Gorgeous Without All The Hard Work!
Now "Crysis 2" is out, and it's simply drop dead gorgeous, and easier to run than the first, it's just so unfortunate that the enemy you fight seem to be too happy to take in the sights of the city rather than fight you. It's like Crytek made a city so gorgeous the enemy said "Screw it" we are not going to fight. When I am standing right next to two enemy soldiers and blow one's head off, the other should react but just stands there. I kicked a car into the middle of the street and the enemy just stood there. I threw a grenade into the middle of three and they just stood there. They do nothing, I threw my weapons down on the ground in front of them, and they just stand there!! To be fair, once they start to understanding they are being killed, they start to shoot back, but only after half of them are killed. I don't want to even talk about the Aliens, because if they were able to take over "New York" we deserve to die.
Crysis two is a gorgeous game, and a show piece for any computer with enough power to crank out the graphics. I upgraded to a new "GTX 580", and couldn't be happier. The old three-way GT270 SLI was destroyed by just that one card. My PC can crank out both Crysis with full detail, and the second just blows the other one away in terms of looks and achievements. It's just too bad that the "AI" didn't come alone for the ride. It does not make sense to me, they could have just ported the old "AI" and have a much better game.
Over all, I still give this game a higher score than it deserves. It's the eye candy; it's just amazing to look at. It's not a bad shooter, the "AI" can put up a fight, but it's just getting them to do it. The story is lackluster, but good. I still think this is a step back for Crytek, and I hope they can recover and come out with a much better game, or at least fix the "AI" with a patch.
I am still hoping "Jack Carver" will be back someday, we need a real "Far Cry 2".
P.S. I didn't forget about "Far Cry 2", I just didn't like the fact that it was not a direct sequel to the original. It was still a great game, just not what I really wanted. :-p