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Old 11-09-07, 07:00 PM
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Crysis: Official discussion thread

Just thought you guys may want to know that Crysis has been released early. I just got an email saying the release date was moved up to today (Nov 9th) I am downloading it now from the EA website. Not sure if it is in the stores so would be interested if anyone has info on that.
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Old 11-09-07, 07:27 PM
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Official EA communication

This note was sent out by the EA Store in error, as obviously the game is not available today. The download available today is simply the pre-load.

Pre-orders from the NA EA Store will go live at 10AM on 11/14. I'm looking into availability in Europe and will confirm that once I've got it.
Sorry.

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Old 11-09-07, 07:52 PM
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I want to get Crysis, but the demo didn't run too well on my aging PC, so I probably won't get the game for a few years since I don't upgrade often.
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Old 11-09-07, 08:42 PM
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Just finished the download and found out it was only the pre-load. Oh well. Sorry for the premature post.
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Old 11-11-07, 12:47 PM
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Can't wait to play this, PCgamer scored it really high and gave it a glowing review, although I'm a bit skeptical of how high. The demo ran OK on my machine at medium-high settings and 1280x1024 resolution, I'm going to use evga's step up program to trade my recently bought 8800 gts 320mb for an 8800 gt 512 mb. It should cost little to nothing and I'm hoping it will let me run at nearly all high settings.
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Old 11-11-07, 05:04 PM
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just for your info another post showed assasins creed for 39.99 at frys.
the same ad also has crysis for 39.99.

Circuit ciy has it for 49.99 plus 10 dollar gc.

Anyway hope you get a good deal!

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Old 11-11-07, 07:13 PM
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I'll let you know in five years when I have a PC that can actually run this.

By then, hopefully, I'll be able to run Ultima IX as well.
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Old 11-12-07, 12:16 AM
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HeHe it's christmas......
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Old 11-13-07, 02:08 PM
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I must post a correction to previous post, sorry

Circuit City is $39.99 plus a $10 gift card.

Available Wednesday 14th Nov.

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Old 11-13-07, 03:35 PM
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Oh, how I wish this game was available for the Mac.
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Old 11-13-07, 03:53 PM
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Oh, how I wish this game was available for the Mac.
Jobs really has to get going on the game front, and I'd happily switch to Macs.
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Old 11-15-07, 02:54 PM
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Picked up the game yesterday. I've got it running with about half the settings at high, and the other half at very high. I think I set my rez to 1280x720. Runs pretty good. I haven't checked what the framerate is, but it's playable to me. Even on medium settings it looks awesome though. I loaded the newest nvidia beta drivers that are supposed to help with performance. Game is a lot of fun. I mostly like using camo, sneaking around for head shots. I also like sneaking up on them, grabbing them, switch to maximum strength, and then tossing them into a tree. I'm only a couple of hours in, but I'm having a lot of fun.
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Old 11-17-07, 05:36 PM
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I am a couple of hours in and this game is great. Most fun I have had with PC game since Half-life 2.
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Old 11-17-07, 10:30 PM
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So this is like Farcry? Same developers?
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Old 11-17-07, 11:40 PM
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Same developers. Kind of similar to Far Cry. This game is a little more futuristic. You have a nano-suit which lets you change between extra speed, strength, armor, or cloaking. The AI seems better than Far Cry, and the aliens are a lot more fun to fight than the mutants were.

I just finished Crysis, and it was a lot of fun. I thought this game got better, and better as it went, and I really enjoyed the second half. Unlike Far Cry, where the game went downhill a little when the mutants showed up.

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Old 11-22-07, 11:51 AM
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I can't believe people aren't talking about/playing this game. I am a PC gamer and FP shooters are my favorite genre of games. This game is likely the best game I have ever played (maybe 2nd to the Half-life). Really should check this out if you like FPS. I love the epic feel of this game.

I have been going through it pretty slowly so I have just gotten to the part where I have to fight the aliens. I actually liked the first part better, but am sure things will pick up as I get a little farther along.
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Old 11-22-07, 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Ketamine
I can't believe people aren't talking about/playing this game. I am a PC gamer and FP shooters are my favorite genre of games. This game is likely the best game I have ever played (maybe 2nd to the Half-life). Really should check this out if you like FPS. I love the epic feel of this game.

I have been going through it pretty slowly so I have just gotten to the part where I have to fight the aliens. I actually liked the first part better, but am sure things will pick up as I get a little farther along.
Are you in the cave, where you first fight them? I didn't like that part all that much. I thought it got a lot better once I was fighting them out in the open again.
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Old 11-22-07, 12:23 PM
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I'm waiting for my 8800GT to show up
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I'm waiting for my 8800GT to show up
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Old 11-22-07, 11:47 PM
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Are you in the cave, where you first fight them? I didn't like that part all that much. I thought it got a lot better once I was fighting them out in the open again.
I had just gotten out of the cave and then had to escort the guy with the malfunctioning suite. Played a little passed that and it is getting better now. The cave part wasn't horrible, it just went on a little long.
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Old 11-23-07, 12:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Ketamine
I can't believe people aren't talking about/playing this game. I am a PC gamer and FP shooters are my favorite genre of games. This game is likely the best game I have ever played (maybe 2nd to the Half-life). Really should check this out if you like FPS. I love the epic feel of this game.
I honestly think it's because the system requirements are extraordinarily high. This isn't a slam against the game so much as the truth---there aren't many people who can play the game as its meant to be played.
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Old 11-23-07, 01:02 AM
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Playing it along with COD4 MP (just finished the single player).

Man, this game is quite hard...AI is incredible as they really flank you. Great game but my only gripe is that those North Korean soldiers sure can take a lot of shots before they die. I'm playing it under "Normal" difficulty...can't imagine how difficult it would be on higher modes.
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I've been waiting until I got my graphics card set up before I jumped into Crysis. It looks like the 8800gt isn't compatible with my computer even though the 8800gts 320mb I have now works fine. A lot of early socket 939 systems are having problems with the 8800gt since it is PCIe 2.0 even though it should be backwards compatible. I was going to "step up" to the 8800gt through evga.
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Old 11-23-07, 09:35 AM
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I honestly think it's because the system requirements are extraordinarily high. This isn't a slam against the game so much as the truth---there aren't many people who can play the game as its meant to be played.
My computer is 3 years old and I am running it on medium settings without any major issues. I would love to run it on a new computer to get the full effect, but it would be a shame to miss out on this game just b/c you can't run it at max settings.
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Old 11-23-07, 09:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Cardiac161
Playing it along with COD4 MP (just finished the single player).

Man, this game is quite hard...AI is incredible as they really flank you. Great game but my only gripe is that those North Korean soldiers sure can take a lot of shots before they die. I'm playing it under "Normal" difficulty...can't imagine how difficult it would be on higher modes.
Shoot them in the head. One shot kills. Otherwise they do have ammor on to protect them.
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