Crysis 3 gets its first review

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With Dead Space 3 and Aliens: Colonial Marines out of the way, the next big game on the horizon (joining Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance) is Crysis 3. The last Crysis game was a little divisive; console gamers loved it – but the master race seems to have been left a little disappointed by what they felt was a dumbed-down console game. Crysis 3’s received its first review courtesy of Polish magazine CD-Action. What did they think?

Apparently they liked it a whole lot; giving the “next gen” shooter a 9/10. that’s a nice score – but as we’ve said innumerable times before, it’s probably best not to trust reviews that are too  early. The more interesting bits of info to be gleamed from the review say that you can expect a better level of facial animation than was seen in L.A Noire – which is quite a bold claim.

The other really interesting thing is they say that the single player campaign is just 5 hours long on normal difficulty – and that includes doing side missions. It probably doesn’t include cut-scenes, deaths and the like – but it still seems awfully short.

With Crytek being so focused on tech rather than games I can actually see that being unfortunately true. Thankfully Crysis 3 does have some rather extensive multiplayer including the excellent hunter mode.

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While we’re on the subject of Crysis 3, have you seen the game’s latest trailer – an odd throwback to 90’s video game commercials? I love that it doesn’t take itself too seriously – but it’s cheesy as all hell.

Last Updated: February 13, 2013

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Geoffrey Tim

I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Admiral Chief Erwin

    I hope thats 5hrs of run&gun and not stealth.

    And I hope stealth is done better than in Nr2.

    • Twakkie

      You could do stealth in 2? *awestruck*

      • Admiral Chief Erwin

        It felt stupid. Grab big ass mounted gun. Cloak. Uncloak and shoot. Cloak. Felt not right

        • Twakkie

          Verstaan heeltamal. Just went full retard…. I knew I shouldn’t but couldn’t help myself.

    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      Hold on, you say you hope it doesn’t include stealth then want stealth all in the same sentence…but….huh???

      • Admiral Chief Erwin

        Never said that.
        You are working too hard. Read again. Hope that its 5 hours of run&gun. Since stealth takes longer, and is more rewarding. Hence, longer game. Hence my comment. Reboot the old noggin and forget about mail servers LC

        • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

          Eish, I see now. My bad. Brain is fried here at work. I am dreaming about hell at night. It consists of broken mail servers that serve the whole universe and I am the only tech guy alive….

  • Admiral Chief Erwin

    Cheesy video is awesome is awesome is awesome!

  • GTO

    Yeah….I don’t have the money to spend more than R100 per hour of gameplay.

  • GTO

    Yeah….I don’t have the money to spend more than R100 per hour of gameplay.

    • Prostitutes charge less 🙁

      • Van Halen

        They do?! I must be in the wrong street.

        • Uberutang

          The good ones are far more expensive…and they do not street walk.

  • Twakkie

    Best video I have seen in a long time! They be having it!

  • Tsk Tsk…

  • 5 hs? EA is really pushing it for me to get back into old piracy habits.

  • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    This….video…is… BAD ASS!

    • Twakkie

      No it isnt, this is a Bad Ass

      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        Wrong! This is bad ass!

        • Twakkie


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  • Kingkappie

    suit up!!!

  • FoxOneZA

    There’s an Aliens: Colonal Marines advert at the bottom of the YouTube player :/

  • FoxOneZA

    5 hours? They be playing playing fast.

  • Banana Jim

    Ok, I’ll admit that was an awesome video. It kind of reminded me of the funny shenanigans in Bad Company 1. But this brings up a separate issue. Why can’t someone make a game that’s badass and funny…?

    • Twakkie

      Because COD children wants realism.
      Edit: As if hiding behind a crate will stop you from bleeding after being shot.

      • Banana Jim

        “Don’t worry buddy, a hail of bullets won’t stop us, we’ll just let them hit us, take cover behind those cardboard boxes, heal up a bit and then press forward”

      • Tbone187

        COD references are getting boring now boet…move on…

    • Buddy the Elf


  • Tbone187

    Quirky vid indeed…

  • DrizztP

    I must admit I will wait for other reviews. Crysis 2 was long for a FPS these days, so I’m hoping it’s not the case with Crysis 3. Also the claim about facial animation puts some doubt on the review.

  • ummm i played the mp beta….. deleted it about 2 hours later…. not for me.. 🙂 very shiney but gameplay seems well… not as cool as i would want from a shooter

  • DrStrangerlove

    Just played the 15+ hour Dead Space 3 solo campaign, while not a great game the value for money with this length of campaign was great. not sure a 5 hour campaign is worth the money for someone like me that isn’t into all the multiplayer stuff. If it is only 5 hours of solo stuff i’ll skip it & wait for the last of us.

  • 5 Hours is waaaay to short. I got over 20 out of Dead Space 3 and Replay Value. Miffed, Sad, Suicidal, I hate the world……..RPGs are the future, More Value for Money.

  • Lets analyze the whole 5 hour concept. I will probably pay between 5-6 Hundred bucks for this game. If I decide to buy it. DLC is widely accepted as well. So, What Game developers and Publishers are saying is we must pay premium prices for short games and if we want, We can download additional content at a cost. Not sure how Crysis 3 is approaching this issue but I am fairly sure we will see additional content for extra money with this game.
    I am really starting to resent the rampant greed that has taken over the game industry. Dead Space 3 was over 20 hours, So that was worth the money….sort of. Good game and all but paying to cheat aint much fun. Even Dishonored was a little too short.

    The most value for Money this year for me was Borderlands 2. In-fact, In most cases RPGs are worth the price as you normally get your moneys worth in terms of length and replay value. And in a recent article about Cliffy B, He mentioned he drives a Lamborghini. Yet we are getting ripped right the F*** off. I hate the system. Living in a Country where people are living in poverty beyond belief you gotta question your own moral code where you have the kind of money which allows the Industry to continue making the kind of money that allows rich arrogant dicks life Cliffy B to drive around in his Fancy Supercar and I see my fellow countrymen go Hungry. Sick. Irony is Cliffy B will live and Die without giving a shit.

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