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This is a joke. It worked in Crysis because the graphics were actually good. This is pathetic.
I thought the game looked great.

Hardcore gamers and their exceedingly high expectations are not popular opinion. It's like a Ferrari owner scoffing at the Corvette saying the car is a complete joke.

Please people, get some perspective.
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I'd give the depiction in Crysis 2 4/5. While the overall shape of the maps are equal to those in real life, there are some small things that they added that weren't in real life. Though the core items were there....
    
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Well real life has DX11 and EVEN B3TTER GRAPICS!!!!
Real life has DX50 whatchu talkinbout?
     
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real life has higher resolution textures imo
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How did they point a gun at a building in real life and not get arrested?
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real life has higher resolution textures imo
Resolution that represents things clearly down to a planck
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The only major detail I feel is missing is the massive crowds of people. I understand that most people inside the "zone" are sick and stuff, but there are only a handful. They couldn't have evacuated all of them like that even over a month's span. That and the fact you can't go anywhere.
Except in Crysis 2 isn't there an outbreak of a disease? No.2 is, the set-date is different too.
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Set in 2023, three years after the events of the first Crysis, the game begins with news footage of a large outbreak of the "Manhattan" virus, a gruesome disease that causes complete cellular breakdown, and panic about an alien invasion by the Ceph, the tentacled, squid-like alien race behind the incident of Crysis. Due to the breakdown in social order within New York City, Manhattan is placed under Martial Law, and under contract from the US Department of Defense, soldiers from Crynet Enforceme
That could..be explain why? I haven't played the game just been reading up on it.
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I thought the game looked great.

Hardcore gamers and their exceedingly high expectations are not popular opinion. It's like a Ferrari owner scoffing at the Corvette saying the car is a complete joke.

Please people, get some perspective.
In general I would agree with you. For example, I know the graphics in Duke Nukem won't be top notch. I'm still getting it.

But we are not talking about some run of the mill game here. We are talking about the successor to the game that historically has driven many PC upgrades. And for its successor to have inferior graphics...? FFS textures are 1/2 the size as they were in the original. What happened to the god rays? Destructible houses/huts/etc? And the explosions in Crysis were simply top notch. This has all gone down the drain in Crysis 2.
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Check the source link for the video.

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This tour is crap. One freakin city block they examine? And in video?

There should be images side by side, and the game world is big. Much bigger than one city block- like to see more breadth.
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In general I would agree with you. For example, I know the graphics in Duke Nukem won't be top notch. I'm still getting it.

But we are not talking about some run of the mill game here. We are talking about the successor to the game that historically has driven many PC upgrades. And for its successor to have inferior graphics...? FFS textures are 1/2 the size as they were in the original. What happened to the god rays? Destructible houses/huts/etc? And the explosions in Crysis were simply top notch. This has all gone down the drain in Crysis 2.
I think the biggest problem with Crysis 2 is Crysis 1. It shouldn't be considered a bad game just because it didn't improve (or even maintain) every aspect of the original. By itself, without a Crysis 1, I think Crysis 2 is pretty good, I enjoyed it much more than the first. Sure it has a different style, it's less of a sandbox and more linear, but it also has a much better story and it's more interesting IMO.

Part of the reason the first Crysis was able to have things like like very realistic textures, sandbox-type environment, and the level of destruction it had was due to the open and organic jungle environment you were in. You would have a hard time maintaining that level of destruction in a game in NYC and maintain a decent performance (this is just my opinion), and having a sandbox where you can go anywhere simply isn't possible in NYC unless you wanted the game to use 1-2 more discs, and it would've taken longer to make and probably cost more or lower profits.
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