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Savestate: Driving Parity

Assassin's Creed Unity


Is anyone surprised by the relatively lukewarm reception to DRIVECLUB? Outside of visuals, it didn’t look particularly compelling. Simulation fans aren’t pleased with the decision to stick to 30FPS and it didn’t look crazy enough for the arcade racing aficionados. If they were going to straddle the line of simulation and arcade racing like Project Gotham Racing, they didn’t nail the style or personality.

The PlayStation Plus version of the game was delayed because paying customers cannot even get online without issues. It’s understandable but perhaps they should have delayed it in the first place.

I cannot wait for this console generation to pick up speed and more games to release because if this were year three or four of the generation, all this fervor over DRIVECLUB and Destiny would be washed away by day two of launch.

Re: Assassin’s Creed: Unity Parity

“We decided to lock them at the same specs to avoid all the debates and stuff”

Senior Producer Vincent Pontbriand to VideoGamer.com

There’s nothing inherently wrong with parity. It’s nice to know that developers will try to get all versions of a game to run at a particular specification. But when a developer says that they’re forcing parity to “avoid all the debates and stuff” and co-marketting dollars shifted from one manufacturer to another, there’s a whiff of bullshit that’s tough to ignore. We don’t know if the PlayStation 4 needed to run at 900p30 as well but I do know if there was a technical reason, they shouldn’t have said otherwise.

We’re in a unique situation here with this console generation. The lead platform is usually the console with the largest install base and slightly weaker hardware. The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 2 were the usual lead platforms during the last two generations. The PlayStation 4 broke that pattern. It’s a step more powerful than the Xbox One and not in an obscure way like with the PlayStation 3 and its Cell.

With all the games running better on the PlayStation 4 already and the fact that it has superior hardware, I don’t blame people for questioning Ubisoft’s motives.

Random Thought

Tenga Eggs aren’t what I thought they were.

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