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I will buy Crysis......and then let it sit on my shelf for months

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a b U Graphics card
November 15, 2007 4:25:51 AM

That's right, I am going to buy Crysis when it is released ( I already have it pre ordered) then I am going to tuck it away somewhere in my computer desk until........ I can play it at very high settings, using Vista at 1680x1050.

Right now no computer can really play this game with all it's glory, my computer puts forth a decent effort sustaining playable frames at all high settings in XP ( in the demo ) But I crave something more....now before you rip into me about ' it's not about the graphics it's about the gameplay' I will say that I agree. When Oblivion came out I had a mid range system. I played it at low res, no AA medium settings. I was amazed at the visuals, the game itself was incredible, I ended up putting in 250 logged hours into my character. Later in the year when I upgraded my system I wanted to play it again in all of it's visual glory! Needless to say I couldn't do it, I was so bored of Oblivion, that even the pretty graphics couldn't keep me sitting there playing the actual game. I would find myself loading up the game to show friends how great the game looked, and then never actually played it anymore.

Now that we see reviews telling us that this game is not only a visual masterpiece, but an excellent story and FPS I have sworn to not play the game until I can enjoy the gameplay AND the graphics at the same time, other wise it would be a waste of time. Yes, the game looks nice now, but why not wait until new High end GPUS are released to play the game, does anybody else share my views ?
November 15, 2007 4:26:43 AM

sounds like something i would do. :o 
a b U Graphics card
November 15, 2007 4:28:39 AM

CrossfireX?
November 15, 2007 4:32:37 AM

I am waiting for new hardware ( CPUs..GPUs.. MBs ) before I play Crysis for the same reasons. I have always played games as soon as they come out and have never had a PC to be able to play them maxed out. I want to play Crysis on a 24 screen with all the bells and firecrackers turned up! And a lot of other games .. GoW..CoD4 and others...
a b U Graphics card
November 15, 2007 4:36:46 AM

Nice to see someone with my point of view! I am sick of having to re-play games just to see what they could have looked like visually the first time I played it. And let's face it when you play a comp. game it is always better the first time around, esp. a FPS. This maybe is not so for RTS tho. THose can be enjoyed time and time again I suppose.
November 15, 2007 4:43:35 AM

Sounds good. But you could wait to buy it.... just buy it when you get the hardware to play it. It should be cheaper by then. At least a little bit. So.. it'll save you a little money.
November 15, 2007 4:45:04 AM

Fair enough, but if you wait until the hardware catches up, then the game will be cheap!
November 15, 2007 4:50:37 AM

Me thinks CPU's are up to Crysis quite easily ATM, and by the start of '08 (which aint that far) there will be an affordable gfx solution to match.
I think the 8800GT's perform quite will and the new G92 GTS is set to beat it easily.

So dont stress little buddy ;) 
U would probably complete it 2-3 times anyway :) 
a b U Graphics card
November 15, 2007 4:53:33 AM

I always have to replay games coz I always own last-gen hardware.
November 15, 2007 9:32:58 AM

i will be lazy. and wait for the price to come down some lol. i already got my game for the month. comapny of hero's opposing Front's which is a awesome game btw. i wonder what game i will get for next month
November 15, 2007 9:37:37 AM

If I was plannin on waiting for a new system to play a game I would wait for the new system to come in then buy the game, as the game would be likely to go down in price in the interval. Just me :D 
a c 130 U Graphics card
November 15, 2007 9:38:43 AM

OR You could always rip through it now on easy and do it again properly when the graphics are up to par :) 
My take on it would be to wait to buy it by the time you can play it as you would wish to Crysis will most likley be in the 2 for £/$20 section.
Mactronix
November 15, 2007 10:20:52 AM

Don't go by the fps in the demo..the final retail release of crysis is a lot more optimised plus Nvidia release beta drivers for it.
At high settings in XP at 1680x1050 I'm varying between 30-40fps and averaging around 35fps.
This is about 10fps higher than I was getting in the demo and the game is well playable.
a b U Graphics card
November 15, 2007 10:56:18 AM

why not buy crysis at the same time you upgrade for the gfx1800gtx/hd5900xt, that would save you money. who knows maybe by that time crysis will go along as a bundled software... saving you big bucks eh?

i myself did the same thing with far cry, i just played it 2 months ago (in its full glory, i borrowed that game for my 5700 and turned it down) haha. and dang, i can smell the leaves in the forest and feel the rocks on the beach. sweeeeeet!
November 15, 2007 1:58:41 PM

Yet another load of crap about how rubbish crysis is because their rig cant play it..


