It is demo day here at EntertainmentBuddha.com, and next up is the Crysis 2 MP demo on the Xbox 360. If I had to sum up this game in a few words I’d call it “Call of Halo”, which isn’t a bad thing. Crysis 2 plays as a mix of those two shooters with it resembling COD more than Halo, but it’s a good mix. The Halo themes come through in the Nanosuit, which allows you to jump like a Spartan, go invisible like a Spartan, or reinforce your shields like a Spartan. Honestly, the Crysis 2 mulitplayer is a perfect blend of both games.
Crysis 2 really didn’t blow me away on the visuals front like I was expecting. This could be attributed to the fact that this is only a demo of the MP, but I didn’t think it looked any better than last year’s Call of Duty: Black Ops. Don’t get me wrong, Crysis 2 plays very smoothly and looks fantastic, but one of the big hypes about this game is its graphical prowess. I just didn’t see that.
On the sound front Crysis 2 definitely equals the beautiful surround sound found in COD: Black Ops. I think my ears had an orgasm while playing on the Skyline map. All of the ambient noises are there, and the ones pertaining to your bada*s suit are very machine like and sci-fi-ish.
The gameplay is very similar to most shooters, so I don’t know what the a-hole was talking about yesterday in the post I published from IGN. I didn’t find the control scheme funky at all. That didn’t help me not suck while playing, but that’s a whole different issue that I need to deal with personally. Multiplayer has a feel that’s very similar to the recent Call of Duty games. It’s first person with an on-screen map, and there’s kill cams after you die. You can score all kinds of upgrades from playing, and all of the other doo-dads that COD presents like Dog tags, Awards, and other unlocks. I played on Skyline which had a nice mix of indoor and outdoor combat. Again, I didn’t feel like the map was too large like the IGN guy b*tched about.
Overall, I’m more excited about this game than I was before playing the demo. I don’t think it has set any bars as far as graphics on a console goes, but it’s easily a great looking game. The mixed first person play with sci-fi overtones screams a partnership between COD and Halo. If you have enjoyed these games in the past I have no doubt that you’ll enjoy Crysis 2. I’m going to pre-order my copy today! Holy shite is 2011 going to be a great year to be a gamer, or what? You’ve been wanting a nanosuit too…
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