The Crysis/Far Cry/Crytek-in-general thread

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The big cover story on Crysis in this month's Edge has got me very excited. Sure, it looks like it's going to be jaw-droppingly pretty, but I think what's more interesting is the fact that Crytek seem to know exactly what was great about Far Cry (the exploration -> stealth/strategy -> combat structure) AND exactly what was wrong with it (the indoor segments, where that structure broke down).

Did people love Far Cry anyway though? I know I did (possibly even as much as I loved Half Life 2), but it doesn't seem to get talked about very often.

JimD (JimD), Monday, 20 March 2006 14:24 (fifteen years ago) link

Blame it on the latter parts of Far Cry.

Also, the movie version is coming.

kingfish da notorious teletabby (kingfish 2.0), Monday, 20 March 2006 14:53 (fifteen years ago) link

There's a little tech demo video up at IGN. Quicktime compression doesn't really do it justice, probably, but that non-clipping foliage looks like a good thing. Nice clouds too.

JimD (JimD), Tuesday, 21 March 2006 17:35 (fifteen years ago) link

I liked single player Farcry more than single player HL2, if that means anything. However, I got both games free with my computer (one came with my AMD chip, one came with my... motherboard or something) and have barely touched either since. In fact, I lent Farcry out at a LAN about... 10 months ago? Angus, if you're reading this, I gotta get this back! I know you're lurking here.

Will M. (Will M.), Sunday, 2 April 2006 05:09 (fifteen years ago) link

one year passes...

crysis single player demo is awesome. MAXIMUM STRENGTH

adam, Monday, 29 October 2007 16:52 (thirteen years ago) link

My computer audibly weeps whenever I even type the word Crysis. I do like the bits I've seen where you can hoist a guy by the neck and carry him around, though (as well as the ability to kill enemy soldiers with superfast thrown live chickens).

Telephone thing, Monday, 29 October 2007 21:41 (thirteen years ago) link

OK, after reading this, I am really impressed- the idea of making the game harder not by dialing up enemy damage and reducing yours but by making it more realistic (Koreans suddenly speak Korean and as such can't be effectively eavesdropped on; no magical HUD crosshair, forcing you to actually sight down your weapon in "aim" mode) is a neat one.

Telephone thing, Tuesday, 30 October 2007 00:09 (thirteen years ago) link

one month passes...

well - did anybody on here pick this up? where did the buzz go?

Jeff LeVine, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 00:48 (thirteen years ago) link

It's PC only, right? Pretty sure it would eat my system for breakfast.

polyphonic, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 03:04 (thirteen years ago) link

two weeks pass...

I tried out the demo last night. On my okay computer, it ran decently on the low setting, okay on medium and not too good on high - though it looked great (as long as I didn't move), but the very high options were not even selectable. I'm going to go buy some more RAM today and see if that helps things out - especially because I was getting a fair amount of texture pop-in, and then I'm hopefully going to pick up the game.

I spent more time fiddling with the settings than playing the demo, but what I saw I liked. The opening reminded me a bit of MGS3 - parachuting into a jungle - the guys advance tech suit, though thankfully the opening cut scenes weren't thirty minutes long, followed by me drowning in a swamp. I liked that there seemed to be a lot of options of how you can move through the game - it seems like it's going to be very re-playable. For instance, after getting bogged down a couple times in an enemy encampment up the coast to the right of the communication tower, I was able to get past that section, just by swimming around 'em - avoiding it completely.

Has anybody on here tried out the multiplayer?

Since I never played it, should I pick up Far Cry too - or are the games too similar? My brother said he couldn't get into Crysis as much as he thought he would because it reminded him too much of Far Cry...

Jeff LeVine, Thursday, 20 December 2007 17:47 (thirteen years ago) link

i've only played the deathmatch mode and it sucked. destroying a whole building by throwing a dumpster at it again and again and again is good though.

adam, Friday, 21 December 2007 16:55 (thirteen years ago) link

I tried deathmatch last night when I was more than half asleep - I think I died over twenty times in a row without getting a single kill! It seemed pretty much like every other simple, old-school pick-up deathmatch?

