Crysis: So clever it's stupid

Oct 16, 2007

Crysisis really going to punish your hardware budget. Theofficial specsaren't quiteas nuclear as we expected, but if you want your version to look anything like these shots you better get cracking with a hammer on that old rig. It's time to blow the savings on a shiny new gaming behemoth.

But is it really worth it? Well, yes. Because Crysis is stupid. We'd never have thought it before our latest hands-on with the game, but that's one of the best reasons to get busy with the smashy. We're not talking sticking-your-soggy-fingers-in-a-power-socket dumb. Instead, we're referring to the game's AI, which is so realistic it messes up just like a real person. Enemies actually trip over foliage and lose their balance getting legs over fences. So stupid, yet very, very smart.

We've plucked a handful of other undeniable reasons to upgrade from the depths of our mush-boxes, inspired by our visit to developer Crytek in Frankfurt earlier this week where we spent a whole day bashing through both single player and multi-player modes. Intrigued? Of course you are...