An overview of Ubisofts downgraded games (video)

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Hah, intersting compilation video. This comparison shows differences inbetween E3 demos and the retail version of recent Ubisoft games. I encourage you to not only focus on textures or lighting, but a...

    An overview of Ubisofts downgraded games (video)
     
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    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    Made me laugh greatly, and reasures me that not buying ubicrap games is the right way for me personally.
     
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    Wow, I knew about the downgrades, but seeing them side by side with the demos is frightening. BTW was it me or even the sound assets were downgraded(Rainbow part of the video)?
     
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    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    It was, it was even noted that it's not only graphics downgrades.
     

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    People should really stop buying heavily downgraded games and they should really stop pre-ordering games. And we should stop buying crap DLC's.
     
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    Let's see if they become more honest as Vivendi lmao.
     
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    Wow!, Just Wow! I knew it was going on, particularly in WD, but to see it all side-by-side like that really beggars belief.

    What I don't understand is why they do this? Is it that they build these huge Worlds, spend months manicuring great assets, texture maps, and shaders on an overpowered devkit?, i.e., so when compiled for the actual target console they realise its overspecced and they have to downgrade for FPS or resolution? Is it pressure from Sony, MS, or Ubisoft Execs to normalise content across all console and PC graphics 'just' to ensure sales on the target console platform?

    I haven't enjoyed an Ubisoft game since AC:Blackflag. I most certainly would never pre-order an Ubisoft title after watching that video.
     
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  8. fantaskarsef

    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    You do understand why they do this ;)

    Yeah, it has to run on consoles, they like annoying the smaller part of their sales, PC community, than miss out on 5 million sold console copies... it's a business decision. It's just a shame they could do so much better, push their energy into obviously better graphics, and then they have to throw it away. It's just that those games have to run on old hardware, and even with downgraded resolution it seems to still stress consoles with lots of effects.
     
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    Boycott Ubisoft for false/deceptive advertising. It's a big joke.
     
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    First YT comment under the vid lol
     

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    I really like, how this article came out 2 min after the "WatchDogs 2 Hello World Teaser".
     
  12. Xuanzang

    Xuanzang Master Guru

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    lol !! And he is absolutely right.:nerd:
     
  13. kosh_neranek

    kosh_neranek Master Guru

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    Not that it would be a surprise but this video is scandalous.One should be able to get a full refund at anytime without questions especially when preordering and ideally be able to sue them.Imagine McDonalds advertising their new burger only to find out that once you buy it in real world it's gonna miss tomatoes,mayo and the meat will be from rats..So happy I haven't spent a single penny on UBI in years.And it will surely stay that way :puke2:
     
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    To be honest I think it should be illegal to show a game at the top graphics end but then downgrade it to the point it looks like a completely different game these company's that promote a fantastically good looking games then sell us a completely downgrade item not just in sound but graphics as well is a disgrace:bang:
     
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    Uh, I didn't read the description properly, sorry about that, but still - the guns and the sound effects are abysmal compared to the demo :(
     

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    Didn't try to bash you, I was surprised myself that I could actually hear the difference. Not that my hearing is bad (it's actually above average for my age), but that a yt video and my work laptop's speakers could bring it out!
     
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    Bashing? Where was it? :D Don't worry - it is a habit of mine to apologize for mistake, that was noted :)
    BTW, I agree with the others - there shouldn't be such practices and if there are - they must be punished. That being said though, even The Witcher 3 had that, but it's still a beautiful game(+ oh, that amazing soundtrack).
     
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    I bought Far Cry 4 for few bucks on Steam sale, and i don't complain :)
     
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    And i though Watch dogs looked good, until i saw what that video. lol

    Oh well, thankfully i never pre-order or buy at launch these days, so i am free of getting caught out on this stuff, but bummer for the pre-order crowd. lol
     
  20. fantaskarsef

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    Could have gotten it for free, still politely declined ;)
    But you're right, on a budget things look different. Not much to complain about graphical fidelity if you don't pay 60€ launch price, the pricing argument changes things greatly (or if the game is already a year old etc.)
     

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