Forum Overview :: FarCry 2
Clint Hocking's The Gods Must Be Crazy 2 by Jerry Whorebach 06/25/2011, 11:03am PDT
Far Cry 2 tries to present a sandbox warzone like Mercenaries, but replaces that game's over the top destruction with ham-fisted attempts at immersion (Far Cry 2's idea of immersion being to make it realistically awkward to drive and read a map at the same time). Sometimes it works - the first time you run over a zebra, set a brush fire, or solve the puzzle of how to make every one of your weapons a grenade launcher are all memorable experiences - but the vast majority of the game finds you driving back and forth the same winding dirt road in the same shitbox car fighting the same five guys at each of Leboa-Sako's fifty-seven infinitely respawning military checkpoints. Every person in this game wants you dead and none of them has the first clue how to do it, but occasionally one of them will get lucky, forcing you to trek all the way back from the last save house. While I presume this accurately reflects daily life in a country where the greatest threat is mosquito-borne malaria, it's still not very fun. One star out of four.

PROTIP: Far Cry 2's concessions to realism are more about presentation than simulation. The developers go to the trouble of modelling a wide variety of real-world weapons, only to make a submachine gun like the Uzi and a full-power battle rifle like the HK G3 do the same amount of damage - an amount so miniscule that it takes multiple bursts to put down a single goblin in a t-shirt. Fortunately, headshots are always fatal, so keep your sidearm condition one and practice those Mozambique drills. 8(
Clint Hocking's The Gods Must Be Crazy 2 by Jerry Whorebach 06/25/2011, 11:03am PDT NEW
    Jerry Whorebach's Bargain Bin Reviews. He spends 2$ so you don't have to! NT by Mysterio 06/25/2011, 2:08pm PDT NEW
        Games are dollar-cheap but time-expensive. by fullofkittens 06/25/2011, 4:05pm PDT NEW
            60$ is cheap? Did you buy your liver on the black market? NT by WITTGENSTEIN 06/26/2011, 8:39am PDT NEW
                Sometimes it helps to read the preceding thread by Objective VG Review Review Scale 06/26/2011, 8:51am PDT NEW
                If you think games are too expensive, boy have I got the solution for you. by Fucking BitTorrent 06/26/2011, 9:30am PDT NEW
                    People who use BitTorrent after age 22: Worm, SA Goons, losers who live w/parent NT by NOT WITTGENSTEIN 06/26/2011, 10:09am PDT NEW
                        Responsible adults pay full price for games, moan about it on forums. NT by (Not to mention the price of gas!) 06/26/2011, 10:41am PDT NEW
                            can you bit torrent gas? NT by Worm 06/26/2011, 12:19pm PDT NEW
                                I think that's what bitcoins are for NT by Entropy Stew 06/26/2011, 9:56pm PDT NEW
                        Super Meat Boy creator Edmund McMillen agrees with you, more or less. by Jerry Whorebach 07/28/2011, 9:08am PDT NEW
                            It's pretty obvious they didn't design the game around the story. by Eurotrash 07/28/2011, 10:20pm PDT NEW
                They usually cost $10 or less around Christmas from Steam. by FoK 06/26/2011, 10:12am PDT NEW
    I think it's a pretty great game. by Eurotrash 06/26/2011, 10:56am PDT NEW
        I can see where you're coming from. by Jerry Whorebach 06/27/2011, 4:20pm PDT NEW
    this game was already reviewed awhile ago (and reviewed better) NT by sdroa jists 06/26/2011, 11:43am PDT NEW
        guys please pay attention to me NT by sdroa jists 06/27/2011, 11:09pm PDT NEW
    I can't believe nobody here mentioned that the game starts with you getting AIDS NT by Mischief Maker 05/18/2012, 4:58am PDT NEW
        That's because it doesn't, I guess. NT by Eurotrash 05/18/2012, 5:05am PDT NEW
            Right at the end of the opening tram ride, boom! You get AIDS. NT by Mischief Maker 05/18/2012, 6:54am PDT NEW
                I thought it was malaria? NT by Eurotrash 05/18/2012, 8:42am PDT NEW
        I was way too hard on this game. It wasn't bad, it just wasn't very good. by Jerry Whorebach 05/18/2012, 10:35am PDT NEW
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