Is Crysis a good game? (not just eye candy)

mellojoe

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I saw it for sale at a local place for $20 instead of the usual $40 (19.99 vs 39.99) and I almost picked it up. I don't have a supercomputer, but I'm wondering if it is a fun game at all. Is it worth getting to PLAY it? I'll have to turn down a lot of the settings anyway.

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I played through once just to see all the environments. it's pretty, but it's not THAT fun in my opinion.
 

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I liked it for about 3 hours then I stopped playing and haven't started since.
 

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Reminded me too much of Farcry. If you liked that game, you'll probably like this one as well. For the record, I thought Farcry was a pretty generic FPS.
 

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It's not the best game ever, but at that price I think it's worth it. It is a fun game. Just be aware that midway through the game it shifts from open ended to linear.
 

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Jungle, good.
everything else,not so good.

pretty.

resourse hog.
choppy on most systems, even multi-gpus.

wait until next week and buy "Crysis-Warhead" it's supposed to be easier on the computer and is essentially the same game with a different character, and 29 bucks.
 

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No , the storyline is your cookie cutter sci-fi. "Aliens have been here all along , we wake them up ,they invade" yadda yadda yadda.. "one hero is the only person to stop them" blah blah blah.

Basically they stole the idea of "The Predator" and threw in a few ideas of there own.

Characters are lack luster, A.I. is even worse , they tried to make them smart you can tell but most of the time they just end up being slopeheads.

I would wait to buy it when it hits the bargain bin.
 

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I actually enjoyed the game, though they could have really called it Farcry 2 for the most part. The last part of the game isnt' so hot, but the bulk of the game is genuinely fun to play.
 

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I thought the last level (the carrier level) was pretty epic, and not to mention it had the best visuals in the game.

I enjoyed it, for 20 bucks I would buy it definitely.

That part I can't stand. The graphics are sub-par compared to the rest of the game and it was just too linear. It just wasn't any fun for me.
 

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I thought it was pretty fun. Definitely not my favorite though. I'd say it's worth it for $20. It shouldn't run badly on your system either. At 1680 it should run fairly nice actually (if you don't use AA.)
 
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I thought it was pretty fun. Definitely not my favorite though. I'd say it's worth it for $20. It shouldn't run badly on your system either. At 1680 it should run fairly nice actually (if you don't use AA.)


Yea, for the most part I have the same build as you (the OP), and I run it at 1680x1050 on high settings with one of the mods that gives the look of very high settings, its beautiful.
 

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I actually enjoyed the game, though they could have really called it Farcry 2 for the most part.

Except that Ubisoft owns the name. But it is a sequel to Farcry no matter what the name is. I thought it was pretty good. Just like Farcry, but newer and shinier.
 

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Eye candy is fun for me.

Me too actually. I have different standards for different types of games. Some need a great story, some need complex and engaging game play, some need nothing more than fancy graphics and twitchy accurate shooting, etc. etc. For me though, I prefer the id style of eye candy to the CryTek variety. Though both are quite good.
 

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Crysis was the only game in the past year that I really enjoyed. It got linear, but I still load up saves and hunt the NK in the jungle. Story is lack-luster, but most are. In the end, crawling through the jungle sneaking up on Koreans is still as sick fun as it gets for me.
 

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No, not really. It's tedious and uninspired and quickly becomes Far Cry again, with the stupid aliens replacing mutants and a gimmicky suit.
 

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no its repetitive and pretty boring. Once you get to the aliens its run and gun and gets old quick. The core level with zero gravity was one of the worst levels in gaming I have ever played. its all eye candy
 

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I thought the last level (the carrier level) was pretty epic, and not to mention it had the best visuals in the game.

I enjoyed it, for 20 bucks I would buy it definitely.

Shoot big monster in mouth with rocket.............but first you gotta do a bunch of other dumb stuff............meh.

Jungle = good. Pretty scenery.
rest is not so good.
Jungle was fun, though.
Korean soldiers = losers.
 

