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CGI-Quality said:
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This sets the new bar for all future shooters to aim at. Crysis 2 minimum sales of 5 million copies on consoles is now locked.

Huge success for Crytek and Cevat Yerli.

 

I'm not sure about that, but it does raise the bar nonetheless (especially for 3rd Party devs).

Well I hope it sells 5 million.

If Homefront is able to sell 850K first week Crysis has a good chance at 1.25 mill (which if decent legs becomes 5 mill lifetime). Not only is hype and reviews better for Crysis but EA is also a much stronger publisher than THQ.


Problem here however is that plenty of people say great things about HomeFront's multiplayer.

Most reviews are only fousing on Crysis 2 graphics and I haven't heard much praise for the multi.

 

If Killzone 2 couldn't sell 5 million for being the top dog in 2009 I doubt Crysis 2 will do on graphics alone in 2011.

 

 

Still, it looks fantastic and the graphics whore in me will jizz pants when I finally play it

Yes, yes you will. Get a fresh pair of pants ready. And to ease some of your worries the multiplayer is fun. I am not a fan of Killzone 3's multiplayer but Crysis 2's multiplayer is fast paced action. Sometimes people get annoying camping while cloaked but there are ways around it and if you shoot while cloaked you immediately uncloak and energy goes down to 0. I describe the multiplayer as COD combined with Halo. Its a good mix.

I love Killzone 3 multiplayer.

Not saying that will instantly make me dislike Crysis though because from what I have seen so far it looks to be up my alley. I have not played Halo online but I liked the gameplay in single player in Halo 3 and somewhat enjoyed CoD4 multi. Didn't care for Killzone 2, it was WAYYY to hectic and the aiming sucked balls. I prefer fast paced action like Unreal Tournament more than anything else.

Given when I just stated is it possible to know if C2 multi is right for me?

Yes its very fast paced action. Your nano suit allows you to run fast, jump high, grab high edges and climb up to high places, slide on your back and shoot while running. All of these things use energy along with cloaking and maximum armor (which deflects bullets/similar to stopping power from COD) and your energy meter can run down quickly if you don't pay attention.



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So I've played it for around 5 hours now (360 version)... and I'm really impressed! The lighting is definitely the most amazing part of Crysis 2's graphics, haven't seen much that even comes close to it and for me it's the best lighting I've seen in a console game. The explosions are and effects are jaw dropping as well, Crytek did a really good job here.

But it isn't perfect of course. It's framerate seems drop a little from time to time (not significant) and there are also some low-res shadows, but these things are not a big deal. The texture pop-in is its' biggest issue and sadly it seems to get worse later in the game. At the beginning I almost didn't recognize it, but in the last 30 minutes I played it was really obvious.

Anyway, Crytek has surprised me, they really created an amazing looking game on consoles.



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this game is A TON OF FUN more fun than most....

But people need to stop getting it twisted... in no way is it the best graphical game lol... it is up there tho thats for sure...



“Absolutely, we can do much more with it. I don’t know if we are even close to 50 percent of PlayStation 3’s power at this point,” said Asmussen about God of War 3.

ARE YOU KIDDING ME???

snfr said:

So I've played it for around 5 hours now (360 version)... and I'm really impressed! The lighting is definitely the most amazing part of Crysis 2's graphics, haven't seen much that even comes close to it and for me it's the best lighting I've seen in a console game. The explosions are and effects are jaw dropping as well, Crytek did a really good job here.

But it isn't perfect of course. It's framerate seems drop a little from time to time (not significant) and there are also some low-res shadows, but these things are not a big deal. The texture pop-in is its' biggest issue and sadly it seems to get worse later in the game. At the beginning I almost didn't recognize it, but in the last 30 minutes I played it was really obvious.

Anyway, Crytek has surprised me, they really created an amazing looking game on consoles.

I notice object pop in but not much texture pop in at all. I'm probably about as far as you in the campaign. Thanksfully the pop in usually happens in the distance so you don't notice it too much. I will say I've encountered a couple glitches though but I guess no game is perfect. I'm sure a patch or two will be released and make it run even smoother but overall super impressed. I still think it has the best graphics for any console game despite its flaws and I don't know how they fit all of this on one DVD.



damefan said:
snfr said:

So I've played it for around 5 hours now (360 version)... and I'm really impressed! The lighting is definitely the most amazing part of Crysis 2's graphics, haven't seen much that even comes close to it and for me it's the best lighting I've seen in a console game. The explosions are and effects are jaw dropping as well, Crytek did a really good job here.

But it isn't perfect of course. It's framerate seems drop a little from time to time (not significant) and there are also some low-res shadows, but these things are not a big deal. The texture pop-in is its' biggest issue and sadly it seems to get worse later in the game. At the beginning I almost didn't recognize it, but in the last 30 minutes I played it was really obvious.

Anyway, Crytek has surprised me, they really created an amazing looking game on consoles.

