Submitted by mephman 1840d ago | article

Crysis 2 Comparisons Are Just Alienating Gamers

It's a pretty common standard in the gaming industry that when announcing a new title, you must remind everyone else that your game will be the absolute best. Better then the competition at least, because why else would a developer bother making a game? While most developers generally highlight gameplay or level design, Crysis 2 is taking a bit of a different turn. It's a little unusual for FPS title to boast about anything other then multiplayer these days but Richard Morgan, popular sci-fi author and current writer for Crysis 2, has taken to launching a full assault against bad storytelling. (Crysis 2, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Kyll  +   1840d ago
I hope it's not all talk no show
StanLee  +   1840d ago
Finally someone calls them out for being full of sh*t! One person says one thing, this one says another.
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marinelife9  +   1840d ago
Most people play shooters for Multiplayer.
Mr Pumblechook  +   1840d ago
This reminds me of the Forza 3 developers trash-talking Gran Turismo just to ride their fame.
Turn 10 used this trick. They knew Gran Turismo was the biggest and best car series ever. They wanted the public to perceive their incoming Forza 3 game as being in the same league as GT, so they utilised a skilful PR campaign of comparing Forza more favourably to GT, and sometimes trashing GT in forums (NeoGaf). The effect was that (some) Xbox owners felt this new Forza game was a competitor of equal footing.

I know business is business, but I don't think developers should trash-talk a competitor unless their product is out on the market for the public to judge. I love Halo and I love Killzone's graphics, if Crysis 2 is better than them great! -But Crytek should wait until their game is on retail shelves.
HolyOrangeCows  +   1839d ago
The Crytek team is starting to make itself look bad.

They go and down Uncharted 2 (one of the highest rating games of this gen), Killzone 2, and Halo 3. They claim to have the best graphics on the consoles, and then when console footage gets out, we learn that it is not even close to being the case.

All talk, no walk.
himdeel  +   1839d ago
The Crysis Team has the right to brag about Crysis being a graphical and technical beast...
...on PC. However until they have a product in the hands of the console gamers they just sound like a whiny baby on a crowded bus. You wish they'd just shut hell up...

Likewise the fact that people keep publishing every single comment they make about other games is just poor journalism. Any my problem with them is unless they develop C2 on PC, PS3, and 360 separately they're just wasting their time and breath with the comments. Especially since I KNOW they wont be maximizing this game for each platform.
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solar  +   1839d ago
everyone gets so butthurt nowadays. that's why we have the "PC movement" where they wanted to change "shortstop" in baseball to the "physically challenged stop".
Tony P  +   1839d ago
It's not alienating me. If anything, I'm *more* interested to see if they're actually able to hit all these high points they say other games miss.

If they can, kudos. If they can't... maybe they should change the name to Crymoar.
jammers  +   1840d ago
The whole Halo story thing is fairly justified, I think. Sure there's gameplay, but the story is really generic sci-fi.
mephman  +   1840d ago
Yea, but it's also rather hypocritical. Crysis' main character is hardly that recognisable outside his suit.
Selyah  +   1840d ago
Interesting, soon see how it turns out.
Roper316  +   1840d ago
Yeril and all the others at Crytek just need to shut the hell up, finish their game and let the game speak for itself. The more they keep flapping their gums the less I want their game. And while I like good or great graphics I am more into the actual game play and from what I heard and read of the 1st Crysis it was all show with no go and boring game play.
kwyjibo  +   1840d ago
Who cares
No one really gives a damn what they say, it's what they deliver.

And if these comparisons are really "alienating" you, then you probably need therapy.
BasilMarceaux  +   1840d ago
I like it
I like the competition between studios. It only makes for better games when theyre trying to one-up each other.

Crytek has mentioned killzone 2 and halo, two games that I LOVE, implying that they'll put them to shame. I hope theyre right, because itll be an awesome game indeed.

Oh, and if Crysis 2 sucks, then they'll just look like arses in the end. So they'd get whats coming to them. People will remember this talk and use it against them if they end up deserving it.
coolcut135  +   1840d ago
they think good graphics gives them power over all other games
d10sfan  +   1840d ago
I am hoping that Crytek does not just focus on the graphics this time around and try to be different than the things they say they hate, like generic space marine stories, because the original Crysis was no different really.
The Slash  +   1840d ago
If the story of Crysis 2 sucks, this guy has dug himself a nice grave.
cmrbe  +   1840d ago
I don't know
If anything it has worked for me. I am really am looking forward to Crysis 2. They sound extremely confident in their game.

Crysis 1 is a great game. The biggest problem i had with it is the story. Now that they hired an award winning writer. I am sure this aspect will improve alot which would at least make it a very solid game. Add on the rest of improvements they are claiming. Crysis 2 might actually be a contender for best FPS console this gen.

However, Crytek really should have been more classy with thier comments.
Psfan999  +   1840d ago
I'm really tired of the bullsh*t Crytek had managed to put out in the last couple days. I might not even buy Crysis 2 now.
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aman84r  +   1840d ago
what they are doing is trying to get to people to expect more from them which is really bad cause no matter how big writer they hire crysis storyline can be decent at best
Rocket Sauce  +   1840d ago
Instead of calling out popular games to get attention, they should just go the Evony route and use tits. It'd be way less annoying.

Seriously, I go to read this article and I'm assaulted by three pairs of boobs. I don't even know what Evony is, but they clearly have my attention more so than generic FPS super-suit-guy.
djfullshred  +   1840d ago
Intersting that people get so worked up over a writers opinion on writing. I thought it was an interesting comment, but I play the games I like regardless of other game makers opinions. I think people are childishly oversensitive if they feel alienated by different opinions on games.
Pedobear Rocks  +   1839d ago
Isn't the Crytek that is working on this game
the same people formerly known as Free Radical.

Free Radical that made HAZE and spent time smack talking HALO.

How'd that work out for ya?

GenoZStriker  +   1839d ago
GRAPHICS DON'T MAKE GAMES GOOD. That's what Crysis was all about and Crysis 2 is looking exactly the same. That's why they are running to the consoles hoping to make atleast a bit of sales rather than have their game be one of the most pirated game of the year.
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bobrea  +   1839d ago
I hope this man didn't have much to do with Crysis 1 because it's story was crap.
ColdFire  +   1839d ago
he wasn't involved
CaliGamer  +   1839d ago
Good article....
I have gotten a lot of grief from people on this site keen on protecting Crytek and Crysis 2, the fact remains that thus far many of the people involved with this project have come off as grade A asses.

In the end I hope they deliver on all aspects of this game because as of yet they haven't shown much to back up their claims. A solid, hi quality game play video would do the trick and the way they talk you would think they have already shown all this.

Fanboys/girls talking like this is one thing, but I tended to hold people within the industry to higher standards.
PotatoClock  +   1839d ago
You do know you guys are doing exactly what Crytek is going for?
Getting angry about any little comment slamming your favourite console game, saying things like "oh Crysis 1 was just all graphics, blah blah other game had better gameplay, Crysis 2 will be the same". The fact is they've already got you. Their creating a "I want to see what this game is like, I want to see what they think is going to blow me away" hype, even if it just looks like foulmouthing on the surface of it.

With an already massive expectation 'bout it I hardly think their going to diss other major hits without anything to back it up. It sounds more like their've improved EVERY aspect of Crysis to make it one of the best.
Darkfiber  +   1839d ago
Only ones who cry about it and wont take their Uncharted 2 or Halo fanboy goggles off for 2 seconds to realize most of what they are saying is actually true.

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