I played it for an hour.
I don't feel like I'm in control of the character, especially compared to the original, and to games like BFBC2. Even though the gameplay isn't similar the "feel" does remind me of Halo 3. The "DIE MOTHER****ER" and "HAHA, GUNNED HIM DOWN" and other shouty things when you die are OBNOXIOUSLY annoying. Armor seems to actually decrease the number of bullets it takes to kill you. Sometimes games will get stuck in lobby and won't start. Classes feel unbalanced. Unbeatable advantage when you get a few levels.
The game is broken. And since this is a demo and they're releasing the final version in three weeks, there isn't going to be time to fix it before release.
I'm going to pass on this one.
Fail, Crytek. Epic fail.
I agree, I feel more like I'm steering a clunky action figure with a gun than actually playing the game. Not to mention the sound is very fake sounding, and the guns just have very little recoil.
The in-game characters talking is annoying, especially when I spawn and my character decides to yell. Or when I get melee'd and the enemy character decides to shout profanities at me. Slightly annoying.
About the game modes; TIA is actually balanced, imo. Well, in terms of the gameplay. Now which people you get on your team, what ping everyone has is a different story. CS just seems very unbalanced because the time the alien pod is "alive" differs each time, but it goes on for far too long times. For example, in one "life" of the pod, the enemy team got 100 out of the 150 points needed to win.
Not to mention the game looks better on Advanced than Hardcore.
E/ How did I forget about the servers? Lobbies. I hate them. I'm fairly certain a lot of PC gamers feel the same way. When I join a server, I want to be playing the game after it's done loading, not sitting in a lobby waiting for the server be full to launch the game in 60 seconds. Plus it seemed like all US servers were on 'Custom' game mode, so they never actually left the lobby. Which means you had to play on EU servers, which means 200+ ping if your connection is average.
I'm waiting for campaign to come out, but I don't have as high of hopes as I did last week. :/
Edited by Bassdoken - 3/1/11 at 11:59pm