Submitted by bubs78 1912d ago | article

Bone-idle.ie: Crysis 2 To Suffer On Console? Gamescom Report.

Bone-idle.ie writes "You couldn’t help but notice Crysis 2 at Gamescom last week and fans must have gotten around to the massive EA booth on the show floor and queued up to get a look at the multiplayer shooter that was on show. Those fortunate to have gotten into the Crysis 2 booth and headed straight for the PC’s all came out quite happy but as I was last in the queue and the only machine left for me was a 360. As I rarely game on PC anymore I was quite happy to get a go on a console version and I still thought that this should look good after all the developers have assured us that they can create stunning graphics on the consoles but how wrong I was. I should point out that this is not a console bashing article, I am a console gamer. Nor is it an Xbox360 V PS3 article as I’m confident that the game will not be any better on the PS3" (Crysis 2, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

comp_ali  +   1912d ago
IF you think the console version would be the same as PC version then it is your fault. Every multiplat game shines on PC let alone a game like Crysis 2 that's supposed to raise the par in terms of graphics.
Tommykrem  +   1912d ago
Raise it over Uncharted 2, God of War 3 and Killzone 2. Console titles.
I don't think Crytek will be pushing 360 or PS3 to their limits. But I have to wait and see for myself.

The first Crysis of course also looks stunning on full quality (preferably with a few mods)
Double Toasted  +   1912d ago
Why are you mentioning those games, when they didn't even raise the bar over the first Crysis?
Conloles  +   1912d ago
For the millionth time an article about how consoles are inferior to PC, its really just getting old but then again I spose console buyers need to feel justified about their purchase somehow....
Baka-akaB  +   1912d ago
you're the one that feels like constantly reminding people via trolling , about a rather obvious and already established fact .

I still dont know where that feeling of insecurity comes from , and why it turned you into a troll mode captain obvious
raztad  +   1912d ago
"Halo Reach both look much better."

I find this a little hard to believe.

Crytek is putting a lot of effort to optimize the engine on the xbox. I think this guy is just complaining about a pre-alpha version that still requires proper tuning and AntiAliasing treatment.
DaTruth  +   1912d ago
Do you do anything but troll PS3 news reminding people of that fact when nobody cares or asked?

@Baka-akaB: His feelings of insecurity come from the fact that he is not actually a PC gamer but a 360 fanboy who came to the conclusion that 360 will never top PS3 and became so twisted and enraged that he decided to pretend to be a PC gamer, just so he could have some ammo against the PS3!

PS: Bu, bu, bu, teh Crysis 360 will destroy teh PS3 exclusive graphics! Right? RIGHT??? *runs off to cry moar*
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vulcanproject  +   1912d ago
The problem is this:

The game looks so frickin insane on a good PC and thats the footage they are showing to journos at shows. So thats what their expectation is and they go and play the console version, even if it looks pretty decent for the console they cant shake the Pc versions's ass kicking eye candy out of their minds, such is the gap between them.

If they played another console shooter first and then go to crysis 2 on a console, it might not get as much bashing. Once you seen a fast PC running a top end game like this, there is literally no hope for ANY console game...
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evrfighter  +   1912d ago
lol you guys try very hard to label pc gamers here as 360 fanboys. I've been called this many times. I've even been told many I don't own a ps3 o_O

fact is smart people like to remind stupid people how stupid they are.

I'm not sure what it is here. I sometimes believe the ps3 fanboys here are so delusional because of buyers remorse. Me I came to terms. One of my worse console purchases ever.
DaTruth  +   1912d ago
@Conloles second account Evrfighter
There are no PS3 fanboys trolling PC news... er, when they have any news on the rare occasion, like some multiplatform game releasing with nothing new and only 16x AA to console you!
bubs78  +   1912d ago
I didnt think it would be the same as on PC for a single second, A High powered PC can produce much better than what a console can. But i expected it to be at least at a similar level to other games on console right now. As stated in the article Games like Killzone and Halo look far better. Since they are really selling the graphics side of things i was expecting this to be very good console level graphics. No one is comparing it to a PC.
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Socrates  +   1912d ago
Sorry, I don't believe you. The tone of your article made it pretty clear to me that you have an agenda. Basically your whole complaint boils down to the fact an unfinished game had some glitches and that it had jaggies.

