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1UP: Preview: Original Crysis Plays Better On Consoles

1UP: I loved Crysis on the PC, and I think I might actually like it more on the consoles. After playing around with a preview build for thirty-minutes or so, I'm astounded that Crytek managed to fit the controls and powers from the original game onto a gamepad in such an intuitive way. By mapping the armor and stealth abilities to shoulder buttons à la Crysis 2, and integrating other powers like speed and power jumping into their respective functions -- e.g. you hold jump button longer to jump high instead of switching to a special mode to do so -- Crytek has smoothed out the slightly clunky controls of the original. It's actually easier to switch between powers now. Crysis plays better on consoles, but given the graphical reputation of the original, the real question is "how does it look?" (Crysis, PS3, Xbox 360)

Letros  +   1439d ago
Well that's interesting, they took Crysis 2 suit controls and brought them to Crysis 1, I suppose they would work much better for a controller than the original Crysis 1 nanosuit controls which was heavy on middle mouse clicking.
RedDead  +   1439d ago
Yeah I thought it might be like this, kind of an annoyance to constantly change in the Pc version.
MerkinMax  +   1439d ago
But that is where the freedom comes in. To each his own I guess.
kevnb  +   1439d ago
I guess hes entitled to his opinion, but no just no. The way the controls worked in crysis 2 was horrible compared to the original. And the graphics look like a pc game ported to console... you see 5 feet in front of you with an fov of 50 and depth of field on 90% of the screen. Of course im exagerating some, but not that much.
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jbiz330  +   1439d ago
oh jesus.. STICK TO THE PC VERSION THEN!!!! you pc elitists are getting boring. Do any of you ACTUALLY think you'll convert console only players to the PC? really?
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Mr Tretton  +   1439d ago
actually I'm seeing a lot of console to PC conversion, including myself. PC is something PC players need to support and get word out on, so devs will treat PC more seriously than pandering to consoles all the time. PC is a special platform worth shoutin about.

Granted some PC elitists are annoying and overcompensating. But are also usually correct about what they're saying too, they just could be a little nicer about it. btw, kevnb wasn't being a baddie in what he said either.
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kevnb  +   1439d ago
just calling out these bs articles, they are so full of shit it isnt funny. I actually have a ps3 and enjoy the exclusives. It seems like sony exclusives are the only console games made the way they should be made. For example, resistance 3 doesnt pull this kind of graphical crap, they give us all the effects and draw distance instead of pulling the wool over our eyes with a highly detailed 5 foot radius.
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mananimal  +   1437d ago
yet the argument is a moot point, console or PC, PC or Console, it dont matter when you realize where the industry is headed...duh, its the CLOUD, Floating Point TECH, DRM......thts the future of gaming the INDUSTRY is pushing, that would include everyone.
Szarky  +   1439d ago
I may actually try this out, only $20 not bad.
kevnb  +   1439d ago
if you havent played on pc, I bet it will still be fun.
Tachyon_Nova  +   1439d ago
I don't understand why so many people have issues with the PC controls in Crysis. What is wrong with you noons, they were so easy and quick to use!
kevnb  +   1439d ago
They dont, article is bs. Even if the suit controls were a bit better, how does that make the entire game play better? If the controls in crysis 2 were so great, why hasnt any modder bothered to bring them in crysis 1?
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StayStatic  +   1439d ago
It maybe good , but better ??? LMAO as if :P
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mrsatan  +   1439d ago
I like the changes to the controls. It would be nice if they added these changes to the PC version so we could have the best of both worlds. Switching suit modes was always kind of clunky but a mouse and keyboard setup still destroys a controller for FPS games.

I am just REALLY happy that console gamers finally get to play one of the greatest FPS shooters ever made. I adore the original game and I always felt it was sad that so few people played it because they didn't have very good PCs.
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Shinuz  +   1439d ago
i sure hope there's a demo for this, i thoroughly enjoyed Crysis + Warhead on pc and i'm curious to see what they did with the console version.
It would be awesome if they incorporated the Sliding and ledge grabbing function from C2.
Raider69  +   1439d ago
Im going to love a framerate check of this console version!They cut a huge amont of assets put a better lightening from CE3 on consoles and it looks better than the PC version.Well im mainly a console player but the fact is that people that keep saying that this looks and plays better than the PC version probably never had the chance in there life to put Crisis running on the latest GPU's.Stick Crisis with a gtx 485,570,580, or AMD 6870,6950,6970 without any mods and them tell me that this consoles version runs and looks better than Crisis PC.It looks good on consoles but cant achieve the same status that PC achives today..
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Mrmagnumman357  +   1439d ago
Dont understand your disagrees, your just stating the truth
Gran Touring  +   1439d ago
What I don't understand, is that if Crytek is touting this is as the remastered, optimized, and hence definitive version of Crysis, why aren't PC gamers getting it? I'm happy more people will get to experience the series (and hopefully not just see the first as solely a technical achievement) but Crytek could have went back and added DX11 features, as well as optimized it for modern PC's. Even today, the best video cards STILL cannot run this game at a constant 60 fps. (Not kidding, 2 GTX580's barely manage this; http://www.techpowerup.com/... )

But imagine how much better the game would perform if they went back, optimized it and implemented DX11. I think it'd be worth at least a patch. Hell, they only patched in DX11 and the High-res textures to Crysis 2 right?
annus  +   1439d ago
I think it's more to do with the fact that most people who want to play Crysis on PC would have already played it. It's a lot of effort and money to rebuild the entire game for PC to only get a low amount of sales for it. Where as most console players wouldn't have played it so the chance for more sales is a lot greater.
Eyesoftheraven  +   1439d ago
Here is a HQ video showing both versions side-by-side and in full screen.. (The PC version shown is vanilla running Very High settings at 1920x1080 and 2xAA)

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