'Crysis 3' Makes Nanosuits Stylish Again

February 25, 2013

The Crysis games have always defined themselves as being the prettiest girl on the block, and they've always complimented their gorgeous graphics with compelling gameplay. Crysis 3 is no different. This game is more than just astounding polygon counts and shiny textures - there's some solid substance behind this fancy FPS, which will help to add to the fantastical sci-fi story of its predecessors.

Developer: Crytek
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Crysis' developers may be best known for their precedent-setting work on the previous two games in the franchise, but they've also put their stamp on first, much-loved Far Cry game. Needless to say, Crytek has a reputation for creating some amazing (looking) games, that gamers really enjoy, and, at least for the Crysis franchise, EA have helped bring to the market.

Picking up twenty years after the events of Crysis 2, Crysis 3 builds on the series' mythos by following the former-human, and now Nanosuit-symbiant, Prophet as he joins forces with his previous teammate, the now "skinned" Psycho as they go in search of the Alpha Ceph. While the aliens that plagued humanity in the last two games appear to have been exterminated, the C.E.L.L. Corporation still pose a sizable threat by holding the world hostage with a monopoly on power. In addition to that, Prophet has glimpsed into the future and knows that the world is far from safe, so he is aware of the sacrifices that he will need to make in order keep the peace.

Crysis 3 will be appearing on the major platforms that can handle running it, so that means the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Microsoft Windows. PS3 and Windows owners can download their copies from the PlayStation Network and EA's Origin service respectively, whereas 360 gamers will need to go out and get the actual retail release. It's also worth noting that PC fans out there might want to upgrade their graphics cards to appreciate the full beauty of the game (just like they had to with the last two games).

With countless other shooters on the market, Crysis 3 sets itself apart by bringing gamers into an incredibly realistic world that sets the stage for the surprising events of the next chapter of the series. Set against the canvas of these lust environments, Prophet must make another stand against both corrupt humans and the aliens that created the technology that have changed his life. Crysis 3 retains the wonderfully technology driven gameplay of the Nanosuit and blends it with traditional first-person shooter mechanics that make for a game that is both complex and familiar at the same time. The gameplay may not be leaps and bounds different than the earlier games in the franchise, but it will offer a compelling campaign that fans of the series will enjoy. Add to that a well-thought-out multiplayer that builds on that of its predecessors, and includes deep customizations options as well as multiple modes that take advantage of the series' unique gameplay, and you have yet another well-rounded shooter from Crytek to dig into.