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Forums > Submission Feedback > louis_bedigian's Far Cry 2 review

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Author: Masters (Mod)
Posted: November 19, 2008 (09:28 PM)
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Hello, I've opened this topic for zipp, despite his disdain for my Silent Hill 4 review.


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Author: Lewis
Posted: November 20, 2008 (01:57 AM)
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Really glad to see FC2 getting some more great press. I've not played it yet, but a lot of the less positive review seem to be focusing on areas I'm not particularly fussed about. The scope for experimentation and the immense replay value are what stood out about FC2's feature list for me - great to see another opinion that seems to value this.

"one of the best – potentially the best – first-person shooters of the year."

I'm going to fight you over this with Left 4 Dead. Even though you probably haven't played it and I haven't played FC2 ;)


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Author: zippdementia
Posted: November 20, 2008 (12:40 PM)
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I thought Far Cry 2 was immensely boring. The environment was cool, but there was nothing in that environment to really make it come alive. Now, if crawling through swamps had left you with leeches, or if swimming through a river chanced an encounter with a crocodile, or if lions and cheetahs prowled the brush, then I would've felt immersed. For a game that was so much about putting the player in a realistic and living setting, they sure have a dead environment.

And the combat? I played on hard, and I won pretty much every fight by standing in one spot and shooting the idiotic computer as it came running into the open.

Regardless, I'm always open to different opinions (it would be a boring world otherwise) but your review seems very focused on surface level considerations, such as graphics and travel, and not so much on what Far Cry 2 actually is: a first person shooter. I would've liked to hear more on your opinion of Far Cry 2's unique combat system, as well as your opinion on the AI (which I thought was nothing less than terrible).

You've claimed it as the best first person shooter of the year, I would like to see that backed up.


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Author: Masters (Mod)
Posted: November 20, 2008 (01:47 PM)
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Is saying thanks difficult for you?


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