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post #1 of 40
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Does anyone know how close to Farcry is the new game Crysis supposed to be. I really enjoy playing PC versions of games alot more than on consoles. I was really addicted to Farcry and would like another game to come out that would keep me into it like that. Farcry was the best game IMHO to ever hit the PC, so hopefully Crysis is similiar. I thought a few years back that they said in development that it was supposed to be.

I have played all the other similar ones that the game stores have recommended to me. Half life,Halo2, No one lives forever 2, and the Call of duty games. Soldiers of fortune 2, which I also really liked, is another game that I would like something similar to.

Any suggestions from anyone. Thanks
post #2 of 40
According to Metacritic, the Crysis is scheduled to be released on 9-4-2007.

http://www.metacritic.com/games/plat...rysis?q=crysis

STALKER has similar gameplay in is worth checking out.
post #3 of 40
You mentioned Half Life but I just wanted to make sure you have played Half Life 2 and the Half Life 2 episodic content.

Unreal Tournement 04 was great for multiplayer. Also Battlefield 2.

I loved Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast. One of my favorite games.

Serious Sam II was a fun frenetic distraction.

Played a little of Chronicles of Riddick and it was OK.

Quake 4 was shallow but fun.

Play Doom3 in the dark. Also the expansion pack. This game was destroyed by the press but was a good time. Extremely shallow.

FEAR was a great game for PC. That is really the game to play in the dark. You just might piss yourself. Expansion pack too.

I too hope that Crysis is like Far Cry as it was one of my favorite games of all time. The footage I have seen looks like it is in the same vein but a lot of new ideas and gameplay tactics. I would not expect it until the holidays though. I am trying to act like it doesn't exist because I can't upgrade my computer yet and my 6800GT just can't cut it anymore.
post #4 of 40
Crysis looks unreal and I'm also waiting for Enemy Territory: Quake Wars.
post #5 of 40
I've been PC gaming since the good ol 386/33 and Crysis is simply my most anticipated PC game ever. As soon as Penryn chips hit the market I will be doing a complete overhaul of my PC so I can play this game with maximum detail.
post #6 of 40
I am waiting for Vista SP1 so I can play Crysis....
post #7 of 40
Seconded, Vista wont be on my horizon until I have no choice.

Also...if a game like STALKER can beat-up on a 8800GTX, and we know SLI never gives a doubling of performance, I'll bet Crysis at max detail at high rez is going to gut most of the video subsystems out there, the same way FarCry did.

Since I'm planning on building a rig this week (ordering), I'm guessing by the time Crysis comes out whatever I buy will struggle big time at 1080p.
post #8 of 40
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I was looking into this game some more. All of the games that I have mentioned in the original post looked pretty good on my computer. They were all capable of playing without stuttering and like I said Farcry really impressed me even with the video card I have in my Dell.

What I was curiuos about is that everyone seems to think Crysis will destroy older cards and you will need a new video card for it. Do you think it will be a neccessity to get a new video card if the other games I had played problem free or can I get away without an upgrade?

The card is the Radeon X-300 series.
post #9 of 40
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Originally Posted by eghill1125 View Post

Farcry was the best game IMHO to ever hit the PC, so hopefully Crysis is similiar.

I agree......I love HL2 also, but I've played through FC so many times......its just fun.(it was also a relatively difficult game, compared to most fps)

Crysis looks to really expand the concept of having each combat experience be rather unique through all the choices available through the nano suit and the destructible environments. Like FC or even more, it will also set the bar for graphics and take a monster PC to run it on max settings.

My PC upgrade won't happen till that game is released. Until then, the ol' 6800gt will have to keep chuggin along.

www.incrysis.com is one of the better websites about the game.

BTW, I really loved the SOF games too. In a way I looked at FC as sort of a SOF 3, even though Crytek has nothing to do with Raven.
post #10 of 40
The original SOF is a game thats still worth playing even today....sadly I've practically memorized the game, but it just never gets old blowing half of someones head off, even with the ancient-history graphics
post #11 of 40
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Originally Posted by HeadRusch View Post

The original SOF is a game thats still worth playing even today....sadly I've practically memorized the game, but it just never gets old blowing half of someones head off, even with the ancient-history graphics

gibs!!!


post #12 of 40
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Originally Posted by eghill1125 View Post

I was looking into this game some more. All of the games that I have mentioned in the original post looked pretty good on my computer. They were all capable of playing without stuttering and like I said Farcry really impressed me even with the video card I have in my Dell.

What I was curiuos about is that everyone seems to think Crysis will destroy older cards and you will need a new video card for it. Do you think it will be a neccessity to get a new video card if the other games I had played problem free or can I get away without an upgrade?

The card is the Radeon X-300 series.

I'd get a better card if i were you, I have a x850 something or other and i am wondering if i will have to play on low settings.......
post #13 of 40
Any idea how the 8800gts 640 and a e6600 C2D would handle the game?