I notice object pop in but not much texture pop in at all. I'm probably about as far as you in the campaign. Thanksfully the pop in usually happens in the distance so you don't notice it too much. I will say I've encountered a couple glitches though but I guess no game is perfect. I'm sure a patch or two will be released and make it run even smoother but overall super impressed. I still think it has the best graphics for any console game despite its flaws and I don't know how they fit all of this on one DVD.

dude to be fair... you must have fully played killzone 3, uncharted 2, and god of war 3.....or even Alan Wake... NOW DONT GET ME WRONG.. It looks Great! Its sitting on my HDTV right now....

But really... I'm looking at the same thing as you and I'm certainly not thinking "best console game ever" by any stretch...



“Absolutely, we can do much more with it. I don’t know if we are even close to 50 percent of PlayStation 3’s power at this point,” said Asmussen about God of War 3.

ARE YOU KIDDING ME???

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damefan said:
snfr said:

So I've played it for around 5 hours now (360 version)... and I'm really impressed! The lighting is definitely the most amazing part of Crysis 2's graphics, haven't seen much that even comes close to it and for me it's the best lighting I've seen in a console game. The explosions are and effects are jaw dropping as well, Crytek did a really good job here.

But it isn't perfect of course. It's framerate seems drop a little from time to time (not significant) and there are also some low-res shadows, but these things are not a big deal. The texture pop-in is its' biggest issue and sadly it seems to get worse later in the game. At the beginning I almost didn't recognize it, but in the last 30 minutes I played it was really obvious.

Anyway, Crytek has surprised me, they really created an amazing looking game on consoles.

I notice object pop in but not much texture pop in at all. I'm probably about as far as you in the campaign. Thanksfully the pop in usually happens in the distance so you don't notice it too much. I will say I've encountered a couple glitches though but I guess no game is perfect. I'm sure a patch or two will be released and make it run even smoother but overall super impressed. I still think it has the best graphics for any console game despite its flaws and I don't know how they fit all of this on one DVD.

Yeah it happens in the distance, and perhaps it was just one chapter of the campaign, but in that chapter (which was the last one I played so far) the texture pop-in was really heavy and obvious. Well, I continue playing tomorrow and then I'll see if it was just so bad in this part of the game.

Right now it's the best looking FPS for me, slightly beating Killzone 3. I wouldn't really compare them to games like Uncharted 2 or God of War III though because these games are entirely different genres.



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jhuff394 said:
damefan said:
snfr said:

So I've played it for around 5 hours now (360 version)... and I'm really impressed! The lighting is definitely the most amazing part of Crysis 2's graphics, haven't seen much that even comes close to it and for me it's the best lighting I've seen in a console game. The explosions are and effects are jaw dropping as well, Crytek did a really good job here.

But it isn't perfect of course. It's framerate seems drop a little from time to time (not significant) and there are also some low-res shadows, but these things are not a big deal. The texture pop-in is its' biggest issue and sadly it seems to get worse later in the game. At the beginning I almost didn't recognize it, but in the last 30 minutes I played it was really obvious.

Anyway, Crytek has surprised me, they really created an amazing looking game on consoles.

I notice object pop in but not much texture pop in at all. I'm probably about as far as you in the campaign. Thanksfully the pop in usually happens in the distance so you don't notice it too much. I will say I've encountered a couple glitches though but I guess no game is perfect. I'm sure a patch or two will be released and make it run even smoother but overall super impressed. I still think it has the best graphics for any console game despite its flaws and I don't know how they fit all of this on one DVD.

dude to be fair... you must have fully played killzone 3, uncharted 2, and god of war 3.....or even Alan Wake... NOW DONT GET ME WRONG.. It looks Great! Its sitting on my HDTV right now....

But really... I'm looking at the same thing as you and I'm certainly not thinking "best console game ever" by any stretch...

I have Killzone 3, Uncharted 2, God of War 3 but have not played Alan Wake. Crysis 2 looks better than all 3 of those with Killzone 3 being very close. God of War has some terrible character models in Hera and the other females and Hephaestus (sp?) has terrible textures on him therefore taking God of War 3 out of the running. Uncharted 2 has average fire, particle effects, water effects but great textures. I did a comparison with 3 of my friends at his house between Crysis 2 and Uncharted 2 and we all agreed Crysis 2 looks better. Killzone 3 as I said is very close and it could go either way but I prefer Crysis 2's realistic look and I think its harder to get something to look realistic than it is to make a fantasy world.



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damefan said:
jhuff394 said:
damefan said:
snfr said:

So I've played it for around 5 hours now (360 version)... and I'm really impressed! The lighting is definitely the most amazing part of Crysis 2's graphics, haven't seen much that even comes close to it and for me it's the best lighting I've seen in a console game. The explosions are and effects are jaw dropping as well, Crytek did a really good job here.

But it isn't perfect of course. It's framerate seems drop a little from time to time (not significant) and there are also some low-res shadows, but these things are not a big deal. The texture pop-in is its' biggest issue and sadly it seems to get worse later in the game. At the beginning I almost didn't recognize it, but in the last 30 minutes I played it was really obvious.

Anyway, Crytek has surprised me, they really created an amazing looking game on consoles.

