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Yesterday i got a new computer a HD 4850, 4GB of RAM, and an Intel Dual core 2.2 GHz processor and today i downloaded the Crysis demo made sure everything was on highest settings and gave it a try expecting to see graphics that would blow me away. I was very unimpressed it looked better than any other game I had played but not by much. This was a prerelease demo but i doubt they could have changed the graphics a lot in the time between the demo and the full game. Crysis was a real disappointment the gameplay was unimpressive and fairly standard it was not innovative apart from the nanosuit which i thought was good but certainly not worth my money. I then used a tweak to get it to DX10 on XP and I couldn't see much difference apart from slightly beter lighting effects. Was anyone else this disappointed?
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    Yep. A lot of games happen to be like that. Far Cry 2 promised so much and delivered but lacked a lot in other areas. However, the full game is A LOT better than the demo. The opening level is kinda sucky. What's your framrate with your 4850?
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    The game's graphics are great, but other than that it's all flash and no substance. They made strides forward with the graphics but took quite a few steps back with the gameplay. The mechanics would have been good maybe three or four years ago, but being that it was released last year, it's nothing special and should not be rated any higher than a 70%. It's average, nothing more.
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    The demo truly does suck. I don't see how you aren't impressed with graphics. Me on my 9850 phenom and a 4850 with 4 gigs ram, I was blown away by the beauty of the game. The first level isn't that great since there isn't much to see at all, and the beautiful graphics come later. The only real amazing thing in the first level is the amount and clarity of shading in the game. Right when you land in the parachute take a look around you. The shading is amazing, you can barely see the pixels of a shade. I love the game and have beaten it and warhead a total of like 12 times. Also for thegrymoire, i get more than 50 frames on all high and the top resolution for my 19 inch monitor. When you run it in dx10 make sure you set all settings to Very High, not just high. If you can of course since it can only be activated in vista.
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    Damn, i played Crysis on an 8600gts (i know, fail) and i even liked it. Cant wait until i try it on my HD 4870, expected this week.
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    "I was very unimpressed it looked better than any other game I had played but not by much. This was a prerelease demo.." lol, what? so it rocked? but you thought it sucked? and then you admit it was the pre-release demo, hence basically countering your own complain . all within the first line of this thread.
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    Posted by gamebrigada The demo truly does suck. I don't see how you aren't impressed with graphics. Me on my 9850 phenom and a 4850 with 4 gigs ram, I was blown away by the beauty of the game. The first level isn't that great since there isn't much to see at all, and the beautiful graphics come later. The only real amazing thing in the first level is the amount and clarity of shading in the game. Right when you land in the parachute take a look around you. The shading is amazing, you can barely see the pixels of a shade. I love the game and have beaten it and warhead a total of like 12 times. Also for thegrymoire, i get more than 50 frames on all high and the top resolution for my 19 inch monitor. When you run it in dx10 make sure you set all settings to Very High, not just high. If you can of course since it can only be activated in vista.
    Right. That settles it then. I need more RAM. I get 30FPS average on all settings Very High 1280x1024. (vista ultimate)
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    Posted by BlackHoleSon Damn, i played Crysis on an 8600gts (i know, fail) and i even liked it. Cant wait until i try it on my HD 4870, expected this week.
    the 4870 literally tears through it. It's really good. Make sure you overclock it. You can get a little extra.
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    To tell you the truth, Crysis (especially warhead) actually has GREAT gameplay, it's definitley one of the better PC single player shooting games, people who keep saying how it has no substance as a story clearly haven't been playing Crysis right, although it does come at the price of having a top of the line PC. And yes, Crysis DOES look amazing. Right Click>View to see full size 2560x1600 Right Click>View to see full size 2560x1600
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    Posted by Moses To tell you the truth, Crysis (especially warhead) actually has GREAT gameplay, it's definitley one of the better PC single player shooting games, people who keep saying how it has no substance as a story clearly haven't been playing Crysis right, although it does come at the price of having a top of the line PC. And yes, Crysis DOES look amazing. *pics*
    In the first pic at the back, is that a chicken? Anyways, It has good graphic in crysis but it lacks gameplay.
