Community in Crysis - What Crysis 2 Could Have Been

“Achieved with CryEngine 3.” This is the slogan Crytek adopted since the birth of their latest gaming engine, the CryEngine 3.

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Criminal2593d ago

I played the mp demo/beta and did enjoy it. Unfortunately, at the time I didn't have 60 bucks to shell out.

Mister_V2593d ago (Edited 2593d ago )

It's totally worth it, or at least was...

Maybe not in it's current state, if you're only concerned with multiplayer.

However, if you're a bit of a tech geek, it's nice to see a game push your PC or console to the limits (more so on the 360). Not many games look as good as this one.

iXenon2593d ago

The MP demo was broken on the PS3 and when I finally picked the game up, I had exams coming up and the PSN outage was taking place

xtremexx2593d ago

Crysis 2 was a great game, however the fact that you could cloak almost the whole way through the game was a bit overpowered

Mister_V2593d ago

It's definitely something that could have been tweaked.

Gamer-Z2593d ago (Edited 2593d ago )

It was the cloak that killed this game for me, it was fine in SP but it was frustrating in the MP as it just made it easier for campers to camp, it was same reason i couldn't get into Killzones 2's MP.

ShoryukenII2593d ago

The Killzone 2 cloak is just for snipers. It's mostly used so no one sees snipers as they look for other snipers to kill. You can see them if you pay attention though.

shadowwizard2593d ago

MP in Crysis 2 was just bad, horrible lag, cloak campers in corners, bad hit detection and so on...

Gran Touring2593d ago

"The fact that Crytek wanted to imitate the successful, online multiplayer formula of Modern Warfare 2 and Black Ops was extremely exciting for Crysis fans."

Please don't confuse 'Crysis fans' with 'console fans who planned on buying Crysis 2.' No one wants to play an imitation of Call of Duty, when you can just play Call of Duty and be done with it.

The first Crysis took a great mix of Battlefield and Counterstrike elements, that included 32 player matches in large environments, with full support for land and air vehicles that were included in the singleplayer. Warhead comes out a year later and expands upon this with new game modes (biggest addition TDM), new weapons, levels, etc. No one complained about this, other than the game bugs which weren't fixed. So I'm very puzzled as to how dropping this formula entirely, which no one had a problem with, for an imitation of another game that no one asked for, suddenly makes the game better.

Said it before, I'll say it again... the problem with Crysis 2 is that it threw away everything great that made it's predecessor a masterpiece.

sonicsidewinder2593d ago

Totally right. don't know were some people get off praising Crysis 2.

It was just crap in comparison to Crysis.

DaTruth2593d ago (Edited 2593d ago )

I would have took worse graphics on console for a more Crysis 1-type game; real open-worlds and destruction! If I'm gonna be in a super-suit with super weapons, I want to shoot, punch and even walk through walls!

And then they couldn't even get it to perform at a stable framerate and obscene pop-in, which I could expect from an open-world game with destruction, but not this linear game; all for their supposedly amazing light engine which still allows me to pass by lights indoors without casting a shadow!

Bought Crysis 2 day 1 and enjoyed it for what it was, but I would have preferred a real Crysis 2! The game was missing everything I wanted from Crysis, for the one thing I didn't really care about... graphics!

Ayepecks2593d ago

I believe you mean Crysis Wars, not Warhead, which was the singleplayer.

The problem wasn't the formula changing, the problem was the bugs and lack of fixes. Instead of fixing some of the game's problems (massive host advantage, grain bug, etc), they released map pack after map pack for no reason. Yeah, it's great that they want to keep people interested, but you do that by fixing the errors, not by throwing more map packs out there that people won't buy until you fix the problems.

Crysis 2 and Crysis were both good games that had some glaring issues. I don't see how the original can be called a "masterpiece" when the singleplayer changed directions completely at the halfway point and the multiplayer had some serious issues with balancing, level design and nanosuit glitches/spamming.

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