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Crysis 3 review

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4 years ago

Feature: And it's worth celebrating.

Photorealism Is Crucial To Games

Global illumination. Volumetric clouds. Sub-surface scattering. These are words that make me hot. But I know this feeling is forbidden. I should care about games, not the empty pursuit of photorealism. But oh my, it’s so exciting, and not empty. In fact, I think that right now photorealism is becoming crucial to games, and that we should celebrate it.

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6 years ago

Crysis 3’s DLC Welcomes You Back To The Jungle

Sooooo, Crysis 3 sure was a videogame. Its single-player had all the guns and all the graphics and all the armored land squids, but it still managed to fall well short of its predecessors' remarkably intelligent brand of sci-fi hyperdumb. Oh, and there was multiplayer too  - because again, videogame. Unfortunately, glimmers of asymmetrical, suits-vs-skins potential were mostly paved over by a heaping gray load…

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Crytek & Epic’s Tastes Of Tomorrow

Jim, John and Nathan are all out at GDC for RPS right now, but the lack of any news from them so far leads me to presume they are all either dead, kidnapped, hungover, hiding or trapped inside a branch of The Cheesecake Factory. So, while I've not been out there to see and thus usefully report on any of the following myself, I can…

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Feature: Maximum Graphicsability

Crysis 3 review

Crysis 3: a first-person shooter set in a post-apocalyptic, alien-invaded New York, in which you wear a Nanosuit which enables you to temporarily become invisible, damage-resistant or able to leap moderately-sized walls in a single bound. It has a lot of graphics. It's out now in the US, and tomorrow in the UK. Here is an opinion.

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They’re All Like This: The Weird Land Of Preview Events

Last week we sent Cara to an EA event to look at a few of their games. This spawned her splendid Crysis 3 interview, but the price was another day spent in the bemusing otherworld of videogame preview events. Earlier, gazing around the room at massive screens with Army of Two and Fuse on them, I was experiencing a sense of huge disconnect with my…

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Crysis 3 Can Be Swampy Green And Murky

News collectors VG247 have a bunch of Crysis 3 footage, which I have cheerfully reblogged below. Producer-man Michael Read has a bit to say about it, too, explaining what makes that section - Swamp - unique. Well, it's swampy green and might murky, for a start. But also you get to kill men! Oh. Well, I am sure there is other stuff. Looks awesome, actually,…

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Beta Not Cry: Crysis 3 Open Beta Begins

It is a wonderful week for insanely inventive videogames. The long-awaited Antichamber (which I'm splattering my feeble brain against right now) lands on Thursday, and 2013's Global Game Jam just forced a hand inside its own sternum and produced a glistening goldmine of bloody great games. But in between all that, I know I'll be needing a slightly more traditional palette cleanser. Enter Crysis 3's…

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For Fun And Prophet: Crysis 3 Open Beta Next Week

In my more soulful, reflective moments, I can't help but look out into the vast sea of human suffering and ask myself, "Why? Why do we Crysis?" The answers, of course, are many and multifarious - like some kind of gigantic, infini-brained wisdom hydra - but they all boil down to one core: single-player. Case in point: Crysis 2's multiplayer wasn't terrible by any means,…

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Crysis 3 Spotlights The Gunnest Gun Of Them All

I do so miss the days when the majority of videogame weapons were completely outrageous. Sure, today's crop of Battlehomes and Medalfronts adore their reality-balking setpieces, but look up at their skies, and you'll see that even the sun has donned its most serious warface. Comparatively extinct, then, is the cartoony carnage of Doom's BFG - or, more recently, Painkiller's, er, painkiller. Heck, even Far…

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Maximum Misdirection: Here’s Crysis 3, But In Reverse

Watching the latest in Crysis 3's "Seven Wonders" series, I can't help but be reminded of totally amazing 7DFPS entry Vonneguts & Glory. No, Crytek's hardware-hemorrhaging squidshoot hasn't suddenly started dressing like Wolfenstein 3D, but it has slammed on the breaks and shifted into reverse for some reason. The effect is neat-looking, I suppose, but now I really just want a mega-budget backward shooter. Start…

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Crysis 3: Six Minutes More Man-Arrowing Footage

Crysis 3 has taken on a strange, amorphous shape in my head. I've not really been following it closely enough to really say all that much about it, and having gone back to look at all the previous materials to post this video - including Nathan's interview with Mr Crytek, in which he talks about a lot of things which are not Crysis 3 at…

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Here’s Another Episode Of Crysis 3’s Not-Quite-A-Movie

If you have a perfectly pristine photographic memory for Adam's posts - and honestly, who doesn't? - you'll remember that he recently came across the first episode in EA's Albert-Hughes-directed "Seven Wonders" Crysis 3 series. He also said these things, "I think I’m supposed to care about the story here, but is it really anything more than an excuse to cram opposing forces into an interesting…

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A Break In The City: Crysis 3

Crysis 3 isn't the first piece of entertainment to show us New York reclaimed by nature, but the city become prison-park could make for a compelling setting. The latest video advertisement for the game is the first part of the 'Seven Wonders' series, directed by Albert Hughes who you may know as one half of the Hughes brothers, mighty cinema-men of From Hell and Menace…

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Crytek’s CEO On Crysis 4, Homefront 2, The Future

If you climb to the top of Mt Videogameland, you'll see that Crysis 3 is just over the thoroughly tessellated, HDR-lit horizon. That, however, is hardly the only thing that's got Crytek's tear-powered mega-lair whirring along at maximum efficiency. There's also Homefront 2, Warface, Ryse, an entire F2P social platform, piracy concerns, and a brand new Crysis - which is totally not Crysis 4, but…

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Crytek CEO: All-F2P Future ‘Won’t Happen Tomorrow’

In the future, nothing will cost anything. Ever. Well, except when it costs something. Which will be sometimes, but not always. Or ever, unless you want it to. Those are the sorts of wonderful logical fallacies somewhat - shall we say - misleading phrases like "free-to-play" conjure up, but there's no denying the business model's effectiveness. Even so, there are plenty of kinks to work out, which…

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System Requirements Posts Are Easy Posts: Crysis 3

We don't usually do system requirements posts, but when it comes to Crytek they do have a history of basically telling us all that our PCs are rubbish and outdated. Granted, while once it was the high watermark of e-willy waving, the Crysis series hasn't of late been the technical Goliath/Mephistopheles it once was. Does that change with the upcoming Crysis 3? You know how…

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7 years ago

Bowsplosion: Crysis 3’s Campaign Goes Very, Very Loud

After watching six solid minutes of Crysis 3's "The Fields" campaign mission, I can pretty safely say that I don't play Crysis like Crytek plays Crysis. I tend to spend most of my time invisible, skulking and striking with my trusty shotgun. Which might sound like the most counterproductive thing since weight-loss soda, but there's nothing else quite like super-speed sprinting away, re-cloaking, and slowly…

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Hue & Cry: Crytek Talk Crysis 3 Multiplayer

Crysis 3 producer Mike Read has been talking about the new modes for the upcoming game, and you can see them in action below. I've no real idea how popular the Crysis multiplayer modes have been over the years. I've played all of them, but, well, I can't ever remember anyone talking about them after release. Mods yes, but vanilla multiplayer? No. Anyone out there…

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People Vs Predators: Crysis 3 Hunter Mode

More footage from the weekend's Eurogamer shindig. Crysis 3's 'infection type multiplayer mode, Hunter, is shown in a new video, demonstrating the Museum of Modern Art map. I'm not sure if everyone else already knew this but the Crash Site mode from Crysis 2 is back as well. That's all about reaching and securing a location on the map and made for some interesting use…

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