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    Yes that's a chicken. Also, be fucking grateful you can actually run crysis. I have a Nivida 7600 (256mb).. so I can just barely run newer games (Not all of them of course)
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    Posted by Moses To tell you the truth, Crysis (especially warhead) actually has GREAT gameplay, it's definitley one of the better PC single player shooting games, people who keep saying how it has no substance as a story clearly haven't been playing Crysis right, although it does come at the price of having a top of the line PC. And yes, Crysis DOES look amazing. *Pics* Are you using a graphical mod for that? Because it looks better then it usually does :O
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  • It looks like just a custom config and maybe time of day file. hmm, Might have been enhanced in photoshop too, I see some film grain and that definatley isn't in Crysis/Warhead.
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  • You're standards are way to high, seriously.
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    What "other games" are you talking about?
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    Posted by Moses To tell you the truth, Crysis (especially warhead) actually has GREAT gameplay, it's definitley one of the better PC single player shooting games, people who keep saying how it has no substance as a story clearly haven't been playing Crysis right, although it does come at the price of having a top of the line PC. And yes, Crysis DOES look amazing. *Awesomepicturesthatshowthatcrysisrocks*
    Have to admit hear, since I played the Beta a year ago with an 8600 GT I felt in Love with the game. I couldn't play the game on higher settings then middle, but even then the graphics were better then most games when Crysis was released. After getting my 8800 GTX a half year letter I played through Crysis like 15 times, I don't have it atm on my HDD because I don't have that much space, hopefully I'm getting a new HDD this week, then Crysis and Warhead are getting played again. :P
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    I'd say it's the resolution, when i first got my new computer i used 1024 x 768 and wasn't that impressed, but then i noticed i could set it to 1680 x 1050 and it looked so much better (only the trees looks a bit badly pixelized from a distance because i can't have AA on). I haven't played the demo, but the full game (even though it could get a little boring at times) was awesome if you play through it.
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    Posted by Spawndex "I was very unimpressed it looked better than any other game I had played but not by much. This was a prerelease demo.." lol, what? so it rocked? but you thought it sucked? and then you admit it was the pre-release demo, hence basically countering your own complain . all within the first line of this thread.
    what i meant was it was better than any other game but not by much and read the rest of the prerelease demo sentence
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    Maybe its the resolution im playing at 1440x900 sometimes the tree branches look really lame and pixelated and also for whatever reason the laser sight on the pistol is just a red square and looks terrible and could have been easily improved.
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    Posted by TheGrymoire Yep. A lot of games happen to be like that. Far Cry 2 promised so much and delivered but lacked a lot in other areas. However, the full game is A LOT better than the demo. The opening level is kinda sucky. What's your framrate with your 4850?
    I don't know how to check my framerate in Crysis what is the console command or whatever?
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    Posted by Kingofsquirrels I don't know how to check my framerate in Crysis what is the console command or whatever?
    Make a shortcut of crysis and put -DEVMODE in target, should look like this: Target: "C:\Program\Electronic Arts\Crytek\Crysis\Bin32\Crysis.exe" -DEVMODE
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    Posted by Moses To tell you the truth, Crysis (especially warhead) actually has GREAT gameplay, it's definitley one of the better PC single player shooting games, people who keep saying how it has no substance as a story clearly haven't been playing Crysis right, although it does come at the price of having a top of the line PC. And yes, Crysis DOES look amazing. *IMAGES OF RIDICULOUS RESOLUTION*
    Is that a screenshot from your PC at your playing resolution because if it is your PC owns Also do you guys think I should get a higher res monitor and if so could you recommend one
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    Posted by Moses To tell you the truth, Crysis (especially warhead) actually has GREAT gameplay, it's definitley one of the better PC single player shooting games, people who keep saying how it has no substance as a story clearly haven't been playing Crysis right, although it does come at the price of having a top of the line PC. And yes, Crysis DOES look amazing. Right Click>View to see full size 2560x1600
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    Posted by Kingofsquirrels
    Posted by Moses To tell you the truth, Crysis (especially warhead) actually has GREAT gameplay, it's definitley one of the better PC single player shooting games, people who keep saying how it has no substance as a story clearly haven't been playing Crysis right, although it does come at the price of having a top of the line PC. And yes, Crysis DOES look amazing. *IMAGES OF RIDICULOUS RESOLUTION*
    Is that a screenshot from your PC at your playing resolution because if it is your PC owns Also do you guys think I should get a higher res monitor and if so could you recommend one
    You got a 19" monitor right? I think it's fine, but a 22" is a little bit nicer. I got a new 22" for christmas and it kicks ass! :)
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    Those screenshots are on a 30 inch 2560x1600 screen.
