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EA: Crysis 2 will score 90 percent in reviews

EA: Crysis 2 will score 90 percent in reviews

Speaking at GamesCom 2010, EA has declared that it is sure Crysis 2 will get rave reviews.

GamesCom 2010: Electronic Arts has confidently/arrogantly declared that Crysis 2 will recieve 90 percent reviews or better when it is released in March next year.

David DeMartini, boss of the EA Partners label that covers EA's work with developer Crytek, said he is confident the game will be met with rave reviews and explained that the recent delays hadn't been motivated by fear of the Christmas rush.

"With a game like Crysis you don't worry so much about who's shipping when," De Martini told Eurogamer. "You pick your ideal window and you lock down and everybody else can move if they have to move."

"It's going to be another 90 rated game from Crytek," DeMartini promised, saying that the multiplayer portion which was available to play at GamesCom had a development team of its own – Crytek UK.

"With the guys at Crytek, it's quality, quality, quality," said De Martini.

Check out our Crysis 2 preview for more info, then let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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Sloth 20th August 2010, 20:48 Quote
I forsee many a reviewer giving it 89% just to troll them.
rehk 20th August 2010, 20:48 Quote
while it might be of outstanding quality at release, it is still another fps. it will need to do something pretty special to match such a high prediction.
thehippoz 20th August 2010, 20:50 Quote
well it was voted pc game of the year at gamescom
C-Sniper 20th August 2010, 20:57 Quote
If it can roll and FPS, RTS, MMORPG, and a JRPG, then it might make it :p
Gunsmith 20th August 2010, 21:05 Quote
most reviewers are paid off anyway :/

besides I'LL be the one who decides if its good or not ;)
CardJoe 20th August 2010, 21:11 Quote
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Originally Posted by Gunsmith
most reviewers are paid off anyway :/

They really aren't.
wuyanxu 20th August 2010, 21:42 Quote
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Originally Posted by CardJoe
They really aren't.
or Joe won't be working here anymore :)

the multiplayer video seems fun. but can't see any mode switch going on. it may score a 90% on consoles, but its real place is on PC's
b5k 20th August 2010, 21:45 Quote
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Originally Posted by De Martini
With the guys at Crytek, it's quality, quality, quality,
Explain Farcry Multiplayer.
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Originally Posted by CardJoe
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Originally Posted by Gunsmith
most reviewers are paid off anyway :/

They really aren't.
^This.

I think most reviewers get it wrong, but that's because I've got my idea of what games are and Crysis 1 wasn't a game. It was a sparkly rendering engine. Gameplay and story were drivel. Crysis 2 looks like much of the same.
Gunsmith 20th August 2010, 22:29 Quote
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Originally Posted by b5k

I think most reviewers get it wrong, but that's because I've got my idea of what games are and Crysis 1 wasn't a game. It was a sparkly rendering engine. Gameplay and story were drivel. Crysis 2 looks like much of the same.

wrong, it just want catered to simpletons.
docodine 20th August 2010, 22:33 Quote
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Originally Posted by Gunsmith
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Originally Posted by b5k

I think most reviewers get it wrong, but that's because I've got my idea of what games are and Crysis 1 wasn't a game. It was a sparkly rendering engine. Gameplay and story were drivel. Crysis 2 looks like much of the same.

wrong, it just want catered to simpletons.

You're saying that Crysis's storyline was too complicated for most people, and they just didn't understand it?
Sloth 20th August 2010, 22:57 Quote
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Originally Posted by Gunsmith
wrong, it just want catered to simpletons.
Now, nothing against you or Crysis here, but you might want to make sure you don't have any typos in your post when you imply that someone is a simpleton.
Phil Rhodes 20th August 2010, 23:15 Quote
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They really aren't.

Well you would say that, wouldn't you. Except, maybe he's saying that just to make us think he'd say that, or maybe he thinks we'd think he'd say that, so he's saying it, so we might think he thinks we think he's saying that, except...

Oh god...
KayDat 21st August 2010, 00:01 Quote
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"With the guys at Crytek, it's quality, quality, quality," said De Martini.

EA sounds happy. They have another franchise they can milk. More sequels, more money huh? Admittedly, it's not actually being made by EA.
Tokukachi 21st August 2010, 00:09 Quote
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Originally Posted by CardJoe
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Originally Posted by Gunsmith
most reviewers are paid off anyway :/

They really aren't.

There not really, just gently groomed :)

My ex-misses works for a big PR company and they have a large game company on there accounts, she says it's going the the same way as the car industry where you fly them around first class, entertain them, buy them dinner etc, and cultivate a "relationship", then make them sit though a small PR presentation or get some hands on time.
There are several cars you won't find any negative reviews for even though they are absolute crap, because the jorno feras he will be will be cut-off from his nice cushy world:) Apparently at editor level there also backhanders in the form of exclusive reviews/previews/etc, and advertising deals.

