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Old 12-03-18, 07:09 PM   #26
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Re: JUST CAUSE 4: Xbox One / PS4

Word is that the graphics/textures are ROUGH, like, worse than JC2 graphics - like, they had to make a tone of graphical compromises on consoles in order to get it to run a solid 30fps.

After being spoiled by Red Dead and Ass Creed open world games, seems like this might disappoint graphically.
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Old 12-04-18, 04:43 AM   #27
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Re: JUST CAUSE 4: Xbox One / PS4

Reviews seem to indicate what I anticipated, not a great deal of difference but fun all the same. I have heard people complaining about the graphics quality on the cut scenes, but not as much through the actual game. Let's see. As long as it's fun and close to JC2 then I will be happy.
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Old 12-04-18, 05:41 AM   #28
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Re: JUST CAUSE 4: Xbox One / PS4

Ign gave it a 7.9. I was close.
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Old 12-04-18, 07:19 AM   #29
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Re: JUST CAUSE 4: Xbox One / PS4

I'm keeping my copy sealed until I hear back from you guys. I'm so back-logged by the time I do get to this game, it'll be on sale... or more likely, Games with Gold.
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Old 12-04-18, 08:20 AM   #30
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Re: JUST CAUSE 4: Xbox One / PS4

I may wait as well. I loaded up JC3 and i'm only 15% done
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Old 12-04-18, 09:21 AM   #31
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I will let you know tonight how it is. I get the feeling if you liked JC2 then if you have nothing to play at the moment it might be a good option. Having said that, i am pretty sure the price will drop in the coming months and for many the best option will be to wait.
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Old 12-04-18, 09:36 AM   #32
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Re: JUST CAUSE 4: Xbox One / PS4

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I have heard people complaining about the graphics quality on the cut scenes


It's very possible that the cutscenes still aren't finished, even after launch.
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Old 12-04-18, 10:57 AM   #33
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Re: JUST CAUSE 4: Xbox One / PS4

Yeah, sounds like they definitely rushed it to market before it was ready, needing to get it out for Christmas, as this is the latest you'd want to release a game for "the holidays".

Think I'm gonna wait for some update patches before I start.
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Old 12-04-18, 01:56 PM   #34
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Re: JUST CAUSE 4: Xbox One / PS4

Sounds like a good time to finally start JC3

A couple reviews in progress. Doesn't sound too promising:

PC world - Between the technical issues, the drab story, and the baffling mission structure though I’m feeling pretty disappointed so far. I didn’t necessarily want Just Cause 4 to be more of the same, but I don’t think this new direction works very well either—not to mention it feels like the game needed another few months of development. We’ll keep you updated if anything significant changes between now and release, but at the moment this one’s hard to recommend.

Polygon - But having just spent weeks playing in seriously detailed worlds like Red Dead Redemption 2, Spider-Man 2 and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, I find this world to be slightly lifeless and plasticky, an obvious simulation, rather than a carefully weaved place. It lacks the finesse of sophisticated late-console generation rivals.

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - I’m just at a loss as to how this has happened. Just Causes have been buggy, sure. But they’ve never felt at least six months from finished. I cannot fathom how this wasn’t lengthily delayed, because it’s in such a dismal state. Although that said, even if the bugs and AI were fixed, it would still leave behind a version of Just Cause that barely changes anything you actually do since the third edition, yet has made every aspect of doing it so astronomically more annoying. What went wrong? How did such an established and entertaining series end up in such a quagmire?
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Old 12-04-18, 02:29 PM   #35
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Re: JUST CAUSE 4: Xbox One / PS4

^^ geezus. I'm definitely not opening my copy.
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Old 12-04-18, 02:37 PM   #36
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Yup, back to JC3. I'll check this one out a couple of years from now
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Old 12-04-18, 03:20 PM   #37
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So glad I'm renting from Gamefly and not buying. I learned my lesson after spending $60 on a digital copy of JC3 before it launched.
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Old 12-04-18, 04:36 PM   #38
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Sounds like a good time to finally start JC3



