Crysis 2 DX11 patch could be on the way

Could we see a patch that brings DirectX 11 graphics options to Crysis 2 sooner rather than later? Maybe so, judging by whispers emanating from Germany. A thread on the Crysis-HQ forums quotes an alleged Tweet from Crytek staffer Tiago Sousa, who reportedly stated:

Cooking some great DX11 tech bits for C2 fans, be patient guys. All I can say, is that we have 16 ms or more to have fun with pc hardware…

Problem is, no such message shows up in Sousa’s Twitter feed right now. A separate thread on the MyCrysis forums suggests Sousa’s posting was pulled, as were threads discussing DirectX 11 additions to Crysis 2. Interesting.

Those developments, by the way, come on the heels of a story by German site PC-Max that foretold the arrival of the DX11 patch on March 28—today. That story mentioned a statement by a Crysis employee in the Crymod.com forum. I’m not seeing a patch on the Crysis 2 website, however, and it’s already bedtime in Germany where Crytek’s headquarters are located. Perhaps we’ll find out more later this week… or maybe there were some miscommunications within Crytek and the patch won’t be out for a while yet.

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    • ThorAxe
    • 8 years ago

    Cyril, I would just like to confirm that I actually saw the post on Sousa’s Twitter feed.

    • swaaye
    • 8 years ago

    Who cares what API it uses. What a ridiculous way to judge a game.

    What is unfortunate is that they’ve regressed into essentially pure corridor shooter land after making some of the most open and original shooter gameplay in history.

      • Silus
      • 8 years ago

      Be prepared to receive a thousand thumbs down. I know I did 🙂

        • JohnC
        • 8 years ago

        So why do you bother posting/trolling if you know that majority disagrees with your subjective opinions?

          • Silus
          • 8 years ago

          So I’m trolling because the majority disagrees with me ? Have fun with that…

          And the day I stop posting because the majority disagrees with me, is yet to come.

    • sonofsanta
    • 8 years ago

    *ahem*

    [url<]http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011/03/29/crysis-2-technical-analysis/[/url<]

      • Silus
      • 8 years ago

      That article is laughable. First they are comparing apples to oranges. Different setting, different environments. Their box example is even funnier, because they resort to a huge zoom factor to show off how Crysis 1 “wins”, when, in normal zoom, the one we use to play the game, the Crysis 2 box is much, much better looking and more realistic…

      The vegetation example is dumb, because the setting is different..What does that guy want, palm trees and flowers below collapsed bridges ? What ?!…

      Maybe using some better screenshots would illustrate his point, but as it stands, it just furthers the idea that Crysis 2 is a game to be hated and it doesn’t matter for what reason…

        • sonofsanta
        • 8 years ago

        Might I recommend a satire-detector repair man?

          • Silus
          • 8 years ago

          Fair enough. Mine is clearly broken 🙂

          • Silus
          • 8 years ago

          My favorite comes in the form of a comment to the article:

          “Yes I had to stop playing the game, and promptly vomited, when I realized there were only 1021.3 pixels per liter of 23rj xRam. I didn’t buy 5 GPUs and 6 monitors to play a console game.”

          I cried laughing, since this is pretty much the essence of the “it’s DX9 only, Crysis 2 sucks” complaints 🙂

      • kamikaziechameleon
      • 8 years ago

      “With Crysis having supported DX12, and Crysis 2 not even shipping with DX11 support, it’s nothing short of a disgrace.”

      Um, the first game only supported Dx10. WTF?

        • Silus
        • 8 years ago

        It’s a joke! I obviously didn’t realize it myself, since the amount of complaints with such weird arguments was so big, that I actually thought someone had written a “true” article with them…

    • Silus
    • 8 years ago

    The whining crybabies continue with the “oh it’s DX9 only so I won’t buy it ?”

    Your loss. The game is quite fun and the visuals are gorgeous. The only gripe I have is not being able to tweak the graphical settings in-game. You can do it through console commands or by using that little mod some guy created, to basically create a cfg file with those console commands.
    It’s clearly not as sandbox as Crysis 1, but Crysis 2 does have some big levels, where you accomplish the objectives in different ways. Weapon models are much better. Sound is much better. The musical score is superb and visuals are very, very good. The only thing overdone being motion blur, which I have disabled entirely.

