XboxOz360Gamer's Jim McIntyre reviews Far Cry 2 "the new benchmark for first person shooters."
Gears 2 will kick its ass, although I guess strictly speaking not a first person shooter. But really enjoying this game.
FC2 looks amazing awesome - better than Gears of Fail? Hell no...
Having seen both Gears 2 and Far Cry 2 on the same day and in HD, Far Cry 2 leave Gears 2 for dead in the detail and the finesse of the game's construction. Sure, they are really two different sub-genre's of shooters, but when you look at the characters, environments and details, This leaves Gears in its dust - no pun intended. FOr those naysayers that were stating something like this could not run on the 360, here's proof that it can, and after talking with Clink Hocking, creative director of Far Cry 2, you can see that there's still heaps of room for improvement and they can do even more with the next iteration without more memory of even HDD. It makes developers more creative in how they approach a game, so they can extract the most from the least. As more often than not, MORE is not always best. It can make you lazy. The Map editor is probably the best I've seen. On Tuesday night I sat for hours with Ubisoft guys creating maps and then dropping down into them, Every blade of grass was dynamic, wind, fire, rain, all interacted according to what you dictated in the editor, with it changing in real time once you had finished. Absolutely brilliant is an understatement. This will be in my 360 for months - I can see it now. Just check the Crazy Map Editor out at thebottom of the review . . great music background to it as well.
Agree with graphic and dynamic surrounding. It's the best I have seen in game too. But Game itself is not very immersive 'compare to gears. And I am fan of realistic type shooter. But Gears is still better than FC2 as a whole game. I don't regret for buying this game though. I am sure, I will be putting at least 300 hrs on this game.
After speaking at length with Clint and LP and discussingthe HUGE viral marketing campaign (look for War Unlimited http://www.reubenblog.typep... and you'll see th e huge storyline built into this. the moral delemas of euthenasia with your buddies. which you lose PERMANENTLY if you do have to kill them, or they are killed in the game. The whole thing is based around what could be real events happening right now. Not cutting up some underground hordes of locusts etc. Great game (Gears 2), as we spoke for a time with Cliff last week, and you can definitely see the two are distinctly different games, and the ppl that play them are also different. You could see and feel it at the two separate events. Every action you do has a reaction within the game from start to finish. While most players of Gears 2 are simply interested in the MP side of things and cutting ppl in half etc. Which is great, but again, two different games. Unless you've actually seen finished code of Gears 2, it's hard to say one is better than the other, but Some of us have, and been up-close-and-personal with them both.
Try out the Editor Also take a look at my level. I'm playing on the PC Version and Yes its beautiful!!!
Are u saying it won't be better or will?
Ill be playing this once i beat fable 2 and dead space :)
This one's on the backburner for me (fire and all)... Fable 2, Dead Space, Gears and Fallout have my attention. As for FPS I'm keener on Left4Dead! ;)
This one is much better a game than Fable 2. Not that they are similar games or anything, but yeah.
Better? In what way exactly? PS: My votes for Fable 2. :P
Wow...I've only seen a bit of Fable 2 so far but that's a big call.
This game is nowhere near 9.8 Game is good. Voice acting is mess. Mission could be repetitive. But its still fun to play. set fire, blast stuff and just cruise through savanna. I put 8 hrs on this game today. Its more like 8.5 for me. Tomorrow, I will be playing Fable II. I am sure its good game. I will find it out what's this all fuss about glitch and co-op problem.
To each their own I guess. I tend to agree with the author, but Im only like 20% thru at the moment. Havent had any problems with the voice acting tho. What did you think was messy about it?
I am just used to uncharted, MGS4. Far cry 2 has voice acting like gta III. Straight to the point. No facial expression and It seems like they are reading instead of talking. Gameplay is good though. NO loading screen except when you start and its not even that long.
I think the game is great, but the voice acting is really quite horrific. Some of the worst I've heard in a recent videogame. The voice actors were going through the motions on this project.
"NO loading screen" There is if you fast travel through bus.
