Thursday, March 3, 2011
My first Crysis 2 Multiplayer experience
Here it is - my first Crysis 2 multiplayer experience like I promised.
So basicly the game is just a remake of the popular Call of Duty style multiplayer. You spawn, you run around looking for enemies, you shoot, you get killstreaks. There are 3 perks, customisable weapons and so on. It's another run'n'gun, but with some interesting features. For example nanosuits. Altrough maximum armor isn't much of a protection and in my view it's useless(few more shots than usual and your dead), but invisibility and maximum power are pretty interesting features to make the gameplay more interesting. You can ambush your enemies, jump sky high and then stomp the ground (could work pretty well in Domination kind of gameplay) and other stuff.
Anyway Crysis is popular because of its stunning graphics. First Crysis had a beutifuly detailed landscape and lighting effects. Crysis 2 also has beutifuly detailed world, but it's just not that anymore. Blown to pieces New York City does not look as stunning as green, live, palm rich island. Also the lighting effects in Crysis 2 are too strong. As you can see in the video light comming from the sun is too damn strong. It's way too overlighted. Sometimes I even can't see s***. I almost need sunglasses to play it. Another "special" effect that is overdone is motion blur. All the animations look terrific in Crysis 2, but they are way too blurry. I mean, all the damn game is way too blurry. You can't see that in the video, but as you'll play it for yourself you will notice it. Basicly the game doesn't look as sharp as the first Crysis did.
My PC performance actually was better than I expected. Mostly it ran smoothly and without any fps issues. Of course there were some fps drops here and there, but it's not that bad. Fps were 50-35 on Very High or as Crytek likes to call it now - Hardcore. Yeah the graphical settings are no longer so customisable. Now the settings are split in 3 parts - gamer, advanved, hardcore. If you ask me, awkward thing to do. Every gamer likes the standart settings, why did they have to mess it up? To excel from the others? I don't know.
Well that was my gameplay and graphics review. Thanks for reading!