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Crysis 2 Review

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Graphics:

 

9.3

Gameplay:

 

8.7

Sound:

 

9.0

Control:

 

9.1

Replay Value:

 

8.5

Online Gameplay:

 

8.8

Overall Rating:       8.9

 

 

Publisher:

EA

Developer:

Crytek

Number Of Players:

1-12

Genre:

FPS

Release Date:

March 22, 2011

Hype can be insidious. It can dominate our preconceptions and significantly impact our excitement level. Heading into the release of Crysis 2, the arguments, controversy, and reservations had inundated every last active game community; a less-than-impressive PlayStation 3 demo combined with Crytek’s boasting created even more discussion. Factor in the history of multiplatform performance this generation, and you’ve got a minefield, where one treads lightly and not without a sense of foreboding. Say the wrong thing, and one constituency will react with grim vigor. But when we start playing, preconceptions change to impressions and impressions ultimately give way to judgment. And that’s what we’re here to deliver- judgment. And by the way, it’s a darn good thing I moved passed the “impression” phase…

Much has been made of the graphics, but I’ll try to make it simple: Crysis 2 is arguably the most accomplished multiplatform title to date. The environments are large and wonderfully designed, the enemy design and general animations are stellar, and the atmosphere is second-to-none. Special effects are crisp and act as fantastic highlights to most any vicious encounter, and you just have to love the robust colors and design structure. However, that being said, it is not devoid of glitches. There’s a fair amount of pop-in, things do appear blurry at times (especially in the PS3 version), and the frame rate can drop a little. In this way, it falls short of being the best of the elite in the graphics category, but that doesn’t devalue Crytek’s achievement. Take time to appreciate the little things, too, like the sweet water effects and shadows.

A top-notch soundtrack cements the sound category, and the game also boasts plenty of quality voiceover work and distinct, in-your-face effects. The balance isn’t bad, either; many shooters have an issue blending heavy effects, music and voices, but despite a few stumbles, the sound balance here is quite solid. Also, I always expect to wince at some of the opposition’s cries, as they’re often contrived, cheesy, and repetitive. But in Crysis 2, I always thought it was very cool to hear, “he’s uncloaked!” when I snap out into the open, or something that accurately reflects a change in the battlefield. I still wish I could’ve heard more of the music during the more intense portions of the game, and not all the characters are expertly voiced, but those are minor complaints. All in all, this game is a feast for any surround sound system.

These days, shooters absolutely must find a way to differentiate themselves. Amazing graphics and tight, responsive control aren’t enough to vault a title into a critic’s good graces; the competition is simply too stiff. In order to stand out from the crowd, Crytek uses a variety of gameplay elements that successfully present Crysis 2 as something special; something that doesn’t feel exactly like a Call of Duty or a Battlefield. In this case, there’s the RPG-like addition of the Nanosuit, which is both essential and upgradeable: it’s the suit that makes your character a borderline superhero, as it allows you to blend into the environment, take extra damage without succumbing, and exercise acrobatic maneuvers no human could manage. Translation- this feature is the determining factor.

It allows the gameplay to expand beyond the boundaries of a standard shooter. Holding X executes an extra-high power jump, you can grab ledges and clamber up, and there are four suit categories that feature useful upgrades. At any time, you can toggle the cloak, which allows you to become almost entirely invisible, and you also have the option of enabling stronger armor. You can have both suit skills enabled at the same time, but that drains heavily on the suit, and you can’t remain an invisible super-soldier forever. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg; there’s plenty more, but you have to earn the right to unlock the suit’s full potential. That requires the slaying of aliens that can end your quest in the blink of an eye, because they love to rush you. They’re not very bright, though, so cloaking and sidestepping is usually enough to secure a kill and some valuable nano energy. And speaking of not-so-bright enemies…

If you’ve read other reviews, you’ve probably noticed a common complaint, and that relates to the opposition’s AI. I’m not as down on the AI as others, primarily because foes at least present some semblance of a battle-hardened brain. They will move to better positions, fire blindly when in cover, search about when a threat is detected, etc. Of course, they also have the magical ability to hit you with every fired shot when out in the open, but that’s common. At least some dude won’t kill you with a shotgun from three football fields away (‘cough’ Black Ops ‘cough’). The biggest issue happens when up close and personal- enemies will often not acknowledge your presence and instead head for a programmed cover spot; I can’t count how many rounds I’ve unloaded into fleeing backs. It’s a big flaw, unfortunately.

While we’re on the negative side of things, I should also mention the storyline. On the one hand, I can be optimistic (and perhaps realistic) and just say it’s great for a shooter. On the other hand, I thought we were promised a plot with a bit more progression and character development. Half the time, we’re in the dark concerning the overarching storyline and I only started to get interested at about the 5-hour mark. This leads me to my last complaint, regarding the fact that the first few hours of the game really chafed. It was one massive firefight after another, with dozens upon dozens of faceless foes with magical aim, and the same type of environment. I only had one or two suit options open and due to the size and scope of those battles, dying at the end requires that you do the whole thing over again. It was driving me nuts.

For those first hours, I wasn’t impressed with much of anything besides the technical elements. I was picturing an 8.0 in my head and nothing higher. But suddenly, just about everything got a lot better: the story finally seemed to have a purpose, the atmosphere and style changed a bit (I stayed cloaked for a loooong time in one sequence), and I started upgrading that awesome suit. Plus – and best of all – the encounters began to amp up big time; there’s one memorable battle after another, although the AI still has the same quirks. I still say the checkpoints are a tad too far apart but I may be spoiled, and I admit the inherent challenge of this game is higher than that of other shooters. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, per se. Yeah, there are a few glitches you might encounter, but they’re more comical than tragic; i.e., no freezing or crashing.

