Learn more Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Learn more Shop Fire Shop Kindle Arcade Fire Shop now Fitbit
Customer Review

10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Simply Stunning, 27 Mar. 2011
By 
This review is from: Crysis 2 - Limited Edition (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
I have to admit I approached Crysis 2 with some trepidation, having been a die hard fan of the first two games in the franchise I must say I had many concerns as I loaded the game into my xbox- would the controls translate properly? would the graphics do the original game justice? Would the story be as near perfect as the original? Would I be able to again stalk Koreans in the rainforest?

The answer to most of these questions is yes. Sort of. The first thing that obviously has to be mentioned is the graphics, and yes, they are stunning. Crytek have done a fantastic job with CryEngine 3, in fact it seems incredible to me that previous developers haven't capitalised on the xboxes true capacity in this way. However, the one thing that I noticed which hadn't been carried over from the Cry2 Engine was destructible environments, yes things blow up, yes they look great when they do but I'll admit that I was very disappointed to find that a lot of structures that I expected to be able to topple I, well, couldn't. Seeing as it is possible on the Blizzard engine a la Battlefield and Medal of Honor I don't feel that it would be a stretch.

The control system in Crysis 2 is more or less seamless, being one of my main concerns the ability to switch between armour modes is as simple as a tap of a button, the integration of sprint mode and the power melee options as well works particularly well, however, I felt that because of the system of hot swapping mainly between cloak and shield I felt that one of the stars of Crysis 1 was ommited- Namely strength mode. The ability to grab someone and throw them through a wall, whilst not essential is pretty damn fun.

The story in Crysis 2 is involving well written and the score composed by the venerable Hans Zimmer is fantastic, Crytek have again created an involving masterpiece that- for me at least lasted over ten hours (Supersoldier difficulty) length being my main gripe with modern games. The enemy AI is well crafted and requires at the least a little bit of thought and tactics to overcome.

All in all the game is brilliant, the story is great, the graphics are superb and the gameplay is second to none and honestly, fun. Crysis 2 is a game that doesn't take itself too seriously in the respects that it gives the player the ability to tackle combat how they want. The few missing features meant that for me this game was 4 stars instead of 5 but if you aren't a Crysis veteran you won't miss them, either way this game definately gets 5/5 for fun.

Note- This is a review of the Crysis 2 Single Player, I haven't had a chance to tackle MP yet ;)
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
  [Cancel]


Review Details

Item

Reviewer


Location: Portishead

Top Reviewer Ranking: 10,257,764