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  1. 11 hours ago, westersburg said:

    They already released a performance patch for the xbox one x yesterday, hopefully the ps4 follows pretty soon.

    I'll play it again if this happens. Let's hope we get Crysis Warhead DLC for this later on... CW is a side-story game where you play as Psycho. One of my favorite levels in Crysis is Core, with the zero-gravity action.


    No way the PS3 port ran this well. Crysis 2 and 3 on PS3 run a little lower than 720p, at a 30 FPS target with some drops.


    On that one mission where you need to paint the carrier with your binoculars, do it BEFORE you jump overboard to troll Strickland. You will laugh your ass off, I promise.


  2. 15 hours ago, Spaz said:

    Crysis was in fact one of the first PC games to really go all out on specs. Even high end PCs back in 2007 - 2008 had difficulty running the game. I for one, don't care about specs, as long as the game is enjoyable and runs fine that's all I care about.

    Original Crysis taxes even modern CPUs quite seriously due to limited threading ability. Even if you're getting Crysis 2 and 3 to run at 60 FPS without fail (CryEngine 3 can use up to 8 cores), the original can still suffer some frame drops from CPU bottleneck. An i7 8700K with Titan X Pascal can fall below 40 FPS on the Ascension level. At the time of the PC Crysis' development, it was expected that there would eventually be 8 GHz Pentiums, which wasn't how things turned out.


    Some modders are planning their own unofficial remaster for original Crysis with CryEngine 5.6.6. They will use Raytracing, SVOGI, and volumetric lighting/clouds/fog with other CE5 exclusive things. It'll be awhile though. Hopefully they can improve the multi-core support to fix the bottleneck issues.


    The PC version of Crysis Remastered actually does have a similar threading issue... let's hope Crytek/Saber address that with a patch.


  3. Not crazy about Microsoft acquiring Bethesda. This makes Tango, Arkane, and id Microsoft studios.


    Phil Spencer has said that MS will decide "case by case" whether to release future Bethesda games on other consoles. I didn't expect Sony to put Horizon: Zero Dawn on Windows, so there could be some surprises. So PS players could still get Doom 6, TES 6, or Wolfenstein 3, but not until a year after they show up on Xbox. At least Microsoft is honoring Bethesda's prior agreements with Sony about timed PS5 exclusivity for Tango's GhostWire:Tokyo and Arkane's Deathloop. TES Online will get an upgraded version on not only XSX, but also PS5.


    Sony buying Bethesda wouldn't sit well with me either. I'd rather have Bethesda being bought by another content producer (just not EA or Activision) than a console maker.


  4. Anyone else have problems with frequent crashing in the last two missions? I did. But anyway, I enjoyed seeing PS4 run Crysis. I'll be interested to see if they make a PS5 upgrade for CR. For now, let's hope CR gets some stability fixes.


  5. Lf1e5a2.pngCrysis Remastered

    23S43a8b1.png40-gold.pngCool In A Crysis
    Complete the game on Hard or Delta difficulty

    22Seaf69f.png40-gold.pngCrysis Controlled
    Complete the game on any difficulty

    21Sa8b0b4.png40-silver.pngDelta: Act III
    Complete 'Core', 'Paradise Lost', 'Exodus' and 'Reckoning' on Delta difficulty

    38S6cc8bd.png40-bronze.pngKnock-off Knockout
    Kill an enemy Nanosuit soldier with a Strength punch

    1S2c6087.png40-platinum.pngPlatinum Trophy
    Earn all available trophies for Crysis®


    Eight til the platinum. Not a bad port of Crysis, though I miss leaning and the Ascension stage from the original PC game. One thing that annoyed me was how often the game crashed on the last two missions. Let's hope Saber works on some stability improvements. I changed to Performance mode midway through, since Quality's higher resolution is offset by a lower frame rate. I'll replay certain missions on a lower setting to clean up the other trophies.


    EDIT: And now I've got the Platinum. I used mission select to get the other eight, and the last trophy I needed was Knock-off Knockout. Be sure to select no weapon (fists only) when you go for it. Do it carefully... the Nanosuit soldiers' SMG can kill pretty fast even if you play on Easy.


  6. I recommend the Performance (1080p) mode, even if you're using a PS4 Pro. I don't bother with Ray Tracing, knowing that even Nvidia RTX owners sacrifice some FPS to use it. For me it's running pretty good. I would hope that PS5 simply runs PS4 games without emulation, since they're both X86 platforms.


    IINM the Ascension level is gone, just as it is in PS3 and X360's version. Not even PC has it. Shame, because I like that mission. If you're bothered by Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM (which in some PC games has caused a performance hit), then YSK it's in the PC version.


    I would hope Crytek and Saber add modes for PS5, maybe some hardware based ray tracing (the RT you get on PS4 is in software) and better performance with Quality (1800p).



  7. 8 hours ago, SnowxSakura said:

    There's people running bots on there bidding up to an extreme amount and not paying so that the scalpers can't sell their item either.

    Protest bidding? Someone has an interesting way of expressing their disapproval. LOL. I can't exactly say these scalpers don't deserve it. 😏 Someone who actually buys from them is a sucker who doesn't know what shop around means.


