well honestly, looking at the short draw distance, it seems like CryEngine 3 is trying to fake CryEngine 2 so the game gets a lot of hype for having really good graphics, which it does, for a console game. it'll be interesting to see the frame rate on everyone's xboxs/ps3's because they don't seem to optimize code very well
@Thefox14, totally correct, it wasn't supposed to be a console game at all. I'm sure it wouldn't have been hard to port it to the xbox 360 but they didn't because in my opinion, the point of crysis was to make it so hard to run, people competed to get better fps, causing it to become popular.
the point of crysis was to make it so hard to run, people competed to get better fps, causing it to become popular.
1. i highly doubt crytek sat around and said lets make a game that cripples hardware, that's the key to high sales!
2. crysis, as a game, is one of the best FPS PC games in a while. I enjoyed it, as did many other people from its reviews.
3. in medium - high levels, crysis is very playable, enjoyable, and a good looking game.
you're right they didn't say that. My point was it got very famous because of the challenge of maxing it out. I realize that it's still very good looking at medium and fun, i've played the demo (was too cheap to go out and get something that i can't run too good )
remember cryengine 3 will be focused to run on consoles (where the vast majority of games will be sold).
The question becomes will the game run like FEAR 2 or Fallout 3 on the PC, where it runs vastly superior to the console cousin and can easily be maxed out. Or will it run like GTA IV where they said have fun running this crap on superior tech just to get it to the console level.