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khenaz
12-01-2012, 01:13 AM
I'm going to post some screenshots of what the game actually looks like on Ultra settings from a closer look , the ugly side of the game that i wish i had seen before buying , the game can look pretty but also very ugly and outdated , this is not an attempt at bashing the game but just a warning to people who are getting fooled by the high ratings and pretty screenshots

I'm going to post some pretty screenshots that i took when i started playing and was blown away by the visuals at first :

http://www5.picturepush.com/photo/a/11523858/1024/Far-Cry-3/Screenshot0011.png

http://www1.picturepush.com/photo/a/11523854/1024/Far-Cry-3/Screenshot0010.png

But this is what you should expect while exploring :

http://www1.picturepush.com/photo/a/11529034/1024/Far-cry-3-Ugly/Screenshot0002.jpg

http://www2.picturepush.com/photo/a/11529035/1024/Far-cry-3-Ugly/Screenshot0003.jpg

This is underwater :

http://www4.picturepush.com/photo/a/11529037/1024/Far-cry-3-Ugly/Screenshot0007.jpg

http://www3.picturepush.com/photo/a/11529046/1024/Far-cry-3-Ugly/Screenshot0016.jpg

http://www5.picturepush.com/photo/a/11529043/1024/Far-cry-3-Ugly/Screenshot0015.jpg

http://www4.picturepush.com/photo/a/11529042/1024/Far-cry-3-Ugly/Screenshot0014.jpg

http://www2.picturepush.com/photo/a/11529040/1024/Far-cry-3-Ugly/Screenshot0011.jpg

http://www1.picturepush.com/photo/a/11529054/1024/Far-cry-3-Ugly/Screenshot0019.jpg

http://www4.picturepush.com/photo/a/11529057/1024/Far-cry-3-Ugly/Screenshot0026.jpg

http://www5.picturepush.com/photo/a/11529058/1024/Far-cry-3-Ugly/Screenshot0027.jpg

Weird climbing animation , how could this get approved , considering you climb a lot in this game ?

http://www1.picturepush.com/photo/a/11529049/1024/Far-cry-3-Ugly/Screenshot0018.jpg

http://www3.picturepush.com/photo/a/11529036/1024/Far-cry-3-Ugly/Screenshot0005.jpg

http://www5.picturepush.com/photo/a/11529038/1024/Far-cry-3-Ugly/Screenshot0010.jpg

http://www5.picturepush.com/photo/a/11529333/1024/Far-cry-3-Ugly/Screenshot0000.jpg

http://www2.picturepush.com/photo/a/11529340/1024/Far-cry-3-Ugly/Screenshot0005.jpg

http://www5.picturepush.com/photo/a/11529343/1024/Far-cry-3-Ugly/Screenshot0009.jpg

If you walk along the shore you will notice spots where the water is invisible

http://www3.picturepush.com/photo/a/11529351/1024/Far-cry-3-Ugly/Screenshot0015.jpg

Underwater has no Caustics unlike what they shown us in the early gameplay videos (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eNdSSa1dek)

http://www3.picturepush.com/photo/a/11529346/1024/Far-cry-3-Ugly/Screenshot0011.jpg

Lots of textures indoor suffer from this "frozen" look , probably the specular maps

http://www4.picturepush.com/photo/a/11537652/1024/Far-cry-3-Ugly/Screenshot0014.png

http://www4.picturepush.com/photo/a/11537662/1024/Far-cry-3-Ugly/Screenshot0016.png

gunnup
12-01-2012, 01:23 AM
right, also we all have pc's with more than a gig of Vram on the thing. One of the reasons why Rage does not looks massively better also, not enough room to put all the high resolution textures. Now most of those screens looks bugged out, and a mess up with LoD loading, some of those textures are what the verry far away objects look like with the lowest textures

JBishie
12-01-2012, 02:07 AM
If anyone should purchase the game solely for it's graphical fidelity, then they have no business playing it. The media purported it was the advent of the next generation, but the game was clearly geared towards much older hardware, namely the consoles. Compromises have to be made when designing multi-platform titles, and Far Cry 3 was of no exception. Ubisoft certainly didn't neglect the PC version of the game. We have a myriad of options to be thankful for.

