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Dangit, and I was hoping I could wait a bit longer before picking up another 670.
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I have a hard time understanding why some people continue to laud Crysis 1 for being a "sand box shooter" or an open world game. It's not, and Crytek never intended it to be so. The original Crysis, while not a corridor shooter, was still a point A to point B world and left little freedom in terms of where one could go outside of the designated path scheme.
Good examples of genuine open world/sand box games are Far Cry 3, Skyrim, Oblivion, GTA, Fall Out 3 etc.
Crysis 2 was based in a naturally more restrictive environment - the city, hence why it followed a more linear path. Crysis 3 looks like a blend of the two previous iterations in the series, and that has me excited. biggrin.gif

Crysis is a huge game-world with multiple approaches to every encounter, and not like C2's "multiple choices" which consist of either a climb the ladder & shoot from a rooftop or b) pop out of a sewer & shoot on the street. Games aren't either open-world or corridor - there are many shades of grey. Crysis definitely leans more towards the open-world dynamic. It's not as big as Skyrim, but if you think there's "little freedom," you just didn't do enough exploring.
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I have a hard time understanding why some people continue to laud Crysis 1 for being a "sand box shooter" or an open world game. It's not, and Crytek never intended it to be so. The original Crysis, while not a corridor shooter, was still a point A to point B world and left little freedom in terms of where one could go outside of the designated path scheme.
Good examples of genuine open world/sand box games are Far Cry 3, Skyrim, Oblivion, GTA, Fall Out 3 etc.
Crysis 2 was based in a naturally more restrictive environment - the city, hence why it followed a more linear path. Crysis 3 looks like a blend of the two previous iterations in the series, and that has me excited. biggrin.gif

The original Crysis really was an incredible feat of game design It combined the best aspects of both open world and more linear shooters. Without having the downsides. In a pure sandbox like the ones you mentioned the game's story always takes a nose dive because no matter how good it is it always ends up feeling disjointed and optional. In a linear shooter (think half life 2) the story flows seamlessly and sets up and provides motivation for the game play. Of course the problem with linear shooters is there is almost always only one way to play through the game it hence the name corridor shooter. Crysis combined the two genres excellently the story flows well, and provides excellent motivation. While the gameplay is fantastically open (like far cry you can attack from any angle or if you want to just sneak past everyone.) But the real genius of crysis was that it tricked you into thinking it was a sandbox. It put you into a huge map gave you an objective and let you find your way. It may not have been an open world sandbox but it felt like one and that's what really matters. The fact that everyone thinks it was a sandbox proves just how good the level design was.
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I want Crysis 3 to be like the first 6 levels of Crysis 1, no or minimum aliens. l've played those levels over 5 times & I still find something new.
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dont know if ill buy it on release, but the game defiently looks like its going be good. I just hope they dont barrage you with aliens. i hate those things
 
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dont know if ill buy it on release, but the game defiently looks like its going be good. I just hope they dont barrage you with aliens. i hate those things

Agreed, I prefer fighting human opponents.
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Ever since I heard the news that you REQUIRE a DX11 card even in the MP Alpha, I knew the Crytek we know and love was back and was is coming hurt your computer.
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I can see the extra effort in that clip. Looks like they want to redeem themselves.
It doesn't need to be a PC killer, so long as it's "playable" on a single GTX 780. thumb.gif
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Wow tons of hate for Crysis 2... i can understand why but i still enjoyed the game.

The biggest issues were stupid Ai, really stupid Ai, lack of physics and a story that could have been soo much more but just was not.

While not as open as the first Crysis games i enjoyed it more because the suit controlled better and i think the game looked better (even in DX9) than crysis 1.

but that's just my opinion.
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I actually loved the multiplayer (and campaign) that Crysis offered, and Crysis Warhead wasn't bad other than the shorter story. Unfortunately almost nobody plays multiplayer on Crysis anymore, so it doesn't have much to offer. Another thing to mention is that EA (or Crytek???) did not support the multiplayer at all. Any of the anti-cheat systems and moderation tools were created by the gamers. Even the gameplay was improved by adding different perks, all provided by the players.. nobody else supported it.

As far as Crysis 2? I tried the mutli and could not get into it. It felt like I was playing Call of Duty or some console crap. I actually like COD but I do not want it mixed with Crysis.
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