Is it only me or does the game look kind of bad on PC?

#1 Posted by mak_wikus (523 posts) -

For me it looks... bland. Sure, nice textures, car models, etc. But the lighting is like it doesn't exist. No bloom, no HDR, no post-processing or whatever. I've seen people talking about film grain and vignetting. I don't have that.

My settings are maxed out(all two of them, thanks for the real PC experience, Ubisoft).

My specs: i3 540 3,06ghz, 4gb of ram, AMD Radeon 5770.

#2 Edited by Thalamus42 (7 posts) -

Try reducing one of the two options. For me at least, the lighting does look much better with AA switched off. Playing in 1920x1080, the jaggies are practically not an issue.

#3 Posted by Rhaknar (5939 posts) -

its not like the game is a looker on any system anyway (not bashing the game, actually quite interested in it)

#4 Posted by SlasherMan (1725 posts) -

I can't really offer any useful tips regarding this particular title, but why would you even bother with Ubisoft games on PC anymore? It's unfortunate, but they clearly don't care enough to give you a product worthy of purchase. Ubisoft are on my ignore list, personally. Even their currently "best" franchise (Assassin's Creed) is overrated, IMHO.

To each their own, I suppose.

#5 Posted by Thalamus42 (7 posts) -
@Rhaknar: I actually find it quite impressive, technically. It has a astonishing draw distance, cramps a expansive rendition of SF with many landmarks and distinctive traits of the districts into the memory, allowing you to zoom into birds eye view and shift to the other side of the bay area in a wink, with no loading whatsoever. The streets are much more busy than in comparable open world games, the vehicles look good and all come with really detailed cockpit views, which I found especially notable.
Screenshots may do not really do the games technical achievement justice, but seeing it in motion and watching it all neatly fit together, I really do think this is a beatiful game to look at.
#6 Posted by dcgc (878 posts) -

Visually I think it looks decent. It is open-world and you can get to another part of the city without loadings or anything sort of that stuff. The setting is really good, giving it (like Jeff said) a 70's cop show vibe. The only thing that I disliked about this game (and maybe because I was playing with a keyboard, or maybe because I was driving crappy cars) is the core of a racing game: the handling/physics of the car. It was so heavy to drive it or it looked like it had butter on the tires. I don't know, I still wanted to give the game a shot but with this kind of driving in the game, I'm gonna have to refuse. also, the keybind's for this game (the default one's) are not well chosen. I always would screw up the Shift key and then missed a chance to stop the fleeing car that I was chasing, for example. Also, when I switch with the Shift mechanic, the AI driving the car for me, is not that great.
Overall, I think that people should give this game an opportunity because of it's "unique concept", in a way that they are using Messiah's idea on cars. But I completely understand if people just won't pick or understand the controls and even a correct or better way to control/handle the car.

#7 Posted by Rowr (5625 posts) -

@SlasherMan said:

I can't really offer any useful tips regarding this particular title, but why would you even bother with Ubisoft games on PC anymore? It's unfortunate, but they clearly don't care enough to give you a product worthy of purchase. Ubisoft are on my ignore list, personally. Even their currently "best" franchise (Assassin's Creed) is overrated, IMHO.

To each their own, I suppose.

Brotherhood looks pretty awesome at Max in 1920 by 1080.

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