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Average User Score: 6.7Aug 1, 2013This is an amazing game. And I have to specify the fact that this is a VIDEO GAME. Not some "interactive movie" that you spend 50 bucks on,This is an amazing game. And I have to specify the fact that this is a VIDEO GAME. Not some "interactive movie" that you spend 50 bucks on, not a "cinematic experience" with scripted events and quicktime events every 30 seconds, THIS IS A GAME!
You actually feel like playing levels. There's a ton of secrets and short cuts, there's collectibles like coins, there's all sorts of crazy weapons. Not only that, but it's actually a fair challenge. And it actually has some replayability unlike today's "movie games".
What's great about this game is that although this is a remake, it features updated shooter mechanics which make this game actually play differently. The Unreal Engine also makes this game look better than most triple A games now a days. And all of that for 15 bucks. Not to mention that there's also multiplayer.
There's still some bugs and glitches here and there but for the price you're paying, you're getting more than a complete package. If you want to actually have a fun time while playing a game, pick this one up immediately.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.2Jul 23, 2013Please do not misunderstand this score. Yes this game is fun, mainly because of how stupid it is. But if you look at the game as a whole, it'sPlease do not misunderstand this score. Yes this game is fun, mainly because of how stupid it is. But if you look at the game as a whole, it's a mess. Gun play is pretty awful, although the weapon mix kinda makes up for it. The AI is just terrible. I have no clue what's going on. One moment everything is fine, the next everyone's screaming, people are randomly trying to shoot me and the police wants to arrest me for doing absolutely nothing.
You can imagine what multiplayer looks like. The same awful gun play added with kids spamming the chat.
I know this game isn't to be taken seriously and most people just play this game just to take a piss on everyone. I will admit, there are moments that do make me laugh simply because of how ridiculous they are. But a game just being funny and ridiculous is only funny for so long and once it actually comes to playing the game, you're gonna have to put up with all of these problems.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.8Mar 10, 2013If you're a fan of the first Crysis....then this game is not for you.
The sandbox element has been pretty much completely stripped away. NoIf you're a fan of the first Crysis....then this game is not for you.
The sandbox element has been pretty much completely stripped away. No silly things that made the last game so fun.
Not only that, but the suit is also very stripped down, only leaving your the option of either using Stealth or Armor mode, aka "Go kill enemies without them seeing you and recharging behind a wall every 10 seconds" or "Go kill enemies like you would in any other shooter except that you can make yourself invinsible for a few seconds". And why the does regular sprinting take off suit energy? It makes the game unnecessarily sluggish.
The game is a whole lot more linear and narrowed down compared to the first Crysis, which makes it pretty much feel like every other military FPS. Granted, levels do grant a little more freedom than most other games, but not by a whole lot. The game especially takes a huge dip mid-game where you stick with the military. It's pretty much just Call of Duty with a robot as the main protagonist.
The story is even more bland and confusing than the one from Crysis 1. This is mainly due to the fact that now, we have a silent protagonist that just gets orders and some dialogue from the nano suit, where as Crysis 1 at least had the protagonists show some reactions like fear or shock.
I guess multiplayer needs to be mentioned since it got its own bunch of trailers. It's functional, but it's very slow because of the sprint mechanic. Thankfully the sequel fixes this.
Overall I wouldn't call this a bad game but I just didn't have the same amount of fun as I did with the first Crysis.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.0Mar 10, 2013To me, Crysis is kind of like a mixed bag where the good stuff slightly takes overhand.
This game becomes really fun once you take advantageTo me, Crysis is kind of like a mixed bag where the good stuff slightly takes overhand.
This game becomes really fun once you take advantage of the sandbox elements. There's nothing more satisfying than experimenting with the different suit modes, trying to find stuff to throw at your enemies or BREAKING INTO A GOD DAMN HOUSE WITH YOUR FISTS!
