Whoever says PC gaming is dead doesn't own a three thousand dollar gaming rig and Crysis.
I wish they would port this game to the PS3 even if its gimped vesion idont care, i just want t play it. I just cant afford a three thousand dollar computer to run it.
the score sounds just about right. It is not but comes close to 9(still a good modding community will push it to 9) for its awesome graphics and the open gameplay of the first levels. I haven't touched that game since Mass Effect came. Time to watch the review.
I liked the caption on that review. "Whoever says PC gaming is dead doesn't own a three thousand dollar gaming rig..."
actually its quite inaccurate but unfortunately that is the majority view
I can run crysis with all high settings with no AA at 1024x768 with a decent framerate on a $800 PC and it still looks better than any console shooter. I don't agree with the score, crysis is MUCH better than Halo and all of the other crappy console FPS games.
I agree that it runs better than mentioned in the reviews. I run almost everything on very high, apart from shaders being on just high... and I'm playing on a laptop. Although I run at lowest resolution, I agree that it's very pretty. (Say what you want about low resolution, effects come first, resolution second in my book). However, there are some solid shooters on the consoles and I don't think they get completely run over by Crysis. In fact, I think some of them look better, but I guess that's more personal preference.
@noodlecup, totally agreed its really really sad how uninformed the public is about such issues, spreading overexaggerated lies about pc gaming, but for gametrailers of all websites, i am truly dissappointed, this is a slap in the face to pc games, halo 3 got a 9.8 in presentation and crysis got a 9.1????? nuff said, with pc gaming, u get more value for what u're paying for and the games are cheaper and it's not too far off from consoles in terms of price considering the billions of other things u cud do with ur pc, My pc runs crysis with a tweaked ultra high settings which looks like the 06' footage(NB:running in dx9 with vista) and fps ranges 25-62 which is very playable, I play on 1280*720 with 2xAA on my 32" HDTV with the xbox360 windows gamepad force feedback enable, my pc cost me $826 total after rebates to get the parts and put togethere( Note I started from scratch, this wasnt even an upgrade), my pc serves as my upscaling media player, tivo recorder, media center and online video browser which would cost about $500 in total if bought seperately, i got the value for what i paid for, the sad fact is informed ppl like me are in the minority and i might get disagrees from ppl who dont want to accept this true fact, pc gaming is in fact cheaper than console gaming if u look at value, if u know where to look it will be, tigerdirect and newegg( great sites for parts), building pcs have been dummed down to the point that even forest gump could build one, they even have barebone kits for u lazy ass ppl who dont want to do any work, Crysis is far from perfect as it has its fair share of glitches but it truly is a whole new ground breaking experience and shows u how fps in the future is going to be, imo its on par with cod4 single player wise in terms of those "omg" moments, cod4 rules multiplayer though but ut3 pwns them all anyway, but it seriously deserved a better score, everyone is falling for that "5000 dollar pc myth bullsh1t" with ppl making comments like "omg my pc will blow up" or "my crappy comp cant run this", to all of u i say this, download the demo and set it to lowest, u might be surprised how fun and good it runs and looks, a friend of mine has a 5yr old pc that cant run cod2 in dx9, only in dx7, he is happily enjoying crysis on low and personally gave it a 10, so those of u who are whining about only considering it when u can run it in its full glory, u r truly hurting urself and missing out on wonderful gaming experience, its only 45 bucks fyi For those of u that want the ultra high tweak, i highly recommend it if u have a decent system, a single 8800gt does it justice with a very playable framerate and it does look mindblowing and much more realistic than dx10 highest settings, credit to kensangh from gamespot http://www.k-formula.com/cr... and dx10 vs dx 9 ultra high comparison dx10 http://www.k-formula.com/cr... dx 9 ultra high http://www.k-formula.com/cr... dx10 http://www.k-formula.com/cr... dx9 ultra high http://www.k-formula.com/cr... and it runs 20% better plus AA doesnt have that much a performance hit
Relax, even though I somewhat agree with you about the public being uninformed (about anything) Crysis does require some graphical muscle. It can look amazing even at medium settings, but the semi-trolls that call everybody noobs because their PC "runs everything on very high in 2500x1600 with 16x AA" does so because their PC's are those 5000$ rigs. However, the reason why I personally think console gaming has the edge, it because the software is being tweaked to work on the hardware the consumer has invested in, contrary to a graphics card which is ditched 5-6 months after it hits the streets. Say what you want about not having to change your cards before 3-4 years, after 6 months you'll have to run at mediocre graphics just to get a framerate, not a slideshow. I for one believe that Crysis will be beaten by consoles this generation, when the hardware is tweaked to do so, but by then a new PC title will kick their asses. It's the never ending story.
