In The Garden of Eden, Baby
HIGH The ‘diorama-vision’ of my robot sidekick must be seen to be believed.
LOW Falling off a cliff because the game thought looking at it meant walking towards it.
WTF OMG pangolins are the cutest things I’ve ever seen.
There was a big fuss last year when it was revealed that Ryse: Son of Rome would only run at 900p on Xbox One, which was, at the time, the only platform for which the game would be released. I'm sure that plenty of the people making the commotion […]
HIGH Nailing a double execution and watching Marius flit back and forth, gutting two men simultaneously.
LOW Killing the exact same guy five times in the same fight.
WTF Is this a shot-for-shot parody of Saving Private Ryan, only with British as Nazis?
HIGH Finely tuned predatory gameplay. Also, silenced shotguns.
LOW The abysmal final boss fight.
WTF The explanation for how Prophet's back in the saddle is ridiculous.
HIGH The new bow is pretty sweet.
LOW The final boss is everything that's wrong with boss fights.
WTF I can't punch a thin wooden door down? This is still a thing?
Crysis 2 is an excellent game and worth playing if you have ever enjoyed first-person shooters at all. On many levels, however, I thought the game couldn't really decide what it wanted to be about. Is it a game about making sound tactical choices in an operation against a superior force, or is it a (bad) story about squid attacking New York City with a bio-weapon?
HIGH Taking out every single soldier in a level, completely undetected.
LOW Alcatraz's status as a silly silent protagonist.
WTF Why can I bash this door down, but not that one?
An unsolicited copy of Crysis 2 showed up at my door today (always a pleasant surprise when that happens) and I put about an hour into it. I've heard that the multiplayer demo available wasn't too well-received, but I never got around to checking it out and I never played the first Crysis either, so I was coming into the game basically as fresh as possible. First impressions of the campaign? Very positive.
HIGH Combating scores of aliens while being pursued by nanosuited KPA soldiers through dense, frozen jungles.
LOW Realizing it has to come to an end.
WTF Plasma cannon? Oh yeah!
Crysis Warhead is finally upon us, and that can only mean one thing—more tweaking! Before reading this guide, it is imperative that you read my original Crysis optimization guide, as I'm not going to re-explain how to alter configuration files or access console commands. The engine is largely the same, and all of the information from the previous guide is still valid. Fortunately though it is far less necessary to use "tweaks" to get great performance from Crysis Warhead due to heavy optimization of the game engine.