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Crysis 3 up for pre-order

Of all the game franchises that EA has under its belt, Crysis is often a fan favorite. Fans of the franchise have been waiting to hear official details on the next installment called Crysis 3 and the details were revealed today. EA promises unparalleled visuals and a dynamic shooter game play that we all know and love from the franchise going back to the first installment.
The player will play as Prophet as he returns to New York to discover that the city is now encased in a Nanodome created by Cell Corporation. This Nanodome has seven different environments that are known as the Seven Wonders including an urban rain forest and more.
“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 game play experiences. We cannot wait until people get their hands on the game.”
The game is set in 2047 as Prophet sets off on a revenge mission after he discovers the truth behind the motives for building the quarantined Nanodomes. The game will get new weapons such as a composite bow, an improved Nanosuit, and new alien technology.
Fans of the game can pre-order the Crysis 3 Hunter Edition of the game to get early access to the signature bow and special attachments along with the special Hunter Nanosuit module giving additional power and functionality. Those that pre-order will also get a bonus XP boost up to level five in multiplayer. The pre-order version is on right now for $59.95.

Other select retailers are offering different special pre-order deals including the Stalker Pack offering early access to a semi automatic shotgun with a silencer. The Overkill Pack adds early multiple for access to the typhoon assault weapon and more. The Predator Pack offers early access to the Feline submachine gun.
It's not clear which retailers will be selling those three additional special pre-order packs.

Source: EA

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By Ristogod on 4/16/2012 10:55:15 AM , Rating: 4
Crysis 2 was garbage.

That being said, I can't seem to figure out how to pre-order on steam?

RE: meh
By Etern205 on 4/16/2012 11:05:30 AM , Rating: 3
I still prefer the aliens in Crysis, they look a lot better and does give you a sense they're from another planet.
Crysis 2, they seem to be a last minute job, human like blobs carrying weapons and hide behind shields??? WTH?!

RE: meh
By Kurz on 4/16/2012 11:44:47 AM , Rating: 2
>.> thats because in the first one they were in a zero g environment.

In order to be mobile and fight in a gravity environment they had to wear those suits.

RE: meh
By JKflipflop98 on 4/16/2012 12:19:27 PM , Rating: 5
I think the real screw-up from Crysis 2 was not explaining to everyone exactly why they look they way they do. Apparently, you have to lead your audience around by the nose from point to point nowadays.

RE: meh
By B3an on 4/16/2012 4:11:30 PM , Rating: 5
No, it's because Crysis 2 was made for vastly inferior console hardware. The original Crysis was released in early 2008 and is still one of the best looking games around because it was made purely for PC from the ground up, including the engine. Imagine how good Crysis 2 or 3 would look if it was just for PC and they pushed the limits of PC hardware like the original did.

The more simple enemies in Crysis require less processing power. Thats why they look different.

Even the buildings are no longer destructible in C2, and not even the trees! I used to spend ages in the original just mowing down trees with my guns. And bye bye large open areas. The reason for all this is that it requires physics processing and the consoles just cant handle it.

You can still destroy vehicles in C2 but watch how they explode - they just instantly turn in to a simple wreckage mesh with some poor explosion effect. In the original Crysis it used physics and they would explode in a far more impressive way.

Getting rid of physics really takes away a lot of the fun from a game.

RE: meh
By Kurz on 4/16/2012 7:58:38 PM , Rating: 1
Follow the conversation... Next time.

RE: meh
By someguy123 on 4/16/2012 9:25:11 PM , Rating: 2
In the first game they were on Earth shooting people and attacking soldiers with their octopus limbs just fine.

Writing in an excuse doesn't really change the fact that they redesigned them as humanoids. you can be bipedal without looking like a human.

RE: meh
By Etern205 on 4/16/2012 10:52:15 PM , Rating: 2
What does aliens wearing a gravity suit have to do with a design? Them Ceph trooper and Scout were just fine as they were on Earth. They were still present in Crysis Warhead, just a different variation from the 1st.

If you're talking about the naked aliens when your inside the spaceship, then I get your point, but still the design of the aliens for Crysis 2 is far worst then its predecessor.

RE: meh
By XJDHDR on 4/16/2012 11:08:01 AM , Rating: 2
That's probably because it's not available through Steam (not yet, at least). If you want to pre-order a digital version right now, Origin is the only place you can get it.