    And for those saying it has nothing to do with Crysis 1, you clearly didn’t play the game, as most of the whiners that just bash the game for the sake of bashing…We are playing as a different character (not Nomad), but there is a connection between both games.

      • bfar
      • 8 years ago

      Would also be nice if there were more configuration options for mouse control and view angle.

      All in all though, I can’t see what the big deal is – they did a lot right with this, it’s a decent game that’s no better or worse than anything else they’ve ever done. The graphics are still well above PC par. Name a non-crysis game that looks better? The control system is much simplified for the better in my view. Fun multiplayer and dedicated servers. Graphics settings that work well out of the box – all good things.

      Not sure what everybody was expecting. Neither Crysis nor Farcry were amazing games. Warhead was slightly better, if a little short.

      As for DX11, most people don’t know what that means beyond a badge. DX9 Crysis2 is a hell of a lot better looking than the likes of DX11 AVP. I’m not sure what people are looking for exactly, an amazing looking slide-show that only a handful of people can actually play? That’s not a viable game that any company will create. Crysis1 ran – and still runs – like muck, and it wasn’t much fun for that. The truth of it is, we’ve hit economies of scale building graphically big budget PC games. It’s not viable atm. Companies will not embark on these if an alternative strategy will get them better returns.

        • Silus
        • 8 years ago

        You won’t see me disagreeing with your points, since I don’t see what the fuss is either. DX11 is a gimmick and it doesn’t really matter. we’ve seen this with DX10 and it’s not different with DX11. The fact of the matter is that DX11 is more efficient, but visually peaking it brings very little to the table and the few games that use it, don’t do a very good job.

        Again, my only big complaint is motion blur. Crysis 1 had the perfect balance (IMO) in camera and object motion blur. Crysis 2 motion blur is exaggerated and so I disable it completely. It’s unfortunate that these settings (along with toggle crouch and toggle zoom, plus advanced graphics settings) can’t be changed in-game, but that’s what PC Gamers do best. Dig in to console commands and make the game better…Ah wait, these are the “real” PC Gamers. The “new” ones just like to bitch and moan over some irrelevant graphics API, to justify their will to not buy a game. Either because they never really intended to buy it (but still complain about it), or because they want to justify getting it through “other” means…

          • adam1378
          • 8 years ago

          I did buy it and was expecting a true sequel ( meaning same but better) instead I got a game that had what made the first Crysis good removed so it scaled to consoles. Why didn’t you just buy it on a console if these things don’t matter?

            • Silus
            • 8 years ago

            What made the first Crysis good ?

          • rndmuser
          • 8 years ago

          …I wish TR’s “thumbs down” system would actually do something useful so I (and other people) wouldn’t have to read all this retarded nonsense (first you say “DX11 is a gimmick” then you admit the fact that “DX11 is more efficient”???)…

            • Silus
            • 8 years ago

            You either don’t understand or don’t want to understand. It’s quite clear in my statement:

            “DX11 is a gimmick and it doesn’t really matter. we’ve seen this with DX10 and it’s not different with DX11. The fact of the matter is that DX11 is more efficient, but visually peaking it brings very little to the table and the few games that use it, don’t do a very good job.”

            DX11 is a gimmick for Crysis 2 (actually a gimmick for any game that uses it right now – Dirt 2 applies tessellation to the faces of the people in the crowd – you know the one I go through at 200 mph…), because having it won’t bring anything tangible visually speaking. I pointed out DX11 efficiency, to state that DX11 does have advantages, but the visual aspect, which is the reason for most of the complaints, isn’t one.

            • rndmuser
            • 8 years ago

            How the fuck do you know what visual changes DX11 will bring to Crysis 2 if it’s not there? Have you played the dev build of the game with DX11 implemented or something?

            Edit: ok, forget it, it is clear that you’re simply trolling and replying to you with anything is a waste of time.

            • Silus
            • 8 years ago

            You’re pretty thick…but here goes: if DX11 doesn’t bring much in terms of visuals over DX9 (it’s really only tessellation), why will Crysis 2 benefit from it ?

            It’s that simple. Crysis 2 DX11, if it ever exists, won’t be much different (if at all) from Crysis 2 DX9, visually speaking. Just like Crysis 1 DX10 wasn’t that much different from Crysis 1 DX9, since DX10 brought almost nothing in terms of visuals over DX9.

