The first 90% was part of the best shooter experiences I've had. Why couldn't they just let it end there?
katana18 wrote this review on .
Comparing this with Call of Duty 4, I'll say that it's better in almost every way, including interface, graphics, and character customisation. Sound for both games are in the same league. It would a tad unfair using Call of Duty 4 as it is more of a thrill ride, than the adventure that Crysis is.
Crysis will deliver, amaze, and wow you with everything it has to offer in the first 90% of the game. Until you first step into the alien ship, expect the finest the FPS genre has to offer.
Once you get into the ship, you'll be pleasantly surprised by the creativity on the developers behalf. The good part ends here.
After the first 10 minutes in that ship, you'll find yourself getting lost, stuck, and attacked all too often. The level after this is slightly better, as it progresses into more intense firefights with the said aliens.
The worst part of the game, is definitely the mission where you get to fly the VTOL (transport ship). The developers, bless them, have made the controls smooth and simple enough. Why this is the weakest link is because you always crash, burn, and die for no reason other than you're flying a ship.
Have you flied a ship using keyboard & mouse control? Only in BF2? Same here. And the result wasn't good. The same logic applies. This flying level becomes a chore more than anything else, and really sucks the fun out of an otherwise perfect game.
The second worst part of the game, is the amount of bugs. These aren't very obvious, and I didn't notice any in the vanilla version until the last level. People who are supposed to die just stand still. The huge alien has texture problems, forcing it to sink into the ground. And the worst bit? I just finished the last damned fight, and I can't get my ending? Why? Because the damn floor has a hole.
This bug sends my character falling into the world, and eventually dying. There goes my ending for Crysis. As I type this I'm downloading the patch for the game. However, my verdict still stands. The weak link in Crysis pulls down the score, and the number of bugs at the final part of the game just look like laziness on the developer's part.