Pros: Controls easily customized - graphics pretty good - game play ok. Good game for the money
Cons: Glitchy interaction - WAY too much involved with online reg, didn't allow me to use previous ubisoft reg. name and passwords - needed new e-mail, new name and new password - not happy about that. downloading updates also a problem.
Summary: Very mixed feelings about this game! At its best , it's very interesting and fun, but MANY annoying glitches, gameplay that becomes almost tedious at times, with a frustrating repetitive aspect to things like the gun dealer and assassination missions that palls quickly. Destroy interchangeable weapon convoys. Kill generic guy in suit. Fun the first few times, then... These missions only exist to unlock weapons and get you diamonds (the game currency).
Pros: The landscape in this game is nothing short of breathtakingly beautiful. It is highly representative of Africa with jungles, plains, deserts, shanty towns, shody bridges and unused railway tracks, burning cars and rusty old weapons and vehicles.
Cons: Everything in Far Cry 2 is almost perfect, but nothing in this game is actually perfect. Whether its a rusty car that works exactly like a brand new Jeep Wrangler, or first mission of the game to the last, it becomes very repetitive very quickly.
Excerpt: "Ubisoft certainly have a tough act to follow with the 'Far Cry' franchise, after German studio 'Crytek' blew our minds (and quite a few of our computers) with the stunning visuals and open world exploration of the original game it was hard to see how it could be topped especially by another developer. The short answer is that in many ways 'Far Cry 2' cannot escape the shadow of the original but taken as a piece on its own is a solid first person ...
Summary: Ubisoft certainly have a tough act to follow with the 'Far Cry' franchise, after German studio 'Crytek' blew our minds (and quite a few of our computers) with the stunning visuals and open world exploration of the original game it was hard to see how it could be topped especially by another developer. The short answer is that in many ways 'Far Cry 2' cannot escape the shadow of the original but taken as a piece on its own is a solid first person shooter.
A game thats great and terrible, all at the same time.
15 March 2011
Excerpt: "...performance and visual aspects of Far Cry 2 to suit your needs. Straight from the intro your off to a positive start. It is a particularly long intro, but for first time players its both necessary and pleasant. It introduces the story of the game, the unsettled aspect of a country on the brink of a brutal civil war. It also gives you a chance to see what the game engine is capable of in terms of graphics. Even though the game was made in 2008, the ...
Pros: Beautiful looking game .
Cons: Game designers heavily influenced by their crack addiction .
Excerpt: "Far Cry 2 is best described as a missed opportunity. The 50 squared kilometres of the game world feel lifeless and barren, with absolutely nothing to do except kill NPCs at roadblocks or mission objectives, or simply wander around taking in the underwhelming landscape. The game mechanics are irritating, under-developed and unrealistic; the lack of realism being the main let down owing to how heavily this point was leant upon by the developers and ...
Pros: 50 squared kilometres of free roam space, wide selection of weapons, nice game length
Cons: Unrealistic weapon degradation, vehicle degradation, NPC AI and strength, barren game world
Far Cry 2 (PC): Farcry 2 - It's a farcry from perfect
18 February 2010
Summary: As this game has been out for a fair while now, you can pick it up quite cheaply, and the game will likely be worth what you pay for it. However it is not without it's faults, arguably it has gone too far towards the realism. It aims to be simulate the war-zone rather than be fun, and this is a hefty fault. Who after all wants to have to unjam weapons? Who wants to have to administer injections when they are injured?