IGN: Crysis was long heralded as the game your rig needed to run to be considered “1337.” So now that it’s on consoles, how does it hold up?
Kind of tells me that we're ready for the next generation of consoles. Crysis is a 2007 game and the current consoles can barely play it (still looks better on a PC with low settings). BF3 is another one that is really showing the age of this console generation. I understand how a lot people want to hang on and stretch this generation out even longer; money is tight. However, the longer this goes on, the bigger these differences are going to become. Either way would be good for PC gamers, though. If this generation drags out a whole lot longer, the differences between versions may drive more people to the PC for their gaming needs and PC game development would get some more love. On the other hand, if the new generation gets started soon (hopefully 2012), then console games will be on par with the PC again and no longer holding back PC game development (with lots of developers still making crappy ports instead of taking advantage of the superior hardware). PC gamers are in kind of a "holding pattern" until the next generation gets kicked off.
Was the PS3 version even shown? Uggg.
Only a couple of times at the beginning. Then, it became a 360 vs PC show.
It's IGN, they always, always favor the 360
Agent 86...gtfo with 'PC still looks better on low settings'...Crysis on low settings barely looks better than the original Far Cry... http://www.youtube.com/watc... Look at that...Shadows aren't even rendered...AT ALL... The truth is the consoles got a MORE than acceptable port of the fabled Crysis, which everyone screamed couldn't be done on consoles...it doesn't touch a PC on max settings, but thats just about it...it has all the level geometry, all the physics, and everything else...and the lighting system has been tweaked to do the glare and lens flare that would cripple even high end PC's back then...and is reserved for 'ultra-high' settings on PC in the first place...other than resolution, the console port is easily better than 'high' lighting wise, and on par with high texture wise... and the game is still average anyway...AI is ridiculous, objective system that makes it play more like a corridor shooter than anything open world, etc...some of the worst dialogue of any game this generation as well...after you hear 'reloading' in some horrendously bad fake Korean accent 300x in an hour...you'll be even more excited for UC3 and its immensely better story telling...
The settings are medium at best, i have had a lot of experience with Crysis on PC. They are mixed up between low and high but overall they aren't beating medium. It is clear that the consoles are cut well back, geometry, noticeably textures and shadow precision etc. Ignore anyone saying it is close to 'high' on Pc because it isn't... You would get better visuals on medium across the board, which a 9600GT and a Core 2 duo would have no trouble whatsoever doing in 720P. Medium on PC still includes a bunch of high res textures of which there are none present on the console version. This is still a good game though and worth playing especially on the cheap, first choice is easily PC, but the consoles do a half decent job of putting the game across.
Ugly game they raped it to put on the consoles; it doesnt even feel like the same game anymore, and more ugly when your playing half ass 720P hd or lower. **RESOLUTION AND CRISPNESS IS WHAT MAKES PC GAMES LOOK SO MUCH BETTER** Would rather 1920x1080 + 4xAA to make it look drastically more crisp, not like i'm playing on a 15" CRT tv with interlaced looking image = console version. Oh well, not everyone has money to enjoy the fully realized version of crysis. So i guess the consoles make a good 'Kids Meal' alternative for people on a budget. My buddy from Poland is like that ^^^.
They should have released Crysis PS3/360 on disk.
A lot of people keep talking...and not showing evidence of anything supporting their opinion... the consoles are 'as good as medium'...o rly?... http://www.youtube.com/watc... still no shadows...still no real time reflections in water...and still shit poor textures...and look at the freaking sky box...you think the console versions have that?...there is absolutely zero light sourcing or global illumination system on medium...which is 85% of what makes Crysis look nearly photo-realistic... the biggest difference between high and ultra for PC is light filtering through foliage...high makes it just a big shadow 'in the forest'...and ultra has every little leaf visible in the shadows...the consoles are somewhere in between that...that, aside from noticeably worse texturing in areas, is the only difference i've come across... and what the hell are you guys talking about 'doesn't have the same geometry'?...i've played the entire game on PC...and entire game on PS3...the layout is identical...the draw distance for certain backgrounds is a little more blurred than ultra on a PC...but its not like the consoles are missing parts of the environment...its 100% the exact same game...The particle effects and explosions have been changed, but are not really better or worse...just different... no idea why i'm arguing this, as I know exactly how PC elitists respond...but whatever, just in case anyone else reads blatantly false information...the video comparison of this article, and the 2 i put up easily prove just how acceptable the console versions look...
give it a couple more years then we will be ready for next gen, this gen is nearing it's end though. besides PC will always be head of consoles, it won't change unless they make it so you can upgrade a console, which, will never happen and it defeats the purpose. for those who can afford the highest spec PC's to run the best looking games, good for them but consoles are there for those who can't and can still play great looking titles, Uncharted 3 as an example. anyway if square enix's new engine is anything to go by, I'm super excited for next gen
It's kind of sad, because I think prices on consoles are artificially high these days. The industry is most definitely ready for the next generation!
