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Released on 16/11/2007
Crysis is a PC sci-fi first-person shooter from Crytek, the award-winning developers of the critically acclaimed Far Cry.
Crysis is set on Earth, in 2019: and it's intro sees a colossal asteroid crashes down to Earth.
The North Korean Government quickly seals off the island chain, claiming the mysteries of the asteroid for themselves. The United States responds by dispatching an elite team of Delta Force Operators to recon the situation and report back to the Pentagon. Amid rising tensions between the US and North Koreans, the asteroid suddenly bursts open, revealing a massive, 2km high alien ship. The ship generates an immense force sphere, freezing a vast portion of the island and drastically altering the global weather system. The invasion of Earth has begun.
Crysis' two rival nations unite to stop the aliens and save mankind. The newly formed alliance fights epic battles against the marauding Aliens. With hope rapidly fading, Crysis players will lead a crack squad through lush tropical jungle, harsh frozen landscapes, and finally into the heart of the alien ship itself for the ultimate Zero G encounter with the aliens to save mankind... and end the Crysis.
Crysis offers players a highly immersive FPS experience in which they will have to adapt their tactics, weaponry, armour and gameplay style to survive and defeat the alien invasion. Crysis uses the leading-edge technology of Crytek’s proprietary engine CryENGINE™ 2 for a highly cinematic FPS experience.
- Epic Sci-fi story: An immersive plot putting players in the pivotal role to repel an alien invasion and save mankind.
- Unique three-act structure: Crysis players will use real-time armor and weapons customisation to adapt to Crysis' ever-changing dynamic world.
- Frightening and Believable Foes.: Encounter a compelling and totally original alien species that uses its senses intelligently and work in combination with each other to present Crysis players with the most challenging opponents yet in an FPS.
- Super Smarts: Crysis' Enemy and ally AI utilise real-world military tactics.
- Vehicular Action!: Take control of Crysis' wide variety of land, sea and air vehicles including trucks, tanks, boats and helicopters.
- Explore Crysis' living, dynamic world: In Crysis, earthquakes, breaking ice, landslides, and tornados pose a real and an ever-present danger.
- Crytek's best multiplayer yet: Crysis features a 32-player Multiplayer mode with real-time armour and weapons customisation, and an all-new mode that combines player modification and tactical objectives.
- Emergent Gameplay: Actions taken in Crysis affect future outcomes giving each player a unique experience every time they play through Crysis..
- Highly robust and easy to use mod toolset: Crysis lets players to create their own expansive levels with game modes for both multiplayer and singleplayer.
- Looks so good... you'll cry!: Crysis boasts the most realistic environments, spectacular special effects, physics game engine, lighting system and enemy AI ever seen in a game, thanks to the jaw-dropping power of Crytek's CryENGINE 2.
Don’t Cry for Mark…
Crysis’ credentials are huge. Produced by Far Cry developers Crytek and put to retail by Europe's biggest publisher EA, Crysis is a first-person shooter of considerable pedigree.
Crysis is also a PC game of exceptional graphical grunt. Indeed, running on Crytek’s advanced CryENGINE 2 – and advanced evolution of the Far Cry building blocks – Crysis looks set to shunt PC gaming kicking and screaming into incredible new territory.
But it’s the overall experience Crysis promises to produce which makes it such an attractive prospect even in the FPS-packed PC market. Cinematic to the point of near-photorealism and boasting a range of gameplay innovations that elaborate on Far Cry Instincts’ innovative feral abilities, Crytek’s latest already looks like one of the year’s top-tier titles. The Master Chief may set the benchmark on next-gen consoles, but on PC, Crysis should set the new FPS standard.
Run faster, jump further, hit harder
Those abilities, then. Far Cry’s feral powers let players run faster, jump further, hit harder and more thanks to the main character’s mutated animalistic DNA. In Crysis the principal is much the same, only less Dr Moreau and more Metal Gear Solid ninja.
The thing that lets you do those kind of thing in Crysis is called the Nanosuit, and it’s likely to make Crysis a customisable, free-form kind of FPS that lets players tackle obstacles their own way.
The Nanosuit’s Armour mode, for instance, will let players survive stupid amounts of damage, which will mean Crysis players can not only dive into crossfire, but leap off cliffs and end up surviving great falls, plus regenerate health when standing still – though armour mode does have a tradeoff of sluggish movement.