Jeff LeVine, Friday, 21 December 2007 18:23 (thirteen years ago) link

i am downloading the demo now and am impressed with their server if nothing else, 530 kb/sec, never seen my cable move that fast :o

bnw, Saturday, 22 December 2007 02:28 (thirteen years ago) link

Maybe I'm just not used to playing first person shooters with a mouse and a keyboard, but this game is really hard. Playing on normal I'm dying quite a lot...

Jeff LeVine, Sunday, 23 December 2007 00:37 (thirteen years ago) link

This tweak guide is pretty useful / interesting...

But after fooling and fooling with this, I now realize I can only play the game on low :( (but even there the frame rate is weird, starting at around 70fps, but in heavy combat dropping down to 20 fps)

Still, it looks okay on low, but considering the game's main attractions are supposed to be the graphics and physics, I feel like I'm missing out. May put the game aside until I can get a better computer or until they come out with a more optimized patch.

Jeff LeVine, Friday, 28 December 2007 22:25 (thirteen years ago) link

two months pass...

fuck this game :( unreal tournament 3 runs fine!

DG, Saturday, 1 March 2008 21:35 (thirteen years ago) link

Yeah, I've just shelved it for the time being. I'll come back to it when somebody releases a sub-£200 graphics card which can cope with it in full detail/resolution with a 45fps minimum. Course, this might mean waiting another 18 months.

JimD, Sunday, 2 March 2008 01:14 (thirteen years ago) link

i'd probably be quite upset had i been expecting it to work

DG, Sunday, 2 March 2008 23:42 (thirteen years ago) link

It kills my PC, even with an 8800GT, my CPU is not beefy enough.

Jarlrmai, Monday, 3 March 2008 16:51 (thirteen years ago) link

hmm i logged on to an empty server and the game ran fine so it's not my pc! i think there's a lot wrong with this game (not least it rejects my cd key tho it's legit) esp multiplayer

DG, Thursday, 6 March 2008 12:14 (thirteen years ago) link

New patch (1.2)...

Jeff LeVine, Thursday, 6 March 2008 19:25 (thirteen years ago) link

got it, no luck, in fact it might have made it a bit worse

DG, Thursday, 6 March 2008 20:26 (thirteen years ago) link

six months pass...

Anybody picking up the new one? Supposedly optimized somewhat. I'll probably pick it up via steam - maybe download overnight (15 gig!). Feel weird, since I never finished the first game - hard drive died when I was around halfway through and I just never felt like repeating so much of the game yet

Jeff LeVine, Wednesday, 17 September 2008 17:34 (twelve years ago) link

also I should really finally get Far Cry

Jeff LeVine, Wednesday, 17 September 2008 17:35 (twelve years ago) link

Have played 1/3 or 1/2 way through Crysis Warhead so far. I'm liking it pretty well (I think partially because I haven't played a single player FPS in quite a while). Just finished the first big battle with a giant alien and it was pretty awesome (tough too). A really good, visually impressive "boss" fight. The open way some of the battle scenarios unfold throughout the game (same as in the first) is what impresses me the most - they just feel much more organic than these kinds of things usually feel. I also like the way the game lets you use stealth, if you so desire (and I usually do).

My complaints would be, I don't think Warhead actually runs any better than the first game (on my current set-up), despite what was promised. I had a few crash problems early on, but updating my graphic card drivers (doh) seemed to take care of it. But the game crashed again last night as I was trying to save and quit (hopefully it'll be okay when I return to it). And occasionally things will kind of hitch up, even playing on medium. Considering I can play every other game I know of on high or very high settings with basically no problems, the absurd demands of Crysis are obviously still slightly disappointing.

