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Far Cry Instincts (Xbox)
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- Platform: Xbox
- PEGI Rating: Suitable for 16 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 16. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 16 years of age or over.
- Media: Video Game
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In a nutshell:
Far Cry: Instincts sees you stuck on a gloriously rendered tropical island filled with lush jungle, limpid pools and heavily tooled-up mercenaries. Open-ended encounters offer far more cerebral exercise than your average run-and-gun, as well as the requisite trigger-pumping action. And then you start to discover the islands nasty little secrets
Although the full story mode is not in place yet, the environments, their contents and the sparse but important vehicles point to an exceptionally interesting console conversion of the PC classic. Graphics remain tantalisingly sharp and an underwater swim in one of the islands many lagoons is exceptionally refreshing.
Most exciting moment:
So its you versus the mercenaries in a straightforward shooting match, right? Wrong. Far Cry has quite a few more tricks up its sleeve
Since you ask:
Along with guns, explosives and vehicles, you can also set, bait and quietly observe traps in the undergrowth.
The bottom line:
If looks could kill, this would be lethal at 10 paces--how the rest fits together, time will tell.
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Top Customer Reviews
In my opinion, probably the most important thing about any type of game is the enviroment. Where you are and what it feels like effects the hole experience of the game, and the tropical island paradice you are traped on is certainly one of the most beautiful and detailed enviroments I have yet seen. The sun streaming through the thick trees, butterflys and birds fly through the colouful plants and foilage littering the island. To put it simply, it's gob smacking.
And the conrols and game mechanics are equaly as fine. Moving around, aiming, shooting, setting traps, driving cars, boats etc, making stealth kills, the lot, it all feels natual, polished and solid.
As i've only played a couple of demo levels I havn't yet experienced the best bits of the game, but from videos, the 'animal' powers you later obtain all seem rather solid and fun to use, something that PC gamers wont get to see.
Overall, this can't really fail. If you like FPS's, then buy it, if you like sunshine, palmtrees and beautiful scenery, buy it, if you like mutating into a beast and going on a murderous rampage, then just buy it! Its brill, seriously!
The graphics are wonderful in Far Cry Instincts. They are colourful, detailed and the water and lighting effects are incredible (especially the water - it looks so realistic). Trees even move in the window and effect lighting and shodows in real-time. The only slight downer is pop-up on occasion.
Enemy AI is a bit hit and miss. 50% of the time the enemies use intelligent tactics and prove to be challenging adversaries. The other 50% they are incredibly stupid (and blind) - they sometime stand around in battle just waiting to be shot and on several occasions I have walked right in front of them and they haven't twigged.
There is also the opportunity to use various vehicles including boats, jeeps, quad bikes, hangliders and hover crafts. They are slighlty awkward to control - the left analogue stick controls the vehicle whilst the right analogue stick controls which direction you face (to shoot the bad guys).
Overall, this is a thoroughly enjoyable game. It's challenging but is always fair - it is always possible to progress but there is a sense of achievement in doing so. It looks gorgeous and plays extremely well. This is one of the best games I have played in a quite a while and is highly recommended.
The first thing to notice is that most of the graphics are top notch especially the outdoor scenery. The vehicles and enemies all look great as well.
And speaking of vehicles, there are so many of them. On some levels they are littered all over the place, ranging from hang gliders to gunboats and armoured vehicles. They are not all easy to drive at first but after a while you get used to them. The hang glider was the one I had most trouble with and found it quite hard to pick off enemies whilst flying. On the other hand if everything was easy in a game it would be boring.
Another good thing is that you can't just dash in and blast everything, sometimes you have to be stealthy and pick the enemies off one by one. On other occasions there were so many after you that I found it impossible to kill them all and just legged it to the next part of the game trying to avoid them.
Another thing I liked was that you are restricted to just 3 weapons at a time, 1 light ie.. handgun, 1 heavier ie... machine gun and 1 more specialised ie... sniper rifle. You also are allowed grenades.
I could go on for ages but lets just say that this is the best FPS that I have played on the XBOX so far. We will have to see what the soon to be released XBOX version of Half Life 2 is like, personally I can't wait.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Gift for my brother!!! Very pleased for both the condition and the price of the game!!!Published 2 months ago by marialena
AMAZING GAME STILL PLAY IT TODAY SORRY FOR LATE FEEDBACK BUT STILL LOVE GAMEPublished 10 months ago by JOHN
came very well protected and it works like new for being second handPublished 18 months ago by steven cox
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it was a very good game it was in good order and it was packed well when I opened itPublished on 7 Dec. 2013 by sion lavender
I played the Xbox demo and when it was the right price I thought I'd give it a go,It's equal parts genius and cobblers,why? Read morePublished on 18 Nov. 2008 by Mr. M. L. Hanford