Story?

#1 Posted by BongChilla (205 posts) -

When the original Crysis was released I did not have a computer that could run it, now I do and Crysis 2 is now out. Can I go right into the sequel or should I play Crysis 1? Also how does Warhead fit into the story if at all?

#2 Posted by BraveToaster (12590 posts) -

A lot of console players haven't played the first and had no problems with the sequel.

#3 Edited by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@BongChilla said:

" When the original Crysis was released I did not have a computer that could run it, now I do and Crysis 2 is now out. Can I go right into the sequel or should I play Crysis 1? Also how does Warhead fit into the story if at all? "

It has little tie to the first. Anything thats important is tossed into a few small flashbacks.  
 
No mention of warhead is made at all. And there is a passing talk about the first game and the island it happened on....more or less going to " bad stuff happened here"  
 
So no go and dive right into the second.   
 
The first game was not about story...but about the looks. 
#4 Posted by BongChilla (205 posts) -
@The_Laughing_Man said:
" @BongChilla said:

" When the original Crysis was released I did not have a computer that could run it, now I do and Crysis 2 is now out. Can I go right into the sequel or should I play Crysis 1? Also how does Warhead fit into the story if at all? "

It has little tie to the first. Anything thats important is tossed into a few small flashbacks.   No mention of warhead is made at all. And there is a passing talk about the first game and the island it happened on....more or less going to " bad stuff happened here"   So no go and dive right into the second.    The first game was not about story...but about the looks.  "  
Cool, that is good news because the sequel looks to be a much better game overall what I've seen game play wise.
#5 Posted by JasonR86 (9611 posts) -
@BongChilla:  
 
I'm about 3/4 of the way through.  I never played the original either.  I personally don't care one way or the other about the story.  It's a typical Sci-Fi action movie story about aliens invading but with a mercenary twist to the Marines vs Aliens you usually see.  I have found myself a bit lost at times but I don't really care.  
#6 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5808 posts) -
@Axxol said:
" A lot of console players haven't played the first and had no problems with the sequel. "
This. Besides, I don't think Crysis is the kind of game you play for its story.
 
That being said, I've heard some people say the original is better, so I think it's probably worth checking out.
#7 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@BongChilla said:
" @The_Laughing_Man said:
" @BongChilla said:

" When the original Crysis was released I did not have a computer that could run it, now I do and Crysis 2 is now out. Can I go right into the sequel or should I play Crysis 1? Also how does Warhead fit into the story if at all? "

It has little tie to the first. Anything thats important is tossed into a few small flashbacks.   No mention of warhead is made at all. And there is a passing talk about the first game and the island it happened on....more or less going to " bad stuff happened here"   So no go and dive right into the second.    The first game was not about story...but about the looks.  "  
Cool, that is good news because the sequel looks to be a much better game overall what I've seen game play wise. "
Ive played the game three times over. There is very little refrance to the first game so your set. 
#8 Posted by jmic75 (262 posts) -

Yeah theres no need to play the first one for the story, there wasn't much of it in the first and they do a recap in Crysis 2.

#9 Posted by Underachiever007 (2468 posts) -

I've heard that the first Crysis is the better of the two.

#10 Edited by bybeach (4735 posts) -

Do NOT worry about the story. 
 
WAT Story? 
 
I just finished crysis 2, and I feel lost without neccessarily  wanting to be found. What was all  that I just played? Oh well, at least I understand when a developer is blatantly wanting a sequel, I caught that hint.  And the gameplay  does give it a pass there..sooooo 
 
Nice game, minus voice acting and plot, but nice game. I won't say great, but I would play a sequel. Maybe it might even have a story, and not just a cranky old man, a cranky lady, and some asshole dudes. And come to think, ultimatly for some undecipherable reason, those unlucky Aliens.

#11 Posted by Geno (6477 posts) -

The story in Crysis 2 has nothing to do with the story in Crysis 1 except for a name-drop. 

#12 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -
@Geno said:
" The story in Crysis 2 has nothing to do with the story in Crysis 1 except for a name-drop.  "
As far as I could work out he story is actually a direct continuation of the first from the point that Prophet gets his suit upgraded with the Alien biotech info in the "chair" and goes back to the Longshan Islands from the Carrier via VTOL.  Hargreaves even makes a point of saying that Prohphet's real job was to research and retrieve the Alien biotech at all costs - even if it meant losing the rest of the team because H had been making the Nanosuit technology based on whatever Alien/Ceph biotech he could recover over the entirety of his career.  The North Korean Expansionist Threat was just a coverup for that real mission, just as the Gould Extraction was in this game.  Hargreaves was the voice of the suit all along.
#13 Posted by Rattle618 (1463 posts) -

As people have said there is no need to go back for story reasons, but I would recommend you do it anyway cause the first one and warhead can be a lot of fun and still look incredible.

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