After watching the Duty Calls parody video from this morning, we were discussing how the open-ended shooters of yore, like Delta Force and the first halves of Far Cry and Crysis, are pretty hard to come by these days. I’m not sure exactly how open Crysis 2 is going to be, but brother, that doesn’t change the fact that it looks awesome.
This isn’t exactly timely criticism, but did feel the best parts of Crysis were its least-structured segments, where you had a large area to range around in and a few objectives to accomplish by whatever means necessary. Looks like Crysis 2 will be a bit more scripted, but we’ll see.
Update: I also just saw these minimum specs posted. A whole other post didn’t really seem warranted, so I’m putting them up here:
* OS: XP / Vista / Windows 7
* CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz, AMD Athlon 64 X2 2GHz or better
* GPU: nVidia 8800GT 512MB RAM, ATI 3850HD 512MB RAM or better
* Memory: 2 GB RAM
* Hard Drive: 9 GB
* Audio: DirectX 9.0c-compatible
* DVD ROM: 8x
That’s not so bad. My current machine could almost run it! Note that these are the minimum specs, not recommended.