Sarcastic Gamer visits NYC to check out the debut of Crysis 2 and lays out the details of EA and Crytek's upcoming blockbuster. After laying out the facts, they ask the question of whether it will be big enough to take on Halo: Reach?
What is a Halo?
Everything else, depends on EAs investment in review swag.
HALO REACH is the ONLY Halo killer in existence..period.. Crysis 2 is a Crysis Killer..period.. Halo Reach will finally overturn Halo 3's 4-player campaign..which wasnt the best in the series..and finally take on a multiplayer system that simply has not been topped this generation. When the frenzy for Reach peaks in September..please revisit this article and try to keep a straight face. Here's to hoping Crysis 2 will be another great addition to the console FPS world..but it won't topple the king Evil
Crysis 2 has potential, at this level, graphics dont matter, i will be looking for good gameplay and awesome online. For crysis especially, i'll wait a few months after release to buy the game, i dont want to repeat a MW2 mistake ever again.
OH SHIAT, HERE COMES THE HALO KILLER! And it's another Halo. Crysis can't top its sales. Probably will never top it in replay value either. People will not be playing Crysis 2 for longer than 2 months - but that's just my educated guess. I won't purchase Crysis 2, simply because of the lack of replayability from the first game. Sure, there were multiple ways to your objectives, but the gameplay didn't feel quite deep enough. Believe it or not, I believe Halo Reach will have deeper shooting mechanics than Crysis 2. -Armor abilities. I won't go all over them, but they will change gameplay. -Whole new depth to close quarters combat. Now, bullets and melee hits won't damage through shields until they pop. Players have to time them well. -Blooming reticule, but that's in a lot of games -Shield vs health, plasma vs bullets
Seeing as a majority of gamers couldn't even experience Crisis 1 I doubt it could even phase the Resistance series yet alone the Halo juggernaut. Crysis is just eye candy - the story sucks ass and EA/Crytek know that damn well which is why they are bringing Richard Morgan in for Crysis 2. But the simple answer, no. Crysis can't do anything to Halo except people see a graphical difference.
Probably graphically but thats not y we buy games, anyways the title made me lol because it wont, at least on its first try it wont.
"Probably graphically but thats not y we buy games" Tell that to this generation's ignorant fanboys who judge everything ON DA GRAFIX! Crysis wont kill Halo but FFS, why does it have to? This is what tarnished Killzone's legacy. People just had to jealously compare it to Halo and claim it was going to "kill" it. Ludicrous.
@Alpha-Male22 Every fanboy needs something to hold an argument with If 360 was leading in visuals, 360 fanboys would be using that. Every 1 will use something thee can use to try and make their system of preference look better.
THEY ARE DIFFERENT GAMES CATERING TO DIFFERENT AUDIENCES!!!!!!!!!!!! so pls, stop comparing them and saying which one will top the other in sales.
Halo Reach will break the sales record on the 360...Nothing this year will match it...Everything I've seen from Crysis looks average at best...Halo is untouchable as long as Bungie is behind the wheel...All the Halo games have been fantastic IMO and judging from all the vids/blogs/trailers Reach will be amazing... Crysis trailer was average if not below average for this gen...Completely coping Gears trailer right down to the music from yrs ago, thought locust were gonna come out of that building...lol...looked like Xbox 1 and the screens they just released look pretty bad...check them out for yourselves...The PC version looks amazing with stunning animations...still...this year in gaming on the consoles gonna be hard to beat... Developers have to make decisions on where to concentrate their resources when making a game...Bungie knows this and while improving the graphics, they spent just as much time maximizing the game play and AI...Bungie always delivers excellent single player GAMEPLAY as well as some of the best multi player out there...Watch the Reach trailers and developer diaries...Reach the biggest Halo game Bungie has ever attempted to make...Huge levels with many intelligent AI and vehicles running around, all in game with minimal cut scenes...Nothing like it...EVERY gamer out there should have a chance to play it...Gonna be EPIC....
