The answer is no, the original is still fantastic. Developer Crytek’s only option is to throw more gameplay options at the players. One thing that Crysis 2 did for the single player campaign was to give gamers’ options. Fire up the suit, pick stealthy, or go in fast and use the armor. Things haven’t changed much in Crysis 3 and the suit still lets players choose their path.
Once again gamers play as Prophet. He returns to New York and finds that it's in a Nanodome and somehow Cell has devious plans for everything.
The game is still using the Crytek engine and Crysis 3 looks good on consoles. The grass moves and there is a lot of environmental details. I felt like I was partially in New York and partially in an urban jungle. The nano vision and weapon effects were nicely done. Crytek has done an excellent job making sure console gamers can enjoy the game as well.
One of the best features Crysis 3 has is the new items. One of these is an upgraded version of the nano vision. It will let gamers hack items, such as computers and turrets. I enjoyed surveying the area before making my decision on how I wanted to go in.
Crysis 3 gives gamers options. One of the many options is the Predator bow, not only is it stealthy but it goes perfectly with the suit. Headshots kill immediately and the arrows can be retrieved. All of the weapons can be customized. Gamers can add scopes, silencers, and other attachments to aid in a particular playing style.
Crytek could have continued to work on the A.I. This is my biggest gripe this time around. Sometimes the enemies do what they should do and try to hunt you down. Other times they wander around and seem to pass right by you. Enemies utilize cover but they don’t seem to know what a grenade does.
Crysis 3 has improved on the legendary multiplayer the series became known for. There is the standard fare deathmatch, team deathmatch, and capture the flag; but the nano suite make all the difference. Gamers have to balance the energy levels with their playing style. Most targets won't stay still long enough for a sniper rifle, especially if you miss. But being a mobile super soldier keeps the game fresh. There is one mode I could not play enough of and it is Hunter. Hunter is Nanosuits vs Cell Soldiers. Cell Soldiers can stealth and only use their bows whereas the soldiers have motion detectors, different weapons, and shields. There is some sort of thrill seeing a soldier across the field, and they are unaware you are close. Nothing is more exhilarating than rushing in stealthy and hitting them for a quick melee kill before melting back into the shadows. This is oddly satisfying. Assault is another play on Hunters, but it is Search and Destroy. Crash Site is another intense option that is great to play with friends. Overall, it is easy to find a Crysis 3 multiplayer game and there seems to be a decent following
Once again, Crysis 3 has pushed the envelope on the FPS market. Fans of CoD, BF, and Halo may want to put down their usual games and give this one a try. They might like it.