This post is part of my FPS Blitz.
I finished the main story of Crysis 2. It took me a little over 12 hours to complete. And I have to say, I really enjoy it!
If I am completely honest, I wasn’t expecting to enjoy Crysis 2 as much as I did. I don’t really know why. Most of what I heard about it was positive. It was the one game I was looking for during the Steam summer sale. And yet, I will still skeptical going into it.
I think my skepticism came from two things.
- I associated it with military shooters. I played a little bit of the multiplayer beta before the game came out. The gunplay made me think of games like Call of Duty and Homefront. I’m not a big fan of military shooters.
- Stealth seemed important. I’m also not a fan of stealth games. I’m more of a run-and-gunner. I’m looking at you, Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
Thankfully, neither one of these things holds Crysis 2 back.
- Gunplay is where the military shooter ends. As I mentioned in my last article, Crysis 2 feels much more like Half-Life than Call of Duty.
The stealth is awesome. My issue with most stealth games is what happens when you are detected. You normally have to find a hiding place and wait until the enemies decide you are no longer around. I don’t enjoy this at all.
The stealth in Crysis 2 is much different. It’s basically a get-out-of-jail-free card. You hit the button to cloak and most enemies won’t be able to find you anymore. In fact, once I upgraded the stealth in my nanosuit to drain energy slower, I was able to stealth through most missions. I played the last half of the game that way.
Now, while I did finish the campaign, I was nowhere close to completing the whole game. Here are my stats at the end.
As you can see, I didn’t pick up much of the extra stuff lying around. I was trying to keep the momentum I had to be able to finish. Looking for everything would have slowed me way down. So I mostly ignored the extra stuff unless it was obvious.
Will I go back and to get everything? Probably not. I’m not much of a completionist. Plus, I have a lot of other games I need to finish. I’ll probably play through it again sometime because I enjoyed it.
For now, it’s on to the next game in my FPS Blitz. Far Cry 2.