Oh I assumed that the OP was basing his opinion on fact.
What nonsense. The GTX 480 isn't a "solution" to anything except cold bedrooms in the winter. It's a bloated, inefficient lawnmower that's nearly as much of a failure as NVIDIA's previous FX series was.
Lame article based on a false premise. There are plenty of games that push graphics cards, Crysis 2 will probably be just as much a benchmark in 2010 as Crysis was in 2007, and ATI's 58xx series that's been out for 6 months now is already plenty capable of doing everything that the GTX 480 won't do for another couple weeks, without requiring a new power supply and an extra $100/month for your electric bill to support it.
oh look, consoles ruin Crysis 2
Wow that screenshot looks horrible.
Ugh more nextgen brown
I just heard that Richard K. Morgan is writing the story to this.
Yeah and he is pretty outspoken about how Halo's story sucks.
...like I said before, we were trying to craft a Halo-killer, you know a product that would squarely go after what Bungie built with our partners at Crytek. So the Crysis 2 product is spectacular, very high-end, and is going to be a multi-year franchise...
Wait, do some people actually think that halo's (in game, ie not some novel you read in the halo universe) story is good? It wasn't bad of course, but it likely doesn't even stand up to Bungie's flagship fps series...
halo had a story?
I remember Halo 1 as a fps game with a decent story.
You need to remember that Halo came in 2001, when a good amount of FPS were still a straightforward affair, without emphasis in characters or plot, focused more in shooting things.
The Crysis franchise doesn't need a good story. It needs good gameplay.
What was wrong with the gameplay in crysis 1?
The gameplay was the same, you just didn't like the content which of course is based on opinion.
I enjoyed a number of the alien sections. The only one i really didnt like was the one where you fly some dropship, but then i don't like flight sim type stuff. I think if you were killing koreans the whole game it would have got kind of old. The alien stuff was pretty interesting and was presented well generally, in my opinion.
But then i also didn't hate panzerkleins in silent storm either, so i'm not a modern day stuff only purist.
oh and the battleship level was one of my favorite. That might have been in the expansion though.
I thoroughly disliked having North Koreans with a semblance of artificial smarts replaced by aliens whose improved survivability, firepower and speed in no way made up for the fact that they were dumber than shit. Just as in Far Cry, it changed the gameplay, and not for the better.
While I'm a realism snob, I don't mind the Crysis sci fi elements since it's a sci fi game. But what the franchise needs more than anything is even more freedom of movement and even more micro- and macro level AI tactical prowess.