It's always worth bearing in mind that all games have imperfections - even defining graphical masterpieces such as Crysis.

F1VESTARS
12-01-2012, 02:31 AM
Looks like not all high resolution textures load in your VRAM in time.

I do not find those "ugly" spots. I have 2GB VRAM and running game from Revodrive X3.

khenaz
12-01-2012, 02:46 AM
Unfortunately it has nothing to do with loading time , those are the textures as they really are .

JBishie i'm happy for you if you enjoy the game , this thread is simply a closer look at the visuals of the game , i personally find the game repetitive and boring and not what i expected , so overall a big disappointment , i'm curious about the main story so i'm going to continue playing it , i guess you are correct , this is a console game made to run on 6 years old hardware with more options for the PC version , my expectations were high from all the hype and advertisement , the original Far Cry was gorgeous at the time , i expected the same from this game .

llllshadowllll
12-01-2012, 02:50 AM
Good work Ubi!!!

guild11
12-01-2012, 03:00 AM
right, also we all have pc's with more than a gig of Vram on the thing. One of the reasons why Rage does not looks massively better also, not enough room to put all the high resolution textures. Now most of those screens looks bugged out, and a mess up with LoD loading, some of those textures are what the verry far away objects look like with the lowest textures

I have sli gtx 580, 8gb of memory (1600mhz) i7 2600k 4.4... I run the game on max settings and yet I did noticed those bad textures in random places.
Ubisoft is rushing with their game releases and I don't think that you need to be a genius to see that.
I also read your other posts, for me its seems that you are just a fanboy that rejects negative opinions from the community here.

Makadonska27
12-01-2012, 03:04 AM
Personally, I am also very shocked at how old this game looks. It looks ancient. I actually preferred the graphical look of previous far cry games. I was expecting something more state of the art but this is far behind games like BF3. Personally I only try to buy the iconic titles these days so this is extremely disappointing. I also found some massive bugs already but this is not the thread for those.

I actually kept going in and out of the game and visual settings because I thought it I must have a problem. Really really disappointing. I generally dont touch Ubisoft games so this was a leap of faith but they have been consistent with my expectations. Another great series sold out to mediocrity.

I know its not all about the Graphics but the Farcry games were always reliably good quality in this regard so the expectation was set for a similar quality product. I was hoping for something on a par with BF3 at least. Unfortunately I seem to have some bugs preventing me actually playing properly, maybe the amazing gameplay will change my view when the bugs are sorted..

GaNjAdk
12-01-2012, 05:22 AM
nothing special, looks even better on my pc, with sweetfx installed ;)

Locket011
12-01-2012, 05:49 AM
Personally, I am also very shocked at how old this game looks. It looks ancient. I actually preferred the graphical look of previous far cry games. I was expecting something more state of the art but this is far behind games like BF3. Personally I only try to buy the iconic titles these days so this is extremely disappointing. I also found some massive bugs already but this is not the thread for those.

I actually kept going in and out of the game and visual settings because I thought it I must have a problem. Really really disappointing. I generally dont touch Ubisoft games so this was a leap of faith but they have been consistent with my expectations. Another great series sold out to mediocrity.

I know its not all about the Graphics but the Farcry games were always reliably good quality in this regard so the expectation was set for a similar quality product. I was hoping for something on a par with BF3 at least. Unfortunately I seem to have some bugs preventing me actually playing properly, maybe the amazing gameplay will change my view when the bugs are sorted..

If you think this game looks old then you have a crappy PC or are blind as a bat... seriously... nowhere have I seen anyone complain about FarCry 3's graphics being sub-par infact a majority are the opposite?!! I have seen people troll about gameplay, bugs, bla bla but you are the only one who says it looks old, my suggestion ... Spec Savers OR get a decent Rig, turn DX 11 effects on, crank it up to Full-HD then come back and tell me what you REALLY see?

