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: 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).
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.
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.
Excerpt: Running and shooting and jumping and shooting. What you have there is pretty much the pure distillation of the majority of video games, which might explain why first person shooters (FPS) have given the industry some of the most popular franchises. Crysis 3 is the latest to line up against Call of Duty’s crown of dominance but is it good enough to make the shot and take the number one spot?
Conclusion: Concept: Take the fight to the insidious Cell Corporation and come face to face with the Alpha Ceph
Graphics: The PC graphics are a sight to behold, and the scaled down console visuals still impress
Sound: The kinetic score is much better than Crysis 2, and the weapons have a satisfying pop to them
Playability: The streamlined nanosuit controls from Crysis 2 return with one major improvement – sprinting doesn’t drain your energy
Entertainment: Like its predecessors, the...
Conclusion: "... you won't feel like the suit is holding you back as much as it did in previous games." " The AI isn't perfect." "Playing as the CELL team against the invisible hunters is a blast and incredibly hectic...
Pros: Stealth hunting with the combat bow, Feeling like a super soldier, Unique feel of the competitive multiplayer
Cons: The story and characters are forgettable, Multiplayer performance issues, Enemies spot you way too easily