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Old 12-06-07, 02:53 PM   #13
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How many times we have to read about this ?
Until I decide if I'm getting this game or not.
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Old 12-06-07, 03:33 PM   #14
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Until I decide if I'm getting this game or not.
Grey my friend ... you seriously need to get Crysis & ASAP!
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Old 12-06-07, 03:44 PM   #15
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Until I decide if I'm getting this game or not.
Don't get me wrong, it's still worth the purchase. Just turn off your PC after playing the first half
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Old 12-06-07, 03:53 PM   #16
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Until I decide if I'm getting this game or not.
It's worth it for the first half. The cave and vtol levels sort of suck, but visually all of it's great, and the gameplay is very good 87.4% of the time.
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Old 12-06-07, 03:59 PM   #17
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I found that with that one tweak - something about "streamingtextures 0" or something like that, my FPS are very decent, 30-45 fps, on my 7900GTX, with a mix of medium and high settings.

That sways my decision bigtime, looks nice considering the older card.

I may grab it tomorrow...
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Old 12-06-07, 06:24 PM   #18
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I enjoyed all of it. The first half felt too much like Farcry so I enjoyed the change in pace. Seems like everyone has a different opinion of it from all the comments I've read. Some liked the Farcry gameplay more, some liked the more linear stuff. I enjoyed the linear stuff more myself, as sometimes the more freedom, the more boring it can get.

+ I very much doubt EA had THAT much power over the game. Crytek seem passionate about their games, they're not so easily walked over.
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Old 12-06-07, 06:36 PM   #19
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What I can't figure out is why didn't they intermix the first more open half parts with the more linear 2nd half parts? Was it a pacing thing they were going after?
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Old 12-07-07, 01:12 AM   #20
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I think the scripted parts take longer to develop than the open non-linear levels. With the non-linear levels you just create a base and place some towers and guards and jeep patrols and you're done.

Personally, I don't care for big bosses in FPS games. I didn't like the final boss battle in the original HL. I didn't like the boss battle in Bioshock. I don't think FPS games work well with boss battles. That's more for platform games.

Oh, I stopped playing DOOM3 at the final boss. Never finished the game.

I just don't like final bosses in FPS games.

In Crysis I think the final boss kinda sucks.
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The first half of the game was absolutely incredible. A worthy "successor" to Far Cry by all accounts, and then some...

I wish I could say the same for the latter half. Some of the worst gaming experiences I've ever had, in particular that God awful "Cave" level. Complete toss.

Not to mention the game was far too short, a common complaint with many games nowadays.
Oh please people, quit the whining already. A short game does not equal a bad game. (See Portal and COD4 for examples).

Also, after a bunch of jungle levels, the alien levels were a nice change of pace and atmosphere just before things started to get repetitive.
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Old 12-07-07, 05:20 PM   #22
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I can see how some people could be intimidated by the latter third (and lets be fair here, what you critisize is at least two thirds through the game), but I I liked the whole game actually, that's just me. It's pretty short yeah, but has a pretty replayability value IMO, especially when you purchase a new PC whenever that is. MP is fun but nothing striking. An experience as good as Crysis shouldn't be skipped on grounds of it being "short" anyways IMO, and I'm quite confident that most people prefer shorter but sweeter games to longer and more boring/repetitive gameplay in any case..

Grey I can't believe you let the screamers scare you off this game; the sceptical ones will almost be the most noisy you know. This game is not flawless but an absolutely fantastic experience nonetheless.. was for me at least and I know I'm not alone with that
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That sways my decision bigtime, looks nice considering the older card.

I may grab it tomorrow...
So did you get it yet ?
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