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Offline General Battuta

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Crysis 3 - CELL is a not-for-Prophet enterprise
I am playing it right now. My impressions are very positive! Soon I will return with a whole ****load of words indicating my thoughts.

 

Offline An4ximandros

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Re: Crysis 3 - CELL is a not-for-Prophet enterprise
No! I need your maximal rantings about the story! They are like cyber-cocaine! Please Lord Battu! Use Maximal Critic mode, please! :(

 

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Re: Crysis 3 - CELL is a not-for-Prophet enterprise
Is it more like Crysis 1 or Crysis 2 (or maybe something entirely new)?

 

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the gameplay videos i saw a while back suggested it's very 2-like.  i do hope the mouse precision isn't suck-tastic like 2 at least.


and give me all my damn suit modes back!
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Sadly, Cry of Duty 3 seems to be the real name of the game. I miss Power Struggle. Why, oh why did they take that out. :(

 

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Re: Crysis 3 - CELL is a not-for-Prophet enterprise
It's a lot more like Crysis 2 than Crysis 1, though a couple of the levels are quite large and open. It also puts a lot of time and effort into explaining all the differences between C1 and C2.

Finished it tonight - it's the shortest of the three. Not quite sure what I think yet. There's a lot of interesting material but I'm not sure it quite converges to good effect.

 

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The one thing that really put me off in C2 was the lack of connection to C1. Where did all the Ceph tech go? The flying totems? The original exosuits? They all just vanished, no explanation given. All done to accommodate 'human' Ceph.

 

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That's explained here - whether you buy it or not is up to you, but they at least put in enough effort to come up with a fairly comprehensive explanation.

 

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Re: Crysis 3 - CELL is a not-for-Prophet enterprise
Crysis 2 ruined the Crysis universe/atmosphere for me.

Story-wise it was an abomination. I find it hard to belive C3 can fix it, because I hate pretty much EVERYTHING tehy added - from the human Ceph, the body-horror crap and especially the new "living" nano-suit (they should have call them bio-suits).
They can try to explain it, but the damage is already done. It's kinda like ME3 ending for me.
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Re: Crysis 3 - CELL is a not-for-Prophet enterprise
Crysis 2 ruined the Crysis universe/atmosphere for me.

Story-wise it was an abomination. I find it hard to belive C3 can fix it, because I hate pretty much EVERYTHING tehy added - from the human Ceph, the body-horror crap and especially the new "living" nano-suit (they should have call them bio-suits).
They can try to explain it, but the damage is already done. It's kinda like ME3 ending for me.
To be fair, you've never quite been one for liking anything that's even remotely high-quality. (The C2 nanosuit stuff was easily some of the better written Crysis story bits)
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Re: Crysis 3 - CELL is a not-for-Prophet enterprise
Crysis 2 ruined the Crysis universe/atmosphere for me.

Story-wise it was an abomination. I find it hard to belive C3 can fix it, because I hate pretty much EVERYTHING tehy added - from the human Ceph, the body-horror crap and especially the new "living" nano-suit (they should have call them bio-suits).
They can try to explain it, but the damage is already done. It's kinda like ME3 ending for me.

You will hate Crysis 3

 

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If the gameplay is like C2, I think I'll pass (or buy it on when it's on Steam and with a biiiiiiiiig discount). The things I liked the most about C1 were it's openness and photorealistic graphics. It was like a Holywood action movie simulator, and with a nice justification for superhuman feats. From what I've seen of later titles, they've got oversaturated graphics, lineal gameplay and overall seem a lot less movie-like. I don't know much about their story, but I heard they messed up a few nice concepts from 1.

 

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Just out of curiosity, what nice concepts from Crysis 1 did you like? I'm actually replaying it now. Never got into 2. Sounds like I won't get into 3 either.

 

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Crysis 2 is a much better game than Crysis 1 in a lot of ways and much worse in some others. It's kind of an orthoquel.

Ironically Crysis 3 has pretty much the same relationship to Crysis 2.

 

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Just out of curiosity, what nice concepts from Crysis 1 did you like? I'm actually replaying it now. Never got into 2. Sounds like I won't get into 3 either.
Ceph in general, especially their architecture and the fact they lived in 0G. Also, nanosuit in C2 was an alien gizmo, I preferred when it was a piece of human tech. Also, C1 had more open gameplay and better, more realistic graphics.

 

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personally i found C2, though fun enough gameplay wise to warrant replays, to be pretty much entirely inferior to 1.  the things i liked better about 2 were being able to shoot silenced weapons in stealth mode, stealth kills, and the armor mode actually acting like it increased your armor.  i also rather liked the single-press suit mode buttons, but i'd gladly give those up for all 4 modes and leaning back.

i AM a little curious as to how they attempt to rectify the stories, but i know i won't accept it as anything more than damage control for how terribad 2 was.  won't be buying this until it's both cheap and available outside of origin.  which may mean never but oh well.
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I played 2 twice, I played 1 about 5 times, not counting the hours of Power Struggle... ye shall be missed. :(

 My point is, Crysis one was better because of the sandbox element which allowed you to play levels several different ways. C2 had a wow factor that expired after the first time.

 

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which may mean never but oh well.
When they finish milking it with DLCs, it'll most likely appear on Steam as a special edition with all that junk pre-installed. You could then wait till Steam has a fat discount on that title, about a year from the release a game can get very cheap indeed. It'd most likely be the time I'm going to buy it.

 

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i thought i heard something about EA saying origin games will never be released outside of origin.
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Crysis 2 had the best story in the whole series and is actually one of the better alien invasion games ever made on the macro concept level. It just has little to nothing to do with Crysis 1.