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Gaming Crysis 2 DirectX 11 Patch Analysis

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Lizard, 8 Jul 2011.

  1. Lizard

    Lizard @ Scan R&D

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  2. feathers

    feathers Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  3. will_123

    will_123 Small childs brain in a big body

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    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.
     
  4. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    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!
     
  5. TAG

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    Could we have multi gpu performance scaling numbers?
    Is anything capable to run this in ultra on 3 monitors?
     
  6. sotu1

    sotu1 Ex-Modder

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    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.
     
  7. mucgoo

    mucgoo Well-Known Member

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

    Taniniver New Member

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    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...
     
  9. Ph4ZeD

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    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.
     
  10. TheStockBroker

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    I can't believe you didn't bring up any performance numbers! - It's a bit of a dog to run now!

    TSB
     
  11. Bungletron

    Bungletron Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  12. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    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.


    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.
     
  13. feathers

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    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.
     
  14. Eiffie

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    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.
     
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    feathers Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  16. azrael-

    azrael- I'm special...

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    "Splending" and "computability"?

    Other than that Crysis 2 DX11 looks effing hot!
     
  17. DbD

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    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.
     
  18. enciem

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    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.
     
  19. xaser04

    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

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    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.
     
  20. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    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.
     
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