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Whats happening with Crytek is a perfect example of what happens...

#111SneakiestNegPosted 7/13/2014 3:12:16 PM
Honestly how many people really have the hardware for games like Crysis? The specs were insane at the time. Top tier pc gaming is not that big. Make a great game that runs well on a mid level pc.
#112VeiledGenesisPosted 7/13/2014 3:31:47 PM
jernas posted...
"Crysis was THE PC game when it came out"

lol


More like THE PC game nobody could run when it came out.

I agree with your "lol".
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#113JonWood007Posted 7/13/2014 3:33:09 PM
Crysis series is pretty mediocre in general. Has insane graphics, but only average game play.
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#114tigerex777Posted 7/13/2014 3:50:14 PM
If you want to sell your engine your premier game has to be actually good. The Crysis games are dull and boring, playing like tech demos. Except Crysis 3 was actually pretty decent but not good enough imo. Unreal Engine is popular because they actually made some popular games like Gears of War and the Unreal Tournament series; Plus Unreal Engine is easy to use and even the Japanese used it a lot for their games. But like I said, you need a good premier series of games to represent and sell your graphics engine. The Crysis engine was deemed too advanced and complicated not to mention Crysis not being optimized at all when it first came out.
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#115Giblet_EnjoyerPosted 7/13/2014 4:05:29 PM
^^^Lol, there's another one!
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#116GoIrish80Posted 7/13/2014 4:13:22 PM
I agree with the OP for the most part, but I would probably word it slightly differently.

I think Crytek is what happens when some of these small time companies try to enter the big time by getting into the console world where you really need big money backings behind you to survive long term. If your games aren't huge massive successes on the consoles, you're in trouble where as games like Company of Heroes can continue to be made on PC despite not selling a ton of copies.

The console way of doing things has gone off the path. I really hope a lot of these companies realize that.
#117vega2505Posted 7/13/2014 4:32:20 PM
Since when is Crysis considered good? Up until now, it was just for graphics but the gameplay was "meh".

But then there are a lot of people who like Legend of Dragoon, too, which is a bad game and I have no idea when that happened.
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#118therickmu25Posted 7/13/2014 4:55:36 PM
Jiazhen posted...
TehPwnzerer posted...
Can you please explain to me what was remotely good about the original Crysis? I mean other than being a tech demo showing off the power of the PC. I want to know what made it a half way decent GAME.


based on your statement, any rational explanation will likely fall on deaf ears. You've already made up your mind.


I found the story and world to be very interesting. On top of having good gunplay, super powers, and the best graphics available.
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#119Giblet_EnjoyerPosted 7/13/2014 5:30:43 PM
vega2505 posted...
Since when is Crysis considered good? Up until now, it was just for graphics but the gameplay was "meh".

But then there are a lot of people who like Legend of Dragoon, too, which is a bad game and I have no idea when that happened.

Since its Metacritic score was calculated, I guess.

http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/crysis
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#120CommonJoePosted 7/13/2014 6:14:08 PM
The first Crysis was a good game. Not great, but good.

And the reason was because it was a good sandbox. And not just a physics sandbox either. While the game was based around corridors, the fact the corridors for most of the game were gigantic for the time effectively made it almost feel open world.

Instead of super narrow corridors where Objective A has one may be two paths open to it, you have very large corridors (with the limits being only being mountains or deep ocean) with dozens of different paths to Objective A, with multiple options for taking out enemies.

Granted, during the latter half of the game this becomes less of a focus, but even so.
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