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post #61 of 135
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Originally Posted by DaverJ View Post

Great to hear!

Mine should be delivered today or tomorrow. What does FRAPS report on your system at "high" settings?

I'll have to try FRAPS tonight, but it played smoothly.
post #62 of 135
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Originally Posted by cohagen View Post

One of my own Vietnam screens that I had online already..

Is this jungle modelled below really that much worse than the "feel" of the jungle you get from Crysis?

It's ridiculous to compare that screenshot to any from Crysis.
post #63 of 135
I've admitted technically Crysis has much better graphics and detail. But that alone does not make an environment palatable. I'd much rather spend a few hours in a BFVietnam jungle than the jungle in Crysis. That is my point. The jungle in Crysis with the water, the little turtle, the sunrise... it all feels contrived and artificial to me. Just unpleasant.

Textures, the game engine, the physics, character models... all play a role. It's not enough to just model a bunch of leaves!

The character models in Crysis I thought were pretty appalling for example.
post #64 of 135
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Originally Posted by MarkcusD View Post

I'll have to try FRAPS tonight, but it played smoothly.

I'd recommend running the timedemo benchmarking routines for a better performance comparison. I finally managed to get SLI working on the demo with my 7950 GX2 (Opty 165 @ 2.4) and was averaging 31 fps at 1680x1050 with mostly medium settings and about 27 fps with most of the settings at high. I think that's fairly reasonable to play through the game and, as I usually do with these graphics heavy games, will probably play it again sometime down the road with an upgraded system to see what I missed.

PS - My son (who, granted, isn't as anal about graphics) played through the demo on his AMD64 3K + 6800GT machine at 1280x1024 on mostly medium settings. So some of the hysteria related to the system requirements to play the game has been amusing. Having some graphical headroom built into a graphics engine for improved hardware can be a good thing.
post #65 of 135
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Originally Posted by MarkcusD View Post

Here's my review: it rocks! I only had time to play for about 90 minutes last night, but it's a ton of fun. It also runs better than the demo-I'm running at 1650x1080 2AA all on high. I haven't tried the very high hack that worked in the demo yet. My system: quad core, 8800gtx, windows xp, 4gb ram. Anyone else get it yet?

Got my copy yesterday but only had about 1/2 hour free to start off the first level. On setup I'm at 1920x1200 4x aa and all settings on high and it played very smooth. I notice you mention the "very high settings hack". I notice those settings are grayed out on my setup. So you have to do a hack to enable very high? I would like to try a setting or two on very high and fiddle around with the settings more.

I'm running a E6850 3.0ghz 2gb ram EVGA 8800GTX Win XP DX9..

Thanks,

Jim
post #66 of 135
So this game still isn't scaling very well with SLI, correct?
post #67 of 135
The Crysis Demo beach looks too club med, like the beach in Far Cry. Pretty but not gritty. OK for a place to build a resort...so South Pacific, so bright. Maybe further into the actual game the jungle may get grittier, but demo jungle just looks too pretty to look real IMO.

EDIT: the jungle in Vietcong is gritty. Lots of haze and shadows. The jungle in Crysis is bright with a lot of light filtering thru. Maybe thats the diff between a dense rain forest jungle (VC) vs a tropical island forest (Crysis).
post #68 of 135
Thats the same feeling I got... lol. Might be good for a game of beach volleyball!
post #69 of 135
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Originally Posted by HeadRusch View Post

So this game still isn't scaling very well with SLI, correct?

