Excerpt: Life can be bliss sometimes. Sailing on a boat with a good-looking babe, beneath a magnificent blue sky, in the vicinity of a deserted isle, while the sun is shining. Paradise on earth, so it seems…until your boat is hit by a bazooka rocket and you are violently thrown overboard.
Excerpt: It’s always a pleasure to review a game that brings something new and interesting to an otherwise over done genre. After reading what Far Cry was going to offer the FPS community, I wanted to give it a go and see if it was worth its weight in advertisement.
Excerpt: Things don't look initially promising. The opening cut-scene in which we are introduced to main character Jack Carver is clumsy and confusing, overwrought with loud action-sequence music, gunfire and explosions.
Conclusion: What we can expect, other then the already stellar graphics, is fast-paced gameplay similar to Unreal II . Almost all levels with consist of solo tactics (which means you won’t have your friendly AI cronies alongside of you), and rely on surprising enemy forces.
Excerpt: System Requirements - Computer: A 2 GHz AMD processor or better is recommended. - Memory: We recommend 512 MB of RAM - Drives: 4 GB of free space on a hard disc is required to install and play the game. 8x DVD or 32x CDROM is recommended to install the game.
Excerpt: Most FPS's have the common space station, spy flick, or military shooter theme. FarCry deviates completely from the known formula and instead puts you into a beautiful island environment, which is definitely a far cry from paradise.
Excerpt: Far Cry is, by far, the sleeper hit for PC of this year. With little to no hype surrounding it, it's managed to beat out its FPS cousins Doom 3 and Half-Life 2 by months and has managed to produce an entertaining, lengthy (about 12 large levels) and esthetically pleasing gameplay experience.
Summary: Ubisoft's highly-anticipated FPS title, Far
Cry from developers CryTek has finally arrived on store shelves and its quite an
accomplishment. The most interesting aspect of the game are the jaw-dropping
graphics, stunningly detailed environments and amazing draw-distance.