The multiplayer benefits from the same features that make the campaign shine, but ironically enough, it also suffers from the same problem- it doesn’t get great until you’ve played for a few hours. That’s when the coolest modes are unlocked, like Assault and Extraction. Personally, I’m more a fan of Crash Site, just ‘cuz it reminds me a whole lot of those happy-go-lucky King of the Hill playground sessions. The aforementioned suit abilities alone make the multiplayer aspect of Crysis 2 very different in comparison to other FPSs. For instance, because I tend to favor stealth if I have the chance, I can use a sneaky, backstabbing approach in both the single-player and multiplayer scenarios. Factor in the various maps that present players with all sorts of tactical opportunities, and you’ve got a robust online experience that serves to add plenty of longevity. But hey, don’t forget that the campaign alone might take upwards of 12 hours. How awesome is that?

Crysis 2 is a no-brainer for any FPS fan and might even appeal to those who desire a twist to the tried-and-true shooter format. The Nanosuit is a definite game-changer; from the visor that offers tactical advice to the minor platforming features to the many upgrades, it give the player awesome control. In some ways, I was actually reminded of Deus Ex when playing this sequel; the sci-fi franchise is indeed part-RPG and has a different structure, but there are elements of Crysis 2 that don’t revolve around reflexes and finger dexterity. The campaign is long and involved, the intensity, emotion and immersiveness continues to get better and better as time goes on, the technical achievement cannot be overstated, and the multiplayer is a rewarding bonus. The AI trips and stumbles, the glitches are there, and I got really bored during the first few hours, but the end result is a compelling, involving adventure. Give it a try.

The Good: Great graphics. Music and sound effects are top-notch. Expansive environmental design is a plus. Control is fantastic. Nanosuit is a captivating, distinguishing feature. Campaign is long and gets better with time. Multiplayer feels refreshing.

The Bad: Pop-in and gameplay glitches can be irritating. AI is inconsistent. Takes too long for the campaign to impress. Checkpoints may be too far apart.

The Ugly: “…getting tired of shooting people in the back.”

3/23/2011 Ben Dutka

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Comments (119 posts)

mike rlz
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 @ 9:31:44 PM
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I was expecting something around a nine. I knew all the naysayers were gonna eat their words, if you played the original you knew Crytek wouldn't let their console endeavor go to crap. This is a solid, solid game, like I knew it would be from the start.

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NoMoreWar
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 @ 10:09:20 PM

what mike said

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Beamboom
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 @ 9:47:25 PM
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@Ben: Ok dude, you now made me place an order on Crysis 2. I've got loads to play already so I figured I'd get it eventually (being as tired of fps as I am), but this convinced me.
The text smells like a 9.0 though... ;)

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PasteNuggs
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 @ 9:49:33 PM
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Ok, I'm convinced, great graphics, long campaign, the fact you said RPG in a game that is pure shooter. Yep I'll be picking it up at some point.

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Beamboom
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 @ 10:34:30 PM

"RPG in a game that is pure shooter" - LOL - thats probably what did it for me too! I just felt this immediate urge of getting it after reading the review.

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Qubex
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 @ 9:57:23 PM
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Wow, that is not a bad score. I honestly thought it would get an 8.2, maybe an 8.4. I have read a number of reviews on Crysis, but as per usual, Ben's one always ends up the definitive review. The Eurogamer review was pretty poor in comparison.

If I had only one choice, I would still choose KZ3 over Crysis. KZ3 being an exclusive has that extra polish that a feel goes a long way in showing what your hardware can do. It is very satisfying. Saying this though, from what I have seen of the Crysis demo, I didn't think the graphics were a disaster, I just felt they were not on par with KZ3. My feeling had been that they may be with all the hype surrounding CryEngine 3. They are probably spectacular on the PC, but the consoles were bound to suffer a downgrade being a multi-platform title.

"There’s a fair amount of pop-in, things do appear blurry at times (especially in the PS3 version), and the frame rate can drop a little" - just picking up on this line Ben... whilst evidence of this is not huge with existing PS3 exclusives such as KZ2, KZ3 and U2, it shows that multi-platform engines still struggle with the limited memory suffered by consoles. Having issues with how much one can squeeze and stream through the graphics pipeline will always occur when you can't "hit the metal" directly, such as engines optimised exclusively for their target platform - as we have seen.

Saying that though, I noticed a few nasty artifacts in the demo of MotorStorm 3 . Even though the engine, especially the shadow casting, has been hugely improved, I still noticed some pop in and the like when driving slowly and examining the environments.

Nice to see that the Crysis team has got something to celebrate anyways. Pick it up in a year or so when it drops in price.

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

Last edited by Qubex on 3/23/2011 10:00:27 PM

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Jawknee
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 @ 11:22:20 PM

What's funny to me is Crysis 2 stalls or freezes for a few seconds like Killzone 2 did when it loads the next section. No one seemed to mention it in their reviews yet they used that as a reason to pick at Killzone 2. LOL!

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Nickjcal
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 @ 10:00:06 PM
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Gettin this for my Bday on Sunday. Cannot wait.

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FatherSun
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 @ 11:37:06 PM

Happy Birthday on Sunday! I may be away so an early one for you.