My guess is you are having bug problems and just trolling because of it! I mean ffs I am playing FC3 on a Asus G74 Gaming laptop with DX11 features turned OFF for higher FPS and while still in 1920X1080 it looks sensational! Every wide open game has texture problems in SOME areas, even Skyrim but the thing is it is normally a lack of VIdeo Ram or the game not loading the textures properly that is at fault. Skyrim suffers from the same fate but if you revisit the same spot all of a sudden everything is ok again!

Genetic_Inferno
12-01-2012, 08:28 AM
If you think this game looks old then you have a crappy PC or are blind as a bat... seriously... nowhere have I seen anyone complain about FarCry 3's graphics being sub-par infact a majority are the opposite?!! I have seen people troll about gameplay, bugs, bla bla but you are the only one who says it looks old, my suggestion ... Spec Savers OR get a decent Rig, turn DX 11 effects on, crank it up to Full-HD then come back and tell me what you REALLY see?

My guess is you are having bug problems and just trolling because of it! I mean ffs I am playing FC3 on a Asus G74 Gaming laptop with DX11 features turned OFF for higher FPS and while still in 1920X1080 it looks sensational! Every wide open game has texture problems in SOME areas, even Skyrim but the thing is it is normally a lack of VIdeo Ram or the game not loading the textures properly that is at fault. Skyrim suffers from the same fate but if you revisit the same spot all of a sudden everything is ok again!
You seem quick to defend the game with ignorant comments about people owning terrible PC's or having poor eyesight. People have their own opinions, I for one agree with most in saying that it is slightly underwhelming in more areas than one. The game plays great and is thoroughly enjoyable, however for a franchise that originated on the PC and prides itself with its graphical fidelity this is rather inconsistent effort. I'd like to have seen far greater draw distances and higher shadow resolutions at a distance, but I must need glasses because all is perfect.

Askolddragon
12-01-2012, 08:39 AM
This game was ported to consoles.

Any game that will ever ported to console WILL look like this, I give you 100%
It still looks good though.

Locket011
12-01-2012, 11:38 AM
You seem quick to defend the game with ignorant comments about people owning terrible PC's or having poor eyesight. People have their own opinions, I for one agree with most in saying that it is slightly underwhelming in more areas than one. The game plays great and is thoroughly enjoyable, however for a franchise that originated on the PC and prides itself with its graphical fidelity this is rather inconsistent effort. I'd like to have seen far greater draw distances and higher shadow resolutions at a distance, but I must need glasses because all is perfect.

Ignorant comments that is rich coming from someone who states that I thaught everything is perfect! I never said it was perfect I stated that nowhere in any review I have seen, did ANYONE complain about FC3's graphics on ANY system, PC or Console, infact the opposite is true! If I am lying then please show me.... all the standard DX 11 features are available as well as heaps of other Graphic Detail options, I think some people just need to Troll for the sake of trolling so as soon as they see ANY negative post against the game they feel the need to chime in! Don't call me ignorant I have been around Forums and have been gaming on PC's since my first PC which was an IBM 8088.

VVeylandYutani
12-01-2012, 12:50 PM
whoot i started with commodore 46/64

And without this fps issues and shadow flickering from trees on grass all over the scene im really like this game and its true
that ubisoft releases this game to fast like assassins creed 3. I found this scenes on my own but the most of these are really rar and
i wouldnt say it looks old but it looks unfinished. Its not so easy to make an pc game and balance it to various systems and hardware,
all of this companies are competitors and only working together on some rare instances. Maybe in future they learn about this and
working more together but i dont think so, so we must live with it. But we can hope that big companies like ubisoft patch their games
so long that they work fine.

khenaz
12-01-2012, 02:00 PM
I understand that some of you won't agree , not everyone has the same quality standards and mine are pretty high , but i find it sad that most of these issues could have been fixed within a couple of days if the team really cared about the PC version and pushing the limit of the computer technology as some developers do

I also started playing on a Commodore 64 and still do enjoy old pixelated games . This doesn't mean that i should be pleased with what looks like an unfinished game , but this all comes down to my expectations , my hopes were high for this one , some people are happy with whatever is thrown at them and this is why devs can afford to release a game in this state

