The Original Crysis Hits Consoles Next Week…MAXIMUM Purchase!
For the console owners that didn’t have the chance to play the original Crysis are in for a treat next week. The original is now hitting consoles, gear up!
Continue after the break for console gameplay and the breakdown to see if this port will really stack up against the graphically demanding original title on the PC.
The original game launched back in November 2007 exclusively on PC and instead of seeing a proper port to console, the game was left on the backburner as the team over at Crytek began production on a brand new engine and consequently released Crysis 2 on both PS3, Xbox 360, and PC. However the sequel only seemed like a shell of what was originally offered in the first Crysis game, which has been hailed as one of the best first person shooters. What was lost in part 2 included many pillars which defined the original such as; more control over the suit which in itself is the game, open environments which allowed the player to truly put the suit to the test, whether it be a run-and-gun style of play or the deadly stealth approach. What was experienced in the second installment was a streamlined suit control system, integrating the powers of MAXIMUM Strength, Speed, Stealth, and Armor into movement controls like holding run (left analog stick), jump, or melee buttons. The environments were made linear and truly lost the feel of openness that the first game had done so well in providing.
What can you find in this new port?
Well the streamlined controls are back, replacing the radial design found on the pc version. The textures have been optimized for consoles, consequently meaning that the graphical powerhouse of the original title that had been used for benchmarking top PCs for quite some time, will now be lowered for those intense scenes which you will quite often find yourself in. However the Crytek team have added to the destructible environments and explosions that were executed flawlessly in Crysis 2.
For those familiar with the controls and customization of weapons found in the Crysis sequel, will feel right at home with this new/old port. Rest assured any of you that have experienced any enjoyment from your play through of Crysis 2 will absolutely fall in love with the environments of the jungle, which I personally enjoyed over the ruins that resemble New York.
|Platforms: (PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Games On Demand)
|Release Date: October 4, 2011 (US) / October 5, 2011 (EU)
|MSRP: $19.99 (PSN) / 1600 Microsoft Points (XBLA)
The story in Crysis 2 directly follows that of the original, where you will be introduced to the original Crysis nano-suit equipped team including Prophet, Psycho, Aztec, Jester, and finally Nomad (the player).
“Earth, 2019. A team of US scientists makes a frightening discovery on an island in the South China Sea. All contact with the team is lost when the North Korean Government quickly seals off the area. The United States responds by dispatching an elite team of Delta Force Operators to recon the situation. As tension rises between the two nations, a massive alien ship reveals itself in the middle of the island. The ship generates an immense force sphere that freezes a vast portion of the island and drastically alters the global weather system. Now the US and North Korea must join forces to battle the alien menace. With hope rapidly fading, you must fight epic battles through tropical jungle, frozen landscapes, and finally into the heart of the alien ship itself for the ultimate Zero G showdown.” EA.com
Showcasing high end graphical prowess as well as being inviting to all play styles has truly put Crysis on the map. If you are a true fan of first-person shooters this is a must-buy for sure.
Official Console Launch Trailer: