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OXCGN’s Crysis 2 Review: First Person Shooters Have Finally Evolved

OXCGN:

"Moving from PC to consoles for a sequel is always a risky proposition, especially when the original was a showcase title for gamers with graphics card installations that cost more than the average personal computer...

Crysis 2 has arrived with some lofty expectations and what it does different is clearly what will set it apart from the horde of franchise shooters."

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Proeliator1851d ago

I have to admit, this surprised me.

dedicatedtogamers1851d ago

How can Crysis 2 evolve shooters when Crysis 2 is a devolution compared to Crysis 1 and Crysis Warhead? Hype specialists...er...*ahem* I mean game reviewers are a confused bunch.

gaminoz1851d ago

There was a lot of hype for this game, but it seems to have been warranted. That's good to see!

How different are the PC and console versions?

XboxOZ3601851d ago (Edited 1851d ago )

There's a link in the review, bout 2/3rds through where they discuss the differences. It leads to a full 12 mins of actual gameplay of the PC, 360 and PS3 side by side, and there's bugger-all in them. Check it out.

Sure, the PC comes out tops, it always will, but considering that the consoles are coming along now with great looking, and playing games, it does show that we all (PC, 360 & PS3 gamers alike) can enjoy great titles.

@BadCircuit:

While I agree with you there, with this game it does fit in with the storyline, and propably gives the gamer much more opportunity and adventure than it would do in the wilds of some jungle, where everything is basically the same.

Here there's various types of terrain to deal with insofar as that each one offers a different approach, multiple approaches actually.

The rendering of NY is brilliantly done, and while it might not be picture perfect, it does set the scene for an alien invasion.

After all, where would an alien invasion occur, in the midst of some far-off jungle, or, in the very heart of the worlds major force - America

kevnb1851d ago (Edited 1851d ago )

its not really that comparable on pc vs console, the console versions really chug along. They try showing us compressed youtube video and say it looks the same, but anyone who has played this on pc and console knows its quite a huge margin. People get carried away with port this, port that. It was made on a multiplat engine, hackers even found pc like config files in the ps3 version so the could lower the res even more. While the console versions held this back big time, and proabably caused them to make less money than they could have, its still something id only play on pc.

BadCircuit1851d ago

Why in New York again??? Way too many games set there...

aviator1891851d ago

If you're referring to Portal 2 rather than the first, then the campaign, while short, is indeed better than the campaign in Crysis. However, as an overall package, $60 just doesn't warrant the purchase of Portal 2 due to its short longevity.

So, uh, no. Portal 2 is not better in all aspects.

cooperdnizzle1851d ago

The game is alright at best. And i have it on the consoles and PC. And the PC is way better. Better everything. NO LIE!

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