IGN: Whats Up With Crysis 2's PC Visuals?

If you downloaded the Crysis 2 PC multiplayer demo, you may have noticed a few things. First, it looks really pretty. Second, the graphical customization options have been notably scaled back from what was available in Crysis and Crysis Warhead.

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Pandamobile2820d ago (Edited 2820d ago )

Crytek kind of derped with the PC demo. As far as I can tell, changing the graphic settings have virtually no effect.

GameSpy is a horrible online interface, so it's hard to find games with good pings.

Although, when it does work, the demo is fun as hell.

Pandamobile2820d ago (Edited 2820d ago )

I just loaded the demo map into the leaked beta and it does look and run quite differently.

The demo has a lot more bloom, and a lot uglier motion blur, I think. I also get like I also get like 2x more FPS in the demo on "hardcore" settings than what I get in the leaked beta on what should be the same settings.

mandf2819d ago

I hope you all learn a lesson from this. No matter what hardware you use, if a dev doesn't put the time in it will have poor results on various things. We all want to one up each other and never blame the developer. It's always the hardware. Hardware this time is not the culprit. That however doesn't make a game bad. It was because of time restraints. That's why games always have glitches and bugs. You all need to realize, that because one might have better textures or a couple pixels it is the same game minus a few hiccups. Crysis was victim of being a multiplat. Exclusive game development is were games are truly polished and used to a particular systems specs. This whole mine is better than yours is old. Put the blame on the developers. Demand better better optimization and more polished gameplay and graphics. If this site had a united voice developers would listen to us instead seen as winey bickering kids.

nycredude2819d ago (Edited 2819d ago )

I think Crytek has been given way more credit than they deserve. They aren't even close to some of the great developers, and never was. Crysis was just a decent game, with great graphic that was really poorly optimized.

I don't know what everyone expected. A masterpiece? We all set ourselves up for this. The game is officially overhyped.

Sad thing is it will probably be a good game anyway but gamers are just such a picking bunch these days.

BattleAxe2819d ago

Some of the lobbies that I joined yesterday, everyone was sitting there waiting for the game to start for 5 minutes at a time, or the game just didn't start.

Pixelated_Army2819d ago (Edited 2819d ago )

Tell you the truth I think Crytek gimped Cry2 for the sake of the Xbox sales. Who's going to buy a shitty 360 version if the PC version has insane visuals. Probably the reason why DX11 is coming in a later update only after the 360 has had a chance to get some decent sales.

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LoaMcLoa2819d ago

The graphic customization is really strange, I mean:
Advanced > Hardcore > Gamer

WTF is that? Let me turn off the anti-ali!

SnakeMustDie2819d ago (Edited 2819d ago )

So the "Advanced > Hardcore" is for real? Can anyone confirm this?

I'll just try to tinker with the settings.

xDaRkModEx2819d ago

yup, that's all you got to change other than resolution.

OpenGL2819d ago

That's how it was for me, and I was quite annoyed.

Pandamobile2819d ago

It's stuck on one setting as far as I can tell.

plb2819d ago (Edited 2819d ago )

What about "Press start to begin" ?? I'm hoping full game has more graphics options. Also, my laptop screen is 1920x1080 and I can run this game 1280x720 because in 1080 is runs somewhat choppy and it looks fine in windowed mode but fullscreen not so good...really annoying because I play some other games at 720 and they look fine..not sure what's going on here.

ugabugaz2819d ago (Edited 2819d ago )

Lot's of games have a Start button. Dunno why everyone is all up about that.

Edit: Here's a Start button for ya, lol

plb2819d ago (Edited 2819d ago )

Show me the start button on a keyboard

@BLACKBOIJONES below. KZ3 doesn't come close Crysis 2 PC. Maybe in youtube videos people think they look close but in reality that is not the case. I have KZ3 and love the multiplayer, more so than Crysis 2 so far but Crysis 2 has it beat easily in terms of graphics. I know KZ3 rapes all on consoles though. I play both on the same screen and it is really no contest and honestly I have no idea what graphics options are present in the demo as they only give you three options to choose from.

Pandamobile2819d ago

That doesn't really matter. The game has controller support anyway, maybe they just haven't worked in the detection yet.

ugabugaz2819d ago

I'm sure the full game will let us edit settings based on a config file as well.


I will say it again..This game is just over hyped because part one was a graphical beast and a PC exclusive.

From the videos i have been seeing the online looks boring and slow..Yes i am sure the single player will be good(Average at best) for a FPS and the final build graphics will be a lot better for both consoles and the PC but this game will not be any thing special.It looks like it fell victim to the hype train....Killzone 3---->Crysis. And pls dont bring up the killzone 3 vs crysis graphics.We all know PC graphics are better than console but for killzone 3 to be fighting crysis on PC for best graphics says alot about the ps3 and how good killzone 3 is. I would not be suprised if the final build will not be as good looking as they say it will...IMO killzone 3 graphics is better than crysis graphics from what i have seen so far.But i will keep my mind opean till the final build of the game comes out.

BlackKnight2819d ago (Edited 2819d ago )

"From the videos i have been seeing the online looks boring and slow"

"But i will keep my mind opean till the final build of the game comes out."

So you watch videos online of Crysis 2 MP but you claim to have a 360 for gears but with your "open mind" you don't download the demo that is out for Crysis 2...

You are a joke dude.

hoops2819d ago

Your opinion is taken know why

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