I'm sorry, but even when a game has zero anti-aliasing it doesn't look as bad as you made it sound.

The other thing is, why can't I see these horrible graphics in the videos of the 360 version that have been released?


So where are the terrible graphics-destroying jaggies in any of those videos?

It all looks pretty damn amazing for console graphics.
bubs78  +   1912d ago
@ Socrates

No the article states ths is an unfinshed product and has time to improve. It focuses on the terrible graphics produced on the Xbox360. And they are more than glitches when you cant see what is on screen.

you cant compare a premade gameplay demo released by the company on youtube to the actual thing in real life.
niceguywii60  +   1912d ago
"I’m confident that the game will not be any better on the PS3"
What gave that away? could it be that the devs never show the PS3 version? LOL I'll take it one step further and say the devs are hiding the PS3 version. Red Dead Redemption all over again. Same thing with Rage and Rage devs. Although the devs show Rage behind closed doors in a controlled setting they never show off the PS3 version to the public or at gaming events. No videos of the PS3 version of Rage.
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raztad  +   1912d ago
Even if that is true, KZ3 (mentioned in the article) will blow this game away.

And BTW, RAGE on PS3 was showed in QuakeCon along side with the xbox and PC version.

Talking about RAGE, game is far from being a technical beast. Crysis 2>RAGE.
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Persistantthug  +   1912d ago
@comp_ali..........Not necesarily.....Street Fighter isn't better on PC.
Looks aren't everything.

Fighting games are a stark example of this.
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DeathMetal  +   1912d ago
Street fighter on Pc kills the console version
Nihilism  +   1912d ago
SFIV runs with settings well above what the console version runs, i'm running 32aa and getting over 100 frames in SFIV on PC, lol
bjornbear  +   1912d ago
Crysis 2 To Suffer On Console?
absolutely. wont stop me and millions of console owners from buying the game and enjoying the hell out it.
callahan09  +   1912d ago
It better suffer on console because if it doesn't then that's just another way of saying it does suffer on PC. And if there's one version of Crysis 2 that should be all that it can be it's the PC version.

Edit: Why do you disagree? Crysis is a PC franchise first and foremost. It stands tall as the game to show off what kind of immaculate graphics your gaming rig can pull off. Sure other games have higher system requirements, like FFXIV and Metro 2033, but those games are just simply not as impressive of a visual spectacle as Crysis. Crysis 2 should continue that tradition on PC. And if it's no better than the console versions, it's failing to do that, because we all know that a top-quality gaming rig today is many times more capable and more powerful than a PS3 or 360.
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callahan09  +   1912d ago
I have been noticing something around here lately: If you're a PC fan, you're going to get blasted with disagrees. Nobody around here has any respect for PC games or PC gamers.
MysticStrummer  +   1912d ago
I can't speak for everyone else, but I hate on PC gamers because their insecurity about their chosen platform makes them comment on articles that have nothing to do with any PC game. They feel the need to jump in and comment on articles about consoles and console games, just to tell us all how much better PC gaming is. It's pathetic. I also don't disagree when they talk about having superior visuals. I just don't give a damn and will say so.
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MaxXAttaxX  +   1912d ago
People wouldn't hate on PC gamers if...
They didn't feel insecure about their superior systems and stopped coming on console articles saying how superior a certain game would be if it ran on PC, whether it'd be multiplatform or exclusive.

Don't you guys have any games to play? Or is trolling your favorite PC game?
Jk, sorry I went too far.
Cock4Gamers  +   1912d ago
PC gamers
wouldn't have to come into articles if PS3 gamers didn't waltz around N4G trolling every article while stating that Uncharted or Killzone has better graphics than X game and that the PS3 is SO much more powerful than the 360. When one faction acts like d-bags, there is always another one with more ammo to try and out douche you. It's a vicious cycle that will end when people on N4G start acting like gamers instead of arm chair engineers.
ShinMaster  +   1912d ago
I don't think PS3 gamers going to PC articles as much as PC trolls come into PS3/360/console articles.
Tommykrem  +   1912d ago
Yeah, I never really had any faith in Crytek on consoles.
Or in Crytek at all. I would like to say that it is the gameplay that matters, but Crysis would be pretty crappy without graphics and physics, so I'm not going to say that.
theonlylolking  +   1912d ago
Look at the vids and tell us which one you think is holing crysis 2's graphical capabilities back?




