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Why Crysis 2 is the best-looking game on 360 (and PS3)

'Crytek's reps take time out of their Crysis 2 presentation to focus on CryEngine3 and all the fancy new stuff it can do. It's during this demonstration that we catch the briefest of glimpses of Crysis 2 on 360 and PlayStation 3 running side by side. Deep breath. Ready? Both versions look exactly the same...'

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FishCake9T42992d ago

I really dont get graphics anymore. They said they were ging to maximise the PS3's power but they end up looking both the same?

Lou-Cipher2992d ago

Well, after seeing the new trailer that just got posted, I don't think Crysis 2 matches Gears 1 graphics, much less a PS3 exclusive's graphics.

I really hope that new trailer wasn't the PC version, because it would be a huge step back (graphical) from the first Crysis if it was.

FangBlade2992d ago (Edited 2992d ago )

I know right?
It looks like all Crytek did is just pure PR talk.
Crysis 2 will look good no doubt about that, but not as good as Uncharted 2 and God of War 3 that's for sure. They're just using the reputation they gained after Crysis 1 to promote the consoles version.

Death24942992d ago

"But however you react, Crysis 2 is what it is. It's the best looking game on console. Or rather, the best looking game on 360."

Like he said, it will be the best looking game on the 360. Still tipping my hat towards KIllzone2

Shaman2992d ago

Ah...i see some people are butthurth :D

Shaman2992d ago

He said best looking game on both consoles,not only 360...

Blaster_Master2992d ago

Actually he said best lookin game on console. It was a singular noun. You understand journalist these days try to trick people into thinking certain notions, but then when put under pressure by people who aren't stupid, they refrain from what they said and presume with it as it was like they meant to spell it. Of course, its all just a waste of life. Journalist these days suck for the most part. Anyone could be one.

"There is no real reason for choosing Microsoft's console to showcase its baby, Crytek explains to flustered journalists at the reveal. They just had to pick a side and figured they'd run with Xbox 360."

Hahahaha, ya right.

StanLee2992d ago

I said it before and I'll say it again; it's BS! They claim they're maximizing the PS3 and the game is the best looking game on the PS3 and blah, blah, blah but the console versions look the same. It's PR garbage!

MNicholas2992d ago

The trailer showed average graphics (low polygon character models, even the metal pipes inside the helicopter are just flat painted textures, smoke/dust is terrible) with above average destructibility.

The only visual effect that genuinely impressed was volumetric god-rays.

raztad2992d ago

I remember an article from Gamespot saying FFXIII was crispier on the xbox, and we know what really happened, so I would wait a little more before taking the phrase: "both versions are identical" too seriously.

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incogneato2992d ago (Edited 2992d ago )

"and PS3"

lolno. crysis 2 graphics are crap and already surpassed by other ps3 games. plus the game isnt even fun, its only popular for being a terribly developed game that needed tons of power to run on PCs.

UnwanteDreamz2992d ago

"But however you react, Crysis 2 is what it is. It's the best looking game on console. Or rather, the best looking game on 360."

Quoted from the article he never claims it is the best looking PS3 game idiots

Darkstorn2992d ago

We'll see. Crysis will have a hard time dethroning Uncharted 2 and GoW III on the PS3, but I think it has a chance. Those guys at Crytek are geniuses.

iFLOWLIKEWATER2992d ago

Crysis 2 is the best looking game on console. Boom.

There's your takeaway statement. There's your excuse to scurry for the comments section foaming at the mouth, dismiss this article as the ranting of as a clueless moron who doesn't know what he's talking about or read on in interest. Perhaps even all three.

But however you react, Crysis 2 is what it is. It's the best looking game on console. Or rather, the best looking game on 360.

"What about PlayStation 3?" you cry, waving a DualShock3 in disgust. Blame Crytek for that one.

When we attend the Crysis 2 world premiere in New York earlier this week, it's obvious from the Crytek turnout that they know that you know Crytek can make great looking PC games (see Crysis 1).

The only question mark hangs over the studio's ability to take advantage of CryEngine 3 on console. That means choosing between showing gameplay on Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3. They opt for 360.

There is no real reason for choosing Microsoft's console to showcase its baby, Crytek explains to flustered journalists at the reveal. They just had to pick a side and figured they'd run with Xbox 360.

"They shrug off the decision with a casual indifference that suggests they aren't quite aware how hot the frontlines are in the console war, having come from the solidarity world of PC.

