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Submitted by Naate 590d ago | opinion piece

How Does Far Cry 3 Stack Up to Far Cry 2?

Far Cry 2 and Far Cry 3 both easily have a spot in my top 20 shooters of all time. That being said, there are some major differences between the two titles. I know fan boys have a tendency to whine at the slightest change, so to break the mold I will confess that I think a lot of the changes made are for the better, but I will definitely miss some things too.

First off the largest change has to be concerning ammunition. In Far Cry 2 when you unlocked a weapon it was available in any quantity from any safe house around the map with a full complement of mags... (Far Cry 2, Far Cry 3, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

ATi_Elite  +   590d ago
Dunno but FarCry is a CLASSIC!!!
sonicsidewinder  +   590d ago
It's funny, cus i've been having this strange urge to play Far Cry 2 again.

When I think about it, I did have a lot of fun playing it.

It was LONG and therfor good value for money - But boringly so. Ended up needing to play in short bursts.

It had LOADS'a guns.

I dont know. There was a lot of good about it. The immerison level was brilliant. One thing I don't like the look of in FC3 is the UI. It looks a bit baby-mode.

FC2 Multiplayer was a bit naff. FC3 multiplayer looks a bit naff as well.

When I re-watch the trailers leading up to release I get the urge to play again. When Ubisoft were into using Massive Attack music for their trailers lol.

But yeah, FC1 was the shit. Hell, Instincts and Evolution were fun games imo.
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Irishguy95  +   590d ago
Hmm, I think Far cry 3 took everything bad out of Far cry 2, and just a few good things.

Far Cry 2 was had insanely bad design when it came to such simple things. Truly a flawed masterpiece.

Far cry 3 is fun but very easy, there's alot of ****ing around in it, but there is no unique stuff, I wonder how many times i'll be repeating things before I can't be bothered any more. The gameplay is just very very fun which is what keeps repeating stuff from getting boring.(so far)

I'll also pick up FC2 again just to see, but I know i'll get bored of it again with the re spawning enemies and simple annoyances like every gun being the worst quality in the world.
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ginsunuva  +   590d ago
Long =/= value

What is wrong with people's mentality these days.
Cam977  +   590d ago
It depends, FC2 ended horribly - an open world wasted.
kma2k  +   590d ago
im gonna start FC3 tonight, can anyone tell me does/is FC3 have as much long ass drives to do anything? I loved almost everything about FC2 except for 20 minute drives to get to places.
opoikl  +   590d ago
I can't really remember ever having to drive longer than a minute or 2 in FC3, but that's primarily because the environment is just too frigging beautiful and inviting to speed through at 40mph. Hiking is the way to go, discovering hidden caves and shrines, stalking tigers and enjoying that tropical holiday feel while temperatures drop below zero outside.

Far Cry 3 to me really is the culmination of this gen. It's almost like the devs took a long and hard look at everything that worked the last few years and put it all into one insanely balanced, well-paced, incredibly awesome and above all fun game.
Whereas ACIII made me experience gaming fatigue for the first time in years, Far Cry 3 sparked my love-interest with gaming once more.
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Autodidactdystopia  +   589d ago
I... agree... with....you...

Well said I feel the exact same way, verbatim.
RonRico  +   590d ago
There's fast-travel in FC3 for getting back to safe houses/towns. Makes it much easier to get around IMO. But there's still some driving to do. Not too much though.
BlackPrince 42  +   590d ago
Far Cry 3 is more fun than Far Cry 2

But Far Cry 2 was more ambitious and tightly constructed.

3 trades immersion and long drive times for arsing around on hunting and racing quests.

Honestly outside of the open world and the name they have very little in common.

Far Cry 3 is more conventionally good, while Far Cry 2 is more of a flawed masterpiece, but a masterpiece nonetheless.
MastaPiff  +   590d ago
I pre ordered Farcry 2 & traded it in a week later. I love open fps's but that was the problem, driving through cool looking bushes with no animals in them for 20 min. to get to some little shantytown that I'm killing badguys at for I don't know why. I had never been so disappointed with such a beautiful looking game.

That said I really wanna give Farcry 3 a chance. Can anyone tell me if they kinda felt the same with Farcry 2 & if Farcry 3 fixes the above listed gripes I had with Farcry 2??? If you can I might have to go grab Farcry 3. I keep getting excited with Farcry 3 info but I'm super cautious now. I feel I was burnt once by this franchise already, but I don't know if I should turn my back to it... HELP ME!?!?! Agh!
finbars75  +   590d ago
Fracry3 offers alot more then Fracry2 did.Yes driving around for 20 minutes was so tedious.farcry3 offers you the option to fast travel after capturing points and towers or you can drive around and explore the island the way it was meant to.Beautiful is the best way to describe how this game looks.AI is fantastic and god dam the wild life can scare the crap out of you at times.Just imagine scoping out a village you need to take out by marking your enemies with your trusty camera and then BAM a dam tiger or komodo dragon grabs a hold of you.Farcry gives you a realistic feel for the island and its eviroments.The game is GOTY by far and cant see any other game that offers the diverse settings that it gives you.You wont be dissapointed.
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opoikl  +   590d ago
I experienced exactly the same thing the first time I played Far Cry 2. The game looked and played stellar, but it quickly became a matter of having to force myself to keep on pushing through. I mean, the mechanics were fine and the environment well-realized, but the ratio action-traversal was really badly done IMO.

Far Cry 3 on the other hand completely does away with this issue. Just like in ACIII, you can visit radio towers (viewpoints), climb them and unlock parts of the map, which in its turn reveals the location of enemy camps. For every cleared pirate camp, you get a fast travel point. There are like 34 fast travel locations IIRC so there's more than enough of those (if I would have to guess, I'd say there's usually one once every half mile-mile). Towards the end of the game I actually found myself neglecting the option to fast travel just because it's that much more rewarding to walk through the scenery for a few minutes instead of having to watch a short load screen.

If the amount of driving is your only concern, I am glad to say that you can stop worrying and get yourself excited for one of the best gaming experiences ever. Enjoy it, man!
Fil101  +   589d ago
I had exactly the same issues with farcry 2 if not more, the colour palet was bland and pretty much brown every where and the biggest anhoyance was when i'd clear a check point travel 10 yards down the road to turn round and have the enemy respawn strait away it seemed like most of the game clearing checkpoints, farcry 3 is miles btr in every way but the online side does need a patch though.
josephayal  +   590d ago
IMO Far Cry 2 is better and bigger than FC3

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