IamPetard
12-01-2012, 02:09 PM
Are you a gamer or a graphic artist? Play the game for its content, not occasional glitches with graphical fidelity. It doesn't matter was the game rushed or not, the good/bad ratio with Far Cry 3 is about 8 billion compared to other first person rpgs. It's a wonderful game full of hours and hours of entertainment. You will have a hard time finding a game of this size to have perfect graphics, its not easy to make a game you know, no matter how big of a company you are.

khenaz
12-01-2012, 02:21 PM
I am a vfx artist and i also do a lot of modeling and texturing , i understand what you are trying to say and nothing can change my opinion about this game , it's good if you enjoy it and i am truly happy for you !

musicback
12-01-2012, 03:29 PM
Are you a gamer or a graphic artist? Play the game for its content, not occasional glitches with graphical fidelity. It doesn't matter was the game rushed or not, the good/bad ratio with Far Cry 3 is about 8 billion compared to other first person rpgs. It's a wonderful game full of hours and hours of entertainment. You will have a hard time finding a game of this size to have perfect graphics, its not easy to make a game you know, no matter how big of a company you are.

Yeah let's bring in the graphics argument. You realise consoles are using 2005 hardware right? By your opinion we should NEVER change the way we look at graphics.

I can name you 3 games that have bigger worlds and content and looks better than far cry 3 (but with mods installed) S:T.A.L.K.E.R all 3 games.

There reason why the grahpics haven't changed much since 2006 (crysis) is strictly due to consoles.

I'm glad we have REAL companies out there who makes pc games that looks insane, witcher, stalker, fear 1 etc.

I'll take SUPERIOR graphics over consoles anydays.

UKJamez
12-01-2012, 03:58 PM
well who over UV mapped the rocks is getting fired by the looks of things. Also i find that mountain is really dodgy when you look at it from any angle, seems so blurry.

sillyoldelf
12-01-2012, 04:29 PM
The graphics are good for the most part - just not amazing. The character models when you are running round in the open world are poor but amazing in cutscenes. It's not as good as older crysis games or a modded version of skyrim running in 3d for that matter.

The whole game has been dumbed down to cod levels with more popups and tutorials than necessary. Clearly ubisoft consider there target audience a little dumb when it comes to open world games or they have over engineered it to try and make it accessible to gamers who have never played this type of game. For sn open world game forcing you to stick in a mission area and then reloaded when you walk out of it is just plain stupid.

visually and in sandbox terms it doesn't live up to the hype by some way. Still it has plenty of enjoyable features.

musicback
12-01-2012, 04:48 PM
The graphics are good for the most part - just not amazing. The character models when you are running round in the open world are poor but amazing in cutscenes. It's not as good as older crysis games or a modded version of skyrim running in 3d for that matter.

The whole game has been dumbed down to cod levels with more popups and tutorials than necessary. Clearly ubisoft consider there target audience a little dumb when it comes to open world games or they have over engineered it to try and make it accessible to gamers who have never played this type of game. For sn open world game forcing you to stick in a mission area and then reloaded when you walk out of it is just plain stupid.

visually and in sandbox terms it doesn't live up to the hype by some way. Still it has plenty of enjoyable features.

cod levels? don't claim cod fans to be stupid. Look what ubisoft have done to splitner cell franchise, it went from the best stealth game down to a ******ed level.

This is all on ubisoft

Black ops 2 is a much better game than this crap in terms of multiplayer.

Hell even sp in bops 2 doesnt have HUD that ruins the imersion.

How on earth does it not live up to the sandbox?

