Hey Jyuu, if you are going to post high res images on imageshack, can you change the link in the thumbnail to the dirsect link. Imageshack takes forever to load, and then I have to wait for the image.
Aye sir, I shall do that.
I'm currently having major issues with my connection, so that will have to wait another 4-5 hours or so.
This just in: Crysis "DX10 only" settings have already been unlocked for WinXP/DX9 only users by just changing some config file settings.
Just goes to show that any differences between DX9 and DX10 other than geometry shaders are just a LAME marketing tool. I hate this world we live in where companies can do something like lock special effects that a DX9 card is capable of doing out of games and pretend they're DX10 only just so Microsoft can sell their latest OS. It's fucking disgusting.
DirectX10 when properly implemented gives better graphics and better performance.
Crysis doesn't take advantage of the more efficient API in any way whatsoever, which is really lame.
What I don't like though is the fact that the option to use these graphical effects isn't given to us if our hardware is capable of doing it. I don't care if the developer or Microsoft thinks that the performance trade-off isn't worth it or if DX10 can do it faster, it's just dirty making people think that DX10 looks better by not allowing them to use the full potential of DX9. What performance trade-offs are worth it, and how fast is fast enough is for the user to decide.
After having played the demo more than 10 times, I have to say that Crysis is remarkably awesome.
I decided to go all out one-man army on them. Armour to fight against a horde of bad guys, speed to zip to an enemy turret to avoid getting shot, strength to destroy their hideouts and driving their own vehicles and crashing them into lots of bad guys and shooting the gas tank to detonate chain explosions, sending debris everywhere, flinging onto them and creating mass mayhem.
Bought the game a week ago, played a couple of levels, went back to WoW and went back to Crysis today.
I just got out of the alien cave and stepped into the ice world.
And my reaction was:
FUCK THAT. FUCKING VOLUMETRIC SNOW AND PARTICLES FUCKING UP MY FRAMERATES TO SINGLE FUCKING DIGITS.
Were you playing with DX10 effects enabled? I played it on High instead and didn't notice any difference in the framerate from all the other areas in the game. We've got similar specs (unless you've upgraded since the last time I saw them) and I wouldn't even bother trying to play it on Very High, the framerates are already in the 20 to 30 range on High.
The graphics are great, but after playing CoD4 I was left wanting something more from Crysis' gameplay.
- Weapons felt extremely weak (even against humans it's common to have to empty an entire clip into their chest to take them down, two if you're using a silencer)
- AI didn't do anything special, squad tactics weren't noticable to me
- Vehicle segments were sparse and not very fun (not to mention the tank level didn't give you enough tank shells to get through the mission)
- Weak level design (can't be helped, since this is just open landscape with a few random buildings here and there)
- Without transparency anti-aliasing turned on the realism in the lush jungle areas is completely killed by the shimmering of the foliage, but when you turn any sort of anti-aliasing on your framerate is completely killed
- The story could have been epic, but I don't feel it was executed too well. You don't even get to finish the story, the game just kinda stops unexpectedly like a Half-Life 2 episode. Crysis is about as long as one of those episodes too.
Overall, the game is still good, but it could have been (and I expected it to be) so much better.
Last edited by MadDogMike; 11-29-2007 at 03:30 AM.
Crysis' storyline is like Halo. Broken up into three parts. That's why playing it for the story now is kinda...stupid. Just enjoy the nice fluffy snow and you're good.