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Crysis ain't so tough


All I've heard about since Crysis was announced was that it is the system killer. That you have to have a monster rig to run the bastard. I'm here to tell you, that it isn't true (at least unless you want it to look better than your vision after a seventh Irish Car Bomb).

To test this monster, I downloaded the single player demo (took forever) and installed it (took longer than forever).

Here are the official minimum system specs for Crysis:

CPU: Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz (3.2 GHz for Vista), Intel Core 2.0 GHz (2.2 GHz for Vista), AMD Athlon 2800+ (3200+ for Vista) or better
RAM: 1GB (1.5GB on Windows Vista)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT, ATI Radeon 9800 Pro (Radeon X800 Pro for Vista) or better
VRAM: 256MB of Graphics Memory
Storage: 12GB
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible
OS: Microsoft Windows XP or Vista
DirectX: DX9.0c or DX10

And here are the systems specs for my laptop, which is a Toshiba Satellite A215:

CPU: AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-58 1.9 Ghz
RAM: 2.4GB DDR2 PC25300 667 SDRAM
Video Card: ATI Radeon X1200
VRAM: I have no clue.
Storage: 160GB HD
Sound Card: I'm sure it may be possibly Direct x 9.0c Compatible
OS: Windows Vista Home Premium
DirectX: DX10 (I guess, since it upgraded my DX when it installed)

I was shocked when it actually ran. It had to be set at the minimum settings, and with no frills or shaders, but I'll be damned if it didn't run. It ran at a fairly smooth framerate, I'd say somewhere in the range of 20-30fps, and was reasonably playable, except for the fact that I forgot my external mouse today, and laptop touchpads were not made for FPSs.

In conclusion, Crysis on my computer looks like the best shooter that was never published on the N64.
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About Fuzzyone of us since 3:00 PM on 12.26.2006

I've been gaming since the NES, and haven't missed much as far as games go between then and now.

Life has cut my gaming time back a bit, but I still find time for my 360 and my Wii. I still have a good many of my old systems (original NES still works like a dream) and about once a year will go on a two week nostalgia binge.

My all time favorite games are Chrono Trigger (sequel please?), FF III/VI(JP), anything Castlevania, Mario 64, Knights of the Old Repulbic, and Metal Gear Solid (PSX, not the GC remake).

Enjoy reading the dribble that I continually spew forth.
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