Originally Posted by Pyranite
Crysis is like a cracker. When i look at a cracker i can see it in all of its intricate detail (thanks to my eyes). When i eat the cracker it is short and tasteless. Crysis has no art direction. No interesting story. Its a tech demo.
When Crysis launched, I still had my 8800GTX SLi rig and I won't deny the game looked absolutely fantastic. Very photorealistic. For everything it gained in the technical department however, it lost in the story and artistic departments.
When I think about playing Crysis, the first game to come to mind for comparison (I didn't pick up FarCry) is the Halo series. Aliens, power suit, etc. The reason the Halo series is better is because it had a soul and a style. It's the same reason the Half-Life games are better overall. I've said it before: I will gladly bow down to the technical prowess of Crysis but I daresay even Blizzard has better
graphics in WoW. As old-school as WoW is, it has an artistic flair that, in some spots, makes you really wish the place was real and you could go there.
As far as physics and collision detection go, I know exactly what some of you are referring to when you say a whole clip won't drop an enemy. I noticed it and a friend of mine tried the demo early on and said the same thing. I very well may be a horrible FPS player but he's actually really good at CS:S so ???
In short, not a bad game by any means. Much more of a technical demonstration that a genuinely good game though.