Yesterday I bought Crysis, and World in Conflict for that matter - half price from GameStation woowee! But in this post I'm focusing on Crysis.
I refer to stevenscott14's recent blog when I say I agree that I thought this game would be bland and uninteresting. Every single video I watched of it put me off due to the rubbish frame rate, but I now realise why all the videos play at 5fps, even the world's fastest computer will struggle to render all the lush scenery and record a fraps video of what's happening on screen.
So down to my first impressions.
I feel like I'm repeating myself now, seeing as I just wrote a blog about it (here), so I'll try and make this one slightly different. Well first I'll say I've been playing the demo for the past week and messing with the settings to get the best frame rate to gameplay ratio, if that's what you'd call it. I can use all the hacked DX10 settings without slow down apart from the Shaders, which I have to play on medium. The very high shader settings do work mind you, though only at a lowly 4fps.
I'm going through it on the Delta difficulty setting as that's the only fun way in my eyes. The Koreans are good enemies, I've been killed by them many many times so far, but they haven't made me bored yet. I enjoy the 'sandbox shooter' as I like to replay the different situations in different ways. I must admit I sometimes bypass entire sections, though to my credit only when I've had my fill of unsuccessfully blowing up 17 Koreans with a rocket launcher only to see them all turn around and shoot me in the head.
The rest of the time (when I'm not experimenting with rocket launchers and Koreans) I tend to wander aimlessly through the jungles, checking out the scenery and occasionally chuckin' the very high detail shaders on so I can take a few piccies. I've uploaded a few of them to my flickr album if you'd like to take a look.
I can't really say much more, I'm only on the 3rd level, and I've been playing it for 5 hours, so I can't reveal my experiences with the ice levels or fighting against the alien buggers cos I just ain't that far in.