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...

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ATi_Elite1956d ago

Dunno but FarCry is a CLASSIC!!!

sonicsidewinder1956d ago (Edited 1956d 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.

Irishguy951956d ago (Edited 1956d 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.

ginsunuva1956d ago

Long =/= value

What is wrong with people's mentality these days.

Cam9771956d ago

It depends, FC2 ended horribly - an open world wasted.

kma2k1956d 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.

opoikl1956d ago (Edited 1956d 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.

Autodidactdystopia1955d ago

I... agree...

Well said I feel the exact same way, verbatim.

RonRico1956d 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 421956d 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.

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