It's bigger and better than far cry 1 (2nd one doesn't count it's that bad)

carl70
12-01-2012, 04:51 PM
I understand that some of you won't agree , not everyone has the same quality standards and mine are pretty high , but i find it sad that most of these issues could have been fixed within a couple of days if the team really cared about the PC version and pushing the limit of the computer technology as some developers do

I also started playing on a Commodore 64 and still do enjoy old pixelated games . This doesn't mean that i should be pleased with what looks like an unfinished game , but this all comes down to my expectations , my hopes were high for this one , some people are happy with whatever is thrown at them and this is why devs can afford to release a game in this state i still got an old ZX spectrem and i had and old VIC 20 and 5 Amigas its fuuny how people think we are just started to game the good old days when games worked

VVeylandYutani
12-01-2012, 04:52 PM
An true gamer is a perfectionist and in my opinion (maybe its not the right thread) i want a game without bugs and glitches not free from all
of these bugs but most of em. I like the game too but there are so many graphical glitches and some of it are not rare they are everywhere
like these.

When u look between 20-30 seconds this is what i get in 80% of the vegetation where a tree is located.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1YRrzWX_uU&feature=youtu.be

Btw this issue is not caused from my hardware or driver because i tested different types and settings.

But ok the rest of this game works in most parts but AC3 has more then 30 listed ingame bugs and im not here and paying money
for unfinished beta games. Im sure that this issue never gets fixed, i can live with technical issues, i can live with games where
other people say they are bad in any way because i give every game a chance and i play most games today.
But such glitches and bugs are gamebreaking, you play not only with your hands you play with your eyes too and when
there are bugs and glitches in every corner thats not ok, for anyone.

Like i said above i saw some bad textures on some parts too and thats ok its open world and not 1000 people can look
at every little piece what is around. Ill found that in Just cause in skyrim and all other games where many detailed objects
in.

U must ask you only one question, when u go eat and buy one burger (only example) is it important to you that they forget
to put meat in your burger ? (yes you eat meat) or would you eat it when it looks like it was from last week ? (maybe a bit green)
or would you eat it if the meat is still raw..........

musicback
12-01-2012, 04:55 PM
An true gamer is a perfectionist and in my opinion (maybe its not the right thread) i want a game without bugs and glitches not free from all
of these bugs but most of em. I like the game too but there are so many graphical glitches and some of it are not rare they are everywher
like these.

When u look between 20-30 seconds this is what i get in 80% of the vegetation where a tree is located.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1YRrzWX_uU&feature=youtu.be

Btw this issue is not caused from my hardware or driver because i tested different types and settings.

But ok the rest of this game works in most parts but AC3 has more then 30 listed ingame bugs and im not here and paying money
for unfinished beta games. Im sure that this issue never gets fixed, i can live with technical issues, i can live with games where
other people say they are bad in any way because i give every game a chance and i play most games today.
But such glitches and bugs are gamebreaking, you play not only with your hands you play with your eyes too and when
there are bugs and glitches in every corner thats not ok for anyone.

Like i said above i saw some bad textures on some parts too and thats ok its open world and not 1000 people can look
at every little piece what is around. Ill found that in Just cause in skyrim and all other games where many detailed objects
in.

U must ask you only one question, when u go eat and buy one burger (only example) is it important to you that they forget
to put meat in your burger ? (yes you eat meat) or would you eat it when it looks like it was from last week ? (maybe a bit green)

+1

Agreed

VVeylandYutani
12-01-2012, 06:05 PM
ah yeah and dont forget patch 1.01 what ruins the game fps i dont have at least 30 fps on my asus gtx 670 dc2t what acts like an
gtx 680 stock with 2% differents (tested)

khenaz
12-01-2012, 06:07 PM
i still got an old ZX spectrem and i had and old VIC 20 and 5 Amigas its fuuny how people think we are just started to game the good old days when games worked

hehe , i remember at the time it was very difficult to find more Amiga games , i owned Drakkhen , Prince of Persia , Falcon , Zool and a couple more i just can't remember the name .
Do you remember the copy protection at that time ? Prince of Persia would ask you what word at a certain page and line of the manual , Falcon you had a big paper wheel that you could spin to reveal symbols


When u look between 20-30 seconds this is what i get in 80% of the vegetation where a tree is located.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1YRr...ature=youtu.be (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1YRrzWX_uU&feature=youtu.be)
Btw this issue is not caused from my hardware or driver because i tested different types and settings.

