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A little disappointed but July is busy enough anyway with F1 2020 and Ghost of Tsushima 

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Wow, it really is far cry with aliens and a cold-snap...
 

I had no idea. I came in at crysis2, on 360. I don’t think I ever had a pc beefy enough for the original, my last build was an AMD X2 3800 with an E-VGA 7950GTO.

 

Which I got shot of in 2011.

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34 minutes ago, SeanR said:

Wow, it really is far cry with aliens and a cold-snap...
 

I had no idea. I came in at crysis2, on 360. I don’t think I ever had a pc beefy enough for the original, my last build was an AMD X2 3800 with an E-VGA 7950GTO.

 

Which I got shot of in 2011.

It’s better than any Far Cry game though, just because of the amazing tactics the nanosuit allows. If you haven’t played it, I really recommend it.

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It's a shame they didn't update the animations, got that proper 2007 jank going on. Gonna pass on this I think.

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24 minutes ago, JPL said:

It’s better than any Far Cry game though, just because of the amazing tactics the nanosuit allows. If you haven’t played it, I really recommend it.

Yes, quite. I just mean the tropical island setting. Make a nice change from New York, and... New York.

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1 hour ago, SeanR said:

Wow, it really is far cry with aliens and a cold-snap...
 

I had no idea. I came in at crysis2, on 360. I don’t think I ever had a pc beefy enough for the original, my last build was an AMD X2 3800 with an E-VGA 7950GTO.

 

Which I got shot of in 2011.

 

Crysis came out on 360 in between 2 and 3, so you always had that as an option.

 

It's a superb game.

 

 

 

It's a superb two thirds of a game.

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23 hours ago, Matt Defis said:

Why release it for PC when we can just get the original game, add a few mods and it'll look just the same, seems like a cash grab to me.

 

I think the developers at the time tried to anticipate future cpu and/or gpu iterations but that didn't quite work out so Crysis doesn't run quite so well on modern PC's.  I guess this remaster is a way to optimise it for today's hardware.  I probably explained this completely wrong so here's the experts:

 

 

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Aren't there a bunchy of mods out there though that fix this kinda stuff? I could be pissing into the wind here, haven't played it in maybe 8 years.

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I've always had the impression that Crysis never really worked; at launch it was made to run best for hypothetical PCs that didn't quite exist yet, skip forward to years later and I couldn't even fullscreen the thing effectively on tech way beyond what it was intended for. I'm glad more PC games don't try and futureproof themselves, it's as futile as futureproofing the hardware they run on. 

 

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Yep, what @Rob Rule said. They've got the rights back from EA to their franchise. EA seem to have done what they always do: shutter a franchise if they can't be arsed.

 

Now Crytek finally own their own game, they're fixing the base problem that the original's a Ferrari with a Mini Metro engine. The new engine will run the thing with far less overhead and strain. The game has really never sold as widely as it deserved because of the original game engine's major flaws.

 

Also, presumably, it's a testbed for the next Crysis game now they a) have their rights back and b) a suitable engine for producing it on :)

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In very faint praise, EA do seem to finally let go of franchises that they're done with, like Strangers Wrath. Plenty of companies refuse to give up anything and EA need the money the least. 

 

Square Enix were good with Hitman, too. 

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I’d love them to do a new Crysis in the vein of the original. I never played the sequels, but they weren’t supposed to be very good, were they?

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They were just very different and extremely linear, they're more like Crysis after you get out of the alien ship.

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2 hours ago, Matt Defis said:

Aren't there a bunchy of mods out there though that fix this kinda stuff? I could be pissing into the wind here, haven't played it in maybe 8 years.

 

Nah, you can't really mod a fundamental engine design without basically doing a full source port. 

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Going by this video, I doubt I'll be bother with the remaster. Most of the changes look worse :( 

 

 

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So it's probably true that they've lazily ported the 360 XBLA version up instead of making the high quality PC original run well on multicore machines? What a disappointment, graphics do not a game make but if you're talking about fucking Crysis it's a damn important element of the equation. At the very least don't make it look worse if the budget dev studio you hired doesn't have the chops to make it look better.

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On 02/07/2020 at 13:37, JPL said:

I’d love them to do a new Crysis in the vein of the original. I never played the sequels, but they weren’t supposed to be very good, were they?

 

Shit compared to the original but Warhead is amazing, better than the first game. 2 and 3 don't even feel like the same series.

 

The remastered version looks horrible, probably still plays like a dream but I'd rather remember it for how it was.

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So this is basically just the Switch running the PC game at fairly low to medium setting at a max 720p? I mean I suppose it's cool to say that a handheld can run Crysis but it's a pretty poor remaster. Looks about what my 4870 1GB used to run it at in 2009.