  8. Lf1e5a2.png Crysis Remastered

    10S14247a.png40-bronze.pngYou're On Your Own
    Proceed to the mining complex

    26S5ae1d2.png40-gold.pngPerfect, Soldier!
    Complete all Secondary Objectives

    32S9edcf0.png40-bronze.pngLong Distance Relationship
    Kill an enemy 200m away

    19S1a6c6d.png40-silver.pngDelta: Act I
    Complete 'Contact', 'Recovery' and 'Relic' on Delta difficulty


    You're On Your Own is my 2000th trophy. 🙂  This looks like it shouldn't be too hard to platinum... after finishing the Delta run I'll go back and retry ones like Knock-off Knockout and One Careful Owner (just missed it!) at an easier setting. Don't try to do these two on Delta. I never bothered much with throwing before, but now I love it.


  9. Lf1e5a2.pngCrysis Remastered

    24S7bc016.png40-bronze.pngFollowing Orders
    Complete 3 Secondary Objectives

    4S35c19b.png40-bronze.pngYou Knew, Didn't You?
    Regroup with Prophet upriver


    Can PS4 run Crysis? Yes, decently enough. I'm playing on the Quality settings (a little afraid to try Ray Tracing, not sure how well even a PS4 Pro would handle that... maybe on PS5?). From a quick lookover of the trophy list it seems the Ascension mission didn't make it in this one... darn, though it's not a surprise because not one console version has it.


  10. 12 minutes ago, Stan Lee said:

    I hope all the scalpers lose out on every penny they spent on a console they weren't buying for themselves, the vultures.

    I know. Hopefully the supply will improve after the holidays and the scalpers lose out. I won't buy a PS5 from one of them. I'll probably go to Amazon or another legit firsthand seller after the initial rush dies down. Having just looked over eBay for the hell of it, prices are mostly north of $800... and there's even one going for just over 2 grand. So messed up.


  11. I'll probably use the SSD for PS5 games only. I'm using an external HDD on my PS4 Pro, and will just move it over to the PS5 to keep using it for PS4 games.

    10 hours ago, DaivRules said:

    While I’d love for that to be the case, emulating PS3 reliably and consistently for all PS3 titles is not possible on PS5 hardware at this point.

    I can see why. The Cell processor's complexity would make writing a PS3 emulator a nontrivial task. A brute force approach may not be enough.


  12. $500 is good enough of a price. While I'll get a PS5, I'm not jumping on it at launch though... let's see what the Day One group has to say first.

    As for $70 game prices, that's only for some of them such as Demon's Souls, NBA 2K21, and Destruction AllStars. Sackboy A Big Adventure is going for $60. Spider-Man: Miles Morales will be $50 ($70 is for an Ultimate Edition with a remaster of PS4 Marvel's Spider-Man).


  13. 5 hours ago, DaivRules said:

    I’m betting the 1% is just to CYA. Some developers would had to use come really convoluted code for it not to run on PS5. It’s probably not going to be an actual 1% of PS4 titles. 

    It'll probably be less than 1%. At least that's what I like to think. Maybe the 1% might include games that are on both PS4 and PS5. Since Sony may assume you'd rather have the PS5 version, they might not bother testing the PS4 one.


    An Ubisoft support page once said something about PS5 not being compatible with any PS console prior to PS4. They removed that claim... maybe it turns out to be false? Full BC would be nice. Sony probably could put emulators for PS1, 2, and 3 in PS5's firmware. I think PS5 should be able to handle emulating PS3 and anything below.


  14. Control (PC) - Once you get the telekinesis power, it's even more fun. I invested a lot of ability points in the Launch skill tree to do more TK damage. I'll probably buy it again on PS5.


  15. Xbox Series S won't play Xbox One X Enhanced versions of BC One/360 games. Instead, XSS gets the Xbox One S versions with some enhancements to texture filtering, frame rate improvements, faster loading, and HDR. This has to do with the Series S actually being a step down from the One X in some ways (XSS has less GPU power and RAM than XOX and only targets 1440p instead of 4K).

    I can see they want to cut costs, but when a later generation system is weaker than one of its predecessors in a certain area, they've overdone that a bit. MS should've targeted a price of $349 and a 4K resolution instead of 1440p. 1440p is not unheard of on PC monitors, but is an odd resolution for HD TVs with most of them being 1080p or 4K.


  16. L3e7b00.pngCrysis 2

    And finally my Supersoldier run is over. This was a little more challenging to finish on Supersoldier than C3, partially because it's a bit longer. I laughed at the "Speeding ticket received" message that comes up when you're using the power sprint in front of a traffic camera. The rare MIKE (Microwave cannon) is one of my more favorite weapons... it even makes a joke of the heavy armored Devastator. In a pinch, the Grendel is not too bad against a Pinger.


    35S634c8b.png40-bronze.pngStealth Assassin
    Re-route the power in Eye of the Storm without being detected

    Single Player: Kill 20 enemies with the Microwave cannon

    20S951f06.png40-silver.pngMen of Destiny
    Complete the single player campaign on Veteran difficulty

    Complete the single player campaign on Supersoldier


    If you mess up while going for Stealth Assassin and the C.E.L.L. guys spot you, just get killed on purpose (let them do it or use your grenades) to reload the last checkpoint.



  17. The King of Fighters '94- Ketsutou R&D (Rugal Bernstein's 2nd theme)

    When you hear this during the fight with the original SNK boss and he's no longer holding back, you know shit has just gotten real. I love those samples in the background.

    "You can hear behind me there, uh, I think that they're called Blue Death"

    "OK, you can hear it, they're just havin' a ball and a hell of a time down here at Gutfest this year"