I disagree with the self-sabotage point. I primarily play games on PC and haven't had any interest in picking up a console this generation, regardless of exclusives (sorry Bloodborne!) The lower price point of the One S and the fact a bunch of my XBLA purchases from last generation are playable on the current system pushes Microsoft ahead of the competition, imo. I think I would've already picked up an Xbox if I wasn't waiting to see how things shake out with the NX. Either way, I'm finding myself surprisingly interested in picking up a console now seeing as I couldn't give two pups about Sony, Microsoft or Nintendo's offerings this time last year.
R290x here. Same issue. I read somewhere that rolling back to the Catalyst Omega (14.12) drivers fixes the problem. Looks like we get to choose between crappy GTA V performance or the Dead Woods stage in MKX being a pixellated fever dream.
I picked up the upgrade yesterday. I already had the DX9 version but I didn't own any of the DLC so I figured I might as well. I've played up to the forest of fallen giants and the only real differences I've noticed are a little more detail on the character models (DX11 tessellation, I think) and better lighting. I'd need to see a comparison but I think this version might be From's attempt at addressing the lighting downgrade that the internet went berserk over when the game first released. There's an area upstairs from the bonfire where you first meet merchant hag melentia and I needed to bring a lit torch to navigate that room because it was so dark. It also seems like any well-lit areas are way brighter than they used to be.
Angry OP: This is my first Souls game. I've only played a few hours and I don't like it so now I have to create a topic complaining about how terrible I think the game is. I know the Souls games have a huge following of loyal fans so I'm going to go out of my way to use charged language, that'll get a rise out of them. I just can't understand how anyone could actually praise this game, seeing as I don't like it. I'm not a troll, honest. All of my opinions are fact.
Angry Souls fans: What?! Someone doesn't like a Souls game? They have a different opinion to us? Light the torches. Grab the pitchforks, halberds and giant hammers. Ready your most patronising insults. Let's all band together to tear this idiot a new one. All our opinions are fact, too.
Angry Souls not-fans: Here comes the Souls entourage! Look at these assholes, tearing into OP like that. What a bunch of douchebags. Why don't you play good games, douchebags? Our opinions are also fact.