Excerpt: CRYTEK’s newest game has finally arrived, but is this another showcase for what their engine can do or a fully-fledged game this time? Crysis 2 removes us from the islands of the South China Sea and lands smack bang in the middle of New York, well, in fact under it, as you start off with Alcatraz...
Excerpt: . Since then, we've heard the developers talk many times about switching from a PC-only strategy over to a multiplatform system, and they have revamped their engine to deliver some pretty impressive visuals on the 360 and PS3.
Excerpt: It's been a few years since EA and Crytek released their stunning-looking first person shooter, Crysis , and the quick 12-month follow-up, Crysis Wahead . Since then, we've heard the developers talk many times about switching from a PC-only strategy over to a multiplatform system, and they have...
Excerpt: “But can it run Crysis”, has become a meme since the original Crysis was released, a game that was notoriously hard on even the highest end PC systems. And still to this day, it’s one of the most realistic looking games you can get.
Pros: Great, intense campaign, Awesome visuals
Cons: A few bugs and glitches, Disappointing multiplayer, Bad AI
Summary: Crysis 2 has to live up to a high standard. Not only did the original Crysis pack a lot of high-quality action into its good-sized campaign, but its stunningly authentic rendering of lush jungle vistas set the graphical standard by which all modern shooters are judged.
Pros: Nanosuit and big levels offer plenty of flexibility, Powerful depiction of a devastated city, The second half is stuffed with awesome, memorable battles, Good-sized campaign and full-featured multiplayer offer lots of lasting value, Outstanding soundtrack
Cons: Poor AI detracts from the excitement, Some online troubles, The first few hours drag
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Conclusion: Overall Crysis 2 is a beautiful, undeniably fun shooter that is also very shallow and lacks depth. The shooting is engaging when combined with the Nanosuit’s abilities, but unfortunately the Nanosuit itself can often feel underpowered and the enemy AI leaves a lot to be desired.
Conclusion: It wasn’t long before all players I fought with/against were adapting to the new Nanosuit-powered options, which really do go a long way to separating this from being just another Call of Duty clone.