This is a difficult game to review: the production values are "through the roof", the graphics are excellent, the game world, an idealized version of an African state, is beautifully designed and rendered. The game interface is excellent: almost no HUD elements distract from the game, things like a map or healing items are represented in the game scene itself.
However, playing the game itself feels somewhat... shallow. There's no way of interacting with the gameworld's inhabitants instead of shooting them. Constantly and repeatedly. There are no civilians, and except for the "buddies", every character is an enemy. As a minor niggle, the shooting experience itself is inferior and unrealistic. Bullets travel in a straight line and instantaneous - this takes away all the challenge from sniping, and feels like a step back after playing titles such as STALKER or ArmA.
As a last note, the "feeling" of the original Far Cry has been captured and re-created surprisingly well. The graphics style and rendering techniques are very alike, and the gunplay, the wide open spaces and vehicle handling all harken back to the first game.