Like its predecessor, Crysis takes place on a sprawling tropical island. As Crysis is not a sequel to Far Cry, I was curious as to the thinking behind this decision. Mamais was insistent that despite the similar locales, Crysis will not be a retread. "It is set on a tropical island, so you're not going to get away from that," he admitted, "[but] every mission basically has a different feel to it." He went on to describe the game's initial scenario to illustrate his point. "You start the game at night, something you haven't seen yet in the game," he said. "So there you drop in, and when it hits dawn you have thirty days. It'll get darker as you get into the game. So in the first few missions, you might see some real nice beaches, and we've got a lot of locations. There's a lot of diversity in the missions." Some of the locations mentioned include a quarry, a harbor, mines, swamps, rivers area, and, as seen in a trailer from last year, the inside of an alien ship.