Scales just fine for me after I got it working. I think it was more of a driver issue than a game issue (i.e. the SLI profile not being properly activated by the drivers). I was actually losing a little performance with SLI activated so I went to single GPU mode and was getting avg fps in the high teens in the timedemo. After reading about folks here and there saying they had SLI working I did some driver voodoo (on 169.04), activated dual GPU mode again and hit the 31 fps avg mentioned above. You could argue about what is adequate scaling but it will vary from game to game and depends on your other hardware. For me, going from unplayable to playable is the payoff.
post #70 of 135
Gamespot Crysis performance review.
post #71 of 135
This game is as over hyped as halo 3, the 2 biggest letdowns of the year for me. And don't even try to compare the controls of the vehicles to BF2 they should not even in the same sentence.
The AI in crysis is pretty stupid for the most part, though sometimes they get a clue but that is few and far between. I like the view distance but it feels very artificial. The jungle feels "strung together" but IMO looks quite nice.
I like the guns and the feel of them, I hate how long it takes to pick one up (common patch!) it has some new features for a FPS but other than the suit nothing new here.

I've played though the game and have been playing the multi but if I had to give this a score it would be,

7 out of 10, pretty good but could have been freaking great!

ps all the reviews are payed off and can go get A PAIR OF BALLS AND REVIEW IT HOW IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN. lol
post #72 of 135
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Originally Posted by N8DOGG View Post

And don't even try to compare the controls of the vehicles to BF2 they should not even in the same sentence.

Is that because they are identical? The vehicles in BF2 control the same way as they do in Crysis....dunno what you're getting at here.

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ps all the reviews are payed off and can go get A PAIR OF BALLS AND REVIEW IT HOW IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN. lol

Best looking game on a PC, demanding hardware requirements, reasonable AI.....whats the problem?
post #73 of 135
The vehicles do not control like bf2, I've been messing around with them for a few days now in multi, sorry similar but not the same by any means.
If you really believe this game deserves a very high 9, there is truly no hope for us all.
Best looking? maybe but that doesn't = fun
why the hardware requirements matter i dunno.
reasonable ai? exactly my point, all this time spent on this game, all the money and resources, you'd think they would be remarkable, not running around like chickens with their heads cut off half the time.

My bet would be people that love this game also though gears of war was fantastic.
Well each to his own I guess, I just really expected more.
post #74 of 135
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Originally Posted by N8DOGG View Post

The vehicles do not control like bf2, I've been messing around with them for a few days now in multi, sorry similar but not the same by any means.
If you really believe this game deserves a very high 9, there is truly no hope for us all.
Best looking? maybe but that doesn't = fun
why the hardware requirements matter i dunno.
reasonable ai? exactly my point, all this time spent on this game, all the money and resources, you'd think they would be remarkable, not running around like chickens with their heads cut off half the time.

My bet would be people that love this game also though gears of war was fantastic.
Well each to his own I guess, I just really expected more.

Is the AI your main gripe here?
post #75 of 135
just finished Crysis, overall a very good game
post #76 of 135
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Originally Posted by N8DOGG View Post

The vehicles do not control like bf2, I've been messing around with them for a few days now in multi, sorry similar but not the same by any means.
If you really believe this game deserves a very high 9, there is truly no hope for us all.
Best looking? maybe but that doesn't = fun
why the hardware requirements matter i dunno.
reasonable ai? exactly my point, all this time spent on this game, all the money and resources, you'd think they would be remarkable, not running around like chickens with their heads cut off half the time.

My bet would be people that love this game also though gears of war was fantastic.
Well each to his own I guess, I just really expected more.

Hmmm...Crysis, Halo3 and Gears of War = mediocre. Just curious about what recent games you thought were worthwhile?
post #77 of 135
^^^^^ Seconded...I dont get what you consider a good game then, since you appear to have some pretty high standards.

To me the jeep/truck control exactly the same in Crysis as they do in BF2 (the tanks, armored STRIKER, jeeps, etc), only Crysis is all sand and has limited places to take the vehicles, unlike BF2's wide open space. Dunno what this problem is that you're experiencing, I haven't gotten to any flying vehicles yet, but I'm sure they'll be equally controllable.
post #78 of 135
Maybe he has a difficult time hitting "F" to enter/exit vehicles instead of "E". That's the only difference I see. Oh, and you can shoot from the driver's seat.
post #79 of 135
The vehicles were great.
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The VTOL initially gave me trouble because I kept trying to ascend with the mouse. Lol, anyway the group fighting towards the end of the game is manic! With the exception of the "zero gravity part" which did not last long, I thoroughly enjoyed Crysis.

