Crysis 2 PC edition OT

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  1. PhilB

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    Finished the game. Kind of have a lot of mixed feelings about it, but overall I don't think it was as good as the first.

    Also for how much they talked about the story, I actually thought the first one was better. I did like the sequel's it's just it kind of felt paper thin at times.

    Oh and

    the ending was hysterical. I can understand Prophet's mind or whatever became linked to the suit somehow but why the hell would Alcatraz have Prophet's voice (unless the nanosuit voice is talking)? That said I thought it was kind of cool though, especially considering we do sort of play as Prophet the whole game without even knowing it. Oh not even a single mention of Psycho, Nomad, or what happened after Crysis 1? Lame...
     
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    http://www.dasreviews.com/das-game-news/new-crysis-2-patch-coming-later-this-week/
     
  3. Florin

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    My guess for buying this game?

    When a GOTY edition is discounted on Steam.
     
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    I'll buy this when I get my new PC. Propably during summer then.
     
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    Anyone know how to tell what patches have been applied via Steam?
     
  6. kyleb

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    There's only been one patch, and you can't have the Steam version without it.
     
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    I realize that, but I want to know how to check for future patches.
     
  8. kyleb

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    Whenever Steam gets a new patch, you'll see it download an update.
     
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    Ah, ok. Figured it might do it while away.
     
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    This guy is astonishingly uninformed about a great many things. The concept of UV mapping for example seems to escape him completely.
     
  12. brain_stew

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    There's more to graphics than just texture resolution. The lighting, image quality and postprocessing in Crysis 2 is much better, and so is the performance.
     
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    Also...there's much more to textures than just texture resolution. :smile:
     
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    Image quality is a factor of resolution and AA so the only real comparison point there is performance. But the two are very different games so performance isn't that comparable either.

    Crysis 2 has nothing on the huge open levels of Crysis for example. From what I've seen, lighting aside, Crysis still generally looks a lot more photorealistic.
     
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    Like POM? ;)
     
  16. Mobius1aic

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    You have to admit though, some of the textures in Crysis 2 are irritatingly low in resolution and/or needed a detail texture layer on top....

    Edit: and yes, POM, my most missed feature from the first game *tear*
     
  17. nightshade

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    So was the case with Crysis.
    There were a lot of textures that were awfully low res,

    http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/1123/crysis2011032400503293.jpg
    http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/2446/crysis2011032416392415.jpg
    http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/2593/crysis64201103232348293.jpg

    And there were worse examples... the rock textures, they were all awful:
    http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/5168/zzcrysis200909152204585.png
    http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/7216/crysis2009083122480237.png
    http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/3411/crysis2009081016201943.png

    and this is with Rygel's pack:
    http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/5168/zzcrysis200909152204585.png


    Imo the consistency is much better in the 2nd iteration.
     
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    Only if you want to spend most of your time looking at the ground instead of fighting aliens and commando units...
     
  19. Neb

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    No really. I just compared both games texture packs and it's fairly even though Crysis and Crysis 2 shares some textures and Crysis has a few of them in 4x the resolution.

    Heres the catch though. Crysis uses far more tiled detail mapping layers on surfaces to give more detail and overall more consistent detail upclose and at distance. Ofcourse some might be cancelled out by SSAO + shadow falling onto texture only allowing color texture to be visible (SSAO with normals is in C2 to fix this). Anyway Crysis 2 should have done more of this to as there's really quit some textures that standout badly and several of them are in your playing path/hiding spots. Else it's alright as at a fair distance they look detailed.

    Also Warhead's texture res is superior to Crysis 2 and Crysis.
     
  20. Ancient

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    Crysis 2 works faster because it is less demanding.

    That's it.

    So what are you trying to say? What about UV mapping?
     
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