3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Great if approached in individual sections,
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This review is from: Crysis 3 - Hunter Edition (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
I liked Crysis, i loved crysis 2, and had high hopes for this one. I think it's a fun game in the end, but mainly for it's great mechanics, not the overall game, which is kinda cheesy this time round.
I bought this for the campaign mode, and it is SHORT. As in, 5 hours? Less, if you skip the cut scenes. It's got to be a third of Crysis 2's story mode, which felt - and was - epic in scope.
First - too much YAPPING in cut scenes that are po-faced and nonesensical. Please just get on with the action already!
When the game leaves the cutscenes behind, this is a great shooter based on super refined mechanics. In fact, having gotten past the story, I found the game to be better the second time around. I didn't have to endure the yapping anymore. Just turn the music and dialogue off, and soak up the world, the sound, and the great open(ish) shooter gameplay.
The cool thing about crysis is that you have all your awesome powers from the beginning. You get the game's most powerful weapon - the predator bow - right from the off almost, so the badassery begins in earnest - you don't have to "earn it". The AI is also better in this game than in 2 - no-one has eyes in the back of their head. A lot of the canned enemy chit-chat could be better though. It gets very old very quick.
Some individual sections are fantastic - chinatown, the railyard - and the game is very fluid to play: the controls are just flawless. It's also a great looking game too - particularly in 3D, from which there's no going back once you've tried it. Of all the games out there, Cryteks 3D is the easiest on the eyes ( I played 3-4 hours without strain) and the most immersive.
It's a slight shame that so much of the game plays at night - i would've liked some more daytime sequences where I could see where I was going.
As of 23 march 2013 this game seemed pretty abandoned on xbox live. I liked hunter mode, but overall this is not a game I wanted to play online.
Overall, I think this is a good game.
BTW Nanovision + predator bow = Predator. Awesome!