CunningSmile wrote: msbhvn wrote:
I haven't played a single Crytek game yet, though I have Far Cry and Crysis for PC waiting to be installed. Are they really that bad? I suppose hitching their wagon to EA is making them cocky, but wait until one of their games tanks and they'll be dropped faster than a burning bag of dog s***.
"Are they bad?" depends who you talk to. Some people (particularly PC playing graphics whores) think they are the best thing since sliced bread since most of their releases are designed to stretch your graphics card to the limit. Personally I find their games to be very nice to look at, but also shallow and soulless.
And the cocky has nothing to do with EA. I've always found them arrogant as far back as the first Farcry.
In contrast, the games are actually quite good - though I'd say the technical sides are pretty shit as I've only played the xbox versions and it makes everything look grainy and blurry, as well as the AI being useless. Crysis 2 has one of the best stories for an FPS, it's thrilling and fun in equal parts, though in both games stealth mode overrides it a bit too much. Honestly it's quite original and I think very good compared with 'oh those pesky russians', or 'oh those pervy middle eastern types'.
I think the first is just a linear sandbox, whereas the second is a very open mission game - it's not sandboxy but it's got lots of different paths and ways of dealing with things. I'm not sure why it gets the hate, people ask for something different from fps and crysis gives it, crytek are sure arrogant, but I've not played a better campaign since. Just need to concentrate on AI and optimising the game for consoles rather than running it on high settings and letting everything suffer.
It's all in the game...
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