It is now time for a choke-a-bitch and stealth playthrough!
post #80 of 135
Is there anywhere any information, what settings anandtech.com used when benchmarking this game in the 8800GT and the HD3870 comaprison ?
post #81 of 135
Well if you've played bf2 go jump in the chopper in crysis and see.
Well I'd have to say for me COD4 was a pretty great game, good attempt at some new things, great graphics, the AI were smart for the most part and just all around a fun game that had a great story.

It's bad things were the length was WAY to short, not enough vehicle interaction (but when you did it was awsome), sometimes the Ai would get stuck in a route, length of course and the air/chopper strikes were kinda crappy cause they never hit anything.

I also though bio-shock was pretty slick, it had a fantastic story.

Don't get me wrong the multi in crysis is pretty fun (though it needs WAY more maps and modes) but the single player didn't live up to the hype IMO.
post #82 of 135
I purchased this game yesterday and have had quite a few problems. It looks awesome when it does work. But I've had it crash my computer once (blue screen), get a screwed up picture that stayed even after shutting down the game forcing me to restart the computer, the 64 bit exe doesn't load past a blank screen, a couple of game crashes, and I've had some minor video issues throughout. I have a feeling it's because of Vista 64, but is it too much to ask for them to release a working game on the higher end systems? My roomate works at Falcoln Northwest and he says they don't use this game as a demo because of all the problems.
post #83 of 135
I personally wouldn't run Vista 64 with the attitude that everything is going to work 100% right out of the box. Its too new (VISTA) and the 64 bit architecture only compounds things.

Kinda reminds me of the days when people went to NT when it came out and started complaining when games wouldn't work. "Gee...ya think?"
post #84 of 135
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/24...yped-game-ever

Looks like ALOT of people share my opinion.
post #85 of 135
Holy crap, am I the only one that's made the mistake of trying to run Crysis Windowed at 1920x1080? It moved at about 0fps, then I tried to go full screen and it crashed on me.
post #86 of 135
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Originally Posted by policy View Post

I tried to go full screen and it crashed on me.

I've had some problems with crashing... mainly after restarting a save after dying.
post #87 of 135
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Originally Posted by N8DOGG View Post

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/24...yped-game-ever

Looks like ALOT of people share my opinion.

Way to link to a forum seemingly populated by a bunch of 9th graders.
post #88 of 135
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Originally Posted by N8DOGG View Post

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/24...yped-game-ever

Looks like ALOT of people share my opinion.

A 1 page thread with about half speaking negatively about Crysis. That's far from A LOT.

This is my favorite post:
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Nope it was minorly hyped just gamers who want to get their hands on it hype. Not the spending 8billion on advertising hype

So true. I don't remember seeing any ads anywhere for this game. Hell I saw more ads for Far Cry.

When I think overhyped I'm thinking of Halo 3 cups at 7-11 complete with green flavored slurpee and posters on the windows.
post #89 of 135
geezus christ! Well it doesn't really matter what link I put because your just gonna say it's dumb or untrue, kinda like a 9th grader eh? lol
It's ok though, I know I have a nice ass anyways.
post #90 of 135
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Originally Posted by N8DOGG View Post

geezus christ! Well it doesn't really matter what link I put because your just gonna say it's dumb or untrue, kinda like a 9th grader eh? lol
It's ok though, I know I have a nice ass anyways.

No, actually most of the people on that forum aren't complaining about the game. I assume you posted that link to show that EVERYONE thought Crysis was over-hyped, but the posts in the link you gave us don't seem to indicate that. Most people were saying it WASN'T overhyped (giving that nod to Halo 3)
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