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I'm defo going to pickup Crysis 2 for the multiplayer, im really enjoying it. I really just hope hacks don't get released for it. If so, big waste of $60. Which makes me regret buying Black Ops for PC because of all the hackers using their silly aimbots. But im also looking forward to BF3.
     
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I am getting BF3 and Crysis 2. Both EA games its just one is on the Frostbite Engine (which is a modified Unreal 3 Engine) and one is on the CryENGINE (CryENGINE 3).
Modified Unreal 3 engine? Huh? Don't think so...
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Actually it does.. right there between the left Ctrl and Alt keys. But it won't do what they ask you to do, which makes it even more stupid.
All I have between Ctrl and Alt is:




Clearly neither of those is a "Start" button .
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Eh, more of a stop-gap to make people reconsider just using the leaked beta.
I'd bet money if the beta never 'leaked', there would be no demo.

I'm also going to bet that they blame piracy of said beta for poor sales, when in reality it was just a lazy, crappy console port that put everyone off.

Crytek, why are you even publishing a PC version if you're just going to play in console land?
Stay the hell away from this platform if you aren't even going to make the effort.
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
All I have between Ctrl and Alt is:




Clearly neither of those is a "Start" button .
Damn. Beat me to it.
post #16 of 53
before the demo i buy Crysis 2 and now i doubt i don't think i will buy it . even if have money to waste .
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Eh, more of a stop-gap to make people reconsider just using the leaked beta.
I'd bet money if the beta never 'leaked', there would be no demo.

I'm also going to bet that they blame piracy of said beta for poor sales, when in reality it was just a lazy, crappy console port that put everyone off.

Crytek, why are you even publishing a PC version if you're just going to play in console land?
Stay the hell away from this platform if you aren't even going to make the effort.
To be completely fair, look at soon to be released Portal 2. It's going to be cross platformed. No idea what they're coding for first honestly (given the trend, probably console), but we already know its going to be a GREAT game.

The Crysis series was known as a PC exclusive system killer, that is hands down the BEST graphics in the gaming industry. Now 4 years later with Crysis 2....the original still remains king.

If Crytek hadn't flat out LIED to us, I'll bet this wouldn't be such a huge deal.
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I downloaded it, but reading peoples comments I dont think I will even play it. Just pre ordered Homefront.
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post #19 of 53
Canceled Pre order today.

I see two possibles on this whole console port thing,

1 The demo is just that (a stinking port), but the game is totally redone DX 11 and all new textures, shaders and so forth.

2 The Demo is exactly the same save the DX11 and maybe some other tweaks, but just a stinking port.

Whichever one it is it still has me wondering WHY would anyone in their right mind put a steaming pile like that out to the public and still think they would make money on it?

It better be smoking hot or I'm not buying.
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Do you think releasing the demo impacted their sales or increased them? And by how much?
I think they've just lost a lot of preorders, probably more than half of the PC enthusiast populace(which contrary to most 'statistics' actually is a pretty big chunk of profits). Crytek will take a big hit for this, blame piracy and most probably move into developing for consoles only. As to if this is planned or not I cannot tell (the way its unfolded with the leak and this terrible demo I think they planned it though). I'm waiting for a press release from crytek until deciding whether to cancel my preorder or not

Shame really, we are only left with indie devs now(yes I'm including valve in that category), I kinda liked 2007 when pretty much everybody was behind the PC first and consoles second (its a shame thats when I first really got into it). As long as portal 2 isn't a flop I'm happy (and really, what are the chances of that?).
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