Sunday, December 2

Crysis review

Got this game last week and finished playing it a few days later. For those of you who are blur about what Crysis is, Crysis is a science fiction, first person shooter computer game that was developed by Crytek and published by EA (Electronics Arts), and is the first game of a planned trilogy. Players will engage in battles between the North Korean armies and extra terrestrial aliens.The game is set in the year 2020, at a tropical island called the Lingshan Islands located in the Philippines sea.

Players will assume the role of United States Delta Force operator Jake Dunn, call sign "Nomad". Nomad is armed with hi tech weaponry, most notably his nano suit, which I bet you all will love like I did. The nano suit has a few modes built in such as maximum armor mode, maximum strength mode, maximum speed mode and my favorite cloak mode, which enables you to cloak yourself and be invisible from the enemies prying eyes. (now I know how Predator feels when he stalks his enemies from behind hehehehe)

Crysis uses Microsoft's new API, Direct X 10 for its graphics rendering, and includes the same editor that was used by Crytek to create the game, which you can use to try creating some levels for fun.

However, after completing the game, I found out several bugs that can get quite annoying. Especially the trigger bugs, e.g you complete a level and arrives at the end of a certain level but nothing happens. The only way to counter this bug is to restart the whole level or reload some old save games a few steps back and replay it. Very frustrating indeed, especially when you spend hours to complete a difficult level and realized that the bug got you stucked at the end of that level. Argh!

And the weaponry thingy. In the year 2020, the weapons should be more advanced than the ones used now but in the game, most of the weapons are basically old school types, which to me is very unrealistic to be used in that supposedly year. Most notable is the FY-71 assault rifle, which is basically a remodeled 5.45mm AK47, which to me is very very unrealistic to be used in the year 2020 setting. If the army can afford to build the super nano suits which supposedly cost billions, why can't they design a better weapon?

Just my 0.02 cents ...


Desmond said...

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2008....madah enti bisi di Sibu :)Krismas ila... said...

Yes Sir, I am at Sibu this Xmas. Nadai bejalai kini-kini asai aku, maybe round2 around town visiting friends