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Submitted by Theyellowflash30 999d ago | opinion piece

Crysis 3 is a Classic Example of Graphics over Gameplay

Playeressence's Furious Francis is not pleased with the focus of Crysis 3. Nor does he think the game is a "masterpiece" like the Crytek boss says it is. Hear why Francis thinks developers should start focusing more on how a game plays, over how it looks. (Crysis 3, Crytek, EA, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

MysticStrummer  +   999d ago
Sums up the whole series really.
WeAreLegion  +   998d ago
Did you not play the first one?!?
Trenta27  +   998d ago
I know, right? I actually liked Crysis 3 for gameplay. It was fun. I seriously can't get enough of that crossbow.
pangitkqb  +   998d ago
Just did a 3 1/2 hour Crysis 3 marathon on a console. (Its the first game ever released that my gaming PC cant play.) Aside from occasional slowdown, the game plays beautifully. Switching from stealth to badass to stealth on the fly - often in mere seconds - is what makes the Crysis series so awesome. It's easy to pick up and play, but challenging to truly master. (The same principle, interestingly enough, is what makes Temple Run such a success on mobile. Any nobody can figure out how to play, but becoming a master takes time.)

I couldn't disagree with this writer more. It's an excellent shooter with solid mechanics and actually justifies taking bullets and not dying. The suspension of disbelief is certainly above average for a shooter.
EbeneezerGoode  +   998d ago
Agreed - First one is brilliant. GAMEPLAY and GRAPHICS.

Don't lump it in with the crappier sequels please.
Knushwood Butt  +   998d ago
Yeah, I played it. It's broken.

Cloak mode way overpowered.
Armour mode useless.
You can one hit kill practically any enemy by using that super punch move.
Weapon melee - why is it in the game????
Utterly forgettable characters.
Alien invasion story is also utterly forgettable.

I could go on and on, but I'm getting bored.
Kalowest  +   998d ago
This is the reason why I never played the Crysis series.
BattleAxe  +   998d ago
Those PC only gamers just can't get enough of those GRAPHICS. What PC gamers always say to me is "screw the gameplay, I want to sit there and watch the GRAPHICS with my SLI GRAPHICS set-up, my pointless liquid cooled CPU and my RipJaw Memory on Dual Monitors".

Edit: Ok, I guess I tried to take on too many parties at once with my "peace out" stuff...I'll just stick to the PC gamers this time around :D


Far Cry 2 stomped a mud hole in Crysis 2's ass. Dude, you have no clue of what you are talking about. Lets try to keep things real around here.
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dasbeer88  +   998d ago
What? lol.
For the most part, since when did PC gamers say they play their video games just so they can "watch the graphics"? Otherwise you're just being biased and shoving words in our mouths.

I'm a PC gamer, and I can care less about graphics. Have you played League of Legends? That RTS has the graphics of Warcraft 3, and you don't see all the millions of players complaining about the grpahics. No, we play it just for fun. Also look at MineCraft. That game has the graphics of an Atari2600 (well I'm probably exaggerating...).

EDIT: Oh and one more thing - League of Legends accumulate more or less ONE BILLION hours EVERY FRIGGIN WEEK. In other words, it's probably the most played game in the history of video games. So...EAT IT CONSOLE GAMERS!! XD
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EZMickey  +   998d ago
"Far Cry 2 stomped a mud hole in Crysis 2's ass. Dude,
you have no clue of what you are talking about. Lets try
to keep things real around here."

Seriously? No.

Crysis 2 may have been a linear action frenzy with more flash than substance, but it was playable from beginning to end in at least the most primitive way an FPS game can be.

Far Cry 2 was an ambitious effort and a great concept, but the end result was one of the worst attempts at open world gameplay I've ever come across as well as one of the most repetitive and boring games I've ever played.

The first hour I enjoyed, thereafter progress became a tedious, grinding chore. Flawed checkpoint system, mundane and pedantic "exploration" with a shooting experience that got worn out so fast because of the repetitive nature of the game.

I would rather play fucking Vampire Rain.
EbeneezerGoode  +   998d ago
Idiot... those games are on PC too. Crysis 1's gameplay is far better than Far Cry 2 as well.

Way to make yourself look an un-informed ass.
boing1  +   998d ago
LoL argument is flawed. Game is available in China where there is no current gen consoles and is free to play. How many of those players actually spend money on it? Do you really think Riot Games doesn't dream about bringing LoL to consoles one day? Also, they showed some infographic with impressive numbers, but instead of showing which country has the most players, they showed from which country LoL's Facebook page has the most 'likes'. Guess what, Facebook is blocked in China.
miso_Jeff  +   998d ago

are you serious? go to almost any videogame forum and look through the threads, the playstation 4 threads. There's always comments that read:
"Would look better on PC"
"Nothing compared to Crysis 3"
"these specs are only that of a mid tier PC"
"Get a PC and play the game like its meant to look"
"The GPU is so weak"

A lot of PC (not all) gamers consider they're gaming as "elite" If you can't see that there are a good number of PC gamers out there that REALLY REALLY care about graphics a lot then you're being biased.
SatanSki  +   998d ago
When they revealed PS4 every one was like, omg look at the Watchdogs and Second Son, those games look stunning! OMG look at the details in Killzone! Just imagine what games will look like when they utilise 8GB! But offcourse im sure it was all PC fanboys ;-)
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starchild  +   998d ago
BS. I like Crysis 3 a lot more than most shooters. The only shooters I like as well or better are Farcry 3, Half Life 2, Bioshock.

