Crysis has never really been about the story. After three games in the series, it's become increasingly clear that the reason to play these games is for the computer-melting graphics and the feeling of being a walking tank. A big title like this usually requires some form of plot to tie together the increasingly outlandish situations you find yourself in. Not so in Crysis 3. The first two paragraphs of the Wikipedia plot summary, which bridges the 20-year gap between the second game and the third, is only briefly mentioned in passing. It's mildly confusing at first, but the plot moves at a breakneck pace anyway and you're soon whisked up in the action. The story just isn't centre stage and that's OK considering just how much fun it is to play.