CC: A sequel to the critically acclaimed Far Cry 2 was confirmed last year with Ubisoft saying the game was "still at the preliminary stages." of development. Since then we haven't heard a lot from Ubi regarding the game, until now.
Let's hope it lives up to the Far Cry name :)
Lets hope this one actually works properly :D
Let's hope that it's actually FUN and SATISFYING to play.
Yeah Farcry 2 'looked pretty exciting' too. In the end, the game was only chaos.
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Critical acclaim? Really? You mean the fanboy reviewers reviewing the game's graphics but never really taking the time to realise the game's almost infinite number of flaws?!
this series id dead please stop hyping garbage. look at haze for ps3: hype, hype, hype= fail halo series: hype, hype, hype= garbage mw2: hype hype hype= bullfeces
I think Ubisoft should have stuck with the PC with Farcry 2. BOTH console versions were a "farcry" from the quality of the PC version. AI and graphics both took a hit. Unless games are made specifically for consoles these days(or even better exclusive) I think we're going to see more and more disparity in console vs PC graphics. I hope it turns out great regardless.
I hated Far Cry 2, sum of it was awesome like when u throw a grenade http://www.youtube.com/watc... or when u get shot but as 4 the rest WOT WOZ I THINKIN BUYIN IT MAN, i must of been smokin crack at the time But then again Assassins Creed 2 was a BIG improvement over the 1st so as long as the devs learn b there mistakes Far Cry 3 could b fab But im not holdin my breath
I'm still working through it and doing every mission along the way. I don't love the gameplay and often play in in 3-4 hr sessions. Looks beautiful but those respawning checkpoints drive me insane. I have no problem with the concept but there should not be replacements 2 minutes after you kill them all. The map editor was amazing and I'd like to see other developers adopt similar editors into their console games. There are some really good maps that were done by players.
Not so sure Far Cry 2 was so critically acclaimed. It wasn't a Far Cry, so to speak. It was just a sorta awkward sandbox... with malaria.
I just hope they add more things to do that are dynamic. Maybe a mechanic where you have to hunt and kill animal for food. It could be part fps and part hunting sim. Now that I think of it that is a great hook for this one. Oh and please fix the rendering issue with non wide screen. Farcry 2 felt way too claustrophobic.
i enjoyed fc2, even got the plat but some of the missions were far too repetitive. i hope they take the ac2 approach and add some more variety. if they do that then fc3 will be a stellar gameplay experience.
played it on PC and totally not impressed and totally gave up early on it! and LOL @Hellsvacancy
Ubi Montreal know how to follow up a promising concept, case and point Assassin's Creed II.
In-fact, i would prefer to see I AM ALIVE before FC3
Saw this in OPM. Far Cty 2 was dreadful, hope FC3 improves.
How did it get good reviews? It literally made me tired every time I played it. After a good hour playing it I needed about a 4 hour nap. Edit: @ S4NDM4N Farcry 2 was boring no matter what you did. The missions were repetitive, the game play was terrible. The game didn't even have physics for crying out loud! I put about 5 hours total into the game. I just couldn't go on any further. The game was awful. Plus that awful map set up they had. I always crashed my car every time I had to look at the map! Why didn't they just pause it while you looked at the map?
I have a question. How many people here played Far Cry 2 the way it was meant to be played? See, the thing with Far Cry 2 is that the game is unscripted. Meaning you have to plan out your attacks, play however you want to play, and experiment around. It isn't like COD4 where they shove the campaign down your throat and force you to play however IW wants you to play it. You can do a mission however you want in Far Cry 2, and I feel like everyone missed this idea because open world games like GTA have linear and scripted missions. Far Cry 2 is unscripted and open world. It has some problems here and there, but the gmaeplay, if played properly, was great. However, most people just trudged through it, played it like any other FPS game, and expected the game to make exciting moments rather than the player making all the moments.
oh ya and the console versions were terrible. Sure the graphics were done well, and the controls weren't terrible, but I bought the game for my PS3 and PC, and they feel completely different. The aiming and gunplay in general is terrible on the PS3. Especially the gunplay. The guns aren't satisfying at all for some reason. Also no quicksave on the consoles = failed. The only reason reviewers said it was a good port was because the graphics were still there
i thought FC2 was a great game even on the console, like gta just in first person.
I hardly consider a game "open world" when it's just trees and 3 guys at checkpoints repeated over and over. The missions were fun enough, but getting between places was a fudging CHORE. The way the guns degraded was also a lot more annoying than anything else. If it happened 1/10 as many times it might have actually worked. Also the story was idiotic. I'm still not 100% sure what was going on, and the ending was totally unbelievable. The "twist" before the ending was even dumber. They might as well have just had a line at the beggining of the game that said "Sorry, writing a story is hard and we don't feel up to it. Just run around and shoot these strategically placed black people instead." God I hate that game.
@S4NDM4N: When the enemies can see you through dense brush long before you can see them... it's kinda hard to play it "as intended". The way I tried playing it was with cheats. Much more enjoyable... but no less tedious.
i played the way it was supposed to be played :) do what ever the f*ck you want to complete a mission. some parts were just a waste of time, ei the briefcase hunting and the online was kinda boring, probably take a whole year just to get all those online trophies/achievements
Farcry 2 is one of the.. if not the worst game I have for my ps3. It's so pointelss and boring. I was expecting more of the game after all the hype.
