Crysis 2 – The Nanosuit 2: the definition of “I win!”
Although marred by a severe case of slide-show-itis due it’s extreme system requirements, Crysis one was undoubtedly one of the best shooters to come our way since the heady days of Half-Life. Sure, the story wasn’t amazing. But the combat was like nothing most of us had ever experienced in a shooter before. “You mean I get a nanosuit that can make me invisible? You mean I can punch a guy across the map? Holy crap I can stop bullets with my mind?” Okay, not all of that is true. But the nanosuit did play a huge part in what made that game a total blast to play. Would you boost your strength and rush a guy, grab him, and throw him into his unsuspecting buddies? Would you take the stealth option and hide behind cover until you could catch your foe unawares. Or would you up your resistance and go in guns blazing? The choice was yours.
Now comes the best news yet: Crytek has built a new suit, and they want you to test it out!
Announced at this years E3, it seems unlikely that we’ll see actual gameplay footage from Crysis 2 for quite some time. And with no release date given at GamesCom, or likely to be given at PAX, TGS, or any other 2009 convention, we’ll just have to wait and see what Crytek has in store for us come 2010. As for me, I’m just dying to get my hands on the Nanotech v2. Guess I’ll just have to hope that old adage “all good things come to those who wait” rings true. *sigh*