How about, try waiting for longer then like 2days after it was released? Both nvidia AND crytek are going to release patches! Please stop wasting your lives complaining when its not even optimized yet. It's not GPU limited as a lot of ppl say.. it doesn't even use the CPU yet! Its not programmed too! Its EXTREMLY cpu limited..

It barely uses 2 cores...


Just wait for it to be optimized before stressing about it..
November 15, 2007 2:25:35 PM

I've decided not to get it either. Wait one quarter.
November 15, 2007 2:46:27 PM

All I can say is Microsoft got you.
November 15, 2007 3:29:56 PM

I was going to buy it, but have decided to wait until a new card comes out and is able to run it properly. Even my overclocked 8800GTX isn't cutting it. :( 
a c 143 U Graphics card
November 15, 2007 3:58:52 PM

What, even if you play it at 1280x1024?
November 15, 2007 4:24:28 PM

Annisman said:
That's right, I am going to buy Crysis when it is released ( I already have it pre ordered) then I am going to tuck it away somewhere in my computer desk until........ I can play it at very high settings, using Vista at 1680x1050.



If anybody cares i am doing the same thing for Crysis 2 and COD 5. Oh and i am not going to wait till there cheaper either ill buy them when there released just so i can show my support to the developer and my hatred of money.
November 15, 2007 4:37:35 PM

Just wait until it becomes cheaper. New games are about £25 in the UK online, but you can usually pick up 6 month old games for £15 or less.
November 15, 2007 4:59:52 PM

aevm said:
What, even if you play it at 1280x1024?

It'll be fine at higher then that..
November 15, 2007 5:02:58 PM

I think I'm ready to order Doom 2!
a c 143 U Graphics card
November 15, 2007 5:13:49 PM

Hatman said:
It'll be fine at higher then that..


Yeah, I think so. I just saw a benchmark showing 8800GTX at 1600x1200 getting about 30 fps.
November 15, 2007 5:50:06 PM

It all depends on game settings.. yes its unoptimized atm I honestly can see performance going up like 20% with better drivers.. the CPU support should give an enourmous improvement alone..

But, the main problem is ppl using unnecessary settings. Seriously if they checked some things first it would be fine. Some settings take performance and make no difference.


Does actually wind me up a lot... I know it shouldn't but it really does.
November 15, 2007 6:50:27 PM

>> Right now no computer can really play this game with all it's glory

Dunno what you're talking about. I get reasonable framerates at 1920x1200 with all the eyecandy on.

OK I am running SLI'd 8800GTX's and core 2 extreme, all watercooled and OC'd, but you're wrong that no computer out there can do it.
a c 143 U Graphics card
November 15, 2007 7:01:50 PM

:lol:  :lol:  :lol: 

Yeah, right, but machines like yours are less than 1%, I guess. If they don't do something for the rest of us they'll sell much fewer copies than they hope. Heck, I paid 3K for my box last summer and it's already obsolete???

November 15, 2007 7:22:42 PM

Why the truck doesnt someone just post some benchiez in a simplified format. Too many CPUs, too many GPUs, too many different resolutions. I would love a website that has drop down menus so I can choose my components, plug in my AA prefs, and get a FPS answer, so I can see if its worth buying the game now. If not, wait!

Im not buying it. People with 8800 GTXs are not getting good performance. My rig will suck and I dont want to spoil the game. Assasins creed here I come.
November 15, 2007 7:52:20 PM

niz said:
>> Right now no computer can really play this game with all it's glory

Dunno what you're talking about. I get reasonable framerates at 1920x1200 with all the eyecandy on.

OK I am running SLI'd 8800GTX's and core 2 extreme, all watercooled and OC'd, but you're wrong that no computer out there can do it.

It doesnt support quad core yet and SLI hardly show any improvement whatsoever.

So while no computer can do it atm, that doesnt mean to say that computer cant do it in the next few weeks.


Seriously.. not you niz but most of you are whiney old gits.
November 15, 2007 9:31:55 PM

>> SLI hardly show any improvement whatsoever.
Wrong. SLI makes a lot of difference. I know from first-hand experience, not something I just read somewhere.

>> So while no computer can do it atm
uhh... sure there is... mine. which I built when 8800GTX's first came out and haven't upgraded so even 11 month old top-end hardware will do it just fine.
a b U Graphics card
November 15, 2007 10:05:59 PM

It's not about the graphics, it's about the gameplay! (sorry, I just had to say it :lol: )

But seriously, if you think this game barely uses dual cores, try playing it on a single core. It's 3x slower.
November 15, 2007 10:09:13 PM

Annisman said:
That's right, I am going to buy Crysis when it is released ( I already have it pre ordered) then I am going to tuck it away somewhere in my computer desk until........ I can play it at very high settings, using Vista at 1680x1050.