The thing I find people (including myself) like most about Halo is the Halo universe. Maybe Crysis will have better graphics or gameplay or multiplayer or all of them, but none of that will matter because a lot of fans of Halo are just fans of everything Halo. A suprising number of people I know who like Halo read all the Halo books and just love the universe. That's something you can never take away from Halo, is how awesome the Halo universe is. I don't think anything will kill Halo, unless they totally F up the franchise and make a lame spin-off. Games may become as big as Halo, but they will never kill off Halo, not for some time at least.
Only Gran Turismo 5 have a chance to outsell Halo Reach and the possibility of that is still debatable. Xbox360 fans will buy anything with Halo on there, i'm sure its probably gonna sell 5 million within the first week sales. However, i'm going for Gran Turismo 5 because its simply the definitive racing simulator on the planet coming fall 2010.
In sales, hype and publicity, not a chance. In everything else (stuff that actually matters) I dont see why not. They'd be hard pushed to bet Bungie when it comes to multiplayer though. I'm not a big Halo fan/player but they do what their fans want and they do it well. Crysis Wars, wasnt that great, so hopefully they've worked on that.
never played crysis (I dont game on pc) but in terms of multiplayer aspects...it takes alot of doing to beat halo`s mp ( which i still play and will continue playing until reach beta arrives next month!). crysis looked awsome but i dont hear any pc owners banging on about how much fun it is...and thats saying something considering its supposed to be PC gamings trump card. Atleast with reach ill know next month if its gonna be good. crysis2 is a dark horse...just have to wait to find out, but man ,it sure is a looker!...if there are any gamers who have play both crysis and halo3 speak up ....i want to hear some constructive stuff from ya`ll.
All you people who have never played Crysis: stop commenting on its gameplay and reducing it to its graphics. Even if you've never played the game, you could at least check out Wikipedia and open your eyes to how well it was received: <<Crysis was awarded a 98% in the PC Gamer U.S. Holiday 2007 issue, making it one of the highest rated games ever in PC Gamer, tying with Half-Life 2 and Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri. The UK edition of the magazine awarded the game 92%, describing the game as "A spectacular and beautiful sci-fi epic." GameSpot awarded Crysis a score of 9.5 out of 10, describing it as "easily one of the greatest shooters ever made." GameSpy gave it a 4.5 out of 5 stating that the suit powers were fun but also criticizing the multiplayer portion of the game for not having a team deathmatch. X-Play gave it a 3 out of 5 on its "Holiday Buyer's Guide" special episode, praising the graphics and physics, but criticized the steep hardware requirements as well as stating that the game is overhyped with average gameplay. GamePro honored Crysis with a score of 4.75 out of 5, saying it was "a great step forward for PC gaming," but criticized the steep hardware requirements. IGN awarded it a 9.4 out of 10, hailing it as "one of the more entertaining ballistic showdowns in quite some time.">>
"All you people who have never played Crysis: stop commenting on its gameplay and reducing it to its graphics." ?....At no point in my statement did i say anything negative about crysis. i mereley spoke on what i have seen...and i have only seen it never played it so i never commented on its gameplay. i just spoke on what i excpect of halo`s gameplay..based o the fact that i have played all halo games.And i was on the halo 3 beta .And i will be playing the Reach beta in just a few weeks... "Even if you've never played the game, you could at least check out Wikipedia and open your eyes to how well it was received" I asked for the opinions of you guys NOT the reviews ,but thanks for the effort all the same :) i couldnt be bothered to look it up!
this guy seems like hes a Halo hater and a crysis fanboy. He doesnt even say anything about reach other than when he says it wont be as good a crysis 2. Why not just do a crysis 2 preview since you mention NOTHING about Reach. Why cant people like more than one game at a time. I dont think that crysis will have as roubust a multilayer mode as reach but I think it will still be great. Crysis is also gonna have to battle with the new COD game that a TON of people will surley play too.
Graphically? Probably. Everything else no.
What do you mean by probably? Crysis 2 will definitely look better than Halo Reach!
