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Crysis 2 Mulitplayer Demo Impressions – Xbox 360

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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Matt Heywood is the founder and EIC of EntertainmentBuddha.com where he strives to make you a better geek, one post at a time! When he’s not scouring the Internet for interesting nuggets of awesomeness he can be found in his secret lair enjoying the latest and greatest video games, taking pictures of toys, or talking Star Wars on EB’s Star Wars Time podcast show.