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kraygen
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 @ 10:01:50 PM
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Better than I expected, good news for the fps fans.

It does however move it into a position where I might actually purchase it when it's cheap. Sorry that is the only way I ever buy an fps, $20 or less. But hey, before I wasn't even considering playing it at all.

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Oxvial
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 @ 10:20:47 PM

Wish more gamers were like you.

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kraygen
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 2:42:38 AM

Sarcastic and cynical, oh I'm sure they're there if you look hard enough. =)

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Excelsior1
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 @ 10:08:25 PM
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i must say i was really surprised at how good the game looks. at the same time i'm a little dissapointed the 360 version looks better.

it's still a great start for crytek, and hopefully this engine will put the outdated unreal 3 engine out to pasture. it kind of gets me excited about the future of games, and how good they will look on the next round of hardware.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 @ 10:27:56 PM

I wouldn't say it looks better. As I said it's a matter of preference. Some like the plastic look while others like the softer look. Just because those who prefer the plastic look screech about how they got the better version, it doesn't make it so.

As some one pointed out in the other thread, while the 360 version may be sharper is has screen tearing while the PS3 version does not. I personally hate screen tearing more than anything in a game and would gladly take the softer looking game without screen tearing as opposed to the sharper looking one with tearing.

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FatherSun
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 @ 11:39:13 PM

Screen tearing is the bane of Jawknee.

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___________
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 2:39:10 AM

the 360 version is allot better!
much less frame rate dips, less jaggies, and runs at a higher resolution.
for cryteks first ps3 game its pretty good, but in no way are the 2 identical, or even close!
im pissed how the PC version turned out though.
i mean no DX11 support?
WTF?
this is crytek right?
the guys who use to push the PC to the limit!
yea, its just pathetic!

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FM23
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 2:43:42 AM

I like the look of Xbox games...I'm not going to lie

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slugga_status
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 8:44:23 AM

Varies from each game. Batman:AA looked watered down on 360 while the ps3 version looked smooth and polished. Really just depends...

In regards to Crysis, from what I've seen, they look about the same..In the eye of the beholder...

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dillonthebunny
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 10:16:02 AM

I think Mr Blank needs to go read some facts before becoming a fanboy on this subject.

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Jawknee
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 11:00:16 AM

Cowpatty, you have no credibility so stop actng as if you do.

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Lord carlos
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 @ 10:15:56 PM
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Great
I shall now purchase this game on friday
Still on course for a game a month this year

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DazeOfWar
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 @ 10:20:55 PM
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Good review Ben. I actually picked this up earlier today even after I was thinking I wasn't but considering how I love buying games and a lot of the reviews have been showing good I figured what the hell. Plus it'll make up for the small let down on Homefront.

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Temjin001
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 @ 10:27:19 PM
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I'm trying to understand that graphics score, 9.3. KZ3 rated a 9.1 in this department. I thought everyone who's played Crysis 2 and KZ3 was in agreement that KZ3 looked better. It looks like Ben believes otherwise. Interesting.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 @ 10:29:39 PM

Head scratcher isn't it?

The great thing about Killzone 3 too is it doesn't take a graphical hit in its multiplayer mode while Crysis 2 does. :)

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MadKatBebop
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 @ 10:38:00 PM

I think when it comes down to KZ3 vs. Crysis 2 in the graphic department, it probably depends on preference. I like KZ3 graphics a lot but I think I prefer Crysis 2's graphics over it. I like how Crysis 2 has that "soft, natural" look, KZ3 has more of a hard, sharp look that doesn't look bad, I just like the other look better.

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Temjin001
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 @ 10:46:53 PM

"Killzone 3 is better than Crysis 2 for a few reasons, and only one of them is based on graphics."

Ben stated that in a BeanBoom discussion on an earlier thread today. Maybe he mistakingly gave KZ3 a 9.1? Because otherwise something doesn't make sense.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 @ 10:50:22 PM

True one can prefer how Crysis 2 looks but when you get down to the nitty gritty of it, like animations, texture quality, performance, Killzone 3 is undeniably the better of the two. As I said in another thread, Crysis 2 has pop in and is quite glitchy at times, can get very blurry and slow down at times. Killzone 3 does none of these things, it has better looking vistas and stays in focus 100% of the time while at the same time has a lot more going on on screen.

I'd say one of the things Crysis 2 does well though is it's lighting. The bloom effect looks more natural.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 @ 11:25:12 PM

Two reasons for the discrepancy in graphics scores:

1. There's something about the KZ3 graphics - particularly in the cut-scenes - that I considered a step backwards. Hard to put my finger on, but it bugged me.

2. I'm holding PS3 exclusives to a slightly higher standard. For a multiplatform game, Crysis 2 gets a 9.3.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 @ 11:36:38 PM

I know what you mean Ben. When jumping back and fourth between KZ2 and 3 to compare, it almost seemed as if Killzone 2 was clearer at times.

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kellett007
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 1:57:47 AM

I believe KZ3 used Havoc for their video stuff while KZ2 did not

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Temjin001
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 2:09:16 AM

Havoc handles physics. KZ3 used a Bink codec for it's FMV. It's dated and crappier than the newer FMV codecs out there. But GG addressed their Bink decision in an interview. They said Bink has a lower memory footprint, making streaming data behind the scenes much faster (notice how the game has nearly no load screens?) Unfortunately, the video quality losses detail because of it.
360 owners suffered similarly with their version of FF13 because Square-Enix used Bink for that version, whereas Sony got the good stuff.

