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I posted this here because well if you have an Xbox you probably have it downloaded already because it is plastered over the dashboard so I wanted to let the PC Gamers get a look. This is a completely unbiased look into the Demo of Crysis 2 (I will try anyway )

NOTE: This Demo is coming to at least one other platform. The dashboard on XBOX says that they Xbox gets the Demo FIRST. So PC Gamers and even PS3 gamers, you still have hope

We will go through this is categories, the first category is VISUALS.

VISUALS: The visuals of Crysis 2 on the Xbox are actually great! Textures look great and things like interactive foliage stay . one thing though is that of course the frame rate dips in high action sequences (like when a grenade blows up in your face) which is a inconvenience. Another "Off" for me is that there are way to many glitches. I mean I know this is a BETA, but there is extreme clipping, some textures don't load properly, and I notice that due to the fact that these visuals are way past what five year old hardware can do, there is a annoying amount of texture streaming (Look it up ). For example is it completely necessary that every-time I take out my pistol it has to go through a five second streaming process? Other than these two "offs' the visuals are impressive for Xbox hardware. 4/5!

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Gameplay: For those anticipating that this is a COD/Halo type shooter, you are half right. At the core it is COD/Halo style, I mean there are 3/5/7 kill streak awards (3: RADAR which is UAV/\\ 5: A Crysis style rip off of the Hammer of Dawn from Gears of War/\\ 7: A Gunship), there are classes similar to COD's presets and even a "custom" slot for you own custom class. Control Scheme is that of an average FPS, but there are things that differentiate it from the competition. For example you still have "The Suit" and most of it's powers. By clicking "RIGHT BUMPER" you activate cloak which is the same as Crysis 1. By clicking "LEFT BUMPER" you activate Maximum armor which again is the same. When you sprint with the LEFT JOYSTICK you automatically activate Maximum Speed and nothing remains of Maximum Strength except for the "Super Jump" which is activated by holding A.

Maps are pretty damn small in Crysis 2, well actually the MAP is small, there are more, but you only get access to one. It is a roof complex which you can fully take advantage of you "Super Jump" technique to scale the complex. Action is fast and visceral, maybe too visceral. I mean it is so easy to die in this game! If you are cloaked and you melee someone (RIGHT JOYSTICK) you automatically kill them, even if you were in front of them or behind them! most weapons are also a little bit overpowered, I mean the shotgun is strong, pretty long range, and fast! The Assault Rifle is well an Assault Rifle but with a little dab of over powered sauce, and the sniper is the only weapon I got to play with that wasn't over powered. You WILL NOT kill anyone with the sniper by hip firing, and the recoil is killer. Also there is a new "NANO VISION" feature that sure as hell eats away at your energy, but allows you to easily see anyone if your line of sight, invisible or not.

Overall the Gameplay is average, I mean don't fix what ain't broke! The little touches that Crytek implements are welcome, but it comes with the price of over powered weapons, small maps, and excessive glitches. 3/5!


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Online: This is one of the Weak Points of Crysis. I mean once I had to wait 10 minutes to get in a match I knew something was up (Ok maybe 5 minutes). First off the matchmaking takes quite a while, and it isn't my connection! Also once you find a match and you can finally start, it goes through a long loading screen to load the map, and connect all players. Once you are finally in you select your class and you get right into the action. Though one thing is that the spawns aren't the best, I mean right when I got it I was staring at my enemy! At least give me time to get used to the controls! Though the connection to EA's servers is stable and in the end that is one of the most important factors. 2/5!

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So overall this is a good Demo . It has it's fair share of problems but these can easily be fixed before the game comes out. When it comes out for PC I will be all over this.

Edited by HarbingerOfLive - 1/29/11 at 2:21pm
    
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It's not a beta.
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It's a demo. And I'm sure Microsoft paid a good amount of money for it to be released for Xbox 360 first, and then later on the PC
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It's not a beta.
Fixed, I normally say BETA though you're right.
    
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The visuals of Crysis 2 on the Xbox are actually great! It is better than VERY HIGH Crysis on PC with no mods
better than Crysis on very high

you got any pics?
    
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Are you sure it's better than crysis on PC? I played it for about a day or so.
The grapchis isn't that good...
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better than Crysis on very high

you got any pics?
Will get some today for sure. Though going out , so maybe tonight if you are still watching this XD. Will actually try to get some now.
    
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better than Crysis on very high

you got any pics?
yeah I'm very doubtful of that as well.
 
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Are you sure it's better than crysis on PC? I played it for about a day or so.
Than grapchis isn't that good...
They are quite superb for an Xbox title and even compete to yes Crysis on PC. I will get pictures to help your memory. Maybe you could print it out and then play Crysis and then put then right next to each other or something XD.
    
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They are quite superb for an Xbox title and even compete to yes Crysis on PC. I will get pictures to help your memory. Maybe you could print it out and then play Crysis and then put then right next to each other or something XD.
Seen how small the demo mp map is compared to the levels on Crysis?

Just wait till we see the larger singleplayer levels, then we'll talk about insane texture streaming and low draw distance.
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