    • ClickClick5
    • 8 years ago

    Here is my thought.

    Crytek has always shown off their new engine with a game that truly “showcases” the engine. Crytek said Crysis 2 would show what the new shiny CryEngine 3 could produce. So far, alright.

    CryEngine > Far Cry: Jaws dropped, PC’s cried and gamers were in awe.
    CryEngine 2 > Crysis: Jaws dropped, PC’s died and gamers though, “Well heck. This game is poorly coded.”
    CryEngine 3 > Crysis 2: Teenagers screamed, PC’s played while in S3 sleep and gamers complained about lack of “Ooooo.”

    What really drives this home is a nice timeline.

    2004: CryEngine: 32bit, DX9
    2007: CryEngine 2: 32/64bit, DX9/DX10
    2011: CryEngine 3: See CryEngine details.

    Now, aside from bashing consoles for creating games that look like this: [url<]http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1808524[/url<] It saddens me to see this kind of a regression in what used to be a company that pushed EVERYTHING that PC hardware had at the time. Crytek basically showed that their "new" CryEngine 3 has no more "Aw" than the CryEngine from 2004. This engine is made to push graphical power, not limit it! For heaven sakes, this engine is not made to be showcased on a console, that is Unreal's job. CryEngine....you are for PC. For the PC community to accept Crysis 2 just a little more, these next few items need to be patched in: 1) A different API. DX10-10.1-11. Heck, even S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: COP had DX8-11 support! This can be easily patched in. 2) Graphic options. Or just "Options" in general. A setting that almost says "Graphics: Yes - No" will not win in the PC world. 3) 64bit. Warhead had a 64bit patch, so can Crysis 2. 4) This next item will push the faith of gamers in Crytek to the max. Will it happen? Very doubtful. But patching in new textures that don't scream "Xbox 360 was here." Will a patch come to give better support? Most likely yes. If the PR says no, they mean yes. Like Todd Howard from Bethesda. If he says "No." or "We have no plans.", he means "Yes, we are indeed working on xxxxxxx." I get a kick out of colleagues talking about Crysis 2 on the 360. Even though, Crysis looks better...plays better...flows better...sounds better (5.1 still works)... To wrap it up, I received an email from Nvidia that said, "Win the ultimate Crysis 2 gaming machine!" I laughed so hard and deleted the email. It was showing the GTX 580 as the card to get the "Ultimate" experience for the game. Due to consoleitis, a 2xxx radeon or Geforce 7xxx should do the trick. (Obviously they wont, but the console pun is STRONGLY intended.)

      • Meadows
      • 8 years ago

      God that thread is hilarious. My personal favourites:
      [url<]http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa93/Primee133/2011-03-22_00001.jpg[/url<] And this has a distinct Wolfenstein 3D vibe circa 1992: [url<]http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/540637749855116368/0BC01C7C6EB0EDFF6741A31032FCF8D51EAB51DF/[/url<]

        • kravo
        • 8 years ago

        I´ve just picked up the game at a local store (€29!!!). I haven´t installed it yet, but I think I don´t even want to do so as long as it won´t get high-res textures.
        Hopefully they´ll do it soon.

        • ClickClick5
        • 8 years ago

        Just awful. I mean, REALLY?! Hello Playstation 1.

          • swaaye
          • 8 years ago

          Nah this at least has bilinear filtering and correct perspective rendering. 😉 It does make me think of the original Jedi Knight however!

      • Flickshots
      • 8 years ago

      PC gamers need to make a clear statement that we are not going to waste out times playing or buying games that involve using an IQ and skills of a 6 year old. I rather have no game than have a console game!

        • Silus
        • 8 years ago

        Congratulations, you are almost already there, since the number of console exclusives are increasing!

          • swaaye
          • 8 years ago

          Actually they are going away from exclusives. Except when one of the console companies is willing to dish out a huge amount of money to the developer (or own them) and make a title exclusive. The PC doesn’t have a company behind it to do such a thing. MS isn’t interesting in making Halo exclusive (or Flight Sim for that matter). MS doesn’t need to do that because their platform isn’t going to fail without it.

            • firerules16
            • 8 years ago

            Ok… I’m probably going to get all kinds of crap for saying this, but I’m among the crowd that thinks Crysis 2 is a better, more tightly packaged game than the first Crysis.

