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Title: Crysis
Post by: Puritan on October 22, 2007, 07:45:04 PM
Crysis is just to be released.
And NVIDIA is having a GeForce LAN party 16-18. november 07  in which CRYSIS will be released.

http://www.incrysis.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=521&Itemid=2

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Are your rig ready for CRYSIS?
Check out the developers answear to that question here:

http://www.ea.com/crysis/news.jsp?id=rigready


Title: Re: CRYSIS
Post by: Sang on October 23, 2007, 12:57:37 AM
Judging from fan-made beta screenshots, Crysis doesn't look half as good on less-than-superbeat-computers as Crytek is trying to make us believe. I mean a while ago they said the game would look great even on 3-year-old hardware. Guess not.


Title: Re: CRYSIS
Post by: Puritan on October 29, 2007, 09:41:00 PM
Stumbled across a nice site with stuff about the graphics and such.
There is a few good screenshots and tips:



http://www.crysis-online.com/forum/index.php?topic=11837.0


Title: Re: CRYSIS
Post by: Puritan on October 30, 2007, 08:01:13 PM
A small teaser:

http://atvs.vg.no/player/index.php?id=11226

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And here is various detail levels compared:

http://ve3d.ign.com/articles/news/34748/Crysis-Detail-Levels-Compared


Title: Re: CRYSIS
Post by: Necro47 on October 30, 2007, 10:16:54 PM
http://www.crysisdemo.com/

Go play it. game will give ya a chubby.


Title: Re: CRYSIS
Post by: Geoffrey on October 31, 2007, 01:36:21 AM
1,77 gb ._.

Thank god there's a torrent available.


Title: Re: CRYSIS
Post by: Thedutchjelle on October 31, 2007, 01:50:57 AM
I'm wondering if I should download it. The file is pretty large and I don't want to download it and not being able to play it atleast moderatly well.


Title: Re: CRYSIS
Post by: Geoffrey on October 31, 2007, 01:53:09 AM
Screw it - I won't be able to play it at all and I'm downloading it too :)


Title: Re: CRYSIS
Post by: Thedutchjelle on October 31, 2007, 02:01:41 AM
Ye, started downloading from the EA website, goes at 335 KB/sec now.

I hope there is a MP version as well. If it's really so realistic as the screenies say, I might  buy this one.


Title: Re: CRYSIS
Post by: DavoX on October 31, 2007, 02:04:28 AM
Hopefully you guys won't give out any opinion at all about the game, at least until you get a decent rig to play it properly.


Title: Re: CRYSIS
Post by: Geoffrey on October 31, 2007, 02:31:11 AM
Was that supposed to be a joke? I can't imagine you meant that as a serious comment.


Title: Re: CRYSIS
Post by: Sang on October 31, 2007, 04:03:05 AM
Well I think Davox does have a point-ish thing. Judging from the gameplay videos.. let's face it, the gameplay doesn't seem like much more than Far Cry with some superhuman things added to it and some other gimmicks. Of course I haven't seen all of it yet so I could be wrong, but so far..

I'm not saying Far Cry is a bad game, of course not, but I think in this particular case the game's main point of attraction are the graphics. And if you have a shitrig that can only play the game at 640x480 with everything on low and all effects disabled, then why bother to play it at all?


Title: Re: CRYSIS
Post by: Weebl on October 31, 2007, 04:08:19 AM
I'm going to wait for the game to come out, true it may be 3 weeks away but i can wait... it looks like rogue spare which was an awesome game.

 Idon't have enoguh for it and now i'm saving for 3 different things... no wait make that 4.


Title: Re: CRYSIS
Post by: Sang on October 31, 2007, 04:10:33 AM
Another thing - Demos are too big these days :(


Title: Re: CRYSIS
Post by: Weebl on October 31, 2007, 04:11:06 AM
1.77gb for something that'll take for 1 day to pass?
I think so Sang!


Title: Re: CRYSIS
Post by: Rusty Nails on October 31, 2007, 04:45:06 AM
Another thing - Demos are too big these days :(
Isn't that just.. the natural way things are moving through the gaming industry these days?


Title: Re: CRYSIS
Post by: DavoX on October 31, 2007, 04:51:03 AM
Well I think Davox does have a point-ish thing. Judging from the gameplay videos.. let's face it, the gameplay doesn't seem like much more than Far Cry with some superhuman things added to it and some other gimmicks. Of course I haven't seen all of it yet so I could be wrong, but so far..

I'm not saying Far Cry is a bad game, of course not, but I think in this particular case the game's main point of attraction are the graphics. And if you have a shitrig that can only play the game at 640x480 with everything on low and all effects disabled, then why bother to play it at all?

People that played the demo said that it's nothing like Far Cry, at all, at least gameplay-wise. It has it's strong points besides the graphics.


