Platforms: PS4, Switch, Xbox One, PC
Reviewed On: Switch
Release Date: 23/07/2020
Reviewed By: Keith Lavelle
Review Rush was kindly supplied with a review code.
October 4th 2011, I remember it fondly I was working in GAME and the hype for Cyrsis was real on PS3 and Xbox 360. Oh, I was not disappointed the game looked amazing, dare i say the best the PS3 had delivered. On top of this the game play was tight, fun and new, in-win in my book. Now fast forward to 2020 and here we are again with a remaster how does it compare?
Helena Rosenthal sends a distress signal saying the North Korean’s are invading the island on which her team is working. The nano-suited Raptor Team, are dispatched. After arriving on the island, however, Raptor Team’s ranks are thinned by mysterious flying creatures, eventually leaving only Nomad, Psycho, and Prophet. You are Nomad after saving Helena Nomad is trapped in the alien ship after it unleashes an “ice sphere” on the island, freezing a great deal of the island.
The gameplay is great, here the Nano-suit is the star of the show. THe gun play and weapons look and feel good, but they are only a small part of Nomads arsenal. Nomad can also change the gun’s load out on the fly as long as he has the parts.
Let us be honest the guns are not what we are here the Nano-suit is a literal game changer in the world of Crysis. The suit is equipped with three modes: Armour, Strength, Cloak and Speed. This is where the game shines, under heavy fire, switch to Armour mode and tank the damage. There a jeep barreling down on you? Strength mode and punch it out of the way. The Nano-suit makes Crysis a game where you can control your fight how you feel. Also, it is a ton of fun.
Now the one real downside of the game, as this version is on the Switch the graphics are downgraded compared to the other remasters, not to mention the 2007 original. This this is excusable on the basis this is an open world title with a lot going on, buildings and forests are destroyable and it runs perfectly. This does not mean that the Switch version looks bad, just not as good as other.
Overall, the game is still excellent to play and loads of fun. Where most encounters are enjoyable. The story and location are done time and time again, but lets not hold that against them. Bar the downgrade in graphics is still a decent game. One I was glad to play again.