            I actually played them back to back. I got Crysis and Crysis Warhead on sale via Steam a year or so ago, and finally got around to playing them. Right after I finished those, I blew through Crysis 2. I really think some people have overly fond memories of these games, because while they’re good, I believe Crysis 2 is a much better game. The pace is up, the action is tighter, and I’m sorry, but I did not enjoy wandering all across the island in the original Crysis. I also believe that Crysis 2 looks just as good, if not better than the original, and it runs so much better it’s not even funny… who cares what API it’s running?

            I’m sure I’ll get blasted for this comment, but that’s my opinion and I’m sticking to it.

    • ThorAxe
    • 8 years ago

    Here is a quote from Cry-Tom, a forum moderator/dev over at Mycrysis.com:

    Quote:
    “No patch was ever confirmed, I have no idea why this website even posted such information. This thread is locked just the same as the others for trying to spread inaccurate information. When there are any big announcements regarding Crysis 2 they will be posted on MyCrysis, if you read something about a patch for example, but don’t see it on MyCrysis.com, then it isn’t genuine.”

    But then there is also this..

    Quote:
    Update (28/03/2011)
    In a short post on Twitter has Tiago Sousa, Crytek Principal R & D Graphics Programmer, commented on the highly anticipated DirectX 11 patch. Sun did it on the PC, ample room for additional effects, which one would use it. The key new features is here probably include the integration of Parallax Occlusion Mapping, which can appear in games, the plastic textures. Whether tessellation and Compute Shader, actually the two most important new features of DirectX 11, will be on board is not yet known. Also highly desirable would be higher resolution textures, which were on modern computers without problems. The patch is supposed to come at the end of the week – you must be thrilled. [url<]http://www.pc-max.de/news/spiele/cry...m-ersten-patch[/url<]

    • ap70
    • 8 years ago

    Crysis beccame a Halo game.
    It has nothing from the original Crysis.
    This is a game for frenetic teenagers shooters.
    I am not buying it.
    Waiting for Battlefild 3.

      • moshpit
      • 8 years ago

      Same way Far Cry went to hell pretty much.

        • Jahooba
        • 8 years ago

        I really liked Far Cry 2, actually. It felt a bit stiff/ awkward, but traveling through Africa was pretty awesome. The first 50 times – the last 200 trips from one side of the map to the other were tiresome.

          • maroon1
          • 8 years ago

          Far cry 2 is one of the most boring games I ever played. The original Far cry was way better

          • swaaye
          • 8 years ago

          Africa the Labyrinth Maze with Respawn and Horrible Weapons Plus Driving and the Ultimate Malaria Simulator including Turbo Monotone Voiceovers.

          • indeego
          • 8 years ago

          I tried to replay it recently and couldn’t get 10 minutes in without giving up in boredom. I can’t believe I finished that game the first time I played it.

      • BobbinThreadbare
      • 8 years ago

      It actually became Call of Duty

    • zimpdagreene
    • 8 years ago

    Well I am very VERY disappointed. As we all know they should have had the DX11 with it or the next couple of days after or even a patch to fix the login and multi GPU problems. But they didn’t. And also I also seen in the forums were there locking or maybe deleting threads about this. There is really no official feedback from Crysis people. The forums have as it seems one guy that answers a question with a riddle (meaning he or she said something but it’s not an answer) WTF . With server hardware much faster than they were when they produced there first Crysis they should have had DX11 out by now. Whoever runs the show over there needs to go really. That’s probably one reason they had there shit leaked on the web before sale. Arrogance and bad business will make . You fill it in!

    • NeXus 6
    • 8 years ago

    Tell me about this game again when it’s on sale at Steam for $5.

      • ClickClick5
      • 8 years ago

      This holiday.

    • tanker27
    • 8 years ago

    Too little too late. /Nerd Rage

    • human_error
    • 8 years ago

    I did see the post myself before it was pulled, so it’s a legit message. I am annoyed that they are trying to hide the information about it from people by closing threads.

    Saying that I don’t think DX11 will make the game less generic, nor will it stop people using aimbots and wallhacks online…

    • flip-mode
    • 8 years ago

    Wow, Crysis 2 is looking like something I don’t want to bother with.

