Remaster Advantages: Colors, lighting, clarity, trees, ground maps, water, raytracing.
Crysis Mod Advantages: Some of the plants have higher detail and there is better POM on the rocks.
Overall, I give the graphical nod to the Remaster, but when it comes to controls/handling/physics, the original game is far superior. As good as the Remaster looks, it would have benefitted from using the original PC source as opposed to the PS3/Xbox 360 ports. The game suffers in ways as a result, such as grenades not having the same 'pulse' effect, trees fall in a far less dynamic way, leaves/plants don't move as fluidly (or frequently), and the suit doesn't look as good.
Honestly, I know Crytek loves to tout the CryEngine 5.6 (and with good reason), but Cry2 really was far, far ahead of its time and even many current gen games struggle to compete with its physics output. Really, I know it'd never happen, but I'd love to see a full Cry5.6 PC exclusive Crysis game. I have no doubt that it would not only blow away every other game graphically, it would solidify the idea that if you truly flex some of the PC's muscle (not all, since every configuration is different), we'd have games that could make us think we've recreated reality.
Last edited by CGI-Quality - on 19 September 2020