Whats with the terrible article anyway.. its pretty not purty! and secondly what makes NYC a positive ... "… and doing all of this in NYC.",, huh>? this is a poorly written article at anypoint and the dude need proper editing. Anyway.. i believe crysis would do ok in sale at least but not to the scale of halo reach, graphically it would probably be better but anything else NO WAY. even if it did halo hype would be way too big for it to overshadow halo... personally it is brave of EA to slot it there for realease but at the same time it could be suicidal. MS will pump a bucket load of marketing to halo till u see "DEW AD of halo in ur dream"
This is basically superior graphics vs. superior multi-player. I think multi-player is going to win, though I prefer single player games that looks good. I did hear they got a renowned sci-fi writer to write the story, so hopefully Crysis2 is not just another crappy eye-candy.
Halo's even bigger than Mario!
Mario is to gaming as to what Google is to the internet.
LMAO! Nothing is bigger than Halo Reach. Nothing. Sony desperately tried to find a Halo Killer with Resistance, Killzone 2 and MAG and failed miserably. NOTHING IS AT THE HIGH LEVEL OF HALO REACH! NOTHING!
You forgot Haze in that list.
Okay I mean to rain on your fanboy parade but with the exception of Killzone(the first one) none of those games were marketed as a Halo killer soo that was stupid. Not sure about Haze. Nothing could stop Halo? A little game known as Modern Warfare could have, if it was marketed that way but it wasn't so eh. But next time how about you mention other FPS' that took on the futuristic giant? Sounds fair and sensible to me, oh wait these are forums ignorance reigns supreme so never mind Good Day gentlemen.
Whoa...calm down my friend. Several months before its release, Haze was propped up by the forum/blog/marketing community as a Halo killer. I simply said MLG needs to add that to his list? How is that being a fanboy? Relax man, it's just a video game.
actually resistance2, killzone2 and haze were all labelled the halo 3 killers by the ps3 fanboys, not the devs themselves...and whether they did what the fans thought it would, is totally up to opinion but killzone should have been left out, cause despite being an fps, its not catering to the scifi shooter genre
Thank you (7.4) I wasn't getting mad(what just because I called you a fanboy?)please I can hold a debate about video games and not have it phase me but back to what I was saying(which is basically what 7.4 said) the devs never marketed Resistance, killzone2as a"HALO-KILLER"(Sony fanboys, foolishly called that a Halo killer). Before Killzone 2 was released Guerrilla themselves told Sony and the Fanboys to not call it a "Halo-Killer". And it is up to opinion, I know a few people who are Halo enthusiast that loved Killzone 2, Resistance 1-2 and even Haze *cringe*. So it is about opinion. I'm sorry I offended you(7.1) but I know MLG is fanboy sooooo yeah. Killzone should have been left out of this conversation since it was basically Halo vs Crisis
No. Sadly, there are far too many Halo kids out there. Their artificial hype will blow things out of reality, and create the illusion that Reach is a godsend. Everybody knows how that goes.
I think both games are not as good as the hype. Halo isn't that great(fanboys aside) and the first Crysis wasn't anygood, so right now crysis 2 will have to show me something alot better than they had.
.was probably the closest FPS for the 360 to actually make Halo sweat a little. But it'll all be over when REACH hits. That Halo is a juggernaut and with all the improvements and modern updates of today's FPS's that have now become standard for this genre implemented in REACH....whoooaaa boy.
Modern warfare sells more so why do people think halo is the king? The king is mw2 despite all the glitches, people like realistic shooters compared to cartoony scifi shooters. The question should be if crysis can beat mw2 sales or cod7 sales
mw2 is multiplatform so is pretty much guaranteed more sales
Halo is the king because of the solid multi-players experience, not the sale.
Since they're played online a lot, like Halo. So what makes it king, really, MW series sells more games without advertising as much as Halo, and they're played online a lot on all platforms. That sounds like the more popular games to me.
What are you talking about? Activision spent $200.000.000 advertising MW2.
what are you even talking about...mw 2 or 1 sold more then halo if u combine ps3 and 360 but on 360 ALONE halo 3 sold more then mw2 and mw1....halo 3 is the only xbox 360 game to pass 10 million copies AND it was the number 1 most played online game for 2009 beating out cod mw1....sooo ur not making any sense
Since when did a arcade shooter become realistic.... somebody let me know. Dual shotguns... Nukes.... Men sprinting with rocket Launchers on their backs.... super assisted aim where you don't have to lead a player to the bullet ( you prolly have no idea what that is) nothing about COD is realistic besides the look. Everything else is pure arcade. Socom II, Rainbow Six vegas, and Operation Flashpoint are realistic... Lmao COD is a Arcade shooter.