      • sweatshopking
      • 8 years ago

      it really was a let down. I like the first one, but this ones not super.

      • sydbot
      • 8 years ago

      I really didn’t want to be part of the “Bash Crysis 2 because its been consolized” crowd, but after the third time I ended a level where something interesting was happening (i.e. start driving an armored car, possible get kidnapped, flushed out of a building’s lobby) and the next level just crapped me out on a building in a new area (how did I get there?!), I just got mad. I hate the motion blur, the simplified suit controls don’t overcome the benefits, the context based melee controls screw me over about 50:50, the levels may not be small but are a far cry (jokes!) from the larger and almost unrestricted Crysis levels, and these stupid non-continuous levels just piss me off. It’s confusing enough that I started to wonder if I had picked up a secret demo copy where you can only play alternating levels.

      Far Cry and Crysis were not the best games ever, but they had a huge amount of re-playability for me. Crysis 2 is at that stage where it is more like a chore, something to get done and that is about it. I felt the same way about Halo: Reach, and is also the reason why I stopped playing Half-Life 2: Episode 2 halfway through. Worth a pick-up on Steam in 2 years when it goes for $10, that’s exactly how STALKER stole 60 hours of my life.

    • tbone8ty
    • 8 years ago

    Cry-Tom from MyCrysis.com stated in the forums:

    “No patch was ever confirmed, I have no idea why this website even posted such information. This thread is locked just the same as the others for trying to spread inaccurate information. When there are any big announcements regarding Crysis 2 they will be posted on MyCrysis, if you read something about a patch for example, but don’t see it on MyCrysis.com, then it isn’t genuine.”

    [url<]http://www.mycrysis.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=15962[/url<] well regardless Crytek has failed in my book as of yet. I know they have worked hard on it, but from the PC user standpoint its a complete slap in the face. my guess, its going straight to the bargain bin. unless they release a DX11 patch I will not being wasting my hardrive space for this. here is to looking forward to Battlefield 3!

      • Farting Bob
      • 8 years ago

      Crytek cant win with the PC crowd. They release Crysis with DX10 (one of the first games to use it, and far more than most games at the time) and people just say their game is all style and no substance.
      Then they release the sequel without the latest DX and people refuse to buy the game because it might not look as pretty.
      I can see why Crytek might want to ignore PC gaming.

        • Sargent Duck
        • 8 years ago

        ‘eh, I don’t know the sales numbers for Crysis 1, but the fact that it ran like such a hog on people’s systems made it famous, just for being a performance hog.

        “But will it run Crysis?” Any publicity is good publicity, and I would think that many people who may have not bought it normally bought it just to show off their epeen.

        But I TOTALLY understand your point.

          • sweatshopking
          • 8 years ago

          crysis outdid their expectations. it was a big deal, because they were whining about piracy, and it still sold more than they tought it would.

            • Sargent Duck
            • 8 years ago

            ah, thanks for the update.

            • adam1378
            • 8 years ago

            ” By May 2010 the game has sold over 3 million units (and its standalone expansion about 1.5 million units)[39] making it one of the best selling PC games of all time.”
            Taken from the Crysis Wikipedia. [url<]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crysis[/url<]

        • flip-mode
        • 8 years ago

        That’s not my take on it. My take is that Crytek is treating the PC version like an afterthought. It’s not about what version of D3D it uses, but it’s the fact that the PC version was released in such an incomplete state. I’ve heard more complaints than just about a lack of D3D 11.

          • HisDivineShadow
          • 8 years ago

          Press start to begin.

        • Silus
        • 8 years ago

        Exactly. Double standards are in full effect and if Crytek eventually gives up on releasing their games for the PC, then the Crysis 1 and now Crysis 2 debacles will be to blame for sure.

        I never saw a game get such a bad rep, simply because it doesn’t use the latest graphics API version, even more so, when we know that DX11 brings almost NOTHING to the table, visually speaking. The titles that use some of its features, already showed that it makes almost no difference, even less in a fast paced shooter as Crysis 2 is.
        Meanwhile, Valve is releasing DX9 source engine games for 7 years now and some of the very same whiners in this thread, praise Valve!…

          • poulpy
          • 8 years ago

          Dude, seriously, don’t get so emotional over every reply in this article or we’re going to have to ask for your man card back!

