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Crysis 2 Turns 10 Years Old Tomorrow

Hard to believe but Crysis 2 turns 10 years old tomorrow . Released on March 22, 2011 for the Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows it was an instant classic although flawed in ways.  The single player campaign was long and interesting but flawed by not so great AI enemies.  Multi-player was pretty good, visuallt it looked great and the combat was fast as well making it one of the better FPS games at the time.  Crysis 2 on Metacritic   Crysis 2 was developed by Crytek and published by EA and sold over 3 million copies in the first year.  Crysis 2 Info on Wikipedia   I'm not sure if we can consider Crysis 2 to be far "retro" or not but it was released on two consoles that are no longer supported which does put it slightly into the retro genre. Supposedly Crysis 4 is supposed to be released in the near future.    https://thesportsrush.com/crytek-is-all-set-to-release-the-new-crysis-4/

Today in Gaming History - Warriors: Legends of Troy (Xbox 360/PS3)

Ten years ago today, Warriors: Legends of Troy came out on the Xbox 360 (and PS3).  This was around the time I got out of game writing but was still gaming a lot. This game brings to mind the disservice to gaming a lot of game review outlets were doing during that era where highly anticipated games were almost always overrated and smaller niche games like this were trashed by the game media.  Warriors: Legends of Troy was a perfect example of the game reviewers hammering a game for taking risks and that's why a lot of game companies are afraid to take risks. After the smoke settled with reviews, the game currently sits at a 44/100 Metascore which to me is pretty disgusting. If I had reviewed the game it would have been closer to a 70.  It had flaws but it wasn't a terrible game. The user score is a 7.3/10 which is more realistic. Reviews are obviously very subjective but they were particularly biased towards big budget marketing during the PS3/360 era. 

Bulletstorm Released 10 Years Ago Today

Hard to believe Bulletstorm was released 10 years ago by Electronic Arts (EA) on the PS3, Xbox 360 and Windows. While not the best shooter of the era,  it was a pretty good game.  An 83/100 average critical score on Metacritic isn't too bad. At the time FPS games were getting stale and Bulletstorm set itself apart with the skill shot mechanics and a few interesting wrinkles to set it apart from other games at the time. Technical issues and glitchy gameplay was what held it back from being a great game. I did enjoy the fast gameplay style though.  https://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-3/bulletstorm

Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds (PS3) Released 10 Years Ago

Hard to believe that the Playstation 3 is technically a retro system but it has now been unsupported by Sony since October, 2016.  Ten years ago on February 15, 2011, Marvel vs Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds was released on the PlayStation 3 in North America (physical discs and digital download formats were available).   Capcom is virtually synonymous with arcade style fighting games and this one certainly did not disappoint me although opinions on the game are all over the map.  The game currently sits on a score of 80% on Metacritic with a drastically lower user of 66% for the later released "Ultimate" version.  A lot of people felt the game looked awesome aesthetic-wise but was somewhat unbalanced and flawed in gameplay.  The 3 character fighting teams set up a formula very similar to Tag Team and honestly had a true arcade vibe to it. The gameplay and character roster was generally well received by players but the online components lacked the options of a true A