Crysis Goes Sci-Fi in StarCry Mod

Crysis Goes Sci-Fi in StarCry Mod

Lightsabers and Gnashers are together at last in a complete overhaul package.

Crysis, the game that humbled a generation of graphics cards back in 2007, still looks pretty good nowadays. For all its flying tentacled aliens, however, a group of enterprising modders thought the game was left wanting in the science-fiction department. They decided to step up four years ago to give the game some sci-fi legs, and now an official release for the mod is finally available.

StarCry weighs in at 1.2GB, and four years of work yields 1000 new objects, 2000 textures, 20 weapons, and an additional 1000 lines of dialog to the base game. The modders estimate that players will get around 8 hours of gameplay on their first playthrough.

References are aplenty in the release, drawn from sci-fi universes in "movies, TV shows, video games - famous or canceled, alongside original creations, while still having a coherent storyline". Screenshots reveal plenty of Stargate inspiration in the package, although the dev team insists that the mod is not based on the franchise, "even if some models have a similar design (the main character is a SG fan)."

The changes do go beyond the cosmetic, though. The official site shows that there's an experience system in place to unlock weapons, as well as a food mechanic to replenish health, and some interactive dialogue sessions.

Props to the team for having the diligence and discipline to see the project through after all this time. There aren't enough mods that survive long enough to see the light of day, and StarCry looks like it should scratch your sci-fi itch.

Source & Media: Media-Pixel

Permalink

My first impression is, it could do with less Stargate material... :\

...crysis wasn't already science fiction?

They mashed about 50 shows/games together there... it's odd yet lovely.
And be sure to download this quick guys because there are about 50 cease and desist letters being vigorously written up right now.

It's like the worst kind of fanfiction, but in video game form...

It's glorious.

poiumty:
...crysis wasn't already science fiction?

That's what I was thinking. Aliens and nanosuits just about covers it, really.

Starke:
My first impression is, it could do with less Stargate material... :\

Atleast you get to cut them up with a Lancer!

Argh! I want it so bad! *sigh* it's time like this I regret my console-ness. That and my yearning for a Stargate game. Naturally the two offical games get cancelled but a user-mod manages look even cooler. I hate everything right now.

It's wonderfully schizophrenic. They even crammed in some Dragonball, though I now expect a bossfight against Majin Buu. I shan't be satisfied with anything less.

This just makes me even sadder that the cysis series was turned into consolised crap because some people need to game on 6 year old toasters.

chimpzy:
It's wonderfully schizophrenic. They even crammed in some Dragonball, though I now expect a bossfight against Majin Buu. I shan't be satisfied with anything less.

Where was the Dragon Ball?

DVS BSTrD:

chimpzy:
It's wonderfully schizophrenic. They even crammed in some Dragonball, though I now expect a bossfight against Majin Buu. I shan't be satisfied with anything less.

Where was the Dragon Ball?

there was a floating platform that oddly resembles the the one that Kami, and then later Dende occupy in Dragon Ball/z.

DVS BSTrD:

chimpzy:
It's wonderfully schizophrenic. They even crammed in some Dragonball, though I now expect a bossfight against Majin Buu. I shan't be satisfied with anything less.

Where was the Dragon Ball?

It doesn't show a dragon ball, but at around 1:20 in the video it shows a floating half-sphere with some palmtrees and buildings on top. That is rather blatantly inspired by Kami's Lookout, one of the more iconic locations in Dragon Ball.


edit: Blast! Ninja'd!

Light sabers, mummies, that floating island from dragon ball and "weapons" that go ZAP!
Can they possibly cram anything more into it?

It reminds me of Timesplitters and Serious Sam (Timesplitters for the multiple theme/references and Serious Sam for the unexpected adventure feel to it)

I see a Stargate and a dialer.... this isnt just a little influenced by it. Man I wish I had a copy of Crysis now I need a SG fix since Scifi killed the series...

So a 5 hour storyline that i dont want to play again finally got something interesting?
Granted, the crysis engine was gloriuos, it ran better graphics on my computer than any other game ever did (if i want to crank up the graphics to same level as crysis it lags to hell, crysis didnt lag), but the rest of the game was so meh. and this looks interesting, maybe its time to undust the dvd.

 

Reply to Thread

Log in or Register to Comment
Have an account? Login below:
With Facebook:Login With Facebook
or
Username:  
Password:  
  
Not registered? To sign up for an account with The Escapist:
Register With Facebook
Register With Facebook
or
Register for a free account here