Summary: I had always heard fantastic things about the first Far Cry from a friend, and honestly wanted to try it. However, you may have noticed I'm not much of a PC player. So, I just had to wait for a sequel. Well, here I was: 2007. The trailer for Far Cry 2 came up on the E3 stage screen. I was nine years old. The sense of war, tensions rising, and complete and utter chaos in the savanna of Africa flooded my pre-adolescent brain.
Summary: Such beautiful scenery, along with an unprecedented freedom to follow the story as you choose fit, mark this as different from the average FPS. The biggest dissappointment is the very poor character development. Some of the gameplay is also annoying- the amount of driving is a bit boggling...... Also- just how many enemies are in the enemy camps- seems like they are reproducing at a startling speed.
Excerpt: After playing the first Far cry, I would of thought Far Cry 2 would be one of the best games money can buy. The first Far Cry was outstanding, a game which I really enjoyed and was very addictive to play. When I found out there was going to be a second instalment, I was all hyped up, especially after seeing some gameplay trailers. But that's what trailers are made for. But on this occasion, the trailer was completely different to the actual game, it deceived me.
Pros: massive landscape to play on with great graphics .
a game that could have been great if they had just patched upa few flaws.
12 June 2012
Excerpt: This game begins with you landing a made up African country on the brink of civil war and the first half an hour is an interactive cut scene that sees you driving through the savanah with your guide and its clear to see the country is subject to civil unrest. Its really sets the scene and begins the story in a compelling way that has you intruiged to see whats going to happen next. Within the first hour you get malaria and the country recedes into war.
Excerpt: Far Cry 2 is one of the most atmospheric games available. Although it has its problems, it is worth playing even now. Although it is Far Cry 2 there is no real relationship from the first Far Cry. The atmosphere created by this game is built up by the superb sound, graphics and the incredible map. The sound capture the African landscape and those with surround sound will really appreciate this.
Excerpt: This is supposedly the second series but I am unaware as to whether this game carries over from the first game or not. However from my understanding this is the first of the series translated onto the ps3 format. The basic premise of the game is that your character must track down and eliminate the notorious leader Jackal who is the leader of an African rebel group and has become a terrifying and formidable force who threatens instability in this fictional country.
Pros: Lots of weapons, intense frenetic firefights
Cons: Respawning of enemies, last boss could be harder
Excerpt: Given the sustained popularity of the first-person shoot 'em up over the last decade and the increasing move towards open world games, it was perhaps inevitable that hybrids of the two would become commonplace in their own right. Whilst Far Cry 2 at times borders on excellence in the technical stakes, its selective adherence to realism often proves unpalatable as a gaming experience, especially as it tends to place emphasis more on the humdrum than the exciting.
Excerpt: WOW, WHERE DO I START?! Far Cry 2 is the most amazing game EVER!!! Actually, I might say that about a lot of games... But honestly, Far Cry 2 is one of my very favourites! I was absolutely in love with the original Far Cry, and when I finally got Far Cry 2, I was over the moon! It has the most beautiful graphics, and the fire is absolutely amazing! I ALWAYS carry the flamethrower on me, just so that I can create random fires for the fun of it!
Pros: An amazingly realistic game, never gets boring !
Cons: May not be suitable for boring people =P Aha, joking .
Excerpt: Despite never playing the first in the series, I was quickly taken in by the consistent advertisements shown on television commercials. Showing off the clear high definition graphics of pure action and suspense. Even though I had not even read any reviews, I quickly ordered the game and took a chance. Snapping up the limited edition for the sake of it, a big metal box.
Pros: Excellent graphics, sound, music, realistic engine, and interactive multiplayer
Cons: Large number of bugs/glitches, sometimes bad enemy AI, and difficult even on easy mode
Excerpt: Far Cry 2 Introduction Far Cry 2, one of the most anticipated game of the year, but is it any good, well after Far Cry 1 it should be one of the best games ever, but can this new sequel follow its pre-processors success, or like many games should the 1st one the last. Well first of all it has nothing to do with the first, so if you were a big fan of the 1st then this one won’t oblige you to buy this one.
Pros: enormous world (free roam), good fire effects/explotions, good map editor and multiplayer
Cons: driving is difficult, AI could be better, few minor bugs