Definately the most contradicting game I have played in my life. Just go Straight to Far Cry 2
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The game has richly colored graphics still hold up today which is definitely a positive to this game
Then we come to the story. Jack Carver in the cutscenes is a tough talking one-liner action hero, but in the gameplay, you have to use stealth.
Then theres the gameplay itself. The idea is to use stealth and shooting, but the moment you shoot at someone, automatically everyone is locked onto you, guns ablazing and everything, and sometimes when you are trying to sneak around, someone will spot you (someone who would need super nocturnal vision that can see through matter itself) and then everyone will be locked on to you guns ablazing.
Then there is the controls. The controls are so unresponsive. The sprint button doesn't feel like your actually sprinting, you can jump 30cm in the air, and the aiming sight is so poorly designed. In most shooters that use the right mouse button for aiming brings the weapon right up to your eye so your shots go where the little iron sight is, but in Far Cry, you simply zoom in on the weapon and you walk slower. Plus, the aiming reticule doesn't go red until you hit someone and not when your aiming at an enemy like in most games. And zooming in on the weapon makes the aiming reticule sway slightly which is a common feature in most games, but due the the fact that zooming in is not very effective in Far Cry - I found it was actually harder to hit targets using the right mouse button.
then theres Vehicles. They are impractical since using them isn't stealthy.
In the end, Far Cry is a joke that contradicts it's strengths. Don't bother with this game, just go straight to Far Cry 2, which has much more depth, and keeps to it's strengths.