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Crysis 2 DirectX 11 Patch Analysis

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feathers 8th July 2011, 09:56 Quote
The "core gameplay" in Cryis 2 is excellent. I was one of the complainers prior to 1.9 patch because the game didn't run SLI on my 2 x liquid cooled 560Ti's. With 1.9 it runs perfectly and looks great. It's the best looking game available for PC. Gameplay is interesting and the cut scenes very cinematic. I've only tried multiplayer briefly but I like it so far.

Those children who say this is no longer Crysis because Crytek dared to change to a city environment? Absolute bollocks. The core gameplay remains unchanged. Crysis 2 is one of the best games I've played this year.

The character detail and animation is so good that the characters convey some level of emotion. Interesting that we're reaching a point in games now where 3d characters can do this.

I feel sorry for Crytek actually. They worked hard to produce a very good game. Made some mistakes with the PC version but certainly have made up for it now. Doesn't seem to matter what they do, kiddies will criticise and say the game is crap.

Remember how they reacted to the first Crysis? "Crysis is ****, it doesn't run maximum detail on my 8800gt, it's badly coded!"

Crysis 2 PC is the best game I've played this year.
will_123 8th July 2011, 10:09 Quote
Certainly is not one of the best games of the year, and i have no sympathy for Crytek whatsoever. I never thought either games were actually that fun to play it was all about the visuals for me. Just bog standard shooters in my opinion.
Parge 8th July 2011, 10:22 Quote
I think we all owe Crytek a big 'thank you very much' for spending time after the game was released to develop and deploy this patch. Maybe the game should have been initially released with the patch already installed, but fair play to them for still caring about us PC gamers.

Thanks!
TAG 8th July 2011, 10:25 Quote
Could we have multi gpu performance scaling numbers?
Is anything capable to run this in ultra on 3 monitors?
sotu1 8th July 2011, 10:27 Quote
Crysis 2 is awesome! I'm about to go through for my third replay. Also, just starting to get into the multiplayer which isn't bad either. Nothing special but good fun nonetheless. And my vote for best game soundtrack (possibly of all time) goes to Crysis 2.
mucgoo 8th July 2011, 10:28 Quote
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Originally Posted by feathers

The character detail and animation is so good that the characters convey some level of emotion. Interesting that we're reaching a point in games now where 3d characters can do this.

Try playing half life episode 2, been able to do that a while.
Taniniver 8th July 2011, 10:30 Quote
Anyone got performance numbers? I'm very wary that I won't actually be enable all this eye candy at my native res of 2560x1600, even with 2500K @ 4.4 Ghz and 2x GTX 570 in SLI...
Ph4ZeD 8th July 2011, 10:40 Quote
I gave up on the Crysis 2 DX11. The tessellation does look great but the high res texture pack made my textures look very pixelated. I guess its because my GPU is so low end.
TheStockBroker 8th July 2011, 10:54 Quote
I can't believe you didn't bring up any performance numbers! - It's a bit of a dog to run now!

TSB
Bungletron 8th July 2011, 10:57 Quote
I got so bored with the bland storyline and unappealing hero and characters I stopped playing. I might have a go see if this makes any difference.
wuyanxu 8th July 2011, 11:06 Quote
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Originally Posted by Ph4ZeD
I gave up on the Crysis 2 DX11. The tessellation does look great but the high res texture pack made my textures look very pixelated. I guess its because my GPU is so low end.
how dare you not having 2 GPU's. how dare you playing Crysis 2 before patch 1.9. obviously Crysis 2 was meant to be played with 2 GPU 4 months after it's released.

what was that? you have multi-GPU but want to play the game on release? bad luck.

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Originally Posted by feathers
The "core gameplay" in Cryis 2 is excellent.

Those children who say this is no longer Crysis because Crytek dared to change to a city environment? Absolute bollocks. The core gameplay remains unchanged. Crysis 2 is one of the best games I've played this year.

if you play Crysis 1 the boring way by cloak and decloak to shoot then cloak, then C2 is perfect for you. if you want any other play style, C2 doesn't offer that option. distraction doesn't exist, claymores doesn't exist, fast-switch to speed for fast reload doesn't exist. strength mode sniping doesn't exist. it's not about change to visual environment on the surface, it's about change to perfectly executed core gameplay of Crysis 1.


