Review by abel13111
"So many ways to play, so little time."
Just as my title says, this game literally gives you so many different ways to play and do good. You can go invisible and sneak around to the backside of the enemy and destroy them, run through and slide under bullets to end up the their face with a barrel of the gun as your greeting card, or go into armor mode to just take all the bullets like they are nothing more than paper. There are more options, but those are the ones advertised and if I wrote all the different ways you can play, I'd be here until crysis 3. So on with the show!
Single player-The single player in this game is pretty well done. The story is decent for an FPS shooter. The gameplay is out of this world. Usually, before jumping into a battle, you are given time to survey the environment and mark targets and points of interest, such as guns, ammo, and explosive barrels, along with how you should perhaps approach the situation. You can also choose in game perks, or suit modules as they call them in this game. Allowing you to go from walking tank to stealthy assassin. You can also customize your gun on the fly attaching and detaching silencers, sights, grenade launchers as you go. There is no limit to what you can do. You also keep the attachments to use later on, so if you dump a gun with attachments, and pick up that gun later, you'll be able to put them back on.
Multiplayer- the multiplayer in this game is a mix of CoD, Battlefield, and Halo. Like CoD, the game has killstreaks and perks, like halo you have a suit that provides you with shielding and invisibility, like Battlefield, you can spot enemies for teammates and your in game characters will communicate with each other to indicate what is going on when. Just like in single player, you can use invisibility and armor on the fly, unlike in the single player, you can switch perks on the fly or gun attachments. You can however create your own custom classes though and as you level up, you get more perks, guns, and attachments.
Now, there are a couple of bad points to the game where I can't give it a 10/10. First, this game pushes the graphics card on the 360 to it's limit, which is great. However, sometimes you may have textures load in wrong. Also, I experienced this glitch once, your gun may go to a state of permanent zoom, where you'll be looking halfway down the length of your gun. The AI, can be very very challenging...and also very stupid. Sometimes you can be standing without cloak on, and the AI will take a second to register you are there.
This point is about the multiplayer...and that is the lag. About maybe 1 out of every 7 to 8 games I play, there will be one guy with 4 bars connection, and everyone else will be 1 red bar creating a lot of bad hit detection situations. Even if it's not red bar, expect to get around a 2-3 bar connection. If you have 2 to 3 bars, than you will usually have a great time. Red bar though...gets annoying. It just depends really on how close you are to the host, and also your own connection. Hopefully they'll figure out a way to tone it down a little, but if you play on wireless, wrap your antenna up in aluminum foil and it should help.
So in conclusion, this game is so close to being perfect and deserves a lot of praise. The graphics, A+, gameplay A+, this game does so many things well, that the minor mistakes really stand out.
Reviewer's Score: 8/10 | Originally Posted: 03/29/11
Game Release: Crysis 2 (US, 03/22/11)
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