Originally Posted by Yaboze
I don't meant to offend anyone as far as tech, but, IMHO, a game is a game. It's either well made and fun or it isn't. Pushing tech is not a priority for me. I believe this to be true with a lot of people.
Gameplay and design > Graphics and "Pushing tech".
Some of the best games ever made have minimal graphics and are still fun. This is why the iOS and Android games are so popular now.
I don't care that there isn't another Crysis to push the envelope right now. Just what I need, another single game that looks more like a tech demo than it is fun.....and it runs like crap to boot.
Crysis 2 is the best looking and best running game I have ever seen. Is it the best FPS? Probably not, but man, it looks damn good.
Magus has a point too, older games that sold millions can still be fun, Diablo 2 is a great example.
I'm getting tired of the constant upgrading and it would be nice to hold onto a system for a while and still have good looking games like Crysis 2 and Dragon Age 2.
But Crysis 2 is less demanding that Crysis 1 anyway and it's got a lot of feature stripped out. I'm sure it's better optimised for quad-core. Out of the box it looks terrible.
I wish people stop saying Crysis ran like crap. We all know why and Crysis 2 only doesn't because we have 4 years newer hardware and Crysis 2 has been scaled back a lot for the consoles.