When it comes to over-previewed games, Crysis is probably pretty high on the list. Even so, IGN were invited to come down to EA Redwood Shores again to step in and play the first three levels from this highly anticipated shooter:
"This was the first time that we'd been allowed to watch the cutscenes during the game and found that they definitely added to the overall atmosphere. They keep the perspective in the view of the main character, much like those in Half-Life 2, except that they take control away from the player to set up specific cinematic shots that happen through the character's eyes. Crytek obviously didn't want players to miss any of the quick and exciting moments that happen when the team of nano-augmented soldiers come up against the island's other occupation force."