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Offline General Battuta

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Crysis 2 multiplayer demo impressions
It's CoD4 with nanosuits.

No I'm not even exaggerating, everything about it is like CoD4. There are killstreaks at 3/5/7 which are a radar, a splash damage attack and a not-helicopter gunship. There are unlocks (both new guns and three perk slots, based on modules to customize your nanosuit.) There are weapon attachments which you customize. There's an instant-kill melee attack.

The netcode is also kinda ****ty and the FPS tends to tank a bit during firefights which is really really annoying. Aiming is also hard as hell.

However so far I actually enjoy it. CoD4 was a good game! The nanosuit dynamic adds a lot, I loooove the vertical movement/parkour/mantling system, spawn times are pretty brisk and the map is pretty nice and vertical. The guns are okay and there isn't great feedback on either hits or damage received, nor is it easy to tell what suit mode enemies are in. Audio is strong with the characters calling out positions on the map and some decent acting from the 'coordinators' or whoever those faceless voices are.

No telling how it'll pan out yet but my initial impressions are pretty okay. Definitely would prefer to play on PC.

btw the demo will crash your console if you use a wireless connection because Crytek
« Last Edit: January 26, 2011, 10:56:49 am by General Battuta »

 

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Armour mode lets you take a melee hit, FYI

but yeah, I was kind of hoping it'd be like cod4 with nanosuits, because as much IW sucks nowadays, they did do a decent job with COD4.

 

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I'm waiting for PC.
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Offline Pred the Penguin

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Sounds like I'll have to give this a try...

 

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Give Bulletstorm a try while you're at it ;-) 
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I'll have to try that, too... once I actually get back home.

Anyone think Crysis 2's singleplayer has any hope?

 

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Richard Morgan is my only hope

 

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But story isn't the only thing that makes a game....

 

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Going off the multi the gameplay seems fine, all I need above that is a good story. If Morgan can deliver on the quality of his past work  - and frankly supersoldiers fighting mysterious aliens with a possibly malevolent corporation in the background is exactly his stuff - then I have hope for something really special.

 

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I'm getting the feeling that mulitplayer will actually be pretty different from singleplayer... Guess I'll have to try it out myself to see whats going on.

 

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But story isn't the only thing that makes a game....

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So this game is pretty good on 360. I have no doubt the PC version will be better especially as aiming on the console is atrocious (and although it's barely noticeable unless you look, the draw distance is pretty short), but I actually really enjoy the gameplay. I think the nanosuit adds a lot (comparable to, maybe better than Crysis 1) and it helps that most people on Xbox Live have the IQ of my upcoming bowel movement. It really is a bit more of a thinking man's game than Call of Duty, especially with the use of cloak. Don't even get me started on how much better it feels than Halo Reach multiplayer.

There are a couple nice touches, your characters have a lot of context-sensitive dialogue to each other (thanks, man, after an assist, comments on how the match is going) and that's pretty cool.

Demo does freeze a lot, which a console title should never ever do.

 

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Richard Morgan is my only hope

I know what you mean, I hope he adjusts his writing to suit the medium, but otherwise... the man is a god amongst the current sci-fi writers, so I have high hopes.
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But story isn't the only thing that makes a game....

 :wtf:

He's right. It only takes a look at some of the best-selling games of all time to see that a 'story' isn't really mandatory. My condition is that, if a game is going to have a story, make it an interesting one ;)

 

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But story isn't the only thing that makes a game....

 :wtf:

He's right. It only takes a look at some of the best-selling games of all time to see that a 'story' isn't really mandatory. My condition is that, if a game is going to have a story, make it an interesting one ;)
Guess what I meant was, just having a good story can't make a good game. :p
Else it'd just be a film. :nervous:

 
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But story isn't the only thing that makes a game....

 :wtf:

He's right. It only takes a look at some of the best-selling games of all time to see that a 'story' isn't really mandatory. My condition is that, if a game is going to have a story, make it an interesting one ;)
Guess what I meant was, just having a good story can't make a good game. :p
Else it'd just be a film. :nervous:

Interactive films can make good games too...

 

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Ahhhh... frak me, I have no idea what I'm saying.
I haven't actually played any interactive films though.
Can you recommend any?

 
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Wing Commander is partly interactive movie... Then there is one Gabriel Knight episode which is an adventure game enterily in FMV... There were a lot of other examples, but I will need to find the article of PcGameplay which told me about them.

 

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The demo was really confusing and hard to get the hang of at the start. I think I've played way too much Halo. :lol:
I did like the menu music though.