So, after Bulletstorm whetted my appetite for shooter games after awhile away, I went to my local GameStop looking for a new fix. Shooters – both first person and third – are a favorite game type of mine, because they really do more than any other game style to showcase the capabilities of a system. Modern shooters features fast action, multiple enemies moving around, explosions, complex geography setups, elaborate set pieces and of course have to deal with the unknown element of a human being holding a controller, so it’s really, really easy to screw up some portion of that delicate mixture and end up with a game flat like a bad soufflé. To that end, when I got to GameStop and realized that I was just in time for the release of Crysis 2, I thought that the sequel to the game that’s still used as the gold standard of video game and machine performance would be a good one to give a shot.
Squid! I’m not talking about the Navy bilge rats like my cowriter, but the nasty bastards with tentacles and rubbery skin. No, really, I’m not talking about K`thardin. I’m actually talking about the Ceph from Crysis 2, which just happens to be the subject of a new review. Also, I’m trying something new with the format this time around to see if I can’t make the reviews a bit clearer. Cheers folks.