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34 minutes ago, amc said:

So this is basically just the Switch running the PC game at fairly low to medium setting at a max 720p? I mean I suppose it's cool to say that a handheld can run Crysis but it's a pretty poor remaster. Looks about what my 4870 1GB used to run it at in 2009.

 

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Oh if I had never played it it would be a lot of fun to play on a Switch. But I already have it with Origin and my PC can smash it to pieces. For anyone who only has access to a Switch it'll be worth a punt but from that video it's looking less like a remaster and more of a port.

 

If you would have told me I'd be able to play Crysis on a handheld I'd have said "are you fucking nuts, what year do you think this is, 2020?"

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On 02/07/2020 at 14:12, Rob Rule said:

I've always had the impression that Crysis never really worked; at launch it was made to run best for hypothetical PCs that didn't quite exist yet, skip forward to years later and I couldn't even fullscreen the thing effectively on tech way beyond what it was intended for. I'm glad more PC games don't try and futureproof themselves, it's as futile as futureproofing the hardware they run on. 

 

 

I dont recall having any issues playing Crysis when it launched and I didn't have a particular powerful pc at the time. I had a mid-end GPU and the game ran just fine. Of course I couldn't play on Ultra but I'm pretty sure I had everything on high and it was a very enjoyable experience. 

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Yeah course, loads of people ran it fine. I'm talking globally, though - I did a fair whack of research to fix some problems I had when I came to it late, and it seemed to be infamous for its technical finickiness and never really had a golden era of hardware where it worked as intended for everyone. Problems with Windows 8, problems on 64 bit machines. For possibly its most notorious issue - the inconsistent fullscreen on/off - disabling v-sync and toggling Alt+Enter a few times fixed it on most machines. I got it working eventually editing a .dll file but it'd still intermittently boot up in high res and ignore the monitor parameters on an Nvidia card, meaning you'd see an 8th of a screen. Also widely reported online. I had friends who gave up trying to run it around the same time (a Steam sale, probably) but that's more anecdotal amongst a few people so I won't focus on that. It's a great game that is often unfairly assumed to be just a tech demo, but its technical foibles are myriad and I'm a bit jealous of those with machines that played nice with it first time. 

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When it launched I had an Nvidia 7900 GS 256Mb in my laptop and it ran but not very well, just about playable, my old desktop 9800 Pro, forget about it. But cards came fairly quickly that could do it justice, the 8000 series from Nvidia then the 40XX ATI etc. It definitely took a few generations of cards to be able to turn it all up to shit hot standards though. And as has been said I think Crytek didn't bank on multi-core CPUs too much so a fast Pentium 4 could play it as good as any dual-core.

 

Anyway, it's nice to have it on Switch but it definitely seems to be a port but we'll see.

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Ahhh yeah, well remembered, you're right. I recall the multi-core interruption being another thing written about. All of these 'old era of PC gaming' quirks help demand a PC remaster of Crysis that just runs in line with the comparatively mainstream and stable PC gaming platform that exists today. This era of PC gaming, where even obscure PS2 JRPGS are being ported by Japanese studios, is the best the PCs ever had imo, even if I do miss the personal satisfaction from the days of tinkering and troubleshooting to play impenetrable stuff made just for the hardcore PC market. 

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10 hours ago, amc said:

So this is basically just the Switch running the PC game at fairly low to medium setting at a max 720p? I mean I suppose it's cool to say that a handheld can run Crysis but it's a pretty poor remaster. Looks about what my 4870 1GB used to run it at in 2009.

Compare it to the last gen ports, from that snippet it looks better than those. Which is cool. 

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360/PS3 ports? Oh yeah I'm not knocking the achievement. No being disingenuous about Crysis on a handheld in my previous posts. It's a boss game and deffo a 'what a time to be alive' moment to be playing Crysis on a handheld, and a decent looking one at that. 

 

It's just when they proclaim a remaster I'm hoping for updates to textures etc. It's really just the boring conversation of what constitutes a remake a remaster a port blah blah blah. Crysis with its propensity for single core CPUs etc probably adds another layer to that, maybe it is a remaster depending on how much work goes into putting it onto multi core machines, lots of rewritten code whatever. Fuck knows.

 

Anyway I don't want to shit up the thread with tech talk, the game is well worth a play today, I had a run through on PC a short while back and it's still a great game. And hopefully this release can iron out the battleship/aircraft carrier and alien level, which always bombed technically on my older machines. Never replayed up to that point on my Origin copy (although I did manage to finish the game with one PC iteration or another back in the day).That would be a sight to behold on a handheld.

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