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    Over all they gave it a 9.4,still seems a little too much like farcry for me to buy it.

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    It kind of annoys me, how PC game developers make high-graphics quality games that my computer doesn't have a snowballs chance in Hell of playing. I had to play Call of Duty 2 on low texture to reduce slowdown.
    Medal of Honor Pacific Assault, a game older than my computer gave my computer slowdown, and that sucked.
    So far, my PS3 is my graphics powerhouse. I haven't been playing it lately though.

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    Originally posted by savior2006:
    It kind of annoys me, how PC game developers make high-graphics quality games that my computer doesn't have a snowballs chance in Hell of playing. I had to play Call of Duty 2 on low texture to reduce slowdown.
    Medal of Honor Pacific Assault, a game older than my computer gave my computer slowdown, and that sucked.
    So far, my PS3 is my graphics powerhouse. I haven't been playing it lately though.
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    I played it for 5 1/2 hours last night, and so far I'm having a blast. The phrase "Far Cry with better graphics" is a legitimate summation of the game, but they seemed to have improved on Far Cry in most ways. The only thing truly new is the suit, and that at least gives you a legitimate reason to be able to take on an army by yourself.

    You can add silencers to most weapons (can't silence the shotgun or the sniper rifle so far), and the enemy doesn't have the ability to see through grass or light foliage like they did in Far Cry. This makes sneaking around work, and I'm really feeling like a Special Forces operative as a result. The enemy will try to flank you, they will flush you out of cover with grenades, they will use cover when it's available, and mostly they act pretty smart.

    I have not yet made it to the alien ship, so my fights thus far have been against the Koreans only. They will occasionally do stupid things, but those have been the exception rather than the rule.

    In fact, the funniest stupidities I've run across seem to have been the result of unanticipated situations. If two patrol vehicles are going through the same area, they go around each other. Once, I ran across one of those patrol vehicles that had tried to pass another but hit a tree, because a tree just happened to be there when it swung wide. It wouldn't back up, but kept trying to go forward. As soon as they became aware that I was near, they hopped out to engage me, but wouldn't get out of the vehicle until then. Another time one had crashed into a barricade in the same circumstance; it had ridden up on the barricade and become stuck with the engine on fire. They sat in the vehicle until it exploded.

    I had a wonderful set-piece battle in a village last night. I was supposed to get into this village, because one of the research team was being held there, rescue the hostage and escort the hostage out. I used stealth to make my way around the flank, climbed up the mountainside and came down behind the defenses, then moved around to the back. Using the cloak ability and moving from concealment to concealment, I stalked and killed all the soldiers in the rear of the camp. Once I had the escape route clear, I moved into the building where the hostage was held, killed a few more soldiers inside and on the roof, then rescued the hostage. This triggered the arrival on reinforcements including two tanks. I was tasked with destroying those tanks, but unfortunately the village was now swarming with soldiers too. I killed over 40 soldiers in the course of that fight. I had to fight for a bit, cloak and move to a new location, hide to let energy recover, fight some more, then repeat. Eventually I was able to get to a point where I could hit the tanks in the rear with the missile launcher and kill them, then clean up the soldiers. It was an exciting time.

    I can't give you a full review as I haven't finished it, but if you liked the first part of Far Cry you'll like the first part of Crysis.
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    Well im goin over my friends tonight, he owns a music studio so he can afford a Crysis PC aka 54,000 dollars, Ill just beat the game on his rig then prolly never want to play it again.

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    Let's see here, what have I paid for the computer? I built it myself, by the way.

    Case: $40
    Power supply: $100
    Motherboard: Abit UL8, $100
    Processor: Athlon X2 4800+ Socket 939, $280
    Memory: 2x 1 gig OCZ PC3200 DDR ram at 3-3-3-6 timing, $200
    Hard drives: 2x Western Digital 120 gig ATA133 drives, $170
    Video Card: eVGA Geforce 6800GS CO modded into a 6800 Ultra, $220
    Sound Card: SoundBlaster Audigy 2, $70
    Optical drive 1: Sony 16x DVD, $25
    Optical drive 2: NEC 16x DVD±R RW drive, $60


    That's $1265 plus shipping. I can't run it on high, in fact I'm running at 1024x768 with most settings on medium, but it still looks good and is playable. I could build a far better computer for less money now.
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    I built mine as well, early last year.

    Case and PSU: $80
    Motherboard: Abit AN8 Ultra 120$
    Processor (My bottleneck): AMD 3500+ Oc'd to 2.5 ghz 200$
    Memory: 2g Corsair XMS PC3200 200$
    Hard Drive: 1 80gb Hitachi, 1 250gb WD 140$
    Video Card: eVGA 7800 GTX 256mb OC'd 480/1300 400$ (bought it when it was new...mistake) XD
    Optical Drive: Lite On DVD/DVDRW 40$

    1180$ Total. At the time it was a good deal XD

    I keep wanting to upgrade to a X2 4800, I cant find 939 sockets anywhere though! Ill just have to ebay it or something, ill eventually get that 8800GT 512mb, that thing is a steal practically. But yeah, I can do Crysis on all med. @ 1280x1024, but my friend has a X2 6400 and a AMD 2900XT, ill play on his rig XD

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    Socket 939 has been discontinued; everything is socket AM2 now, which requires DDR2 memory. I got my 4800+ when the price dropped. It's the last of the dual 1 meg L2 cache processors in that series, which went from $630 to $280 when Intel released the Conroe processors.

    I'd personally recommend the 8800GS if you're going to snag a video card, it outperforms the GT and costs less than $50 more. I still have an AGP motherboard, so my next upgrade will be a complete rebuild.
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    I think you might be getting confused with the 8600GT and GS, nvidia has not released a 8800GS to my knowledge, but they just released the 8800GT 512mb which is 250 and outperforms the 8800GTS 768mb in most cases, a card like the 8800GT doesnt come around often.

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    You're probably right. The one I'm talking about is the one that was just released.
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