Authentic he was referring to MW2 as having a realistic setting. Where as Halo is a Sci-fi setting, with a more cartoony feel. Nobody ever tried to argue that MW2 was realistic....just the setting and such. ...I think that's what he meant anyways...
Now we have Halo Killers! Like DOOM was in the 90's, Halo is now the game that developers try to top.
Activision gets paid for each copy of MW or MW2 regardless of which platform it was sold on. They sold better than Halo and they've been doing that ever since COD4. Nobody cares how much MW sold on just the 360 since its not an exclusive. Halo is marketed to 360 boys and they eat it up so it sells good on the 360, but still the best known and selling FPS is the COD series, it's on more platforms and it sells more copies than any other console game ever. The FPS king of this generation is COD since it sold the most, period. 360 isn't the only console out there you know?
coldfoot you are not making any sense.....yesss cod sells more IF you combine both systems 360 and ps3 but that doesnt make it bigger then HALO because ON the 360 where both COD and HALO exist HALO spanks cod when it comes to number of people playing online and sales. So when saying which is the KING....its obviously halo because they both compete and halo spanks it at the end of the day. Thats why every shooter that comes out, they compare it to HALO and say its the HALO killer not the COD killer because HALO is at the top of the food chain and COD is right below gettin eatin by halo!
Graphically, yes, its Crysis. Gameplay ? I doubt it. Crysis 1 had some very cool ideas, but crytek didn't make it right.
this is an easy debate.......-_- if crysis wanted to out halo, they would have to change the main character to master chief, call his assistant cortana and the enemies covenant. i know what he means though, if the gameplay is fun it probably can but i feel like crysis doesn't have that re-playability as much as halo does(even with that though it depends on the person) crysis seems like it will have more action sequences and destruction but that wont matter if gameplay doesn't last. halo is a little short with epic but i bet there will be something. graphics, who knows it depends if they use it correctly because there are games where they have good graphics but for some reason it doesn't impress. an example is killzone 2, to me the graphics aren't as amazing as people say(good though) but i think they did a good job at creating a awesome tone and environment with what they had. story wise, they both have a alright story, crysis i cant really tell how the story has an improved but halo seems like it is getting deeper with theirs. Multiplayer, i would go with halo but for customizing maps crysis wins. eh after writing this i don't care about this article, their two different games!! nobody wins!!!
thats just plain stupid to think.....
Don't care myself. I will enjoy the battle but will own them both.
Just buy both that way they can out halo each other to death till the next FPS comes out which will probably be like a week after since this gen is flooded with FPS.
if halo is milked like a fat cow then mgs mario zelda gta are milking elephants
Can Crysis be a better game? That's completely subjective. I never liked Halo myself but it's popularity speaks for itself in terms of gameplay. Halo is a part of pop culture, Crysis is not and likely never will be. It won't out Halo anything. The real question is will it unchart Uncharted 2 (or GOW3, KZ2) in terms if graphics as they claim? I'll believe it when I see it but certainly welcome it if they do.
why did i get a disagree exactly? you really think crysis is gona be played even half the time halo reach will by anyone????REALLY? honestly never knew someone had this the same avatar as me,kinda freaky....
Probably not, other than graphics nothing really stands out to me in Crysis, not that it's gameplay is terrible or anything.
Crysis 2 will be better than any Halo game in every way (except maybe the competitive multiplayer which I have virtually no interest in), as was the first Crysis. It'll only sell 1/10th of the copies that Halo Reach does though, sadly. I hate when crappy games sell well just because they have a famous brand name attached to them. Every Halo game has been essentially the same. Crysis gameplay and graphics blow Halo out of the water, but no one will see that with their fanboy goggles on.
Apples and oranges, my friends. Don't ask a game to be something it isn't. Crysis is Crysis and Halo is Halo. They're both going to be great; why bother fighting over it? And if anyone disagrees, do tell why.
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