Crysis 2: Xbox 360 gameplay from E3 now in stunning HD

Cynamite has the new Crysis 2 Xbox 360 gameplay footage that was shown at the EA press conference at E3 2010 now in stunning HD quality.

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Shmai_the_Cat2928d ago

OMG, I love those graphics. Finally there's a good quality video of the gameplay. The ending is simply amazing, the effects look great.
If the 360 version's running smoothly Crysis 2 will be the best-looking xbox game. I can't imagine that the PS3 will perform any better.

SonySoldiers2928d ago ShowReplies(7)
hennessey862928d ago

all the sony geeks must agree with him

vhero2928d ago

Looks good but it's not gonna touch its PC counterpart nor either of the big hitting console exclusives gears/killzone.

OSU_Gamer2928d ago (Edited 2928d ago )

true dat

I also think Halo Reach is looking pretty darn good, obviously not as good a KZ, but still pretty impressive for the 360.

360 man2928d ago

I disagree i think crysis 2 is looking better than gears 3 and killzone 3.

Richdad2928d ago

I think you are 100% right. The 3d video demo in EA conference was better than Killzone 3 or Gears 3.

Crysis is going for real life like graphics which is hard to get and Gears 3 and Killzone 3 are going for different style they dont have life like graphics.

inveni02928d ago

Crysis 2 looks a lot better than I expected. It's no PC version, but it's definitely the best looking shooter the 360 has to offer. I don't think, however, that it tops Killzone 2 or 3. Crysis may push more polys, but the lighting design in KZ2&3 is just incredible. Plus, the action in KZ2&3 is more "in-your-face" and gritty. Crysis seems a little more "arcade-like", and that really ruins the illusion for me.

Bottom line, though, is that there will be a solid choice for gamers when it comes to graphics on both systems.

fooltheman2928d ago

I didn't have the connection to the world when watching
(got it with AC brotherhood though)

el zorro2927d ago

I agree, now that I have seen a clearer video Crysis 2 looks better to me than Killzone 3. It is crisper and more realistic looking. Killzone 3 has a more stylized look to it, which I guess some are going to say looks better. But in terms of just what the graphics are doing and the detail I think Crysis 2 is the best I have seen on consoles so far.

thewhoopimen2927d ago (Edited 2927d ago )

I don't know man... I still see alot of things missing in Crysis2 360 that doesn't quite put in my book up to standards yet with KZ3.

Mocap: Still no mocap. Watch the guy on the turret at the beginning of the vid. All the enemies are NPCs are all hand animated. There is no mocapping of bullet impact on individual parts of the body. Enemies clip though the floor and walls rather than slump from their weight. This contributes to that arcadey feel I get from watching the video.

Particle effects: Those shiny bits that flair out of an explosion. Crysis2 does it two ways in that demo. They either diffuse in the air, or they fall through to the ground. There is still no physics bounce of weighted particles. Fire the Assault rifle or any gun on full auto in KZ and you will see every one of those particles bounce at least 2 or 3 times before diffusing. It sounds like i'm nitpicking, but everyone of those glorified bounces is a physical calculation being done. Watch how the bounce pattern changes depending on terrain. It doesn't just hit armor bounce and disappear like i see in this vid.

Smoke Effects: The explosions from guns and grenades are puffy and disappear within 1/2 a sec. Watch them. They just radiate and all of sudden are gone. Granted KZ2 has this same problem but we're seeing the smoke move with the air flow and wash away. Not just disappear. Honestly there are some smoke effects that linger in Crysis2 as well. I notice it mainly with the boss moving around, but the guns or bombs don't.

Glass particles: Speaking of this.... Those are old school hand drawn glass explosions. They're really well done, but you can totally tell.
They don't bounce, they fall through the floor, and they don't reflect or refract light like real glass.

heroprotagonist2927d ago

Your just listing things you like about Killzone and saying Crysis 2 can't be as good because it doesn't have those things. But you know, what about those things that Crysis 2 does better than Killzone 2? The freedom and scale of the environments just to name one.

thewhoopimen2925d ago

Good point. However, that scale of environment was demonstrated during a CryEngine3 tech demo. Not the same thing as actual in-game. I seem to recall Unreal 3's tech demo a few years back demonstrating shooting meat blobs and having hundreds of grunts on screen. Those never showed up in game lol. The features I mention about KZ2 are at least demonstrated in actual gameplay.

