Crysis 2 is a game you must experience to believe. I take my time with games. This game changed that for me, no i didn't beat it day 1. I like pacing my games to have something to look forward to the next night. Crysis 2 made me want to stay up until 2 am. Enough with the praise though. The story revolves around the suit and the character you play as. Not having knowledge about the first game other then what you find out as the story progresses. You're humanitys last hope against the alien invasion yada yada yada. You and the suit make your way through 19 listed levels. The character utilizes the suit to fight back against the alien technology. The story unfolds with breath taking graphics, tight controls, super human abilities, beautiful destruction and tons of actions. Crysis 2 is amazing, I never felt bored playing through the campaign. It has to be one of the most satisfying campaigns I've ever played. Now the multiplayer, I didn't have major connection issues. This is my first game on playstation network that i haven't compared with xbox live. I felt right at home running and gunning. There's killcams and customizable equipment similar to the cod series. However you can't prone but this game featues the slide, invisibility cloak, armor and the super cool punch to the ground. I on the other hand rented this game, I'm putting this in my game collection. Give it a shot, sorry if my review is blah but hopefully this gives you a understanding of a gamer who appreciates what Crytek has accomplished.
Crysis was a PC game that many console players might not have played much less heard about. SO many might seem skeptical about sequel game when a person might not have ever heard of a first game. So shove those fears away and grab Crysis 2 or you will be missing out on a great gaming experience. The singleplayer in this is amazing, graphics and gunplay make it fun and interesting. The options you have to either sneak or go guns blazing lets you chose exactly how you want to play. The AI is kind of crazy at times but nothing you cant overlook since the gameplay more than makes up for it. However, the multiplayer does have setbacks that keep it from making a great online experience. Online has plenty of unlocks and dog tags to acquire but the lag and technical problems make you just disgusted with the online. If EA can fix these small problems and make everyone on a level playing field then maybe this game get a 10/10. Rent the game and play it first since they do not charge for online and if it is your kind of thing then this game is a most definite buy for any gamer.
When Crysis 2 was first announced, I was excited. However, soon after that I found out that Crytek was releasing it on consoles..which I wasn't excited for. The first Crysis was a revolutionary PC game, bringing most PC's at the time to their knees, and I think a lot of people were expecting this game to do the same. However I would can say this with 100% certainty, that this game is the best looking game out on consoles right now. Even surpassing Killzone 3.
Story - 8/10 This is the only lacking part of the game, unfortunately I think Crytek got a bit lazy and gave us a silent main character (works well for Half-Life, not this game). Now the first half of this game is pretty average. Its not until you get about half-way done with the game when it really starts to pick up. Large-scale human vs alien battles, buildings collapsing all around you. It almost plays like a movie.
Gameplay - 10/10 Very, very fun gameplay. Like they said, you have dozens of ways of approaching missions in this game, ranging from stealthy take-downs to to going balls-out Rambo on them. The nano-catalyst system is pretty cool as well, allowing you to switch up your powers (sorta).
Graphics - 10/10 Like I said before, these are the best looking graphics on the consoles right now. Truly beautiful, even if most of the game takes place in a partially destroyed New York, lol.
Multiplayer - 9/10 If you're looking for an alternative to Call of Duty or Halo, then this is your game. I've played the multiplayer for several hours, and I'm still having fun with it. Nothing is really overpowered, and the game made camper's lives very, VERY hard. While it is a fun multiplayer experience, it is not for everyone.