In LGR's latest review he takes a look at the PC benchmark that some consider a game Crysis at it's 10 year anniversary. Crysis doesn't feel 10 years old but apparently Wikipedia seems to think it is so it's a good time to take a look back at how good of a game it was and if it holds up. I never could actually play Crysis as I never had the kind of PC back then that could run it. It seems like a pretty cool game and I didn't know that it was the spiritual successor to the first Far Cry. If you want to play Crysis now LGR notes that you should pick it up on GOG DRM free as the Steam version STILL uses SecureROM and locks you out after 5 installs. That seems really crazy to lock someone out of playing a game after 5 installs but apparently it's still a thing and still attached to the Steam version and it's getting some negative reviews because of it.

Travis   Admin   Member wrote on 11/18/2017 at 06:59am

2007 was a sweet spot. Maybe the biggest year of original games of the century, and it spawned a lot of series.

Crysis spawned Far Cry and all its sequels.

Assassin's Creed spawned like literally 5000 sequels.

Bioshock didn't have a ton of sequels but moved FPS gaming in a certain direction that still resonates.

Mass Effect brought western RPGs into a new era and spawned a few sequels and a lot of imitators.

Rock Band refined the rhythm game into a massive experience, and was on top of the world for a few years until the market got too saturated.

Skate refined the skating game and brought depth to a genre dominated by arcadey gameplay.

Uncharted and its many sequels revitalized the adventure genre.

The Witcher got off to a rough start but eventually became one of the best loved series for many gamers.

And of course Portal which as we know got Valve back into the swing of making games leading to Portal 2 and 3, and Half-Life 2 episode 3, Half-Life 3, and Half-Life: Aperture which brought the two series together.

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