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Not a Great Start But a Great Finish 0

Crytek is back trying to match the success of their graphics show horse-cum-game, Crysis. This time, the game can actually be played on systems available right now and not ones that are just coming on to the market...several years after launch. They have simplified the engine a bit, but it still has large vistas and many ways to attack your foes. It just has one minor problem. For most of the game...it just isn't all that much fun. At the end, once your suit is powered up, you no longer...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

A Unique Take On A Stale Genre 0

As of late, the first-person shooter market has grown a bit stale.  For every Fallout 3 or Borderlands there's ten Call of Duty clones.  Publishers and developers can't be blamed for trying to mimic the franchise which contains the two highest grossing video games to ever be released.  But as a person who plays as many video games as I do, I don't want one of my favorite genres to produce game after game that looks, feels and plays the exact same way.  Crytek, whether you love or hate the games ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Crysis 2 Video Review 0

This is my video review for Crysis 2, if you want to see a written review, I could muster one up.   ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Suits you sir... 0

  Platform: Xbox360, PS3, and PC Certificate: 15 Developers: Crytek Publishers: EA Genre: Sci-Fi FPS I know what your thinking: "Dat ass" With Crysis 2 being the next in a long line of first person shooters to arrive this year after Bulletstorm, Killzone 3, and Homefront there is an added emphasis on genre titles having to define themselves in an increasingly crowded market. Fortunately Crysis 2 rises to the challenge by offering players an alternative to the highly scripted linear...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Great execution but doesn't stick the landing. 0

  Crysis 2 is fast action, first person shooter with large history of games that push video game presentation behind it. However, unlike the previous games (Crysis and Far Cry 2), Crytek decides to sacrifice open world game play for more focused and enjoyable experience.   Crysis 2 takes place in New York city and in the year 2023. You play as Alcatraz, a man that is rescued by Prophet, one of the main characters of the original Crysis game. The main factions of New York are the paramilitary...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Crysis 2 review. 0

Crytek's debut on the consoles leaves the PC fanbase unharmed and provides a cool experience for all players, no matter what platform.  Crysis 2 is a very strange game. The moment I started playing the campaign, I wanted to nitpick the hell out of it. I'm a huge fan of the original Crysis games for the freedom they provided. Every encounter could be approached differently, even in the more linear levels- the nanosuit allowed you to either go in guns blazing, or to kill everyone in stealth using ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

It's good but is it great? 0

                 With the power of the nano suit at your disposal, Crysis 2 delivers a great shooter experience that many others in the genre lack. It provides a myriad of different ways to approach situations in the game and make the game play diverse so that the player will be engaged for the entire campaign. By making itself different experience than the other shooters on the market, Crysis 2 is a must have for fans of the genre looking for something that adds some diversity to a saturated ge...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Crysis 2's refreshing variety helps it succeed in a crowded genre 0

Okay so, THIS is what they meant by "next gen".On a personal level, I lack very much experience with the games Crytek has developed. Whether it be Far Cry or the original Crysis, I have never been in a situation to actually play them before now. Coming into Crysis 2 without much history of the company may have been beneficial however, as Crysis 2 surprised even myself—someone that enjoys most, if not all, first-person shooters on the market. The surplus of varying ways you could approach each an...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Is Cryteks new found console love a Crysis for PC gamers? 0

The original Crysis came out a few years ago, and was insanely gorgeous (still is too!) and was heralded as a fantastic PC exclusive. It went on to sell fantastically (around 4 million in the first year, and PC games tend to have long legs) and was followed up by an expansion of sorts, Crysis Warhead.  Now, Crysis 2 is out, and it has lost its PC exclusivity. Has this hindered the game like so many multiplatform releases these days?  Well, yes and no. There are some very clear differences betwee...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Maximum "Flame" Armor Activated 0

