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Crysis 2 PC demo released

Crysis 2 PC demo released

Crytek and Electronic Arts have finally released a PC version of the Crysis 2 demo.

Crytek and Electronic Arts have finally released a PC version of the Crysis 2 demo, offering gamers a chance to see how well their systems will cope with the highly anticipated title.

The demo is multiplayer-only and offers two maps and two game modes for fans to try out, just like the previously released Xbox 360 demo, though one of the maps is different.

The first map, Skyline, is set along New York rooftops and is playable in Team Deathmatch. The second, Pier 17, is a more open map that's playable in Crash Site mode.

The demo is 1.5GB to download and can be picked up from the usual places, such as GamersHell. We'd recommend taking a look at the Crysis 2 system specs to see if you can run it too.

Crysis 2 ran into trouble last month when an ornery beta copy of the game was leaked to torrent sites by an unknown source. Crytek hasn't let up on PC support however.

Check out our Crysis 2 resource centre for more information on the game, then let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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wuyanxu 1st March 2011, 10:12 Quote
Crysis resource centre?

"This content does not reflect the opinion of bit-tech's editorial team."

did EA buy a slice of your website?


nice spec, i like the recommended configuration :D but real question is what's its recommended screen resolution?
GFC 1st March 2011, 10:13 Quote
Auto aim enabled by default. Congratz Crytek, you did it again.
Jack_Pepsi 1st March 2011, 10:13 Quote
Meh.

Can't say I'm bothered tbh.
c0ldfused 1st March 2011, 10:14 Quote
I downloaded the demo this morning in the hope to see how it plays before I went to work but I was confronted with the "Creating Account" screen which for 10 minutes did nothing. I went to register at mycrysis.com but it seems like nothing is working .... :(
CardJoe 1st March 2011, 10:25 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by wuyanxu
Crysis resource centre?

"This content does not reflect the opinion of bit-tech's editorial team."

All the facts are there, along with a video and hardware spec we put together, which makes it a good place to grab info regardless.
gilljoy 1st March 2011, 10:44 Quote
cmon virgin media... dont throttle me now
Ph4ZeD 1st March 2011, 10:56 Quote
I really enjoyed the quick game I had. The graphics were great, the map enjoyable and lots of fun things to do.
BRAWL 1st March 2011, 10:56 Quote
*bookmarks on google*

i7-950... 5970... challenge accepted.
javaman 1st March 2011, 11:03 Quote
Will it run cry..s...i......hmmmm I wonder if there are computers in crysis 2 that are running crysis!! Then even crysis could run crysis =D
maximus09 1st March 2011, 11:04 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by gilljoy
cmon virgin media... dont throttle me now

LOL +1
Eggy 1st March 2011, 11:07 Quote
It's a disaster. Let's hope the SP is not affected by consolitis but I fear the worst.
Phalanx 1st March 2011, 11:17 Quote
What the hell was THAT? I feel violated. Dirty. That's not Crysis; that's some poor excuse for people who can't aim properly.
Sifter3000 1st March 2011, 11:19 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by wuyanxu
Crysis resource centre?

"This content does not reflect the opinion of bit-tech's editorial team."

did EA buy a slice of your website?

It's the same disclaimer as we use in the Industry News section.
wafflesomd 1st March 2011, 12:07 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ph4lanx
What the hell was THAT? I feel violated. Dirty. That's not Crysis; that's some poor excuse for people who can't aim properly.

This.

It sucks, don't bother.
Tokukachi 1st March 2011, 12:10 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by wafflesomd
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ph4lanx
What the hell was THAT? I feel violated. Dirty. That's not Crysis; that's some poor excuse for people who can't aim properly.

This.

It sucks, don't bother.

+1

Seriously, what the hell happened??
javaman 1st March 2011, 12:12 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by wafflesomd
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ph4lanx
What the hell was THAT? I feel violated. Dirty. That's not Crysis; that's some poor excuse for people who can't aim properly.
This.

It sucks, don't bother.

No way to turn it off at all or even hack it?

