Battlefield 3 vs. Crysis 2: Earthquake Comparison
Crysis 2 recently awed many people with its depiction of a city in destruction due to the CryEngine 3. Battlefield 3 is said to be Crysis 2's main competitor with the FrostBite 2 engine. With the new trailer for Battlefield 3 getting released, we take a look at how the footage of the earthquake is measuring up so far.
Let's be honest, we love dynamic destruction in the latest engines. Sometime you can spend a number of minutes just experimenting with how different actions affect the environments; I have wasted far too much ammo due to this. But the thing that really takes your breath away is seeing this technology being used on a large scale.
Crysis 2 managed this by having New York crash down around us. One brilliant scene had a highway crash down before the player during an earthquake:
Similarly, the third Faultline episode for Battlefield 3 gives us a glimpse of the earthquake we have been expecting, right at the end of the footage:
Although the Crysis 2 screens look better due to having more available footage, what you can see is that Battlefield 3 looks like it will contain an earthquake on a much larger scale. You can see in the above shots that the floor completely gives way and the smog consumes the player as their vehicle topples. This kind of tremble in the floor may bring a building or two down, and from what little we have seen so far of collapsing builidings, we can say that it will be epic. We hope that you have to react to the event and take cover somewhere safe. Perhaps the most exciting thought is whether or not this will be included in the game's multiplayer? We hope so...April 17th cannot come around quick enough! We expect big things DICE, big things indeed.
Check out the new Battlefield 3 gameplay here.
All of this excitement about earthquakes seems a bit heartless considering what Japan has just been through, so we would like to state that we offer our greatest sympathies to those who have suffered.