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#1 Edited by NoRemnants (378 posts) -

I recently read that DriveClub is currently running at 30fps but the developers hope they will be able to get it up to 60fps by release. This made me wonder why developers don't lock their games to something in between, such as 45fps.

From what I understand, most games that can't hit 60 lock at 30 instead of running unlocked due to vsync/tearing issues. Wouldn't locking at 45fps negate the vsync and tearing issues that an unlocked framerate would have since it's exactly 3/4 of the common 60hz refresh rate? It would give the developers a nice middle ground between graphics and performance.

Maybe I'm just ignorant as to the true reason they lock at either 30 or 60. If so, let me know.

#2 Edited by NoRemnants (378 posts) -

Yep. They can also damage you if you start an event (when you are sitting waiting for it to start). Like Jeff said, this game has some great ideas but executes on them pretty poorly.

#3 Posted by NoRemnants (378 posts) -

@pompouspizza: Mine says 16GB when I hit Options > Information on the NFS tile.

#4 Posted by NoRemnants (378 posts) -

@seppli: It's mostly scenes with bright sunlight. There are scenes in BF4 that look great but any map where you are outside in direct sunlight it gets really harsh looking. This applies to all of NFS Rivals since the entire thing is outside.

With PVZ they don't have a super bright light source anywhere. It's very overcast looking. If you look at the first gamplay trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYjUrHOY7A4) it has the same harsh look to it.

I've only ever noticed it with Frostbite games. If anyone has any examples of games that use a similar style and don't use Frostbite I'd like to see them.

#5 Edited by NoRemnants (378 posts) -

This seems to be a Frostbite specific style. The lighting in pretty much all frostbite games seems very harsh. Especially when a scene has direct sunlight.

#6 Edited by NoRemnants (378 posts) -

Is it just me or is it almost impossible to escape the cops at times. I can repeatedly get the "escaping" meter on screen and it fills all the way and then suddenly it just reverts to "persuit resumed" for no reason. No cops around me, I haven't driven past any speed cameras, nothing. It's incredibly frustrating. It's almost as if there is a roll of the dice behind the scenes as to if you actually have evaded the cops, and if it decides you haven't, it just spawns some behind you.

#7 Edited by NoRemnants (378 posts) -

It was downloading the extra data. What is your connection like?

#8 Posted by NoRemnants (378 posts) -

The online aspect is very disappointing. The city feels small and uninteresting compared to something like Burnout Paradise. Racing is fun but I have noticed quite a few bugs (side swiping a guard rail and being instantly turned around to face the other way, Respawning facing a cliff/wall, etc.)

#9 Edited by NoRemnants (378 posts) -

It's just a cable. It should be perfectly fine. If it were a power brick like the XBO I would say no.

#10 Posted by NoRemnants (378 posts) -

Anyone know where to find the rankings for teams/individual streams by money raised?