Saturday, 5 March 2011

Crysis 2

Possibly the best up-and-coming FPS to date, Crysis 2 is set to hit the shelves on the 22nd of March this year.
Crysis 2 is set in New York City, a change from the usual tropic scenes used by Crytek, in the year 2023. The game is an intense one, being set in an all new 'urban jungle', and the new and improved suit functionality gives you all the more choices on how you wish to play. Do you want to sneak around, taking opponents out one by one? Or maybe not even touch them. Or maybe you want to go out all guns blazing? Either way, the choice is yours. The urban landscape allows players to navigate through floors and buildings, aswell as wrecked cityscape.

You play as a Force Recon Marine by the name of "Alcatraz", the successor to "Nomad" in the previous Crysis. Prophet, reappearing from the original Crysis, gives you the new and improved Nanosuit 2, and because of this, you are being hunted by Crynet Systems who want to take back the suit, and who have mistaken you for Prophet. The Nanosuit 2 gives players more freedom in their options in tackling situations on the battlefield. The aliens seen in the original game have undergone a major redesigning, transforming their ancient, tentacled exosuits into high-tech armored cyborg war machines that stalk the ravaged New York City. Crytek has stated their intention to surpass the original game graphically and gameplay-wise, and have noted that combat in the game will be "catastrophically beautiful". Crytek has also claimed that Crysis 2 will have lower system requirements than the original game, but will still exceed the original graphically and will also support true stereoscopic 3D. The official system requriements, however, appear to be lower in relative terms rather than absolute. With the release of the PC demo, it is clearly seen that the "minimum" requirements are what's required to run the game on "Gamer" settings at a HD resolution.
The new Nanosuit supports new and upgraded features. However, suit functionality has been streamlined; there will be a brief period of time where players are able to use two modes simultaneously before the suit fully locks the mode. This is longer than in the first game, in which two modes can only be used simultaneously for a split second. The first suit's Strength and Speed modes have been combined into one Power mode, the suit binoculars function has been replaced with an advanced Tactical mode, Cloak mode has been modified to allow increased sensory input and silent melee stealth kills and has been renamed to Stealth mode, while the Armor mode has been left more or less as is, with the exception of slightly restricted agility and an ever-decreasing energy level (in multiplayer at least).

There will be two special editions of the game, Limited Edition and Nano Edition.

Limited Edition

The Limited Edition of Crysis 2 will be available at the same price as the regular game, but in limited quantities. It comes with bonus experience points to "immediately boost the player up to Rank 5, giving access to all the preset class loadouts," a digital camo weapon skin for the SCAR, "Hologram Decoy" attachment for the SCAR, and unique in-game platinum dog tags. The Indian Version, on pre-order, also includes Threat Detector Suit Module (Early Access) and on buying from EA store,a gold dog tag and desert camo for SCAR.

Nano Edition

The Nano Edition of Crysis 2, which is only available through pre-order, includes the Limited Edition copy of the game in a Steelbook case, an 11" statue of Alcatraz posed on top of a New York City taxi, an art book, and a Nanosuit backpack "modeled after the in-game super suit." The Nanosuit backpack will be large enough to accommodate a 17" laptop. As of September 26, 2010, the Nano Edition was made available for pre-order on the EA website for a $149.95 price tag but is currently sold out.

Limited Edition


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