Jeff LeVine, Friday, 19 September 2008 20:42 (twelve years ago) link

one month passes...

clint hocking responds to criticisms of the game in the comments section of a blog

coznebb (cozwn), Tuesday, 28 October 2008 02:13 (twelve years ago) link

Huh. His candour is very admirable and all, but he's just talked me out of buying his game.

Why is this far cry 2 anyway? Does it have anything at all in common with far cry 1, beyond being an fps? Plot? Gameplay? Atmosphere? Developer? As far as I can tell they're all completely different. It's like they bought the Toy Story licence, made Apocalypse Now, and then called it Toy Story 3.

JimD, Tuesday, 28 October 2008 08:49 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah, I don't think there's any connection between the games, other than they are both open world first person shooters. Don't really understand why the kept the name, except to justify purchasing it in the first place maybe. Those comments sure do make it sound like they were kind of forced to rush out Far Cry 2 a bit sooner than some people working on it would have liked. I'm playing it now though, and I'm kind of enjoying it (only 12% complete so far however, so a lot could change). I agree it has problems, but what sandbox game doesn't? On the plus side, the world they've created is a pretty impressive environment to wander around in. You can go by foot through miles and miles of bush, ride various cars, and take boats around. I like the pacing. It seems a little slower, a little more casual. So far, the various mission scenarios, while perhaps a bit too similiar, are also fun to play out, to fight your way through (actually like playing Crysis w/o the super suit, where you have a lot of options on how you want to resolve each situation). I've done a bit of multiplayer too, and really like the maps I've played on. The multiplayer matches feel solid, but don't really stand out of the pack enough. It's not quite enough to present solid multiplayer, when excellent choices already exist. The game just feels like a B though. In a season that seems to be packed with A games, I could understand why people would skip it for now.

Jeff LeVine, Tuesday, 28 October 2008 15:23 (twelve years ago) link

two weeks pass...

been playing Far Cry 1 the past coupla weeks - made the mistake of starting the game on realistic mode, which it turns out is hellishly difficult and unrealistic. it's one shot, one kill (regarding your dude, anyway - it takes like a full clip to take down any bad guy) and you have to play the entire game in stealth mode (ie. in the prone position, crawling through shrubs), to have any chance of survival. checkpoint system + lack of quicksaves make for the most infuriating gaming experience in a long ass time, i had to replay big chunks of the game dozens of times. finally made it to the volcano level, and at this point i've lost my will to even complete the game. utter dogshit. the cinematics are so awful that i feel like i'm being mocked for even playing this shit. halo on legendary mode is tough, but still very beatable; this is just a punishing grind of a game.

found out halfway through game that you can actually quicksave by opening the ui console and typing /save_game <insert name here> but it feels like cheating; btw, FUCK THIS GAME for making me feel like i'm cheating by wanting to SAVE THE FUCKING GAME

still, it has some things going for it, and i can sorta envision myself enjoying it in an alternate universe where i'm smart enough to play it on a more reasonable difficulty.

Huh. His candour is very admirable and all, but he's just talked me out of buying his game.

why's that? reading his comments actually raised my interest level in FC2.

ಥ﹏ಥ (cankles), Friday, 14 November 2008 13:42 (twelve years ago) link

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I made this short ten second clip to show some idiot on the Far Cry forums of gamefaqs just how hard realistic is. This specific clip shows how a sniper who had no idea you were coming, pin points you and kills you as soon as the corner of your pants comes out of hiding behind a tree.
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ಥ﹏ಥ (cankles), Friday, 14 November 2008 13:45 (twelve years ago) link

Aw, I really really really want to change my name to "JimD pin points you and kills you as soon as the corner of your pants comes out of hiding behind a tree" but there's an 80 character limit.