However if you look at the main game itself, there's not a whole lot to it other than the graphics. The story is very bland, gun play is kind of weak and the second half of the game is really boring because it takes away the sandbox elements more and more.
However, I just had so much fun with the first half that I just can't give this game anything below a 6.
Wouldn't get it at full price but if you find it somewhere, I'd say pick it up.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.6Mar 10, 2013I honestly had more fun with Crysis 3 than I expected to have. But then again, I expected nothing from this game when I saw it at E3 2012.I honestly had more fun with Crysis 3 than I expected to have. But then again, I expected nothing from this game when I saw it at E3 2012.
Let's just say this: If you liked Crysis 2, you're going to love this game. It pretty much improves upon everything from that game. The game opened up quite a bit and gives you a purpose to explore, as there are off-path caves and such that contain hidden upgrades and collectibles. The game is also a whole lot more dynamic due to the fact that everything movement related (sprinting, power jumps) now don't take off suit energy, which makes the game a whole lot more dynamic.
However you were disappointed with Crysis 2, this probably won't change your mind, as the main gameplay style is still the same. The nanosuit is still very stripped down, giving you only the option between Stealth and Armor mode. The campaign is also very short and pretty easy even on "Post-Human warrior". There's also not a lot of replay value to it, seeing how there's a lot of unskippable dialogue. Granted, it's not as scripted as Crysis 2, but it's still very tedious.
Multiplayer is fun, although besides of the nanosuit and it's mobility, there's not a whole lot to it that you wouldn't get from other Modern Multiplayer shooters. Still, I'd say it's worth checking out.
Overall, if you did not enjoy Crysis 2, I'd say it's worth a rental. Otherwise, go buy it, you'll have fun with it!… Expand
Average User Score: 5.4Mar 3, 2013The Singleplayer is just what you'd expect from any military FPS game now a days. No, seriously, that's all I can say about it.
If you playedThe Singleplayer is just what you'd expect from any military FPS game now a days. No, seriously, that's all I can say about it.
If you played any Call of Duty or any other Military FPS with regenerating health and team mates that slow down your progress, you've played this game's singleplayer.
The graphics are alright, sound design is average and the driving missions are actually pretty fun. But it's only 4-5 hours long, so there's not a whole lot of content that you can get out of it.
Multiplayer is....pretty much the same thing you'd expect from any other military shooters with classes and unlocks. Gun play is decent enough, but the map design is just horrible and feels sloppily thought out. There's pretty much no open spaces, everything is tight and cornered.
You're better off playing TDM on Battlefield 3. All I can say is that I'm glad that I got this game at a reduced price.… Expand
Average User Score: 9.1Jan 1, 2013I had my fair share of fun with this game. I liked the fact that it played so differently from other shooters. Yea, maybe the graphic styleI had my fair share of fun with this game. I liked the fact that it played so differently from other shooters. Yea, maybe the graphic style was part of the reason why I liked it, but also because gunplay is just so different in this game.
There's no "gunner class" like in other shooters. Each class plays differently and has it's own jobs.
This is certainly no deathmatch game, all modes need some sort of teamwork.
This is all fine and good for the first few hours, but then you start to realize something. Every match is basically a routine. The fact that you're pretty **** when trying to do something outside of your role in the team makes you pretty much do the same things over and over again.
Then there's also the horrible drop system. Now I like the fact that pretty much everyone has a chance in this game, even newcommers. There's no leveling system like in other games that makes you unlock better equipment. Every new weapon has it's pros and cons and can even change how you play the class.
However the fact that weapons drop so randomly and inconsistantly makes you pretty much keep on playing for no real reason. You're just hoping that at one point you get the weapon you desire.
Seeing how it's free to play, I'd say go give it a shot. There's certainly nothing to lose and fun to be had.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.3Jan 1, 2013I'm not gonna lie. Far Cry 3 was probably the most fun I've had with any releases of this year so far. But that's mainly because there wasn'tI'm not gonna lie. Far Cry 3 was probably the most fun I've had with any releases of this year so far. But that's mainly because there wasn't that much else that quite reached it's level in terms of both content and execution. But does that really make it a good game?