Title: Re: CRYSIS
Post by: Daedolon on October 31, 2007, 06:43:45 AM
Liked the demo a ton more than I ever liked Far Cry. It's really fun.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OT8b3Yj3UDw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OT8b3Yj3UDw)


Title: Re: CRYSIS
Post by: Thedutchjelle on October 31, 2007, 02:06:17 PM
Another thing - Demos are too big these days :(
I agree. I used the EA website to download it, high speed and it was done in 2 - 3 hours.

Update:
Fucking great.

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Title: Re: CRYSIS
Post by: MSandt on October 31, 2007, 07:34:17 PM
Well I think Davox does have a point-ish thing. Judging from the gameplay videos.. let's face it, the gameplay doesn't seem like much more than Far Cry with some superhuman things added to it and some other gimmicks. Of course I haven't seen all of it yet so I could be wrong, but so far..

Fakir can have relevant opinions concerning gameplay aspects. DavoX's point is crap.


Title: Re: CRYSIS
Post by: Sang on October 31, 2007, 09:36:40 PM
People that played the demo said that it's nothing like Far Cry, at all, at least gameplay-wise. It has it's strong points besides the graphics.

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Liked the demo a ton more than I ever liked Far Cry

Oh - then I guess I was mistaken (that the gameplay IS an improvement) however in that case what you said didn't really make any sense at all :/

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Isn't that just.. the natural way things are moving through the gaming industry these days?

Well obviously - I think there should be 2 editions of every demo. One edition would be for people to check out the gameplay, see if they like the game mechanics. The graphics wouldn't be as impressive but the filesize would be down by much. Then there would be the bigger demo - that would be the actual graphics of the final game. With the "bigger edition" people could check to see if their PC can run it.

It probably sounds crazy but I think it could work.


Title: Re: CRYSIS
Post by: DavoX on November 01, 2007, 02:03:21 AM
Well I think Davox does have a point-ish thing. Judging from the gameplay videos.. let's face it, the gameplay doesn't seem like much more than Far Cry with some superhuman things added to it and some other gimmicks. Of course I haven't seen all of it yet so I could be wrong, but so far..

Fakir can have relevant opinions concerning gameplay aspects. DavoX's point is crap.

It's not fair to give a bad opinion about a game when it has to be played "Fully" as it was meant to be. Crytech didn't have in mind the low end consumers, they only cared about the full product just like any other company should.

Although Gameplay and graphics have nothing to do with eachother, it can still blur the player's vision and change his opinion even if the gameplay is great. I keep standing on my opinion tho, play games as they are meant to be played.


Title: Re: CRYSIS
Post by: Sang on November 01, 2007, 02:08:18 AM
they only cared about the full product just like any other company should.

Wether or not Crytek didn't care for the low end consumers at all is something I won't be talking about, but let's talk about the word "should". If you've taken a look at the Steam Hardware Surveys (and I just had one so trust me) you'll notice that there is quite a portion of customers who use hardware that could be considered mid-end, low-end or even worthless at this point. (really, there were people with the same graphics card as myself, and these days it's probably worth 5)

Surely there are people that have top-end hardware, but by ignoring the low-end people you are effectively limiting your sales by a lot. And then it's simple economics - The less you sell, the less money you make - However by still keeping in mind the low-end people, you will (if you have a good game) sell more and you will make more money - w00t!


Title: Re: CRYSIS
Post by: Geoffrey on November 01, 2007, 02:12:22 AM
Following Davox's logic you could release a usermap that lags so much that it'll make everybody's system crash, and then refuse to fix the problem because it's your own responsibility to "play the map as it's meant to be played" and you can't criticize it properly before you do.

hang on


Title: Re: CRYSIS
Post by: DavoX on November 01, 2007, 02:18:12 AM
My player torturing methods have nothing to do with this thread  :wacko:

Sang, don't worry, Crytek ARE caring about mid-end consumers and the like, hell you can't play with "Very high settings" with any hardware available on the market, yet. (no, it doesn't count if the Shaders aren't on very high settings)


Title: Re: CRYSIS
Post by: Sang on November 01, 2007, 02:26:47 AM
I'm not worried at all, you said Crytek doesn't care about the low-end consumers and that every company should do that - which is a poor marketing decision. Of course I understand that with a technology as ambitious as in this game, it's not possible or very hard to support 5-year-old hardware. But if it can be done efficiently, there's no reason not to do it.


Title: Re: CRYSIS
Post by: DavoX on November 01, 2007, 02:29:49 AM
Why are we talking about this, low-end machines CAN play crysis, but it looks like shit, which is not fair to give out an opinion about the game.


Title: Re: CRYSIS
Post by: Geoffrey on November 01, 2007, 04:10:22 PM
Good photography looks good no matter how you print it. Good movies are equally good if you watch them widescreen, in the theater or on your small, square bedroom tv.

