GB: Someone’s uploaded some rather good looking footage from the closed BETA of Crysis 2, from what we have seen, the game does look promising and might prove to be a great multiplayer experience when it comes out next year.
Does not look that good, guess that's just me though.
It's the console version. What did you expect, Crysis 1 level graphics?
I did not play the first one (not strong enough PC) so i wouldn't really know, sorry.
I think that it is funny how they are boasting that Crysis 2 will be the best looking console shooter even though it will be multiplat. Killzone 3 owns Crysis on consoles hands F*in down. KZ3 has an engine built from the ground up to preform best on the PS3. Not only that but this is the second game GG are using with this engine so they will be able to improve it from the last game.
Honestly at this time in the industry with what other developers are pushing out, yes, I kind of would expect Crysis 1 level graphics Pandamobile. I don't expect full anit aliasing or anything like that, but as far as graphics, yes. @ Pedrami, def agree, honestly I expected much better based on what they were promising. This video surprised me, not in a good way. And yeah I know its Alpha, but other games in Alpha look much better.
@BrianG "I kind of would expect Crysis 1 level graphics Pandamobile." I think you're being a bit too optimistic, considering no console game has come anywhere near the first Crysis. So hoping for that level is possibly asking a bit much out of what is essentially pretty out-dated hardware.
I hope all of that screen tear is due to a crappy capture. The sound is pretty off, so there's a good chance that is the reason.
The gameplay looks fun and I am sure the PC version will look beastly, but this version seems to have some performance issues. It makes me worried for the PS3 version. They haven't even showed the PS3 version and if the 360 version runs this bad I shudder to think what the PS3 version might look like. Of course they might have other reasons for not showing the PS3 version and it still might end up looking good, but I can't help but be worried.
Rage is the best looking game I've seen on consoles. Crysis 2 is kind of disappointing after the hype. Rage running on XBox 360 http://www.youtube.com/watc...
that rage engine eats this crysis engine easily As it stands now taking their development stages into consideration its Rage vs Killzone 3 for the graphics crown easily. This crysis engine is a little underwhelming at the moment...The final build my tell a different tale but as of now its not fighting for top spot
Did he mention graphics ? looks pretty average gameplay to me :) and yeh graphics looks bout average to :)
A good game do not make.
I don't like the crosshair, I know that will bug me.
Crysis 1 had the option to change the crosshair to your liking. If I recall, there were about 10 different crosshair variants, ranging from the three lines (which I liked the best/default), four lines, small circles, animated circles,
It's very similar to COD, but I do have hope that it's good considering it's from Free Radical! However, it sounds sort of tacked on, and too basic. Hoping the SP is strong too.
This beta is pre-alpha code is it not.
That hardly matters ^^
Is made for a PC, hence why I wont get a console version.
I agree with U!! Crysis is made for pc.Maybe they wanted to make more profits on consoles or they wanted to prove that they are developers on consoles too.
Probably a bit of both, they want the extra sales plus it's a good way of letting other developers see your engine and maybe license it. I know that they tried that with the first engine but if I'm not mistaken only one or two developers ever used it, if any. So this is a way to get it working on consoles which wasn't possible with the first one as they said it wouldn't work.
looks GOOD, but no where near the PC quality. still, I buy games for the gameplay, and Crysis has an interesting gameplay dynamic =) might check it out when it comes out for PS3 =D
Cant believe people actually held hope to this, 720 = barfed up graphics. If you care about the best, get this for PC.
Been playing the beta & it's quite good. You do notice the FPS drop at times but gotta' remember that it's a beta so performance will most likely improve in the final build.
for non-Killzone ,Call of Duty and Battlefield game this is looking mighty fine so far to be honest
Actually its an alpha we are stress testing the engine so they purposly overloaded certin things to see just how much the 360 could handle. I personally LOVE this game I always get 20+ kills a game with the SCAR, this game is just soooooo much fun.
Actually.. It's a stress test for their servers.
its the video quality the reason it looks bad.....definitely jas more colors on screen than KZ3.
I guess you saw all the levels in KZ3 already just like you said KZ3 has a lot of screen tearing.
