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Average User Score: 7.7Jul 8, 2012I played the PC version of this game. The graphics are very good for the PC version, but the game is very tedious and boring. The dialog isI played the PC version of this game. The graphics are very good for the PC version, but the game is very tedious and boring. The dialog is boring (a group of guys with fake accents), the story is boring (dude meets spoiled rich girl, dude tries to save spoiled rich girl), the shooting mechanics are boring (all weapons sound almost the same and handle the same). Apparently it is possible to kill guys at long range with 1 shotgun blast :(. I first tried medium difficulty and then I lowered the difficulty to easy, muted the volume so I could finish it and toss it in the trash can. I tried single player and multi-player. Both are extremely boring. The fact that cut-scenes cannot be skipped is a joke. They are the most boring part of the game. The game would be more interesting without them. This game is not worth $60, and also not worth $30. There is a good chance that this game will be in the bargain bin in 6 months for $20 with no multi-player community to speak of.
I seems that Rockstar tried to emulate call of duty in 3rd person. I can honestly say that this game gets my vote for the most disappointing game of 2012 so far. I am giving the game a 4 out of 10 simply because of the graphics. The game has nothing else going for it.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.8Nov 14, 2011A below average sequel to Demon's Souls. The graphics quality is worse than Demon's Souls. Many jagged lines everywhere and the frame rateA below average sequel to Demon's Souls. The graphics quality is worse than Demon's Souls. Many jagged lines everywhere and the frame rate plummets considerably whenever there is combat on screen. If it weren't for the frame rate problems I would give this game an 8. The sound and controls are ok. The combat mechanics are superbly done and require thinking. This is not a button masher's game (which is good!). Enemy boss AI is especially intelligent and challenging (again, a good thing). ______However, the whole game has a "rushed release" feeling to it due to the poor framerate and pedestrian menu system. Maybe the publisher wanted to avoid the holiday rush and therefore ended up "rushing" the release.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.3Mar 26, 2011SUMMARY: Crysis 2 is ultimately a disappointing experience on the PS3. If I could, I would buy a beefed up PC just to experience it the waySUMMARY: Crysis 2 is ultimately a disappointing experience on the PS3. If I could, I would buy a beefed up PC just to experience it the way it should be, with sparkling graphics and at a frame rate of 60 fps. GRAPHICS: 2/10. Crytek completely butchered the PS3 version. The framerate is below 30fps and the resolution is sub-HD (this means less than 720p). This is not an HD game. Textures appear blocky and blurry. Single player graphics suffer from severe pop-in of objects. Whenever the player is in an open area, objects and animations (such as fires) suddenly appear out of nowhere. The chunky frame rate "encourages" you to approach each confrontation in a stealthy manner because the frame rate can make u miss your target if you choose to attack directly. Multiplayer graphics have no pop-in (good). However, sniping from a distance is almost impossible due to the fact that everything is so blurry so don't be a camper! GAMEPLAY: 6/10. The stealth play in single player is interesting. Performing stealth kills and infiltrating buildings underwater never gets old. Sometimes, you get to go toe to toe with enemies and this is where things degenerate into filth! It turns out that Crytek forgot about collision detection and enemy AI is hit or miss. Sometimes enemies are smart enough to outflank you and kill you. Other times they run in circles! Sometimes that stand way up on top of air while shooting at you! Sometimes you fire at the enemy directly but your bullets are blocked by the airspace of a nearby object. Objects have greater hit zones around them and this airspace around them can absorb bullets. The gun play is horrible. Frames tend to skip when the action gets hectic causing you to miss your target unless you're far away and attacking with a sniper rifle. The frame rate is not locked at 30fps. It seems to fluctuate between something below 30fps and 30fps. In multiplayer, things are thankfully much different from all the Call Of Duty games because you get to choose to use the stealth, armor and power attributes of your suit. Wanna hide in a corner with stealth on and shoot at passers-by? You can! Wanna charge in with Armor mode on and take out enemies with your heavy machine gun? You can (but you'll more likely get killed unless you have squad mates to support you)! Too bad the frame rate is horrid and the graphics are one big blur! Other problems include your weapon sights disappearing in multi-player (that's right, when looking through your sniper scope, sometimes your crosshairs will disappear). Sound: 3/10. Some sound effects randomly mute themselves in multiplayer. Sometimes you never hear your heavy machine gun firing! In single player sound is much better. You get to hear the conversations of enemy soldiers before wasting them. Guns sound better than CODMW2 but worse than Killzone3. Crytek should have beefed up the sound. Crytek should also have made sure that the player can hear many sounds, it seems that certain sounds completely cancel out others hence the silent heavy machine gun problems in multiplayer. CONCLUSION: This game was hyped up like crazy. Not only does it not live up to expectations, it fails miserably. Rent this game for the single player experience once and then trade it in for another game. Once again EA has released an unfinished product. I understand it could be patched in the future, but I paid $60+tax to play a good game NOW! Not 1 or 2 or 3 months from now!… Expand
Average User Score: 6.7Dec 17, 2010I am completely new to magic the gathering (MTG) and I found this game to be fairly entertaining for the low price of $10. The primary reasonI am completely new to magic the gathering (MTG) and I found this game to be fairly entertaining for the low price of $10. The primary reason I am giving this game an 8 out of 10 because of the fact that it only cost $10.
Gameplay: Gameplay is smooth and the controls are quick and responsive. There is a great deal of content for a $10 game. You get a solo/co-op campaign that can also be replayed and also online multiplayer, solo challenge scenarios, custom duels against the AI, unlockable cards and unlockable decks. The AI is challenging even in the easiest setting and murderous in the toughest setting. The biggest let down, even for someone new to MTG like myself, is LACK OF FULLY CUSTOMIZABLE DECKS! Even though there are no fully customizable decks (the basic cards in the deck cannot be removed), you can still win based on skill however, you have to be fortunate as well. I rate this game at 70% skill, 30% luck. Fully customizable decks would have made this game 95% skill, 5% luck.
Graphics: Graphics are a disappointing 720p. Why couldn't the developer have made the game 1080p? This is a card game, not Crysis 2. Another minor irritation is the fairly long load times. Again, this is a card game, it shouldn't have noticeable load times. To summarize: Positives: a ton of content for only $10.
Negatives: disappointing (but serviceable) graphics, long load times, NO FULLY CUSTOMIZABLE DECKS, a disappointing introduction to MTG for new players. Every new player is going to ask, why can't I fully customize my decks? Heck, even experienced players are going to ask the same question.
Some advice to the developer and publisher: Please put in customizable decks for the sequel, jack up the price to $25, and I'll buy it I swear!… Expand