Crysis was a thesis for PC superiority over consoles when it released in 2007. It was heavily promoted as being too “advanced” and “powerful” to run on the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3, and featured graphics that looked years ahead of anything found on consoles. Sure, it required an absurdly expensive gaming rig to even think about playing it on the highest settings, but that was the price that needed to be paid for the amazing realism of Crysis—for an experience that simply couldn’t be had on consoles. Oh, what a difference a few years can make.
Now, not only is the original Crysis coming out on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but it’s going to be downloadable, have improved controls, feature Stereoscopic 3D support, and, better yet, sport an enhanced presentation over the PC version. Best of all, it’s coming out in October for only $20. Take a look at the first trailer and see for yourself.
Console gamers are really in for a treat. Crysis really was one of the best shooters in recent years, with more substance than many gave it credit for. Being able to use the Nanosuit’s abilities to wreak havoc and approach situations in different ways lead to some intense gameplay that even Crysis 2 didn’t replicate. If you were one of the many who didn’t feel like dropping $1k+ on a new gaming rig when the original was released you’re now going to have your chance to see what all the fuss was about. Well, as long as it’s as “improved” as they say it is.
Sep 12, 2011