It’s that time of year again, and game developers are announcing completely predictable sequels in full force. We get a sneak peak at sequels to games that have been done over, and over, and over again. This time we have a trailer for Crysis 3 by my favorite executive producer, Cevat Yerli. In a shocking move, Cevat and his crew are bringing back Prophet as the main playable character in Crysis 3. These guys really know how to spice things up and keep us guessing until the last moment.
The trailer starts us off with a brief introduction by Prophet explaining his reason for being in a giant overgrown New York City, and what he plans to do there. I’ll give you a hint… it includes killing people, but shh, don’t tell anyone.
Crysis 3 Trailer
Crysis Series Rant
One thing I’ll give Crytek is that their graphics engine and art direction are absolutely fantastic. I imagine that many a gamer will cry when the Crysis 3 system requirements are finally released. The Crysis games (and previously Far Cry) are some of the most beautiful games I’ve ever seen, but it takes more than good looks to win me over.
My concern with every game from Crytek is that the gameplay simply isn’t very interesting, and I haven’t decided if that’s their fault. You see, often times with games, gamers want new features and changes when sequels come out. After all, they are spending money on a new title. What often happens, though, is that the game comes out and people complain that the studio changed it too much! It’s a fine line to walk, and I don’t envy the people in charge of making these decisions. So what I’m wondering is whether Crytek is simply sticking with what works, and what continues to make them money, or if they really lack even the vaguest sense of creativity in gameplay.
I sincerely hope that the gameplay is as fun as the graphics are beautiful. I found Crysis 2 an absolute bore, and that’s a shame. We’re given the opportunity to play a super soldier, and I think there’s still room in the genre to do something new and innovative, with some solid dialogue sprinkled on top for good measure.
The Crysis 3 release date is sometime in 2013.