buy that it was a premature design flaw or an accident. They knew, for the most part, what consoles vs pc are capable of and yet they push pc hardware to the limit in these demos and they expect me to believe it was a developmental oversight?

Well no offense to console gamers but a lot of them (if not most) are not very tech savvy which is probably the reason they're gaming on console and not a pc. The simplicity of just popping in a disc and instant gratification is appealing. I expect them to see gameplay footage and believe it is an actual representation of what the final product should look like. But the truth is you can't anymore. Some of these games aren't even close to the way the formerly looked. It's just wrong.
Edited by h2spartan - 3/17/14 at 1:45pm
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Its not a bait and switch. From software has repitedly staited that for Dark Souls II the PC is the lead platform.
source --> http://www.gameplanet.com.au/xbox-360/news/g51671efa40b72/Dark-Souls-II-PC-is-lead-platform-will-run-at-60-FPS/

Furthermore there has been beta footage of the PS3 version out for quite a while as well so its not like from software where hiding what the PS3 version looked like and anyone who though it was unacceptable could have undone their pre-order (assuming they where stupid enough to pre order based on E3 footage)

PC lead platform? that's a shocker, considering we had to ask to buy the original Dark Souls rolleyes.gif
Cant complain however.
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Well, it is ~7.5 year old budget hardware, not sure what people expected while maintaining a good resolution and 30-60fps

If someone told me the "good" half of that preview vid was running on ps3 at a good resolution and FPS, i would have laughed at them; so all in all this is somewhat disappointing if it was not made clear that old hardware versions would look so bad, but not all too surprising
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So for the PC version should they also show the game running at minimum graphics settings, or better yet, every possible graphic configuration so as to not "mislead" consumers?
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