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kellett007
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 9:43:46 AM

thanks for the clarification temjin

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Temjin001
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 9:11:35 PM

Thanks for clarifying that Ben. But I do have a question. Why do you choose to do it that way? Wouldn't it be less confusing to just rate all PS3 games against the standard of whats out there for the system? That way people don't get the wrong idea and could clearly tell that PS3 exclusives do rate higher for graphics etc because, well, generally, they are better looking, you know?
Anyway, not that it's a big deal. A few hundredths of a point wouldn't appear to mean much and I tend to value the text of a review more than the actual points.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 @ 10:33:19 PM
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I too will consider a bargain purchase down the line, I'm a tad busy with RPGs now but I have to say that the scores proved me wrong. And that's always good in this business:

I hope Ben won't mind if I promote myself again,
http://www.titanreviews.com/#/crytekfaith/4549832465

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Beamboom
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 1:04:14 AM

Nice site you got there, but one word of advice:
Auto audio playback on websites is a no-no. Damn, that Crysis-video on your front page slammed in my ears here, speakers on far too loud and me totally unprepared.

Audio should *always* be muted by default, with option to turn it on.
Just a friendly advice. Other than that, the site looks mighty fine!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 2:35:20 AM

I should have a word with the owner about that. It annoys me too. The only thing in this mean old world I know how to do is write.

Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 3/24/2011 2:40:31 AM

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Jawknee
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 @ 10:37:47 PM
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One thing I noticed is the cutscenes look compress. As well as the sound. I have to turn Crysis 2 up much louder than I do most PS3 exclusives. I had the same problem with Dead Space 2 in regards to the audio. I wish these developers would make the extra effort to leave the sound and cutscenes uncompressed for the PS3 versions of their games. Some do but not all.

Another testament as to why exclusives are better. Blu-Ray FTW! :)

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booze925
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 @ 10:39:14 PM
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nice black ops reference. that was uhh... professional

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 @ 11:25:46 PM

Yeah. We should just keep giving CoD a free pass because it's CoD.

And who ever heard of comparing shooters to other shooters in reviews? That's just, like, totally crazy.

Last edited by Ben Dutka PSXE on 3/23/2011 11:34:21 PM

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Underdog15
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 9:34:36 AM

No, Ben, it's TOTES crazay-zay.

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MadKatBebop
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 @ 10:40:40 PM
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I plan on getting this on Friday or Saturday, but has anyone here who bought it beat it yet? Is it really, really awesome?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 @ 10:48:54 PM
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How is the power jump? Is it cool or is it floaty like in Halo?

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Jawknee
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 @ 10:53:45 PM

Feels a bit floaty to me.

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MadKatBebop
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 @ 10:56:05 PM

I know in the first one power jump was kinda floaty, if the 2nd ones suit is exactly the same I would awesome it would be a little floaty.

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bigrailer19
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 @ 11:22:13 PM

It is a little floaty but no where near halo. None of that super high flying feel. Their is a lot more weight to it.

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MadKatBebop
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 @ 11:21:05 PM
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What would've been really awesome if Crytek gave PS3 owners Crysis and Warhead in HD on the Crysis 2 disc, instant buy!

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bigrailer19
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 @ 11:25:14 PM
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Well I can't disagree with that score. I'm really impressed with the game. And as Ben stated as the campaign goes on it just gets better! And it's damn lengthy, very nice considering what we've had to put up with lately! The mp is really well too. Their are some balancing issues but sometes that's ok and with this game it's ok because of all the upgrades. I really like that you can choose which rooms to play in based on your rank as well! Very nice when just starting out!

All in all The game is fantastic and as I've said any shooter fan needs to give it a try!

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 @ 11:35:21 PM
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Not to disillusion anyone, but I just had to stop playing because I got trapped in an invisible hole...a LONG way from the last checkpoint.

Unhappy I am. Doesn't change the score, although I know this didn't happen in KZ3. Just sayin'.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 @ 11:38:36 PM

I am noticing a lot of bugs in this game that aren't apparent in Killzone as well. Namely texture loading when loading from a check point and a fair amount of jagged edges. Great looking game, but people really are deluding themselves if they cannot see the obvious gap in overall quality between this and Killzone.

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___________
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 2:39:53 AM

KZ3 froze HEAPS on me.
just saying.......
KZ3 is not the polished gem everyone would have you believe!

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sawao_yamanaka
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 5:12:23 AM

Was that right after you got rid of it? Yea didnt think so!

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Kall555
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 5:16:03 AM

Not to disillusion anyone's fanboy bias but i can't say i came across any mysterious invisible holes trapping me from movement in Killzone 3, although i do recall the game freezing on me a few times during the campaign.

Just sayin....

Yes, believe it or not, Killzone 3 & every other game on the market is also prone to some glitches be it once in a life time freezes or any other rare bug that pops up in one's experience. Crazy i know, even PS3 exclusives get glitches. What the!??

*Cues the thumbs downs*

I eat downed thumbs for breakfast.

Good review & surprising score. I'll give it a look on the PC.

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Underdog15
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 6:42:25 AM

LOL! Yeah Cowpatty! I thought you got rid of it the first week!

And you ALWAYS seem to have freezing problems with games most people love!! You REALLY need to do one of the following:

-Reformat your HDD
-Stop that kangaroo from jumping up and down next to the table your PS3 is on, or
-Stop bullsh!ting us

I can guarantee at least one of those things is your problem.