Crysis 2 is now like the super hot model with plastic surgery, whereas Crysis 1 is the funny, intelligent girl with whom you can always have a good time.
feathers 8th July 2011, 11:07 Quote
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Originally Posted by mucgoo
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Originally Posted by feathers

The character detail and animation is so good that the characters convey some level of emotion. Interesting that we're reaching a point in games now where 3d characters can do this.

Try playing half life episode 2, been able to do that a while.

I liked HL EP2. What I mean is the level of facial detail allows much more realism and character expression. Myst End of Ages also did it well but the character models are so detailed in Crysis 2.

People complaining about the storyline:

I don't give a ****. My life isn't that empty that I sit and analyse every detail in a story to see if it makes sense. It's fantasy and that means it doesn't have to make sense. The game is actually absorbing and the storyline over the top hollywood but it doesn't matter.
Eiffie 8th July 2011, 11:11 Quote
I gotta 5870 1gb and a i5 750@4.1ghz - getting old I know, I know. It can only play crysis 2 at 1080p with everything set to "very high" now that the directx11 patch and HQ texture pack is out yet it does this at a solid 50fps in all but the largest of areas. Looks like the next generation of graphics cards is gonna find a home in my system whenever that ends up coming out so I can push my options higher. I don't think springing for a 6k or 500gtx card would be worth it right now but for those that have one it probably makes a world of difference how far you can push your graphics up. - I haven't noticed any changes to the gameplay at all though, A.I. of the aliens still gets hung up on terrain the most outta anything else in the game for me just as much as it always did. It just looks nicer now, heh.
feathers 8th July 2011, 11:16 Quote
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Originally Posted by wuyanxu
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Originally Posted by Ph4ZeD
I gave up on the Crysis 2 DX11. The tessellation does look great but the high res texture pack made my textures look very pixelated. I guess its because my GPU is so low end.
how dare you not having 2 GPU's. how dare you playing Crysis 2 before patch 1.9. obviously Crysis 2 was meant to be played with 2 GPU 4 months after it's released.

what was that? you have multi-GPU but want to play the game on release? bad luck.

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Originally Posted by feathers
The "core gameplay" in Cryis 2 is excellent.

Those children who say this is no longer Crysis because Crytek dared to change to a city environment? Absolute bollocks. The core gameplay remains unchanged. Crysis 2 is one of the best games I've played this year.

if you play Crysis 1 the boring way by cloak and decloak to shoot then cloak, then C2 is perfect for you. if you want any other play style, C2 doesn't offer that option. distraction doesn't exist, claymores doesn't exist, fast-switch to speed for fast reload doesn't exist. strength mode sniping doesn't exist. it's not about change to visual environment on the surface, it's about change to perfectly executed core gameplay of Crysis 1.

I guess if you're someone who takes everything so seriously and regards crysis 1's core gameplay as perfect then I guess you're going to complain about crysis 2. I mean I know people whose lives are so dominated by games that they are already refusing to play Battlefield 3 when it's released because they claim it won't be perfectly balanced to suit their professional clan playing skills. I feel sorry for people who take games so seriously that they have to complain about everything on a game that's actually very absorbing.

I guess when it comes down to it, I don't try to play a game as if it was real life and spend my time worrying about weapon realism/ballistics, weapon balance etc. I play a game for the cinematic experience.

I play Crysis 2 with body vibration and surround sound so it's a very engaging experience. That's how I play all my games.
azrael- 8th July 2011, 11:16 Quote
"Splending" and "computability"?

Other than that Crysis 2 DX11 looks effing hot!
DbD 8th July 2011, 11:28 Quote
Kudos to bit-tech to not only managing to install the patch but actually review it too without going off in some sort of childish hissy fit unlike some other not so [H] sites out there.
enciem 8th July 2011, 11:47 Quote
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Originally Posted by Taniniver
Anyone got performance numbers? I'm very wary that I won't actually be enable all this eye candy at my native res of 2560x1600, even with 2500K @ 4.4 Ghz and 2x GTX 570 in SLI...

