As humanity progresses at such a rapid rate so is our technology. Computers are starting to come in all shapes and sizes and their capabilities become more advanced on a day by day basis. Twenty five years ago we couldn’t wait to insert that cartridge and press that start button that would transport us to our own 8 bit universe. Today we can’t wait to insert that $500 video card and start playing the latest in graphical achievements. After playing one of Electronic Art’s most advanced creations to date, I’ve come to the conclusion that gaming just isn’t the same anymore.
Crysis is the name of a game that will go down in history as a first of its kind. When it was first released in November of 2007, it blew the gaming world away. It’s not just another first person shooter. This game has a look and feel to it that might have you second guessing reality. This game gives users a massive tropical island to explore without limits; it doesn’t keep you running in a straight line. You can explore just about any part of the island you want. One of the most exciting features that have this game pushing the frontier is your multifunctional nanosuit. Equipping you with an array of insane, supernatural abilities including a cloaking mode. This enables invisibility for a short time which can come in quite handy. Crysis also delivers an arsenal of fully customizable weapons and vehicles that will have you on the edge of your seat the whole way through.
Aside from the killer graphics and incredibly realistic game play, this game has a very unique story line that keeps you glued to the screen and begging for more. Your scenario will be ever changing and just when you thought the game couldn’t get any better something crazy will happen that will leave your jaw hanging. This game is action packed and will have you battling for hours. Just don’t lose yourself; you still have a life outside of your computer. Crysis does a great job of making you forget that.
The only bad thing I can say about this game is that you will be sad when you beat it. Not because it had a bad ending, the ending was great! You’ll just end up being thirsty for more. Now don’t get me wrong, it’s not a short game at all. It’s the fact that it’s going to be hard to find a game that can top this one. I’ve played three different games that were released after Crysis and none of them can compare. I suppose this game spoiled me because after playing Crysis gaming just isn’t the same anymore.