Ken McKown writes: The Crysis franchise has been an interesting ride for me. I never played the original game when it came out, since my PC would have burst into flames trying to run it. My experience began with the second game, on a console no less, and I rather enjoyed it. Then when the original was released on Xbox Live, I gave it a go and again discovered why the franchise has been so revered. Coming into the third game, I had expectations. Combining the open-world ideas from the original with the structure of the second game could finally be the perfect recipe for the series. Sadly, Crysis 3 easily feels like the weakest in the trilogy and never manages mesh the two styles effectively.