Originally Posted by HarbingerOfLive
So Crysis is the perfect PC game? The story sucks ass (aliens on a deserted island, yea come on please try again) , gameplay is boring and tiresome, visuals were great, BUT NO ONE COULD SEE THEM PERSONALLY, and so I mean, Crysis was not that great a game. Crysis 2 has a mediocre story ( I actually like it, but it is in fact very generic. Though it is actually existent, unlike it's older brother ). refined gameplay (if you are trying to compare it to COD like most people do, you won't get far as they are completely different) that is exciting and fun, and visuals that look great themselves, and don't require the top of the line PC to play.....
The original game's story was excellent, not from a novel or a movie perspective, but from a game stand point. The story opened up a wide variety of levels and different environments, especially towards the end. Plus it wasn't a very engaging plot, it stayed true to being a shooter, not an action movie. And honestly, maybe I analyze things too much but the plots in all these linear FPS games, including Crysis 2 tend to be god-awful. There are exceptions but I'd really prefer if gameplay was the focus, not whether or not I can slide down a mountain on a snow mobile in sync with theatrical music.
But really, the best part about Crysis which separates it from it's sequel was the gameplay. You really can play any Crysis level (Okay any of the first six) in over a dozen different ways. Try that in Crysis 2, or Call of Duty, or any other single player FPS. The original Crysis was not a linear game, that was what made it so entertaining. You could plan out and make strategies before barging into an area full of enemies. Not just that, but in the heat of battle you had so many different options for taking down enemies.
Crysis 2 is watered down. The levels are practically a straight line, there are two suit options instead of four, there's no lean or prone. The vehicles are a sort of cruel joke. Honestly if you put the two games' story-lines aside, you'd think the original Crysis was the actual sequel.