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RadioHeader
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 7:04:18 AM

"I eat downed thumbs for breakfast." Hahahaha

You should raid _____________'s kitchen. Free breakfasts 4 life!

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___________
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 8:57:59 AM

what, so a games not allowed to freeze during the first few hours of playthrough?
come on, you cant be that shortsighted!

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Underdog15
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 9:40:25 AM

Most software fails on occasion. A freeze or two doesn't bother me too much. What does bother me is consistant freezing. To me that indicates a real problem. And chances are, if an incredibly small percentage of people regularly experience freezing (anything under 5% or so), then to me that indicates a problem on my end in one way or another.

When a substantial amount of people experience problems, say 30%, then to me that indicates a design flaw. KZ3 is in the 5% or less of frequent issues. In other words, I don't doubt some people have problems, but it's likely either an issue with their HDD or a defect in their disk.

Multiplats often have issues. Not all multiplats, but many. AC:B's screen-tearing, for example. I still love that game, but to me, it's failure is a design flaw. Same with Black Ops. Many people seem to experience issues with the online play or getting stuck on a map in SP. To me, that is a design flaw.

And Cowpatty... your response contradicts your earlier statement.

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Jawknee
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 11:04:20 AM

Kevin if you want to have a civil discussion cool it with the fanboy pejorative or get lost. Your attitude and self righteousness is getting old.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 12:13:40 PM

Kevin, the entire world knows exclusives have less technical issues that multiplats. I'm SURE KZ3 is just as glitchy as Black Ops, right?

See how much we'll lie to ourselves for the sake of sounding unbiased?

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hiverious
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 8:02:07 PM

I noticed the audio in KZ3 had a tendency to loop randomly at times during gameplay for me and that the cut scenes lacked bass. The game did freeze on me once as well and for some reason I feel it is less refined than KZ2 was.

Multiplayer has been fine for me, though I was playing with a friend once and he was on top of the scoreboard with a score of 0 kills and then the game froze on him at the end of the round.

It does have its issues, but it is still a very fun game to play. I hope Crysis 2 won't be brought down by its glitches.

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Jawknee
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 8:20:16 PM

The glitches have been ruining the experience a bit for me but I'm picky about glitches and seem to notice them way more than your average gamer.

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karneli lll
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 2:29:50 AM
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Love the visuals,the AI is not as sharp but i must say it is looking better than Killzone.

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Godslim
Sunday, March 27, 2011 @ 11:25:20 AM

wow u got mega thumbs down :S

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___________
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 2:48:28 AM
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im really enjoying crysis 2 so far, in fact have not had this much fun playing a game since heavy rain!
only thing thats driving me insane is the checkpoints and the restriction to 2 weapons.
why is it that every shooter has to restrict you to 2 weapons?
why cant we go back to the good old days of 3?
a shotgun, a machiene gun and either a sniper or a rocket launcher is what you always need in this game!
but if i want the sniper i have to leave behind the shotgun or the machiene gun, so if i loose the machiene gun if my shotgun runs out im left with a useless weapon for close range, and if i leave the sniper im left with a useless weapon long range.
i wish games would stop this crap and let us carry AT LEAST 3 weapons at a time!
and 3 of our choice, not 2 and a side arm!
that and the checkpoints, everytime you die you go back almost half a mission!
most games have checkpoints every objective you complete, but this, you can finish 5 objectives, die and go back to the beginning of the level!
honestly, ive spend 8 hours playing this game now and at least half of that is redoing sh*t!
really driving me up the wall!

this is what i cant understand about games these days, developers are just taking the FUN out of them!
without the fun, a games nothing!
how is having to constantly struggle to choose which weapon to carry, then be caught out with the wrong weapon wishing you carried another one fun?
how is dying and having to redo half the freaking level fun?
i wish developers would stop this sh*t, and just let us have FUN!
the only reason JC2 was so good is because it was FUN!
it said f*ck it, let your hair down and do whatever the hell you want!
why cant all games be like that?
what happened to the FUN in video games?

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Ludicrous_Liam
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 3:56:32 AM

Keep scrolling, nothing to see but a text-mountain that barely makes sense.

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sawao_yamanaka
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 5:14:46 AM

@Liam
lol I was trying to read but took a nap halfway through. I gave up already.

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RadioHeader
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 7:19:15 AM

"im really enjoying crysis 2 so far, in fact have not had this much fun playing a game since heavy rain!"

"this is what i cant understand about games these days, developers are just taking the FUN out of them!without the fun, a games nothing!how is having to constantly struggle to choose which weapon to carry, then be caught out with the wrong weapon wishing you carried another one fun?how is dying and having to redo half the freaking level fun?"

"what happened to the FUN in video games?"

It seems the world's supply of FUN has been sucked into your posts. Don't ever change.

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___________
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 8:56:04 AM

do me a favor.
if your not going to contribute to the conversation, then dont waste your breath!
thanks!

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Underdog15
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 9:35:35 AM

Since when have you ever been apart of a conversation? You only preach uneducated sermons.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 10:23:05 AM

...what happened to the fun?

...you're a freaking loon.

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Beamboom
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 5:33:31 PM

Ahhh... Feel the hate. Embrace it. Learn it. Practise it. It's so lovely. A rush!


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Beamboom
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 5:49:26 PM

Nevermind these jerks, ______. You never bother others. Keep posting your opinions and ideas. I read them, and I agree with much of what you say too.

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Jawknee
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 7:57:03 PM

"never mind these jerks"

really Beamboom? After all that whining about name calling and insults?

