posted by cernunnos (GAINESVILLE, FL) Feb 22, 2013
Member since Jun 2009
gamers (50%) found this review helpful
I found the campaign to be boring and tedious. The bow was cool for a minute and I liked customizing my weapons on the fly; however, I did not like the uninspired gameplay. There was nothing really new or fresh about this game. Follow this annoying NPC, go here, go there, hack something, shoot a guy, plant a charge...The story was not engaging in the least either.
Multiplayer didnt last long due to the persistent lag.
I was looking forward to this game, but the campaign does not make the grade. Neither the story nor the characters nor the gameplay are compelling. And it certainly doesn't look anything like New York to me. I enjoyed Crysis 2, but this one is a letdown. It's a better than average shooter, but just barely. Maybe a rent, but no cigar.
Nice graphics do not turn this run-of-the-mill military shooter into anything special. Being invisible for short bursts? Meh. Guns are ordinary. Enemies are common AI soldiers. Aussie sidekick is annoying. Been here. Done this. I recall enjoying Crysis 2, which I rated a 7, but this chapter in the saga was boring. (I do not do multiplayer; this game might be OK for lovers of squad-based games ... I have no idea.)