Better than the second game, but still not as interesting as the first
8 June 2014
Summary: I had watched the first Crysis game and thought that I could buy the second and third one since I liked the first one a lot. After playing through this one, I can say that it was worth playing once but that it does not have any replay value and the story and mechanics of how the game worked were not the best I have seen. The only big issue I had with the second game was the nanosuit upgrades, and I thought that the ones in the third game might be better.
Summary: Didn't care for this one. Pre-ordered it with some anticipation, but after beginning the story mode I just couldn't get into it. And the multiplayer, don't even get me started on that. Some terrible code written for that, the speed and randomness at which you get killed versus being able to kill others makes it unbearable. I sold it back as soon as I could. Maybe if you're a big fan of the series it'd be better, but it is not for me.
Summary: I have played Crysis since the first one, and have felt that the series has strengths and weaknesses. As time goes on and this series tries to refine itself, it does tend to be more generic with each new iteration. On the PS3, the game had plenty of options that impressed me. I like some of the things they've done under the hood and how they have refined the control scheme so that you simply "do" what you want without having to fumble around with a bunch of options.
Summary: Let it be known that I hold Crysis 2 in the highest regard. I adored that game so much that I compare every other shooter to it. To me, Crysis 2 is the perfect shooter. It offered linear gameplay, as well as open battlefields. It let you play it as a straight up run and gun shooter, but also let you play it like a stealth game. It rewarded exploration, but didn't punish you if you just wanted to get straight to the good stuff.
Summary: This is a let-down after Crysis-2, which I though was a great game. I could not see much improvement compared to the second game in terms of graphics, new characters or playability. The campaign is a bit clunky with the dialogues and animations fail to immerse you in the game. Still, it was fun to play as an extension-pack to Crysis 2. The hunter bow is totally pointless. It is not exciting and does not add anything to the game in my opinion.
Summary: I tend to expect a lot from Crysis but it usually fails short of my expectations. Crysis 3 is no exception, I think that Crytek placed a great game when the series started on the PC but has failed again and again in the sequels. It's - nevertheless - an OK game to play, but it still feels a bit claustrophobic at times very much unlike the sense of a sandbox world I had on the first Crysis.
Summary: Though the game play was very dynamic and the graphics were absolutely astounding, it pales in comparison when it comes to the previous games in terms of story. I thought it was a bit cliche and not what I was expecting at all.