Glad someone else here plays games that aren't all about cute console icos jumping on each other. I built my new computer specifically in anticipation of this game and it was so worth it.
I loved Far Cry and Crysis was definitely a lot like it, but until the later part of the game Crysis definitely felt a lot more freeform and fun. The regenerating health had a lot to do with it I think, since everything was really well balanced as far as challenge and the suit energy and such. I just didn't like the
since it was SO short and linear, and there wasn't a
huge free-for-all between the three main forces
like I'd really hoped for.
I got it running at 1280x720 at a solid 30-45 fps with mostly medium (and a few high) settings, but the motion blur would knock it down to 20ish so I just left that out. It seemed like a really cool effect, but a little overdone at times. My favorite new eye-implodingly awesome visual effect for DirectX10 was the sunshafts ("god-rays") effect. It's only part of Very High post-processing but hardly has an fps hit and makes anything looking towards the sun seem full of voluminous light and motion. It was also cool to see planes flying past and casting a shadow through smoke and the air and whatnot, and the physics effects on trees falling from gunfire and shock waves really did change the gameplay in the dense forest parts.
Can't wait for the sequel.