If you like to play your shooters at 60fps+ then you won't be able to turn it all up. It also starts flickering in places with some of the new shadowing. You should be able to play it on extreme settings with no DX11 though, which looks better than most other games anyway. Perhaps your processor will help but it seems to be a graphics card intensive game. I haven't done any extensive testing on what needs to be turned off to get the 60fps back from pre tessalation/DX11/Ultra upgrades. With everything maxxed it regularly dips to around 42 just for your interest.

I'm using i7 930 @3.8, 6gb Ram @1729, 2x 580 lightnings @850, win 7, 2560x1600.
xaser04 8th July 2011, 11:53 Quote
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Originally Posted by DbD
Kudos to bit-tech to not only managing to install the patch but actually review it too without going off in some sort of childish hissy fit unlike some other not so [H] sites out there.

Ignoring [H]'s actually "review" for a second I was genuinely shocked by how unprofessional Kyle Bennet acts on the forums. His responses read like some 12 year old who has just found swear words in the dictionary.
wuyanxu 8th July 2011, 11:54 Quote
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Originally Posted by feathers

I guess when it comes down to it, I don't try to play a game as if it was real life and spend my time worrying about weapon realism/ballistics, weapon balance etc. I play a game for the cinematic experience.

good for you, guess beauty is only skin deep.

but i play my game for gameplay elements, such as Plants vs Zombies, Trainyard or Portal. funny enough, i've never considered realism or ballistics with Crysis 2, it's not a military-sim, the removal of speed, strength and added simplicity to silently shoot without breaking cloak are my problems.
Cei 8th July 2011, 11:57 Quote
Hm, that's some hefty requirements. My SSD is tiny, so I doubt I could install the game on it, I don't meet the 8GB of RAM recommendation and my GTX 560Ti is probably too puny. Boo! The only thing I'm good for is the CPU...
impar 8th July 2011, 12:04 Quote
Greetings!

Didnt buy Crysis 2 on release for the surprising lack of DX11, bought it later on, started playing when the 1.9 and DX11 and HR textures packs were released.
The game is beautiful but the gameplay is boring. Its a step back from Crysis 1.
Lance 8th July 2011, 12:08 Quote
Time to order my new graphics card!!!!
feathers 8th July 2011, 12:18 Quote
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Originally Posted by wuyanxu
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Originally Posted by feathers

I guess when it comes down to it, I don't try to play a game as if it was real life and spend my time worrying about weapon realism/ballistics, weapon balance etc. I play a game for the cinematic experience.

good for you, guess beauty is only skin deep.

but i play my game for gameplay elements, such as Plants vs Zombies, Trainyard or Portal. funny enough, i've never considered realism or ballistics with Crysis 2, it's not a military-sim, the removal of speed, strength and added simplicity to silently shoot without breaking cloak are my problems.

Speed is still there. Hold down shift. Strength still there (kicking a car across a parking lot isn't something I can do in real life). Shooting whilst remaining cloaked? Couldn't do that in any Crysis version. As soon as you shoot or throw a grenade you lose cloak.

To the dude who said it's boring to play?

Not boring on my PC with body vibration. Lot of fun. I would say the game needs more than my 20 inch Samsung though. It needs a larger screen to do it justice.
Gunsmith 8th July 2011, 12:23 Quote
Crysis 2 is not as good as Crysis 1

I have spoken, we're done here.

/thread
DaBigDog 8th July 2011, 12:25 Quote
Yes the screen shots look amazing, but realistically what % of gamer's can play it at their monitors native resolution with all the bells and whistles turned on (a very small % methinks, the steam hardware survey might help here).
Why are people getting so excited about graphics they are NEVER going to see in game, it's quite ironic that there are a large number of screen shots in this article as for most people their frame rate will be like a slide show if they try and see that level of detail.
Don't get me wrong I applaud technical innovation and have been gaming since the Atari VCS so can appreciate the development of in game graphics, but I spend @£300 on a graphics card every 18 months and I still couldn't play this game as it should be seen, even when my card is new!
Maybe there should be a new rule, you judge how a game looks only at a playable frame rate on on standard test system (as well as your usual "balls out" super system), not how it could potentially look in 2-3 years time when the hardware is able to the appreciate the games potential.
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