I agree, I own both consoles, but am really considering getting a pc. I can imagine playing battlefield 3 maxed out, it would be so awesome. I just dont know where to start as far as pc gaming,bim on a budget, but I would like to have a decent rig
i can tell you how to build a gaming pc for 470$ that will max out any game.
if your a noob, get an nvidia card no matter what anybody says. AMDs drivers cause random games to have issues.
Thanks for posting that comment AFTER i buy an HD 6770. I keep wondering why Crysis2 randomly drops to 1fps. Plus I can't fix it because the only settings it gives me are high, very high and ultra. Haven't had any problems with Dirt3 or any other games.
Mrmagnumman357. You are tripping, i spent 2x times that on a gtx590, alone, and still can't run every game on its max setting with out any problems. @Gamingdroid, if ya want a comp that can run BF3 at at 1080P 4x AA, 8X AF, at about 30 fps which isn't bad, i think you would be looking at the price range of about 800$ to 1000$. If ya wanted max setting you could achieve it with spending 1000-1400$. Get a descent processor, and buy two gtx570, and run them in cross firer. Doing that i think you would have the game damn near max setting with good frame rates. 30 to 45. If ya want 60 fps, go with the gtx590, and a high end processor. Could be looking at about 1600$. But even buying the 800$ pc, you will be able to make the game look way better than what you could do on a console..
HOW DID YOU PEOPLE SURVIVE LAST GENERATION!
@ reflexgamer im me ill help you out.
the consoles were barely out, I think its time we just ditch consoles. Cheap laptops and tablets are quickly catching up, just make the games work on the devices we already have please.
"just make the games work on the devices we already have please." I'm fairly sure that is the entire point of consoles. PC's will always look better, but I can put my PS3 disc in my PS3 and it will always look the way it is supposed to. I would get a gaming PC, but I'd rather spend the money on a PS3/PS4 for Sony's exclusives (especially Team Ico).
Who buys consoles not just to play games?
Damn IGN, either show a full PS3vsXbox360vsPC or just change the title to Xbox360vsPC.
I have Crysis on the PC and the PS3. I could play Crysis on my PCs 24" monitor in my clunky office chair with my headphones on high settings or I could kick back and play Crysis on my PS3 or 360 on our big leather couch with a wireless controller and 70" HD home theater setup using whatever settings the console version is, which I would guess are less then high, maybe around medium or slightly higher but let's just call the setting "just fine" for sake of discussion... Guess which one I enjoy more? Modern consoles are still pretty darn awesome, IMHO. I rarely notice this kind of stuff at all unless they are literally side by side. I don't think the hardware is limiting game design too terribly right now. A couple of years and I'll be ready to upgrade.
I play all of my pc games on my 60 inch sony 3D tv. On my couch with a controller most of the time. With my 7.1 surround sound. So i don't know why people still say this type of stuff. I still love my ps3 more the my pc because sony makes the best games ever. My 360 just sits there. lol
@cooperdnizzle: That's cool, but my highest spec PC is not a dedicated gaming machine. I use my PC as a computer, so connecting it to my TV's HDMI port and setting it up for wireless gaming etc makes zero sense. Since I do stuff like record music and manage my finances on it at my desk more often than gaming, anyway, setting it up is not worth the time or effort. And to be honest when I do play on the PC, I want to be at a desk with my mouse and keyboard at hand a wireless controller never really cuts it with the PC, IMHO. Like I said, I do own and use both like many here. But I think many games on the modern consoles cross the "good enough" point graphically that I don't really think about it at all. I can move between the PC version and PS3 version of a game and pretty much never worry about the graphical differences in unless there is a bug in one specific version. So, I really think for all but the most anal retentive people the difference between Crysis @ high detail versus whatever it is on the consoles is hardly worth the effort or expense of setting up a dedicated gaming PC in the living room. If it is to you that's cool. No one thought or claimed the PC couldn't be used that way, most people just don't bother with dropping $2K on a PC they are to JUST use in the living room, IMHO. Especially when the console games look good enough. That's the point once they're close enough other things like cost, convenience, no need to upgrade or worry about drivers, etc comes into play. I used to futz around with the PC for gaming way more when the consoles truly didn't cut it. But now they do for me.
i disagree with the low settings. Cosole versions look better than that.