Pls tell me its not that bad and it was just really high expectations or my whole week has been made and destroyed in less than 20 comments >.>
Skiddywinks 1st March 2011, 12:17 Quote
I haven't tried the PC demo yet, but based on the 360 version, and what I am hearing here, I am predicting it will be fun to play, but at the end of the day it's going to be a console port, with almost everything negative that represents being in the game.

Round of applause for making it DX11 on the PC, but let's be honest, if they hadn't at least done that, they would have lost all credability (being Crytek and all), instead of just most of it like they have now.
keir 1st March 2011, 12:26 Quote
About to install now.
Highly recommend the Gamershell UK mirror 3.8MB/sec

Now wash the car or play crysis 2 demo..
impar 1st March 2011, 12:29 Quote
Greetings!
Quote:
Originally Posted by keir
Now wash the car or play crysis 2 demo..
Pretty sure it will rain this evening...
neonplanet40 1st March 2011, 12:50 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by keir
About to install now.
Highly recommend the Gamershell UK mirror 3.8MB/sec

Now wash the car or play crysis 2 demo..

Im pretty sure washing your car would be far more fun than this
RedFlames 1st March 2011, 12:52 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by keir
About to install now.
Highly recommend the Gamershell UK mirror 3.8MB/sec

Now wash the car or play crysis 2 demo..

wash the car
Skiddywinks 1st March 2011, 12:52 Quote
Is it really that bad?
Baz 1st March 2011, 12:52 Quote
Initial thoughts - Press Start to begin? Sorry, my PC doesn't have a START key.
Creating account - takes forever. Oh good. Gamespy. That's not universally hated for being rubbish is it.

:(
Skiddywinks 1st March 2011, 12:57 Quote
**** you Crytek. Seriously. They got lazy and screwed over their originally loyal fanbase.

I was impressed with the number of people who said do not download the leak, and to support Crytek since they are one of the few remaining developers that shows the PC any love. Can't wait to see their reaction to this.
neonplanet40 1st March 2011, 12:58 Quote
And to be fair, going by first impressions, Its not worth the asking price. Cant wait to see the amount of pre-order cancellations.
Baz 1st March 2011, 12:59 Quote
Seems MyCrysis.com is down, so you can't create an account via gamespy to play the game.

Just a reminder too guys, any positive commentary on pirating games or advocacy of such activities isn't allowed on the forums.
Phalanx 1st March 2011, 13:01 Quote
Oh well. *marks another game off his purchase list*
neonplanet40 1st March 2011, 13:06 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Baz
Seems MyCrysis.com is down, so you can't create an account via gamespy to play the game.

Just a reminder too guys, any positive commentary on pirating games or advocacy of such activities isn't allowed on the forums.


Sorry - Just trying to vent my frustration :P
samkiller42 1st March 2011, 13:41 Quote
nVidia did some benchmarks with 6 of their own GPU's. Quite an interesting read: http://www.geforce.com/#/Optimize/Guides/crysis-2-benchmarks

Downloading this currently, will see how i get along.

Sam
keir 1st March 2011, 15:09 Quote
sunny all day and tomorrow, it not been washed since November because of all the bad weath. but this demo is really good lol

runs fine on my old 8800GTX :D
wafflesomd 1st March 2011, 16:38 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skiddywinks
Is it really that bad?

It's not that it's bad. It's just that's its bland.
sausages 1st March 2011, 16:43 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by GFC
Auto aim enabled by default. Congratz Crytek, you did it again.

k0000ool! I look FoRarD to tEh dAy WhEn gaMez just pLay thEmseLfs!! ThAn i doNt EvEn NeeD tO PlAy anD i CaN juSt sit BacK and MastErb8
Fizzban 1st March 2011, 16:45 Quote
Auto-aim on a PC demo/game? Really? That should be put under the Dictionary definition of 'Fail'.
C-Sniper 1st March 2011, 17:06 Quote
Can't run it :(

Don't have the specs for it
Er-El 1st March 2011, 17:12 Quote
Why is the FOV so small? The gun takes up about a quarter of the screen space. And for some reason you can't lean even though Crytek confirmed that there would be lean.
maforduk 1st March 2011, 17:23 Quote
To get past the CREATE ACCOUNT SCREEN > Create a GAMESPY account before loading up the game.

