Friday, June 3, 2011

Crysis revisited

It's been a long while since this game was king of the system requirements ladder, so I thought I would give it another look with some more modern hardware.

Firstly, the game is beautiful.  The foliage, breakable objects, and sense of time all provide a fairly realistic experience.

Truly, my screenshots do not do it justice!  Be warned, this game is a known resource hog.



One thing I really like about it, the foliage in this game is actually useful!

I'm currently playing through the game on Delta difficulty, and the first thing I noticed was that any firefight at all meant I had to keep a tactical edge.  Beware of helicopters on Delta mode also, rocket launchers are precious, and you can only carry one at a time.


But by far the best reason to own Crysis, and now Crysis Warhead is....

MechWarrior Living Legends!
http://www.mechlivinglegends.net/

Take the crysis game engine, and make everything a 30+ ton robot with a person inside controlling it--then you have MechWarrior.

(don't let the screenshot fool you, the game is truly beautiful)
Here we have a friendly-looking novacat about to be harassed by two shadowcats.

One rich dude who owns a giant robot battlemech against another--the way it should be!

52 comments:

  1. I wonder what the next big hardware shatterer will be. Battlefield 3 maybe? Or is that not on PC.

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  2. i love crysis!
    those pictures are awesome

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  3. I remember with crysis when it was the benchmark for many people building their gaming rigs. I also remember having to play that game the lowest settings.

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  4. The foliage is always a problem in any game :(

    Great blog, dude!

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  5. Oh crysis, you old gpu melter you..

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  6. ahhh, this is the start of something wonderful.

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  7. Both games look pretty good from those screens.

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  8. apsolutely love everything about this post!

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  9. This looks far better than I've envisioned. I remember loading the demo on my Xbox and it couldn't run it because every time my Xbox would freeze.

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  10. Hmm, maybe I should try Crysis

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  11. The mech mod is basically a really old board game kept alive by massive nerds, and Microsoft making some video games about it.

    It's pretty good, but the games last like an hour! You really have to realize there is a lot of strategy going on with the game, there are many mech types and variants and choosing the right ones to help your team will make all the difference.

    My advice for a long range battle is a mech with AMS or LAMS (anti-missle system, laser anti-missle system) and some LRMs (long range missles), but you can't forget about those small guys who move quickly and probably have some electronic counter-measures tech. suites. The LRMs are completely useless against a Raven mech that is 10 meters away.

    I'm thinking the Mad Cat MKII is about the best to fit that role. Some variants have jump jets too :D Happy gaming.

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  12. Awesome, Crysis is one of my favorite games.

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  13. Got a new laptop today, it can run it on high so pretty impressed. I remember back in the day it was "If you can run crisis, you've got a good rig" LOL...

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  14. Hohohoho, Crysis seems really awesome! And I didnt play yet... Ok, downloading right now! :P

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  15. i really liked the ingame screenshots made it easier to read about thanks!

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  16. I really liked this game it was fun!

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  17. This game looks pretty awesome, I may check it out. Is there a multiplayer version?

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  18. i remember crysis when it first came out, its crazy how long its been, was a lot of fun but the console version didn't do it justice. followed!

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  19. You know, I never did actually get around to playing Crysis. I've never played any of the Far Cry games either. I'll definitely check it out, though, especially because Steam offers it for next to nothing every few months. I've been meaning to find something to break up the Minecraft monotony.

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  20. Looks like a pretty awesome game! ill check it out

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  21. Gmaes which don't actually use foliage properly really really annoy me, you and I have something in common about liking the use of it in this game.

    Really good review, keep it up.

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  22. hmm, i now have this good computer and have yet to have played crysis. i may have to get it!

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  23. Man, crysis is such a beautiful game, if i only had the computer to run it!

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  24. Haven't played it in years, it's been a while.

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  25. I've been getting into PC gaming lately, still have trouble controlling FPS games. Crysis had a lot of attention on release, will have to check it out.

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  26. The best part about crysis 1 is the photo mod, so insane!

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  27. Congrats, I'm your 1ooth follower! =D

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  28. My pc is no where goo enough to run Crysis =(

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  29. wow, it really looks amazing in the screens. I might have to try it out when I finally upgrade my system

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  30. I haven't tried any of these games but I've always wanted to play Crysis just to see how much of it my machine can handle.

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  31. I've honestly only played about 15 minutes of Crysis ever, I kinda feel bad about it.

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  32. man this makes me wanna play crysis again

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  33. Wow, I didn't know Crysis had giant robots! That's really cool, man :).

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  34. Played the old mech games and all I can say is WOW that's some nice graphics Gotta try that out.

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  35. lol this game was both amazing and bad. My rig can run the universe and this lagged somethign fierce and hardcore...but it was a good game on low

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  36. That looks awesome! I'm a big fan of the Mechwarrior franchise, and Crysis is one of my favorite games ever, so this is pure gold.

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  37. I gotta buy a new card for this game lol

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  38. Those mechwarriors screens are just pure sex. crysis still looks good, but we need new engines, source and havok are starting to look aged

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  39. These graphics are so freaking nice!

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  40. wow, it looks really really good, you know, giant robots are always money. followd

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  41. Ah, back then, you could test how good your computer was by the test of if it could play Crysis.

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  42. Never played it, but it sure looks pretty!

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  43. Cool stuff! Never played Crysis myself

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  44. Haha looks freaking awesome. Mech games were awesome and they definitely need to release more.

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  45. I've never played before but sounds really great. awesome post

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  46. I totally forgot about this mod. So it's out already? I was looking forward to it.. gotta try it some time.

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