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popup2928d ago

The sound effects are amazing on this game. Impresses me more than the graphics!

GWAVE2928d ago

lulz @ people (read: blind fanboys) STILL thinking that multiplats can compete with the graphics and physics of exclusives...


Lulz .... your late, they already have..

DaTruth2927d ago

Let me guess... Suddenly graphics matter again??? Till it releases at 540p and PS3 owners and fanboys start laughing it up in 360 fanboys faces and then PS3 fanboys are the worst again!

el zorro2927d ago

Huh? Graphics have always mattered to some extent, they just aren't the most important aspect of a game. Crysis 2 looks stunning and I think the gameplay looks great, but if by some chance the gameplay didn't turn out to be good then the fact that it has stunning graphics would not make it a good game.

baodeus2927d ago (Edited 2927d ago )

Graphic doesn't make a great game, that is true, but what Sony fanboy been claiming that Ps3 is a generation ahead of x360 in graphics or physics...etc...well just look at it and tell me if that is true. Again, both console are very similar in power (PS3 has the advantage of the CPU, x360 has the advantage of better GPU and easier to develop for). This is not even the better video for crysis 2. Here look up on this in game play.

I don't think any game on consoles has come this far in graphics. Those guy at crytek are sure talented group. They really did magic on x360 so far..don't know about PS3 yet (would probably look the same). The gameplay/story might be a different story, but the graphics and physics are there no doubt about it. Then again, most people might still end up play MW or Halo instead....who knows.

I sure hope Crysis 2 looks the same on PS3, so we can end this stupid fanboy debate about which console is better.

Ju2927d ago (Edited 2927d ago )

OK, lets post some links. How about this one:

This was presented in 3D, btw.

Crysis2 sure look good, but not better than that.

The Creep2927d ago

okay analysing the 2 links. killzone 3's art style and art direction in unmatched, but crysis 2's technical brilliance far surpasses any game ive seen on console. just look at the textures of the walls and the ambient oclusion used.

what im trying to say is whilst killzone 3 looks really good the textures still look a bit plastic from close up. but crysis is bordering unto that real type of look.

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BYE2927d ago (Edited 2927d ago )

I actually prefer the look and atmosphere of this game to Killzone 3.

psycho3602927d ago

WHY have they made it difficult to ignore a troll? Earlier it was just under the name tag now we hv to click the user and ignore him from his home page. Anyway better to do this than keep seeing idiots rambling on.

Hallmark Moment2927d ago (Edited 2927d ago )

So this is what happens when devs push the 360 hardware not using dime a dozen Multi platform engines. Finally somebody proves this with a game that looks better than anything in the history of consoles. Knowing the power of the 360 based on most multi plats being superior wasn't enough for some but I'm sure after making the best looking game ever shouldn't leave any doubt. Ghost Recon, Gears of War and Halo all looked stunning running with all the action and visual effects on screen as well, even Killzone 3 looked good even though the action and what was visually going on on the screen is nothing compared to Crysis, Halo, Gears, Ghost Recon.

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MGRogue20172928d ago

"Footage In Stunning HD"


fireplace2928d ago

Well that's a german website...

Chris_TC2928d ago

There may well be an HD version on Youtube. But this crappy embedded video won't link you to the Youtube site of the video where you could pick 720p.