JimD, Saturday, 15 November 2008 10:15 (twelve years ago) link

I win the game very times with realistic difficult and I remember that part that sniper is a bit annoying lol I first of all kill all snipers and rocketman's lol and finally the enemies xD
realistic is easy lol

fuzzy dunlop (cozwn), Saturday, 15 November 2008 10:17 (twelve years ago) link

Oh, and yeah...Clint's comments seem to agree with most of the criticisms, it's like he's saying "yeah, in lots of ways this isn't the game we wanted it to be, or claimed it was". eg

Some fairly serious weaknesses on the story telling side to help make the player feel that these guys are saying 'if you go do this mission, we'll help you find the Jackal' - it's just not there... and yeah, you're right, we could have given a few more clues and sprinkled the actual main story threads through the bulk of the faction missions better for sure...

Etc etc. Dunno, just made me think, with so many other things to play this Christmas, that I was happy to skip FC2.

JimD, Saturday, 15 November 2008 10:18 (twelve years ago) link

part of me suspects that many game producers would have similar things to say about their completed projects, eg. we had a lot of ideas but only had the time & technology to perfect x, y and z - what it really drove home for me is how difficult ambitious game design is. like, it's one thing to look at current games and complain about the lack of imagination in mainstream gaming, but i think for a while i sorta took it for granted that the process was just 'have ideas => use computer magic to implement => here's ur game!!!!'

ಥ﹏ಥ (cankles), Saturday, 15 November 2008 11:03 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah, that's probably fair.

JimD, Saturday, 15 November 2008 11:04 (twelve years ago) link

five months pass...

just got farcry2 360 when i heard about the patch; it's certainly _pretty_...

I’ve seen a lot in my days as an mp3 blogger (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 13 May 2009 16:42 (eleven years ago) link

one month passes...

Giving Crysis a go. Yeah it's pretty too although I probably would have been more overwhelmed if I'd played it when it came out (impossible I know) Gonna try ramping up the settings tonight.

I thought at first it was really hard (or I was really shit) until I realised I should be using stealth a hell of a lot more, and not trying to kill every single enemy. Still a bit frustrated at the ridiculous amount of damage that both I and the enemies can take - it leads to all round carelessness. Wouldn't mind if the bullets were a tad more hurtful.

last night i dreamt somebody shoved me (ledge), Monday, 6 July 2009 16:15 (eleven years ago) link

it ain't entirely bug free either. "[triple A emplacements] only take one
shot from your tank cannon to blow up." Oh yeah, how come I fired four shells at one and and then three RPGs and it was still there?

last night i dreamt somebody shoved me (ledge), Monday, 6 July 2009 18:18 (eleven years ago) link

ok, thanks to the cult thread and reading some interesting stuff linked there, got far cry 2 and played it for the first time last night - not very far in, but so far pretty good? surprised by the quality of the AI so far, low level grunts are not stupid and don't like getting shot. Realism that dudes don't just get up after eating a grenade is refreshing after years of FPS POWAR ARMOR. Also there is def the indication right off that you are prob in for a long haul - pacing is slow but not boring (knock on wood i suppose). Anybody else played/playing this?

Also confused by people complaining about enemies respawning at the roadblock checkpoints - thinking that well yeah dude, third world warzone full of disposable soldiers = pretty much constant supply of cannon fodder.

Bo-rad Crewcial Overdrive (jjjusten), Thursday, 9 July 2009 15:41 (eleven years ago) link

FC2 is a really pretty game and so far I'm digging it. My only problem is that the driving makes me car-sick. I feel like they could've given a better driving perspective.

Mordy, Tuesday, 14 July 2009 17:46 (eleven years ago) link

i have the feeling i would love this game

goole, Tuesday, 14 July 2009 19:13 (eleven years ago) link

it looks awesome and i want to play it (fc2)

Ømår Littel (Jordan), Tuesday, 14 July 2009 19:53 (eleven years ago) link

my general puss-ass instinct for all fps's is to creep around as long a way off as possible and gank from afar. this seems to be the entire mo of this game?

goole, Tuesday, 14 July 2009 20:17 (eleven years ago) link

yeah totally. if you go in guns a blazin you will get your ass handed to you 9 times out of ten. i got stuck on one stupidly simple get from here to there mission and had to do it like 10 times and whereas you would think that would be super annoying it actually felt like building strategy and was 100% awesome fun. this is partially because it is so off the rails, so you know approx where the bad dudes are, but you can come at them from a bunch of different angles, and they do the same thing to you. huge kudos to the AI when it comes to flanking and kicking the crap out of you too.

