Yus! I am back! Well, sort of...I still have school to worry about, and that's the main reason I haven't posted in...oh my, over 6 months. Wow, must be a record...And for some odd reason I'm back to lv. 19 here on GS. Anyway, in April, I finally got a new computer, which I put together all by myself. And it actually works! Well, here are the specs:
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 5400+ overclocked at 3.2 GHz
GPU: ATI Radeon HD 4670 overclocked
RAM: 2 x 1 GB PC6400
MBO: ASRock A780/128M
HDD: 320 GB Hitachi
And that's about it. I just put all of this in my old computer case; it can barely fit inside, lol. And since I got a new computer, I played some pretty awesome games on it.
The complete list of games:
Counter Strike: Source
Far Cry 2
Brothers in Arms: Road to hill 30
Spaceforce: Rogue Universe
Unreal Tournament 2004
Need for speed Underground 2
Star Trek Legacy
And that's it. It's a big list, but the games aren't all that new. I shall review one of them in this blog, so please, take your time and read the whole thing.
Far Cry 2
Wow, there's just so much to say about this game. I haven't played the original Far Cry, but my guess is that it was just as awesome as this one. I played the game on the highest resolution my monitor can display, which is 1680x1050. I also put ALL settings on "high", with 2xAA applied. And let me just say, the graphics are simply amazing! I cannot compare it to Crysis since I have yet to play it, but I imagine FC2 is pretty close. Now, let's begin the review.
You will encounter dense jungles, urban environments and much more in this fantastic FPS. I have no idea when the story is set, but judging from the weapons, it's in the 20th century and it takes place in Africa. You can select your character in the beginning of the game, but it won't make much of a difference, you still get the same ending. Your mission in the game is to find and kill this "Jackal" dude, who is an arms dealer and who is supplying the 2 rival factions with weapons for their continuous war. Now, in the beginning, your character gets malaria. Gee, how great...In order to prevent malaria, you have to take some pills every once in a while, which keep you healthy. You will meet buddies as you progress through the game, and they will occasionally save you when you're almost dead. They will also give you alternative ways of completing most of the main missions. So, they're quite useful. Now, I'm not telling the end, you're going to have to play the game yourself to find that out.
Here's FC2 on high with 2xAA...cool ain't it?
Now come the weapons. There's a big selection of those, from pistols to assault rifles, snipers and even mortars. Now, weapons aren't free, you have to find a way to get diamonds, cause money doesn't worth anything. You'll find over 200 briefcases which contain diamonds, and your handy GPS system will usually blink once you get close enough. Oh, I forgot about the GPS...Yeah, you have a handy GPS which shows you the entire map of...whatever it's called. There are GPS devices in cars too. Although it's quite unreal that ALL cars you find have GPS devices. Anyways, back to weapons. They can actually jam when you use the weapons for too long, which is really annoying when you're in the line of fire. Luckily, you can unjam it using the reload button. You can purchase new weapons at the guns dealer, and they'll always be in perfect condition! You can also buy weapon upgrades, such as accuracy upgrade and the reliability upgrade.
Alright, to transportation then. Since the game map is really big, you can use the bus stations to travel from one station to another, which really shortens the game. But, you can always take the nearest car and risk getting killed by NPCs with RPGs. Speaking of cars...the game physics aren't exactly great. All the cars have the same speed, the same turning and the same amount of health. However, when the car is damaged, it loses it's speed eventually and it stops in the end. Luckily, you always have your trusty wrench with you and you can repair any car you're driving. Now, there aren't just cars in FC2. There's also a...um...sort of a hovercraft which is used to travel on water instead of swimming.
Let's get to saving. You will occasionally find some boxes that have a floppy disk sign on them, you can save your game there. Or, you can find a safehouse, kill the guards around it and make it you own. Neat, ain't it? You can save the game inside by approaching the bed and clicking the action button. Now, you can actually choose when to wake up with your shiny watch. Then you get a cut-scene of the time of day changing.
Now, as much as I'd love to play multiplayer on FC2, I can't due to the fact I have a...well, let's just say the "wrong" version, heh.
Well, that's about everything about it I can think of right now. Wow, this blog is loooong, hope it wasn't boring reading it. I'll review GTA 4 in the next blog, since my fingers hurt from all this typing.
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P.S.S. I'll maybe get Cryis Warhead soon, so I'll maybe review is instead of GTA 4.