Telegraph: Crysis 2 Review

Crysis 2 is a very good game, then, but one which feels restricted. Much like the linear maps Alcatraz often finds himself in, the game feels like it's being walled in. It's cinematic, and in many cases thrilling, with some satisfying weaponry and the added tactical inclusion of the Nanosuit, but it's all very familiar; a beautiful world in which you feel more like a tourist, thrust through the corridors of New York on a rollercoaster-fast ride that still manages to drag a bit.

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Shackdaddy8364838d ago

It wasn't that linear...

My god, his only gripe was that it was really linear (not really) and that it had horrible AI (not that bad) and he gives it a 7 and calls it a CoD clone....

starchild4838d ago

Let's just say I HIGHLY disagree with this review.

DatNJDom814838d ago

This review gets a 4/10.

coolfool4838d ago

Did you guys even read the review?

Not saying I agree with him but he documents a lot more gripes than it just being a bit linear and didn't have great AI.

From what I've read so far from reviews the AI (mentioned by a few review sites) can be hit or miss. It sounds like you could go through the game without seeing a single glitch but another time you might get quite a few.

He also criticised the sound quite a bit.....

I suppose one point off for each of these elements seems fair from his perspective.

DigitalAnalog4838d ago

"Crysis 2 To Feature the Most Intelligent AI Ever Seen"


So now I see a lot of reviews saying the AI is a bigger issue than it is. Which make me wonder - did they drop the AI in favor for more "graphics"?

-End statement

Shackdaddy8364838d ago

It actually has really smart AI but it's glitchy. Like if you rip off a machine gun and go into armor mode, the people freak out.

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therapist4838d ago

graphically this game on pc just destroyed everything that will come out for the next year

Seijoru4838d ago

Bf3, Metro, Brink, Skyrim, etc. Crisis 2 is rather disappointing on Pc to be honest, great performance but the graphical leap just isn't there.

therapist4838d ago (Edited 4838d ago )

those will all be tasty, but yet to be seen, you may be right though, bubs!

personally though, crysis 2 on pc maxed looks better than anything i have seen from any other game on any platform ever, metro2033 is close, but very linear and slow paced and no mp


The Crysis Trilogy Joins EA Access Vault

Featuring the complete nanosuit experience, The Crysis Trilogy has now joined the EA Access vault as a title that's free for those that subscribe to the EA service on Xbox One consoles.

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Games1st1441d ago (Edited 1441d ago )

Just in time for those that got the month trial.

DrDeath1441d ago

Wait? There is more than one? lol


Here are Star Wars The Force Unleashed, Crysis 2, RAGE & Resident Evil 2 Remake with Ray Tracing

YouTube’s members ‘Digital Dreams’ and ‘Jose cangrejo’ have shared some videos, showcasing Pascal Gilcher’s Reshade mod – which adds Ray Tracing/Path Tracing effects – in some really old games such as Star Wars The Force Unleashed, Crysis 2, RAGE and Resident Evil 6.

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traumadisaster1825d ago

I'm still learning how to look for the differences. At first I was focusing on shadows for some reason but I don't think that changes much, is it reflections that change?

rashada071825d ago (Edited 1825d ago )

It is supposed to be simulating how light actually works- so yes if light is reflecting off a surface accurately it should show reflection or an effect that matches what you are looking at in the environment. Next time you play a game look at a puddle of water there may be just a "baked" in texture that if you aren't paying attention seems like it is reflecting but it isn't. I would say though if the light is reflecting more accurately I would think that would give more accurate shadows as well.
I am still not 100% sold on it- it looks okay but I can't get over the hardware price jump for better reflections..

Taz X141825d ago

While games won't look immensely better, it opens up more possibilities overall. Understandably, the price jump is huge. But, that can be said for being at the forefront for any new technology. I'm currently using a 2080ti and while I've played a few games that enable it, the gpu also plays everything else incredibly well so it's not like you're buying this tech for ONLY that option. Enthusiasts will pay top dollar to check out the newest things, but this will eventually become an everyday consumer and by then they'll have optimized and become a lot cheaper.

warriorcase1824d ago

Ray/path tracing can be used how the developer wants it to be. Tracing can be used to calculate shadows/lighting, reflection and even audio, where audio waves are calculated on the bounce off material types to simulate enviroment and echos accuratly.

Should also keep in mind that this ray/path tracing system is different and less accurate option from Nvidias RTX branded type. McFly's is a reshade that layers over the top of the game and therefor the quality will vary drastically. For example you can see nice reflection in the Star Wars demo here but it then introduces colour clipping with the light saber. On a video of GTA 5 for example it was incorrectly projecting a reflection of a red car onto the road which caused a very faint red glow on the ground around the car.

If you want to see a good example of a game developed with ray tracing reflection and lighting in mind then you could look up the youtube video of "Control - Exclusive E3 RTX GAMEPLAY Trailer".

DigitallyAfflicted1824d ago

It supposed to add more realistic light Not actually more light effects and explosions

traumadisaster1824d ago

I hate to say it but I’m fine with fake lights, shadows, reflections. I just kind of like the effect, it’s also great it saves resources for other things.

I’ve been checking out some original Xbox games on x360/x1x and the engine has fake light streaming in through a stained glass window, and I love it even though I know it’s not real time lighting. Heck it even shifts as I move about.

I’ve about convinced my self rt and hdr just doesn’t work for me. Before hdr I would even complain damn why are the headlights killing me they are so bright.

I notice most frame rate, then jaggies, then resolution; with the last two interchangeable depending.

Other day watched an enthusiast rave over 4k and the poor guy was in 1080p. I played the same game the night before and thought wow this is clean, I wonder if it’s 4k, but knew differently and I thought wow even resolution is not always important. The next day he apologized and was surprised he could be fooled.

RaidenBlack1824d ago

EA should have released the Crysis Trilogy Remaster for this gen.

FGHFGHFGH1819d ago

How come the lightsabers don't give off any light? Even in the EA star wars game the guy uses it to light up a dark cave. I guess if it is using frostbite it will support rtx cards.


13 Awesome Games Set In Real Places

Jum Jum from Unleashthegamer writes: We gathered the best real setting games we could think of if you’re looking for something in a familiar location to soothe your thirst for real-world games.

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