Lewis Denby is a freelance videogames journalist and critic. As well as HonestGamers, he has written for PC Gamer, Eurogamer, The Escapist, Gamasutra and BeefJack.
Title: Decisions, decisions... Posted: October 17, 2008 (08:54 AM)
In the next two weeks, two games that I have been eagerly awaiting for ages will be released. I am skint, and have been assigned to review neither.
Which will I buy?
Answers on a postcard. If you know me at all, try guessing what the games are. I doubt you'll have much trouble.
User: Suskie Title: Posted: October 17, 2008 (09:35 AM)
You're obviously a PC guy, so if one of them isn't Fallout 3 I'll be very disappointed. The other... hmm... Far Cry 2, perhaps?
User: Lewis Title: Posted: October 17, 2008 (09:52 AM)
Spot on, Mighty Mike.
User: EmP Title: Posted: October 17, 2008 (11:06 AM)
Go for Far Cry 2. I remain very optimistic about Fallout 3, but still concerned.
User: Suskie Title: Posted: October 17, 2008 (11:46 AM)
I haven't been following Far Cry 2 very closely. Isn't it set in Africa or something? It looks awesome, and while there are several games this season that take higher priority (including Fallout 3 regardless of what EmP says), I'll definitely have to check it out at some point.
User: Lewis Title: Posted: October 17, 2008 (01:52 PM)
Set in Africa indeed, and driven by a random narrative which sounds unbelievably exciting. It's centred around the hunt for an arms dealer, but the entire game plays out through a series of randomised NPC interactions... to the point where there are, I believe, three or four different player start points. It's entirely freeform, you can visit any area of the land at any time, and argh it looks stunning.
PC Gamer said 94%. Which was nice of them. I eagerly await more reviews - or I might just buy it next Friday.
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