By Alexa Ray Corriea on May 16, 2013 05.16.13
Crysis 3 may be receiving add-on multiplayer content in the near future, according to an purported list of achievements posted on Xbox 360 Achievements. According to the site, the DLC will include ten achievements spanning various multiplayer modes for a total of 250 Gamerscore. Names are given for what are likely four new maps: Coastline, Creek, Crossing and Ascent. The listing also hints at two possible multiplayer modes. Frenzy will incude some kind of score limit, while Team Possession makes mention of a flag, hinting at a possible variant of classic Capture the Flag. The achievement "Totally Oarsome" is listed as getting killed by a boat oar, alluding to the item being added as a new weapon. We have reached out to publisher Electronic Arts and developer Crytek for more...
By Megan Farokhmanesh on Apr 14, 2013 04.14.13
A video game's visuals not only help drive gameplay, but are "60 percent of the game," Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli told X360 magazine during a recent interview. Yerli said that people will say that graphics aren't important, but urges people to "play Crysis and tell me they don't matter." "It's always been about graphics driving gameplay," Yerli said. "In Crysis 3 it's the grass and the vegetation, the way the physics runs the grass interact and sways them in the wind. The better the graphics, the better the physics, the better the sound design, the better the technical assets and production values are-paired with the art direction, making things look spectacular and stylistic is 60 percent of the game." Crysis 3 launched Feb. 19 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC.
By Dave Tach on Mar 19, 2013 03.19.13
Origin's Player Appreciation Sale is live, offering discounts on more than 200 games on EA's storefront over the next week, according to the sale's website. The discounts apply to downloads and packaged games available on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows PC, Mac, Wii and Wii U. Front page deals include: Assassin's Creed 3 for $34.99 as a PC download (regularly $49.99) Battlefield 3 Premium Edition for $29.99 (regularly $59.99) Crysis 3 for $29.99 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and on Windows PC as a download or a physical copy (regularly $59.99) Darksiders 2 Deluxe Edition for $18 as a PC download (regularly $59.99) Dead Space 3 for $29.99 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and on Windows PC as a download or a physical copy (regularly $59.99) Hitman: Absolution for $15 as a PC...
By Dave Tach on Mar 06, 2013 03.06.13
Crysis 3, Crytek's recently released first-person shooter set in the post-apocalyptic urban jungle of New York City, is on sale for $39.99 on Amazon. The sale applies to the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and boxed Windows PC versions of the game, which was released on Feb. 19 and retails for $59.99. If you're looking for some backstory before you get into the game, you can watch a series of trailers and videos that cover weapons, multiplayer, CryEngine 3 and more. For our impressions of Crysis 3, you can read our review and listen to a recent episode of The Besties podcast. The Dead Space franchise, which is also published by Electronic Arts, is on sale at EA's Origin store until March 7.
By Kevin Gifford on Mar 06, 2013 03.06.13
A quick look at the highlights among the games coming out in Japan this coming week, courtesy the review pages of Famitsu magazine: - Crysis 3 (9/9/8/9, 35 out of 40 points): "The beautiful graphics and 'you are there'-ness are amazing," wrote Famitsu editor Atsuhiro Fujiwara. "The presence of the nanosuit gives you this great feeling of being some kind of super soldier, but you aren't just blindly shooting your way through; you also have stealth and a lot of other tactics at your disposal. Multiplayer's also laden with modes and maps, making for a reliably fun experience." "The visuals and animation are particularly excellent," added Urara Honma. "The campaign gets you into the world nice and easy, making this remarkably accessible even though it's the third game of a trilogy. The...
By Megan Farokhmanesh on Mar 03, 2013 03.03.13
Crysis 3 was running on the Wii U and could have launched on the system, but "had to die" due to a lack of support on the business side, Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli told GamesBeat. In January, Yerli told Digital Spy that Crysis 3 would not come to Wii U because there wasn't enough "business drive," but did not mention that the game was already running on the console. Speaking with GamesBeat, Yerli offered a somewhat similar answer. "We were very close to launching it," Yerli told GamesBeat. "But there was a lack of business support between Nintendo and EA on that. Since we as a company couldn't launch on the Wii U ourselves — we don't have a publishing license — Crysis 3 on Wii U had to die." Crysis 3 launched for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC Feb. 19. Read our review here.
By Chris Plante on Feb 22, 2013 02.22.13
This week on The Besties, we talk about the mysterious ghost man living above Griffin's garage. If you think that's grim, just wait till you hear our recap of the PlayStation 4 launch event. Justin does his best to turn our frowns upside down, but is that enough? One of this week's games already looks like it belongs on a next-generation console — and basically demands a next-generation PC. The other game has a long title and a beat we can dance to. Let us know your opinions of this week's games in the comments. And convince Justin why Proteus is good now, before it's too late. 04:30 - Crysis 3 20:30 - Half Time / PlayStation 4 announcement talk 40:00 - Bit.Trip Presents Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien 49:30 - What's next? Proteus and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance ...
By Arthur Gies on Feb 19, 2013 02.19.13
Crysis 3 starts a couple of decades after the conclusion of the last game. New York City remains in ruins after a cybernetic super-soldier known as Prophet thwarted an invasion from below by the alien Ceph. Outfitted with a combination of alien DNA and human technology known as the Nanosuit, Prophet sacrificed his own body and an unknown amount of his humanity to get the job done, and now he's imprisoned and set to be dissected by the Cell corporation for his trouble. As Crysis 3 opens, Prophet is rescued by an old friend with a plan: to breach the remains of New York and unravel a conspiracy involving a new energy economy and the ghosts of the ill-fated Ceph invasion force. The urban environments of Crysis 2's New York have been overgrown by rampant vegetation, turning the...
By Philip Kollar on Feb 18, 2013 02.18.13
Watch our archived video on YouTube below, where I'm joined by Polygon Reviews Editor Arthur Gies mere hours after his Crysis 3 review went live. If Metal Gear is more your style, be sure to check out our stream of Konami's latest: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. Mike McWhertor joined us to discuss his review and to take your questions.
By Brian Crecente on Feb 18, 2013 02.18.13
While the main thrust of Crysis 3 is a climatic wrap-up of the trilogy that started in 2007, the game's sub-plot deals with a shadowy global paramilitary group that uses low-cost energy to enslave the world. In Crysis 3, players take on the role of a super soldier empowered by alien technology as he fights off both the remnants of an alien invasion and fights to topple the corrupt Cell corporation. But if a player listens closely, they'll also discover details about Cell's rise to power through its use of sustainable energy. While playing through the first four levels of the game, I couldn't help but notice unexplained references to debt slaves, so I reached out to Crysis 3's lead writer for a bit of explanation. In the 24 years that passed between the second and third game, the Cell...