          Also your comparison with Valve’s games is just flawed:

          Valve has [u<]never[/u<] been known for pushing the limits on the graphics front, they are mostly about good scenarii, great atmosphere, entertaining gameplay. Whereas Crysis on the other hand was -IMO- just another shooter [u<]but[/u<] was truly hammering even the highest spec'ed systems from release. And even some years down the line it still was challenging, hence the "that's all nice and well but does it run Crysis?" catch-phrase. It's difficult to find it surprising for a sequel to the Crysis franchise to get its graphics examined thoroughly. Also difficult to be surprised at what has been a trend for a while now where consoles seem to be the platform of choice and hold their PC versions back. At least usually we get higher res textures, a handful of DX10/11 goodies and real freaking menus to play with settings..

            • Silus
            • 8 years ago

            Funny that you don’t say that to the PMS’ing crybabies and their “it’s DX9 only!!!! Crysis 2 sucks”…

            And you just proved my point, when you so shamelessly defended Valve. You’re basically saying that Crytek’s games aren’t being rated as games, but as tech-demos that stress graphics cards and if they don’t, then they suck. And that’s the problem here. Crysis 2 is mostly only being rated on the graphics API it uses, and not as a game, which is retarded. And those complaining about the DX9 graphics pick the worst possible textures to “prove” their point. I can also provide horrible textures from Crysis 1 (some textures used in interiors, rocks, etc), but even so, Crysis 1 is still be one of the bestt good looking games, much like Crysis 2 is as well.

            • poulpy
            • 8 years ago

            I replied to you because it seems to be another Silus vs many, each one is entitled to his opinion but -jeez- it’s just a game (or is it..? 🙂

            [quote<]you just proved my point, when you so shamelessly defended Valve[/quote<] Again let go of the bleeding over-emotionalism already! I haven't [i<]shamelessly defended Valve[/i<], I told you what I -as a player and human being- feel about Valve's games. They have substance but I wouldn't really praise them for pushing the envelop regarding graphics. But -guess what- that's OK, they do great games for my taste, and plenty of others, anyway. [quote<]You're basically saying that Crytek's games aren't being rated as games, but as tech-demos that stress graphics cards and if they don't, then they suck[/quote<] Crysis being Crysis many people remember it mainly as a great looking game, pushing every high-end system to its limits for years, so often used in benches to see what a system could do that its biggest legacy [u<]is[/u<] exactly that and not its scenario or gameplay. You probably also loved the game in itself and then good on you, to each one its own but you've got to understand what the majority of us took out of it. Baseline is: if you built your reputation on awesome graphics and if [u<]4 years later[/u<] you haven't really moved on with your game engine, you'll get stick, and a lot of it. Especially if PC gamers are already annoyed at the Console drawback situation. Edit: typo

            • Silus
            • 8 years ago

            LOL Silus vs many. That was funny 🙂

            Anyway, of course everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but if you actually bothered to notice, you would see that many don’t really have an opinion and are just going with the flow. It’s “What?! DX9 only ?!! FAIL!”, without even trying the game or actually seeing if “DX9 only” looks bad/good. And that’s what I’m talking about. The odd part is that some of the very same people complaining, crucified Crytek for Crysis 1, because “it ran like crap” and “Crysis is unoptimized”…

            And Crytek did move on with their game engine. With arguably the same graphics fidelity, Crysis 2 runs better on hardware that could barely run Crysis 1. I would say that’s a pretty big achievement, from a technical standpoint.

        • swaaye
        • 8 years ago

        moved

      • djgandy
      • 8 years ago

      Do you even know what DX11 means in game terms? Do you just buy the numbers?

      It’s quite sad that you wouldn’t play a game because of an API.

        • HisDivineShadow
        • 8 years ago

        It’s sad to see Crytek regress from DX10 to DX9, console the crap out of the game, and then expect PC gamers NOT to cry foul when they’re less than happy to accept the crap in a box they’ve been given. Crysis 1 was about open ended combat, exploring, going your own way, and killing as you wish. You certainly were not an unstoppable, invincible tank man as long as you have your Armor mode on. In this game, you’re able to withstand hailstorms of bullets and shrug them off. In the first one, you had to sneak, you had to use your abilities carefully. Here, you just wander around, getting shot in the face and you–a terminator apparently–just pop a bone in your neck and then lay waste to everyone around you.

