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Crysis 3 Review: New York, Here We Come (Again)
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by Rob Williams on February 25, 2013 in Gaming

Following the events of Crysis 2, we find ourselves back in New York – but this time, things have changed. The city has turned into an urban rainforest, and while CELL is working towards global domination, Ceph continue their war against humanity. Only one man can save mankind: “They call me Prophet”.

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  • Kayden

    Multi-monitor support isn’t great…..which is sad.

    • http://www.facebook.com/deathspawner Rob Williams

      What exactly do you mean by MM support not being great? NVIDIA has been pushing the 3×1 configuration for this game hard. If you’re only talking about performance, that was to be expected. A single 680 @ 1080p Very High gave me 30 FPS if I was lucky.

      • http://techgage.com/ Marfig

        I’m more curious about Kayden reference to the Titan. I find 3x 690 a much more economical and practical setup then going for a 3x Titan that really only justifies itself if you are into GPGPU, not games.

        • http://www.facebook.com/deathspawner Rob Williams

          The 690 can’t be used in a 3x configuration, because NVIDIA’s SLI doesn’t natively support more than 4 GPUs. For some reason with Titan, it still decided to limit it to 3x.

          • http://techgage.com/ Marfig

            Yeah. I did mean 2x 690. Was still thinking on the 3x of the Titan when I wrote that.

            The idea here is that 2x 690 is a much more economical and efficient setup for the small gain that a 3x Titan can give. If the game already offers 30 FPS with a dual 580 setups, I would have re-written Kayden post to read ” I do manage to get 30 or so average FPS on High with my dual 580 at 5760×1080, so a dual 690 should suffice”.

            It’s just a small pet peeve. According to our look at the Titan a few days ago (http://techgage.com/article/gaming-and-supercomputing-collide-nvidia-announces-geforce-titan/ ) I do not find much to be gained from the Titan. It’s an isolated card in the NVIDIA lineup and unless they start pushing it as a new line of cards it will become irrelevant with future iterations (the 700s and the 800s). So I wouldn’t think much of the Titan and would stay focused on the typical NVIDIA lineup.

          • http://www.facebook.com/deathspawner Rob Williams

            The problem is that a lot of games just don’t scale well to 4 GPUs. Sometimes, 3 GPUs is a challenge. The sad reality is that a lot of people who DO own dual 690s will rarely have their 4th GPU touched outside of benchmarks. This isn’t an NVIDIA problem, because it also exists on the AMD side. The best configuration then, when possible, is a maximum of 3 GPUs. The more powerful those GPUs are, the better.

            I haven’t looked into real-world benchmarks with 2x 690 and 3x Titan, but I’d suspect that Titan will win more often than not.

      • Kayden

        “What exactly do you mean by MM support not being great?” The hud is spanned across all of the monitors, so the info on the lower right and left are on the far right and left monitor respectively in SP but MP has no such issue. I know that it can be cut halfway down but that still isn’t great. The damn hud should be on the center monitor if it was properly supported like is claimed, hell BL2 still has the same claim it’s MM compliant but certain things still don’t work in MM. I hate how they say it’s supported but choose to ignore certain issues, never comment or even fix them in later patches. I think of it like this, I don’t expect a CD player that says it supports MP3 on the box and the unit but doesn’t just because it says it does, if it isn’t supported or not working right, I should be able to send it back and get different unit to resolve the problem, I have the same conviction about games and claiming to support MM when they don’t. When a game doesn’t support what it is advertising says it does, we all should expect there to be some recourse but none exist and that pisses me off to hell and high heaven.

        • http://www.facebook.com/deathspawner Rob Williams

          I don’t understand how NVIDIA can keep pushing multi-monitor gaming with titles that don’t even support it that well. I really need to get a damn multi-monitor setup going so I can experience this first-hand.

          • Kayden

            I totally agree. That is the main reason why I have NOT bought any of the DLC for Borderlands 2 because they don’t properly support MM. I can’t be heard with my forum posts to Nvidia or Gearbox so I am doing the only thing that I can do, it’s sad really cause I liked that game a lot.

          • http://www.facebook.com/deathspawner Rob Williams

            I probably won’t be able to get a MM setup going soon, because I’ll be moving in a couple of months, but once I get into a new place I’ll make it priority. I could raise the issue with NVIDIA in the meantime if you could e-mail me the problems with both games.

  • http://techgage.com/ Marfig

    Short, weak AI and pretty. Seems that Crysis won’t ever leave this formula. Pass.

  • JD Kane

    I’m probably very much in the minority, but I actually enjoyed all of the Crysis games. I’ve found them to be quite fun to play and just stunning to look at. Plus the story has been enthralling as well. That’s a big selling point to me.

    I’m rather keen on getting the funds so I can get this game soon, hopefully at a discount.

    • http://www.facebook.com/deathspawner Rob Williams

      I didn’t get into the earlier ones, but I am thinking Crysis 3 is going to be the gateway drug. I plan to go back and play the older ones soon.