Did Jeff play the original Crysis? I definitely agree with his opinions on Crysis 2 -- I thought it was one of the best shooters of that year as well due to its more open-ended arena design style as opposed to all the scripted corridors. The thing is though, the first Crysis did the same thing but far better.
The "arenas" in the first game were massive -- probably bigger than anything else on consoles right now unless you count open-world games. Crysis has probably the largest set-piece levels to ever grace a linear first person shooter. Crysis 2 was a downgrade from that, and I think the problem with Crysis 3 is that we feel it's going to be a continuation of 2 rather than 1.