Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Crysis 2 Review

I'm about a few hours into the game, but I figured it's enough to give a moderately accurate review. Some of you weren't too happy with my Portal 2 review, so I'll keep this one spoiler-free.

The strongest feature of the game has to be the stunning visuals. Probably some of the best graphics I've seen to date. Gorgeous environments, lush scenery, and magnificent backdrops all make you stop and "smell the roses" when you're playing. There is much to look at. And what was really cool was how much you can explore the levels. After you killed every bad guy in an area, it's hard not to go around and see what you may have missed. You'll truly appreciate all the hard work and care that went to into level design.

There were some annoying bugs, and poor AI made it quite annoying at times. The enemies either spotted you from miles away, which then voided your stealth approach, or they stare right at you and don't do anything. You also have the ability to pick up any item and toss it. It can serve as a distraction to enemies, but I wish your throw would be...ahem...manlier. I tried my best to calculate an accurate trajectory, but the throw never goes far enough. And there's a noticeable lag between the button press and the throw. The game also takes a couple hours to get going, but it's worth sticking around for.

Crysis 2 also has a strong competitive multilayer. I haven't played much of it, but it's really fun. The maps are incredible, and leveling up is rewarding. I definitely recommend Crysis 2 for its lasting appeal and quality gameplay.

This is a video of me turning on a TV, then shooting it and watching it dance as sparks fly.

40 comments:

  1. great review, I might have to check it out for myself

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  2. That was interesting to read

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  3. Oh wow! Haha, like a dancer! Nice, following! =]

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  4. I too have heard great things about the beauty of this game!

    And your dancing television made me laugh, so random, play a shooter and make a video of a dancing TV? ^.^

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  5. y see that the quality of the picture isn't that high but game looks very real, thanks for info

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  6. Its a relief to see someone reviewing games with more than just "shooty things fun yaaaaay graphics!"

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  7. been really thinking about this game. i think you just pushed me to buy it

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  8. Love the review, might have to get this game myself.

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  9. I played this game for a little bit. It was fun and the graphics were great, but it lacked something. I didn't really feel the desire to continue playing it.

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  10. if you've played cry 1 whats your opinion on the differences and the likes.. also pc or xbox or ps3?

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  11. i really wanna get this game

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  12. I always thought the crysis games were just FPS benchmarks, I guess i was wrong lol.

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  13. Definitely playing this at some stage.

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  14. I really wanna buy this game! but i dont have the money... :(

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  15. nice review man, the multiplayer is definitely worth checking out.

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  16. Another game I am waiting for price drops. xD

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  17. Great review.
    Sadly I don't think my computer would run this. :(

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  18. HELL YEAH
    The game for real Nerds :D But it requires too much :/

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  19. I've only played the beta. It was awesome.

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  20. Nice, I definitely want to get this on a steam deal.

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  21. I played the demo and it blew my mind away. I can't wait to pick it up.

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  22. I gotta be honest I didn't really like the first crysis and that initially turned me off to the second, but I tried it at my friends house and it was not half bad. I really liked it
    How to Hack Life.

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  23. Glad to see that multiplayer is a good one. i need a new one.

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  24. I was actually a little disappointed by this game. That said, I'm still yet to test out the multiplayer

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  25. That sounds pretty good. Might get it myself.

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  26. Multiplayer was pretty fun :>

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  27. Is Crysis 2 already out? Boy, I'm really a little 'out of touch' with release dates due to my studying... I hope my computer will handle the system requirements.

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  28. I think you should compare this video to a video of you actually shooting a TV. See if they match up.

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  29. I loved warhead but my laptop cant run number two, looks good still, nice view.

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  30. Crysis 2 is one of the best games of the year. The new game mechanics are awesome. Also, it looks terrific.

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