I decided to go ahead and create a Crysis 3 thread and moved my comments from the "What games have you bought recently?" thread. I bought Crysis 3 for PC. I got $20 credit plus the Hunter Edition. I'll probably put that towards Metro: Last Light assuming THQ going under doesn't cause problems with completing it. In general, quantity seems to be down but quality is back up. I'll make that trade any day. The dialogue is still garbage most of the time, but the landscapes are bigger and better, making the gameplay much more interesting. It's definitely not open world, but it is quite a bit more open than Crysis 2, and if you do some exploring, you'll often find important upgrades or collectibles. The bow is a really nice edition. You stay cloaked when you use the bow, so it's quite an asset if you are the stealthy type. You can also retrieve your arrows, meaning you are unlikely to run low on ammo as long as you are careful. A bow is powerful in this game because Prophet in that nanosuit is strong as an ox. The electric arrows are especially useful because they are anti-materiel arrows that can destroy helicopters or machinery, or you can shoot one into the water and fry CELL jackholes that are partially submerged. Exploding arrows can take out armored soldiers and have a nice delayed explosion that can take out a small group with splash damage. I haven't tested the low end, but I get the impression that we are going to get significant improvements with future driver updates and patches. For the GTX 690, which is similar in power to my GTX 670 SLI setup, the latest Nvidia driver update gives you a 65% increase in frames for Crysis 3. I have my doubts that this 65% is the last of the improvements that can be had. I wish they did a bit more testing on these damn games before they ship them. The first level is busted thanks to a weird issue with the ropes swaying in the breeze. When they are moving, they crush the frame rate. If you get it and can't run the opening area with a smooth frame rate, don't panic. The rest of the game should run better than the first level, although it's damn demanding with everything turned up. With everything at Very High and 8x MSAA or TXAA High, you're going to need a goliath of a PC to get anywhere close to 60 fps. I suspect I'll be able to run it with TXAA medium and everything at Very High after some future driver updates and patches. Right now it can still be tough to run in places with the highest settings unless I stay away from the medium to high AA choices. I did test High. It looks very nice. Very High, TXAA High, 1080p until Flickr resized it. Crysis 3 is probably the best looking unmodded game on the market currently, and it's a better game than Crysis 2 in most respects. The controls are still very similar to Crysis 2, but you have more options and much better and more open landscapes. It still clearly needs some fixes, but it's pretty decent. I made a video in an area inside a cave area wading through water that was gorgeous, but unfortunately the settings were wrong and compressed it. I'll put together a few vids when I have time. I hadn't used Afterburner for video capture before and screwed it up.