I notice object pop in but not much texture pop in at all. I'm probably about as far as you in the campaign. Thanksfully the pop in usually happens in the distance so you don't notice it too much. I will say I've encountered a couple glitches though but I guess no game is perfect. I'm sure a patch or two will be released and make it run even smoother but overall super impressed. I still think it has the best graphics for any console game despite its flaws and I don't know how they fit all of this on one DVD.

dude to be fair... you must have fully played killzone 3, uncharted 2, and god of war 3.....or even Alan Wake... NOW DONT GET ME WRONG.. It looks Great! Its sitting on my HDTV right now....

But really... I'm looking at the same thing as you and I'm certainly not thinking "best console game ever" by any stretch...

I have Killzone 3, Uncharted 2, God of War 3 but have not played Alan Wake. Crysis 2 looks better than all 3 of those with Killzone 3 being very close. God of War has some terrible character models in Hera and the other females and Hephaestus (sp?) has terrible textures on him therefore taking God of War 3 out of the running. Uncharted 2 has average fire, particle effects, water effects but great textures. I did a comparison with 3 of my friends at his house between Crysis 2 and Uncharted 2 and we all agreed Crysis 2 looks better. Killzone 3 as I said is very close and it could go either way but I prefer Crysis 2's realistic look and I think its harder to get something to look realistic than it is to make a fantasy world.


Alright fair enough then...Since youve made an indepth comparison...your points are valid...

Maybe ive gotta play it some more.  Its just rare to see a graphic king come out of a multiplatform game tho...



“Absolutely, we can do much more with it. I don’t know if we are even close to 50 percent of PlayStation 3’s power at this point,” said Asmussen about God of War 3.

ARE YOU KIDDING ME???

jhuff394 said:
damefan said:
jhuff394 said:
damefan said:
snfr said:

So I've played it for around 5 hours now (360 version)... and I'm really impressed! The lighting is definitely the most amazing part of Crysis 2's graphics, haven't seen much that even comes close to it and for me it's the best lighting I've seen in a console game. The explosions are and effects are jaw dropping as well, Crytek did a really good job here.

But it isn't perfect of course. It's framerate seems drop a little from time to time (not significant) and there are also some low-res shadows, but these things are not a big deal. The texture pop-in is its' biggest issue and sadly it seems to get worse later in the game. At the beginning I almost didn't recognize it, but in the last 30 minutes I played it was really obvious.

Anyway, Crytek has surprised me, they really created an amazing looking game on consoles.

I notice object pop in but not much texture pop in at all. I'm probably about as far as you in the campaign. Thanksfully the pop in usually happens in the distance so you don't notice it too much. I will say I've encountered a couple glitches though but I guess no game is perfect. I'm sure a patch or two will be released and make it run even smoother but overall super impressed. I still think it has the best graphics for any console game despite its flaws and I don't know how they fit all of this on one DVD.

dude to be fair... you must have fully played killzone 3, uncharted 2, and god of war 3.....or even Alan Wake... NOW DONT GET ME WRONG.. It looks Great! Its sitting on my HDTV right now....

But really... I'm looking at the same thing as you and I'm certainly not thinking "best console game ever" by any stretch...

I have Killzone 3, Uncharted 2, God of War 3 but have not played Alan Wake. Crysis 2 looks better than all 3 of those with Killzone 3 being very close. God of War has some terrible character models in Hera and the other females and Hephaestus (sp?) has terrible textures on him therefore taking God of War 3 out of the running. Uncharted 2 has average fire, particle effects, water effects but great textures. I did a comparison with 3 of my friends at his house between Crysis 2 and Uncharted 2 and we all agreed Crysis 2 looks better. Killzone 3 as I said is very close and it could go either way but I prefer Crysis 2's realistic look and I think its harder to get something to look realistic than it is to make a fantasy world.


Alright fair enough then...Since youve made an indepth comparison...your points are valid...

Maybe ive gotta play it some more.  Its just rare to see a graphic king come out of a multiplatform game tho...

Well I don't know where you are at in the campaign but there are places where it looks better than others. I'm basing on an overall package of what I've played so far and I'm only a little over halfway through. There are spots where its not as impressive but there are spots where its absolutely jaw dropping. Once again if you were to say Killzone 3 looks better I can't really argue but if someone says Crysis 2 is better I can't argue either. I guess I'll say its a tie between Killzone 3 and Crysis 2 for best console graphics.

I will say one thing though. Killzone 3 probably looks better graphically as far as the multiplayer goes because there are a couple maps that look much inferior to others. Some of the MP maps look amazing (Sanctuary, Lighthouse, and a few others), but there are a couple that don't (Skyline, Pier 17 and a couple others.)

Another thing that I thought is that Killzone 3 and Killzone in general has always had amazing looking gun models but Crysis 2 somehow has surpassed them IMO. When you get farther and get some of the crazy guns you will see what I'm talking about.

Crytek is not just some company that makes a multiplat, they are Crytek. Crysis the game of which all games are compared to is made by them. Shouldn't be shocking that they amaze once again.