GenerationWinner2928d ago

now imagine what crytek is gonna do with their exclusive 360 game....cant wait :)

DelbertGrady2928d ago

If they can make a multiplat look better than Killzone 3 imagine what they can do with an exclusive.

captain-obvious2928d ago

?"If they can make a multiplat look better than Killzone 3"

oh wow
really ??

and funny how all of you bash crytic and crysis 1 and 2
because the game play sucks "as you PPL claim"
yet hype a game that we didn't see anything from
heck that game might be a multiplat or timed exclusive
who knows

Taker_1292928d ago

Sorry Dude but that did not look better then Killzone 3. It looked good just not better.

bjornbear2928d ago (Edited 2928d ago )

well...I hope Crysis 2 (releasing thins year) looks better than KZ3 (a year before its release), otherwise Crytek would be a joke.

now lets see you say that next year ;)

hint: you won't.

@ Obvious:

its MS ffs, of course its timed exclusive xD

Ju2928d ago (Edited 2928d ago )

The only thing I know is, that Crytek is late to the party and try to hard to beat KZ3. What was that dump 3D announcement ? All platforms, huh ? With red and green glasses. Heck, Batman:AA had that before them. And has nothing on real 3D, yet they boost that all over the place - guess why.

Some game play elements in Crysis2 are straight out stolen from other games. That mech game play ? WTH.

The more I see from Crysis the more I think these guys will take a mouthful. A bit too much for my taste. They try too hard and choose their target a bit too high. To much it almost ruins the game for me. Show up or put up. If they want to compete with KZ3 so bad, why not show any PS3 footage at E3 - next to KZ3, heh ?

360 man2928d ago (Edited 2928d ago )

it did look better than killzone 3

look at the realistic textures, no game on console has textures like that

but dont look at that crappy vid. you need to see the gametrailers vid

maddhatter6172928d ago (Edited 2928d ago )

"If they can make a multiplat look better than Killzone 3 imagine what they can do with an exclusive." yeah we have all heard that before remember how alan wake and splinter cell conviction were suppose to be better then uncharted 2, bayonetta and dante's inferno were suppose to be better then gow3, netro 2033 was suppose to be better then kz2, banjo kazooie was suppose to be better then lbp etc. how did all those games turn out again 360 fanboys? crysis 2 does not look better then kz3 just don't even start this nonsense again ok you have been wrong every time you made these claims just let it go already.

you might want to look at who started all this talk of kz3 buddy. 360 fanboys are the insecure ones like every other comparison they started it. you can always expect fanboys to ignore things that they don't want to belive even when it is in their face.

fullmetal2972928d ago

NOBODY said Crysis 2 for consoles will look better than Killzone 3, and it is you and the rest of the PS3 fanboys who are insecure about their system. In every Cyrsis 2 article, I see "Killzone 3 looks better Crysis 3". The Game is mutiplat and is coming for ALL 3 PLATFORMS. Crytec isn't competing with Guerilla Games nor do they wish to.

CoxMulder2928d ago

Too early to start the Crysis 2 - Killzone 3 debate..

Crysis 2 looking awesome, but this is the second gameplay vid where an enemy is meleeing/shooting the player in the back for multiple seconds without much effect.. Where's the challenge in that??

STONEY42928d ago

"Crysis 2 looking awesome, but this is the second gameplay vid where an enemy is meleeing/shooting the player in the back for multiple seconds without much effect.. Where's the challenge in that??"

I'm pretty sure hey put god-mode on for demonstration purposes. Notice his armor in the corner completely deplete after he's shot and after that nothing more happens.

talltony2928d ago (Edited 2928d ago )

Killzone 2 looks better. It doesnt stand a damn chance to kz3.
I cant believe you guys are starting this crap again. Its like you guys never learn. but whatever you are the one setting yourself up for embarassment.

I agree with you maddhater +1

And BTW the ending of the demo is a freakin cutscene, just look at the pause when he gets on the truck.

DaTruth2927d ago

I can't wait for your crying the month before release! "Oh, teh PS3 fanboys are teh worst". "Teh graphics aren't teh everything". "The 540p is still good"!

snp2927d ago (Edited 2927d ago )

It looks good, but i wouldn't say better than Killzone. Killzone 2 - and more so 3 - still has grit and graphical fidelity Crysis 2's more generic, though very pretty, look just doesn't pull off (or an equivalent of - Crysis 1 was far less generic in style imo).