RE: meh
By kingmotley on 4/16/2012 11:17:44 AM , Rating: 4
Yes, another EA game I won't purchase because they refuse to put it on steam. Oh well, I'm sure there will be better games in 2013.

RE: meh
By kattanna on 4/16/2012 11:49:25 AM , Rating: 2
LOL yep. I would have also pre-ordered diablo 3 if it was available via steam.. alas it is not. So I will wait for it to hit the store shelves and get a physical copy which they will make less on.

I dont want a ton of separate digital download sites I have to sign up for and install.

RE: meh
By bah12 on 4/16/2012 12:24:41 PM , Rating: 2
Yes because driving to the store, burning the iso image to disk, and storing the key is WAY easier than filling out a web form for "a bunch of different sites" (all 2 of them).


You can hate origin/steam all you'd like, but I hardly think 2 major players in this market qualifies as "a bunch", nor do I find it hard to sign up. Heck I've typed more here than I would on the form.

RE: meh
By StevoLincolnite on 4/16/2012 12:41:01 PM , Rating: 3
I dont want a ton of separate digital download sites I have to sign up for and install.

In regards to EA and Origin... I despise Origin.
A couple weeks ago I bought Battlefield 3 via Origin (My only game to have on the service).
However, the game never functioned and I attempted to request a refund due to being sold a faulty product, they refused it overriding my basic consumer rights in my country.
Then you have the fact that EA are forcing it's customers to buy and use a program that is still in Beta.
Heck, in Origin I am unable to even open the store or my order history, it just comes up blank.
Not to mention the EA website seems to go down way more often than I change my underwear.

At-least with Steam all several hundred of my games work fine, they have excellent sales frequently saving me a fair amount of money.
Steam just feels "right" everything is where you would expect, everything just seems to work and it has more features than you can poke a stick at.

If EA are unwilling to bring it's games to Steam, that's fine. They just won't have any of my money, I won't loose any sleep over it.

RE: meh
By TSS on 4/16/2012 3:51:57 PM , Rating: 1
I haven't had such problems. BF3 has pretty much worked for me since the day i bought it. Nor has it given any problems for any of my friends. Was actually quite suprised with origin stability, just dismayed by how cumbersome it is.

THere's just 1 reason though i'll be more then happy to get rid of it as soon as i've grown tired of BF3, and will never buy an origin game again. Ads.

Took about 2 weeks but then, as i booted up my PC, i suddenly got an ad on my desktop, coming from origin.

And i said FUCK NO. EA, you go to hell! you go to hell and you die!

RE: meh
By chagrinnin on 4/17/2012 12:56:09 AM , Rating: 2
Ahhhh, I get it,...that whole "sleep tight" thing,...:P

RE: meh
By kleinma on 4/16/2012 12:50:27 PM , Rating: 2
A ton? Or one additional one?

I am not thrilled about having multiple game delivery platforms, but in reality, that is all they are, so I don't let it bother me too much. I play BF3, so I had to get Origin, but in reality it doesn't matter. If I launch a steam based game, it runs steam, if I launch an EA based game, it runs origin. Other than possibly the whole friends list issue, what is the big deal? You can't expect every huge publisher is going to want to jump on steam and pay royalties to valve when they have a big enough catalog to launch their own service.

RE: meh
By Digimonkey on 4/16/2012 1:29:25 PM , Rating: 2
Having multiple digital download systems is a good thing. I think the biggest issue with Origin is it is ran by EA. The company is horrendous when it comes to dealing with their customers.

RE: meh
By HrilL on 4/16/2012 2:10:32 PM , Rating: 2
True but when their own service they launch sucks and doesn't even work correctly then who would want it. Plus Origin's TOS (not sure if they were updated) Said they could spy on everything on your computer and give it back to EA that they could then sell.

Those facts aside. EA is a horrible company that screws over devs and doesn't care about their customers. Their DRM is annoying to say the least and it does nothing to stop piracy. They’re strictly in this market to make money and are greedy and completely out of touch with what their customers want.

Valve on the other hand is a great company. Treats devs well and supports the customers improves games based on their feedback and even gives some games away completely free. They understand what people want. I'd much rather support them than anyone else.

