Same here, Karma. It took me almost 6 months to finally finish the game after stop/starting it. I was pretty much doing what Skyfall said, cloak, kill, cloak, kill repeat. It's a very pretty game but just found the gameplay far to boring to want to play it again.
The 2nd one was more flash than substance, or how you say it, but saying that the whole franchise has nothing going for it besides the graphics, that's just sheer ignorance or stupidity. Crysis and Crysis Warhead are some of the best sci-fi FPSs out there, some of the very few shooters that give you a big open world instead of linear corridors to run around in. Crysis 3 seems like a mix of 1 and 2, it seems that you're in a jungle again, but it seems more linear like the 2nd one.
first off, if you're playing on my computer, this game is more beautiful than baby jesus. Especially the start of the first mission. it's raining and stuff; outrageous. Gameplay is exactly as before except you only start off with cloak and armor (you can pick up stuff, power-kick stuff, and jump high).
Ok, well I haven't stopped playing happy once so far. The game has really nice environments, but it's identical to #2; probably better because you have a bow.
The auto save feature is absolute trash. I've had to redo so much shit it's not even funny. I said in another thread, bad guys just spawn right in front of you, causing them to see you and raise alarm, thus causing more bad guys to come and find you.