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Today's leafiest game video: Crysis footage [update 1]

Zack Stern

We're interested in upcoming shooter Crysis based on our time playing, but we're not yet sold on the graphic hype the game has been gathering. Today's video pick from GameTrailers shows off footage from the game the game engine, mostly highlighting plants and their shadows. We held on to our skeptic streak through the video, but the movement of the plants and the intricate shadows chipped away at our cynical shells; the engine looks good. But we'll have to wait for the Crysis release to decide how much praise -- and hype -- the game warrants.

See the lovely leaves after the break.

[Update 1: Thanks to the commentors who pointed out that the video is a tech demo and not directly from the game.]

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