What I don't get is why the Aliens always have to be the bad guys? The whole sci-fi plot seems to always be fixated on them destroying our planet, Why not us fighting proxy wars against aliens on their planet for a 3rd alien race? At least then the unique visuals would have an actual point and we could add elements to explore their society while fighting a war. Not to mention sci-fi gadgets would actually have a reason to exist.
And cryteks fixation on New York + Aliens is getting old very fast. In fact, I was already tired of it pre crysis 2 and now Crysis 3 again in New York.. 0 innovation at Crytek, seems they are all about graphics and nill about doing something new.