I have 2gb of ram, should I upgrade to 4gb?
post #14 of 40
no need to upgrade to 4 gigs of ram ifyou dont have vista xp wont use it. But man i hate vista anything that breaks pc games is the devil! until it works and make my games prettier then its ok
post #15 of 40
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no need to upgrade to 4 gigs of ram ifyou dont have vista xp wont use it. But man i hate vista anything that breaks pc games is the devil! until it works and make my games prettier then its ok

I agree... Windows XP is too good for me to want to upgrade to Vista.
post #16 of 40
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But man i hate vista anything that breaks pc games is the devil!



I guess the anti-Vista sentiment is just the popular thing around the Internet. All I know is I upgraded to Vista on launch day and haven't experienced a "broken pc game" yet.
post #17 of 40
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I guess the anti-Vista sentiment is just the popular thing around the Internet. All I know is I upgraded to Vista on launch day and haven't experienced a "broken pc game" yet.

I'm not Anti-Vista, I just haven't seen incentive for me to switch yet.

When Crysis comes out, I'll probably upgrade then.
post #18 of 40
I have no reason to upgrade to Vista, the first thing I do with an OS is turn all that pretty **** off
post #19 of 40
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Originally Posted by HeadRusch View Post

I have no reason to upgrade to Vista, the first thing I do with an OS is turn all that pretty **** off

Yea, I know your speed>looks stance.

I partly agree: My work XP machine has the bare miminum the OS can offer... no theme, wallpaper, etc.. I can't really see any of that when I work anyway. But for home surfing, email, etc., I like thick frosting.
post #20 of 40
When everyone was going apeshit over the Tom Cruise MINORITY REPORT virtual interface and sayng "Thats where Computers need to be!!", I looked at it and went "Man, my arm would get tired fast, Gimme a Mouse and an armrest!".
post #21 of 40
The only complaint I have with Vista is that I cannot play Call of Duty II multiplayer, single player works great but MP will not launch even in admin mode. All other games I own play just fine.

I built a new pc rig around Vista so I could be prepared for the latest DX10 videogames like Crysis. I'm finding that Vista is a very different Windows platform that has a slight learning curve from previous versions of Windows. It may have some bugs now but I'm sure it will shine in the very near future.

So basically if you are a hardcore pc gamer then you will eventually want a DX10 capable videocard and Windows Vista, so why wait?. I'm ready to rock! Gimme Crysis!
post #22 of 40
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Originally Posted by crackyflipside View Post

I'm not Anti-Vista, I just haven't seen incentive for me to switch yet.

When Crysis comes out, I'll probably upgrade then.

For me, maybe.

Games like Crysis and U3 need to run better in Vista, and look noticeably better for me to upgrade. XP is working just fine for me. Besides games, I see myself using Ubuntu in the future more than Vista. I've never really liked anything Linux before, but I've been toying with the last couple Ubuntu releases on a few of my older boxes, and I must say I'm impressed.

I'll likely either go that rout or buy a Mac.....I can always dual boot to Windows if I need to.
post #23 of 40
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Originally Posted by HeadRusch View Post

The original SOF is a game thats still worth playing even today....sadly I've practically memorized the game, but it just never gets old blowing half of someones head off, even with the ancient-history graphics

I just have to chime in here again about the SOF games......

The first one had great single player, and SOF II had the best CTF I've ever played.....the incendiary grenades were the best thing since Greek Fire!
post #24 of 40
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Originally Posted by jedimastergrant View Post

Serious Sam II was a fun frenetic distraction.

That game is 3x more fun playing Co-op, shoosting baddie after baddie is more enjoyable with teammates. Too bad I found out only after I got tired of playing it.
post #25 of 40
Here is a great article that has information specific to how similar Far Cry is to Crysis. It looks like they took everything that was great in Far Cry and amplified it to insane levels.

http://www.computerandvideogames.com....php?id=166004
post #26 of 40
Also can't wait for Crysis. Stalker? I have 2 similar computers running XP. 1 has 7950gt/512 and the other an 8800gts/640. The 7950 plays better! Higher minimum fps and higher max fps. Something goofy 'bout 8800 drivers or I need a much faster CPU. 2142 was a blast but had more fun on POE. Not many servers now.
post #27 of 40
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Originally Posted by jedimastergrant View Post

Here is a great article that has information specific to how similar Far Cry is to Crysis. It looks like they took everything that was great in Far Cry and amplified it to insane levels.

http://www.computerandvideogames.com....php?id=166004

hehe.....I cannot wait to beat someone with a chicken!

The box art looks awesome!

Source: inCrysis
post #28 of 40
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Originally Posted by HeadRusch View Post

The original SOF is a game thats still worth playing even today....sadly I've practically memorized the game, but it just never gets old blowing half of someones head off, even with the ancient-history graphics

A new SOF game is under development. Unfortunately, it looks like this will be relegated to a budget title.
post #29 of 40
Watch the latest video of Crysis focusing on the weapons. Lots of gameplay. I am about to break my vow not to upgrade my PC this year. You might need to go elsewhere to get an HD version though.

http://media.pc.ign.com/media/694/694190/vids_1.html
post #30 of 40
Yeah, that looks sick. I love how you can launch a missile in any direction, then steer it into its target.(ala HL2) Only in Crysis, you can launch multiple missiles in succession, and then guide each one into a different target on the fly. Oooo, those are going to be some awesome ambushes!

Edit: Download here
(a couple steps involved, but it works)
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