Excerpt: A team of archaeologists has uncovered some strange artifacts while working on a tropical island in the Western Pacific, but before they could complete their work North Korea invaded the island and put a blockade in place. This is where you come in. As a member of an elite multinational team, you parachute onto the island to locate and rescue the archaeologists.
Excerpt: Developed by German company Crytek ( Far Cry makers), Crysis is a first-person shooter set in 2020, right here on our very own Earth. Archeologists, working on a remote island in the South China Sea, have discovered something strange. Before they can tell the world exactly what they've found, North Korean Government quickly seals off the island chain, claiming the mysteries of the asteroid for themselves.
Excerpt: Pretty much everybody in the gaming community knows about Crysis, how itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s been flogged and what itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s capable of. It was all Direct X10 this, nanosuits that, next generation of shooter thinking the other! And do you know what?
Conclusion: Crysis is a truly evolved first person shooter, both in terms of just how photorealistic the whole immersion becomes and the gameplay its highly attuned physics simulation brings to the player. Seriously the only thing I could feel more passionately about than the game itself after blitzing through jungle, NK troops and a swathe of aliens was when the heck is the sequel coming out!?
Excerpt: First, to clear something out of the way: I apologize for the extreme lateness of this review, but shortly into playtesting Crysis , the computer used had to be brought in for repairs. While I got it back in a reasonable amount of time, it was equipped with just 1GB of temporary RAM, which wasn't even clocked at the speeds I was used to.
Summary: In Crysis, shooter fans will face a new kind of challenge requiring adaptive tactics and customization of weapons and armor in dynamic, hostile environments as mankind struggles to survive in the face of an alien invasion.
Excerpt: The plot is rather strange In Crysis, you take control of a US Special Forces elite member that’s equipped with a high-tech nanosuit in a search and rescue operation in the Philippines. An archaeological expedition has stumbled upon something that got the Koreans interested so they took over the entire operation comprised of US citizens. As expected, DoD could not sit idle so they authorized deployment of their most elite squad to investigate and free the hostages.
Pros: Stunning graphics even on low settings, weapon and nanosuit customization, some very nice vehicles, intriguing gameplay
Cons: Steep hardware requirements, somewhat limited arsenal
Excerpt: Let's get the obvious stuff out of the way up front. On a properly configured Vista machine with DirectX 10 hardware, Crysis is the best-looking game we've ever played. Its jungle environments are lush and realistic, with plenty of wide-open areas and just a handful of loading screens in the entire game. This incredible level of graphical detail is what PC gaming is all about. Screenshots don't do this game justice. Seeing Crysis in action will take your breath away.
Pros: Stunning graphics and amazing combat. We love skulking around the jungle.
Cons: Aside from obvious graphical improvements, Crysis lacks real innovation.