Crysis PC Game
Crysis is one of, if not the, most stunningly beautiful games we've ever seen. But even beyond that, it's a pretty fantastic shooter. Solid weapons, intelligent enemies, and fairly open level designs mix with nano-suit powers to make this one of the more entertaining ballistic showdowns in some time.
The fact that developer Crytek has figured out how to create a story that doesn't drip with cheese helped immerse us into a "realistic" and exciting near-future. Voice acting is pretty good, the in-game cutscenes are well designed to never take you out of the action, and the aliens are actually menacing and dangerous, unlike the campy Trigens of Far Cry. Crytek has obviously learned a lot about presentation and storytelling since their first effort. I found myself caring about the story that's there and wanting to kick the aliens off of our planet. If they hadn't pulled a Halo 2 at the end, I would have been totally pleased with the story that helps the game progress forward.
As with 2004's Far Cry, Crysis takes place on a picturesque island paradise lush with vegetation and surrounded by gorgeous blue water. The impressive visuals are so far beyond Far Cry's that it's hard to even comprehend what Crytek, given another few years of development time, will be able to come up with. It's not only the technical aspects that are impressive; it's the detail of the models, architecture, and textures. Whether it's the frost on the gun barrels or change in color of the nano-suit for different abilities, the little touches are everywhere. When you're staring up through the snow at the oppressive presence of the alien mothership buried in the mountain, wandering through the maze of rock and metal tunnels underneath its surface, tromping through the dense jungle, or simply looking into the face of one of the awesome character models, it's impossible not to be awed at what Crytek managed to do technically.
Thankfully, the art team was given the chance to expand their horizons from simple jungles to include the spectacularly disorienting innards of an alien ship and an ice-blasted mountainside. The inside of the ship is especially breathtaking. The greens and greys are spectacularly mixed with bright alien lights and the thin-skinned aliens themselves. The contrast between the rough rock walls covered in crystals and the heavy technology of the aliens is pretty striking as well. The character models which rival even Half-Life 2's are especially remarkable. There's not as much emotion, but the slight cartoony style chosen allows for suspension of disbelief and sidesteps the creepy Beowulf effect. Like HL2, there's a lot of detail in the facial textures and while the lip synching can be a tiny bit off-putting from time to time, these are some truly amazing representations of humans.
The one thing that you're going to have to seriously consider before purchasing the game specifically for the visuals is the power of your PC. Crysis may very well kick your computer in the balls at Very High settings. It'll look spectacular doing so, but may very well turn into more of a slideshow than you'd probably prefer and in some cases become completely unplayable. =P Overall this is a great game, try it you might like it!!!! Enjoy!!!!
The biggest "crysis" will be a broken keyboard!
Crysis is notorious for being the most demanding game to date. When I first ran the game, the recommended settings wanted everything on high, but with no anti-aliasing and at 1024x768. I ran the game this way at first and it looked amazing and ran splendidly... but I'm a gamer, and as such I'm greedy so I decided to put my 9800 GTX and my Q6600 to the test. I increased the resolution to 1280x960 then turned on the 8x AA... and guess what? Crysis still runs nicely, even at these settings! While this game is very demanding of hardware, modern components will run it just fine.
It's difficult to describe just how good this game looks! The cut scenes, rendered in real time, show your companions up close with great facial detail. The environments are lush and brilliant and the special effects are absolutely breathtaking.
That having been said, Crysis leaves something to be desired in the gameplay category. Maybe hardcore fps players will disagree, but this game is just far too difficult for a person to pick up and begin playing. That is a major limit of the game; even on the "easy" setting it is very frustrating. Your hero has a very short lifespan; enemy ammunition takes his health away in large chunks and wave after wave of enemies coming after you from all directions is not as much a rarity as you might like it to be. Add to that a clumsy and difficult to navigate power-up system and you have combat that would even make a pro want to smash his keyboard against the floor.
Most of my gameplay experience with Crysis involved trying to sneak past enemies, failing to do so, running away, hiding until I recovered my health, then repeating the process until they got the better of me.
The story is also nothing to get excited about; Crysis is the story of a team of nanosuit-wearing U.S. soldiers in the future performing a police action in North Korea when strange things begin happening; they soon discover that the North Koreans are not the only enemy they have to worry about when one of their own is killed by a strange creature.
Unfortunately for the player, the North Koreans are near invincible. Even the nanosuit-wearing hero is no match for 3 or 4 enemy soldiers in many situations.
