The Crysis 3 multiplayer open beta has arrived, and you know what that means, stunning graphics which will milk every last juice out of your video card, futuristic suits which can give you the power of invisibility, leaving your enemies quivering in the corner, patiently waiting for the moment that they will breath for the last time, and explosions, lots and lots of explosions.
So far the beta has proven itself to be very enjoyable, be it rushing the enemy spawn with a futuristic assault rifle, or waiting silently in the shadows, waiting for the right moment to pounce on your enemy with your trusty predator bow, equipped with thermite arrows, this game will provide you with more than one unique experiences, and by that I mean the sheer difference of the two game types which are showcase in the beta.
The first game type is called Hunter, the purpose of this game is simple, if you are in the hunter team, you must find and eliminate the human team, the predator bow aids you in your venture to seek out and kill the enemy team. If you have been chosen to play on the human side, you must survive for a selected period of time, equipped only with an assault rifle, which has a petty amount of ammunition, and a pistol, which like your primary weapon, does not pack much gunpowder.
The second game type is named Crash Site, the purpose of this game for both sides is to capture and hold crashed pods which fall randomly at different points of the map over the period of the game, in Crash Site you have the luxury of selecting your own class, with four different classes to choose from. Unlike hunter this game usually gets quite hectic, with grenades being tossed to and fro across the map, where as in Hunter both teams tend to opt for the quieter option, being as the game type is primarily focused on stealth.
So as my overall view the beta has exceeded my expectations and has really increased the probability of me purchasing Crysis 3 when it is released on the 22nd of this month, as the game types in the beta differ very much from each other I expect the full game to have a variety of different game modes, which will hopefully provide me with more than one multiplayer experience, I am also looking forward to the campaign portion of the game, which judging from the game play videos, looks as if it will also be a blast.
So there you have it, Crysis 3 will be hitting shelves on the 22nd of February, if you haven’t already had a shot at the beta I highly recommend you try it out now before you purchase a copy, as it may not be everyone’s cup of tea, so play it for yourself, and decide whether or not you shall be picking up the game.
Overall Score: 8/10
By Jack Ward