Alright, let's get my feelings on the first Crysis out of the way: I enjoyed most of it.Let me clarify that statement a bit. I actually played Crysis 2 on the 360 first. I enjoyed it immensely, and wasn't terribly bugged by the hitching framerate and texture pop-in mostly because it looked so darn nice that I didn't notice all that much. Then I got my new PC, and decided to try out the first Crysis. It looked amazing, though of course the lack of focus and an ending almost as bad as Halo 2's kin...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Crysis 2 Review: Will you want it to run Crysis 0

With Crysis 3 newly released I though that it would be an appropriate time to take a look back at Crysis 2, and my thoughts on the 2011 release. Crysis 2 follows in the footsteps of a predecessor that is still hailed to this day as the showcase for PC graphics, and was notoriously difficult to run. Crysis 2 was also on consoles, and swaps the jungle setting of the first game for New York City. So, does Crysis 2 provide another technical showcase, or the “best looking game on consoles”? Well, ye...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Nothing special, really. Definitely not up to the hype. A middle-class, console-intended shooter that I won't remember. 0

When I first read some reviews about how different Crysis 2 is going to be compared to the first one, I thought "well, if it's different, then it has to be better; there's no way they can make it worse than the first one". Well...no.Graphic wise it's bad. I mean, the scenes of NY are beautiful, the sky is nice and the sun looks amazing. But it's not even close to the effect that the graphics of the first Crysis had on people (and their hardware). It looks too colorful, almost cartoonish, the mod...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Good showing on Crytek. 0

I've never been much of a Crytek guy, I've found their tech impressive but the games behind them less impressive, the original Crysis gave people a different feel to the shooter genre but was always overshadowed by its stellar visuals. Crysis 2 reverses what once was, the setting while a bit generic is one of the most immersive settings out there but it's in it's gameplay that Crysis 2 truly shines, With loose ties to the first game this game is a beast all on its own.     Set in 2033 it begins ...

20 out of 25 found this review helpful.

Maximum First Person Shooter 0

  "For a transitory enchanted moment man must have held his breath in the presence of this continent, compelled into an aesthetic contemplation he neither understood nor desired, face to face for the last time in history with something commensurate to his capacity for wonder." -F. Scott Fitzgerald  First off, let's just get this out of the way. We all know about Crysis and what it stands for. The graphics look amazing. Or stunning. They might look both. They might be able to cover both t...

6 out of 8 found this review helpful.

A New York Minute 0

Crysis 2 has had PC gamers worried. Crytek’s first foray into this futuristic world of military grade Nanosuits and alien invasions was a landmark title for the platform. Besides from the open, sprawling battlefields and novel abilities granted by the Nanosuit, this was a shooter lauded for its technical profligacy. The gaming rigs of its day couldn’t run it at its highest settings, and if there was ever a reason to showcase the PC’s graphical prowess, Crysis was by far and away the game t...

6 out of 8 found this review helpful.

Crysis 2 is a thrilling, visually stunning shooter. 0

 It says a lot when a shooter can take many strides away from the norm, delivering an experience thats both innovative, inviting,  Enter Alcatraz, the latest certified nanosuit badass. thrilling and fun. The original Crysis achieved just that--blending nanosuits with big levels that led to a ton of flexibility and all of that was coupled with some of the most advanced visuals ever seen on the PC, which prompted players to upgrade their hardware just so they could gock at all the...

5 out of 7 found this review helpful.

Pretty, but all round "meh." 0

 Its weird - even though I've been playing Back to the Future, for some reason it feels like it's been a long time since I've played a new, core-gamer focused PC title. I figured Crysis 2 would scratch that itch, and having played the last game, I knew what sort of experience to expect. I just didn't expect that it would be pretty much the same damn game for four years ago.Developed by Crytek, Crysis 2 is the sequel to the 2007 game that you probably didn't play because your computer di...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

No king of the hill, almost top of the heap 0

Last month, I played and reviewed Killzone 3 which had a campaign that I thought exemplified my problems with Guerrilla Games: they make great looking games but the "game" part is lacking. Crytek to a certain degree has been called this by others and while I don't have a computer that can run the original game (or Far Cry for that matter), Crysis 2 seems intent to being the developer's first major console release and a step forward for them. However the transition isn't as smooth and for every m...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Be strong, be fast, be motherf***ing badass! 0

