I think that Crytek really dropped the ball on this one from a technological standpoint. Here is my list of grievances: 1. The game only has DX9 support. That is a serious error on Crytek's part. The original Crysis supported DX10, for god's sake. DX9 is outmoded. 2. There are shitty textures everywhere. 3. The graphics options are incredibly limited, and changing them does not produce an appreciable difference in visual quality. Seriously, the lowest preset looks about as good as the highest. Turning the setting up only adds some shader anti-aliasing and pours on some ridiculous motion blur effects. 4. The blur effects are terrible. There is so much motion blur; it quickly becomes nauseating. The blur on the light sources is very unrealistic. It's almost as if Crytek knew that the graphics were going to be bad, so they attempted to hide the unsavory reality using excessive blur. 5. The faces look really bad. 6. The lighting is fake and overdone, just like the motion blur. 7. Environments are no longer destructible. 8. Object deformation effects are quite lackluster. In my opinion, the game does not look good at all; it is a big step backward from the original Crysis, and it is absolutely smashed by true modern contenders like Just Cause 2, Metro 2033, and Battlefield Bad Company 2. Does anyone care to reopen the Crysis 2 vs Metro 2033 argument now?