Excerpt: Before Crytek released Crysis on the PC in 2007, the development team had acknowledged their intent: to create a game so demanding of users' hardware that most high-end PCs at the time probably wouldn't be able to handle the game at maximum settings.
Excerpt: Back in its horsepower-pushing heyday, Crysis was notorious for being the game you could only run on the most tricked-out PC rigs. Four years and one sequel later, it's available on consoles as a budget download sporting a new engine.
Conclusion: Crysis on a console always seemed like a joke, but leave it to Crytek to take the task seriously. Content that didn't work was cut, a sensible controller scheme was implemented, and the visuals aren't too dissimilar from its recent sequel.
Excerpt: debuted on the PC back in 2007, and the hype surrounding the game’s graphical prowess is legendary. For the most part, the game delivered the goods and those running fast computers saw the best-looking production of the generation.
Excerpt: Back in 2007, Crysis felt like a game from the future. Running on a top-spec rig, no other game could compete. Hell, very few PCs could even run it at anything above medium settings, and even today the game is still being modded and tweaked to look more impressive.
Excerpt: In case you’ve been completely oblivious as to the happenings in the world of PC gaming for the past 20 months or so, Crysis is the title which was supposed to set the new standard for this generation of PC games.
Excerpt: Lest we forget: don’t judge books by their covers and don’t judge games by their graphics. Well, just their graphics. There’s no denying the tour de force of visual yum-yum that Crysis brings to the table.
Excerpt: Vor über vier Jahren erschien „Crysis“ für den heimischen Computer und löste eine mittelschwere Grafikrevolution aus. Denn bis heute gilt das Spiel als das hardware-hungrigste Stück Software auf dem Markt.
Pros: Wir können es nicht anders sagen: Die – später eingefrorene – Insel von „Crysis“ sieht noch immer stark aus. Zwar ist die Grafikqualität auf der PlayStation 3 lange nicht auf dem Niveau eines aufgebohrten PCs. Doch wir haben in den vergangenen Monaten bereits weitaus hässlichere Landschaften und ...
Conclusion: Nonostante i quattro anni sul groppone, Crysis è invecchiato decisamente bene. Anche se alcuni piccoli difetti oggi sono più evidenti, come dei cali di ritmo notevoli (la parte nelle caverne in particolare), o le ultime battute in cui viene sacrificata la flessibilità di gioco in favore di scontri...