The game has lower system requirements than the original Crysis.
Hopefully the highest settings will be more intensive. I'm fairly sure, though, that it takes place in the city for the reason that it will be easier to render, for the consoles.
Am I the only one who doesn't find these graphics impressive?
They added a smoothing effect to everything more than ~10 yards away, over indulged in the application of HDR/bloom, and literally cut corners everywhere they could in the models.
The burned out car bumper in this picture is a prime example of to much HDR and also shows the smoothing: http://media.bestofmicro.com/J/Y/240478/original/crysis2_wip_screen_05.jpg
Look at an model except the player model (something you never see when playing)and you'll see round objects that are 8-12 sided polygons (which I only noticed because there are some very impressive round models in some of the pictures).
The only impressive aspect of these screen shots are the shadows. Those are quiet beautiful.
[citation][nom]crabsncancer[/nom]I'm already bracing myself for when they release the minimum and recommended system requirements...My guess is that at Minimum we'll need at least an i5 and a Nvidia GT260 or ATI 5750.Bleh.[/citation]
A game like that will never sell. Those are the RECOMMENDED settings you are talking about there, sir.
PS: To all the people who hope they don't need a QUADfire or Tri-SLI/QUADSLI set up in order to max out this game: WHO CARES? Does it really matter if you can't max out the game as long as the game offers better graphics at the same frame rates as Crysis1. I guess it will hurt your ego to know that your $400 GPU cannot max out the latest games @ 1080p. ...just think of it this way: Your 5870 is still the king of single GPUs right now, and even when the 5890 comes out, the 5870 will still be a mighty force to reckon with, and you will still look at the prettiest graphics in the world.