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PCGamer: Crysis 2 Review

PCGamer writes: This game may look and play best on PC, but the cross-platform development has definitely had an impact. Specifically, it’s disappointing to see that Crysis 2 makes some absolutely baffling technical omissions. The graphics settings menu offers just four areas to adjust: resolution, v-sync, HUD bobbing, and one of three pre-defined quality settings. Why can’t I pick what level of anti-aliasing or shadow quality I want in PC gaming’s most beautiful game? Quick-saving, too, is replaced by checkpoint autosaves; a developer console was also nowhere to be found.

Having finished the game (I have to mention the conclusion to the campaign, which left me more sour that BioShock’s infamously anticlimactic final battle), I feel like its sins had at most a modest impact on the raw, athletic fun I had dismantling the Ceph in a gorgeous urban setting. I’ve got piles of complaints, sure. But I still got to spend eight hours—and many more satisfying moments in multiplayer—killing aliens and merc...

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Psychotica2459d ago

Probably get it but I am in no big hurry. Very odd about the lack of graphic options.

bumnut2459d ago

nothing odd about it, crytek sold out

kharma452459d ago

And that is why I'll not pay full price for it. I'll wait until it's cheap/Steam sale.

callahan092459d ago

89 is still a fantastic score from PC Gamer. I've subscribed since the mid 90's. Games don't often break the 90 barrier from them. No perfect score. Ever.

Substance1012459d ago

When companies like Crytek fail to even provide a AA adjustment setting on a PC game. I would say PC gamers need to stop with the upgrades.

If AMD and Nvidia will not stand up to tell the devs to support their hardware, there is no need to support these companies either.

@AMD & Nvidia

have fun selling gpus to console gamers who buy a system once in 7 years. Ill certainly not buy another GPU until next consoles are out since current hardware is barely being used.

Fred-G-Sanford2459d ago

"89 is still a fantastic score from PC Gamer."

Absolutely, an 89 from PC gamer is very high praise.

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Ducky2459d ago (Edited 2459d ago )

Funny how they complained about the game being more linear, whereas other sites have praised the 'freedom'.

"it’s so disappointing that Crysis 2 isn’t a game where I can pick up a chicken and punch it a quarter mile down the block"

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MegaMohsi2459d ago

This game may look and play best on PC, but the cross-platform development has definitely had an impact. Specifically, it’s disappointing to see that Crysis 2 makes some absolutely baffling technical omissions. The graphics settings menu offers just four areas to adjust: resolution, v-sync, HUD bobbing, and one of three pre-defined quality settings. Why can’t I pick what level of anti-aliasing or shadow quality I want in PC gaming’s most beautiful game? Quick-saving, too, is replaced by checkpoint autosaves; a developer console was also nowhere to be found.

ARE YOU KIDDING ME???

gillri2459d ago (Edited 2459d ago )

quick saving is lame, and wasn't on Far Cry 1 if I remember correctly? but of course blame the consoles!!

checkpoints add tension you dont get with quicksaving, and makes firefights alot more exhilirating

with the user-installed base of console approaching 100 million this kind of revenue cannot be ignored, and so PC only gamer better get used to it

@Substance101

you only just realised that PC gamers need to stop with the upgrades!? I knew that 2 years ago which is why i havent upgraded since then

theres just no need for this advanced hardware until the next gen of consoles come out

Substance1012459d ago (Edited 2459d ago )

@gillri

AMD and Nvidia have shot themselves in the foot by supporting consoles, there is no other way about it. Their latest and greatest hardware is now hardly used.

With consoles in a matter of 5 years they have sold maybe 80-100million chips. divide that between the 2 of them and its only 40-50mill in 5 years. something they acheive on PC in maybe 1.5 years (i am talking mid range to high end chips here).

Now if games are going to be held back due to consoles then obviously the PC gamers will stop to upgrade. This will effect bigger pie of their business the PC.

Its easy for a console fan like yourself to make a statement like "no need to buy PC these GPUs" though think of the long run. Where will the console makers get their next tech from? if these companies cant sell hardware they likely wont exist either.

iamgoatman2459d ago

How are quick saves lame? They're a standard feature for most PC games, the first Crysis had them. They should be there, end of.