Don't get me wrong, this may be a better game than Killzone even (Killzone is sometime a little claustrophobic and chaotic at times; maybe a little too much so for me) but it just doesn't have the subtle details there yet.

Mind you, to enjoy that subtlety detail of Killzone 2 you've gotta actually have played the game for a bit, and my hunch is most of its detractors have never done so. They yell 'better than Killzone!', but i suspect would have a quizzical slightly pleading look in their eyes behind the keyboard.

Ju2927d ago

@fullmetal, oh please. Every time KZ3 announces something it doesn't take a day until Crytek comes up with a "but we have that too". It's pretty obvious they want to proof they can conquer console superiority. On the 360 this is pretty obvious. Nothing comes close there. It wouldn't be Crytek if they can't put on their agenda that "we (Crytek) have the best visuals". Well, yeah, but you still didn't beat PS3 exclusives...

fullmetal2972927d ago (Edited 2927d ago )

Give quote me straight from Crytek's mouth stating that they are directing competing with Killzone 3. You can't find anything because it DOES NOT EXIST. Like I said before, if Crytek is direct competition with GG then why the hell is Cyrsis 2 coming for ALL CONSOLES? If anything they are most likely competing with Epic with Cryengine 3. Unreal Engine 3 has been the engine of choice for all mutiplat devs and Crytek wants a chunk of Epic's profits.

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Bhai2928d ago

imagine how they'll try to make out a casual gow3 clone with Spartan: Total Warrior like gameplay ;)

Inside_out2928d ago (Edited 2928d ago )

Gears once again reigns supreme...KZ is dead and buried...they have completely changed the graphics of the game...

Sev wearing a Tee shirt in a blizzard while the Helghast have fur coats....Choppy frames...the entire res looks different...they claim 720p...I doubt it judging by the trailer...They better have some in game stuff at the presentation...then we will all guess it will be 3D...put on your glasses children...Sony ruined had potential...losing talent didn't help...where is Brink and Rage???...

Gears of war just steamrolled the graphics ever...I thought it would be announced as Multi since Gears was never a trilogy...Bulletstorm looked insane as well...Unreal embarrassing the competition right now...

Sony and Nintendo next...can't wait...this week has been great...

That guy ripping the carmine look a likes arm of was sic...then he beat him with it...Check out cliffy spearing that guy at he sticks a grenade in the locust back, kicks him over to the Boomer...then BOOM...INSANE...1:38...WOW...w hat game even comes close to this... the explosions with the screen deformation...levels are suppose to deform right in front of you...Fleshy bits everywhere...3:04...WTF...LMAO's over...moving on...ENJOY...

Newtype2928d ago

Who would play Crysis 2 on a console anyways?

LaChance2928d ago

Poeple who dont play on PC ...?

Newtype2928d ago

You mean, budget gamers? If you want to play a high tier graphics game that is touted as, 'top graphics' get a high tier gaming PC to do that...not a console with an old GPU...
480 Fermi SLI....965 i7...

PS3 is a different story considering it has the Cell..

Downtown boogey2928d ago

Or if you enjoy Gears of War (2 and 3) and Halo.

edhe2928d ago

@newtype - no, ps3 isn't a different story, just a different architecture.

It's still a 5-6 year old piece of hardware design.

thebudgetgamer2928d ago

anyways i like consoles because everyone is playing on the same hardware, not the price.

Letros2928d ago

Haha, gaming communism?

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360 man2928d ago

i think you mean a ati 5870

much better card than gtx 480

peowpeow2928d ago

Hotter than a launch 360

GurlPlease2928d ago

Girl, shut up...

People without the proper PCs capable of handling it will be playing in on a console. Whats this "budget gamer" mess you speak of? I probably spend more money on my console than you do on your PC.

Girl,Bye! I not here for that.

earbus2928d ago

Lol they give themselves bubbles with other accounts thats unless there is a circle jerk on a pro sony article , i think ms are getting in good with crytek kingdoms will be interesting crysis is looking sweet.