Polygon - But having just spent weeks playing in seriously detailed worlds like Red Dead Redemption 2, Spider-Man 2 and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, I find this world to be slightly lifeless and plasticky, an obvious simulation, rather than a carefully weaved place. It lacks the finesse of sophisticated late-console generation rivals.
I knew these comparisons were going to be made but I don't necessarily think they're fair. I haven't played the game, but I doubt JC4 was going for even a fraction of the immersion these other games were. The Just Cause games always felt more like sandbox tech demos for players to mess around in, and for the devs to show off their software capabilities. They always come across as more of a simulation -- that's what they're supposed to do.
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Old 12-04-18, 06:21 PM   #39
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I think it's a somewhat fair comparison with other open world games. Wouldn't you also want some advancement between games? If it hasn't evolved much since JC3, then what's the point of it existing?

I remember the outcry with JC3 because of the unstable frame rate and long load times. Hopefully they at least addressed some of those issues this time around. I'm also curious how the XB1X version performs compared to the other versions.
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Old 12-04-18, 07:07 PM   #40
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Eh, I think it's like comparing something like Burnout to Forza or Gran Turismo. Sure, they're all driving games, but one is more hardcore and detailed, and the other is more arcade like. Two different animals.
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Old 12-04-18, 11:58 PM   #41
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The graphics are no bueno in this one. If you are going to copy and paste assets all over the map, at least make the one version of each thing look good.
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Old 12-05-18, 10:10 AM   #42
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I did the same thing. Lol.
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Old 12-05-18, 11:40 AM   #43
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I'm crossing my fingers that they patch this game... I loved JC2 so it's incredibly disappointing that they follow up 3 with a total mess of a game.
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Old 12-05-18, 12:03 PM   #44
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Re: JUST CAUSE 4: Xbox One / PS4

Seems like all the issues with JC4 (aliasing, textures, etc) are fairly easy to patch and aren't really issues that JC3 had which were problems with the overall design of the game and it's world layout.
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Old 12-05-18, 02:48 PM   #45
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OK, so had a couple of hours on it. Not good news to report I am sorry to say. The graphics are passable, but that's about all I can say. I think the graphics for JC2 might actually be better. There are some weird movement haze around at times which makes it look even worse. Cut scenes are horrible. The gameplay itself is fine and blowing shit up is always fun, however whereas in JC2 there was a lull at times and you could find different ways to attack a base, this just feels like mindless non stop shooting. The action is actually fun, and I can see that the longer I play this the more I might like it, but I could never recommend this as a day one purchase.

My love for JC2 got me to buy JC3 day one and I regretted it, the videos and previews of JC4 got some faith back into me and I took a chance on this as a day one purchase. That will not happen again with JC5 if it ever comes out.
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Old 12-05-18, 03:05 PM   #46
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^^ Appreciate you taking one for the team. I'm going to send my pre-order back. Damn.
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Old 12-05-18, 03:13 PM   #47
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Ok so I loved JC3 and disliked JC2. Putting the graphics issue aside, will I enjoy the gameplay? In other words is it more like JC3 or JC2? I already bought it and installed it but won't have a change to play until this weekend.
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Old 12-05-18, 04:41 PM   #48
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Ok so I loved JC3 and disliked JC2.
Does not compute...
I am super confused by this and have no idea how to respond.
That's like saying up is down and left is right.
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Old 12-05-18, 04:46 PM   #49
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JC3 is probably in my top 5 games I spent the most time playing and enjoyed. I didn't even come close to finishing JC2 because I found it boring.
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Old 12-05-18, 04:50 PM   #50
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I am amazed someone hated JC2 but loved JC3. I found 3 to be an empty cut and paste shell of a game compared to 2. Anyway, if you like JC3 then I am sure you will probably like this game a lot. I found it an improvement over 3 for sure. I also like the action of these games and that doesn't seem to be too bad at all. I had another hour on it after posting and got a little more into it. The HUD with the map is HORRIBLE though. Such a mess and I am still trying to figure out what the hell is what on it.

This game could have come out a hell of a lot better given another 6 months development time. Hopefully patches will help some things but it seems a lot won't be able to get improved or fixed at this point.

Don't get me wrong, this is the worst game in the world, but it will certainly disappoint a lot of people, and after some amazing graphics in games this year its a massive step back. Grab it at $20, as this game will drop like a lead weight in price.
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