Neoseeker : News : Crysis 2 'Be The Weapon' trailer is a keeper, features NIN
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KrazIIvan Dec 17, 10
I wasn't very excited for Crysis 2 before, now I'm excited! Hopefully my rig can run it.
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Ohmycaptain Dec 17, 10
Am I the only one who thinks the graphics are mediocre?

By mediocre, I mean by Crysis's standards. Crysis set the bar in 2007 with the best graphics in a game, and 3 years later it still holds that spot. You would think they'd make Crysis 2 something that will be unbeatable for another 3 years... but from what I've seen, it's barely a step up from Crysis's graphics, really.


I'm not saying it has bad, or mediocre graphics in a standard sense, I'm just saying that I (and probably many others) had higher expectations graphic-wise than what we've seen in all of their videos. Some things look good, while others make you go "really? did you even try?"

I won't know until I actually play the game, but I hope they make good use of DX 11, rounding out a lot of the rough edges I've seen in videos using tessellation.

They say the recommended specs will be nearly the same as Crysis was... this also worries me, a lot. Whether it's because Crysis 2 has such good coding that it can utilize every part of your PC to only need previous generation hardware to play on high settings, or it's the fact that they didn't try too hard on improving the graphics much more than Crysis.
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Ohmycaptain Dec 17, 10
[link name=Cautemoc]/members/Cautemoc/" class="mention[/link], I plan on playing on my PC, not consoles

What I'm saying is that the PC videos have shown that, while it looks good, it doesn't look like it's pushing our hardware.

People may have complained about Crysis being too advanced, but I see nothing wrong with that. What's the point of buying 2x 6970's if there's nothing out there that can push the hardware? I'm hoping Crysis 2 on max settings, with DX 11 will really push the current gen cards from Nvidia and AMD. But, from what I've seen, it likely won't. I'll probably get around 30 fps steady at max settings w/ AA MSAA (or whatever they use) with just a 6870. This isn't what I'd like to see, I'd like to see a 6970 taking Crysis at 30 - 35 FPS, and a 6990 take it at 50 FPS.
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chautemoc Dec 17, 10
I know what you meant. I'm saying because it's multiplatform, it can't push PC hardware as hard if it was exclusive, otherwise it couldn't be multiplatform (at least, not easily).

Yes, in a sense I like there being at least one game out there that pushes all limits, so it's a bit sad. But, I'm an optimistic person, and while I'm something of a graphics whore, I don't need the absolute extremes to feel satisfied.
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Crafter Dec 17, 10
I swear to God, if the PC version is merely a port of a console version...

Heads will roll.
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THM Dec 17, 10
I don't really mind about the graphical aspects of Crysis 2...I mean, you can have a damn beautiful graphics in any game, but if the gameplay is intrinsically weak, graphics can't give that much damn pleasure...

I still ocassionally play PS2, PSone, NES (Famicom), and SNES games regardless of poor graphics...because they have awesome, I repeat, awesome GAMEPLAY that can't be matched with any current generation games or high-end PC games!!!!!!!!!!!

For me, personally, I do expect a good gameplay from Crysis 2, with of course, a decent storyline!!!!!!!!!!!....
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Unforgiven Dec 18, 10
Yes, gameplay is the core of a game but Crysis is famous for its graphics.

I'm curious to see if this statement will be true:

"He also announced that their new game Crysis 2 would have even lower system requirements than any of the previous games while improving on the graphic capabilities of the game engine."

P.S. I'm sure that EA pushed Crytek to opt for the multiplatform release.
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chautemoc Dec 19, 10
quote EdwardTheBard
P.S. I'm sure that EA pushed Crytek to opt for the multiplatform release.
EA publishes PC exclusives (some temporarily exclusive e.g. Sims) fairly often. It seems it was actually Crytek's idea -- they think piracy is killing the platform and all that nonsense.
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Unforgiven Dec 20, 10
I'm afraid that the "PC platform promotes piracy" thing is something we're gonna hear for a long time.

In the early years, EA was a "gamer-centric" company but now it has become the kind of company which exploits every IP it has.

Is there a link for that? I mean, I thought Crytek was one of the -relatively- relaxed companies on the matter of 'piracy'.
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chautemoc Dec 20, 10
quote EdwardTheBard
In the early years, EA was a "gamer-centric" company but now it has become the kind of company which exploits every IP it has.

Is there a link for that? I mean, I thought Crytek was one of the -relatively- relaxed companies on the matter of 'piracy'.
You're behind a few years. They've gone back to the gamer centric company again. Not saying they're perfect, but I don't see how anyone can argue with the catalogue as of late.

http://www.neoseeker.com/news/7962-crytek-moves-away-from-pc-exclusive-game-development-thanks-to-piracy/
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Unforgiven Dec 20, 10
EA hasn't conviced me yet but at least the company is trying to upgrade its image.

Interesting article, thanks for bringing it to my attention.
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