I have reached the excavation site, but am getting increasingly exasperated with this game. I like a game thatís punishingly difficult, (even on Normal) but some of the gameplay is really beginning to bug me.
The cloaking ability feels broken. Even when walking, and with a low alert state, enemies notice me and open fire. This always leads to a gunfight, yet ammo is unbelievably scarce. The checkpoint system blows, I took a nice shortcut through a river at one point, and died a few minutes later. Upon restarting, I sprinted down the main path and came across 2 checkpoints before I reached the exact same point. It feels like any attempt to deviate from the main path is punished, or not accounted for. I am finding this infuriating as I love open ended gameplay. Likewise, checkpoints donít seem to occur naturally, and some have put me in the middle of a fire fight, making it unnecessarily trying. The dual pistols are probably the most inaccurate weapon Iíve ever had the misfortune of using. Yes, I know recoil adds realism, but when the first shot doesnít even connect, it feels unfair.
I want to love this game, but it feel like Iím not playing it properly. Can any Crysis fans please forgive my ignorance and suggest some basic tips to help me enjoy this game more. In particular, suggestions for effective use of stealth, as I was really looking forward to becoming a ĎPredatorí.
**Apologies for creating this post under Crysis 2 Ė but there is no forum option for Crysis 1**