Crysis 2 Demo

My interest in EA’s Crysis 2 demo comes more from friends’ excitement about the game than anything else, as I’ve not even played the original game.  I didn’t have any real idea of what to expect from the multiplayer, so I was glad of the intro on launch which gave a quick run through of the nanosuit and the objectives of the different game-modes.

Be strong; be fast; be invisible.. all possible thanks to the rather interesting nanosuit, a battlesuit which gives you improved armour, speed or invisibility depending on how you like to play.. speed is always fun, and I loved the idea of the ground stomp, though as yet I have to actually use it on a target.  I found the armour just didn’t seem to last very long or add much protection when in a direct confrontation with an enemy.  I preferred stealth as this allowed me to get out of trouble while on low health, as well as helping in attempts to sneak up behind enemies.  I also found via watching one of my deaths on kill-cam, that the enemy can still see you while stealthed thanks to your shadow, which still appears as normal!

There were two maps and game-modes to choose from: Skyline, an instant-action team game, and Pier 17, which had alien drop pods to capture.

I rather liked this mode as it added a bit more direction to the game.  If you were unable to secure the pod for your team and then defend it, all was not lost as a new pod would be dropped at another location on the map.

Of the two available maps, I preferred Skyline with its variety of  indoor and outdoor areas and accessible roofs.  I also liked how the greenhouses changed through the round.. you can climb up and run along the top of them at the start, until stray bullets smash the glass leaving gaping holes for you to fall through instead.

Despite the multiplayer being fun so far, I’m not sure whether I’ll pick this up or not..  I have plenty of shooters, and more than enough multiplayer games to keep myself and friends occupied for quite some time, so the singleplayer will really have to get my interest if I’m going to add this game to my collection 🙂

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