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CRYSIS - the real story

CRYSIS
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Now this is something interesting m gonna tell u folks.This article will deal with one of the most anticipated games in history of gaming ever !!
Crysis is a sci-fi first person shooter video game developed in 2007 for PC.It is based on cryengine 2 which powers some amazing visuals packed with intense gameplay ever. 
Thanks to its state-of-the-art visuals as well as the track record of its developer, Germany's Crytek, the maker of 2004's excellent Far Cry. Now, three years after Far Cry, the company is preparing to deliver Crysis, a first-person shooter that will put you in the shoes of a Special Forces soldier battling an alien invasion on a remote Pacific island. The game's incredible graphics are powered by CryEngine 2, the company's proprietary game engine. The graphics of the game is still a no match for any game till date.
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check out what i am talking about in the images below !!





check out the videos of CryEngine 2  :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACQW8iVCbhY
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Crysis's official launch trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40ulvS33DCk
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Game engine


An in-game screenshot of Crysis, showing the game's volumetric lighting effects. 

Crysis uses Microsoft's API, Direct3D 10 (DirectX 10) for graphics rendering, and includes the same editor that was used by Crytek to create the game. The game runs on a new engine (CryEngine 2) that is the successor to Far Cry's CryEngine. CryEngine 2 was among the first engines to use the Direct3D 10 (DirectX 10) framework of Windows Vista, but can also run using DirectX 9, both on Vista and Windows XP.
Roy Taylor, Vice President of Content Relations at NVIDIA, has spoken on the subject of the engine's complexity, stating that Crysis has over a million lines of code, 1 GB of texture data, 85,000 shaders, and nearly three thousand pages of straight-up coding using loops.
Crysis is often used as a benchmark in computer tests, as Crysis at the highest settings and resolutions required processing power from computers that was unfeasible when it was first released. In its time the game was so demanding on previous computer hardware that the catchphrase "Yeah, but can it run Crysis?" was frequently added to graphics card reviews.
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AWARDS AND PRAISES

Upon its release, Crysis was met with overwhelmingly positive reviews. The game was awarded a 98% in the PC Gamer U.S. Holiday 2007 issue, making it one of the highest rated games ever in PC Gamer, tying with Half-Life 2 and Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri. The UK edition of the magazine awarded the game 92%, describing the game as "A spectacular and beautiful sci-fi epic." GameSpot awarded Crysis a score of 9.5 out of 10, describing it as "easily one of the greatest shooters ever made." GameSpy gave it a 4.5 out of 5 stating that the suit powers were fun but also criticizing the multiplayer portion of the game for not having a team deathmatch. X-Play gave it a 3 out of 5 on its "Holiday Buyer's Guide" special episode, praising the graphics and physics, but criticized the steep hardware requirements as well as stating that the game is overhyped with average gameplay. GamePro honored Crysis with a score of 4.75 out of 5, saying it was "a great step forward for PC gaming," but criticized the steep hardware requirements. IGN awarded it a 9.4 out of 10, hailing it as "one of the more entertaining ballistic showdowns in quite some time."
GameSpot awarded Crysis "Best Shooter" in its "Best of 2007" awards, saying that "It was this open-ended, emergent gameplay--the ability to let us tackle our challenges in whatever way we wished." They also awarded it with "Best Graphics: Technical" and "Best PC Game" stating that "The firefights in the game are beautiful to look at, but extremely intense affairs that force you to think quickly--and reward you for doing so. It's a dynamic game, one that you can play several times to discover new things and to experiment with different approaches."[44]
PC Gamer awarded Crysis its "Game Of The Year" and "Action Game Of The Year" in its March 2008, "Games of the Year Awards" issue. PC Gamer also remarked that "Crysis has pushed PC gaming to a new plateau, marrying the most advanced graphics engine ever created with phenomenal gameplay. From the cinematic opening to credits to its cliffhanger ending, Crysis is mesmerizing."
Gamereactor gave Crysis a perfect ten, and awarded it with its "Best Action Game of 2007", saying that "the action genre is forever changed."
IGN awarded Crysis its "Editor's Choice Award", saying that "the Halo 2-type ending... wasn't enough to deter me from heartily recommending action fans pick this one up."
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SEQUEL

Crysis 2 is on its way for all popular platforms (PC/PS3/Xbox 360)
here is an official release trailer...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fkf-cg_U2ao&feature=fvst
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I hope you enjoy reading about this amazing game much ahead of its time. :)....will bring you some great stuff like this in upcoming days !! :)
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