Wow, that didn't take long for you to expose yourself for a hypocrite. I took you seriously before. Not anymore though.

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Lairfan
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 8:30:15 PM

Wait, so you're standing up for this blank line idiot Beamboom? He always contradicts himself and says the most idiotic things, and truth be told I can't stand him. If you agree with most of his text-wall rants, I feel sorry for you.

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FM23
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 2:51:12 AM
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This reviews reads like a 9, yet it's a 8.9 which is still close...lol. KZ3 had a pretty bad story in my opinion) the whole way through as I didn't care for anyone and the on rail missions didn't impress...the upset me more than anything. I don't know...this games looks real good and the fact that graphics are up their with everything on the market makes me question how savy developers really are because Crytek seems to know their ish. Still haven't played the game yet, so my judgement is still loose, but I feel once I pick this up...I will walk away liking it more than KZ3...not sure about the MP though. It's seems I'm more impressed "preference-wise" with alot of multiplat games compared to PS3 exclusives. But theres no denying, PS3 exclusives scream quality but this might be my new Bioshock/KZ2 experience I hope (meaning, a suprisingly good FPS).

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Beamboom
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 4:53:08 AM

"this might be my new Bioshock" - oh that'd be awsome... Bioshock was the greatest fps experience I've had so far on ps3. I got a very good feelng about this one, can't wait to receive it in the mail someday soon!

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FM23
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 2:59:48 PM

Man your like the only guy on hear who seems to feel where I'm coming from with alot I have to say Beam. But yeah, this game looks so awesome...can't wait to pick it up. Wonder how long it will take for the price to come down. 12hrs for $60 buck. May be alot for an FPS, but I got 104hr on one playthrough for Fallout New Vegas, 50hrs for DA2. Not sure I see any value in spending all that money up front as I still don't know what I'm getting. I mean I rented Bioshock...loved it, and bought it when it hit $20. I bought Bioshock 2 full price and was satisfied so this might not be so bad when I think about it.

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Beamboom
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 5:25:33 PM

Regarding the hours: The campaign is one thing, but if you're into multiplayer I read practically everywhere that the multiplayer part of this game is premium quality stuff too, and if so then you've got an almost endless amount of hours ahead. *if* you're into multiplayer, that is. Personally 50% of the motivation for getting this is because of mp, it's been a long time since I had a mp-blast... Gotta be way back during the "World at war"-period. That was fun. And Crysis 2 seem to have the right amount of uniqueness to avoid it being "just another deathmatch game".

But there's also collectibles scattered around and that means that at least I, being the completist I am, will spend *at least* twice the amount of hours due to exploration of the maps for hidden goodies.

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CoolBLKguy
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 3:42:35 AM
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This was a good, detailed review. Not including you but a lot of reviewers and gamers in general are giving Crysis 2 a free pass with some of it's flaws. If people are going to gloss over the fact the A.I. isn't that good then those same people need to start giving more praise to games that have good enemy A.I. like KZ2 and KZ3 for example. Another thing, a 12 hour campaign is great but if you didn't enjoy the first 5 hours then that kind of cancels out any praise the game gets for having a 12 hour campaign. I would rather play an FPS that's 5-7 hours long good from start to finish than a 12 hour FPS that takes a few hours to become enjoyable. I know I'm sounding negative but I'm actually excited to play Crysis 2 tomorrow.

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Jawknee
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 11:07:39 AM

"Another thing, a 12 hour campaign is great but if you didn't enjoy the first 5 hours then that kind of cancels out any praise the game gets for having a 12 hour campaign"

Good point.

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slugga_status
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 1:28:14 PM

Very good point

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Ultimate_Balla
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 5:02:35 AM
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How many players offline, competitive mode?

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SSRGohan
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 6:34:00 AM
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I was scared for a minute there, my ps3 froze just four seconds into gameplay but the system would not shut off by holding power button (slim ps3) i had to unplugged it, it was horrible. Anyways im doing the game in the hardest setting and just about 40 minutes into it. So far I like it.
To all the people who keep thinking about COD, that game came out last year PLEASE MOVE ON PEOPLE and the engine probably has been around a good decade. Maybe they'll come up with new engine for new cod haha

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CrusaderForever
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 2:16:22 PM

I wish they could have given you the kick-a-car strength when you melee an opponent! Can you imagine how satisfying it would be to kick someone across the map or into a wall killing them! Oh well, must go and cry at the lost opportunity :(

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CrusaderForever
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 8:25:07 AM
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Without a doubt a very smart purchase indeed. I was not going to buy this but heard some rumors that the PS3 version was in some ways better than the Xbot's! I have been playing the MP only and I am loving it. However I have to admit there was a learning curve. Coming from KZ3 and Homefront took me some time to get use to Crysis 2. C2 is also more fast paced. Haven't tried the SP yet though. Great job Crytek!

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Jawknee
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 11:35:22 AM

MP reminds me too much of Call of Duty. I suspect I'll be sticking with Killzone 3 for multiplayer fun. :)

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CrusaderForever
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 11:42:57 AM

It does have some CoD qualities but the Nanosuit destroys those comparisons. If you are talking about the way the upgrades are done then I can see what you are talking about. However I enjoy the killstreak rewards and unlocking extras. The dog tags are a great idea as well. I like collecting them. Black Ops only had dog tags when you melee someone. Also, I am really disappointed in the melee system in Crysis 2. It can take up to 3 melee hits to kill someone. KZ3, oh how I love your BRUTAL MELEE ARGHHHH MONSTER!!! :) Every other game has the Strawberry Shortcake Melee System!

