Play On! 1 Minute Reviews: Crysis 3

by Pat B on February 18, 2013

Game: Crysis 3
Platform: Xbox 360
Game Type: Action First Person Shooter
Game summary: Crysis 3 is a First-Person Shooter (FPS) set within a frightening future New York City. The game is a sequel to the 2011 release, Crysis 2, continuing an unfolding adventure revolving around the symbiotic relationship between the wearer of the game's iconic nanosuit, the current protagonist, and the memories of an earlier protagonist stored within the suit. Game features include sandbox shooter gameplay that allows players to choose their path, an upgradable nanosuit, expanded multiplayer options, an explosive arsenal of weapons, and improved graphics provided by the CryENGINE game engine.

What's Unique

  • You have a high-tech armor suit allowing you to switch between two different modes to adapt your tactics based on play-style and mission. Stealth-mode makes you invisible and armor-mode makes you hyper-resilient to damage.

What's Cool

  • Tight, responsive controls with a familiar layout to any modern-day shooter.
  • Decent weapon variety, but all are pretty much useless when you have access to the overpowered, but amazing, crossbow.
  • Stunning visuals. Best I've seen on Xbox 360 to-date. Yes, better than Halo 4. Dynamic lighting and character animation especially.
  • As beautiful as the game looks, it runs very smooth with mostly consistent frame-rates and no screen tearing like Far Cry 3 has.
  • The sound effects and musical score create a sci-fi action atmosphere. Also, your character kind of sounds like Optimus Prime now for some reason.
  • Your HUD can point out enemies and POI from extremely far distances, and through walls, allowing you to strategically plan your movement throughout each mission.

What's Lame

  • Confusing, less than thrilling story and plot, even for someone who's played Crysis 1 and 2.
  • Not an open-world environment like Skyrim, but designed much better over Crysis 2 with larger spaces to navigate around in each mission.
  • Relatively short, easy campaign lasting between 5-7 hours and you start feeling déjà-vu by the final act.
  • Multiplayer is fun and structured how you'd expect from a modern day shooter, but ultimately its pretty forgettable.

Overall Score: 8 / 10

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