Originally posted by: skace
Originally posted by: pontifex
funny. i know you seem to think that has something to do with it.
it runs fine. i don't have everything on high though. looks good enough for me, about the same as CoD4 which I play constantly. hell, even if i did run it at max for everything, it would still be a shitty game. i'm not a grpahics whore like you fanboys seem to be, because thats all you can seem to focus on.
the game is f-ing boring as hell. it has nothing to do with the graphics.
Actually, it does have to do with graphics. Not so much what you run them at, but whether your settings get smooth framerates. If the game is running sluggish you aren't going to get the same enjoyment out of it as you would a smooth game. This has nothing to do with how it looks.
But you know what, your comments keep spiraling further and further down. Not only are you posting in every single Crysis thread with plenty of negative crap, you are calling people graphics whores, fanboys, etc.
Oh and if Crysis looks "as good as CoD4" then you either have the shittiest settings in the world for Crysis, some secretly hacked CoD4 graphics settings, or a broken monitor because they are worlds apart.
I beat CoD4 and Crysis back to back on a high end machine and I really cannot think of any scenario that would make a person who enjoys FPS games enjoy 1 significantly over the other. For instance, CoD4 has a fun scenario where you attack and then subsequently defend a village on a hill, with a belltower and lots of running around. It's a fun level, but it was very similar to a lot of my village attacks in Crysis. I had the same level of enjoyment from both experiences. CoD4 gave me a cool sequences where I fired from a plane, Crysis gave me a cool sequence where I flew a VTOL through an entire island. Crysis gave me the very unique end battle and caves though, which CoD4 really doesn't have anything to compare to.
I suppose, depending on what settings you chose, Crysis might have been significantly more difficult to survive in.
Albeit, since Crysis is more free-roaming, I guess how boring it is will depend on how imaginative the player is, while CoD4 is railed, so the experience is always going to be similar. That could explain why you found one boring and the other not I suppose.
One of my favorite experiences in Crysis is when I had one of these huge trailers. They weren't really good vehicles, but the game lets you get in pretty much anything that still runs. So I grabbed this instead of a regular jeep. Anyhow, I'm driving down the road, not going exceptionally fast, but steamrolling along and the armor seems to be holding out. Theres enemies all around me, shooting out my tires and I'm losing control of the vehicle. I go barreling into an enemy building, smashing one of the walls in. Then I hop out and start running away, the guys that I drove past are all closing in on me. I start shooting at the gas tank on the truck, it blows up, blowing the entire building and several trees up around this base. Then in the chaos, I hide in some high grass by a hill and start taking people down with my silenced pistol until I've cleared the perimeter. Unfortunately, my short sightedness left me without a vehicle until the next base, but it was a fun move.
Another fun experience was when I had to infiltrate one of the more heavily defended bases. It was clear that I could simply open fire and then start picking guys off as they came to defend the area. But that seemed pretty boring, I wanted to make use of the powers. So I stealthed around the right side of the base. There was a mine field and some barbed wire. My first attempt got me blown up, it seemed the mines had some pretty odd/strict blow up radiuses and got me even with my strength jump over them, maybe I misjudged it. So I picked a better spot, and bam, success, I jumped way up there, over the mines and the barbed wire and into their base. Not a perfect plan though because I was now surrounded and someone had saw something come over the wall, investigation was now under way. So I started stealthing from 1 object to the next. I had to find spots between patrol routes where I could recharge my stealth. But finally I managed to make it to a solid spot where I could setup a whole number of deaths to happen in a row. It ended up making the whole base attack much more risky but a lot of fun and chaos.