Then once created, load up the game and use the LOG IN section instead of create account.
Toploaded 1st March 2011, 17:36 Quote
Auto aim? you gotta be kidding me.
Stewb 1st March 2011, 17:41 Quote
Had to play this to confirm for myself. Unfortunately all that has been said is true.

Not only is it a console port. Its a lazy one at that.
Auto-aim is one thing. The brightness settings alsp refer to adjusting "TV brightness". Wtf.

Controls clearly mapped directly from consoles. Dumbing down of gameplay.

One annoying this is you have to hold right click to stay aimed down sights, unlike original...

Oh and it can't play sound out of my headphones for some reason...
Spuzzell 1st March 2011, 18:19 Quote
You can turn auto aim off in the options menu.

I'm an expert on the options menu. Its where I spend all my Crysis 2 time as I've been unable to connect to a single game in 40 attempts.

Its a very consoley options menu. FYI.
ImInTheZoneBaby 1st March 2011, 19:24 Quote
I'm more looking forward to the singleplayer experience that Crysis 2 will bring. But it's nice to see my computer can run the Multiplayer Demo quite easily.

I havent completed a game yet. The servers have kicked me off three times.

D:
knuck 1st March 2011, 19:32 Quote
I can't even log on mycrysis.com after creating an account there and clicking the confirmation link


What a waste of bandwidth
Spuzzell 1st March 2011, 19:35 Quote
I still haven't managed to enter a single game.

I've even manually opened the ports the game wants and got nowhere.

On the plus side, most of the games on the server list report a 0ms ping, which is clearly fantastic. Hats off to the GameSpy code monkeys for that.
friskies 1st March 2011, 19:37 Quote
2010: Can it run crysis?
2011: Does it really want to run crysis?!? WHY?
ImInTheZoneBaby 1st March 2011, 20:04 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spuzzell

I've even manually opened the ports the game wants and got nowhere.

What ports? Where'd you get this info. Linky? :D
robump 1st March 2011, 20:05 Quote
Not amazed by the graphics
impar 1st March 2011, 20:35 Quote
Greetings!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spuzzell
You can turn auto aim off in the options menu.
Makes me wonder if all players turn it off and what is the degree of advantage that it gives you...
Spuzzell 1st March 2011, 20:42 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by ImInTheZoneBaby
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spuzzell

I've even manually opened the ports the game wants and got nowhere.

What ports? Where'd you get this info. Linky? :D

All listed in the NAT/Firewall section of the readme file in the Support folder of the demo install, but the only benefit of doing it yourself is giving you something to do for 3 mins.
Spuzzell 1st March 2011, 20:44 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by impar
Greetings!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spuzzell
You can turn auto aim off in the options menu.
Makes me wonder if all players turn it off and what is the degree of advantage that it gives you...

I have no sodding idea.

I can only tell you that turning it on has little effect on my menu navigation accuracy.
slothy89 1st March 2011, 21:41 Quote
Auto aim + PC = epic fail.. If I recall.. Isn't auto-aim intended to assist consoles with their clumsy thumbsticks? Since when did the PC need aim assist?

Only reason I'll DL this demo is for seeing how my PC handles it..
PQuiff 1st March 2011, 21:52 Quote
c2d 6600 3ghz oc 8800 gtx 4 gig

Ran sweet. 1600x1200.

The graphics are nice but im not impressed with the gamplay. It feels very floaty, and blurry every time you do something some post processing filter kicks in..
impar 1st March 2011, 21:57 Quote
Greetings!

Available in Steam too.
keir 1st March 2011, 22:13 Quote
Change the graphics from Hardcore to Advanced and it turns off the omg lets blue the **** out of everything! feature.
smc8788 1st March 2011, 22:19 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spuzzell
I still haven't managed to enter a single game.

My NAT type is listed as strict, but I've still been able to get into a few games so far. That said, I've had more luck joining servers which are almost empty.
Kaiwan 1st March 2011, 22:20 Quote
Currently downloading through steam. Will prob try tomorrow.
morkfromork 1st March 2011, 22:24 Quote
Will give this a try. Steam downloads seems to be busy :D. Think The whole world is downloading from steam. Will see how it goes and give it a try tomorrow.

