I had never played a Crysis game until the beta for Crysis 3 came out for the PS3 a few years ago. I downloaded it since it was free and.... I played the bets for 12 hours STRAIGHT. No pee breaks, forgot to eat and drink. Yeah, the online play is THAT good. The controls are fantastic, the online community isn't as toxic/spammy as CoD but... the story is a bit lackluster. It's not horrible, but there was much to be desired. I'm starting to notice a trend with FPS's in reference to crappy story, but awesome online multiplayer features. That said, I feel this is a solid pick up, especially if you're looking for something a wee bit different than CoD and Battlefield and at the price it's at now, you're not really losing anything.