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1.0 out of 5 stars No, I Will Not Load My Last Save..., 20 Aug 2009
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This review is from: Far Cry 2 (PS3) (Video Game)
...because I've just spent half an hour driving across a huge map to get to the mission location, only to be ran over by a truck driven by the bad guys that appeared out of nowhere as soon as I dared to get out of my jeep.

What I have just described is a common occurence in this game. I feel that the game developers looked up the meaning of the word 'FRUSTRATION' and tried their best to encorporate everything that the word stands for into this game. Correct me if I'm wrong but I always assumed that games should be fun. How is having malaria, a potentially fatal disease, any fun? Your character is stricken with malaria right from the get go. Sure, you have medication to take when you have a sudden 'malaria attack' in the middle of a gunfight but you are being shot at from every angle and to take it your character lowers his weapon. Cue collapsing and dying. Load last save and drive half an hour across the map and do everything all over again. Cue collapsing and dying. Load last save and drive... See where I am going with this? Ok, I know this game is about deploying tactics etc but the game just isn't any fun. If you enjoy this game then that's fine. Personally, I hate it right to the very core. Okay, I don't mind the guns jamming, it's just another factor in combat, and I don't mind having to deal with my character's complete inability for a large part of the beginning of the game to shoot a bloody gun straight. But I mind cheap deaths, particularly in a game where save points are considerably spread out (exactly why can console owners not simply save wherever they like, as their PC brethren can? It's not like the PS3 or Xbox 360 don't have room for save files).

On a positive note the graphics look nice.
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Initial post: 2 Feb 2010 19:45:57 GMT
Susanjones says:
This made me decide to not bother to buy this game. I hate frustrating games.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Apr 2010 17:26:12 BDT
It's a great game... the person reviewing it just wasn't any good at it. Keep your wits about you and move steadily across the map and you won't have any of the problems they are talking about.
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