You've probably seen me around this very site bashing Crysis 2 left and right for being nothing but a 'pathetic, dumbed-down console port.' Well, I am embarrassed to announce that after reading several reviews from members on this forum that the game is fun and worth checking out, I will shell out the $60 for Crytek and hope for a better tomorrow.
I'm a big fan of MW2 (on the PC, of course)
, and people keep referencing CoD when they talk about the gameplay of Crysis 2. Besides, I have a kick-rump rig that I've pretty much been building to play Crysis 2 on Nvidia Surround @ 5760 x 1200, so I might as well fire up Crysis 2 since I'll be able to max it out, anyway!
Console and PC gamers rejoice, Crytek knew exactly what they were doing with this one.
Update: 4.03.2011, my review:
Dunno why people hate Crysis 2. If graphics are your problem, Crysis 2 is the best-looking DX9 game that I have seen. If Crytek didn't tell us that it was DX9, I could honestly think that it was DX10.
I haven't played the multiplayer yet, but the Campaign is a lot of fun. There's a great mix of Metal Gear Solid in there! You can stealth around and use stealth kills to eliminate enemies.
As far as glitches go, a few graphical glitches here and there, however, I'm running a 'high-maintenance' setup with three GTX 480s in 3-Way SLI and Nvidia Surround (2D) at 5760 x 1200 (6000 x 1200 with bezel management), so, glitches are to be expected.
All-in-all, this is a GREAT-looking game! One of the best that I've seen, including recent DX11 titles. The gameplay is fun, and the storyline really drives you to get to that next checkpoint! I recommend this game to any action/shooter gamer!
-Interaction with the environment
-A few glitches that a patch or two can fix
UrbanSmooth's Overall Review Score: 9/10!
THIS GAME IS AN URBANSMOOTH-APPROVED EXPERIENCE!