Hopefully it will be worth the wait.
Hamfunk 1st March 2011, 23:03 Quote
Well if you love perks, unlocks, awards, restricted classes until your a certain level, an unforgiving lack of teamwork and shovel loads of points for a single kill, then you'll love......... CALL OF DUTY and CRYSIS 2!

I for one will not be buying the game to support crytek and pc gaming!
tristanperry 1st March 2011, 23:39 Quote
Have played it a bit this evening. Is (sadly) nothing special IMO. It definitely feels like a 99% console game which was 'PCified' (ugh) as a last thought.

I was considering buying it when it came out, although now I'll probably wait to see what the reviews of the single player are like and possible buying it after it comes down in price.
Wira 2nd March 2011, 00:25 Quote
these comments are generally depressing -.-

Guess I'll wait around for Shogun 2 then
javaman 2nd March 2011, 01:13 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by
Before everyone totally jumps on the "*@!# crytech" bandwagon
Is it possible the demo was designed from the console game and ported to PC rather than redesigning another demo version from the PC code? Might also be to reduce expectations so when the game hits it'll have been worry over nothing!
Eggy 2nd March 2011, 08:54 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by javaman
Before everyone totally jumps on the "*@!# crytech" bandwagon
Is it possible the demo was designed from the console game and ported to PC rather than redesigning another demo version from the PC code? Might also be to reduce expectations so when the game hits it'll have been worry over nothing!
Apparently the full game will not ship with DX10 or DX11 support. This will be introduced via a patch later. Way to **** on the PC crowd Crytek.

Bye bye Crytek as PC centric developer. Pretty sure the SP will have been butchered to be able to run on a consoles as well.
Skiddywinks 2nd March 2011, 09:51 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eggy
Quote:
Originally Posted by javaman
Before everyone totally jumps on the "*@!# crytech" bandwagon
Is it possible the demo was designed from the console game and ported to PC rather than redesigning another demo version from the PC code? Might also be to reduce expectations so when the game hits it'll have been worry over nothing!
Apparently the full game will not ship with DX10 or DX11 support. This will be introduced via a patch later. Way to **** on the PC crowd Crytek.

Bye bye Crytek as PC centric developer. Pretty sure the SP will have been butchered to be able to run on a consoles as well.

I heard this yesterday too. What a joke. There is nothing whatsoever about this game that suggests they give a **** about PC anymore, despite what they say. And on top of that, the actual game itself has been gutted to get the suit modes working on the consoles.

I don't think I have been this disappointed in a long time. I was hoping Crytek would remind everyone why PC gaming is superior. Instead, they have just further demonstrated the declining state of mainstream PC gaming.
leveller 2nd March 2011, 10:07 Quote
Interesting comments. I'm only slightly miffed about all the negatives people are mentioning because all of the things that have been mentioned will be fixed either by patches or community.

You lot are a right bunch of drama queens today.

I won't download the demo because multiplayer doesn't interest me as much as single player and I'd rather play it when the dedicated PC version comes out, and likely after the DX11 patch is released as well. And hopefully by then itll be cheaper in a Steam sale of sorts.
flibblesan 2nd March 2011, 10:23 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eggy
Apparently the full game will not ship with DX10 or DX11 support. This will be introduced via a patch later. Way to **** on the PC crowd Crytek.

Bye bye Crytek as PC centric developer. Pretty sure the SP will have been butchered to be able to run on a consoles as well.

Not really. Crysis 2 multiplayer is being done by Crytek UK (formerly Free Radical, creator of Time Splitters) so it would explain why it feels like a console game. The single player portion is being done by Crytek in Germany so it should feel like the original Crysis did.

People are complaining about the game based on a multiplayer demo built from old code. Wait until the game is released and give it a chance before rubbishing it.
LeMaltor 2nd March 2011, 10:27 Quote
Why a MP demo and not SP + MP like C1? And where's the start button?
Sleepy Ben 2nd March 2011, 10:38 Quote
Downloaded the Crysis 2 Demo - installed it and allowed access through the firewall. Cannot login because both my emails are registered with gamespy but I cannot remember the passwords and I cannot find how to retrieve them. Retrieving the password redirects me to 'mycrysis' and according to that site my emails are NOT registered!

