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Crysis 2 Review

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Phalanx 22nd March 2011, 15:59 Quote
I think you would have been bang on with 6, judging from what was written to be honest.
CardJoe 22nd March 2011, 16:00 Quote
I'm just amazed you read the entire article within 1 minute of the article being published.
Phalanx 22nd March 2011, 16:01 Quote
I am a fast reader. I go through a novel in about 2 days just from reading at lunches and the odd hour in the evening.

That, and most of the space was filled with images ;) It's not that much text.
wuyanxu 22nd March 2011, 16:02 Quote
reading the review. it feels like Crysis 1/2 (half) rather than Crysis 2.

it's a step backwards from original Crysis, a step backwards towards the innovation-less generic shooter known now as CoD series.



ninja edit: wow that was a few fast posting.
Material 22nd March 2011, 16:12 Quote
Yeah well i read the review in 30 seconds. I just didn't post about it so naaaa :p
mi1ez 22nd March 2011, 16:12 Quote
7 sounds a bit generous from the description...
runbmp 22nd March 2011, 16:14 Quote
agreed, you guys definitely should of stuck to a 6.
Deadpunkdave 22nd March 2011, 16:15 Quote
At some point, surely, there will be a framework developed for human combatant AI, just as there are physics engines etc. The AI is what makes release dates slip, is hardest to write and bugcheck and is still consistently wrong. The Goldeneye effect, having completely unrealistic AI humans who somehow still provide a fun enemy (also seen to great effect in Rainbow 6 Vegas 2) is currently an FPS's best chance of avoiding being infuriating to play. Every time a dev tries to make realistic human soldiers they get it badly wrong and spend a lot of time and money doing it.
CardJoe 22nd March 2011, 16:15 Quote
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Originally Posted by Ph4lanx
I am a fast reader. I go through a novel in about 2 days just from reading at lunches and the odd hour in the evening.

That, and most of the space was filled with images ;) It's not that much text.

The review is 1795 words long. If you read it in 1 minute then you read at a rate of 30 words per second. That means you should be able to read the King James Version of the Bible (774,746 words) in 430 minutes - or just over 7 hours.

Race you.
smc8788 22nd March 2011, 16:17 Quote
*Ignores and waits for PC review*



:p
Apexgun 22nd March 2011, 16:21 Quote
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Originally Posted by smc8788
*Ignores and waits for PC review*



:p


Second that, when is the PC review coming aboot?
runbmp 22nd March 2011, 16:21 Quote
" Every time a dev tries to make realistic human soldiers they get it badly wrong and spend a lot of time and money doing it. "

Crysis 1 has some "functional AI" and from the review it looks as if this was a step back with Crysis 2.
thehippoz 22nd March 2011, 16:21 Quote
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Originally Posted by wuyanxu
reading the review. it feels like Crysis 1/2 (half) rather than Crysis 2.

it's a step backwards from original Crysis, a step backwards towards the innovation-less generic shooter known now as CoD series.



ninja edit: wow that was a few fast posting.

agreed, I kind of previewed it myself.. we need warrior in here
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Originally Posted by CardJoe
The review is 1795 words long. If you read it in 1 minute then you read at a rate of 30 words per second. That means you should be able to read the King James Version of the Bible (774,746 words) in 430 minutes - or just over 7 hours.

Race you.

it can be done in a day, but you get eye fatigue around numbers

basically you turn into a console gamer :D
CardJoe 22nd March 2011, 16:24 Quote
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Originally Posted by Apexgun
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Originally Posted by smc8788
*Ignores and waits for PC review*
:p

Second that, when is the PC review coming aboot?

Shortly - hopefully ahead of release. Basically, the PC version DRM didn't unlock until right about now. We're going to do a condensed PC review (without repeating story faults given here, mainly focussing on differences such as handling on the PC version) and graphics comparison within the next few days.

I've emboldened this because I don't want to have to repeat it over and over.
[PUNK] crompers 22nd March 2011, 16:32 Quote
Seems like theres so many shooters around nowadays you need a few stand out features, Crysis had that with it being PC exclusive, graphic monster and island setting etc etc. They have basically removed what was original and gave them a leg up over competitors, other original features such as the nano suit have been watered down and made controller friendly (whatever they may say about people not using it the way they intended). I can see that some people may enjoy this and it has its merits but I'd rather save my £40 and play warhead again, which imo is probably the best constructed Crysis installment.
CardJoe 22nd March 2011, 16:35 Quote
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Originally Posted by [PUNK
crompers]Seems like theres so many shooters around nowadays you need a few stand out features, Crysis had that with it being PC exclusive, graphic monster and island setting etc etc. They have basically removed what was original and gave them a leg up over competitors, other original features such as the nano suit have been watered down and made controller friendly (whatever they may say about people not using it the way they intended). I can see that some people may enjoy this and it has its merits but I'd rather save my £40 and play warhead again, which imo is probably the best constructed Crysis installment.

Sums it up, really.
Centy-face 22nd March 2011, 16:37 Quote
So it's basically trying to be Crysis of Duty?

I had no intention of getting this since I like to avoid anything that comes out with the 360 as the lead platform unless it can prove it isn't crap. Still will be interesting from an engine standpoint to see the PC review. I expect lots of sneering at the graphics options menu.
Parge 22nd March 2011, 16:44 Quote
Well, its kinda what I expected really! So no disappointment, apart from the obvious disappointment.
Blackmoon181 22nd March 2011, 16:49 Quote
i'm looking forward purely to see how scalable cryengine 3 is.
DrTiCool 22nd March 2011, 16:52 Quote
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Originally Posted by Parge
Well, its kinda what I expected really! So no disappointment, apart from the obvious disappointment.

+1
mjm25 22nd March 2011, 16:53 Quote
I want Gunsmiths take on this...
Nikols 22nd March 2011, 17:01 Quote
So is it beyond our wildest dreams to imagine the pc single player to dish out the graphics at the higher end of the scale continuously while having the umph to handle decent AI?
If it's plausible what's wrong with the xbox version may be easily sorted on the pc??
I have zero interest in the multiplayer, genuinely thought the demo was tacky and cartoonish but I'm praying the single player is salvageable

Also, Joe, is it better than homefront?
ut66 22nd March 2011, 17:29 Quote
maximum BS
Bungletron 22nd March 2011, 17:51 Quote
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Originally Posted by CardJoe
Shortly - hopefully ahead of release. Basically, the PC version DRM didn't unlock until right about now. We're going to do a condensed PC review (without repeating story faults given here, mainly focussing on differences such as handling on the PC version) and graphics comparison within the next few days.

I've emboldened this because I don't want to have to repeat it over and over.

I was thinking about pre-ordering this today but your luke warm review is making me think twice (might save it for the sale at the end of the year instead), do you really not believe the shortcomings petaining to slow downs and AI might not be improved?

I need something to help me decide to pre-order because I am a total mug and the nice boys at EA marketting are swaying me by offering to throw in LIMITED EDITION special free gifts if I do...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iqxBfGriZw&feature=related
bogie170 22nd March 2011, 17:53 Quote
I played the PC demo for 10 minutes and found it infuriating. There were server browser and connection issues, mouse lag, blurry graphics. I was not impressed at all. I think I will give this a miss.

Roll on Battlefield 3 !!!
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