This is another issue that i just couldn't demonstrate with images , the game has alot of flickering , i remember a couple years back Oblivion had this issue with the Npc's faces and self shadowing

It does not only happen on vegetation :

http://www1.picturepush.com/photo/a/11534569/480/Far-cry-3-Ugly/Flicker.gif?v0

musicback
12-01-2012, 06:32 PM
hehe , i remember at the time it was very difficult to find more Amiga games , i owned Drakkhen , Prince of Persia , Falcon , Zool and a couple more i just can't remember the name .
Do you remember the copy protection at that time ? Prince of Persia would ask you what word at a certain page and line of the manual , Falcon you had a big paper wheel that you could spin to reveal symbols



This is another issue that i just couldn't demonstrate with images , the game has alot of flickering , i remember a couple years back Oblivion had this issue with the Npc's faces and self shadowing

It does not only happen on vegetation :

http://www1.picturepush.com/photo/a/11534569/480/Far-cry-3-Ugly/Flicker.gif?v0

That flickering is due to ambient occlusion, it's not exclusive to far cry 3. Try HDBO or the other one, stay away from SSAO if your GPU can handle the strain

khenaz
12-01-2012, 06:33 PM
This is a river , around a town where the main quest takes you , as you can see it's floating above ground , this has to be the laziest job i have ever seen in all gaming history

http://www2.picturepush.com/photo/a/11534830/img/Far-cry-3-Ugly/Screenshot0000.png

http://www2.picturepush.com/photo/a/11534835/img/Far-cry-3-Ugly/Screenshot0002.png

And here is another lovely local , i think there is only 2 different male and female villager models , at least they have different clothes

http://www4.picturepush.com/photo/a/11534847/img/Far-cry-3-Ugly/Screenshot0004.png

khenaz
12-01-2012, 06:41 PM
That flickering is due to ambient occlusion, it's not exclusive to far cry 3. Try HDBO or the other one, stay away from SSAO if your GPU can handle the strain

I just tested without any Ambient Occlusion (SSAOLevel="0") and the flickering in both the vegetation and water is still persisting

musicback
12-01-2012, 06:42 PM
I just tested without any Ambient Occlusion (SSAOLevel="0") and the flickering in both the vegetation and water is still persisting

I'm of course assuming shadows are set to high and you still have this flickering?

That's odd

carl70
12-01-2012, 07:03 PM
hehe , i remember at the time it was very difficult to find more Amiga games , i owned Drakkhen , Prince of Persia , Falcon , Zool and a couple more i just can't remember the name .
Do you remember the copy protection at that time ? Prince of Persia would ask you what word at a certain page and line of the manual , Falcon you had a big paper wheel that you could spin to reveal symbols



This is another issue that i just couldn't demonstrate with images , the game has alot of flickering , i remember a couple years back Oblivion had this issue with the Npc's faces and self shadowing

It does not only happen on vegetation :

http://www1.picturepush.com/photo/a/11534569/480/Far-cry-3-Ugly/Flicker.gif?v0 yes games like North and south on the amiga ubisoft made that game and shadow of the beast on the amiga ;-) and it came from the desert the amiga had some top games yes i had prince of persia you had to jump very well in that game or spikes and the saw cutters killed you i had about 700 games for amiga

musicback
12-01-2012, 07:18 PM
ubisoft also made splinter cell. that was until they decided it to go the ways of the "panther" or what ever that french girl coined the term. sorry I meant "guy".

Splinter Cell had a knife to it's throat with conviction, blacklisted finally killed it completly.

Far Cry 3 is a great game though.

