Summary: Gameplay progress is linear, that is, there is only one defined route directing you through a scene. This is as opposed to an open world game such as Fallout or Far Cry where you can wander freely and progress randomly through the game. FEAR is simply forcing the player to follow the cook book story line. The one advantage this game had was the ability to skip over the long, tedious and unnecessary cut scenes setting up the supposed motive behind your next quest.
Summary: I always respected and enjoyed the Fear games. They had the right amount of suspense, surprises, scares, and good shooting. This version lacks most of those elements especially the scary parts I expect from this series. This is really just a plain "run-n-gun" with just a few SiFi parts. I was really disappointed. I'm glad I waited until the price went down.
Summary: I agree with all the negative reviews here. Two things killed this game for me. First, the inability to save/quick save is absurd and too restrictive. The auto-save checkpoints are badly spaced. The original Crysis had the best save system I've ever seen....one of the things that made the game great and flexible. Secondly, wtf did they do with the plot??? Huh? the story line completely fell apart.
Summary: This is how you kill a franchise before it starts. Take everything good about the original replace it with whatever tripe everyone else is doing and top it off with a package that's neither inspiring or revolutionary. Crysis 2 isn't a bad game its just not a very good "Cry" game. Evey step seems to have been taken to take every single bit of freedom the original gave the the player.
Summary: I am greatly disappointed in Crysis 2. While the game is not worse than most other available first person shooter games, it has lost most of the appeal that original Crysis series have, namely: 1. NO EDITOR INCLUDED! and apparently the company has no plans to release one - that means that most of the replay value for the game is lost. Forget about downloadable levels, forget about custom terrains, forget about all the fun and tweaking you could do with the editor.
Summary: In my humble opinion, the original Crysis to this day remains one of the best FPS of all time for so many reasons that I couldn't possibly list them all. There are some obvious ones, graphics, realistic game-play, enemy A.I., lush environments, non-linearity, destructible environments, etc.
Summary: A Disappointment and a step back for PC gaming and the original Crysis. All hemmed in like Darksiders, no more free roaming, no more Gamesaves anywhere, it is now a console game by EA. Edit: My beef is not on the graphics but the gameplay. What is wrong with 'Consolitis'? The linearity. This game now runs on Rails. You might as well rename it Time-Crysis. Shoot off-screen or aim to screen-edges to reload. What next EA? Insert quarters for time extensions?