Far Cry 2 was certainly a little rough around the edges, with some refinement and some more attention to detail, mainly regarding the gameplay, Far Cry 3 could be fantastic. For an open world multiplat you cant deny it looked amazing, it just lacked some fun factor. To much driving around for my tastes only to repeat missions which felt very similar.
I picked up FC2 a while back for cheap, played through about 30 min and got bored. A few months later I picked it up and decided to restart it. I ended up really loving this game. It does so many things really well. The only complaint I can think of is that it would have been better if the checkpoints were cleared permenantly or something. I'm definitly looking forrward to a 3rd game.
If the checkpoints were cleared permanently there would be even less to do...even less to break up the monotony that is traveling in that game.
Here's the FarCry 2 hype - 1. 50 sq.km of completely open-world. (Umm...Not if you have to follow a pre-defined dirt road between two mountain walls most of the time.) 2. Great enemy AI. (What? Where? Never saw any, other than mindless CS 1.6 wannabe bots.) 3. More than 50 hours of gameplay. (When you have miraculously respawning enemy outposts that you destroyed only a few minutes ago, who wants to play more than a couple of hours?) Here's to hoping FarCary 3 would be nothing like FC2. Cheers.
Yeah I was disappointed. The game was nice to look at, ooh look at the fire and all that. But the gameplay was frustrating to say the least. Having to travel over the map just to get to start a mission, and having to kill the the checkpoint guys (again), or have them charge right into you as you drive through (again). It just wasn't anything like I was expecting. And why it was called Far Cry 2 is a bit of a mystery to me as it is nothing like the first game really. I'm hoping they sort out all the flaws in the next one.
A few things killed this game for me. 1. The re-spawning soldiers, no satisfaction whatsoever in wiping out a whole camp. 2. Not enough variation in mission types. 3. Lack of good side-quests(/missions). 4. The travelling, which ties into the respawning soldiers because driving through that same point and having to kill those guards for the 50th f***ing time got on my nerves. 5 A wasted story, so much could have been done with those characters and a mute main-character, really we're not in the 90's anymore!
Ick no thank you. FC2 pissed me off so badly. Like diffusion said spawning posts, what an annoyance. The game was pointless and stupid, drive drive drive drive drive drive drive some more, die, drive drive drive drive...felt like a damn driving simulator. I had fun with it for awhile but that was while it was new and funny to light everything on fire.
I read in an interview that the constant enemy spawning was a bug that showed up a little while before the release of the game, and because they had a deadline, they didn't have time to fix it.
"Horrible" "One of the worst games" ? I personally enjoyed the hell out of that game so yes I'm a little bias. But saying that the game is one of the worst games, or just a terrible game, is idiocy. At least respect what the game accomplished. You want to be pissed off and condemn this game so we get more Wii-like, mainstream games?
I'm not sure how more "Wii-like mainstream games" is worse than more "Generic, soulless FPS".
It wasn't exactly soulless... it just stole the soul from a much better game: Far Cry.
far cry 2 = great eyecandy but boring as hell gameplay. basically i just found it really really boring + the ai didn't help at all. it's impossible to play the game anything other than rambo style. hiding in a bush several miles away from the enemy while u plan you stealthy attack only ever ended in the enemy spotting you straight away. i dunno. perhaps after getting the graphics and setting sorted in fc2 they can get the gameplay sorted with fc3.
FC2 has nothing to do with it, but it was also awsum, however this new one better have better scripting and not be so open world =/ it got very repetitive.
...but it still fell far short of what it could have been. Ubi, if you see this, then just do not put any respawning enemies or any lame ass malaria gimmick and I'll probably look into picking it up.
Wow, i cant believe how many FC haters there are. I thought it was great and i think like someone else said that it is meant to be played different that your typical same boring COD fps game! To me, i enjoyed FC2 way more than new modern warfare. That campaign lasted like 5 hrs. It was a joke and a complete waste of money! FC2 is way more bang for your buck. The game and world is huge and if you didnt enjoy it then you just werent good at it. Simple as that!
See, what we have here is a difference of opinion, you enjoyed it and others didn't. I've played lots of different fps games that are a world away from COD, including Stalker which is a far harder game than FC2. I didn't like FC2 because I didn't like it, for many reasons. Difficulty didn't come into it. I, and others, didn't enjoy it as much as you did. You and many others love it, cool, I'm glad you did. But your opinion that others didn't like it because it was too difficult for them is just wrong.
Not good at it? I finished the game within 15 hours on the hardest difficulty and I'm sure many others did it in less time. And what exactly do you mean by "typical boring" COD4? I had way more fun with COD4's short campaign than FC2's painfully stretched, repetitive storyline. Wanna compare their multiplayers modes? "The game and world is huge..." Ans: See post no. 8.
I never finished FC2 but was enjoying it. I'll eventually finish it up, but my only problem with the game was that the enemies respawned way way to quick imho.
I thought Far Cry 2 was a good game really.I played and finished it. Like someone said, It is a little rough round the edges. I also played Far Cry 1. Would be interested in FC3 if it was made. I'm sure the developers would sort out some of the niggles that were in the last game, and make it better.
FC 1 was waesome == played it to death and still with the new mods (delta sector FTW!) FC 2 sandbox shotter == finished and throw it away
Open world games are good in theory, but most of the time nothing drives them. Farcry 2 was decent enough graphically, but i couldn't careless about the factions. Didn't care who i killed or why i was doing it. Get rid of it, very quickly. They need more of a hook with this one.
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