Looks like it's getting better with every patch. I've been looking at this for a while but just can't justify getting Crysis Wars.
Warhead used goes for about $5. MWLL is a tech-strategy-combinded-arms simulation tuner and well worth it. It has been very playable for a long time now. Even when it came out it was well playable. I've never even bothered playing crysis.
What MP game types are there? I can't stand plain TDM, I like to have an attack/defend style with objectives to take out, preferably no respawns.
Terrain Control is quite popular. Teams get points for capturing and keeping control points. Control points may contain: defensive laser turrents, repair bays, sometimes hangars for spawning mechs/vehicles.
There is also Solaris Arena, Team Solaris Arena, Test of Strength, ..
Also I think there are alot of planned matches between groups where you have only one life. They are usually private so you would have to join a clan.
What's the joystick support like? Cause that's the biggest selling point for me nowadays.
I use mouse and kb, so I have no personal experience.
There are some pre-made configs for joysticks. (see bottom of the page):http://wiki.mechlivinglegends.net/index.php?title=Joystick_setup
At the launcher you can configure actionmaps in detail:http://s7.directupload.net/images/111109/llfmxt4h.jpg http://s1.directupload.net/images/111109/m4na2wz4.png http://s7.directupload.net/images/111109/3lqyvosu.png