by Cry-Adam Oct 06, 2011 / 11:05
With the recent release of Crysis on console, reviews have started to build up and we wanted to share with you some of the great things reviewers have to say about it!
There’s a secret that Crysis has always held. A secret that’s masked behind the faithfully imagined chickens and the motion blur and the way the sun dapples through the canopy onto the surface-scattered faces of the Korean military elite. A secret subsumed in the three-grand PC rigs and the vitriolic bajillion frames per second on the all-new mega-ultra-fantastico graphics mod. A simple secret. That Crysis is one of the finest FPS ever created.
While the latter portion of Crysis isn't as good as what precedes it, the game as a whole still ranks as one of the best FSP campaigns of the modern gaming era. The console port is excellent, so if you've never had a PC up to the job now's your chance to see what all the fuss was about.
For a four-year-old game, Crysis is still one of the best first person shooters I’ve ever played. Despite its age, the game still manages to have that “spark” that gamers love when it comes to shooter games. If you didn’t have a chance to play Crysis when it was released on the PC, you have another chance to play it and see why Crysis got the glory and glamour it deserved when it was first released. The only downside for the remastered edition is that it doesn’t have multiplayer, but the graphics, story, and intense gameplay will be enough to make that $20 purchase worth it.
The entire time I played, Crysis ran beautifully, with nary a hitch or a framerate dip. Even on my 2011 gaming PC, Crysis hits some framerate issues when I run it at ultra-spec. But I saw no slowdown as I fought my way through guard posts, across bridges, over beaches and through the jungle. All of the open, emergent fun of Crysis is here, and it's more playable than ever.
Gunplay has made the transition to console smoothly as well. There's the aim assists common in most shooters when looking down the sights, and the guns don't have the greatest sense of weight when you carry them, leading to an overall smoother feel when in frantic combat. The weapon modding system of the series is of course here and still flaunts its patten intuitiveness. By holding down the back button you can bring up your weapon and customize its scopes, under-barrels, silencers and the like. It's been a joy to use in past Crysis games and it's no different here.
Have you got your hands on Crysis yet? We'd love to hear your thoughts as well, MyCrysis :)