In a recent interview with Gamasutra, the founder of Crytek, Cevat Yerli called Crysis 3 "so far, our masterpiece."
While this may be the case in their hearts, the critical reception of the game has been tepid at best. The general consensus seems to dismiss Crysis 3 as a shallow shooter that, while competent, doesn't do much to advance the first-person shooter genre. At least it is pretty though!
Yerli chalks the less than ecstatic reception to the exceeding age of this generation of games. "That's because there's a certain fatigue level with the old generation currently. The markets are down. People's expectations are much more radical than [what] the current generation of games are doing."
It is true. The current generation of games is a lot more saturated with shooters and sequels than ever before, and it would make sense that it is even more difficult to stand out from the crowd the way the original Crysis did. Hopefully, the new hardware will breathe some life into newer games.
Yerli certainly thinks so. "I think the new generation of consoles will reinvigorate that and help to elevate that again, and elevate new concepts of gaming which old platforms are right now limiting, too."
You can check out the rest of the interview over at Gamasutra.
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