PLURrrrrrggghhhh (jjjusten), Tuesday, 14 July 2009 21:04 (eleven years ago) link


goole, Tuesday, 14 July 2009 21:07 (eleven years ago) link

its like what everyone told me MGS would be like, but if you took out all the cones of perception and hearing vibration sensor wonk and merciless cross this room NOW oh btw it may take you 100 times and when you do it will be total luck.

PLURrrrrrggghhhh (jjjusten), Tuesday, 14 July 2009 21:13 (eleven years ago) link

so yeah like i said on the other thread, its like a stealth game for dudes that get controller breaking angry at stealth games maybe?

PLURrrrrrggghhhh (jjjusten), Tuesday, 14 July 2009 21:14 (eleven years ago) link

from what you're saying, it sounds like it's for people who breeze through MGS and Splinter Cell and the like, the ones looking for more of a "realistic" challenge

Nhex, Tuesday, 14 July 2009 22:04 (eleven years ago) link

It's really pretty too.

Mordy, Tuesday, 14 July 2009 22:07 (eleven years ago) link

hey wow this game makes great use of the day/night cycle - it is fucking HARD to drive in the dark - also seems like the AI takes it into account, so if you do a raid at night you can get the drop on dudes a little easier. of course if you pop out into a lighted area, they bear down on you pretty much immediately, more so than during the day.

this game am smart.

and the oscar goes to "HOT TUB TIME MACHINE!" (jjjusten), Thursday, 16 July 2009 17:05 (eleven years ago) link

so it looks like ppl knock this game because of the respawning checkpoints. i can see that. i think the problem really is that there are NO non-hostile people on the map. there aren't any civilians! i guess it would really not do to allow the player to gun down african women at a market GTA style, but the fact that you never just drive or walk past anyone w/o incident makes the game feel underpopulated, paradoxically

goole, Friday, 17 July 2009 18:44 (eleven years ago) link

hmm, there aren't any friendly towns/safe zones?

Ømår Littel (Jordan), Friday, 17 July 2009 18:46 (eleven years ago) link

yeah but those are filled with mercs and militamen who are just not shooting at you at the moment

maybe i haven't seen enough of the map yet, but i have yet to come across an unarmed noncombatant. are there any?

goole, Friday, 17 July 2009 18:48 (eleven years ago) link

disc has playability destroying scratch ;_; going to go see if gamestop replacement policy is legit.

oh shit!

have you tried loading it to the HD? i have to do it cos my xbox is effed but it seems like the best thing to do anyway

goole, Friday, 17 July 2009 20:19 (eleven years ago) link

this scratch is momentous - wont even recognize the disc.

thinking the gamestop dude is going to give me the stinkeye, but i will demand satisfaction.

How'd it get scratched? HOW'D IT GET SCRATCHED?! /nickcage

ledge, Friday, 17 July 2009 20:24 (eleven years ago) link

great so i can't even play crysis anymore. it locks up whenever it tries to load a new level, or save. doubly anooying as my last save is just before you go into the final chamber in the alien ship, where you just have to jizz around for ten minutes till the doors open.

ledge, Friday, 17 July 2009 21:28 (eleven years ago) link

oh great just after I wrote that it popped back into life. only took five minutes to load the level there fella! good going! now it's autosaving, let's see what kind of a heroic time that will take.

ledge, Friday, 17 July 2009 21:33 (eleven years ago) link

7 minutes! great job!

ledge, Friday, 17 July 2009 21:40 (eleven years ago) link

It is so cool to have a 5min+ time out penalty for dying! Really makes me play better!