How come GG hasn't shown any of the colorful levels they keep talking about? Even in their alpha test videos, all the levels are filled with dark colors?
lol what? it is all about colors? That video has a very bland palette btw. Looks good overall. @Simon KZ3 is v-locked. 0% screen tearing.
Crysis 2 BETA footage gives you a taste of things to come where the hell is KZ mentioned? fucking troll
Color palette has nothing to do with the game engine or graphics in a technical sense. It's an art direction decision, nothing more. Neon pink is just as easy to render as gray or brown.
I'll never understand why when doing betas developers would rather have a beta on a fixed hardware platform than the most varied platform in the world
This is NOT a beta, this is a stress test, they are seeing how much they can do on the 360. This is just to get an idea of what they have to cut back on to make the game preform a constant 30 FPS because right now its pulling about 25, I had a game where the audio randomly cut out and everyone had a constant frame rate of 30-35 FPS. Yet even though its an alpha this game is fucking incredible, the gameplay designers really knew what they where doing. EDIT: Ok disagree for stating a fact, gotta love N4G -_-
You get a disagree because you are wrong. It's a network stress test more than anything. They're testing out the load on their servers, not the performance on the Xbox 360. I'm sure they can test the 360 performance internally.
You REALLY dont think they are also testing out the engine as well? granted yes you where right about it being for the servers but still they could have waited till the engine was stable to do a server test too, its obvious they are testing more than that.
Obviously they're looking for gameplay bugs and stuff too, that's implicit with any sort of beta, I'm just saying, the main reason for them testing the 360 version over the PS3 version or the PC version is because they know Crysis 2 will sell more on the 360 than the PS3, so they're doing the network stress test on that platform, and in the case of the PC version of the game, Crytek doesn't run the PC servers. Users can host their own server or rent from providers like Gameservers.com or Hypernia. My guess is that we'll see an closed, but easy to get into PC beta a month or so before release.
"You REALLY dont think they are also testing out the engine as well?? why would they need us to tell them about the "engine"? as if we knew how to optimize it better then they do. like the reply said its for stress testing and to a lesser extent, promotion. the internal testers at crytek are testing a newer build that has most likely fixed your worries about the sound/fps.
this video is washed out , there is better fottage out there aND WHILE EVERYTHING IS IMPRESSIVE THE ONLY THING IM NOT LIKING IS the animation of the players, looks cheesy.
I don't know what you guys are complaining about. For a console game, this looks pretty damn good. Gamer's expectations are waaaaaaaaaaaay too high.
Gamers are spoilt brats. How the hell does this game not look good?? Everybody's just condemning this game way too early on. We've seen like one Multiplayer map, about 2-3 weapons being used, and on top of that there's really not been a huge amount of information made public about the game anyway. Oh yeah, and this is a fu!king alpha. People need to get off their imaginary high horses. You're not critics; you're just spoilt.
It really is too early to judge a game when it is not due until March 2011, but wasn't it originally planned to come out around this time of this year?
the game looks great =) people were over hyping the graphics on consoles, and they get disappointed, their loss. I think it looks awesome fun =D can't wait KZ3 and Crysis 2 will probably be the only shooters I get in 2011 (haven't seen enough of Rage to tip me over the fence yet)
it feels so bland, no sense of atmosphere at all.
Its gonna look pretty sh!tty for a bit its only in pre-alpha love the gameplay tho and all the power ups you get. They are very well mapped to the controller.
The first one was awful, the second one looked pretty, but by no means was it the best looking game ever. Bland backgrounds and no colors aren't exactly great for gaming. The game itself wasn't good, forgettable characters and story and clunky controls. The third looks like more of the same. As far as colors and scope for consoles graphics, Crysis 2 has those beat, people just don't want to admit it because it's being played on the 360. Get over it. Rage looked fantastic on 360 too. The PS3 isn't "That" far ahead in abilities. I cant wait to play Crysis 2,
I'm glad you like Crysis 2 so much; have fun with it. But where are the colors and the scope you're talking about. I didn't get those from this video to be honest. But perhaps you've seen more of Crysis 2, as you've obviously also played Killzone 3 completely.