Now tell me which one do you think is holding it back?
Marquis_de_Sade  +   1912d ago
The consoles have already held back the PC version due to their lack of memory, resulting in a more corridor based urban experience compared to the open jungle of the first.
ShinMaster  +   1912d ago
From what I see in those multiplayer vids:

1. Crysis (even with some choppy frame-rate)
2. Killzone 3
3. Reach (gameplay is good though)
gijsbrecht  +   1912d ago
@ ShinGino: Am I wrong to think that the Crysis vid is actually the singleplayer and not the multiplayer? And not to bash the game or anything for it is a goodlooking game, but why is it that when Crysis is being hailed as such a graphical benchmark, videos are being shown where almost nothing is happening. Shooting at trees and leafs?
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ShinMaster  +   1912d ago
Ok, I'll take your word for it. I don't play or care for Crysis.
Socrates  +   1912d ago
In my opinion the Halo Reach video looked better than the Killzone 3 video. I wasn't impressed by the Killzone 3 video. The graphics looked blurry and washed out.
ShinMaster  +   1912d ago
Ultimate denial
No matter what you say, you won't change anyone's mind, including your own!

Yeah, Halo has better, richer graphics than Killzone 3, especially the lighting. Hahaha :P
DelbertGrady  +   1912d ago
Pretty obvious, is it not? Graphics cards and processors from 2006 vs graphics cards and processors from 2010.

I'm pretty sure Crytek won't compromise the PC version for the console versions. They are probably developing them separately, or making the PC version first and then dumbing it down for the consoles.

Very much looking forward to the game. From what I've seen it looks fantastic. Crysis 2, Brink, Halo: Reach, RAGE. Haven't seen a line-up of FPS games that strong since...well...ever..
Shaman  +   1912d ago

That is Crysis 2 on console(360)...if you ask me it looks more than good enough.
StanRaimondi  +   1912d ago
I don't think its gonna matter. Unless you have a pc,360,and a ps3 and you plan on buying all 3 which would be (DO I HAVE TO SAY IT)
MysticStrummer  +   1912d ago
I don't care how the game looks on PC, or anywhere else. It's just another first person shooter, as was the first Crysis. Comparing the visuals with Killzone 3... it's no contest. Killzone 3 wins. I'm referring to the PS3 version, not PC. I don't give a damn about PC gaming. I was once a PC gamer, and will never go back.
DeathMetal  +   1912d ago
Killzone 3
looks like killzone 2 with snow, more bland colorless graphics, game is so overated. Nothing new there at all. Crysis will be the better game.
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i3eyond the Circle  +   1912d ago

360 version looks adequate enough....I mean...its like the best looking shooter on consoles.

Its only competitor is Killzone3...and I choose the vibrant more lifelike visuals of Crysis 2.

That's some pretty damn good suffering.....

Little things like how the leaves on a bush or tree move when a bullet whistles right past them shows that Crytek has a lead competitive engine and that it does its job on consoles...and that one of the most advanced shooters on consoles from a technical standpoint will be here March 11
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sayonara89  +   1912d ago
Pc ver. with 360 controller. Crytek fooled many people with "360 version" at E3 (remember IGN video?)
Socrates  +   1912d ago
That was 360 footage, moron. It has been confirmed many times by Crytek. They have shown the 360 version at E3 2010 and Gamescom 2010 and there are videos from both events available.

Why would they show the PC version running at a high framerate, high resolution, with excellent anti-aliasing, and using keyboard and mouse controls and then at the same event have it also running on other PCs at 720p, 30fps, with little anti-aliasing and using a 360 controller? What nonsense.

Here is what the PC version looks like: http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Here is what the 360 version looks like: http://www.youtube.com/watc...
You can easily tell the difference.
sayonara89  +   1912d ago
Report for you. Keep beliving that it is 360 version.
ShinMaster  +   1912d ago
PC games are easily downgradeable. Just lower the settings, but just enough so that it still looks good and believable.

