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#1 9 years ago

Well, i've had Farcry 2 for about a week now so i think it's about time i wrote a review for it to those who haven't made a choice to get it yet. Story: 8 The story is actually quite good, your a sent to Africa to kill an Arms dealer named "The Jackal" and the reason your sent to kill him is for dealing weapons to both factions who are at war. But while your their you catch malaria, so while your trying to kill the Jackal your also trying to keep yourself alive, before you die of malaria. If this isn't a good plot then i don't know what is, it's interesting, intense, and kind of mysterious, as your trying to figure out just who this Jackal is. Graphics: 10 Well, lets just say the African plains and Thick Jungles never looked so good and is a close competitor with Crysis by a hair. It's got dynamic weather, fully Dynamic AI, propogated fire which burns realisticly, HDR, a very large (although slightly fogged) view distance, and some sites that just make you want to take your eye off the road for a few seconds while driving by, only to ram straight into a tree or off the edge of a large cliff ( Happened to me twice XD ). The best part about it's graphics isn't how good it looks though, but how well it runs while pumping out these insane visuals, if you've got a 2/3 year old computer, you can run this game on mostly medium with a few highs in their at a high resolution with v-sync no problem while maintaining a steady 40-45 FPS. Gameplay: 9.5 What about gameplay? It's probably the most adrenaline packed gameplay i've played since Call of Duty 2, with grenades and other various explosives starting fires and blowing the hell out of small huts, Ai in cars trying to charge you with their jeeps only to miss and then proceed to get out and kill you, the AI making tactical manuevres to try and hide from you and still shoot at you, to just about anything including stealth gameplay, aswell as during battles. Stealth can play a very large part in battles as surprising the enemy is the best way to scramble them and make them panic because the AI will not always know where you are if you snipe them from afar it could take several shots for them to spot you, or during a fire fight you could sneak around a building and come behind an enemy while their saying outloud "Where did he go". I wouldn't consider this as stupid AI but more as "realistic AI". Fire can also be the secret weapon to your success as you cut off your enemys routes by setting a certain area ablaze forcing them to move or setting them on fire and watching them burn to death, the title justifies the game precisely as it says "Play it your way!". Weather may also effect how you play as rain can put out fire aswell as heavy winds. Controls: 9 The controls are easy to remember and should only seem natural, learning curve is about 5-10 minutes. During fire fights i have never had a hassle with controls or them being an issue, with their placement or responsiveness, everything works great and is as smooth as butter when in action. Sound: 9 Sound is excellent, the guns actually sound like guns, unlike in lots of games where they sound like their muffled with pillows and instead in this they sound real and metallic like they should. Driving through the jungle with the ambience of animals and the natural sounds of the plants with far off distant noises is almost enough to make sound become a key element in battles, listening to hear the revving of a jeep that the AI might get into or if a car is getting closer, to your position which might help them, or on the river listening if their are patrol boats heading towards you. Faults: Some Faults in the game include: -AI seems a tad bit on the slow end of responding to things as sometimes they will wait a second when you ignite them with fire before they start reacting, or when they get out of a jeep they might just stand their for a second or two. -SAVE OFTEN, i had died near the end of the game and i lost half an hour of progress. -Buddies are hard to recognize once they come to your rescue, as i accidently killed one of my partners and the closest save i had was from 15 minutes ago. -Quick dialogue may be an issue for some, but i like it as it helps get on with what i have to do and where without being as long as a Metal Gear Solid cutscene. Final Rating = 9.1 Definately a Buy, it features new ideas which are both innovative and extremely fun which also add depth, mixed with the awe inspiring visuals nearly matching that of crysis with the stacked on AI and various other effects make this game to be on the top ten list of games for GOTY titles. After Thought: 8.9 Although the game is very fun, addicting, and all around inventive, some people may find some of the other areas lacking or shallow and might be a little more critical towards them. The game is long and very fun but people may find long distance traveling very tedious, although there are busses which shorten the time it takes, the scenery is always nice to look at with the occasional fire fight thrown into the mix, so overall after a second look at it, just make sure your making the right choice when you buy it because i bought it thinking "Well Dead Space isn't here... Hmmm, Far Cry 2, that's new, i guess i'll try that" and now i'm loving it. Small expectations, big surprises.




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#2 9 years ago
-SAVE OFTEN, i had died near the end of the game and i lost half an hour of progress.

thats a User error and not a game error. they even let you quick save in the game.

The controls are easy to remember and should only seem natural, learning curve is about 5-10 minutes. During fire fights i have never had a hassle with controls or them being an issue, with their placement or responsiveness, everything works great and is as smooth as butter when in action.

The controls are the same with every othor fps game. If your a FPS gamer it shouldnt take 5-10 mins to get use to.

-Buddies are hard to recognize once they come to your rescue, as i accidently killed one of my partners and the closest save i had was from 15 minutes ago.

I would have to disagree on this with you.




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#3 9 years ago

G33kinator;4658719thats a User error and not a game error. they even let you quick save in the game.

The controls are the same with every othor fps game. If your a FPS gamer it shouldnt take 5-10 mins to get use to.

I would have to disagree on this with you.

He never said that it was a game error. Whatever that means.

Other than the countless things that are different from other FPS's, I'd have to agree.

Explain why you disagree with him.




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#4 9 years ago

Mouse 1 = fire. Mouse 2 = Zoom. R = Reload. W = Foward. D = Right. S = Back. A= Left. 1-10 numbers = weapon slots.

i can go on if you want?

It shouldnt take no 1 5-10 mins if you play FPS games normaly.




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#5 9 years ago

you missed Q= Grenade/petrol bomb. :)




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#6 9 years ago
G33kinator;4658901Mouse 1 = fire. Mouse 2 = Zoom. R = Reload. W = Foward. D = Right. S = Back. A= Left. 1-10 numbers = weapon slots. i can go on if you want? It shouldnt take no 1 5-10 mins if you play FPS games normaly.

And F to change grenade types and C as crouch where it's usually ctrl.




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#7 9 years ago

"Q" for the nades fucked me over a few times lol.




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#8 9 years ago
bud389;4658927C as crouch where it's usually ctrl.

I always remap the crouch function to the C key anyway on an FPS game. So, that doesn't bother me at all.=p

The control layout is actually quite good on default. All the important keys are mapped out so that it's barely an inconvenience moving one finger to a nearby key. Basicly, you're 100% right on your comment about the mapping of keys being "natural".

In fact, I didn't have to remap any of the keys whatsoever.

G33kinator's right though, the keys are basicly the same as other FPS games, in basic layout and mapping. Some use the E key for interacting with things, and others use the F key.

Since there's no lean funtion in the game, having the grenades/molotovs bound to the Q key, is more effective than the G key.

I also agree on his point that it shouldn't take a regular FPS game player, 5-10mins to "learn" the layout. A first time FPS player on a PC, I can understand. But not if you've played FPS games on PC regularly.




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#9 9 years ago

Since I play Call of Duty 4 all the time I'm always getting really angry on why I'm not throwing my nades. Turns out I'm always hitting the wrong keys. Another thing I noticed was in Farcry 2 you had to hold the mouse for the Iron sight view however, on Call of Duty you only need to click once. I've even tried using the slide methord on Call Of Duty I mean, how dumb is that? So yeah, I can learn controls very quickly but I'm always getting mixed up. Edit ; Good review too :P




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#10 9 years ago

Great review. I'll deffinatley check it out.




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