Monday, March 28, 2011

Crysis 2 Review

        Crysis was a gamer crisis when it was released. Some people would Cry if Crysis couldn't run on their PC. It was probably the first PC game to say indirectly that your PC sucks! After Crytek's staggering display of graphics, Crysis became the soul standard for high end gaming computers. Some people would say it was only good because of its graphics, and others would argue that. In Crysis, players took on the roll of a man called Nomad. Nomad was with a group of Special Forces lead by Prophet. Each member wore a unique "Nanosuit" that enabled them to become super soldiers. A routine spy operation on a North Korean base led to a discovery of an alien artifact that when messed with awoke an entire alien ship that had been buried for millions of years. In short, the US was contacted and sent the Navy to fight and Prophet went back to the island, and apon defeating "the boss", Nomand, Physco(a former SAS now US SP in a Nanosuit), and a scientist flew into the island to find Prophet. In Crysis 2, three years later, somehow Prophet is out and paranoid. Prophet rescues a man named Alcatraz and gives his Nanosuit to this ordinary soldier and then I don't spoil anything. So essentially, Nomad and Physco are where now? The game holds in that information and does not let the player know anything, at all, ever. That really is the only major down point in Crysis 2. Anyway, this invasion that was escalating since Crysis hits New York and Prophet's Nanosuit that has been modified by contact with aliens is the key to destroying them somehow. So after destroying stuff and saving people and smacking around enemies the game ends and Alcatraz apparently has developed Prophets personality. Yeah I know... whaat? So maybe people who loved Crysis will be a little confused and shocked, in a bad way. Moving on to what Crysis is known for, the graphics. Crysis 2 does have the best console graphics of any game so far; they brought those insane graphical ablities as its oringinal did it in new platforms, but not new heights. I don't know how it looks on PC, but probably not much better, if not at all. Still, it has the best console graphics, though. The graphics of the first game portrayed the "Wooden Jungle" almost perfectly and same with the "Concrete Jungle" in Crysis 2. The alien architecture was very original, and it seemed familiar, yet new in the same way. The rest of the art is really realistic looking and that’s really all that can be said there. Its unique game play of using these armor modules is easier to do for consoles and even in its multiplayer modes. Other than that, the game play has not changed much except for being able to slide while running and being able to add little perks in single-player (like CoD). Now moving to what is needed in FPS games now, multiplayer. Now the short statement here is the fact that it is very biased. Now let me explain. You take Halo and mix it with Battlefield/ Call of Duty and you get Crysis 2 multiplayer. If you like both then this is for you, if not then try renting this first. This also goes for single-payer, and that will just about wrap Crysis 2 up. This game earns a 5 out of 6 eggs, the breakfast of a true super soldier.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Crysis 2 review coming soon and short new Preview

         Crysis 2 review will be up once I can get some time on it. I have seen a video for Crysis 2 and it is below. I want to talk about the video. Go ahead and watch then read what I say. Ok this video starts out with a stealth kill very similar to a stealth kill in Kill Zone or Aliens vs. Predator. I would like to say just as a comparison. This game is like Battlefield on steroids. Not saying it’s too much like it, but even from the first game, the movement felt like Battlefield. Anyway the stealth kills in FPS must be all the rage and I like this addition. I notice that the guy Alcatraz (main character) kills is human and is called a CELL solider like from the demo. So apparently some humans may have chosen or were forced to work with the Aliens. Watching more of this made me more hyped about this. The sliding is a fun feature and it seems that the character can take more damage in Crysis 2 (if this difficulty is normal) than in Crysis. This game does have all the versatility that it’s original had and more. The open environments look very prevalent, also much like Crysis. Unfortunately ammo looks a little scarcer. So it looks like there is a survival aspect and players must really watch their ammo count. Then I saw the character show his hand on the screen and saw a bunch of little armor changes that could be made. I believe it’s the modules from multiplayer (equivalent of perks in CoD). I think that went over the top and might affect the single player. I just think it's a little too much for a FPS like this. Other than that, it will be amazing, right? Tell me what you think.