I’ve given up on using OBS for recording review and gameplay videos. Perhaps it wasn’t as apparent to me because of the lower quality games that I’ve done reviews on, but in FarCry 3 I just couldn’t handle it. Instead I’ve gone back to using FRAPS, which I have a full license for, to do some really high quality stuff. Even though Youtube compresses a bit and takes several hours in the process, it’s at least compressing something much closer to a raw file than the FLV files OBS puts out.
Oh, and FarCry 3 is hella fun. Check it out.