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It's been just over three weeks since Crytek released its first proper game in three years. With Crysis 2, the Frankfurt-based developer has delivered a technically excellent, graphically superb shooter that is groundbreaking in many respects. It delivers state-of-the-art visuals, effects and physics onto five-year-old console architecture, and in stark contrast to its predecessor it manages to run extremely well even on relatively middle-of-the-road PCs.

The original Crysis scaled up to challenge the future of PC hardware, a hugely rich experience that could only be savoured at its best by enthusiasts pushing their kit to the limit. In many ways it was a game that evolved in line with the advances in PC hardware. In contrast, Crysis 2 delivers a more targeted, finely honed product that somehow manages to deliver the firm's "Maximum Game" ethos to mainstream gamers.

But why kick off with Crysis 2? With the power of CryEngine 3 at its disposal and two games' worth of pre-existing assets and gameplay available, why not bring the original Crysis and its Warhead spin-off onto console?

"We wanted to move on to our next game and come up with a fresh setting to further develop the Crysis franchise," explains CEO and president of Crytek, Cevat Yerli. "A port to consoles wouldn't have been easier or cheaper necessarily and we always want to innovate and thus offer improved and refined gaming experiences."

There is an argument that the setup of Crysis 2's environments might have made life a little easier for console architecture, but R&D principal graphics engineer Tiago Sousa reckons that tech didn't come into the equation. This was all about taking the game - and the developmental focus of the company - in new directions.
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/di...ng-of-crysis-2
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thats a big quote

ninja edit: personally i think BF3 looks better than crysis 2
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hate streaming from euro gamer, they should just embed youtube vids in their site like everyone does now.
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hate streaming from euro gamer, they should just embed youtube vids in their site like everyone does now.
Ew no. Youtube videos reconvert their videos, resulting is lots of quality loss regardless if you upload a massive 1080p video or not. Youtube is horrible for the stuff that Digital Foundry does.
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All those pics in the video look the same on each setting, pretty sad.
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thats a big quote

ninja edit: personally i think BF3 looks better than crysis 2
Umm last time I checked, no one brought up Battlefield 3.....
    
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All those pics in the video look the same on each setting, pretty sad.
Pretty blind man. The shadows are way more accurate on extreme, as opposed to High. Also draw distance is significantly increased. Those are the NOTICEABLE things. There are many background effects going on as well most likely!
    
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This guy needs to puff puff pass.
    
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Umm last time I checked, no one brought up Battlefield 3.....
I was referring to this~
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It delivers state-of-the-art visuals
I know nowhere in the article did it mention battlefield 3, but i think bf3 has better visuals
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Meh. Crysis 2 is a flop in my book. Not in sales, but in gameplay, technology, multiplayer and AI. As well as all the plot holes.
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