ledge, Friday, 17 July 2009 21:45 (eleven years ago) link

another checkpoint! w00t!

ledge, Friday, 17 July 2009 21:49 (eleven years ago) link

fixed it. apparentrly i had to download and use some other dude's save game <shrug>

ledge, Friday, 17 July 2009 23:16 (eleven years ago) link

i got far cry 2 the other night. i'm not very far (just getting to mike's bar, although i got there at night and had to go find somewhere to sleep until it opens) but this game is amazing so far. everything feels really nice (driving, shooting, the handheld map) and it seems like a really smart game.

is there an easy way to see which guns you're carrying? i mean, you have that menu that shows the stats of all the guns, but i had a hard time figuring out which ones i had and if i should swap them for the ones dropped by dead soldiers.

Ømår Littel (Jordan), Monday, 20 July 2009 14:57 (eleven years ago) link

the whole jamming of salvaged weapons thing has made me use the non picked up guns pretty much exclusively. in this game middle of a firefight + jammed weapon = pretty much u gonna die.

wax onleck, wax affleck (jjjusten), Monday, 20 July 2009 15:15 (eleven years ago) link

yeah don't use the dropped guns, they're all in terrible condition. apparently the AK is less jam-prone than the G3 (realism!) but not by much

shooting but also swimming rusts your guns out i think. i've been rolling around with the 1903 springfield and a mac-10 as a secondary weapon, seems to work pretty well. i don't know if the reliability upgrades are worth it, you can stop by the gun shop and pick up a brand new one before doing anything

oh and apparently there are bonus missions? some kind of pre-order code deal...

goole, Monday, 20 July 2009 16:42 (eleven years ago) link

the bad reviews of this game are that it's tedious but i'm really enjoying the long journeys. getting out of the truck whenever the green blinker pops up and hunting around for diamonds is a treat. planning a route around a checkpoint or just offing everyone is equally fun to me at the moment

goole, Monday, 20 July 2009 16:45 (eleven years ago) link

also, the rivers! parallel road system innit

goole, Monday, 20 July 2009 16:48 (eleven years ago) link

oh so hey, does anyone know if the game differs significantly depending on who you choose to be at the beginning?

wax onleck, wax affleck (jjjusten), Monday, 20 July 2009 17:06 (eleven years ago) link

i am playing as irish dude - wondering if your initial buddies are different and if so if they are just diff char models or if they actually differ re: dialog or whatever.

wax onleck, wax affleck (jjjusten), Monday, 20 July 2009 17:07 (eleven years ago) link

i'm the israeli dude

Ømår Littel (Jordan), Monday, 20 July 2009 17:16 (eleven years ago) link

your buddy missions might be different? as in, each particular non-selected character has his/her own string (?) but which one you meet is randomized (??)

goole, Monday, 20 July 2009 17:20 (eleven years ago) link

well my first mission was to rescue my best buddy from a place where he was held captive (he is the older indian/sikh dude), and now im doing his buddy mission where i divert intel on some arms smuggler mission. so if thats different than what you guys are up to, then it might make a difference.

wax onleck, wax affleck (jjjusten), Monday, 20 July 2009 17:30 (eleven years ago) link

should say first major mission, after the recon one and whatever.

wax onleck, wax affleck (jjjusten), Monday, 20 July 2009 17:31 (eleven years ago) link

it sounds like the buddy-rescue mission is always first, but the buddy is different (mine is "marty", i think).