This happens (and is well documented) in most industries so it wouldn't surprise me if games journalists were treated the same way, but probably only the "big boys" (meta-critic weighted I'd guess)
MaverickWill 21st August 2010, 00:13 Quote
Is it just me that sees the hidden "or else..." on the end of the title?
MiNiMaL_FuSS 21st August 2010, 01:25 Quote
wouldnt be the first time a publisher essentially bribed its way to a good review....gladly never on this site - but we've seen strangely good reviews for the sake of beign first to review before.
Grape Flavor 21st August 2010, 02:46 Quote
I bet it will get great reviews, sell well, millions of people will enjoy it. Bit-tech will give it a 9/10.

And then we will have to hear years and years of endless forum moaning and bitching about how awful it was, what a bunch of incompetent jerks Crytek are, how they didn't "get" it, how it doesn't play at ALL like Unreal Tournament (damn you Crytek!), it's too hard, how it's just a tech demo, blah blah blah blah blah. And then Bit-tech will run a story on how "terrible" it was.

Just like all the other Crytek games.
Cthippo 21st August 2010, 03:33 Quote
What a bunch of Marketing

Plus, they get free PR for just making the statement.
thehippoz 21st August 2010, 04:28 Quote
I'm glad joe's ass only goes one way.. even firing squad has been shady this year imo

reminds me of that domino cooling guy.. he's all (hypothetically)- hey you want in on this cooling scam and tim strapped a tuna fish sandwich to his ass and sent him back to canada
Woodspoon 21st August 2010, 13:08 Quote
sounds like they've paid off a few reviewers already
Hovis 21st August 2010, 14:03 Quote
They are trying to get the groupthink going early. If you create the impression that a game is going to be absolutely amazing before you release it and can convince others of this then when it does come out, rather than admit they were suckered in by the hype, a lot of people will just simply agree. It's not easy to slag off a game if you think everybody else will think it's great (or if they think it'll be bad, it works both ways).

Groupthink is powerful mojo. Only way to counter it is to keep reviewers in those plastic tupperware boxes and only unseal them when the game is launched.
sear 21st August 2010, 17:14 Quote
Crysis was an excellently fun game marred by an utterly uninteresting story. Frankly, Crysis 2 looks to be about the same - cool open-ended levels, great combat, but a totally bone-dry narrative. Frankly, any shooter that receives 9/10 or higher from me has to have some sort of narrative intrigue in addition to its technology. I need more than "sweet multiplayer" for a game to qualify for such high accolades.
NethLyn 21st August 2010, 18:16 Quote
Even if it gets 9/10 that won't stop the (true) complaints about shortness of game time. However if it's as intense a 7hr experience as Warhead was, I'm sure I'll just play it all over again. This lack of Crysis 2 and Portal 2 at Christmas just means more time to play oldies.
yakyb 21st August 2010, 19:41 Quote
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Originally Posted by b5k

Explain Farcry Multiplayer.

far cry multiplayer was actually really good just that not many played it
PingCrosby 21st August 2010, 23:08 Quote
Never mind Crysis 2 where the hell is the next Half Life?
LeMaltor 21st August 2010, 23:27 Quote
Quality, Quality, Quality.

Why aren't they aiming for 100% then?

edit: I liked crysis story, it shits all over MW crap. Here you are stood in a lift with the bad guy, don't for god sakes open fire and kill him = mission failed, then he kills you at the end of the mission, WTH! O_O
cheeriokilla 22nd August 2010, 16:39 Quote
@PingCrosby a full life and a half you mean?
Dragunover 22nd August 2010, 17:07 Quote
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Originally Posted by LeMaltor
Quality, Quality, Quality.

Why aren't they aiming for 100% then?

edit: I liked crysis story, it shits all over MW crap. Here you are stood in a lift with the bad guy, don't for god sakes open fire and kill him = mission failed, then he kills you at the end of the mission, WTH! O_O
Infinity Ward has a **** plotline for everyone of their games.
The only difference w/ MW2 is they got paid to **** out more.
Cyberpower-UK 23rd August 2010, 11:38 Quote
With that level of arrogance it needs to get 89% max.
Pete J 23rd August 2010, 12:13 Quote
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Originally Posted by Hovis
They are trying to get the groupthink going early. If you create the impression that a game is going to be absolutely amazing before you release it and can convince others of this then when it does come out, rather than admit they were suckered in by the hype, a lot of people will just simply agree. It's not easy to slag off a game if you think everybody else will think it's great (or if they think it'll be bad, it works both ways).

Groupthink is powerful mojo. Only way to counter it is to keep reviewers in those plastic tupperware boxes and only unseal them when the game is launched.

Couldn't agree more, see FarCry 2 and Halo for reference.

To be honest though I expect Crysis 2 to at least be a solid 80% game.
tejas 23rd August 2010, 14:52 Quote
If they are SO confident then why did they move the release date to 2011. They keep proclaiming Crysis 2 as the Halo killer yet they don't have the balls to go head to head with Halo Reach this fall.

Crytek and EA are s!*t scared of competing with Halo Reach and Call of Duty Black Ops which will positively own them in sales. Not to mention that Starcraft will still be selling strong. It wont sell more than the original Crysis IMO.

Crytek are the Nvidia of the software world...
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