It is easy to ignore FPS's nowadays. Many don't match the qualities of Call Of Duty (take Homefront for example). But this one is very different. Why? Because it doesn't try to be Call Of Duty. It doesn't need to, developers Crytek have made there very own unique game. And it's pretty sweet.You've probably heard before, but the graphics are top-notch. I'd seen screenshots prior to release, but you have to see it to believe it. I knew it was going to look stunning, but at the beginning of the gam...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

A Fun, Refreshing Military Shooter 0

 Crysis 2 has great lighting. It'll remind you of that alot. Crysis 2 has a lot of expectations to live up too. It’s the sequel to what many consider to be a landmark PC title, a game that set the benchmark for PC graphics upon it’s release. In addition to that, it’s is also the first game that developer Crytech has made simontaniesly for consoles as well as PC. Thankfully, Crysis 2 does not collapse under the pressure and delivers a fun, often thrilling experience with plenty of value for shoot...

5 out of 9 found this review helpful.

Rote 0

The Crysis franchise has become synonymous with being the test subject for newly built PCs. Even so much as the first achievement I got in Crysis 2 was titled “Can it run Crysis?”. The game is a technical showpiece. Even on console, Crysis 2 is easily one of this generation’s best looking games. That’s about it, unfortunately. Like that girl in highschool, this game is all about looking good but offers little beyond eye candy. Crytek’s latest is all about big-budget action. There are a ton of d...

5 out of 10 found this review helpful.

Crysis 2 - First Impressions 0

First Impressions - Crysis 2  If you haven't heard of the name Crysis before, don't feel bad, a lot of people haven't. Crysis was a game that was released a few years back to the die hard PC gaming community. Why die hard? Because the machine you needed to play it at anything other than a lower quality had to be a hind end machine. As a result, not a lot of people outside of the PC community got their hands on the game. It's a shame really because the game was a technical feat, even at today'...

2 out of 4 found this review helpful.

A stellar tactical FPS 0

 Note: These are my feelings of the single player campaign only. Pros: The combat makes this game for me. Coming up to an area full of enemies fills me with joy at deciding how to take them all out effectively, instead of most shooters that have me spending more time staring at a compass so I know where the game specifically wants me to go through their lazy level design to stand at the exact right spot and use the exact right weapon as brainless meatheads charge towards me. It's the sam...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Pros and Cons: Crysis 2 0

Four years after the release of Crysis, German developer Crytek is at it again with the technically awe-striking Crysis 2. This time, however, the team has left the actual jungle for the urban jungle of Manhattan. You play Alcatraz, an ordinary soldier who is quickly outfitted with the game changing Nanosuit and charged with tracking down a valuable ally while repelling an alien invasion. While the first Crysis played like a long tech demo, Crysis 2 is anything but, featuring an engaging campaig...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Crysis of faith 0

 this was written by my close friend, Kimerex who doesn't have an account here (yet) so I am posting this on his behalf       Sony had Killzone. Microsoft had Halo. In the slew of all these things, PC birthed a game to show the non-believers that the platform should never be looked over. Crysis hit the stores with intent to burn out as many power rigs as it could. Even I spent a lot of time trying to tweak my set up to run Crysis at mostly high settings with a little at maximum. Eventually, with...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Strap on your cyborg suit for a powerful shooting experience 0

Platform: Xbox 360, Playstation 3, PC Genre: First Person Shooter Release Date: March 22~25, 2011 Developer: Crytek Publisher: Electronic Arts No longer do people have to fear the Crytek engine and its demanding requirements, as you don’t even need a PC to play the latest first person-superhuman-cyborg-shooter, Crysis 2.  It is , not essential that the first Crysis is played to completion but it will definitely provide you with some background to the story.  Contrary to the common shooter th...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Enter Nanosuit 2.0 0