Crysis is visually incredible! There is no doubt about that. The gameplay isn't bad per se; it's more that the challenge curve is completely unbalanced. There is no real "easy" mode in crysis; think of "easy" mode as "hard" in other games and the highest difficulty in crysis like "don't bother."
In spite of that, the nanosuit does have some cool abilities and experienced players may find that the challenge curve does not set them off so easily. For that reason I'll give Crysis an "average" rating. It's not totally unplayable, but it is more eye candy than anything else.
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Is Crysis still worthy as a Video Card benchmark?
Crysis was by far and away the one of the best video games when it came out, but is it still worthy of a benchmark tool for frame rate in video card? I say yes! Made by CryTek, makers of the dazzling FPS Far Cry. This game is running on the new CryENGINE 2 technology. The game is one of the first announced to run on the advanced DirectX 10 architecture. And As most of us who Own the game know, Crysis is a resource hog. My first attempt to play the game was on an AMD 5000+ Black with 2gb ram and an 8800gt video card. On a good day , I could get to 20 frames per second. Clunky and choppy was the theme of the day. Fast forward to today. I am now running an i7 with 12 gb ram and two 295 video cards. Man what a difference. Full frame rates and the ability to do whatever I want pretty much. I still love this game and think the graphics are still worthy of a nod, even a year plus later. The Crytek engine is amazing. And yes, I still use it to benchmark my systems. I also include it on all the high end system we sell on EBay. FRAGBOXPC
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E3 2007 Preview
The 800-pound gorilla in this year’s PC gaming realm has to be Crysis, the latest from Crytek, the developers of Far Cry (jeez, does everything they do need the word “cry” in it?). Crysis has been a showboat title for Microsoft’s DirectX 10 platform since it was debuted last year, offering amazing graphics and tons of special effects not possible on DX9. Now a year has gone by, and PC gamers are still clamoring to get their hands on what could likely be the best looking PC game ever. However, looks may be one thing, but how does it play? GameZone recently got some hands on time with the title at E3, and the game feels like a very solid shooter with some truly amazing graphics.
In Crysis, you are a Delta Force guy sent to find a team of archeologists who when missing while on expedition on an island. It turns out that they discovered some alien artifacts of a very serious nature. So serious in fact, that the North Korean government is also on the island looking for them, requiring you to take them out on your search as well. However, things quickly grow hairy, as the aliens return to Earth and begin to lay siege, requiring the US and North Korea to band together to fight off this common enemy.
The E3 demo of Crysis took place on the island, and at first glance seemed a lot like Far Cry. The AI was extremely solid, as the enemy soldiers would get into formations and realistically use cover in order to take you on. They could also use any number of vehicles, from boats to jeeps and so on. However, the main difference comes from your character. You can perform several interesting abilities, like go invisible (a move that renders your character almost completely invisible aside from a subtle rainbow effect that looks like gasoline mixed with water), or grab enemies by the neck and chuck them into objects. You can also manipulate the environment in other ways, but picking up barrels and tossing them and so on. The E3 demo featured some pretty amazing graphical effects. The motion blur effect was put to great use in the game, as was vegetation specific damage. Shooting an assault rifle into a densely forested area would cause trees and branches to topple over, with was an amazing effect to see. The water effects were also great looking, and rippled and splashed along the shoreline realistically. Crysis is turning out to be worth the hype, and could be the one title to showcase the full power of DX10 gaming like no other.
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Crysis, Best Action Game of 2007
Crysis Best Action Game of 2007
Crysis is often used as a benchmark in computer tests, as Crysis with the highest settings and resolutions requires a very powerful PC,
Crysis is a science fiction first-person shooter video game developed by Crytek Frankfurt, published by Electronic Arts for Microsoft Windows, and released in November 2007. It is the first game of a trilogy
The game is based in a future where an ancient alien spacecraft has been discovered beneath the ground on an island near the coast of the East Philippines. The single-player campaign has the player assume the role of United States Delta Force operator Jake Dunn, referred to in-game by his call sign, Nomad. Nomad is armed with various futuristic weapons and equipment, most notably a "Nano Muscle Suit" which was inspired by a real-life military concept. In Crysis, the player fights both North Korean and extraterrestrial enemies, in various environments on and around a tropical island in the Pacific near Korea.
Crysis a perfect ten — Crysis Best Action Game of 2007