Shadow of the beast whata classic

khenaz
12-01-2012, 11:48 PM
I'm actually enjoying the game enough to play the main story , this game has some great things to it , it could have been so much better

Here this might make your eyes bleed , lol

http://www4.picturepush.com/photo/a/11537652/1024/Far-cry-3-Ugly/Screenshot0014.png

http://www5.picturepush.com/photo/a/11537658/1024/Far-cry-3-Ugly/Screenshot0015.png

http://www4.picturepush.com/photo/a/11537662/1024/Far-cry-3-Ugly/Screenshot0016.png

musicback
12-01-2012, 11:52 PM
I'm actually enjoying the game enough to play the main story , this game has some great things to it , it could have been so much better

Here this might make your eyes bleed , lol

http://www4.picturepush.com/photo/a/11537652/1024/Far-cry-3-Ugly/Screenshot0014.png

http://www5.picturepush.com/photo/a/11537658/1024/Far-cry-3-Ugly/Screenshot0015.png

http://www4.picturepush.com/photo/a/11537662/1024/Far-cry-3-Ugly/Screenshot0016.png


Are you playing on low textures?

http://i.imgur.com/JOCr0.jpg

carl70
12-01-2012, 11:57 PM
I'm actually enjoying the game enough to play the main story , this game has some great things to it , it could have been so much better

Here this might make your eyes bleed , lol

http://www4.picturepush.com/photo/a/11537652/1024/Far-cry-3-Ugly/Screenshot0014.png

http://www5.picturepush.com/photo/a/11537658/1024/Far-cry-3-Ugly/Screenshot0015.png

http://www4.picturepush.com/photo/a/11537662/1024/Far-cry-3-Ugly/Screenshot0016.png
wow them pictures look like the Amiga version of duke Nukem

khenaz
12-02-2012, 12:28 AM
hahah ,

No , this is ultra

I run the game on an SSD with a GTX680 and 16 GB of ram

musicback
12-02-2012, 12:41 AM
hahah ,

No , this is ultra

I run the game on an SSD with a GTX680 and 16 GB of ram

Must be lighting though, or lack off.

Because the game can look good in lighitng.

khenaz
12-02-2012, 01:12 AM
yes , game can look really good under the right lighting at the right spot , however the game engine they use really show its weakness indoors , i also blame it on the specular maps

sillyoldelf
12-02-2012, 09:58 PM
I think the annoying think is it had the potential to be a master piece and looking at the video hype build up to release I thought it was going to be.
In reality, it feels like they have cut corners and rushed it out the door. The open world is big but somewhat flat compared to Skyrim.

I don't like how it reloads whenever you go too far off map and also if you don't follow a mission exactly how they wan't you too. It seems and odd way to make a so called open world game.

deeznuttz_88
12-05-2012, 10:57 PM
Ultra settings, 2560x1600, 8xMSAA, HUD removed via .DLL tweak.


http://cdn.overclock.net/2/28/2865e7d0_Screenshot0036.png

EDIT: Pictures aren't coming up right in here. Just go to the below link and go down to the second post. Open in new tab if you want to see them in full size.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1333844/far-cry-3-screenshots#post_18742796



As you can see from my screenshots above, the game can look absolutely gorgeous on many occasions. There are, however, a good amount of ugly textures/areas, as OP has pointed out. But this shouldn't come as surprise considering that all visually appealing games have their good and ugly sides if you look for them.

For example, Battlefield 3, which is one of the most visually impressive titles currently out, can still be faulted for ugly texture work in certain spots. Hell, Crysis, which is still often touted as having amazing graphics, is VERY underwhelming in terms of textures in many spots, even after being heavily modded. The Witcher 2 with ultra settings and ubersampling is gorgeous, but I can still find ugly areas of the game if I try to. Developers seem to put more focus into certain areas than in others, that's just how it is.

The most visually impressive textures work I've seen thus far in a game are those provided by MaLDo for Crysis 2. His 4.0 HD textures pack are gloriously detailed and incredibly high res - 4096x4096, I believe. They look breath taking and really take the game to the next level above anything else I've ever seen.

Far Cry 3 is not a mixed bag, imo. The pretty areas outnumber the ugly ones, but a little modding + a good universal higher resolution textures pack would indeed make this game look jaw dropping beautiful. As for those saying this game looks "out dated" or ugly, well, I think you're crazy/blind.

bladderboy
12-05-2012, 11:24 PM
For sn open world game forcing you to stick in a mission area and then reloaded when you walk out of it is just plain stupid.