The maps are colorful and vast. The controls are not weighted or clunky in the least. While I'm not in the Killzone 3 beta, I have seen the same video's everyone else has. Grey on Black, black on grey. To each their own, but it is tiresome hearing how great KZ2 was, yet there is like seriously 5 people online on it. More people are playing Doom 1 on XBL (5 thousand) then the most anticipated PS3 title last year.
If you don't see any colors in Crysis 2, you've clearly got a pair of fanboy goggles on that prevent you from seeing them. I'm not going to argue that being colorful automatically makes Crysis 2 a better looking game than Killzone, I'm just saying that the colors are clearly visible if you've seen any quality footage from the game. This video is terrible quality and off screen, which isn't a very good way to judge a games graphics.
your wrong I saw some brown in the vids.
i completed killzone 2, played multiplayer, and sold it. the game looked great and all, but i agree with you- no colors, and i am sorry the textures we're shit. nice particle effects and all but that's it- killzone 2 wasn't anything special, actually for me and many others it was quite forgettable. let's put it this way- I WOULDN'T HAVE BOUGHT A PS3 FOR IT that's for damn sure. killzone 2 just wasn't fun, the characters are crap, and the controls we're just ok, til they patched them, which the reviewers should have deducted from it, cause it was patched after release. way too many 9's and 10's for a "pretty" but mediocre shooter. people can say what they want, and the ps3 fanboys can judge every game by "teh graphics" if they choose too, but i judge a game on FUN, gameplay, and all that. fuck just saying well it looks good, here's a 10!!!!! will rent killzone 3 nuff said. let sony and it's minions over hype that game too like they did kz2. i for one will say resistance 3 will be BETTER than killzone 2, or 3. but but teh graphics!!!!!!!!!! lol be good angel, and well i am sure my last few bubbles will go but oh well.
ugh a little underwhelming but hopefully because thats just the mp and the sp will look better. I might get this if the sp is good and the graphics are truly good, ill wait and see for some reviews and what people have to say about it.
crysis 1 on medium with only 2x anti aliasing lol...looks like crysis 1 running on an emachine
ok dude we know you make love to your pc everyday and spooge on it's "specs" but do you seriously need to troll every and all articles that have anything to do with a console? why not stay in ya pc news and get over yourself. crysis 2 will be on pc, look that footage up. pc gamers are the biggest nerds out there, well you are one of the biggest nerds on here. too busy whacking it to your own machines "specs"
wow. well, if the guy in the vid didn't camp with the sniper the entire damned match, I think we would get a better idea of what the game is like. from what I've seen, the game looks rather weak, and one video is by no means stopping me from picking this game up. I really think gamers are going to have an FPS overdose. too much of..the same. that's the reason why so few fpses truly appeal to me anymore.
I'm not impressed. I don't think 360 can handle this game. I would get this game for PS3 or PC.
Don't you have more important things to do than flame on N4G? Like banging your PS3?
Just becuz I say the 360 can't handle the game doesn't mean I'm trolling.
yeh, teh ultra super ps3, with 256mb of memory. lol
all the fanboys actually think it will run better on PS3
They've already said that CryEngine3 runs better on ps3, they've also said that they have nerfed the PC version so that it's more on par with the console versions. Anyways.. I got ahold of the beta, it's pretty awesome. It DOES look better that the first one, although some lighting effects aren't as good, especially if you're comparing it to the natural mod. I can run Crysis on my PC with everything on very high with 4xAA at about 25fps. Things like explosions feel better in Crysis 1, but over all I'd definitely say Crysis 2 looks better. I'm sure it will look and run better on the PC, I'm likely to get it on PC, but just to experience it. I hate gaming on a PC, I struggle to use the keyboard and mouse. So I'll be spending most of my Crysis 2 time on my ps3, as it's said to be the better of the console versions. Plus, I can't stand the 360 controller. Oh, and the ps3's SPUs can double as memory when in the right hands, I think Naughty Dog did that with Uncharted 2. Granted the lack of RAM was a ridiculous design choice..
Anybody else agree that this game doesn't look that good?
I think it looks awesome ... everything wise. its only a game, you shouldnt feel threatened by it. be thankful for it. mutliplatform exclusive or whatever it may be. you people can be very sad sometimes, no offence
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