I've played Crysis 1 on PC (4-years ago); and when I bought Crysis on XBL I thought it looked great. This comparison shows how much farther ahead PCs actually are.
the game looks great on console, but I did have some FPS issues when driving on the PS3 version, not sure why
the driving (with smashed windsheild) was the one part I thought the console version look more advanced.
PC waste-land consoles
PS3 is the winner BTW the PS3 is better than DX11 ULTRA
How about.... Crysis looks great on the ps3.
troll harder please
Look great, too bad I already own this game on teh PC. Max it out, but I never finished it. I lost my save (Thanks Steam!) maybe I get back on it.,..
? did you add it as a non-steam game, because original crysis wasn't a steam game.
I know, I only bought it when it came on steam as a deal. Didn't have a PC capable of gaming back in 2007
Captain Obvious PC Snobs are at it again...PC is the best bla bla bla Geez, we already know this. I have a lot of experience with Crysis 1 on PC (tweaked/tuned/modded to no end) This is not important...are they comparing this to show how good the port is? Yes, the fact that they can show it like his with the simultaneous screen wipes, means only one thing...this is the EXACT same game and Crytek manage to make it run smoothly with new lightning FX/volumetric FX/great foliage/med to hires textures/water FX mix high/very high/physics mix med/high/parallax occlusion/DX10 sun beams/realtime reflection on the water(most games on Xbox don't have this) huge view distances/almost has all the post-processing/game FX/shaders etc...for console standards it looks stunning, plays better, runs at a steady framerate and provides enormous fun. ITS A GREAT PORT...give Crytek some credit for doing a marvelous job, nobody dared to imagine that it was possible on current gen consoles, let people to have fun with it...if u really loved Crysis and know how much tweaking is needed to make it run on an average system, u would definitely understand what a great job Crytek did here.
Funny, you've gone on this rant, yet you are the FIRST comment I've seen trying to make this a Platform war. Get a life. Everyone above you is speculating on the future of gaming, and stuff like that, but you had to bring the whole platform thing out.
U R totally mistaken dude. I didn't start this, the PC gamers started way before i ever said a word...Crysis wasn't ever possible on PCs cause it could only be played on über PCs...if it ever came out it would be a 'based on' version just like FarCry & FarCry Instincts with different level design to fit the consoles etc. Further the PC gamers bashed Crytek for going for the consoles with their level design in Crysis 2 and the lack of DX11 FX...other arguments from PC gamers are 'consoles are 5 years old and PCs the best', 'PC rules', 'console versions gimp our PC games', 'consoles urgh!', 'consoles suck', etc etc....PC gamers started mentioning platforms....i am only of the opinion that it is more complicated than PC gamers state and in particular with Crytek, why continuously bash a great developer who makes excellent games? PC gamers fail to mention that they should be wiser than continuously trying to bring Crytek and it's accomplishment in discredit. I never attack a platform or trying to start a war...since Crysis 2 the PC gamers have an unjust biased argument about Crytek. Suddenly all Crytek could do was amateurism, according to PC gamers and all consoles were retarded devices. I only see a great port, great game, great achievements by a group of talented artists and passionate people who deserve more praise for what they are doing...u obviously haven't followed the discussions in it's context and seeing the PC gamers continuously answering to people that say this port is great with 'on a PC maxed it is better' or 'this is ugly' or 'this is nothing compared to PC' if u accuse me of this than it is because of ur lack of reference compared to all the articles concerning the Crysis port, nearly all articles have this comment pattern including the 1st comment stating 'on PC it is better' (same goes for the comments Crysis 2 articles) it is like nobody is entitled to say that this is a great port. Check sequence comments Fanboypunisher-Cenobia-Innomed idio and below me in this article for instance. I forgive ur blank rant towards me. btw if u talk too much about the future, u cannot appreciate the now. Give console gamers a chance to appreciate & have fun with a great game that is Crysis NOW, no hard feelings.
"Funny, you've gone on this rant, yet you are the FIRST comment I've seen trying to make this a Platform war. Get a life. " Yeah, no-one brought it up before him, not in this article I mean. Except one PS3-troll.. And pepbizmo, please don't write big walls of text, it's heavy to read, there might have been something to read about in your comment above me, but it's unreadable. And PS. Yes, PC rapes current consoles a new one, in technical apect of viewing, but what would you expect from so old hardware..
