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Just bought Crysis 2 and installed the higher res textures and DX11 Ultra upgrade before playing, and I must say, I am completely underwhelmed. I thought the gameplay in Warhead was way more fun (I'm talking Campaign here). I thought Crysis 2 would have looked a lot nicer than it does, even with the tessellated textures, it still doesn't look near as nice as the other Crysis games in my opinion.

Crysis and Warhead look more like they are recreating an actual geographic location, where Crysis 2 environments immediately look like a typical claustrophobic video game level. In Crysis 2, you can see the limited pathways available to explore, where in Crysis Warhead it is hard to determine the edges of a map.

Aiming seems much more simplified, hits are easier to make, and unrealistic blood spatter makes firefights less immersive.

Some of the texture work in Crysis 2 is very nice, while other textures are dodgy. And as a whole, I find the textures don't always work, where each texture might look nice individually, they lose some realism when when combined into a full scene. Almost as if the textures were made for separate areas of the game and they just reused them to save resources.

I know this thread is late to the party, and this has probably been discussed to death, but from what I have been reading, Crysis 2 took the graphics crown after the DX11 Ultra patch and textures had been applied...I just wanted to say that I disagree. Don't get me wrong, I still think it should be a good game, just not on the same level as Crysis Warhead, or even Crysis.
     
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I agree with you , i still loved crysis 2 but prefer one and warhead. Have you played crysis one and warhead with mods and texture packs? that is still in my opinion the best looking game yet , even better than BF 3, but then again thats my opinion.
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You are totally right. Crysis 2 was a big letdown from Crysis 1 or Warhead.
I hated nanosuit 2. I'm not sure why the developers think that nanosuit was complicated to use. The story was even worse, Nomad at-least had some character. But like you said its a good game on its own.
I hope the make a Crysis 2 Warhead, May be the story of prophet between 1 & 2
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The color in Crysis 2 seems a lot duller than the original.
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A lot of the emphasis in using the second Crysis title as measurement seemed to be due to the demands the patch, DirectX 11, tessellation, and the textures all added, and not just because it's the best looking game. Most would agree the first looks better (and/or is better as a game too), but the second looks good too, and is something new and different, so many people use it now too.
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Crysis and Crysis Warhead are 150% (Both in graphics and the game) better than Crysis 2. No question in my mind at least. Everyone hated the Crysis series, but i loved them, hell i still have them installed and play the campaign ever now and again!

But i still enjoyed Crysis 2 though i really did, it just didn't have as much impact as the first two!
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C2 was simply designed with consoles in mind...
They then gave us what we wanted and tried to suffice with the upgrade patches...

I waited months for the patches before I actually purchased the game and although disappointed, the graphics did give of new features that no other game had to offer from DX11...

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yah..crysis2=fail as far as good graphics go..crysis1 = still the best..ever!
 
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Crysis 2 looks pretty good with the upgrades. I think there's a case of misplaced nostalgia here because Crysis and Warhead do not, in fact, look better from an objective IQ perspective, and Crysis 2 definitely has better art design. What you can say is that you like the jungle locale and openness compared with the restrictive city, but that's another subject.

Regardless, Crysis 2 was a complete bust. Some renowned sci-fi writer was responsible for the story, which is just baffling because it was the most bog standard, stereotypical, and mindlessly obvious set of characters and storyline imaginable. And the gameplay, of course, was heavily constrained by the level geometry being so damn linear.
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