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    Posted by Moses Those screenshots are on a 30 inch 2560x1600 screen.
    Wow ur PC must own EDIT: i doubt those are in-game screenshots they look a little photoshopped too as the trees on mine look much worse
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    Posted by Moses To tell you the truth, Crysis (especially warhead) actually has GREAT gameplay, it's definitley one of the better PC single player shooting games, people who keep saying how it has no substance as a story clearly haven't been playing Crysis right, although it does come at the price of having a top of the line PC. And yes, Crysis DOES look amazing. Right Click>View to see full size 2560x1600
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    Posted by Moses Those screenshots are on a 30 inch 2560x1600 screen.
    Wow ur PC must own EDIT: i doubt those are in-game screenshots they look a little photoshopped too as the trees on mine look much worse
    Since when can you photoshop in trees?
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    In my opinion (which I know doesn't count for much), Crysis has great graphics, with ok gameplay. Provided, I've only played the demo to see if my new comp could even run it (I can't give any specs because I'm not computer savy). I think the game looked great. Only problem was every time I got shot and my shields flaired up, my fps dipped a little. Not by much, but still noticeable
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    Crysis has amazing graphics and AI(well, at least the ai is about as smart as people in horror movies.[ie:Person1:whats that noise? Person2: I dunno. Person3:Lets go find it!]). The gameplay isnt shit like some say. Its dynamic and fun. Its a game worth buying at $30. Oh, the story sux ass.
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    Posted by Jub Jub Crysis has amazing graphics and AI(well, at least the ai is about as smart as people in horror movies.[ie:Person1:whats that noise? Person2: I dunno. Person3:Lets go find it!]). The gameplay isnt shit like some say.
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    Posted by Jub Jub Crysis has amazing graphics and AI(well, at least the ai is about as smart as people in horror movies.[ie:Person1:whats that noise? Person2: I dunno. Person3:Lets go find it!]). The gameplay isnt shit like some say.
    That's an awesome description!
    I can't tell if your being sarcastic!
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    Posted by Jub Jub Crysis has amazing graphics and AI(well, at least the ai is about as smart as people in horror movies.[ie:Person1:whats that noise? Person2: I dunno. Person3:Lets go find it!]). The gameplay isnt shit like some say.
    That's an awesome description!
    I can't tell if your being sarcastic!
    I wasn't sarcastic. :) It is really a good descritpion (and a funny one too) for the AI in Crysis!
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    Posted by Moses Those screenshots are on a 30 inch 2560x1600 screen.
    Wow ur PC must own EDIT: i doubt those are in-game screenshots they look a little photoshopped too as the trees on mine look much worse
    Maybe because you've not turned Anti-Aliasing / Antisotropic filtering on?
    Thats what i thought at first but it turns out they were both on pretty high
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    GO buy the actually game then fail at it then come back and cry that your unimpressed. Crysis is a great game, the graphics are quite good, and the gameplay is slow at the beggining but gets very fun after a few zone clears. Flying that heli was sick. I got the deom to and it was quite boring compared to what you get to do in the actuall game later on, espically the zero g aspect and having to dodge the massive amounts of aliens in the mountain complex, xD.
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    Here is an image to make my point taken on highest settings 1440x900 with the DX10 tweak found here on FPSB: PhotoLink.us This displays my point it looks good most of the time but moments like above ruin it.
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    Posted by Kingofsquirrels Here is an image to make my point taken on highest settings 1440x900 with the DX10 tweak found here on FPSB: PhotoLink.us This displays my point it looks good most of the time but moments like above ruin it.
    Hmm, well maybe it's your dx10 tweak because i play on vista dx10 on high at 1440x990 at it looks wayyyyyyyyyyyyy better than that, that looks like yoour playing in medium or low
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    Anyone who praises Crysis for being original or good in any way probably also praises Halo for the same reasons. You're all wrong. It's not a matter of opinion, neither of those games have changed anything in the shooter genre.
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    Posted by YellowJello Anyone who praises Crysis for being original or good in any way probably also praises Halo for the same reasons. You're all wrong. It's not a matter of opinion, neither of those games have changed anything in the shooter genre.
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