Review: Far Cry 2
A game based in Africa? Usually when Westerners venture onto this continent bad things happen, let's see if the rule extends to video games.
- Worth The Time?Most definitely
- Things LovedFire! The game looks and sounds great in addition to boasting a good narrative.
- Things HatedSome missions are a bit pointless and tiresome. There is a lot of nothingness in the game, areas with nothing to do.
- RecommendationAnybody who loves sandbox games will adore this. It's got everything a great game needs plus very pretty fire.
- Name: Far Cry 2
- Genre: Action Adventure
- Players: 1
- Multiplayer: None
- Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC
- Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
- Publisher: Ubisoft
- Price: R300 (PC), R600 (PS3, Xbox 360)
- Reviewed On: Xbox 360
Far Cry 2 is the successor of the well known game from Ubi-Soft; Far Cry which at the time of its release was in a league of its own because of its amazing graphics and, its realistic physics engine named Cry Engine 2.
The game is set in the middle of Africa in an unnamed country, during its civil war. Your objective is to kill the Jackal, who is a notorious arms dealer who has sold weapons to both sides. You begin the game riding in the backseat of a Jeep talking to your driver on the way to the main City, Pala. On the way there you are informed about the war between the Factions, the APR (Alliance for Popular Resistance) and the UFLL (United Front for Liberation and Labour). On the way your screen turns yellow around the edges, things go blurry and you go unconscious. When you wake up you are lying on a bed in an hotel room and there is a man reading your mission briefing out loud and he talks to and throws a machete into the wall above your head and a pistol onto the table next to your bed and slip back into unconsciousness. When you wake up again you find all hell has broken loose and you hear lots of gunfire you get up take the weapons and then once you have escaped the hotel and went unconscious again the tutorial starts.
The graphical quality in this game is one of pure beauty the realistic flames, the amazing explosions and character models, they are of such a high standard its amazing. The graphics in this game are amazing and they make the game just that much more realistic.
The sounds that are made as you run, drive, or glide your way around the jungles and desserts are very good. The gun sounds and noises made while reloading or unjamming the gun are realistic and very good.
The gameplay and story elements of the game are very good but the only problem I have is the fact that the missions you do for the weapon vendor are quite pointless as the convoy just keeps riding around in circles just waiting for you to blow them up. Otherwise it is fun and immersive.
The controls are good and basically what you would expect from any FPS these days except for the fact that you can slide to cover by holding down the crouch button while sprinting.
Overall this is an awesome game with really good graphics, music, and controls with good gameplay and story. You will be missing out if you don’t play this.
By Ace Fire6