Indeed this makes absolutely no sense. On the opposite end of the spectrum, it would be like playing a racing game with no track or checkpoints. No way a game designer came up with this idea. My guess it was a producer intent on pleasing a casual audience. Sometimes I really cannot fathom what goes on inside the heads of those guys. Good producers don't compromise. When you do, you make poor decisions. When you are make poor decisions, you prove this job is not for you.

LostGunner
12-06-2012, 01:04 AM
Well it seems the majority of you have made your beds about FC3 so may you sleep well. Personally I think if a certain person in France is hit by a moving bus then we all could participate in a well balanced game. Guess I'll just stick with FC2 as with its bugs it's a far better game all the way around.

Ever notice that most of the goodie people whom are raving about FC3 are NEW posters? Maybe UBI personnel? :rolleyes:

deeznuttz_88
12-06-2012, 02:08 AM
Well it seems the majority of you have made your beds about FC3 so may you sleep well. Personally I think if a certain person in France is hit by a moving bus then we all could participate in a well balanced game. Guess I'll just stick with FC2 as with its bugs it's a far better game all the way around.

Ever notice that most of the goodie people whom are raving about FC3 are NEW posters? Maybe UBI personnel? :rolleyes:

Da fuq? You seriously have no idea what you're talking about. I've been a Far Cry fan since the first one in 2004. Far Cry 3 brings back the same feelings I got when playing the first one, something the second never, ever did for me. Far Cry 2 sucked balls in the eyes of many, including mine. And people are raving about Far Cry 3 because it's a **** amazing game. Just because you don't feel that way doesn't entitle you to make absurd accusations against those who do.

V.x.
12-06-2012, 02:54 AM
FarCry 1 sucked balls in its time as well ...

i you will read old reviews - besides very good graphics (2004) game fights are repetitive and blunt story.

farcry 3 is not exception -
repetitive enemies - they literally ( no physically) look the same -
" fights
no back story to the characters enough so you can associate with them . Vaas is the best and the most interesting character in the game .


so how the fuq far cry 3 is a good game?
**** i have installed crysis - 4 years old game - and he still look better .

Locket011
12-06-2012, 03:16 AM
Da fuq? You seriously have no idea what you're talking about. I've been a Far Cry fan since the first one in 2004. Far Cry 3 brings back the same feelings I got when playing the first one, something the second never, ever did for me. Far Cry 2 sucked balls in the eyes of many, including mine. And people are raving about Far Cry 3 because it's a **** amazing game. Just because you don't feel that way doesn't entitle you to make absurd accusations against those who do.

Yeah I agree, been playing FC since FC 1, and unlike alot I enjoyed the 2nd one too, once you get past the reptitiveness of wiping out the same bad guys at checkpoints over and over again the Story starts to take over and it becomes quite enjoyable! FC3 has me totally hooked, but what do I know, I must be an UBI employee because I like it .... :confused:

Teknikz84
12-06-2012, 03:20 AM
People these days are just to easily impressed IMO. They praise this Game to heavens even if its actually "NOT THAT GOOD". For a triple A title it has way too many flaws. How reviewers can give this Game 9/10 is beyond me. The MP part is a joke. The Hand holding is ridiculous, all the time something pops up telling you what to do.

So many little things that they could have made better ( integrate the Map from FC2 not a minimap (which is an eyesore to be honest) for example. Or the fact that if you reload your weapon there are no bullets in the magazine (someone pointed that out with Screenshot) that is just cheap and lazy. Graphics arenīt bad but i donīt know there are so many things that felt better to me in Far Cry 2. For example the Fire, Weather, Day and Night Cycle and Physics in general.

Maybe thats just me but i really feel they did not so much improve the engine but instead toned a lot down. Then there is this comment from one review which i canīt get out of my Head "Itīs like Skyrim with Guns" and it most def is not. Skyrim even with all its bugs is vastly superior to this game. That being said i like this game so donīt get me wrong i enjoy it but it is no GOTY material or a 9 out of 10 for that matter. I would give it a 6/10.