Crysis 2 PS3 & PC Multiplayer Demo Impressions

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The first Crysis wasn’t known for its multiplayer, but it was known for its graphics! The PC demo debuted several weeks ago, but I wanted to wait for the PlayStation 3 version in order to write up impressions of both.

Let’s start with the PC version which was met with much criticism for its lack of graphical options and pizazz. Fortunately, I didn’t care for any of that stuff. I just ran it at 1680×1050 on “Advanced” aka “Medium” quality and was off to the races. My rig managed to muster around 40 FPS which was great! The game didn’t look nearly as sharp or detailed as the first Crysis, but the important thing was that it ran well and looked good enough.

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Yakuza 4 N.A Demo Impressions

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When the Japanese demo of Yakuza 4 was released back in 2010, I navigated my way through the Japanese PSN Store towards the download link. It was an all encompassing demo which gave a sizable sampling of what Yakuza 4 was about.

They separated the demo into “Story Mode” and “4 player battle mode”. Story mode showed off voice work and Sega’s latest cutscene presentation skills. The latter showed off the four protagonists and their fighting styles along with the minor tweaks they made to the fighting system in general. It was still brutal and context sensitive, but I felt it was a bit more polished this time around.

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Bulletstorm PS3 Demo Impressions

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Just wrapped up my second session of Bulletstorm and it was what I expected it to be. It’s an arcade style point driven first person shooter. Someone on NeoGAF described it as MadWorld meets a first person shooter and I think that’s very appropriate.

I was planning to try Bulletstorm for the PC, but since there’s no word of a demo prior to release, the PlayStation 3 demo will do. I was pleasantly surprised with how well it ran, looked and controlled. I have no idea how it compares to the Xbox 360 release, but if past experiences tells us anything, it’s the Xbox 360 version that you’d want if you were picking an ideal console version. However, with that in mind, racking up points by “killing with skill” is a significant part of the game, so having friends to compare scores with is an important consideration.

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