Killzone 2 and Uncharted 2 undoubtedly tapped deeply into the PlayStation 3’s capabilities to showcase its next-gen like visuals and story telling. Crysis 2 is promising to raise that bar even further with its exceptionally stunning CryEngine 3. The shooter’s lead writer recently shared some pretty outspoken opinions about two of Sony’s prized franchises.
Sci-fi novelist Richard Morgan, who is Crytek’s lead writer for Crysis 2, has said that the second installment in the Crysis series surpasses the PlayStation 3 exclusive Killzone 2 based on Crysis 2’s alpha stage.
As the lead writer of Crysis 2, they have numerous times showed me Crysis 2. This way i can visualise the scenes and scripts for the story events. I can tell you now What I have seen of Crysis 2 in Alpha Stages, Surpasses Killzone 2.
A bold statement, to say the least. But with Crytek’s powerful CryEngine 3, this statement from Morgan could become a reality once Crysis 2 is released. Morgan also had praise for Uncharted 2 and told NowGamer that Uncharted 2 sets a great example of what storytelling should be like.
There is absolutely no reason why you can’t weld a really good narrative to a really cool shooting game. Uncharted 2 is the perfect example,” he told us “it’s tongue-in-cheek, but it’s a compelling story and it’s a very straight-forward gameplay dynamic. Crysis 2, fine, it is fundamentally about firefights – about shooting stuff – but so was BioShock. The whole point about BioShock was the texture that made it.
The sci-fi novelist also says that characters are crucial to a game’s story:
You’re not going to have like in, say, Arkham Asylum, ‘The Joker’,” he told us, “and the stupid girl with the big tits. That’s ****ing bullshit, man … that’s comic book. What we’ll do is that we’ll create characters where you generally feel that there’s a weight and a gravitas, a depth to them. You can identify, you can actually see where they’re coming from.
David Jaffe 2.0 anyone? Crysis 2 will be set in New York and slated for a fall release.
Check out the recent CryEngine 3 tech demo, which showcases Crysis 2 in action.