Tag Archives: Crysis 3
Platforms: PC, PS3, Xbox 360
Genre: First-Person Shooter
Release Date: February 19, 2013
ESRB Rating: Mature
It must be hard for developers to go into a meeting and ask themselves, “How do we make a first-person shooter that isn’t Call of Duty or Halo and still manage to separate itself from the rest?” Such is the life in a console generation inundated with shooters. First and third-person shooters are being churned out at astounding rates and they all range from the mundane “Me Too” underachievers to the sterling “Look At Me” overachievers. Where in all of this does Crysis 3 lie? The short answer is somewhere in between.
It’s easy to talk about Crysis 3’s strength. It is a strength that Crytek has leaned on throughout the series. Using CryEngine 3, Crysis 3 is a nothing short of brilliant when it comes to looks alone. It is blessed with some of the slickest visuals seen this generation. From top to bottom, Crysis 3 has it going on. Cloaking, explosion, lighting, and water effects dazzle. Character models and animations, especially facial, are vastly improved. But, the environments, that is where Crysis 3 really excels. Crytek took the previous setting of a New York City under siege to a completely new level. This time, our Nanosuited supersoldier will run, jump, and stalk prey in a wonderfully designed dilapidated New York City overgrown with verdant flora, giving it a whole new meaning to urban jungle. Strands of waist-high grass wave in the breeze. Derelict buildings are infested with vegetation. Swamps have replaced asphalt. Crysis 3 takes from its past and brings the exotic levels back to a more open-world sandbox and each level is impressive in its own right. Few games have managed to stay as consistently good looking as Crysis has.
EA has released a new Crysis 3 trailer and frankly, wow. Crysis 3 running on Cryengine 3 looks amazing, just as the previous two installments have.
The sci-fi combo stealthy/semi-open-world first-person shooter taking place in an urban rainforested nanodomed encased New York City, drops all across the board on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 in February of 2013, composite bow in hand.
Thanks to a slip up on EA’s Origin program the previously unannounced Crysis 3 has been revealed. It didn’t take EA/Crytek long to discover the mistake and correct it but the internet was quick enough to pull some images of potential box art and Xbox 360, PS3, and PC “Limited Edition” listings to serve as evidence of the game’s existence. In response to this EA has promised to reveal more details and information about the forthcoming title on Monday April 16th but what we already know is that the game will take place in New York City long enough after the events of the previous games that the city has become a literal jungle. Check back on the 16th for new info about the game.