Right now no computer can really play this game with all it's glory, my computer puts forth a decent effort sustaining playable frames at all high settings in XP ( in the demo ) But I crave something more....now before you rip into me about ' it's not about the graphics it's about the gameplay' I will say that I agree. When Oblivion came out I had a mid range system. I played it at low res, no AA medium settings. I was amazed at the visuals, the game itself was incredible, I ended up putting in 250 logged hours into my character. Later in the year when I upgraded my system I wanted to play it again in all of it's visual glory! Needless to say I couldn't do it, I was so bored of Oblivion, that even the pretty graphics couldn't keep me sitting there playing the actual game. I would find myself loading up the game to show friends how great the game looked, and then never actually played it anymore.

Now that we see reviews telling us that this game is not only a visual masterpiece, but an excellent story and FPS I have sworn to not play the game until I can enjoy the gameplay AND the graphics at the same time, other wise it would be a waste of time. Yes, the game looks nice now, but why not wait until new High end GPUS are released to play the game, does anybody else share my views ?


im tucking it away but going to look at it each night and cry.. :/  until i get my new pc of course in january/december whenever a new high end card comes out.. then i will be able to play Crysis at acceptable levels
November 15, 2007 10:19:44 PM

Better suggestion... play it on the crappy settings, beat it down for being crappy. Then get your new pc then stare in awe of the difference.
November 15, 2007 10:32:21 PM

ya but i may be bored by then.. i also just bought assassin's creed as well and im considering buying cod4 however im not sure if i should buy it for pc or 360
a b U Graphics card
November 16, 2007 3:32:07 PM

I just don't see why you would release a game that can't be maxxed out with current hardware....seems like a waste of time to me. Companies should focus on just topping off their graphics for the consumer to save us this kind of trouble.
November 16, 2007 4:34:29 PM

>>> I just don't see why you would release a game that can't be maxxed out with current hardware...

PLEASE READ THIS SLOWLY SO YOUR BRAIN CAN KEEP UP:
My computer is nearly a year old and it plays crysis just fine at 1920x1200 with full eyecandy. What part of that aren't you getting?

Just because YOUR hardware can't doesn't mean WE ALL can't.
November 16, 2007 4:47:34 PM

Annisman said:
That's right, I am going to buy Crysis when it is released ( I already have it pre ordered) then I am going to tuck it away somewhere in my computer desk until........ I can play it at very high settings, using Vista at 1680x1050.

Right now no computer can really play this game with all it's glory, my computer puts forth a decent effort sustaining playable frames at all high settings in XP ( in the demo ) But I crave something more....now before you rip into me about ' it's not about the graphics it's about the gameplay' I will say that I agree. When Oblivion came out I had a mid range system. I played it at low res, no AA medium settings. I was amazed at the visuals, the game itself was incredible, I ended up putting in 250 logged hours into my character. Later in the year when I upgraded my system I wanted to play it again in all of it's visual glory! Needless to say I couldn't do it, I was so bored of Oblivion, that even the pretty graphics couldn't keep me sitting there playing the actual game. I would find myself loading up the game to show friends how great the game looked, and then never actually played it anymore.

Now that we see reviews telling us that this game is not only a visual masterpiece, but an excellent story and FPS I have sworn to not play the game until I can enjoy the gameplay AND the graphics at the same time, other wise it would be a waste of time. Yes, the game looks nice now, but why not wait until new High end GPUS are released to play the game, does anybody else share my views ?


Give it a month and there'll be a patch or patches and tuned drivers from ati and vidia. Something at 3870 or 8800gt level should be able to throw crysis around quite nicely by then.
November 16, 2007 5:30:59 PM

I would suspect that someone, somewhere, has been paid a lot of money to keep the requirements for max settings in the "ZOMG!" range, purely because a hell of a lot of enthusiasts will have to buy new hardware for FPS bragging rights...
a c 143 U Graphics card
November 16, 2007 5:45:19 PM

It's not just Crysis, it's Vista too :) 

Nah, I think it's just gold-plating. That is, developers tend to keep adding cool features just because they like them, even if the product becomes bloated. Software product managers are supposed to keep this under control, but it's very hard.
November 16, 2007 5:46:06 PM

Over time your PC will never speed up.

But Crysis may

Hahahahah
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