Gamespy IS horrible which is why I prefer to avoid it and Crytek are going to lose a lot of customers through using it. If I cannot try the demo I sure as **** aren't going to buy the game - and thanks for a bulky 1.5gb download that includes a lengthy and unnecessary intro video! Crytek need to fire some idiot for that 'brainwave'!
Nicho133 2nd March 2011, 10:44 Quote
It's also not letting me create an account, though the game and the website.
Gunsmith 2nd March 2011, 11:01 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by flibblesan
Not really. Crysis 2 multiplayer is being done by Crytek UK (formerly Free Radical, creator of Time Splitters) so it would explain why it feels like a console game. The single player portion is being done by Crytek in Germany so it should feel like the original Crysis did.

People are complaining about the game based on a multiplayer demo built from old code. Wait until the game is released and give it a chance before rubbishing it.

^THIS.
wuyanxu 2nd March 2011, 11:45 Quote
Quote:

Settings on 'Advanced' 1680x1050

FOV 85

http://uhclan.co.uk/share/fov85.jpg


FOV default

http://uhclan.co.uk/share/fov_default.jpg

I used the following +commands in a shortcut:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\Crytek\Crysis 2 Demo\bin32\Crysis2Demo.exe" +cl_fov=90 +r_DrawNearFoV = 90 +pl_movement.power_sprint_targetFov = 90 +r_MotionBlur=0 +g_skipIntro=1
credit goes to Marv on Aria forums.


i think the problem is that people isn't complaining about the bugs in the demo, people are complaining about the consolified gameplay experience. there is little seperate this from CoD, and it's a lot less fun than Halo.
leveller 2nd March 2011, 12:31 Quote
FOV 85 looks a little too stretched to me, I could be wrong. But the GFX look pretty good, I was expecting much worse after hearing people moan. And considering this isn't even DX 11 ...
Eggy 2nd March 2011, 13:26 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by flibblesan
Not really. Crysis 2 multiplayer is being done by Crytek UK (formerly Free Radical, creator of Time Splitters) so it would explain why it feels like a console game. The single player portion is being done by Crytek in Germany so it should feel like the original Crysis did.

People are complaining about the game based on a multiplayer demo built from old code. Wait until the game is released and give it a chance before rubbishing it.
SP will be fairly similar to the MP. If you really expect them to be completely different you're a bit naive. The things that I have issues with are specific design choices not things that can get fixed or will be fixed in two weeks time.
WildThing 2nd March 2011, 13:41 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by wuyanxu
credit goes to Marv on Aria forums.


i think the problem is that people isn't complaining about the bugs in the demo, people are complaining about the consolified gameplay experience. there is little seperate this from CoD, and it's a lot less fun than Halo.

Nice find. I'll try the demo again tonight with these tweaks. The FOV did feel dodgy to me and by default it had way too much motion blur. Also, can't believe how long it took me to realise you don't need to fire in small bursts to kill. Just aim and hold down mouse 1 = Kill. :(

Meh...
Phil Rhodes 2nd March 2011, 15:02 Quote
Of course we can all run it; it's a bloody console game. You're trying to get us excited over something on the basis that it's a heavily consolified sequel to something that was famously hard work on computers. Was anyone here taken in?

And of course. Auto aim. Flaky online registration. I'm almost pleased I don't really have time for serious gaming anymore...
aLtikal 2nd March 2011, 15:36 Quote
Ok ive played it today and got to level 10. And tbh im really enjoying it. Its a good laugh. The firefights are more dynamic, and you have a million options how u want to challenge/run/hide/decoy the enemy

I used my hologram and launched it into a alien dropship chokepoint that the enemy was controlling and laughed my head off while they all shoot the holograms haha.

Good fun :)
Spuzzell 2nd March 2011, 17:35 Quote
I've finally started to connect to games!

Well, I say connect to games. What I actually mean is I've started to connect to the lobby of games. Then me and 11 other people type swearwords of rapidly increasing liveliness into chat for a bit while a game start countdown timer repeatedly cycles from 10 to 0 and back to 10 again. Then we all leave to do it all over again on another server.

