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Crysis 3 Announced

Following recent clues, EA officially announces Crysis 3, saying the next installment in Crytek's first-person shooter series is due in spring of next year for Windows, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. "Crysis 3 is a thrilling mix of sandbox gameplay, advanced combat and hi-tech human and alien weaponry that shooter fans will love," said Cevat Yerli, Chief Executive Officer of Crytek. "Leveraging the latest CryENGINE technology, we’re able to deliver seven unique themes that offer stunning and visually loaded gameplay experiences. We cannot wait until people get their hands on the game." Though still a year off, they already outline three early multiplayer unlocks you can earn by preordering the Crysis 3 Hunter Edition (though the link they provide doesn't lead anywhere yet) as well as additional perks like a nanosuit module and an XP boost. Like Crysis 2, the sequel is set in a future version of New York City, here are some screenshots, and here's word:

Players take on the role of ‘Prophet’ as he returns to New York, only to discover that the city has been encased in a Nanodome created by the corrupt Cell Corporation. The New York City Liberty Dome is a veritable urban rainforest teeming with overgrown trees, dense swamplands and raging rivers. Within the Liberty Dome, seven distinct and treacherous environments become known as the Seven Wonders. This dangerous new world demands advanced weapons and tactics. Prophet will utilize a lethal composite bow, an enhanced Nanosuit and devastating alien tech to become the deadliest hunter on the planet.

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92. Re: Crysis 3 Announced May 21, 2012, 17:16 2nd_floor
 
After the disappointment that Crysis 2 was on PC, it's going to take a lot to get me to support Crytek again!

Did you know, PC Gamer (US) gave Crysis 2 an Editor's Choice award of 89%! Does Crysis 2 in anyway, except for graphics, exemplify what the PC can do for games? Does it in anyway boost the PC over competing platforms? Does it in anyway glorify the PC? Does it make you want to buy and use/play games on a PC instead of other platforms? These are some examples of what might define an Editor's Choice award from a PC gaming magazine! I think Crysis 2 does not fit into any of these. (Except graphics, they were pretty).

I think if reviewers are going to give Duke Nukem Forever marks around 60%, they need to give Crysis 2 the same 60% (linear, overly controlled game play, check-point only saves). There wasn't too much of a difference between them I think. PC Gamer gave DNF 83% I think, which is too high IMO (allowed to carry only two guns at once, all the fun and 'unrealness' of a Duke Nukem game is gone), and Crysis 2 getting 89%, and an EC award.... no way.
 
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