Well....yes. It is good, however people now a days seem to make out everything that is above mediocre to be the greatest thing ever, which it really isn't.
I'd say one of it's biggest problems is that it's just all in all not really challenging. I played the game on the hardest difficulty level and even then the enemies aren't much of a thread, especially once you upgrade your health. The healing mechanic is also just broken. You can heal yourself whenever you want and how many times you want, even during combat.. Not to mention that there's also healing syringes that heal you even faster.
The game's also rather grindy. I like the fact that you have to hunt animals to craft new pouches etc, but it would have been more enjoyable if you'd start hunting naturally and not having to go to specific places to find a specific animal in order to craft or upgrade something.
Far Cry 3 also suffers from what I like to call "Overkill syndrome". Meaning that the beginning is actually the most challenging part of the game, but as you unlock more things, the game becomes progressively easier. So it's exactly the opposite of how a game should progress.
The world it self is pretty empty. The only main attractions are liberating outposts and some side quests that rarely differ. (Kill that guy with a knife, hunt down that animal with a bow).
Honestly, liberating the outposts is pretty much the best part of the game because it's just simply the most sandbox-y.
I was also rather disappointed by the story. It's so well acted! Vaas (the guy on the cover) is such a great character...but he only gets like 5 minutes of screenplay...and he's only there for like half of the game.
I think the main problem here is that the characters are just so weakly established. I really didn't care for most of them, even though they had such great performances.
The ending's also pretty weak. It just pulls a "Choose your ending cutscene" kind of ending.
The multiplayer and CO-OP aren't really noteworthy either. CO-OP is just tagged on mission based **** No exploration, just stand inside of a base and kill incoming enemies.
As for the competitive Multiplayer, I certainly had more fun with that than co-op, but I don't see it lasting for very long. Though I really liked how they took familiar game modes and put some new mechanics into them. They even added in a new game mode called firestorm which is certainly worth checking out.
However it suffers from what most multiplayer components suffer from now a days. Having to level up and unlock new gear is tedious and really senseless in a game like this. You can't level up in custom and private matches. And the biggest killer: Match-making only. Why? Because it never **** works. I rarely get into a game that doesn't have at least 2 host immigrations.
The map editor is certainly a lot of fun to mess around with. However nobody really plays on custom maps because as stated: No leveling in custom matches.
All in all if someone asked me if they should buy the game at full price...sure, go ahead. There's certainly a lot of fun to be had. It's just not as perfect as most people make it out to be.
if you're only interested in single player anyway, I'd say wait for the price to drop.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.1Mar 30, 2012This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I think the thing that stands out the most in the game and will be the most memorable is the atmosphere of the game. the fact that it's only black and white and mainly has ambiance as music make for a rather dark experience, especially since you're playing as a little boy. The death scenes are intense, really adding to the dark atmosphere.
This is all fine and good. However, at the end, I kinda got the feeling that whole atmosphere got destroyed under the many trial and error moments that you will be confronted with. It's a shame, because a lot could have been done with the ending, but the fact that you just see your self dying so much during the last few levels kind of ruin the experience.
Now, dying is a part of the game's atmosphere, so at the beginning of the game, if you don't watch out or haven't played it thorough already once, they kinda make you die, but in a way, that you know what to do afterwards. The fact that the game was so fluid that way made the experience perfect. I just got the feeling that just got kind of dumped towards the end.
Another thing is that it could have used a little more music. Now I know it's part of the games atmosphere that it doesn't have any at parts, which is alright, but it just feels kind of....empty during puzzle sequences (which them selves are really good ad at times require some logical thinking.
And know I keep repeating the word "atmosphere" a lot, but really, that's just what the game is based on.
Don't get me wrong. It's a fantastic experience and if you loved the game during the first few chapters, you will forgive the mistakes during the end.… Expand