Not picking on you mate, but since you brought this up, I think it would be good to explain some things about the game/s like this one. While spending almost an hour and ten minutes with both Clint Hocking and LP (Producer and creative director of FC2) last week, and drilling them relentlessly on the game (and personal stuff of course)I can see where some areas have had to be reduced to make others work. One of my BIG Q?'s was, can we play against the AI in the Maps we create. And why are the Characters less facially animated than other games. One huge reason stood out. In order for them to have the dynamic fire (which can either work for you, or against you, watch out for backfiring RPG's, they can start fires behind you, and if the wind is heading in your direction, you'll have a blazing inferno at you back in no time) But in order to have that, the huge map editor, the full day-night cycle, dynamic weather, destructible environment etc etc, Some sections had to be sacrificed. Many gamers want the above mentioned things over visual animation with faces with a FPS, if it was a RPG or Adventure, then sure, you'd almost require them to feel immersed. But in this game, and games like it, you have to make a choice somewhere in the development cycle. Both Clint and LP said they'd LOVE to have full character expressions and even things they wanted to include, but for this build, it simply wasn't possible, same went for the AI in the SP using the Map Editor, so it's really only for MP, and exploring your creative artwork (Maps). LP said that if he wanted to put fully interactive Bots in the Maps, they would need twice the amount of memory, as every foot of the African area they copied would need additional processing to deal with YOUR actions and possibilities. Something consoles right now simply can not deliver. SO as gamers, we do have to understand, there ARE limits as to what can be done "right now" . .which doesn't mean it won't be done in a following iteration, But when you look at say Crysis and then look at Far Cry - on a console, there's a lot of game right there in front of you, so a few animated faces are the least of our worries when we are being given such a vast (50 square playable miles) environment that is completely open. There's even "randoms" (Random AI that simply will find you as you explore and then attack, surround and even flank you without you even knowing it . . Now which would you want, some facial expressions and the like, or an AI that was fully interactive and made choices on what you were doing . . . I know which one I'd want.
Im not really a fan of the save system tho.
Yeah I've heard the save system is not so good. Looking forward to trying this one out soon hopefully. Too much from now until Christmas!!
save system is kinda tricky but it works pretty well. Complete the mission and it will ask you to save then you can kill rest of the mercenaries and don't have to worry about dying.
Frustrating when u drive all the way somewhere, and then die and dont have a buddy ready to save u.
That's where you have to use your head, plan ahead and work with your Buddies . . Make sure they are safe, and they will look after you and come from nowhere if you get into strife . . . . Lose a buddy in-game, and you've lost them for good in that game, not just that level, or save, or whatever, they are gone for good . . .
This has to be one of the best games i have played in a long time been waiting for this for awhile... Apart from Dead Space which is another excellent title FC2 stands out and shines! Multi is awesome as it allows for people to act as dedicated servers thus resulting in minimal lag what so ever!
i got mine 2 days before release. i finished it already. its a very beautiful game, the jungles are breath taking and ull really feel as if ur in africa, and u have lots of choices of playing the mission
How long was your gameplay time ?
id say about 15 hours. but i skipped alot side missions.
There so many great titles this year. Its insane I hope I have time to play them all. Fable 2 Gears 2 Far Cry 2 Saint Row 2 The Last remnant WOW 9.8 is better than I expected.
left 4 dead. easily the best game coming out.
I see lots of people talking about how great graphics are... my question is to those that actually played both games... which games have better graphics... this game or Uncharted?
Do you mean Uncharted?
@Bladestar I have not played Far Cry 2 yet, but I'm pretty certain that Uncharted Drakes Fortune has better graphics than Far Cry 2. I have yet to buy a 3rd party multiplatform game that looks better graphically than the PS3 exclusives I own. Uncharted Drakes Fortune is on the graphical detail level of MGS4 and GT5P if you are trying to find a comparison, but MGS4 looks slightly better than Uncharted. In IGN's review they gave the Graphics for FarCry 2 for the PS3 a 8.0/10 and IGN gave the graphics for Uncharted Drakes Fortune in their review of Uncharted a 9.0/10.... so Uncharted's graphics must be better based on reviews from IGN.
I havn't played FC2 yet but I saw someone playing it on a PS3 today and the graphics are really good but not as good as Uncharted (especially the water looks much better in Uncharted).
so if your basing you opinion off of reviews from IGN then, IGN - GRAPHICS COD4 10 Gears of War 10 Bioshock 9.5 all the above game MUST all look better than Uncharted? right? I'm so sick of sonykids that live in denial about Uncharted's graphics. It did not win ANY awards for best graphics in 2007, those awards went to COD4 and BIOshock!!!
MGS4 or GT5P are not slightly better than Uncharted. Its way more better than Uncharted. Uncharted had too much pop-ins(probably due to almost no HD installation), The face of the character's detail are no match on MGS4's. Yes the details on the water are awesome. Uncharted's graphics is one of the best that the PS3 has, but MGS4 and GT5P are way more better than Uncharted.
So anyone brave enough to call GAME of the YEAR? Too many, I know!
