Takes a different turn than the other Far Crys. For better or for worse.
Minion123 wrote this review on .
Far Cry 2 basically takes all that to a dark alley and quietly slits its throat. What we have instead is a cardboard cut out with a Far Cry 2 logo slapped over the face.
Graphics- A "Far Cry" from the original, har har. Overall very impressive, I only have it for the 360 but they are probably some of the best of any 360 game I have ever played. Though its much debated "rival" game Crysis does have the edge hands down from what I have seen. Draw distances are fairly vast and the jungles feel very lush and real. It is truly an immersive game aesthetically.
Gameplay- A typical shooter I suppose. One gripe I have with it is that there seems to be no way to change the sensitivity, and your character has a habit of turning unusually slow horizontally at random times, seems like a glitch almost. Fire propagation is awesome though. It is certainly something to through a molotov and watch a whole plot of forest get caught up in fire along with a couple baddies :) Vehicles however drive like toys. There is no "real" feeling to any of them and explosion physics is a joke! I think I've seen PS2 games do better.
A.I- Definitely a let down, basically mentally challenged men with supersonic hearing and vision. If you are anywhere in the vicinity they will here you and look for you even if you haven't made any noise when taking cover in a brush. Yet sometimes I can be wide in the open crouching and walk up right behind them without any problems. Also when faced with certain situations they completely freeze up and do randomly dumb things which when immersed in the game really kills your buzz.
Singleplayer- Most disappointing part of the game. The first couple hours are WONDERFUL. And from there it all goes downhill. Missions are all the same no matter what the objective is. GO here, KILL enemies, and sometimes RECOVER random artifact. Gets very repetitive and boring after awhile.
Multiplayer- This is why I kept the game. The best way I can describe it is being COD 4/5. The controls all feel very familiar and the multiplayer is very addicting. Many of the maps are fun and balanced, deathmatch and team deathmatch, as well as capture the diamond(flag) are good. Hopefully the online community will have consistent numbers as it really is the saving grace for this game.
I would say a good buy if you like COD style multiplayer, otherwise a decent rent.