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I thought it was good fun, the alien floating around bit got old pretty quickly though. But for the most part I enjoyed it. Was a bit frustrating trying to get it running well.
 

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I enjoyed Crysis; I played through twice. Had I purchased it for the full retail price, I'm not sure I would have been completely satisfied...

Sometimes the AI seemed good but I actually watched it do more stupid things on Delta than other difficulty settings.

One time 5 Korean soldiers all walked to investigate the same point of interest at the same time from different angles. They all got there, bumped heads, and fell to the ground.

In my opinion, it's a decent game. Get it second hand and get a custom configuration.
 

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Crysis is the first game in the last 2 years that I played from beginning to end.

It's also the only FPS that Ive gone back to, to play over again.

It's not only the best looking game ever made, but it's also damned fun.
 

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No it is not a good game.

The enemy AI sucks, enemies take too many bullets to down, enemies don't react well to damage, damage is not displayed on enemies, the frame rates you start with at the beginning of the game will turn into a slide show near the end, and the alien levels are horrible.

Its a hell of a tech demo .. but not much more. Cough Doom 3 Cough.
 

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Overall Crysis was a big 'Meh' for me. The graphics where pretty, but the gameplay could use some polish. I mean, the guns were glorified peashooter and it takes an incredible amount of bullets just to take down one guy (non alien). It's not like in CoD4 where you can actually feel the prowess of the guns. The "open" world is not really that open. The enemies were are stupid at best and annoying at worst. Overall, if you're the type that likes graphic over gameplay, get this. If not, than you could be doing better things with that $20.
 

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Any game in which it takes up to seven shots from an AK to the head to kill someone is wank, as far as I'm concerned.

Other aspects of Crysis that slot it into the Wank category:

- Touting itself as open, when in reality the corridors are a bit wider with some trees in
- Stupid suit that really only serves to entertain you a bit by letting you punch shacks down or cloak for five seconds
- Aliens that take a magazine from an assault rifle, three or four shotgun shots, a couple of punches in strength mode and being run over with a truck to kill, delivered in groups of three at a time
- The most retarded flight controls/sequence in anything ever
- The fact that the AI seems to have been modelled on someone with a mental condition
- The fact that anything you come across that's designed to make the suit worthwhile, i.e.: stacks of logs by the side of a road that are conveniently sited in the path of a Korean patrol don't fucking work and end up pootling impotently down a slight incline towards the oblivious AI
- The fact that the first part, which was bloody excellent, quickly got replaced with dicking about inside a mountain with some robotic squids and a gay escort mission, topped off with a broken and tedious boss fight before a stupid, unrewarding cliffhanger ending which is full of shit and gay and spunk.

If warhead is just the killing-koreans-in-small-towns-and-taking-down-tanks-in-cool-ways part, I'll buy it. Only, I know it isn't, so I won't, and will pee on anyone I meet that does.
 

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I enjoyed Farcry and the Crysis demo so I'm expecting to enjoy it (at least until my system starts to drag). I never pay full price for a game that won't have more hours of gaming than should be realistically expected (orange box, cod4, etc). I've got a used copy on the way for $18 shipped but I'd take a brand new one for $20 definitely.

It won't be STALKER good, but it will be entertaining and its the kind of game a good collection needs in its company.
 

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The thing with Crysis is, you gotta make it fun yourself. If you do the same ol' same ol' you do in every other game, then yeah, it gets repetitive quickly. If you're a creative gamer and actually take advantage of Crysis' physics and powers, its a damn fun game.
 

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another thing..I found the game alot easier on hard and Delta then it actually was on easy
 

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Crysis good points
-graphics
-sandbox gameplay
-nano suit and weapons

Crysis bad points
-AI
-the second half
-over using the cloak ability makes it a cake-walk
-Delta could have been more... Delta-ish

bottom line... try Crysis Warhead
 

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I'd go as far as to say that the graphics are worth your $20 and that you can get a lot of fun out of the first half (junglepart) of the game, but after this point the game devolves to a strictly linear scifi cliche and all the fun goes away (more or less)...
 

