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The Crysis series has always had a well deserved reputation for jaw-dropping production values. PC owners used the original and its sequel as benchmarks with which to compare the power of their computers (imagine something a bit like Fast and Furious, except with Johnny Vegas lookalikes, no cars and very, very few women). In this respect it’s hardly surprising the newest edition, Crysis 3, has followed (nano)suit with a game that at times looks eerily real.
For those new to the series, Crysis is a first person shooter in which you play as a soldier codenamed “Prophet” in a suit capable of essentially making you superhuman, a second skin that gives you incredible strength, agility, short-term invisibility and even minor invulnerability at times.
Crysis 3 is set in a future where nations have has deteriorated into splinter cells fighting a huge organisation called CELL, that has access to advanced technology from aliens who live underneath the Earth’s crust (it makes sense if you played the first two). As humanities last hope (just make more suits, surely?) your job is to stop CELL bringing about the destruction of the human race, which they are currently well on their way to doing by using a power source with seemingly limitless power THAT THEY DON’T REALLY UNDERSTAND.
The storyline here is relatively well done, and features a compelling plot that leads on seamlessly from Crysis 2 with characters that each have their own, credible personality. However the big draw here is the action sequences. Crysis contains some of the best sequences we’ve seen from any game, let alone a FPS. They’re consistently awe inspiring and are always something to look forward to after fighting your way through each mission.
Even though Crysis is a shooter, it’s not short of customisation options. You can alter any gun you pick up and tailoring your suit to your needs is possible too. Throughout the missions, along with all the other hidden things, you can find points to upgrade your suit with – if you want to make a suit that specialises in stealth and assassination or a suit that is extremely mobile yet reasonably defensive, you can do that too; there are four perks you can kit yourself out with and there are no restrictions on the combinations you can have.
The scenery is amazing too; for example the opening section of Crysis 3 is spent on a huge boat and an abandoned, overgrown New York, made genuinely credible thanks to the game’s amazing graphics. It’s not the scenery that’s received all the love and attention here either, the enemies are impressive too, not the human ones especially, but the robotic aliens later on look so futuristic and awesome, it’s hard not to stop and stare before blowing them apart.
Even with all the amazing scenery, customisation and plot, there is one small thing that could have been so easily avoided during the development – the bugs. Not a huge number of them of course, but enough to really detract from the atmosphere at times. The ones that we encountered weren’t horrifically major but very, very annoying; on one occasion when a gun was picked up then dropped straight after, it would stay on the floor but continue firing; another one was an annoying sound bug that meant everything sounded grainy and slowed down, it hurt to listen to any of the characters talk.
Despite the bugs though, this game is what we’d come to expect from the Crysis series. The gameplay is awesome and the RPG elements fit into the game nicely. The plot could potentially have done with a bit of polishing, but it’s no biggie.
Out now on PC, Xbox and PS3. We reviewed it on Xbox 360.
EDIT: OH LOOK, IT’S THE PERFECT TIME TO PUT THAT PICTURE UP OF EX-PUSSYCAT DOLL ASHLEY ROBERTS DRESSED IN A NANOSUIT! Goodness me.
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