Ømår Littel (Jordan), Monday, 20 July 2009 17:32 (eleven years ago) link

because i have shameful grinding tendencies i've been doing the arms convoy and assassination missions first, i haven't done anything else yet really.

iirc i have three buddies? the ex-yugoslav dude, marty and a woman named michele. i may be misremembering tho

apparently the biggest 'choice' is the very beginning -- how/where you run out of the hotel determines which faction takes you in and what your starting mission is

goole, Monday, 20 July 2009 17:45 (eleven years ago) link

it's pretty refreshing to play a sandboxy game that doesn't have some kind of morality/karma system

Ømår Littel (Jordan), Monday, 20 July 2009 20:19 (eleven years ago) link

yeah in that comments section (maybe linked upthread, cant remember) it seems pretty obvious that the main designer designed things pretty much around the idea that you and all of your buddies (urgh kind of embarassed having to keep using that btw) are all pretty much evil opportunistic bastards

wax onleck, wax affleck (jjjusten), Monday, 20 July 2009 20:21 (eleven years ago) link

which makes it easier to do rotten shit, knowing that yer dude is kind of unredeemable from the get go - i have this sort of obsessive tendency to go for the good option in rpgish stff, so its nice not to really have that option by default

wax onleck, wax affleck (jjjusten), Monday, 20 July 2009 20:22 (eleven years ago) link

yeah exactly!

Ømår Littel (Jordan), Monday, 20 July 2009 20:24 (eleven years ago) link

another thing: the writing in this is kind of top notch, was pretty impressed w/the reporter dude in the bar for instance.

wax onleck, wax affleck (jjjusten), Monday, 20 July 2009 20:28 (eleven years ago) link

yeah even the educated nihilist bs from the jackal is semi-ok

goole, Monday, 20 July 2009 20:29 (eleven years ago) link

how many tapes u guys found?

goole, Monday, 20 July 2009 20:30 (eleven years ago) link

honestly couldn't get into this. Maybe i'll give it another go somewhere down the road.

⇑⇑⇓⇓⇐⇒⇐⇒ΛΒΒΛŠΤΛΓΤ (forksclovetofu), Monday, 20 July 2009 20:45 (eleven years ago) link

hay forks while we're in the same spot can i say your username is causing some irritating spacing issues

goole, Monday, 20 July 2009 20:46 (eleven years ago) link

more awesome details: fire! looks great! when a spot gets burned i guess it stays burned for the whole game? if you are particularly molotov-happy the landscape would start to look real hellish by the end...

goole, Monday, 20 July 2009 20:49 (eleven years ago) link

Yeah, i guess i'll ditch th' name.

PLEASE SIT TIGHT WHILE WE MAKE NEW ARRANGEMENTS (forksclovetofu), Monday, 20 July 2009 20:51 (eleven years ago) link

oh man dudes in this def do not enjoy getting molotoved

wax onleck, wax affleck (jjjusten), Monday, 20 July 2009 22:02 (eleven years ago) link


wax onleck, wax affleck (jjjusten), Monday, 20 July 2009 22:03 (eleven years ago) link


PLEASE SIT TIGHT WHILE WE MAKE NEW ARRANGEMENTS (forksclovetofu), Monday, 20 July 2009 22:22 (eleven years ago) link

maybe i should give this a go in an ILG PLAYERS CLUB style. I wasn't overly impressed by crysis, grpahically lovely of course but gameplay and story both a bit meh. how does far cry (1 or 2) compare?

ledge, Tuesday, 21 July 2009 08:57 (eleven years ago) link

i was picking dudes off at a checkpoint, and i noticed a guy had a (wounded) comrade in a fireman's carry. has anyone seen this?

goole, Tuesday, 21 July 2009 15:33 (eleven years ago) link

protip: when you're doing missions from a particular faction, finish all those missions before doing some from somewhere else. apparently i "switched sides" to faction B and cut off the first mission string from faction A. shit. i'm considering starting the whole damn game over, i hate getting cut out of content!

goole, Thursday, 23 July 2009 17:10 (eleven years ago) link

shit makes sense though. word gets around, you know?

