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I have seen a few links to texture mods but anyone try any and have one they recommend? I love the gameplay and think it looks great but wouldn't mind it looking better
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it's cause the Source Engine sucks! what did u expect from a piece of sh...software released in 2004?
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It's because good game does not equal eye-popping visuals. Not every game needs to swagger about boasting about how it can bring supercomputers to it's knees, there's a few still out there that are genuinely fun to play. Portal 2 is one of them.


Stop fussing about the graphics and enjoy the game, will ya?
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It's because good game does not equal eye-popping visuals. Not every game needs to swagger about boasting about how it can bring supercomputers to it's knees, there's a few still out there that are genuinely fun to play. Portal 2 is one of them.


Stop fussing about the graphics and enjoy the game, will ya?
This.

And the reason why a lot of us are upset about Crysis 2 is very simple. Crysis 1 and Far Cry (along with Crysis Warhead) pushed the envelope with hardware. I mean, massively pushed the envelope. Crysis and Warhead are still two out of 3 of the best looking games ever released so far (3rd being Metro2033). Then Crytek announced Crysis 2. They also said there'd be DX11, and that it was going to be just as epic for computer users as the original was.

Low and behold, Crysis 2 is a flop, being a direct 360 port. DX9 only, no advanced graphics options at ALL, a lot more of a "straight line" game instead of sandbox like the original....they just don't give a darn about us PC users anymore like they used to. THAT, is why we hate on Crysis 2 (well, me at least). It's a huge let down, and step BACK from what the original was. And they failed to deliver on what they promised us.

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Portal 2 on the other hand, was never promised to have some ground breaking new DX11 features. We already knew that it was going to be on the Source engine. So no let down there. We judge games from Valve based on gameplay and how epic of a game they really are (and they live up to it every time). Crysis was always about graphics originally, and Crytek failed to live up to what we were expecting based off their promises.
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