the point of crysis was to make it so hard to run, people competed to get better fps, causing it to become popular.
1. i highly doubt crytek sat around and said lets make a game that cripples hardware, that's the key to high sales!
2. crysis, as a game, is one of the best FPS PC games in a while. I enjoyed it, as did many other people from its reviews.
3. in medium - high levels, crysis is very playable, enjoyable, and a good looking game.