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128 of 144 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Crysis...a good FPS but distant runner up for Game of the Year, November 13, 2007
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Crysis - PC (DVD-ROM)
This game is the long awaited follow up to 'Farcry' (one of the best FPSs of 2004). We now finally get a look at this newest offering.

Here are some of the things that I've liked in the single player mode...

1.)This is a FPS in which your nano armor gives you special 'skills"; these 'skills' include enhanced speed, strength, armor and invisibility; and you'll need them all to survive.

2.)Graphics that are smooth and excellent audio; both add a spooky, creepy ambiance to this jungle based horror game.

3.)The ability to use and control vehicles (on land, at sea and in the air), as well as the mounted weapons on these units.

4.)Generally good (but not great) enemy AI! Although some will just stand out in the open, there are some that will sneak up on you or hide behind cover; also they must reload empty weapons. Due to their larger numbers and the fact they're usually spread out, will necessitate your using your special 'skills' and the surrounding environment to defeat them. This is the basic, reoccurring challenge for this game.

5.)Easy, anytime save/loads with F5/F9 respectively, as well as game generated checkpoint saves.

6.)If your taking a beating (or find it too easy), you can change the degree of game difficulty anytime, as you play; you don't have to start a new game. This is a nice feature!


1.)I've had a couple freeze ups, requiring reboot; also some minor video fragmentation (after extended periods of play).

2.)I found the controls on flying the VTOL (vertical take-off & landing) craft were difficult to operate (the plane just didn't seem to respond to commands quickly) with the result of frequent crashes.

3.)There was one extended section where you were floating (in either space or water), that I found confusing, tedious and boring. I was lucky it was very linear, or I might never have gotten out of there.

4.)A high end system is preferable. Although playable on XP, Vista can use Dx10, and combined with good hardware and a high end video card, it does make a difference in being able to run a lot of the 'extra' graphic details.

All the pre-release hype made it sound as if this game would easily qualify for Game of the Year honors; I don't think so. Graphically it is beautiful and it is a good game, but it's not a great game! If you liked 'Farcry' then you'll probably like 'Crysis'. Was it worth the wait...probably, but somehow I was expecting something more. Over all, I liked 'Farcry' and its gameplay a little more. However, still worth a 4 1/2-5 Star rating.
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Initial post: Nov 17, 2007 7:32:23 PM PST
Jim Stanford says:
Fantastic comments which contained lots of useful descriptions, especially useful for those of us who LIKE the DETAILS. :-)
-Thanks, Jim S. in DC-area, USA.

Posted on Nov 21, 2007 6:32:10 AM PST
J. Akins says:
That is great for people who are rich enough to have the latest game pc with the latest high end graphic card.But FARCRY was a better game and had just as good of graphics without all the expensive upgrades to play it.

Posted on Nov 27, 2007 5:36:39 AM PST
Bozanimal says:
This comment does not mention that - to take advantage of the amazing graphics of Crysis - you will need an incredible PC. To play at the highest detail you will need at least an 8000 series Nvidia graphics card, with plenty of RAM and processor power to back it up.

Great game, and it will run on modest PCs, but you need an awesome PC to get your money's worth.

Posted on Jan 8, 2010 3:23:16 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 8, 2010 3:45:02 PM PST
Z.M. says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2010 4:43:39 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 12, 2010 2:09:09 PM PST
R. Nicholson says:
What's wrong with me...nothing...feeling fine...thanks for asking.
Sequels are sometimes 'weaker' than the original, and this is the case here. Still not bad however.
Did you like the original 'Farcry'?

Posted on Feb 22, 2013 8:30:02 AM PST
Uh, this isn't a sequel to Farcry, Farcry 2 is. This is CRYSIS.
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