Crysis is made for high-end computers, and it's from the same guys that made a game that initially started as a techdemo. So yes, the graphics are important - but we've all seen the screenshots already: we all know the game looks great. Now it's time to see if the gameplay shares this quality, and you don't need a high-end machine for that.

Long story short: zip it


Title: Re: CRYSIS
Post by: Sang on November 01, 2007, 05:45:59 PM
Why are we talking about this, low-end machines CAN play crysis, but it looks like shit, which is not fair to give out an opinion about the game.

Well hey, as long as it's playable for people, they should play it. Like Geoffrey said, if it has good gameplay it doesn't matter how it looks (well, of course there are boundaries ;) But judging from fanmade screenshots it doesn't look all that shitty on low-end hardware)


Title: Re: CRYSIS
Post by: Geoffrey on November 03, 2007, 02:45:54 PM
The compatibility of crysis is awesome; I can't even run farcry on the highest settings yet crysis remains playable :) And it looks like how I'd play farcry, too. The loading/startup time is really, really extreme for me though; it can take 10 minutes to load a level properly.

Anyway so it works, when I've got the time I'm going to run around in this little thingy.

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Title: Re: CRYSIS
Post by: Sang on November 03, 2007, 07:12:24 PM
Hehe, looks quite nice actually! I was already considering downloading it myself (because I think we've got almost the same specs? dunno) but then I remembered it was like 10GB olol


Title: Re: CRYSIS
Post by: Puritan on November 13, 2007, 02:23:28 PM
Another look at the graphics and ingame sequences:

http://atvs.vg.no/player/index.php?id=12571


Title: Re: CRYSIS
Post by: Telee on November 23, 2007, 10:25:07 AM
Anyone else play this?

I'm currently in the mines, very fun game :) Originally I thought the game was going to be all graphics and no gameplay but I've been proved wrong. GOTY IMO.


Title: Re: CRYSIS
Post by: Geoffrey on November 23, 2007, 03:28:28 PM
Not me - it's too laggy on my old machine to enjoy properly. Feel free to post screenshots though :)

GOTY IMO.
OMG R U SURE


Title: Re: CRYSIS
Post by: Telee on November 24, 2007, 12:16:38 AM
I will :) I'm pretty far in the game though, where the plot takes a SUDDEN TWIST. So I'll be careful of my screenshots ;)


Title: Re: CRYSIS
Post by: Weebl on November 24, 2007, 01:10:21 AM
I bought this yesterday, played it for maybe 2-3 hours and then had to work, i'm just past the bit where you meet the other guys that wear nano suits and you gotta take out the AA Turrets. Yeah, i'm having fun but since it's on hard it's actually quite hard ^_^


Title: Re: CRYSIS
Post by: Telee on November 24, 2007, 09:50:45 AM
Finished it - totally awesome :) I came across a bunch of bugs though - some being a breakdancing explosive barrel, a floating ammo crate, and a tapdancing car. No joke :o Hope they get these fixed.

The final boss was epic by the way.


Title: Re: CRYSIS
Post by: Sang on November 24, 2007, 08:43:25 PM
I will get to play this game in years from now - possibly a decade. It will then be very low-priced (or even freeware!) But I will get the same fun out of it. But for a lower price. So then I will say "hah-hah! You were so stupid to buy this when it was released!"


Title: Re: CRYSIS
Post by: Telee on November 24, 2007, 11:38:11 PM
Well there were a lot of moments in Crysis where I was in awe - the sights were beautiful. But when you play Crysis Crysis's graphics will be just the usual (or even inferior) so you won't have any of those moments ;)


Title: Re: CRYSIS
Post by: Sang on November 25, 2007, 01:48:26 AM
But when you play Crysis Crysis's graphics will be just the usual (or even inferior) so you won't have any of those moments ;)

Pish-posh! Not being state of the art != ugly.

I think Far Cry still looks awesome and I was amazed at some sights.
I think Unreal still looks great.

So you see, it's not about the technology, it's how you use it :HELLO:


Title: Re: CRYSIS
Post by: Thedutchjelle on November 25, 2007, 02:54:19 AM
I will get to play this game in years from now - possibly a decade. It will then be very low-priced (or even freeware!) But I will get the same fun out of it. But for a lower price. So then I will say "hah-hah! You were so stupid to buy this when it was released!"

I'll wait till it gets open source and ported for Mac.

Crysis , coming to you in 2040!


Title: Re: CRYSIS
Post by: Cody on November 27, 2007, 03:58:57 AM
I will get to play this game in years from now - possibly a decade. It will then be very low-priced (or even freeware!) But I will get the same fun out of it. But for a lower price. So then I will say "hah-hah! You were so stupid to buy this when it was released!"

I'll wait till it gets open source and ported for Mac.

Crysis , coming to you in 2040!

lol, Ill be dead by them :D