Crysis is a game that needs no introduction, at least for PC gamers. In 2007 Crytek released a game that was considered to be far ahead of its time, and which shocked the PC gaming world with jaw-dropping visuals like no other. For those fortunate enough to own a system capable of running the beast, Crysis was surely an unforgettable first person experience featuring the most realistic graphics ever seen. Crytek showed the world the capabilities of CryEngine and DX10; since the game's release th...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Crysis 2 - A Horseman's Review 0

Back when my computer was the staple of my entertainment system, Crysis was used as the benchmark for my computers performance; actually, this was pretty much the case for all "Hardcore" PC Gamers. As a game, Crysis was decent, with a large and generally open-world environment for the player to explore and experiment.  I've been looking forward to Crysis 2 for quite awhile. I didn't except a huge graphical leap, especially since I was going to play the 360 version, but I was expecting a high-qua...

1 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Crysis 2: MAXIMUM REVIEW 0

NOTE: This review pertains to the retail Xbox 360 version of Crysis 2MAXIMUM STORYTo say that Crysis 2's campaign story is bad would be an understatement of sorts. It's not just that it's a bad story overall but the way it's told makes it that much worse. I would give a synopsis of what transpires but the fact is that at a certain point my brain put up some sort of protective measures that prevented my from absorbing any more of the poisonous stupidity Crysis 2 was injecting into it. The best I ...

1 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Fun, but not groundbreaking 0

Crysis 2 had big shoes to fill. The first Crysis was fun and expansive with gameplay that lived up to the promise of providing strategic options through the unique nano-suit mechanic. All this was wrapped up in what were some ground breaking and memorable graphical settings. Crysis 2 comes off with all the same elements still in good form, but their impressions have been unfortunately muted. Admittedly the graphics are what drove me to the game, and although they still are some of the best aroun...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Crysis 2 and why game devs should die 0

Ok, so way back a few years ago, Crysis was released on the PC and people were like HOLY SHIT THIS GAME LOOKS AWESOME. Well the crazy good graphics made people overlook some of the core gameplay flaws, but it was a game that worked and that attempted to say: pc gaming isn't dead. Well it's 2011 and EA and Crytek have decided: fuck pc gaming, lets generalize Crysis 2 to the consoletards. Really I don't hate my 360 or my PS3, but I have an undying love for my pc because 1: better controls, 2: bett...

0 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Solid graphics, but the story and gameplay are frustrating 0

Picked this game up to have an nice mindless shooter and that is sort of exactly what I got. This game has some really good looking graphics, even on the Xbox. Once you get past that though everything else feels rather "ho-hum".  One of the core pieces of the gameplay is the ability to go stealth or use a sort of armor to approach scenarios. While fairly interesting at first, it grows rather tedious once the game progresses. Almost all of the level designs drop you into a large area. You develop...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Fight for the future with future technology 0

Crysis 2 is a visual treat to the eyes.   Crysis 2 is a visually pleasing game. OK it is a REALLY visually appealing game, but as you know that is only a portion of what makes a game great. Crytek has utilized their CryENGINE 3 to create a game that looks, feels, and plays very differently from the slew of first person games out there. PC players can still max out the settings and enjoy the benefits of a mouse & keyboard, but now console players can experience the story of the nanosuited sol...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A good relatively unique experience 0

Not having played the original Crysis I came in with almost no expectations for this game, and while the first 20 some odd minutes didn't exactly have me sold, I eventually got into the rhythm of the gameplay and started to enjoy it. Generally speaking I feel like you get some of the most unique environments in a first person shooter here, not many games let you fight on skyscrapers, jump between buildings, or traverse large urban earthquake damaged areas like this one.Once you start to figure o...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Holy Flare Batman 0

  CRYSIS 2 Review      The shooter genre has given up plenty of different types of games this generation but I think we can all agree they’re starting grow tiresome if not repetitive. Not to fret though, there are some gems out there. Crysis 2 suits you up (no pun intended) in a futurist New York City to defend off aliens known as the Ceph. The norm for first person shooters has taken a shift for a while now towards the call of duty idealism and that’s where Crysis 2 shines. Although it still h...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A Fun Experience 0