@pepbizmo I have no idea what you just wrote... All I was saying is that IN THIS ARTICLE, I could care less about what goes on elsewhere with fanboys, you were the only one to start fanboying out.
Totally stunned. The 360 version beats out the PC versionin visuals but not in frame rate.
The PC version obviously looks much better on Ultra, but I don't think anyone really believed it was going to be toppled in the first place. Crytek is sort of to blame for the backlash for making ridiculous claims before the release. It's still a very good port, but they literally claimed that the game was going to look BETTER on the consoles.
It would be the funniest/saddest thing ever if Crysis on console outsold PC
Not gonna happen, in 2008 they had already sold over a million copies of the game, and it's 201, and more people can afford to play the game maxed out, so they will have just sold more by now. lol
the game was never hard to run on pc, it was hard to max. But thats ok, the guy who bought two 8800 gtxs in sli had something to make them sweat.
And lets not forget that this is actually more of a comparison of CryEngine 2 vs. CryEngine 3! Crysis on consoles was done using the CE3 cause the CE2 is a PC only engine! CE3 is more optimized but lacks some of the Photo realistic looks of CE2. I prefer the CE2 cause it was simply marvelous on a PC with the raw power to run it and now a days most PC's can Max Crysis with ease.
I love gaming on PC, For my Consoles looks awful. I compared Btf 3 Beta on both systems and on Ps3 looks horrible need some of AA and Resolution and it looks like is running in low graphics setting. Well I was able to run Btf 3 on PC At 2560x1440, 4AA, Ultra Settings :D, it is a joke compare PC againts consoles, Console maximun resolution is a poor 1280x720, NoAA, and comparing game graphics settings console looks like low-normal settings. Welcome again to the PC GAMING. The most extreme platform for gaming ever. Good times ahead for PC!!!
My thing with pc gaming is that for every "latest and greatest" game that comes out you end up having to upgrade the thing. Which runs you yet another few hundred. If you're the pc gaming type this could happen every year or every few months...no thank you; I'll stick with consoles; if it plays fine and looks better than anything in the past 5yrs. and remains fun, than I'm good.
Theres a difference between playing and maxing out, you can play ANY game out there on an old 8600gt for like $25 but your not going to max it out. On the other hand if you spent $200 on a card you will be maxing every game out for the next 2 years unless something crazy happens. People over react about the upgrading thing, My laptop can play almost all games maxed out and its desktop equivilant probably wouldnt cost much more than a console and a couple of DVDs.
Key word being "probably"...but not likely.
@optimus The probably was rhetorical. Your not going to find prices like that at walmart. If your thrifty and lucky its doable. On the other hand if you upgrade then there is no Probably. $250-$300 in upgrades is worth $700 in a brand new computer.
Crysis looks amazing on consoles, but why compare it to PC version? I get it, they want to show how close Crytek has got it, but to be honest this just shows how far they still are from PC version. The PC versions's own visuals are old, mods have taken it above and beyond, just look at this old video: http://www.youtube.com/watc... Console versions look amazing, but IGN please do all a favour, and do not compare it to PC footage that is irrelevant..
Wow so sick of all this console defense,end of the day first party console games look good sometimes even great,and apart from that pc games look better than every and any other game on consoles,considering all games are made on pc,s (der)console defense force please give ur head a serious shake,.,.,.(really),.
No,consoles fail against pc s for the most part fool thats my point,Ive been gaming since the 80s but by the sound of it you aint even hit puberty yet,.,.,.Next gen consoles are needed now its time,.
@ Goodfella78 Ur name does not match ur attitude dude. Next gen consoles r not needed yeat. We don't want minor upgrades. Unharted 3 still blows most pc games outa the water in terms of visuals, even if it aint close technically!! It's gone be much more of a game that most pc games this year! Im not gona say consoles r better in graphics, for its not upgradable like pc, but we want a big jump, and we not gona get it if they use current hardware in consoles. Dit you not read what Crytek said bout hardware being 10x stronger/faster but only 2x the visual fidelity. (mind my spelling for im too used to sms style and im not english). You got ur opinion which is right for you, but don't attack console gamers just because you got no ground to stand on! In the end, Dota 2 on pc is my best game by far and will be for the next minimum 5 years! So pc wins, but consoles r still good!
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