Summary: Crysis 2 was seen as something of a black sheep by fans of the original Crysis . I personally loved it, but others were turned off by its comparatively linear environments and plain New York backdrop. For many, the open jungle of Crysis was sorely missed. Crysis 3 hopes to strike a compromise between the worlds of previous games, presenting a literal urban jungle.
Excerpt: The games that empower you are often some of the most fun ones. Crytek’s Crysis series is certainly a series that gives you the empowerment that many crave for in their action games. With the central character wearing a suit that gives him certain advantages over his enemies, all the Crysis games give you the feeling that you are something truly special in its universe.
Conclusion: Crysis 3 is easily one of the most anticipated games of 2013. It runs on the CryEngine 3.5 and like other games in the franchise, it has managed to earn a reputation for its high system demands and graphics beyond what any other game at the time could possibly put out. Crysis 2 suffered criticism compared with its revolutionary predecessor, due to its much more linear gameplay and the suspicions that the PC version was reigned in a little to stay within the capabilities...
Excerpt: With Crysis 3, Crytek have gone back to their roots. You can take that as a terrible jungle-related pun, but it’s also true in the oft-applied figurative sense. This game is chock full of gameplay and thematic elements that have been in the slow cooker since the very first Far Cry: The ability to mark targets from afar, vehicle-related action scenes, alternate paths, and of course, that ever-present jungle.
Excerpt: Torrential rain spatters beautifully across your screen as a small covert team of modern day warriors, led by our old Crysis favourite, Psycho, strafe across a cargo ship. Your PC instantly grinds under the pressure. Crysis 3, from a system demanding standpoint, comes out with a swift sucker punch to your PC’s gut. I can hear Crytek laughing as my i5, 560 Ti and 8GB RAM whines under the strain.
Pros: Pretty, Pretty on Low End PCs, N.S.P.B.A.S.C. Bow
Cons: Not open world enough, Doesnt Use NYC Setting, Suit Upgrades, Meh
Conclusion: Crysis 3 is a game worth experiencing. The story and characters are inventive and will definitely make some connections with you. The game is absolutely beautiful with a very imaginative setting to experience. Once you master your suit, the game becomes incredibly fun. There is a great feeling to being a powerful hunter picking off weaker prey (you can turn invisible with infrared vision, which literally makes you the Predator).
Excerpt: is really pretty to look at. I think we all expected that. It’s also a well produced, nicely paced shooter that is technically proficient and loaded with lots of entertaining set pieces. They even try to tell a deeper and more engaging story than the plots we’ve seen in past series entries.
Conclusion: If you're looking for a strong follow-up from the Crysis 2 storyline then you're going to be heaven. Crytek brings a very powerful story that fits just right with the previous titles and compliments it with a fast-paced gameplay experience. Sure the campaign might last 6-8 hours, but you'll enjoy every minute of it.