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Crysis is AMAZING

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Every true PC gamer had this week marked on their calendars, Crysis the spiritual successor to Far Cry is out and I can tell you this is one game that will live up to the hype. By now you have probably read some of the reviews, even played the demo yourselves, and seen our videocard test where we show you a somewhat harsh reality that Crysis, being the most graphically advanced game out there, takes a toll on performance and you will need a very fast system to enjoy it to the max. Those with slower systems can still run it though as the engine scales relatively well.

But Crysis is no tech demo, the guys at Crytek have once again built a great enjoyable game upon a good engine and game software platform. I was very pissed off a few years ago when these guys did not get all the recognition they deserved for Far Cry (the original PC game) but it’s likely that won’t happen again.

I also wanted to mention that the full game happens to run a bit faster than the demo. I can’t quantify on the exact difference but from what I’ve seen on my own PC running the same first level, it seems overall smoother with a few things fixed here and there gameplay-wise, too. Looks like the developers were hard at work in the last few weeks between the demo and the full game release with last minute optimizations. On a GeForce 8800 GTS 320mb card I had to turn to some low quality settings to get really smooth gameplay on the demo, but on the full game I’m running comfortably with all at medium at 1680×1050, which is not too bad.

Finally, to get you on a positive Crysis mood here’s a YouTube video depicting some graphics capabilities using the Sandbox editor on DirectX9 with “very high” settings:

Written by Julio Franco

November 18th, 2007 at 3:02 am

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  1. Unfortunaly the game goes downhill as soon as you begin to fight the aliens.


    19 Nov 07 at 12:06 am

  2. Actually it doesn’t go down hill. This game is mind-blowing and has *the* best graphics for the pc. ever. It also has a very strong story line. I’ve been playing PC games for nearly 20 years and this game beats halo 3 for pure face-melting FPS action and mind-numbing graphics. Hell.. you can choke people with ur bare hands and the characters drop f-bombs throughout. More please, Crytek.


    19 Nov 07 at 12:33 am

  3. Graphics are good, but one day like every game will be outdated.
    The game is way too short, and the story is really nothing speciel, well atleast it’s not very poor.
    Halo I never cared for, both 1 and 2 are rather poor on the PC. Compared to Crysis they’re very poor, but Crysis is still not mindblowingly good.


    26 Nov 07 at 12:20 am

  4. Ah Crysis you beauty! Everything about this game makes it an absolutely mind-blowing experience. Judging from when this game was actually released I think it has lasted a good time while staying fresh. The mostly destructible environments make for a truly realistic experience. Ever wanted to just smash that metal shack apart? Or pick up that bin and hurl it at an enemy while standing a meter away in cloak mode (invisibility), well you can!

    Hehe, great game with good replay value. Just wait until you try out some of the console cheats.


    23 Mar 09 at 9:14 am

  5. Not all games get out-dated because of their graphics, an example would be Starcraft which has stood the challenge of time.


    30 Sep 09 at 1:30 pm


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