It's a good game. Quit this ridiculous hate bandwagon.
1nsaint  +   998d ago
Ikr, sure it might not be the best ever shooter. But it's still an impressive triple A game.

I see some hate comments like if the game is a punishment to play.
Then where is this best shooter you haters are comparing it too?
The perfect game.
The game that scored a 10 on all review sites.
The game that has you climax just by looking at the cover.

Oh wait.. There isnt.
Instead of that, there are ten thousands of shity games on earth, but you choose crysis to rip on.. -_-
Derekvinyard13  +   998d ago
After crysis one the formula got old and is getting older with no real updates to the gameplay, I love crysis 1 and 2 but graphics can only hold a game up so much let the series rest and change up the gameplay a little! Maybe different suit abilities
Utalkin2me  +   998d ago
Well i like the Farcry series much better.
Plagasx  +   998d ago
Far Cry 2 compared to Crysis 2 was shit...
solid_warlord  +   998d ago
example why next gen console will be better off than a very high end 2k plus PC.
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SolidDuck  +   998d ago
Only on PC. On consoles it's blurry textures over gameplay. And no I'm not a PC guy.
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PhoenixRising37  +   998d ago
personally i though that the gunplay was very smooth and fun to play. the suit's voice is f***ing awesome too. the graphics were just a plus. sure the stories in 2 and 3 didn't make a whole lot of sense but whatever. The multiplayers were solid too.
Milesprowers  +   998d ago
Crytek needs to make Timesplitters 4
Somebody  +   998d ago
Do you really want them to? After all those announcements about going full F2Ps for ALL their future games?
WeAreLegion  +   998d ago
FarCry - Brilliant
FarCry 2 - Ugh...
FarCry 3 - Brilliant

Crysis - Brilliant
Crysis - Eh...
Crysis 3 - Better, but still not the revolution that the first game was

The same team did FarCry and all the Crysis games. Yet, a different team did FarCry 2 and 3. Isn't it weird how things work out?
EbeneezerGoode  +   998d ago
Spot on assessment there. And too many clueless idiots thinking crysis 1 is the same as the other Crysis games when it's not. Crysis one and far cry one were both amazing, both by crytek. They just lost it after they moved to consoles and didn't know what they wanted to be anymore.
Somebody  +   998d ago
It may be more about graphic over gameplay but perhaps we are looking this in the wrong way.

Maybe they are spending so much time in the shiny stuff for Crysis 3 so they would have an established database for their future games on next gen consoles. Those consoles are coming and Crytek is busy optimizing their game engine through an expensive investment called Crysis 3. Their grand plan to have F2P features for their games would mean their staff would be very busy maintaining servers and making up new contents so it would be wise to have a solid game engine by the time next gen is here.

Epic dominated current gen with the Unreal 3 so I'm sure Crtek would want a slice of that lucrative pie. Crysis 3's bells and whistle is their ticket to that pie. New consoles, new game engine. The one with a readily available game engine from the start will dominate next gen.
RyuCloudStrife  +   998d ago
I think PC gamers are influencing the Industry in a wrong way. All PC gamers care about is graphics, we console gamers care about graphics mostly at exiting times like the announcement of a new console, and the competition between two consoles (PS4, 720). PC gamers are always talking smack about their graphics and trying to make us console gamers envious of them. The way I see it is developers will start making games that are visually stunning (now with PS4, 720 all games are gonna be looking very nice), but we may lose the gameplay to the graphics in the future.

Crytek for one has sold their soul to the PC and this is what you get games like Crysis, graphical games for PC gamers to fap to and look at instead of playing, sure release on consoles its all for the $$$. Other then that:
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RememberThe357  +   998d ago
I loved Crysis 2 and I'm looking forward to getting my hands on this one. To each his own, but damn, Crysis 2 was a fun ass game.
mwjw696  +   998d ago
Ive played the game all the way through 2 times now(once on mormal then whatever the hardest mode is).

I was playing on the xbox 360 (installed to HD). The game was awsome in every way for me minus one thing. I found no true chalenge in it. Yea I died fucking around or making a huge mistake, but even on ultra hard that was very rare. I enjoyed being a badass in a suit though! Not every game needs to be insanely hard.

Gameplay wise the only issue I had was the driving sections can suck my #$%^. But I hate driving in first person. Story wise the game was not bad, compeling short moments with Psycho pushed the game along, and a very fufilling ending. No real problems with the game at all had a lot of fun!

Id give it an 8.5/10
ufo8mycat  +   998d ago
An improvement over Crysis 2, which isnt very hard to do, but Crytek focused on the wrong thing - Graphics.

Crysis 3 is proof that gameplay is MUCH more important then graphics. You can have all the fancy graphics you want - it aint going to improve the gameplay.

Crytek you may want to look at other recent shooters that have MUCH better gameplay and fun factor - Far Cry 3. Theres a reason that game got GOTY / Runner-up.
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Dfooster  +   998d ago
I played crysis 2 the day it came out and I really can't remember that much from the experience other than I remember the graphics were ok.

Give me a copy of half life 2 any day of the week.
Psychotica  +   998d ago
I wish they had made Crysis 3's world more like the open world of Far Cry 3, that would of been awesome.

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