Hi all, I have a high end pc - intel quad to core with 2 x sli mode Nividia 260s and this pc pretty much plays everything with ease. So when I was reading the positive reviews I thought I would buy it.
I am running Windows Vista Premium with Zone Alarm Firewall and while the installation was three quaters through, windows then popped up reporting "stating" click here to turn on a firewall as my firewall had been deactivated. This is in no way a virus or anything along those lines but I felt concerned that a game installation had caused this. I instantly turned the firewall back on and everything seemed fine. One day later on turning the pc on the firewall was permanently deactivated and there is no shadow of a doubt that Crysis installation caused the malfunction.
Now I only installed one disk as the software wanted to installed EA Download manager and Game Comrade. Now call me old fashioned being an adult and not a child but when I install a game I dont like having other things installed along side it which really do not interest me. I understand the concept with to assist with the playing and logging/updating of the game but felt this was not needed.
The graphics on single player is fantastic but the multiplayer side does not seem popular as I could not find any players. Two be honest if your system cannot install 26GB of software and is anything less that what I am running hardware wise then dont buy it. Even my quad core struggled at one point with some of the graphics in game play (only by stalling for a second)
I am more a multiplayer guy and find the graphics on single player and multiplayer Call of Duty 4 far better than this. Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare for PC is still an experience that this game has not quite met. I give a 1 on review because the firewall is a crucial part of a machine next to your router. I give the game play a 2 as single player does not involve your team mates. Your sent out on missions and then you meet up with them during the game once you have completed bits on your own! Whats that!? COD4 is one disk only why couldnt this been that simple.
Thanks for reading