Nah it's hardly game of the year. I'm still playing this one and so far it's getting sort of repetitive. Tired of "okay, this guy here go kill him." which is halfway across the map. Then you go can do that or you have a optional alternate mission. Which is the other half of the map. So you meet the girl there, then she tells you to go somewhere else which is another half of the map. Rinse and repeat. The annoying part is when you're driving on your way to the mission, just for enemies to come out of nowhere and shoot you. The same thing over and over and over.
Well you (gamers) ask for more interactive AI, they (Developers) give it to you, AI that thinks for its self, and you complain it's not fair or annoys you because they - well - ambushh you . .Hello . .It's a "dynamic" ebnvironment which works on your interaction with it. What would you prefer, a game you kill some guys in one spot, go to another without any hassles at all, by some magic carpet (it is 5o squ miles after all, which is a fn lot of area to cover either by car or on foot) or have a game that you can interact with, and one that will interact with you back. Come on, we (gamers) ask for advancement in AI and game play, they dwork at giving us a realistic experience, and then we (gamers) complain. Heck, I'd hate to be a producer or director/programmer of a game these days, as it simply doesn't matter what you do, you'll get it wrong every time. Start looking at what you DO get, instead of what you don't get . . you might find much more than you bargained for.
I admire your posts here and have to say that while I was still on the fence about the game due to finances, I am going to definitely p ut this one in my que at GameFly. I do have to say that while I take what you say and objectively put it through a thought process, many here are very fickle gamers and will somply pick a game apart for what it is not. It's sad to see too, since there are so many games that do so much right and it boggles the mind to see so many players focusing on the negative and not the many cool things instead.
Best on ps3 as usual
and i have to say, i knew i would be impressed but wow. its so damn good. best fps sense cod4, personally i think its better. the open world environment, and healing make it feel like your really in africa. i have to say though the map editor is the best on any console ever period. this game totally outshines fable 2. i bought both, but will probably wait until im done with far cry to complete fable. hopefully by then it wont be as buggy.
There are 48 separate healing cut-scenes, all of which had to pass the ratings boards in every country. How many other games offer you a screen that show you actually fixing yourself, rather than simply taking cover and self healing, or hitting X to heal with an invisible health pack. I watch once when in MP, one guy had 3 others attacking him, his gun jammed, and got shot, not killed, he had to dig a bullet out of his leg while still trying NOT to get killed, then give himself some malaria tabs, as he was getting dizzy fro the heat, and a fire had been started and was approaching from behind him, and in front of him were the other 3 guys . . Now if that is not fully interactive and adrenaline rising, I don't know what is, and if that doesn't rock your socks, then you're an especially hard person to please. (a generalization, not aimed at you mate). You want realistic, or futuristic nonsense where you can get shot by a rpg and still live . . . . .
damn that map editor is nuts....this is going to be the youtube of gaming
Don't make yourself out to be fool. We all know that LBP is. Sorry, you fail.
Playing it on the PC right now and compared to the 360 version I jacked from a friend on vacation...I'm glad I bought on the PC. This game looks like crap on the console. Not even close, way too many low res textures all over the place. If Bioshock on the 360 is relatively comparable to Bioshock on the PC then why can't Farcry 2 be the same? Now I see why they didn't port Crysis on to PS3. 'Cause if they can't close the gap on the PC version with Farcry 2 then they sure as hell can't do it with Crysis.
^ It's on the developer's hands if they can make the PC version almost similar to the console version. Yes Crysis on max settings is definitely the best in graphics on all games ever created, but MGS4 is close at reaching Crysis. Major difference is the resolution. 1980x1080 vs 2560x1600(depends on the monitor ofcourse) ? Crytek's main focus is the PC, that's why they must have been having a hard time porting their games on the consoles. And it would be the same for Kojima Productions, that's why those devs don't work on other gaming platform, atleast on their best work. The PS3 can handle a 80/100 of the graphics of Crysis, it's just in the hands of Crytek if they can pull it off. MGS4 is still holding the best in graphics crown on the consoles, Killzone 2 looks like the one who will take it, but we can't say until it's released right ?
360 has the best version, as usual! no surprise, there!
Superior version on PS3, dont believe Ondore's lies.
Superior version on the PC, don't believe robotnik lies.
If your not stupid you will see that Far Cry is just simply amazing. Apart from the shear perfect gameplay LBP will offer this year. Far Cry should be on the top games list. But seriously, fu*koff with the gears is better then this and this sh*t. Because its terrible, tears of war people. Tears of war!
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