i somehow agree with u, jen5en, i wasnt angry or trolling on noobs either, of course crysis cant stay on top forever, consoles are far from being maxed out on their full potential and as u said pcs will still be in the lead by then, this happens every generation, consoles seem like they are keeping up and almost overtake pcs and the next few years closer to the end of the console's life cycle, pcs beat the crap out of consoles, look at chronicles of riddick and doom 3 for pc, they rival most xbox360 launch titles but its considered last gen for pc, plus pc gamers have had hd gaming since way back when, about ur comment on upgrading remember that me playing on my outdated hardware with medium settings on that future pc game would still rival the console's best graphics, pcs will always have the edge in visual fidelity and everyone knows that even though consoles this gen are beginning to impress,
I respect PC Gamers and how they like to modify and upgrade their computers to get the most out of them, but in my opinion PC gaming is on its way out, heres why. Most people like the convenience of having a console where they can just put a disc in and play. Also, when you purchase a console, you don't have to upgrade anything because the games are built to the specifications of that console. People talk about building a PC for just over $800 after rebates and how you can do way more with a PC. Most people don't build PCs and have no desire nor do they have the technical expertise to build a PC. I have a PC, just a cheap one that i only use to browse the internet and use outlook express for my business. I also us it for documents and such. Obviously you can burn CDs and DVDs on a computer. But PCs are a hastle with viruses and whatever other cyber diseases you can get. I own a PS3 and the nice part about it is that there is so much potential in what the PS3 can do, that Devs wont be able to max out its performance for the next few years. Aswell consoles have really closed the gap when it comes to graphics. On one of the first PS3 updates, they made it so the PS3 could use a USB printer, and i wouldn't be surprised to see a USB CD burner at some point. Also with the PS3s web browser, it has really almost become a computer anyway, just much more user friendly. It would be cool to have a $3000 computer, but i just don't want to spend the money or the time building one to play games that are just as good on a next gen console that cost a fraction of the price. Peace ;)
ur comment is flawed in two places, first of all, the next gen consoles trying to be more like pc is creating problems for the consoles themselves, i dont remember hearing complaints about framerate issues and patches for last gen consoles even in the beginning of their cycles, and i dont see this problem dissappearing anytime soon, consoles took the risk of becoming more like pc and have to face the consequences, everyday i hear more and more console gamers complaining about these things because they are the exact reason they chose to be console gamers, because they wanted to avoid those headaches, i even heard of some ps3 games where u have to install some files on b4 u play which means waiting a couple of minutes, it's only a matter of time b4 consoles become like full fledged pcs along with all the problems that pcs have, secondly, u dont need technical expertise to build a computer these days, heck u dont even need to build a computer, u can get a barebone kit, i consider myself with a slightly below average IQ and even i without any previous knowledge was able to read and learn the simple process of building a pc, ppl just make it seem complicated and associate it with geeks, and stop with that $3000 pc thing, only rich spoilt brats buy those computers from alienware and dell, if u r careful and responsible, viruses isnt really an issue at all also, about the ppl not having the desire the build their own pcs, that 's changing, more and more ppl are building their own computers these days with simpler guides to building pcs, not just gaming pcs, htpcs for home setups, the number of self built pcs in the system has risen dramatically over a few years and it will keep going up the demographic for hardcore pc gamers is moving from niche to a mainstream thing, why do u think that a large percentage of the consoles biggest exclusives get to pc these days or are even now multiplatform? assassin's creed? guitar hero, anyone? think about it why do u think capcom would go out of the way to make devil may cry 4 for pc? devil may cry 3 pc was testing grounds and even though it was a sh1tty port, it sold pretty decent on pc that's why. why resident evil and onimusha on pc? why did they make jade empire for pc with extra content? also the sh1ttiness of console to pc ports is decreasing more and more(take gears) so its only a matter of time till we get decent ports and more console gamers shift to the pc demographic as well? who says u cant have both? plus for $10 cheaper on pc? I know at least 6 of my friends who are avid console gamers and supporters and are saving up gradually to build a decent gaming pc so they have more variety and can save a few extra bucks on those multiplatform titles especially when they all come out at once like they did this november, plus patches,freezing,lags and RRODS(360 specific) on consoles even justifies their reasons to get pcs as well alongside since each have their issues
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