It's worth nothing that Crytek's reps take time out of their Crysis 2 presentation to focus on CryEngine3 and all the fancy new stuff it can do. It's during this demonstration that we catch the briefest of glimpses of Crysis 2 on 360 and PlayStation 3 running side by side. Deep breath. Ready? Both versions look exactly the same. And relax."

wicko2992d ago (Edited 2992d ago )

I'm pretty sure that there was a video about the features in each version from the developer, and how they were not the same. I'm pretty sure they don't look identical. If I can find it I'll post it.

Well, can't find the video but at least from this article: http://www.thesixthaxis.com...

There is a quote from a guy who works at Crytek: “If the game’s shader-heavy it runs a bit faster on 360; if it’s compute-heavy with physics and particles, then the SPUs take over and it’s a bit quicker on PS3.” That alone basically shows that they won't be the same. I'm sure they would take advantage of each consoles strengths.

iFLOWLIKEWATER2992d ago

"Crytek decides to run through a hefty chunk of gameplay in real-time to prove that what we are witnessing isn't an elaborate smoke and mirrors act.

As with most real-time demonstrations, it lends a clumsy but authentic feel to the demonstration; indeed, it's easy to picture that what Crytek shows off is the exact same experience gamers at home will have (especially given whichever Crytek employee was at the controls had almost no aim whatsoever with their shotgun).

So how does it look? Well... awesome. Crysis 2 is the kind of game that makes it all too easy to stray into list territory when describing the visuals. So we will anyway: Glass shatters and falls under gunfire; bullets ping off concrete blocks while throwing up thick clouds of dust; cars warp and crumple under heavy alien feet; buildings shake off suffocating layers of settled dirt thanks to nearby rumbles and shockwaves, often caused by aliens bursting through the concrete.

Yet picking and listing the ingredients does a disservice to the overall c*cktail of visual splendour. It's the way everything hangs together that made us want to check round the back of the screen to see if the leads were running to a 360 or a nuclear-powered PC."

Ju2992d ago

Why are you posting the article in here ? Afraid people are too stupid to click a link (annoying). ...

IdleLeeSiuLung2992d ago

... and a multiplatform that look identical? That is a tall order, but I will judge once I see it!

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DigitalAnalog2992d ago (Edited 2992d ago )

You know, people are so die-hard in really graping the straws for the 360 is that they will take something positive from the PS3 and then add the 360 into the mix. Let's take a look at this comment for example:

"Crysis 2 will reach graphical ceiling on the PS3"

Now because it's a multi-plat game (PC aside), they will eat this up and spin this in favor of the 360. **Note how they ONLY mention the PS3 and not the 360 in that same sentence.

Remember the FFXIII fiasco?

-End statement

WildArmed2992d ago (Edited 2992d ago )

lol.. it's funny how the media and some gamers eat up the PR crap.

If every time the PR team said that (and it was true), we'd have a new graphical king every few days.

I'm not doubting they have their PC tech down, because these guys know their stuff.
But working with consoles and working w/ PCs are very different things.

(note: This is an educated opinion of mine. I do not have any experience in developing game or w/e. So sorry if any of my info is incorrect.)

StanLee2992d ago (Edited 2992d ago )

It's PR crap but you have to understand what it means if true. If the game rivals Uncharted 2 or God of War III and it runs just as well and looks the same on the XBox 360, fanboys get to say "I told you so!" They now get to point fingers at overused middle ware and dated engines for the short comings graphically of XBox 360 exclusives and not the console's hardware. Worst yet, if the game is all on one disc. I can't even imagine the uproar when Rage comes out.

Hotel_Moscow2992d ago

of course it will be the best looking game on 360 the 360 has no games

Hotel_Moscow2992d ago

im suprised as hell that i have that many agrees i was just trolling

NateNater2992d ago

Yea I'm surprised too haha. Well it just goes to show how people really view PS3 and 360 on this site. There's a ton more PS3 lovers.

yoghurt2992d ago

I think this game is being way over hyped - 'best graphics ever say cvg', best fps of the decade say examiner

Well, the trailer I have seen (I assume is the same as everyone else) the graphics look nice yes, but nothing special atall let alone best on all consoles

why is this being hyped so much?

Hellsvacancy2992d ago (Edited 2992d ago )

It WONT b the best lookin PS3 game

Im no even all that bothered bout Crysis 2 anyway, ill more than likely rent it

mcnablejr2992d ago

i have been renting alot of sp games recently, or ones with mp which doesnt warrant a full purchase.

I mean whats the point of paying full price for something you wont pick up again more than once or twice.

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