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You've probably seen me around this very site bashing Crysis 2 left and right for being nothing but a 'pathetic, dumbed-down console port.' Well, I am embarrassed to announce that after reading several reviews from members on this forum that the game is fun and worth checking out, I will shell out the $60 for Crytek and hope for a better tomorrow.

I'm a big fan of MW2 (on the PC, of course), and people keep referencing CoD when they talk about the gameplay of Crysis 2. Besides, I have a kick-rump rig that I've pretty much been building to play Crysis 2 on Nvidia Surround @ 5760 x 1200, so I might as well fire up Crysis 2 since I'll be able to max it out, anyway!

Console and PC gamers rejoice, Crytek knew exactly what they were doing with this one.

Update: 4.03.2011, my review:
Dunno why people hate Crysis 2. If graphics are your problem, Crysis 2 is the best-looking DX9 game that I have seen. If Crytek didn't tell us that it was DX9, I could honestly think that it was DX10.

I haven't played the multiplayer yet, but the Campaign is a lot of fun. There's a great mix of Metal Gear Solid in there! You can stealth around and use stealth kills to eliminate enemies.

As far as glitches go, a few graphical glitches here and there, however, I'm running a 'high-maintenance' setup with three GTX 480s in 3-Way SLI and Nvidia Surround (2D) at 5760 x 1200 (6000 x 1200 with bezel management), so, glitches are to be expected.

All-in-all, this is a GREAT-looking game! One of the best that I've seen, including recent DX11 titles. The gameplay is fun, and the storyline really drives you to get to that next checkpoint! I recommend this game to any action/shooter gamer!

Pros:
-Atmosphere
-Graphics
-Gameplay
-Story
-Music
-Interaction with the environment

Cons:
-A few glitches that a patch or two can fix

UrbanSmooth's Overall Review Score: 9/10!

THIS GAME IS AN URBANSMOOTH-APPROVED EXPERIENCE!
    
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Console and PC gamers rejoice, Crytek knew exactly what they were doing with this one.
Speaking a bit soon, eh?
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Bout time!
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woot for DX9! its only like 5 years old!
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Finally someone stops whining and realizes the game's a game. Good on ya, OP!
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I just did this with the iPad.

Told everyone how **** it was because it has a slow CPU and fairly low resolution. Told them to get Android.

Reality is that the games are far better optimised for iPad and with Android you don't have constant updates.

Crysis 2 has bad graphics, but it has better online gameplay than Crysis 1 (in everyone's opinions but mine), so it's still a great game.
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I heard dx11 patch would be tomorrow.
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Quote:
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woot for DX9! its only like 5 years old!
DirectX 9 is originally from '02, but it was latest updated June 2010 while DX10 and 11's latest updates were in 2009.

It may not have as many features, but it has got compatibility and support.

E: And Crysis is actually getting dx11
Edited by wh-ATI - 3/27/11 at 4:18am
    
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I heard dx11 patch would be tomorrow.
that's probably fake. We will wait for an official statement.
    
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Look around for a cheaper price? I got it for 30, and wouldn't pay more.
     
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