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The Future Is HERE,
This review is from: Far Cry (PC) (Video Game)
You won't believe what people are saying about this game until you see it for yourself.
Technically, this game is awesome. The graphics are jaw-droopingly stunning. The amount of detail in the environments is incredible, which goes from ultra-high resolution textures to dragonflies, fish and bubbles in the water. The water itself is photo realistic, the reflections look unbelievably real.
I have a Radeon 9700 Pro, and I can play the game smoothly at 1280*1024, with all settings on max (except Anti-Aliasing) and it looks beautiful. Make sure you set the render setting to 'Paradise' :-)
Now ask yourself... games like Max Payne 2 also had incredible graphics, but why are they sitting on the shelf unused?
Answer - because they don't have Multi player.
Far Cry has an EXCELLENT multi player mode, which is thoroughly entertaining. The multi player levels are smaller, but sill allow you to ride in Boats and other vehicles, retaining the uniqueness of the game.
It's hard to say if this would be 'The Game Of 2004,' with upcoming releases such as Half Life 2, Stalker and Doom3 around the corner. BUT... It's definitely the best game I've ever bought.
--- WARNING TO USERS OF LG DVD DRIVES ---
If you own an LG DVD Driver, you may experience problems when loading the CD. Your drive may even refuse to read the cd all together. Don't panic, there is a fix available but it's difficult to install, as it involves updating the firmware of your DVD drive. May I suggest that if you own an LG DVD drive that you visit the official UBI Far Cry forums, where the issue is discussed and resolved. As of now, the direct link to the thread is,