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Makes the Crysis world more user-friendly
on 15 December 2012
I loved the original Crysis a lot, the graphics were insane and gameplay very free-roam style. Crysis 2 is a different take on what was originally a very enthusiast orientated game. So being brutally honest, number 2 does feel like it was perhaps born on a console, in essence, if you like the more Hollywood movie experience with a pre-defined script and plot and path (a'la modern warfare etc) then this game will actually suit you a lot better than Crysis original ever will. This might not suit all tastes, however. I gave it time though, and with addition of the texture packs its true power is unleashed. It isn't as gritty as Crysis 1 in some ways, and the graphics are sort of, well 'different' (you can add a mod to suit your own taste if you want a darker game) but what really shines in this game is the completeness. The game is now more orientated and accessible to the non-pro or occasional gamer; movement and the changing of suit modes, for example, is a lot more straight forward. Its been simplified, and is less simulator like than Crysis, but somehow it ends up providing an experience that is greater than the sum of its parts. One thing I would say is that you can enjoy the blockbuster experience, you can even add your mods, but I would avoid playing on the easiest difficulties if you can avoid it, for it will only shorten the experience. In short, don't steam roller the game, don't play with subtitles, don't skip cut-scenes and I think many players will find it manages to do the FPS thing better than any of the COD series have in years.