well..... Crysis has soft particles.... which is quite obviously something Call of Duty 4 is lacking. Granted it is a fun game to play, and it does look good, just as almost every Call of Duty game released compared to other games released around it's release time..... but i'd RATHER have a game that stretches everything to it's limits. As i said in a previous post..... Playing Call of Duty 4 with everything maxed at 1920x1200...... and not a freakin hiccup. Which basically means this game will only be a framerate race from this point forward when new hardware is released. Crysis, on the other hand, has a bit of overhead with improving graphics and faster framerates as hardware progresses, and also has the option to support more aspects of DirectX 10 as the hardware starts to appear, such as DirectX 10.1.