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I saw it for sale at a local place for $20 instead of the usual $40 (19.99 vs 39.99) and I almost picked it up. I don't have a supercomputer, but I'm wondering if it is a fun game at all. Is it worth getting to PLAY it? I'll have to turn down a lot of the settings anyway.

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Groundbreaking in graphics, very good gameplay, but it lacks in an original story, but then again, there are very few games that are original in the storyline. It's definitely worth playing and it has tons of replayability. I've already played some of the levels, dozens of times and it's always different. MP is fun too, with some different ideas from the usual FPS MP scheme.
 

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Any game in which it takes up to seven shots from an AK to the head to kill someone is wank, as far as I'm concerned.

Are you sure you were aiming at the head ?
I've seen this used against Crysis so many times, but I have yet to reproduce it in my gameplay...A shot in the head means instant death for my opponents...I must've got a "special" Crysis version...

Now aiming at the body, they do require lots of shots, but most of them do have thick body armor, so it's expected.
 

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Are you sure you were aiming at the head ?
I've seen this used against Crysis so many times, but I have yet to reproduce it in my gameplay...A shot in the head means instant death for my opponents...I must've got a "special" Crysis version...

Now aiming at the body, they do require lots of shots, but most of them do have thick body armor, so it's expected.

I'm sure I was hitting the head, I was watching them all impact. You get an instant kill in some sort of mystery sweet spot right on the nose or something, but the rest of their heads are made of concrete. To be fair, most modern helmets you'd expect to stop a bullet from an assault rifle, but not sodding five.
 

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I thought the actual game itself was fun and definitely worth picking up for $20.
 

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I'm sure I was hitting the head, I was watching them all impact. You get an instant kill in some sort of mystery sweet spot right on the nose or something, but the rest of their heads are made of concrete. To be fair, most modern helmets you'd expect to stop a bullet from an assault rifle, but not sodding five.

YES!!! thats the same $#17 I have been annoyed with!! I can walk straight up to someone and pop three or four shots off directly to thier head before they die!!! And thats with being RIGHT on top of them!

And then being any sort of distance away even when aiming down sights dead aim it seems that you have to hit them 10 or 12 times to take them down....

AND THEN... getting to certain areas (like the town where you have to go in and get the girl hostage) you can sit there for literally hours and just keep popping off guys one after another after another after another after another that run up and use the stationary guns! as if there are hundreds of soilders in the little town, which means you have to attempt to run and gun and risk being surrounded by a swarm of enemies that seem to come out of nowhere and take umpteen shots to each to kill, or you have to keep using the suit to stealth armour yourself and hide from point to point, because you cant use the stealth suit and shoot or your active armour turns off.

Don't even get me started on the stupid deck lmao swarms of squiggly space squids coming from nowhere, even though it was all clear a second ago, pop out of nowhere to piss you off!

Graphics kinda pissed me off too at first until I started using custom configs. Once I did the game played smooth as butter and looked pretty good. Certain things looked unbelieveable, while other things I just felt lacked somthing. Like some buildings and silos and the shipyard things just felt kinda flat and cartoony, I cant quite think of how to describe it.... like there should have been more pronounced textures to them especially from a distance.. I don't know it just felt off at times
 

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I'm sure I was hitting the head, I was watching them all impact. You get an instant kill in some sort of mystery sweet spot right on the nose or something, but the rest of their heads are made of concrete. To be fair, most modern helmets you'd expect to stop a bullet from an assault rifle, but not sodding five.

Crysis IS one shot one kill if you get a proper head shot. No two ways about it. However, the head hitbox is, like pretty much all games, shit because (like most games) you tend to hit the shoulder or neck hitbox rather than the head and when that happens the bullet stops there (rather than passing on in a line through the head hitbox) and so it doesn't 'count' as a head shot even though it blatantly is.


I've yet to play ANY game that properly and accurately rewards headshots without fucking up in this way or another like it.


Anyway, on topic, I liked Crysis, even though it ran slow on my system. I've just upgraded actually and I've been looking forward to playing it again.
 
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