Geplaatst: 21 december
It took me a while to be fond of this game as I played it years ago and while my rig met the minimum requirements (almost reached the recommended ones) it had a hard time running Crysis on it properly. There were numerous glitches, audio issues and frequent CTDs.
But you know what? Putting the technical difficulties aside this is a damn fine game! You play Nomad, a special forces soldier who wears a so-called nanosuit. The story takes place in the future and the objective is to find out what happened on the island previously seized by Koreans.
While you traverse through the deep jungle and small settlements you notice two things: the game is stunningly beautiful (there was a reason for the high system reqs) and that by hiding-shooting you cannot eliminate your foes. You need to utilise your nanosuit.
You can bring up a special menu and select from various abilities. Speed makes you faster, Strength allows you to melee your foes or throw bigger objects and Stealth makes you invisible. All drain your energy bar (which will refill automatically, but slowly) and I do not have to mention that Stealth is the most exciting and most useful among all. Oh, yes, there's a 4th power enabling you to take more damage.
Enemy AI is great - they respond to the noises, work in squads and will try to find you even if you are invisible. On greater difficulty settings they speak Korean so you do not understand what commands they give to one another.
Occasionally, the game throws in some scripted cutscenes - these look good and also interesting. By looking at the pictures on the store page one can guess what they'll find (and what the army was really looking into), but let's not spoil it here.
Crysis is a stunningly beautiful game (even today considering it's more than 5 years old) and makes for an interesting, action-packed ride.
WARNING: This review is based on playing the game on a 32-bit operating system. As per the feedbacks on the store page and amongst the discussions people detail further issues when it comes to 64-bit systems. I understand there is a workaround which has been tried and found good, still, this is just to let you know that before the purchase you should look into this.