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Jawknee
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 11:58:35 AM

yea the upgrades reminds me of Call of Duty but the pacing and movement especially. I don't know what it is. Just feels too much like your skating on ice as opposed to the more realistic heavy feel Killzone and Bad Company have.

I agree the melee is weak in crysis 2. After Killzone 3's brutal melee, using melee attacks in a FPS will never be the same or as good. ha.

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CrusaderForever
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 2:12:27 PM

Definitely agree with you! This game is very fast paced. When you shoot at the better players they immediately go into the super speed zig-zag pattern that makes it very hard to kill them. Like I said there is a learning curve big time! At least there was for me.

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Godslim
Sunday, March 27, 2011 @ 11:28:27 AM

mp reminds u of cod really? not me
yeh the melee isnt that great on crysis it could be way more brutal like k3

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maxpontiac
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 8:58:55 AM
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Still going to pass on this game.

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Snaaaake
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 10:07:38 AM
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Thanks for the review Ben.
Now I'm planning to get this.

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Radiohead
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 11:15:50 AM
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Weren't we just hating on this game a few days ago because the ps3 version was inferior?

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CrusaderForever
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 11:25:46 AM

Yes, but that was because of an old demo that was released. That was a mistake by Crytek but they have more than made up for it with arguably the most complete multiplatform game released. The game is fantastic with outstanding graphics, sound, gameplay and control. I have only played the MP so far but I have had a great time. Also, I haven't experienced any slow down at all.

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Geobaldi
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 1:03:46 PM

To be fair, even the PC demo wasn't the greatest when I played it. I can only assume the 360 version wasn't any better then the other two as well. Just another reason I don't base purchases on demos. I was going to buy the game anyway especially since I loved the first game so much, but the demo didn't help it's case any with all the new players.

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CrusaderForever
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 1:30:15 PM

I agree, demos are great but have to be taken with a grain of salt. It's nice to see what the game COULD be like. I was actually not going to buy this game not based on the demo because I never got to play it, but on IGN and other sites descriptions of the PS3 version. I am glad I waited until the very last moment to read second opinions. I am very happy with 2011's PS3 games so far. First epic fail for me was Homefront! I just got the email today that my refund for Homefront from Amazon went through!! I am floored that they actually allowed me to get my $41 back! Amazon is my preferred online store. Did you see the Portal 2 Amazon deal??? $54.99 with a $20 credit towards your next game. I had a $10 credit so I got it for $45. Nice deal!

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Beamboom
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 5:16:06 PM

Amazon has really gotten their act together. I've been a regular Play customer for many, many years, but lately I've found myself stopping by Amazon more frequent than Play. They usually has going some darn good campaigns on top notch titles.

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CrusaderForever
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 5:36:03 PM

It's the old pull customers away ploy. They hope that taking a loss on a few games will build their customer base for other types of sales. They make so much money that losing a little on the games isn't even a loss for the company. Their building of the customer base at their loss is our win!

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DjEezzy
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 1:34:40 PM
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I hate to contest anyone but Kz3 is unplayable for me. It freezes every single time i play it. The multiplayer is trashed. Freeezes after time after my first online match. I love GG and KZ3!!! Its one of my favorite franchises, but it's totally broken for me. I have 0 problems with Crysis 2. Have to give Crysis the upper hand on this one. It very well could be my playstation but Kz3 is the only game it won't play correctly. All other games work fine. By the way, this game feels like it takes shooters to a new level, with the nanosuit and all. I think the jump feels solid and heavy when you land. Such a great game. Hats off to Crytek.

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CrusaderForever
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 2:20:38 PM

That is odd, I have had only one freeze that I can remember and I have gone through the SP twice and played to level 24 in MP so far. This game is so fantastic I feel terrible that you aren't able to enjoy it.

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FM23
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 3:01:20 PM

Damn, that sucks. I have had freezes in MP matches, but I think your copy is just trash b/c that isn't a frequent complaint. Is Crysis 2 better than KZ3

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MadKatBebop
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 1:36:25 PM
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I was able to pick up Crysis 2 today after school, and I'm lovin it!

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tlpn99
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 3:28:43 PM
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I have to admit I was a bit concerned when the demo got pulled but it was only for the MP. I still planned on getting this, which I am doing at midnight.

I have heard the same as been mentioned above about the 360 version looking just a tad better. Then again don't most multiplats do that always just a tad brighter or something. Ghostbusters springs to mind I seen the video comparison im sure it was on here or on another site. I have seen this on other games too. As Jawknee said above though it's all down to your own view on it some like some don't. It didn't bother me about Ghostbusters.

While we have great exclusive games GOW3, KZ3 etc this game looks good enough considering it's a multiplat.

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CrusaderForever
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 4:37:05 PM

Ghostbusters didn't bother me at all because it was great on the PS3. I loved that game! I was all excited for Sanctum of Slime but did that bomb! They actually reused maps and textures from it's big brother Ghostbusters. Here's hoping for a REAL sequel!

