Framerate on the 360 is making me not want to continue.

#1 Posted by ericdrum (405 posts) -

At it's core, I really like this game and have had a fun time with it so far. But in SP, the framerate is terrible. I have the game installed on my HDD. I don't know what else I can do, but every time that I need the action to at least be smooth because I have several AI attacking me at once, the framerate dips way low and I can barely manage. I would gladly sacrifice some graphical bells and whistles to just be able to play this game more smoothly, but at this point I'm ready to just put this game on the back burner.

#2 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@ericdrum said:
" At it's core, I really like this game and have had a fun time with it so far. But in SP, the framerate is terrible. I have the game installed on my HDD. I don't know what else I can do, but every time that I need the action to at least be smooth because I have several AI attacking me at once, the framerate dips way low and I can barely manage. I would gladly sacrifice some graphical bells and whistles to just be able to play this game more smoothly, but at this point I'm ready to just put this game on the back burner. "
Never had this issue. Uninstall it? Clear cache? Try that. Game was nice for me all three times I played. 
#3 Posted by BraveToaster (12588 posts) -

I didn't have that problem either.

#4 Posted by buft (3320 posts) -

I never had anything remotely like your describing  but in truth i made this same complaint in the past then realized that my Xbox was damaged because it red ringed a few days later.

#5 Posted by ericdrum (405 posts) -

Wow. I have the new S 360. Maybe I'm just more sensitive to framerate issues? Do you guys not notice any framerate problems at all? Even in Jeff's review he points out that the framerate is not very good.

#6 Posted by Vanek (383 posts) -
@ericdrum said:
" At it's core, I really like this game and have had a fun time with it so far. But in SP, the framerate is terrible. I have the game installed on my HDD. I don't know what else I can do, but every time that I need the action to at least be smooth because I have several AI attacking me at once, the framerate dips way low and I can barely manage. I would gladly sacrifice some graphical bells and whistles to just be able to play this game more smoothly, but at this point I'm ready to just put this game on the back burner. "
I'll admit the frame rate isn't great but calling it terrible is a bit much.

Don't get me wrong it annoyed me enough that I gave up on it, along with the game just not interesting me in the slightest, but I think the case is more constant stuttering.  When you're playing a reflex based game online stuttering really does become a real annoyance.
#7 Edited by ericdrum (405 posts) -
@Vanek:  I'm not trying to be dramatic or anything. It just seems that no other games on the 360 or PS3 are this bad. I play a lot of games and from my experience, this framerate is worse than any of the other console titles I've played. I should also state, that I really WANT to finish the game because I really like everything else it has to offer (from the SP perspective). I just am having a hard time getting past the framerate.
#8 Posted by Crixaliz (782 posts) -
@ericdrum: Try playing in 3D. I couldn't notice any framerate dips with 3D enabled. Also its probably the best 3D game I have played so far.
#9 Posted by hedfone (1731 posts) -

have you played mass effect?

#10 Posted by Malphye (410 posts) -
@ericdrum: I'm with you on this. Even though I've played 30 minutes of the SP, it felt slow and clunky and the graphics seem off to me on the 360 version. Going to get down and dirty with it soon and I hope I'll get used to it but man, I wish it was a s smooth as a COD game.
#11 Posted by Delta_Ass (3282 posts) -

There are certainly times where you'll be looking out at a rather large vista, or straight down a New York street that goes into the distance, and the game has to render lots of stuff. This will cause the framerate to drop and it'll feel somewhat sluggish. But I wouldn't say that it ever gets unplayable.

#12 Posted by zudthespud (3284 posts) -

I'm about 2 or 3 hours into the single player and the framerate for me is unplayable. The multiplayer seems to hold up much better. Trading this game in the next time a good deal comes up because the multiplayer isn't that great.

#13 Posted by onlineatron (179 posts) -

I'm having trouble playing it on 360 aswell. 

The aisling really hinders my view, and the the frame-rate dips whenever there's gunfire. 

I have the game installed to my drive. 

The game itself is really cool, a nice break from the standard linear, 'one solution to everything' shooter that has been plaguing my disk drive lately (see: COD). 

#14 Posted by MordeaniisChaos (5730 posts) -
@ericdrum said:
" Wow. I have the new S 360. Maybe I'm just more sensitive to framerate issues? Do you guys not notice any framerate problems at all? Even in Jeff's review he points out that the framerate is not very good. "
Reach had some pretty awful dips, I never saw anything as extreme in Crysis 2. Would you say yours are as bad as the Reach dips? If you have played Reach's SP, you probably know what I mean.
#15 Posted by Twisted_Scot (1180 posts) -
@hedfone said:
" have you played mass effect? "
LOL. Ive just went back to play both Mass Effects last week. Stuck Mass Effect 1 in the 360.....wow. Never remembered it being that bad but its terrible at points for frame rate issues.  At least I get plenty of time standing in elevator for my eyes to re-adjust.
#16 Posted by Yanngc33 (4461 posts) -
@Axxol
I didn't have that problem either.
Me neither people have to stop with the Crysis 2 framerate bitching. Have you ever played Naughty Bear?????
#17 Posted by xyzygy (10078 posts) -

I played almost half of the story campaign in one night (well I think it was almost half) with a buddy and we didn't experience anything like this. And this was on a 360 S but the game was installed.

#18 Posted by Vinny_Says (5721 posts) -

HAVE YOU PLAYED MASS EFFECT???


The framerate was fine on my playthroughs, it's obviously not 60 fps but it never dipped.....

#19 Posted by groin (860 posts) -

I found the frame rate to be consistent but it always felt less than 30 fps. They tried to hide it with motion blur. If you spin around with a laser sight while standing still it looks really bad.

#20 Posted by ericdrum (405 posts) -

Yeah with ME, I did notice it. I think because that game wasn't so precision dependent, I looked past it. With Crysis 2, I want to feel the buttery smoothness that I feel with other shooters that I enjoy and it just isn't there. It should also be worth knowing that our eyes are all sensitive in different ways and that what some of us see others won't for a variety of reasons. If they framerate seems good to you, consider yourself lucky. I really like the game and wish it was smooth for me, but it's just not very smooth. When I get home tonight I will clear my cache and continue on some more.
@MordeaniisChaos: 
 
I did complete the Reach campaign. I definitely noticed the dips in that game, but they didn't bug me as much as this game does. There were times of smoothness. I have no way to measure, but even this game seems to chug along at 20 fps most of the time. And when I shoot a gun in C2, things seem to lag and slow down.

#21 Posted by sins_of_mosin (1539 posts) -

I never commented to myself that something looked wrong with the frame rate.  And even if there was dips at time, I was too busy playing the game to notice.

#22 Posted by H4xlike (39 posts) -

It does dip but they generally do a good job hiding it.  If you don't look for it it's hard to notice.  Maybe if you jump straight off playing something like CoD4 where the framerate is top notch, but Crysis 2 is really a slower paced game that looks far more impressive.  I'll take the trade off in single player games. 

#23 Posted by HitmanAgent47 (8576 posts) -

You have a dope pc now, get it on that.

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