Summary: So what do I think of the game overall? Does it matter? Aren't you just going to play it anyway? My only recommendation is that even if you own a console, play this game on a PC to fully enjoy what it has to offer, and finally realise how consoles suck when it comes to FPS gaming.Viva la PC!
Pros: Neat first-person presentation, Great background score, Pretty good campaign
Cons: Suffers from "console simplification", PC graphics should have been better, and releasing a DX11 patch five months late doesn't help
Excerpt: hit the store shelves back in 2005, its combination of creepy atmosphere, conspiracy-flavored story line, cagey enemy AI, and innovative, time-warping weapons helped it stand out from an overcrowded PC shooter marketplace. It eschewed Doom-style monster-in-the-closet scares in favor of a slowly building psychological horrorshow, featuring the spooky little girl Alma Wade and a battalion of super soldiers telepathically controlled by Paxton Fettel.
Conclusion: : Crysis 2 is a better value than most games out today. It satisfies the minimum to justify spending money on a new release game, but doesn’t really go above and beyond. Looking back months even weeks from the time of completion, it would look as appealing as other shooters that have come out this year.
Pros: A combination of stealth tactics and exciting firefights while being able to use multiple aspects of the environment to your advantage provides a lot of entertainment and “holy crap” moments. Plenty of fun to be had with dispatching alien and human alike.
Cons: : Too much idle time between combat and not enough to do while exploring off the main path and a broken continuity to the story attempts to supplement stellar gameplay. Multiplayer can yield some debilitating glitches on occasion.
Summary: The amazing visuals, gameplay and fun factor of blowing stuff up propels Crysis 2 to overshadow it’s linear story and uninspired ending, to be a very recommendable single player adventure. Multiplayer can stand on its own, and the learning curve for it is higher than usual for a shooter, due to the fun subtleties of Nanosuit combat.
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 revamped their engine to deliver some pretty impressive visuals on the 360 and PS3.
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: 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 and his team making an approach by way of submarine.
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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. The repetitive nature of the levels combined with the paper-thin plot does more damage than Alcatraz ever could.