Crysis 2 video - Full Access Preview

You gotta wonder how console gamers are gonna take to this high profile sequel to a game they’ve potentially never played. Conversely, how pissed do you think diehard PC gamers are that the Crysis 2 multiplayer demo went exclusively to Xbox Live? BURN! In keeping with that same slap-to-the-face spirit, we decided to torture PC Gamer’s Evan Lahti by forcing him to jump in the demo with us and play with *GASP!* a controller?! Oh, the effrontery…



Not a bad console debut for powerhouse developer like Crytek, although the general consensus was that the game could’ve sacrificed a little too much of its charm for a stab at Modern Warfare glory. Let us know what you think of the demo below, and you can read more of Matt’s thoughts on the multiplayer in his hands-on preview here. Oh, and find more Evan on his Twitter.

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  • TruckThunders - February 9, 2011 7:10 p.m.

    I've tried playing this demo several time and each time I've run into bugs, lag, or the game freezing. If the demo has this many problems, it doesn't give me any good feelings about the retail version. Yes, it looks nice but if the game keeps freezing I don't care how good it looks. The game even froze when I tried to exit the demo, so clearly Crysis 2 didn't like that I was trying to leave the experience. Sorry Crysis 2, but your demo failed to impress me.
  • batmanboy11 - February 2, 2011 11:44 p.m.

    Cool. Love these FAPs.
  • bioswat08 - January 31, 2011 5:41 p.m.

    Played it about 5 times and I must say- COOL!!!
  • CanadianBeaverHunter - January 30, 2011 8:01 p.m.

    Solid FAP.
  • Wing126 - January 30, 2011 5:05 p.m.

    What's up with the constant quality switching in the video?
  • CAPST3R - January 30, 2011 11:27 a.m.

    Well, at least now I don't have to choose between Crysis 2 and Brink. They've just tried to go for MW2 here, which just makes it awful. What a waste of what could have been an excellent game.
  • Snowyjoe - January 30, 2011 8:44 a.m.

    PC Gamer WOOOO! :)
  • festerblatz82 - January 29, 2011 11:06 p.m.

    @BrettElston Just the ability to buffer ahead in HQ would solve this. Does the new player not have that ability? I am loving all the new videos, but the aforementioned switching between qualities is quite jarring. As I've mentioned before when it switches between high and low quality the difference is substantial.
  • philipshaw - January 29, 2011 4:30 p.m.

    Yeah I agree that it's a bit too much like COD to get me intrested but the single player could still be great
  • e1337prodigy - January 29, 2011 2:25 p.m.

    Good FAP. Everyone seem to die funny. spinning in the air and flying accross the floor in a different direction to what you were shooting.
  • k1ng94 - January 29, 2011 11:33 a.m.

    I love these FAPs any chance of it becoming a daily feature?
  • Firenzeta - January 29, 2011 10:41 a.m.

    @Gameguy94: Yeah, it's happening to me a lot too. I think they're trying to do an "auto-quality" thing where they measure your bandwidth and try to give you the quality they think is appropriate. Unfortunately, in my case, it switches randomly between hi-def, Atari-era blockiness, and complete freezes (ie buffering). Why they don't just have a quality menu like Youtube, I have no idea.
  • garfunkling - January 29, 2011 8:25 a.m.

    I love these. I keep saying that in FAP comments but its still true
  • Defguru7777 - January 29, 2011 5:23 a.m.

    Seems like this game is too similar to Modern Warfare for me to take any interest in it. But, to its credit, the game has really good graphics. I also really like the design of the shotgun. But does the pistol have like no recoil?
  • tacoman38 - January 29, 2011 4:38 a.m.

    I really liked the demo. I haven't tried the second mode yet, but I like the additional maneuverability you get from the nano suit. I never used the slide, but jumping is really useful. I didn't see you guys use it too often, mostly sticking to the ground like you have to in CoD maps, but there are many more routes and directions you can go and get to places with jumping around. And then there are the armor abilities. Stealth is what you saw here, but I find the armor strength one to be more useful. It would have helped you live longer when being shot, and kills people better when you hit them. I wouldn't mind there to be a couple more weapons/stuff and the wacky body physics is there alot, but I find it amusing. And hosting/network errors do happen a bunch as well, but I would assume that it'll be taken care of before launch. It's kinda more of a beta than a demo, tbh. but a fun beta.
  • StoneDreadnaught - January 29, 2011 3:04 a.m.

    I wish the demo worked for me more often, if at all. It seems that those with a wireless connection, get the short end of the stick. The demo froze up on me at least a dozen times in a half hour, the matches were constantly dropped, and I've only played maybe 5 matches, of both game types combined. And I KNOW it's not on my end; I actually have a solid wireless connection that's never given me problems with any other multiplayer game before this demo. So until that's fixed, Crysis is moving way down on my 'Looking Forward To' list, sadly.
  • KielbasaNinja - January 29, 2011 2:43 a.m.

    Or what Brett said. Sorry for the original comment and now the double post. I had this tab open for a while until I was certain I'd have time to sit through it in its entirety.
  • KielbasaNinja - January 29, 2011 2:40 a.m.

    @QWERTY I had that problem last night watching the Catherine FAP. Today it's fine and I can only think of one other occurrence when that happened to me before. Yes, I'm also using Chrome and I'm starting to think that may have something to do with it. I watch Conan at work all the time and it happens to me constantly with their video player. @everyone else (Chimes in also with A/V lag.) You guys all Chrome users too?
  • GamesRadarBrettElston - January 29, 2011 1:45 a.m.

    The good/bad quality video thing is the way Brightcove works - it auto detects your connection and changes the quality based on your connection speed. But hey, compared to the OLD player...
  • lovinmyps3 - January 29, 2011 1:42 a.m.

    From what I played I thought the demo was interesting, but I like any game that lets me cloak like that. The problem is the game always freezes for me, especially at loading screens.

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