Hi everybody, I had to write my opinions about Crysis 2 because I think a lot of the hate this game is recieving is due to blind prejudice because the series is no longer pc exclusive. The only reason I don't write a review about it is because I'm only a few hours into the game, and I don't like to write a review untill I've played the entire game.
First off the graphics are amazing. I mean just good God amazing. My jaw dropped as soon as the game started, and it's been touching the floor ever since. Second, as far as being dumbed down, uh no. In fact, I feel I have more options than in the first Crysis due to the environment. In one area there were numerous high spots I could use to rain down gunfire on my foes. I love using the power jump to grab a high ledge and pull myself up to these places. In that same area I also found an entrance to a sewer, and used that to bypass the soldiers on the street. Plus there is the new stealth kill, which is awesome, and you can still grab foes and throw them through the air. And kicking cars into my enemies just doesn't get old. Again, this is all within the first few hours.
Third, I've read some reviews who said the Nano suit has been dumbed down, and doesn't even have the option wheel like Crysis had. Again, wrong. The option wheel is still there if you want to use it, just press the mouse wheel button. But you don't need to, because the powers are hot keyed now, and I love that. Press Q for armor, E for invisibility, X for gun attachments, and you can even upgrade the suit throughout the game. I just upgraded it to use less energy when I have armor activated. Again, the wheel is there if you want it. Fourth, the game looks better than anything else out there, yet runs better than the original Crysis did. Crysis ran great on my laptop with all details set to high, but Crysis 2 runs even better on the same system, and my laptop is two years old. There hasn't been any slowdown or stutter, even when things get hectic. This thing was optimised to run on the PC well, and kudos to Crytek for doing that. Yes there some things that strictly PC gamers won't like. As far as graphics detail, you just pick what resolution you want, whether to turn V-sync on or off, and how high you want the detail. That is all I've found for detail options. Also, you can't quick save, but this doesn't bother me none because I feel the checkpoints are nicely spaced so far. Also you can't lie prone, which I think is stupid, but whatever. Other than that, I am having a blast so far and don't think it's dumbed down at all. Sure, the areas aren't as big as the first game, you're not going to get lost, but the tactical options in my opinion are more numerous. Again this is just my opinion, and I welcome yours. Thanks for reading my post. Oh also, here is my laptop specs in case anyone is interested:
Asus G50VT Laptop w/Windows Vista Ultimate 64
Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.13 GHz
Nvidia GeForce 9800m GS 512MB
I think if your computer can run the original Crysis, than it should run Crysis 2 even better. If it can't run Crysis, it may still run Crysis 2.