That screenshot is apparently medium with no tampering. Graphics are everything for me, it have to believe what im playing. I brought Crysis for 120$ when it was released, Just for the graphics, gameplay wise I hate it, but I still play it for the graphics so its heaps of fun. THere is nothing more exciting then looking through trees and being blinded by the sun
Apart from the tones being a bit brown for my taste (I'm only up to cordon tho) - the graphics are fine and an obvious upgrade from SoC - the world "feels" larger and foliage etc. is scaled quite realistically - detail and buildings etc. are excellent. The gameplay is fine tho I don't like the chests full of ammo at strongpoints - makes life too easy IMO - and the weapons I'm not real sure about - they are all initially made virtually identical to each other then you upgrade them to be more realistic.... - makes it irrelevant what weapon you use early on (tho higher volume of fire of mp5 has telling effect - might make sense if ammo was scarce but those chests....). Got an Abokan before I even got to Cordon and it's spread at about 400m crouched and with a scope is..... well, you might get 2 rounds onto the side of a barn if you were lucky.... (the dispersion diameter was about 15 meters). Evidently the intent is to make upgrades REALLY important, but that whole method is a bit arcade for me.
That screenshot looks horrible, dont advertise the game as having bad gfx if you're playing it on medium settings. Ive got full dynamic lighting on maximum settings with x2AA and like x2AF and it looks amazing, i may take a few minutes some other time to post a few screens of what it looks in my game. Unfortunately ive gotten to the cordon guide in the marsh but he's bugged and dosent want to take me to cordon so im looking for a fix at the moment.
Yeah it seems your PC is crappy. Borrowed a copy of CS from my friend who had a preorder that wasnt fucked just to see the graphics and I got it on Full dynamic lighting, DX10, 4AF, 2AA, 1204x1024 rez and it looks fucking amazing. And everything is insanely detailed. Although the amount of lags, crashes, and horrendously bad glitches by using DX10 really borked my experience it was a beautiful sight to see. Kind of like you see a beautiful naked cheerleader and when she says to come pork her and when you get a single one in she stabs your balls off. The lag was unbeliveable and MY SYSTEM IS FREAKING ON THE TOP OF THE FOOD CHAIN. RUNNING ARMED ASSAULT AND CRYSIS ON MAX GRAPHICS.
lol, dude My PC will kick your ass. Thats not my screenshot though, its one from the offical website
Disregard what I said about base dispersions needing to be tweaked - once again GSC actually have it all pretty much right on - the problem I had was that the base dispersion increase factor for Abokan and AK's is huge - I didn't think the rifle I had was all that badly degraded but it was badly anough to have a BIG effect on accuracy. Fully repaired, it's shot spread is just right with default base dispersions.