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i live and work in the city, a lot of stuff is wrong, but it definitely feels "new york city-ish"
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This game may not be an exact replica of NYC. But then again this is Crysis 2 not real life. This game is a cross between futuristic and modern-like gameplay. Given this is several years or should I say decades into the future, i'd say this is about right.
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Lol this is dumb. Honestly I'm surprised it looks even remotely like the real places. Kudos to Crytek for at least putting in a little effort there, many wouldn't.
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I never have been to NY, but while i enjoyed the C2 & RL perspective... with the increased tree count and more quiet setting i would have to kick myself for lying if i said i wouldn't rather visit the 'future NY' from C2

Anyway, i think they wanted to pack more 'NY traits' (park benches, street signs) in one place since the in-game city obviously couldn't be as large as the real city. I think C2 does pretty good at being futuristic too hence the more 'urban' feel.

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Never travelled to New York City, or played Crysis 2. Would like to do both.
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There goes the GREEN TINT again for Crysis 2 xD Can't see it? Look twice.. thrice xD Or get an IPS xD
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post #47 of 65
Quote:
Originally Posted by tubers View Post
There goes the GREEN TINT again for Crysis 2 xD Can't see it? Look twice.. thrice xD Or get an IPS xD
You are wearing a visor in the game. Just think of it as the nanosuit having a green tinted visor you are looking through.
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I just want to add one little tidbit. Video games will never ever be truly photo-realistic in their recreation of real life scenery. And it's for one reason, real life is dreadfully boring... lol. No matter what anyone says, games are art, they are created by artist and the artist will always manipulate reality to make the scene more engaging and appealing to intensify or pull forward more emotions from the audience.

If they wanted to re-create Manhattan and make it look exactly like that camera shot, they definitely have he capability to, but they never will... unless they want to seriously add traumatizing fear in they're games.
    
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Originally Posted by Vinnx View Post
I just want to add one little tidbit. Video games will never ever be truly photo-realistic in their recreation of real life scenery. And it's for one reason, real life is dreadfully boring... lol. No matter what anyone says, games are art, they are created by artist and the artist will always manipulate reality to make the scene more engaging and appealing to intensify or pull forward more emotions from the audience.

If they wanted to re-create Manhattan and make it look exactly like that camera shot, they definitely have he capability to, but they never will... unless they want to seriously add traumatizing fear in they're games.
I agree with the first part, to an extent. Some games will go for realism even if it ends up a bit dull.

The part about them being able to, is currently not correct. For example in the image in the OP, each window on the skyscraper has an accurate reflection of the environment around it, which is not really feasible without a ray-tracing renderer, which is too expensive to run reasonably in real-time on current hardware. Also, textures can only have so much detail, if you get close enough to them they will eventually look blurry. Geometry also will have only so much detail in a game, otherwise it would begin to take far too long to render and too much memory. It will be many years before I can run my player though a virtual city and not be able to tell it's not real.
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post #50 of 65
not worthy of an article imo
you can clearly tell that it's it's new york
I don't care for every last bit of on point detail. it's in the future anyway
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