I must say..I'm shocked how good this game really is. The graphics are stunningly beautiful, the game is great.. the story is good..but it fails in allot of places. ITs a fun all around game. If this came out called something like "invasion earth" It would be getting 5 stars.. but because it's called 'crysis 2' it's bound to get a low rating.. why? Well let me explain :)
When crysis first came out it raised the benchmark of pc fps's. A benchmark which still stands to this day. It has a great story, a fun game play, original, etc IT also needed an AMAZING pc just to run it at medium (at the time) let alone very high, Which catered for the pc geeks out there (which I am one of ;)) Even most pc today can't run crysis 1 on Very high and keep the fps above 45. Then when crysis warhead came out (Which was pretty much a large add-on pack tbh) People started asking "OMG... When is crysis 2 coming out and can you imagine how amazing it's going to be! The graphics will be photorealistic and the etc etc" ... That's why this game is rated so low.. NOTHING can live up to YEARS of geeky pc's fans exspections. ALL the amazing games/movies have suffered from this in the past. A good E.g. is the Matrix. The matrix was an amazing trilogy.. but because it has a good 4-5 years in-between the first and second one.. PPl were left for too long to imagine how much BETTER it was going to be than the first. Ofc.. it wasn't going to be. How can it live up to such high expectations.
Pc fans also have a rep for slagging off anything that comes out on pc AND consoles. You will hear them/us acting victimised "LOOK AT THIS RUBBISH PORT!!" or the good old "MY pc can't run this! 1 star from me" The simple fact is this is a bloody good fps, I'll admit the graphics aren't the best out their but I'd say it's in the top 10. I think the makers decided to make it look REALLY good but also allow the average pc gamers to be able to run it. I have a high end system and get around 45-50 on very high in crysis, but on crysis 2 I get an easy 60fps Average and tbh..there is hardly any difference. The game does run allot smoother and is less buggy.
Like I say, don't listen to the reviewers (apart from me ;) lol. If you liked crysis 1 for the game play.. trust me you'll love crysis 2. If your only interested in the graphics.. get metro 2033 and be bored for the next few months until you can afford crysis 2.
P.s .. Notice how the ps3/360 fans love the game? Mainly because most have never played crysis and didn't spend years and years dreaming about how good it was going to be. Hope this review helped in some way :)