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Savour the calm before the storm, then go in with your flame thrower and grenades.,
This review is from: Far Cry 2 (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
Farcry 2 is a very enjoyable game. I played the first on my computer, and I feel that this certainly lives up to the quality. The beginning may be a little slow, and I had to turn the sensitivity on the joystick down, but you soon get the hang of it, and the controls are much the same as COD4 and Battlefield Bad Company.
The thing that struck me most of all was the realistic nature of the game. This is in more ways than the graphics, which are excellent, and the sun effects are brilliant, but in the game play itself. I was beginning to get the sense of GTA with the large open map, getting lost and checking your map, but then the effect of never leaving your characters eyes really comes into it's own.
The dedication of this effect sets the game apart; Jumping into a van to leg it away from a raid, getting the map out on your lap to check the way, while trying to run people over, and not crash into a tree are rare occasions in games, and makes this one seem even more realistic.
The map is beautifully done, and it gives you a sense of the claustrophobic atmosphere of jungles, and deep river ravines, and, on the edges of the maps, the openness to drive around chasing zebra.
I would not judge the online element of the game yet, as it is so new and does not have the online basis of bad company (which had many of the same problems when that was new) and COD 4. But the single player campaign is surprisingly long, and when other games like COD4 would have finished, this gives you a whole new map to explore. Which also means that: like a real traveller, you are never completely sure what is around the corner, or indeed where you are, or which way is home, and sometimes even what time it is. Lol
The buddy system is cool, and I did feel a little remorse when I had to mercy kill my best mate. But when push came to shove, I decided that this was the life they had chose, and so went to save the innocents in the church.
Play this game. And don't listen to the feedback left by people who have only played the demo, or haven't bothered to get past the first mission before moaning about anything and nothing here, it is raising the bar for games, and I hope more games try to match it.
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Initial post: 19 Nov 2008 17:24:51 GMT
Posted on 2 Dec 2008 22:57:11 GMT
I liked the "Lol"
Posted on 17 Apr 2009 10:53:29 BDT
Has anyone else been attacked by the lion on the second map? There is only one in the whole game and is an instant buddy rescue situation if it sees you before you see it!
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