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DjEezzy
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 4:53:13 PM
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You know that is a tough question. I really like Killzone gameplay. It's so much fun and is filled with so much badassery. LOL. The graphics are a true accomplishment and everything oozes quality(aside from the technical issues i am having). I can't believe i'm saying this but i'm going to give it to Crysis 2 as far as which one i'm enjoying more. There is just something about Crysis 2 that is so fresh to me. I also like the customizations in Crysis 2 a lot more. KZ3 kind of went light on the customizations. Which is fine. I'm not knocking them whatsoever, because really, Killzone doesn't need customization. In Crysis 2 you actually feel like a super human!!! Kind of hard to explain. But the way you run and jump to how you cloak and activate armor is just pure awesome! Oh and i love the HUD. It is basically contoured to what looks like your mask. And it bobbles ever so slightly when you move. It's a small touch but i think it's awesome. I also like the fact that you have to approach battles with strategy or at least with a gameplan. The fact that you're making sure your suit doesn't overload is so cool. Oh and they've basically gotten rid of camping in multiplayer. See there is killstreaks but they are in the form of dog tags. So when you kill someone, they drop a dog tag. The only way to get a killstreak is with the dog tags. So to be effective you really just can't camp and snipe all day. I love how they implemented this. Like i said before. I love Killzone. But something about Crysis is just so fresh to me. I have to say that in my opinion Crysis 2 wins it. Please remember i'm just saying in my opinion too.

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MadKatBebop
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 5:54:41 PM

I agree with you 100% Djezzy. The original Crysis really set the bar for me in the fps genre, it was far from linear unlike almost every other fps that has released since then. And the 2nd one so far is almost better, I like KZ3 visuals, and yes KZ3 graphics on the PS3 are better then Crysis 2, but everything else in Crysis 2 to me is much, much, much better then KZ3 and any other fps I have played since the first(accept multiplayer Battlefield owns MP)

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DjEezzy
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 5:55:06 PM
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@BeamBoom- Oh thank you so much for that! Such a great relief off me mind! LOL. You are obviously not very mature if you're going to freak out on me for my statement. It's purely my own opinion. I'm not saying Crysis 2 is better. I'm just saying I am enjoying it alot more. Also, the fact that I either got a bunk disk or something with killzone that's been plagued with errors and freezing issues, doesn't help at all. Crysis wins hands down for me. I've had 0 issues in campaign and online and i'm having a blast. Is it probably a one off type thing for Killzone 3? Probably... but i don't have the money or the time to keep buying the same game. Stop being such a fanboy!!! Who cares if it's multiplat. It's a great game. Grow up already. Have a nice day!!!lol

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MadKatBebop
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 7:16:30 PM

Amen to that!

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 8:15:58 PM

He was just being an egotistical idiot because it's what he does.

Anyway, he's gone. Don't worry about it.

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CoolBLKguy
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 5:57:07 PM
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I've been playing the game for about an hour now. Gameplay wise nothing is blowing me away so far, it's the standard stuff you get in an FPS game. The controls are good and they give you the same amount of interaction with objects and the environment that you normally get in PC games. Graphically so far it's the best I've seen for a multiplat game but clearly isn't the best game graphically on consoles, there's no debating that at all and if you do then you haven't played a couple of PS3 exclusives or you're just a 360 fan. Lastly these videos and screen shot comparisons are all bullshit, it looks great on PS3 and I'm sure it does on the 360 as well.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 8:11:21 PM

The first few hours are a terrible indication of the game on the whole, as I said in the review.

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CoolBLKguy
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 8:45:05 PM

Yeah, you were spot on in your review. I've been using the first few hours to play around, throw stuff around and blow shit up. Sneaking around with the cloak on is getting repetitive and the A.I. has already shown flaws. Two soldiers were running in circles on a stairwell, pretty silly for a game that is so high in every category in terms of quality.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 9:36:50 PM

Well, unfortunately, those little issues don't go away. Hence, the 8.9 rather than a solid 9.0.

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Godslim
Sunday, March 27, 2011 @ 11:26:24 AM

"The first few hours are a terrible indication of the game on the whole, as I said in the review. "
have to aggree with that ben the first few hours arent the best way to judge the game lol it gets better

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DjEezzy
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 8:24:01 PM
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That goes the same for multiplayer too if you don't mind me adding that on. It really does take some time to really come to grips with all thats given to you as far as the suit goes.

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CoolBLKguy
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 8:46:19 PM

I haven't tried the multiplayer yet but I did try the beta. I hated it, is it any better than the demo or improved in any way?

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Jawknee
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 10:04:41 PM

I didn't find the MP to be much different than the demo other than there were less bugs.

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Lairfan
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 8:47:34 PM
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Well, I definitely can't wait to rent it this weekend, although I'm disappointed that it takes so long to get into both aspects (single and multiplayer) of the game. 5 hours is a LOOOOOONG time to give the story a purpose, but I suppose the gameplay should make up for that. Provided its really fun, which I hope it is.

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BengiePR23
Friday, March 25, 2011 @ 6:39:57 PM
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Hey I beated the game yesterday and i gotta say that it left me very satisfied and wanting for another one, like Lord Carlos said, I think i'm on my way to buying a game a month. Next one Mortal Kombat, and maybe Portal 2. Oh sorry BTW Ben great review, even though i would have given it a 9.0 for all it has, but im okay with a 8.9, it basically is the same thing. Cheers guys/gals!

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JPHarvey
Friday, May 20, 2011 @ 9:08:15 AM
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I don't know if this is still active but can anyone recommend to me between Crysis 2 and Mass Effect 2?

I like games like Dragon Age but didn't like Fallout 3. Is Mass Effect fun or too complex that you get lost (like Fallout 3 in my opinion).

I like FPS but already have so many (KZ3, MAG, MW2, Duke 4ever coming :). Is Cryis different and fun enough to get me out of Killzone and other top FPS?

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