RE: meh
By TheTacticalFart on 4/16/2012 1:28:59 PM , Rating: 2
You can't order any EA game from Steam no more. EA backed out from Steam during Battlefield: Bad Company 2. That's why they started Origin.

Focusing on the wrong element of the game
By tayb on 4/16/2012 12:28:20 PM , Rating: 3
Strip away the paint job and Crysis was an extremely bland and boring FPS with not much of a story. Physics were fun and the graphics were amazing but neither of these things make an FPS great.

It seems like too many game companies focus on the wrong elements these days. Boring and repetitive game play cannot be fixed with graphics and physics. Alternative, amazing game play cannot be undone with poor graphics. Goldeneye N64 is STILL more fun to play than most shooters that have been released in the past 5 years.

Crysis is/was a glorified technical demo and exhibits several characteristics of software development anti-patterns.

By ppardee on 4/16/2012 12:37:10 PM , Rating: 5
You say that like it's something new and unusual. I would say the majority of the AAA games focus on some technical aspect that makes them unique. The truly legendary games (HL/HL2) are the ones that wrap that technical innovation around a killer story. In the end, there are only going to be a handful of games that people will still play 10 years from now, and they won't be doing it because they have great graphics or physics.

That being said, I greatly appreciate games like Crysis and the people who buy them. It funds the expansion of game tech.

RE: Focusing on the wrong element of the game
By MrBlastman on 4/16/2012 1:01:02 PM , Rating: 2
Crysis 1 was a lot of fun and highly enjoyable. The zero g part was kinda meh and the last third was too easy (but big dumb fun)--but I liked it.

Crysis 2... more boring city shooter blah. Developers: IF you are going to have a shooter take place in a City, let us go in every building! Every one! Otherwise, don't bother. (Though, Stalker Shadow of Chernobyl had somewhat of a reasonable compromise, I still wish I could have gone in everything, especially to get those punks on the roof with railguns).

By Jedi2155 on 4/17/2012 3:49:20 AM , Rating: 2
I'm actually the opposite.

I found Crysis 2 to be a far more enjoyable "game" while Crysis 1 was a far more enjoyable "sandbox"

I much preferred the DETAILED albeit corny/cheesy of Crysis 2. Of course with a screenname that has the word Jedi in can tell I"m a fan of the cheese. Don't touch ma cheese!

RE: Focusing on the wrong element of the game
By luseferous on 4/16/2012 2:26:43 PM , Rating: 2
Got to agree with you on this: I enjoyed Crysis even tho it presented no real challenges, the suit made you far too powerful imo.

The graphics were awesome and the physics worked very well but the game felt bland for the most part. Call me strange but I much preferred their original game Far Cry. Same goes for Halflife 1&2 for me the original was far superior in terms of gameplay and fun factor simply because it was actually difficult to beat and had some imagination put into the levels and environments.

By luseferous on 4/16/2012 2:46:21 PM , Rating: 2
P.s tho I must admit I did have a bit of a down on HL2 at the time as it was about a year late and failed to deliver most of the features that were promised.

e.g Non scripted A.I, destructible environments, intelligent friendly NPC's and whatever happened to the blue tentacle monster that showed up in the preview videos?

I'm not saying either game was bad just not what the were/are cracked up to be.

By someguy123 on 4/16/2012 7:35:29 PM , Rating: 2
There are only so many things you can do with video games, and many possibilities are limited by the technology itself. If you think about how many games are actually made per hour of the day, and compare that with the total amount of "gems" you can recall offhand, the amount of truly lasting games vs trash tossed in bargain bin is just unbelievable. The same applies to all forms of media really. Whenever you ask someone what the best movie is, they'll usually go to the most obvious choices like citizen kane, the godfather, casablanca etc. These are all incredibly old movies and have arguably been surpassed, yet they're still in the public conscious as the best of the best.

Personally I just see crytek games for what they are, which is basically a showfloor for their technology. Sadly they didn't push their engine forward very much with cryengine 3, which focused more on extending to consoles. I treat ID games similarly. I look forward to the future when storage standards increase and GPGPU improves, allowing for partially resident textures or an equivalent to be used on every game instead of repeated tiling.

