33 of 41 people found the following review helpful
Far Cry 2 is everything I expected and more...,
This review is from: Far Cry 2 - Playstation 3 (Video Game)
I just played about an hour of single player to get the feel for the game before I tried the map editor and the online play. Single player visually is just a hair below the quality of COD 4 but hardly noticeable and at times it looks better. Guns break down over time and jam and then break unless you upgrade your weapons. Running is more like Gears of War than COD. Fire propagation is brilliant! After an hour I tried the map editor for about 10 minutes and the possibilities are absolutely limitless and show the most potential for online play out of any game available!!! Couldn't stand it anymore so I turned on the multiplayer. Fearing lag problems I was pleased to find NONE!!! We had several fires burning large areas and did not notice any lag at all. It takes allot more ammo to kill someone than Im used to but I quickly adapted to the change in play and absolutely loved it! Shotguns are 1 shot 1 kill at close range, sniper rifles accurate and powerful, the uzi is deadly accurate within 20 feet, and the machete is more fun than a knife ;) There are 6 classes to choose from and many different weapons available. All classes available can be upgraded for different weapons, more grenades or more powerful secondary weapons... Maps are huge and very beautiful! Supports 16 player online battles with an endless amount of maps that are as good as any I've seen. Lobby is well designed and works perfectly. You can vote past a map, vote off obnoxious players, vote to scramble the teams, mute players, and just about everything else we've found ourselves wishing we had in other game lobbies... If you were at all interested in this game you must buy it! If your just tired of COD 4 and not too stoked about COD 5 being WWII AGAIN try Far Cry 2, you will not be disappointed. Any fan of FPS's should buy this game for either console! My pick for sleeper hit of the year!!! I say sleeper hit because its not getting the buzz other games (ie;Little Big Planet and Resistance 2) are and may go unnoticed by allot of people. Absolutely love it so far and can't wait for my clan to get the game tonight!!!
My update - 11-08-2008 After playing this title for a couple weeks I am continued to be impressed! There are a few multiplayer issues that I would like to talk about. When playing "Ranked" games and running a lobby the room doesn't carry over to the next map. Everyone gets kicked (except the host) and goes to new rooms and continue that cycle. There is NO team/clan support so finding the room your friends are in doesn't assure you will be on the same team and there's NO option to change that. You can carry over the room from map to map in "Player" but when that room closes your rank will be reset due to your stats not counting. "Ranked" is the mode that keeps your stats and weapons earned but its easier to play with friends on "player" so that kinda sucks! I messaged Ubi about these issues that everyone is complaining about and they said they were aware of the problem and trying to fix it ASAP! Even with these complaints I still give this title 5 out of 5 because it is that good!!! Don't believe these idiots who are giving it 1 star, they are just trying to bring down the score because they wanted another COD 4! The controls in this game are different (not button configuration but response) than COD 4 but once you adjust your gameplay it works great! Its a poor musician that blames his instrument... The map editor is absolutely brilliant and hopefully a sign of things to come! Burning fields/bushes/and other destructible objects are still as fun as the first time. I have never had the mic's cut out or seen the dreaded "Connection Interruption". For every legitimate complaint I can find I find 5 great things that are only in this title... Single player is fantastic!!! Anyone complaining about the amount of driving should learn the bus system, problem solved... The complete freedom to approach any situation ANY way you'd like is incredible and carries this single player past 30 hours easily!!! Blowing up ammo dumps sending bullets and explosives everywhere while people are reloading is sooooo much fun (multiplayer) and getting shot while hiding and trying to heal myself keep things very interesting! Multiplayer needs some lobby tweaks NO DOUBT but this title has only been out for a few weeks. Mine (and everyones) beloved COD 4 was unplayable for the first month. Give them a chance to perfect it because it would have been a shame had everyone bashed that title and gave it 1 star out of spite and nothing else..... If your still on the fence about this title then rent it and see for yourself! EXTREMELY PROGRESSIVE GAME in my opinion.