- Sep 8, 2010
This game does look really good. So far the only game that makes me want to buy the console for it. Still gonna need at least 4 more games for that to tempt me.
Oh for the love of. Please, shut up. If you're the kind of person who thinks this website would sully its reputation by having their biggest reviewer take a kickback for a good score, why do you even visit this websites review section? The last thing I would do for a website that I believed was taking a kick back is support them - you'd just be funding bad behavior. Jim has been nothing but a consumer advocate speaking out about the bullshit and abuses of the game industry - he has given no evidence in the slightest that he could be a crooked reviewer.RatherDull said:
It's JIM! C'mon among the few people you can trust for NOT shelling out a bought review he's one of them. It's not like what's his name with the 5-stars for that game that nobody can remember....RatherDull said:
I updated the drivers before I even downloaded the game. Still have the problems.The only solutions I've had were to either lock the FPS to 30, or play in borderless, the latter of which only sort of fixes the problem.GumbaMasta said:Have you updated your graphics drivers? That apparently fixed most issues I had with the graphic performance. That or it was the thirty pounds of dust motes I brushed out of the cooling fans.AnthrSolidSnake said:Per usual though, the PC port right now is terrible, at least for the majority of people it seems. Playing with my 780ti, I get horrible stutter, significant frame rate drops and screen tearing, making the game pretty much unplayable right now. Looks like I'll have to wait for a patch for a new game...again.
Kerethos said:I'll probably pick this up for the PC once the DLC surge is over and I can get the whole game at a reasonable price, as thus far I've been hearing mostly good things about it.
But I'm also hearing that there are issues with pop-in. I mean just look at footage while driving, seriously, that's so bad it hurts the gameplay. And that the PC port is poorly optimized and downscaled.
The way the police works is also very inconsistent, seeing as you can run down a bus stop, 3 streetlights and 5 people and no one calls the police. But pull out a gun while walking around, or steal a car, and bystanders (sometimes) call the police. The police will also fight side by side with a gang of armed thugs shooting up the streets to take you down - because apparently the police and the people carrying illegal firearms, and shooting up the streets, are bros.
Whether or not you're fine with the main character being a psychopathic criminal is more of a preferential thing, but personally I don't mind. He has to be, or the game would have to be very strict with what you're allowed to do. But I can see why some people would find that less appealing.
To be fair, after the doritogate incident, i think people have a right to be a tad cynical. This is too much but I think this cynicism may pay off with other sitesIceForce said:
I can take other peoples opinions from YouTube videos and pass them off as my own without playing this game too. An abysmal port though? Really? I think you're mistaking 'mediocre' or 'poorly optimized' with abysmal. Yeah, it's having frame rate issues. That can be fixed with a day one patch, or some optimization work. The game is completely playable however. Unless you're one of those people who cry about sub-60FPS (which means you apparently ignored all gaming up til a few years ago, but hey.)The Lunatic said:I imagine this game is pretty decent for the consoles.
Admittedly, it falls a bit short of the hype, but, for a PC game?
Really kinda poor. Port is abysmal, game is struggling to run on higher end rigs, despite really not being a particularly amazing looking game.
A lot of minor immersion elements are missing.
Kinda feels inferior to GTA IV in almost all "Open World" aspects.
Which is a little disappointing from a "Next Gen" title.
4.5 is perhaps a little bit generous.
I'll tell you what, Jim.
If I give you a Nexus 7, preloaded with literally all the furry porn I can find, will you lower the score to 4.0?
I've played the game.Rabid_meese said:I can take other peoples opinions from YouTube videos and pass them off as my own without playing this game too. An abysmal port though? Really? I think you're mistaking 'mediocre' or 'poorly optimized' with abysmal. Yeah, it's having frame rate issues. That can be fixed with a day one patch, or some optimization work. The game is completely playable however. Unless you're one of those people who cry about sub-60FPS (which means you apparently ignored all gaming up til a few years ago, but hey.)
The state of the PC port wasn't mentioned because he was not reviewing the PC version - in fact, if you read the review, its quite clear it was reviewed for the consoles. As for GTA doing everything better - Apples and Oranges. Driving is completely different. In world obstacles are completely different. I mean, if you want a "hire strippers and watch TV" simulator, I guess Watch Dogs is a let down. I also don't remember GTA5 having a dynamic Single/Multiplayer mix with contracts and stuff. I just remember a semi-broken online mode filled with a bunch of assholes.
Jim was not one of the journalists that got the Nexus 7 either. And in fact, most journalists who received the tablet ended up selling them off and donating the proceeds to charity, for exactly the reason that they didn't want people on the internet insinuating corruption on the reviewers part if the game ended up being good.
Oh, and reviews are objective, not subjective. A 4.5 is an objective score. You may not think the game is worthy of that score. You're free to make your own review and place the game at a rating you see fit. The reviewer is just as important as the review. If you don't agree with the reviewers stance, find a new reviewer. Cross analyze reviews. Etc.