It's starting to take on a zen beauty all of its own. I don't even want to play at all now, but the wonderful ineptness of the whole process means I'll keep trying.
Redbeaver 2nd March 2011, 18:37 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by flibblesan
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eggy
Apparently the full game will not ship with DX10 or DX11 support. This will be introduced via a patch later. Way to **** on the PC crowd Crytek.

Bye bye Crytek as PC centric developer. Pretty sure the SP will have been butchered to be able to run on a consoles as well.

Not really. Crysis 2 multiplayer is being done by Crytek UK (formerly Free Radical, creator of Time Splitters) so it would explain why it feels like a console game. The single player portion is being done by Crytek in Germany so it should feel like the original Crysis did.

People are complaining about the game based on a multiplayer demo built from old code. Wait until the game is released and give it a chance before rubbishing it.

umm..... yes and no.

i'd bet 5 quids that multi and single can't be THAT far different. if multi has "press START to start" and auto-aim, really, how much better can you be off on the SP? how can u really say it should feel like original crysis?

and MP demo is built from old code??? really? one of the most anticipated title of the past few years and they rehash old code for the first PC (supposed -exclusive) demo?

Bad, Crytek. bad.


now give me my BF3, DICE........
SMIFFYDUDE 2nd March 2011, 18:49 Quote
Downloaded demo, wasted a load of time registering (bloody gamespy never ceases to annoy me), played about 10 mins, uninstalled.
morkfromork 2nd March 2011, 19:22 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spuzzell
I've finally started to connect to games!

Well, I say connect to games. What I actually mean is I've started to connect to the lobby of games. Then me and 11 other people type swearwords of rapidly increasing liveliness into chat for a bit while a game start countdown timer repeatedly cycles from 10 to 0 and back to 10 again. Then we all leave to do it all over again on another server.

It's starting to take on a zen beauty all of its own. I don't even want to play at all now, but the wonderful ineptness of the whole process means I'll keep trying.

My experiance is the same as yours. Not managed to get connected to a server at all. That said what did we all expect. The last one was buggy as hell to connect to servers.
Gunsmith 2nd March 2011, 19:24 Quote
/derail

Mork i am going to give you rep, not because I know you but because you have Mork as an avatar. ;)
StoneyMahoney 2nd March 2011, 20:03 Quote
At least Pokemon Black/White (2 days, eee!) can't be this disappointing. Right?

Ok, nervous now....
Skiddywinks 2nd March 2011, 20:54 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eggy
Quote:
Originally Posted by flibblesan
Not really. Crysis 2 multiplayer is being done by Crytek UK (formerly Free Radical, creator of Time Splitters) so it would explain why it feels like a console game. The single player portion is being done by Crytek in Germany so it should feel like the original Crysis did.

People are complaining about the game based on a multiplayer demo built from old code. Wait until the game is released and give it a chance before rubbishing it.
SP will be fairly similar to the MP. If you really expect them to be completely different you're a bit naive. The things that I have issues with are specific design choices not things that can get fixed or will be fixed in two weeks time.

I was going to say the same. Maybe the technical issues can be addressed, basically everything console about it, but I don't have much hope.

The real issue is that game mechanics and design choices just reak of being made to fit it to the console. There was nothing wrong with the old suit modes mechanic, as it gave people a lot more choice. Now they have taken out the speed and strength mode, meaning you can't run without wasting energy, even if you want to do an unassited sprint, and you can't make use of the decreased recoil when using strength. I also doubt you can grab enemies and use them as shields in C2.

Finally, since it doesn't get any real discussion, I don't know how I am going to find the move to NY. While I am sure it will offer some awesome oppurtunities for scripted events, it is not going to have nearly as much "Wow!" factor as the jungle. Sneaking through the jungle in Crysis made you feel like the frickin' predator, which is always awesome. Now it just looks like CoD in NY. And I can't help but think that is exactly why they chose to move to a city, to copy CoDs style of lots of scripted events making you feel like you are in a bigger world than you are.

