Crytek went to great pains throughout the development of Crysis 2 to stress that it wasn’t going to be a repeat of the first game. You weren’t going to need a monstrous machine merely to get 20 frames per second. No, Crytek said, we’ve managed to get the game running on the Xbox 360! And if the 360 can run it, what can’t run it? Not the Asus Eee 1215B, that’s for sure.
Netbook Spain recently reviewed the little Asus, and in order to demonstrate its capabilities (in no small part thanks to the presence of AMD Fusion), they tested it out with various games, one of which was the mighty Crysis 2.
And how did the Asus do?
Well, the game ran, which is crazy in its own right, and didn’t run too poorly, either. We’re talking an average of 12-15 frames per second (sounds like Perfect Dark on the N64!) at 800×480.
Speaking of Crysis 2, so much for that Direct X 11 patch. Seems to me that if you were holding out till the patch before playing, well, you might want to reconsider. Crytek never did confirm the existence of a patch, mind, but how strange is it that I can play the first Crysis with DX10 and I can’t even do that much with the sequel. (Whether or not there’s a lick of difference between DX9 and DX10 is besides the point.) At least AMD is working on fixing some of the graphical glitches.