By Paj on 4/17/2012 7:47:50 AM , Rating: 2
I think the experience of Crysis was great though. The suit gave you a great sense of power over the massive odds, and gave you many ways to approach each scenario - stealth, agility, tank. The way the story unfolded made for a great Predator style game, at least in the first half.

True, the story wasn't terribly original, but I cant really think of an FPS besides HL2 that has one - and even HL2 recycles a lot of tropes that came before it.

Crysis 2 was a step backwards in my opinion. Generic enemies and much more railroaded level design. You never felt like part of anything larger. They made more effort with the story, but it always felt separate from the game, unlike HL2 (there it is again) which weaved it into the gameplay so effectively.

And you dont even need a story to have an absolutely brilliant FPS - ever play Quake 3? ;

I ordered one for $49.99 + tax
By Pirks on 4/16/2012 12:58:07 PM , Rating: 2
Console losers still pay $10 extra hehe.
Also includes some Kill Pack or something, a DLC I guess. Included for free.
I know Crysis 2 was console garbage but my PC GPU stays unused for months, whadaheck I'll try that one, may be in installment #3 the console crappiness is not as visible.

If it's crap I'll sooth myself by thinking that this was my extra bonus for them for making original Crysis

By retrospooty on 4/17/2012 11:41:12 AM , Rating: 2
"Console losers"

What is it with you that makes anyone that buys any different products than you buy losers? You do that with every product line. There are people that buy the same product that you bought, and the rest of the world are all idiots.

Were you dropped on your head as a child, or just unloved?

Optimized for PC?
By RjBass on 4/16/2012 3:42:28 PM , Rating: 2
I think the biggest problem I had with Crysis 2 was that they made it for console first and then ported it to PC, which dumbed down the graphics.

BF3 was made for PC and then ported to the less graphics capable console systems making it a much better game on all systems. But if Crysis 3 is made for console first then no matter what we do, no matter how tough our systems are, it will look just the same as the next guy.

RE: Optimized for PC?
By Bubbacub on 4/17/2012 4:48:18 PM , Rating: 2
irrelevant - no game devs make anything for pc users in mind these days.

if they did then a console port would be impossible (as a top of the line pc rig redering at 1080p with no anti aliasing etc. is lightyears ahead of the 360/ps3).

pretty soon a crappy entry level intel laptop with integrated graphics will be able to outperform the consoles - at that point the game devs might start developing for pc users like they used to up till the early part of the last decade.

Getting ready
By amanojaku on 4/16/2012 11:19:01 AM , Rating: 3
For the next wave of "but can it run Cysis?" jokes...

By Tequilasunriser on 4/16/2012 11:34:00 AM , Rating: 2
The 3rd iteration of everyone's favorite tech demo.

By Articuno on 4/16/2012 2:48:53 PM , Rating: 2
Even the official announcement admits the game will be nothing more than a themepark-like cascade of environments in front of your eyes. Nothing engaging or interesting, just "look at this! Look at this! Look at this! Look at that explode! That'll be $59.99."

I'm disgusted to live in a world where formerly good IPs like Halo and Crysis strive to be Call of Duty-like console clones.

By Adam M on 4/16/2012 5:50:52 PM , Rating: 2
I haven't had a PC in years, I didn't get a chance to play the first Crysis, not that I could if I had a computer at the time (Can it run Crysis?) I really enjoyed the multiplayer on Crysis 2, the nano suit added some different elements. I gave up on playing the campaigns on most shooters these days because of the rail aspect. Its all about multiplayer when I play shooters anymore. I hope Crysis 3 will step it up.

By Pirks on 4/17/2012 8:40:05 PM , Rating: 2
Dear Pirks,

You know what they say about the early bird? Turns out your quick clicking landed you an unintentional $10 discount on Crysis 3. Well done!

Here's what happened: When we put Crysis 3 on Origin initially, we accidentally listed it at $49.99 - $10 less than the actual retail price of $59.99. However, in honor of your catlike reflexes, we'd like to give you the game at the original $49.99 price point.

There's no need to repurchase or take any further action - you'll simply get the game at the price you were already charged. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy this fortuitous discount.

Finally, we'd like to thank you for pre-ordering Crysis 3. We're just as excited as you to get into the Nanosuit and test that killer bow. Keep honing your reflexes, and we'll see you in New York.

Best regards,
The Origin Team

woohoo! yeah baby :)))

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