Add the fact the multiplayer is literally a copy paste of CoD:MW's kill streaks, and a meagre unlock selection (at least rip off the latest CoD for Christ's sake), and the comparison between this and CoD become impossible to ignore.
Donteatmypanda 2nd March 2011, 21:24 Quote
Found the Crysis 2 beta is great fun to play - brought me back to the days of timesplitters and goldeneye.

I too feel disappointment with what is so far a lack of evidence for dx10/11 so as a graphics fiend i'm fairly excited to see how she goes as a final product fully realised by my current pc hardware.

I reckon crysis 1 was inspired by the 1986 Predator film with it's inclusion of invisibility, dense jungle and aliens so I think crytek now want to make their own version of predator 2. SP looks great!
morkfromork 2nd March 2011, 21:30 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gunsmith
/derail

Mork i am going to give you rep, not because I know you but because you have Mork as an avatar. ;)

Lol to derail it also. Cheers mate. At least someone else is as okd as me and remembers who it was.
Spuzzell 2nd March 2011, 21:35 Quote
I have passed the test.

I have shown myself worthy.

Days of countless micro knife cuts of no host connection, the slowly mounting nausea of endless sessions dropped and the gut wrenching agony of never-ending countdown loops have been endured.

My endless wandering in the arid, desolate wastelands of bleak despair, never deviating from the true path of fervent, adoring faith has finally brought me to this beautiful place, and shown me joy of unimaginable proportions.

I have played two and a bit rounds of Crysis 2 multiplayer, and it's alright.

Then I got booted again and now apparently its not working for anyone.

This is the best advert for Battlefield 3 I can think of.
keir 2nd March 2011, 21:55 Quote
Well I still dunno what you guys are crying about, yes it's completely different to Crysis Multi player. I dunno if it's because I'm winning/doing well or that I've never had a problem joining games or what, but I like it.
Kaiwan 2nd March 2011, 22:03 Quote
I spent 30 mins trying to start a game but, alas, I came to no avail.

Q_Q
sausages 3rd March 2011, 06:30 Quote
I didn't even get the demo. Life is good.
Andy001z 3rd March 2011, 09:12 Quote
Just finished playing Crysis 2 demo for the PC. Apart from the lush looking environments it felt to me as if I had stepped back in time and was playing a game of Unreal Tournament. What happened to the nice environments CRYTEK the stuff I could blow up. Frankly I hope this does not reflect the SP mode or it will be a sad day for Crysis fans!

To sum it up: Disappointing but fun.

OH and as a PC user I want to know what HARDCORE settings means please CRYTEK!!!
sausages 3rd March 2011, 18:40 Quote
It means you can only use that setting if you play 14 hours a day, and you are this guy:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_vG4-JXzlYeU/R1C9-0bWeoI/AAAAAAAAAHM/hO1LcWOWRzE/s1600-R/computer%2Bnerd%2B%2B%2BLimpet%2B2%5B1%5D.JPG
metarinka 4th March 2011, 15:36 Quote
I didn't have any issues and i didn't notice the auto aim if there was one? It played fine, I like the crash zone mode (I dominate it) and I'm pretty good as a gunner.

All in all, not that bad of a game, but if I got it, I would turn off motion blur, makes it soo much harder to see, and the team colors aren't different enough? white and tan? really?
tupera 4th March 2011, 15:42 Quote
Downloaded it, watched the trailer, got C2D twice when trying to enter a game...another fine game for the PC market by EA!!!
morkfromork 4th March 2011, 16:50 Quote
Finally managed to get a couple of games last night. Overall the game looks very nice. The detail is good. That said it did not feel much diffrent to the old crysis. The server joining menu seems to be similar to what they had before and as we know that was always a bit buggy.
Maybe i was looking for something that made me go wow thats amazing not sure. The demo most certiantly did not but maybe the full game will.

Will have to think about weather i will part with my hard earned for the game.
javaman 4th March 2011, 17:41 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by sausages
It means you can only use that setting if you play 14 hours a day, and you are this guy:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_vG4-JXzlYeU/R1C9-0bWeoI/AAAAAAAAAHM/hO1LcWOWRzE/s1600-R/computer%2Bnerd%2B%2B%2BLimpet%2B2%5B1%5D.JPG

That guy looks like a child molester........He scares me =(
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