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Far Cry 2 (Xbox 360)
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Far Cry 2 (Xbox 360)
Exploring 20 square miles of African savannah and jungle is never an easy task. But when you’re up against an army of highly trained mercenaries, the danger becomes unimaginable. Welcome to the world of Far Cry 2.
|Far Cry 2 has some of the best explosions in the business|
|Vehicles are great for cover as well as transport|
|It’s best to keep some of the game’s factions on your side|
|The environmental graphics are both stunning and highly varied|
It’s been over four years since the release of the first Far Cry, and Far Cry 2 has almost nothing in common with it beyond being a first-person shooter with excellent graphics and advanced artificial intelligence. It’s by a different developer, and you now play one of eight different mercenary characters out to catch an arms dealer nicknamed “The Jackal.”
The sci-fi enemies have also been jettisoned in favour of a much more realistic game where survival skills are just as important as a good aim. The rules of engagement--either by stealth or all guns blazing--are entirely up to you.Key Features
- Virtual safari: The game features 20 square miles of terrain for you to travel, filled with realistic fauna and flora and fully destructible trees and buildings.
- Fiery realism: With an all-new graphics engine created just for the game, fire moves and propagates exactly as in real-life, with vegetation breaking and snapping realistically.
- The coming storm: A dynamic weather system changes to reflect your mood, with the sky turning dark and stormy during bad times.
- Jungle survival: Highly realistic weapons degrade with use, bullets need to be dug out of your body, and vehicles break down if pushed beyond their limits.
- Buying friends: Meet and co-operate with fellow mercenaries as you pit different factions against one another in a war-torn African state.
Ubisoft’s huge development studio in Canada has created many of the French publisher’s biggest hits, including the Splinter Cell,/i> series, the modern Prince of Persia games, Rainbow Six: Vegas, Assassin’s Creed, Naruto: Rise of a Ninja and the Far Cry sequels and spin-offs.
Top customer reviews
To me the graphics seem excellent and the IA is, by a modern day standard, superb, the enermy movements don't seem as scripted as in other games. The sound and music is brilliant also. As for the map editor, well its fantastic and should add a lot of shelf life to an already superb game. However after spending maybe 10 hours designing my map i couldn't get anyone to play on it, I suppose there are more maps put there than people who want to play on then, or most players are choosing the highest rated or pre-desined maps to play on. Frustrating, but hardly the games fault i suppose.
Overall a intelligent and addictive shooter that does require some time and patience but rewards you greatly in return.
At first, I hated this game! I wasn't too keen on the aiming, and it seemed like the bad guys always knew where you were and that they were invisible. I sacked it off for a while and then came back to it a few months later and got really into it.
To enjoy this game, you really need to approach each combat situation with a strategy. It's not the kind of game where you just wade in lobbing grenades and blasting everyone in site - it requires a bit of finesse.
If you're prepared to be patient and clever, then you'll be rewarded with an awesome immersive action shooter that will last you many hours. Far Cry 2 is not for ADHD afflicted casual gamers.
There are some flaws:
1. Enemies respawn in the same places whenever you back track through an area that you previously encountered. This can get a bit annoying when you have a few journeys to make.
2. Everyone wants to kill you! There are no neutrals or civilians in this game. Everywhere you go you'll be shot at.
3. The wildlife in the game are very fragile. A zebra walked into my parked car and just keeled over! Strange, but quite amusing in all fairness.
4. The glider is useless. Don't bother trying to use it. Enemies spot you a mile off and a few shots bring it down. Totally wasted concept.
But the benefits are plenty:
1. Graphically impressive - the African plains, deserts, and jungles are all very convincing. The weather and day/night usage is very cool and can be used to your advantage in combat.
2. The variety of weapons is impressive. You can really tailor your arsenal to suit your combat style. Each weapon is upgradable too.
3. Longevity - this game is huge and will keep you busy for many hours. The vastness of the environment means that there are many hidden things to find and unusual spots in the environment that come in handy when you're planning an ambush.
4. Buddy system - this can be very useful, but also a bit annoying at times. If you get too badly injured in a firefight, your buddy will show up and rescue you and help out a bit in combat. This is really useful if you're doing really well on a mission and offers you a second chance to complete it. The downside is that some of your buddy missions can end in their death, and it's sometimes too much hassle completing them only to result in having to put your buddy out of his or her misery...but I guess that's war for you.
5. Fire effects - the way fire spreads and consumes in this game is awesome! If you're clever, you can turn an enemy outpost into a raging inferno in seconds and get the enemies believing that they're under attack by a whole army. Very cool!
6. First aid scenes - I thought these were wicked! Some people hate them, but I found they added to the realism of the game. When your health is critically low, you have to find somewhere safe to perform a short first aid treatment. This can be anything from removing shrapnel from your arm, or putting out a flaming limb. A nice feature IMO.
Overall, you'll either love this game or hate it - there's not much middle ground. I can see the reasons why some people gave this game negative reviews, but I think that this game is definitely worth working with to get a whole lot of enjoyment out of. If you can rent or borrow this game first, give it a try - you might just be impressed.