Post by saandrig on Nov 6, 2019 10:25:42 GMT
saandrig I'm aware of all that. It's just annoying to me that they do this insane fps killer stuff for little gain. Makes me think it's the hardware industry pushing sales like crazy with these ridiculous requirements for maxed out graphic settings.
I like my bling bling A LOT, but when my expensive PC is struggling with it, it makes me wonder why I even bother with PC gaming when I can get 90% as good on console, you know. Sure, mods. But now that Bethesda has gone to shit, that huge factor is becoming irrelevant for me.
I wish I was one of those people who can't see the sometimes HUGE difference all that post processing makes. Assassin's Creed Syndicate is a good example, looks like SHIT without it. The game automatically adjusted the settings for 60fps (like many do) and I kept wondering why it looks so rough and ugly. Checked the settings, all the good stuff turned off. Turned it all on, 28 fps. WTF.
But yeah, I slightly bumped down a few ultra settings and was good to go with around 40 (on a GTX 1070 at the time) which is FINE by me. But since when has Ultra become a joke setting for e-peen gratification idiots with too much money who upgrade their PC every year to the best card?
Fuck PC gaming sometimes. Seriously.
When SWTOR launched, people bitched how they can't play on Ultra. So the "solution" for the devs was to remove a few of the highest settings and make Ultra be the previous "High" or "Very High" (and there was a difference in the graphics, used to be much sharper than today's Ultra is). I am pretty sure the same thing happened to Witcher 3. And the complaints stopped... PC gamers are like that, they want to get to the highest setting, even if it is made for future proofing only.
Crysis 1 was meant to be played on max settings only years after it's release. But the game was designed based on Intel's wrong predictions of 10Ghz processors and such. The industry hit a wall with that and went multicore/energy efficient, so Crysis is still a tough nut even on modern PCs. And yet people raged back then that they can't run Crysis on Ultra.
You don't need to play on Ultra...but so few people get that. Of course the hardware industry will milk these suckers down. And remember that the latest hardware is not exactly meant for gaming alone, but to be used for many other tasks. Nowadays very few developers actually create "future proof" games that are meant to be maxed out in 5+ years. You must have a variety of settings for all PC configurations, however I believe the effort for setting-performance stops at around Medium-High, while the Very High-Ultra+ ones are mostly for show and to tax the system for anyone who wants to feel good about his latest purchase.