The Master Chief may set the benchmark on next-gen consoles, but on PC, Crysis should set the new FPS standard.
Speed mode, however, will be anything but sluggish; with it activated players will run faster, jump further and reload quicker – while Strength mode promises to see Crysis’ lead character hurling vehicles, jumping stupidly high and smashing through walls like wrapping paper, and is the mode to best shows off Crytek’s impressive physics engine. Lastly, the suit’s Cloak mode will see Crysis players blending into the background like an FPS version of Solid Snakes famed MGS invisibility – activated, like the other suit modes, through a simple click of the mouse wheel.
All of which Crysis players are sure to need, if they’re going to get the better of what Crytek are calling the most compelling enemies ever seen in an FPS. Crysis’ story is ostensibly ripped right out of sci-fi lore; you play an intrepid US Commando, fighting on (initially at least) North Korean soil for the very future of mankind against an invading alien force.
While Crysis’ plot won’t win any awards, it has allowed for Cytek to create a truly terrifying fictional enemy known as Hunters, and populate them with some scary extraterrestrial technology and even more unnerving AI. That, coupled with a unique three-chapter structure encompassing lush jungles, stark snow-covered vistas and even the alien’s own ship itself – a zero-gravity environment which promises to mash up the playfield no end – all sets Crysis up to be a technical, tactical and tongue-lollingly lovely-looking PC tour-de-force.
Monster of a machine
Online 32 multiplayer is also planned for Crysis, which will no-doubt take full advantage of the Nanosuit, plus what we’d expect, considering Cytek’s Far cry history, to be a balanced weapon set with possibly even the odd surprise thrown into the mix. Of the four modes planned, three are standard Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Capture the Flag – though the really exciting idea is the fourth mode. Entitled Power Struggle, it will see American and Korean forces fighting each other to capture factories on a map and manufacture a ‘Special Weapon’ with which to destroy the enemy base.
More details however, are currently scarce – including Crysis’ final PC hardware specs. There’s no doubt though that it’s going to require a monster of a machine to run Crysis – but from what we’ve seen so far, Crytek’s second original FPS venture after Far Cry is going to be every bit worth the cost.
Preview by: Mark Scott
Preview Published: 22.06.07
Earth. 2019. Crysis begins with a colossal smouldering asteroid crashing violently into North Korean terra-firma. With the Koreans claiming the mysterious space-sent entity as their own, the American government speedily dispatches an elite team of Delta Force Operators to recon behind Korean lines.
Amid rising tension between Crysis' two core nations, the asteroid unceremoniously breaks open to reveal an enormous alien spacecraft, made with superior technology and malicious intent. The invasion of Earth is at hand.
Faced with the greatest threat the planet has ever known, the two rival nations join forces and battle for the very survival of mankind.
Crysis Players step right into the thick of this struggle, taking on the mantle of humanity's last faint hope as they don their Nanosuits and scorch through intrepid jungles, perilous frozen terrain and into the ultimate zero-g encounter aboard the alien vessel to save the worldand end this Crysis.
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This is a bit back-to-front, but we still like the sound of it. According to Eurogamer, the original Crysis might be heading to consoles.
The news comes via Kotaku, who discovered a listing for the game on the Korean Ratings Board. The listing had the game down for the Xbox 360, while an earlier ESRB rating suggested it could be coming to the PlayStation 3, too.
EA, the game publisher, has yet to comment, but it would be great to see the first Crysis game coming across to HD consoles. Even though it a few years old, its graphics look as good as ever, and its island setting and open-ended gun fights are the perfect gaming getaway.
Let all cross our fingers, then. And if you want to see what all the fuss is about, you can check out Crysis 2 while we wait. The game takes mankind fight against an alien menace to the ravaged streets of New York and offers some of the best shooting wee ever experienced.
Crysis Preview (22/06/2007)
Don’t Cry for Mark…
Crysis’ credentials are huge. Produced by Far Cry developers Crytek and put to retail by …
Earth. 2019. Crysis begins with a colossal smouldering asteroid crashing violently into North Korean terra-firma.…
This is a bit back-to-front, but we still like the sound of it. According to Eurogamer, the original Crysis might be heading to consoles.…
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