I recently bought Crysis 2 after playing the first Crysis and been playing since. The game introduces some interesting game mechanics that others do not have, which are all unique but are used together throughout the game in a interesting way which will separate this game from others.  Now in this sequel, instead of being on a crazy lush jungle filled with Koreans, you are in New York, or an urban jungle. eh. A new idea which did work out for them. You start of the game with a great cut scene...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A gorgeous step down 0

Weird story: back when I first bought a new laptop, I decided to buy the original Crysis since despite its notoriety for being hard to run, me (with no tech knowledge whatsoever) thought a brand new laptop can run a 2 year old game. Heh, nope. So when I finally got me a gaming PC and new video card, Crysis was the first thing I popped in. And while I already played Crysis 2 on consoles, this year was the first time I was able to play the games "as they were meant to be played" with fully maxed o...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Perfectly competent rendition of shooting aliens in New York. 0

It’s hard to comment on a game like Crysis 2, one which is incredibly well-made and -designed, generally a pleasure to play through, no major problems to quibble about, and something you will probably immediately forget as soon as you finish.There’s just not much to really latch onto with Crysis 2. Is it better than the first Crysis? In many ways, yes. It’s generally an easier, faster-paced game that gives you ample opportunity to plan approaches into bases (the hallmark of Far Cry and Crysis ga...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Maximum Review, engaged. 0

 I must state upfront that I don't talk about the multiplayer, I did try it, but didn't have enough fun to stop me playing the campaign.   Crysis is a game that is perhaps more notorious for utter ridiculous hardware requirements rather than the actual content of the game. My biggest hurdle with the original game was the controls, they were needlessly complicated and made everything about the game far more frustrating than it needed to be. Crysis 2 tackles that issue head on and completely revam...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Crysis 2 0

Crysis 2, the latest graphical powerhouse from developer Crytek, marks a number of firsts for the developer. For the first time they have left the lush tropical setting and moved to the urban jungle of New York city, providing a number of gameplay changes from previous games in the city. Crysis 2 also marks the first time the developer has targeted the console platforms as well as the PC. This decision was met with some disappointment from some of the PC gamer elitists. All of Crytek’s previous ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Crysis 2 Review: Will you want it to run crysis 0

Crysis 2 follows in the footsteps of a predecessor that is still hailed to this day as the showcase for PC graphics, and was notoriously difficult to run. Crysis 2 is also on the consoles, and swaps the jungle setting of the first game for New York City. So, does Crysis 2 provide another technical showcase, or the “best looking game on consoles”? Well, yes and no. Its a game that has tried to evolve from its predecessor, but in many areas has failed in some fundamental ways. The story of Crysis ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

(Identity) Crysis 0

Crysis 2 is a confused game because I'm not sure it knows what type of game it ultimately wants to be. It plays like a FPS, but it succeeds more when it's played as a stealth game à la Metal Gear Solid. Granted, you have a nano suit that gives you augmented abilities like increased strength and armor. But those abilities are almost rendered moot considering you can often avoid combat all together with the cloaking ability that makes you invisible for a brief period of time (but which you can inc...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

"The suit changes everything" 0

FPS games have been growing stale. For the most part, the market is flooded with military shooters, and many of them satisfy the exact same itch. Crysis 2 finds itself potentially overlooked as a result of this, and that's a shame, because it revitalized my interest in the FPS genre.  What sets Crysis 2 apart from the rest is the Nanosuit. With the touch of a button, you can turn partially invisible, become much more resilient to damage, and scan the battlefield for strategic opportunities. All ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Brilliant tech coupled with pathetic game design and lots of bugs 0

Oh boy, lets start with the good stuff. Crysis 2 looks really pretty and runs really well on my not-so-fast computer (Core Duo 1.8Ghz, ATI HD5670) when turning down the details and switching to DirectX10. Especially the way it handles motion and focus blur has a realism to it that I haven't seen in other games. The core gameplay is also still solid and retains the armor and stealth modes of your nano suit that allow you to dynamically vary your playstyle from one second to the next.But enough wi...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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