        There’s no challenge. They had to take it out because auto aim can only do so much and console gamers might get frustrated!

        Everything Crytek did in Crysis 2 is an effort to narrow the focus, narrow the modes, narrow the paths, make the visor reticle huge to help console gamers target, console the save system, and no matter how you slice it, the fact that they do not have a DX11 patch on Day 1 (if not already in the game) when that was the thing their first game was known as (the benchmark of games) and they promised repeatedly that Crysis 2 would still be a new benchmark even though it was on consoles…

        Well, it’s sad to see them fall so far. At least we still have Valve and Blizzard dedicated to PC gamers. Perhaps someday Crytek will realize console gamers are a fickle bunch and return to us. On that day, we can welcome them back with a demand for more players per server.

          • Jahooba
          • 8 years ago

          My only complaint, really, is that the levels (while gorgeous!), are not that large. I loved how in Far Cry one could see an island off in the distance and plot a course to get there (swim, steal a boat, crash it, etc.). I would have loved to see a giant sandbox city to roam around in. I thought that’s how it was going to be – I mean, why think smaller in subsequent games? To make some quick cash off of beautiful graphics and multiplayer? Yeah, I think PC gamers really took the shaft on this one.

          Everything seems a little too confined in C2. There’s no room to breath or get creative.

          I’d say Crysis 2 is Crytek’s weakest game yet, gameplay wise. Graphically I like it, even though there are lots of walls everywhere.

        • Silus
        • 8 years ago

        That’s the gist of most of the complaints, especially at myCrysis forums. It’s mostly all about DX11. I’m sure they don’t even know what DX11 is and what it brings to the table, but they want it, otherwise the game sucks!!

        It’s very sad really. This isn’t PC Gaming. PC Gaming wants proper controls, proper interfaces (which is one of Crysis 2 shortcomings), proper graphics and proper support for a multitude of configurations. For a developer this is very, very troublesome, but if they want to please the PC crowd, they have to deliver somewhat on all fronts. These complaints however, focus on a specific graphics API, that barely brings anything visually, when compared to DX9. The examples of existing games with DX11 are proof of that, where specific DX11 features don’t really improve graphics that much, while reducing your framerates a lot.

        Complaining about the lack of advanced graphics settings in-game, is obviously a valid complaint. The FoV is also set very low for a PC Game, but again, this should be an in-game setting to adjust to our liking. Graphics wise there’s very little to complain about Crysis 2, since it looks great and runs great. Gameplay wise, we are not given as much freedom as in Crysis 1 (it would be awesome to be able to roam through several buildings to get to our destination, but we do have some big levels, where objectives can be accomplished in different ways. Overall, it’s been quite fun to play and it’s an improvement in some areas, over Crysis 1. It’s not an improvement on all areas, because the setting is also quite different, so it’s hard to guess if what worked in a tropical island, would work in the middle of a city.

      • Silus
      • 8 years ago

      So you think DX11 Crysis 2 will somehow greatly improve on DX9 Crysis 2 ?

      You either don’t know what DX11 is and what it brings over DX10/DX9, or you’re just joining the whining crowd…

      Also, it will be immensely fun to watch, if Battlefield 3 doesn’t turn out to be what so many think it will!

        • adam1378
        • 8 years ago

        Crysis made Far Cry look low Res. I was expecting the next Crytek engine to make Crysis 1 to look the same, yet we get a port. Make money off the PC to please the consoles.

    • DeadOfKnight
    • 8 years ago

    Well I’m not buying it until this patch comes out on steam.

      • Applecrusher
      • 8 years ago

      But why? The game play will not change in the slightest.
      At most you MAY get some tessellation or increased FPS.

      If on the other hand the patch were to fix the massive AI issues..
      Sounds like you are just jumping on the bandwagon tbh.

        • DeadOfKnight
        • 8 years ago

        It’s not that. I have plenty of other games I could be playing.
        May as well wait for the eye candy and maybe a discount.

    • Meadows
    • 8 years ago

    Good grief, the last time I saw a DirectX “patch” was back in the day when people still knew what game Lost Planet was.

      • sweatshopking
      • 8 years ago

      LP2 WAS GAME OF THE YEAR.

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