So again, wasn't that the PC version played with a 360 controller.
Grimhammer00  +   1912d ago
I read somewhere that Crysis 2 will not have any AA.
This true? I know the 360 has MSAA built in...but it seems that that isn't being used? How's that possible?
Pandamobile  +   1912d ago
There's tons of games that don't use AA on the 360. If they can't fit AA in the GPU budget without keeping the FPS at 30, they don't use it.
NYC_Gamer  +   1912d ago
well its common sense...pc hardware is stronger
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iammason  +   1912d ago
I would like to point out something
These recent articles of Crysis 2 not looking that great on consoles is silly.

1) PLENTY OF ROOM FOR IMPROVMENT - the game isn't finished people! Let Crytek polish the game up with the 6 months they have left to develop the game.

2) MULTIPLAYER PREVIEWS - something I notice when going fromn single player to multiplayer in any game is that the graphical quality in multiplayer is usually not as good as some of the effects they are able to pull off in single player. Don't believe me? Look at a lot of Ubi's games.

3) PC - When you go look at a game running on PC, then go and look at the game running on a console, there are going to be major differences! 360/PS3 are technically ancient tech by some of todays standards, where PC is always going to be cutting edge.

I hope many of you read this and take this in to account when/if more of the articles pop up.
bubs78  +   1912d ago
1. the Article says there is time to improve but at the moment it is a mess.
3. It says in the article that this isnt a PC V console comparison that this game looks bad when compared to other console games.
spektical  +   1912d ago
well on the ps3, crysis 2 is going sent to die. KZ3 is touching down around that time, not to mention a slew of more ps3 exclusives. I expect KZ3 to sell a lot more than KZ2, as it has built a fanbase than looks to spread about.

my hardcore PC Gamers continually tell me Crysis2 looks watered down compared to Crysis.. so i dunno about the sequel setting any benchmarks.

At the same time, I dont see Crysis2 pushing any of the consoles to their limits, because they are not console devs.
Fadetoblack69  +   1912d ago
Not sure if I'm interested in this one yet or not. Will be holding my money to see if they got rid of the virus-like DRM they force installed with Crysis 1. No thanks
hiredhelp  +   1912d ago
they didnt make a virus that was a rumore. crytek like high end pc's they build the game on high end pc. that was the issues with the farcry on pc's
they power hungury devs m8.
hiredhelp  +   1912d ago
Firsty who here has a pc gaming system ?

who here read the article dating back early this year from the official playstation mag in the uk.with a interview with ea.stating this was built on the ps3 console.? not saying it will be ported to pc.cant see that happening impossible surely.

lastly. dont try to play a game on a high end pc and then play a console cos it wont match up. thoe i loved to see even KZ2 running on my gaming rig on my pc.

funny thing is games com been and gone has anyone seen any gaming videos of the ps3 of this game i mean proper gaming videos. cos i havent intresting. also EA working closly with sony too. can you se the pattern here guys.
Rubberlegs  +   1912d ago
The main thing that the console version will be knocked down with is the post processing effects. That's what made Crysis look so good on the PC and Crysis 2 on the PC will have DX11. Besides that I really don't think there will be some huge difference.

When you look at Crysis open jungle setting it doesn't have the type of texture quality like Uncharted 2 has. The E3 demo of Crysis 2 has a lot more polished to it since it takes place in smaller areas.
Some of the best moments of Crysis is the second half in the frozen jungle when it becomes more linear (this is when the game also looks the best), that's how Warhead was too.
TRU3_GAM3R  +   1912d ago
in terms of graphics?
2.killzone 3
SuperbVillain  +   1912d ago
Crysis 2 has yet to impress me.Gameplay videos kind of look boring IMO I dont know why
stuntman_mike  +   1912d ago
graphics was never the problem with crysis, the actual gameplay was as it was boring. hopefully they have sorted that out then you can call it one of the best FPS's.
DeathMetal  +   1912d ago
It already is
one of the best FPS. Crysis has way more variety than most shooters.

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