I have got the game but I havent yet started playing becuase I have Bioshock to beat but with that said I'm kinda bored of that game. I'm wondering if FC 2 is really that good or should I just take it back becuase somthing is telling me that it's all just a bunch of hype.
Farcry 2 is good, yes. Why don't you check some of the videos on youtube. It shows you more than just text. As for Bioshock I thought that game was great. I was so addicted I completed it that same day. I loved the water effects, guns and overal feel of the game. It was cool living underwater :)
Far Cry 2 is ok, it gets boring fast, and it is very much a console game. Still kind of fun though, fire is amazing, but game play is bland and repetitive. Unfortunately for Far Cry 2, Fallout 3 came out right after and I have not touched Far Cry 2 since then. If you are looking for a game with re playability, you may want to return Far Cry 2 and grab Fallout 3 (if you have any interest in RPGs of course, as Fallout 3 is definitely not an FPS game). Here's two of my videos for Far Cry 2 if you want to see it first. One is just me playing with fire, the other is a convoy attack.
Far cry 2 is definitely not hype. It's a brilliantly fun game if you're willing to overlook some of the minor flaws. That's the problem with most people when they talk about FC2, they go around looking for the games down-points.
So play the game, optimistically and you'll definitely enjoy it.
I say despite the less than expected depth of story and missions, it's still definitely worth playing, esp if you lean more toward shooters than RPG games and love great environments and effects (fire is brilliant as mentioned). It's very enveloping as far as the driving, weather, sounds, etc, and the gunplay is good enough to be interesting. You can even keep it from being repetitive to a degree by how you travel the maps and at what time of day/night and your weapon loadout you choose. It's pretty long in hours of gameplay compared to most shooters too. If FC 2 gets sp modding support and a few bug fixes it will be a good game to play for some time.
Just to give another opinion on comparisons, I like this game much better than Fallout 3 and may uninstall F3 soon even though I've not gotten very far into it. Granted I'm not big on games that lean so much toward RPG that you spend most of your time laboriously skill building on missions that seem insignificant to some, but it's combat mechanics are atrocious too IMO, and many have echoed this feeling. Even devout Fallout fans have remarked on how F3 has failed to entertain as much as the previous two, and considering they were a much less immersive RTS-like above view format, that's not saying much for F3.
Yeah I've watched the video's on youube it looks fun for now. But I fear that it may get really repeative and I'd get bored of it the same way I did with Bioshock when I got stuck at this one part that I'm over now. FC 2 is open ended I think/hope I won't have that problem.
Well don't count on not getting stuck anywhere. There have been many cases of doors not opening, which may or may not be game ending if it happens on the only mission shown left on the map.
I had it happen on one free a hostage mission the first time I played through. Fortunately I could reload a save prior to that mission and take a different mission. This play thorough I'm nearly half way done and that bug didn't happen on that mission this time, nor anywhere else so far, knock on wood.
Yeah I've play this on my laptop it looks fun for now.. Awesome Game Ever!! Good Going.. :) Thanks For Sharing It..