Ømår Littel (Jordan), Thursday, 23 July 2009 17:14 (eleven years ago) link

ha i know! that's the beauty of the game -- take the GTA sandboxy elements and say, ok, how would this REALLY work. i should have known ;_;

goole, Thursday, 23 July 2009 17:20 (eleven years ago) link

i have got to get in some FC2 time this weekend

Ømår Littel (Jordan), Friday, 24 July 2009 17:39 (eleven years ago) link

confidential to ubisoft montreal: day and night difference near the equator is basically equal; having your game's sundown after 9pm and sunup before 6am is some bullshit. night time is the right time.

goole, Saturday, 25 July 2009 20:53 (eleven years ago) link

any of you dudes play around with the HANG GLIDER yet!?

goole, Saturday, 25 July 2009 20:54 (eleven years ago) link

oh man, no.

i am crawling on this game, but i got an hour or two in yesterday. i wanted to be slick on the first assassination mission (the police chief motorcade), but i was spotted and got taken out by a jeep. my "buddy" stepped in and when i came to it was an easy firefight.

then i got the mission to blow up the medicine shipments at the trainyard (!) and died about 5 times at various checkpoints while trying to get there. so i guess just blowing through them isn't a good idea, huh? they seem to get in their rides and hunt you down. maybe i should take the bus?

Ømår Littel (Jordan), Monday, 27 July 2009 15:06 (eleven years ago) link

far cry 2 - fucking LOVE this game. it's like underrated ST/Amiga game HUNTER for the 21st century. or Midwinter, kinda reminds me of that. i've waited like 15 years for this game!

you should've seen the stealthy number i pulled on a guard post last night. 3 guards with AKs, all taken out one by one with silent pistol headshots from behind. they didn't know what hit them.

#/.'#/'@ilikecats (g-kit), Wednesday, 29 July 2009 12:07 (eleven years ago) link

ok so i broke down and got some maps and have ground out EVERY SINGLE diamond case. i knew i would be driven by aspie rage to do it at some point.

and otm on the writing! pretty ingenious how the buddy missions/subversion submissions are all the same, but depending on which buddy you have, the explanation for each changes. so cool.

goole, Wednesday, 29 July 2009 17:07 (eleven years ago) link

i know it is not him but i like pretending the jackal is v/od by piven

goole, Wednesday, 29 July 2009 17:10 (eleven years ago) link

that because like all good men you want to hunt and kill jeremy piven

wax onleck, wax affleck (jjjusten), Wednesday, 29 July 2009 17:18 (eleven years ago) link

hay can i give you guys a tip? you are only directed to go to one of the four locations around pala for the intro mission, but the other three still have ~interesting shit~ in them

goole, Thursday, 30 July 2009 17:02 (eleven years ago) link

There's a new trend that's been going around the gaming blogosphere: Playing Far Cry 2 under the rule of 'permanent death.' Basically, the object is to play the game on normal difficulty until you die once, and that's it. Saves are allowed, of course.

The people who are engaging in this mode are mostly writing about how permanent death affects the player's relationship to the plot and characters, ie the impact of not getting a do-over if a buddy is killed. Since I've started playing on permanent death, however, I've found that the changed dynamic of the game play is far more engaging than any differences in the plot/character development. I'm only about 8 percent into it so far, But the following differences make it an entirely new game:

-Since you don't want to die, you have to minimize all encounters with the enemy. Traveling on foot through everywhere but Pala and its outskirts, therefore, is the best way to avoid guard posts and patrols on the way to each objective. The effect of this is two-fold: Not only does it minimize the sometimes-tedious encounters with respawning guard posts and vehicle patrols, but it also heightens the tension whenever you have to sneak past a guard post or cross an intersection and risk getting run over. It also allows for more immersion with the world, since you are constantly looking for hidden paths around potential fire fights.

-Traveling on foot suddenly makes the "everyone is hostile" complaint a strength, and adds to the realism. Just think: If you were an armed covert agent on a sabotage mission, would you be cruising around in a jeep on the main roads behind enemy lines? Of course you are going to have an armed encounter every two minutes if you do that. Sneaking around on foot and trying not to die, therefore, is a natural response to the AI's hostile programming, and it allows you to act as an actual lone mercenary probably would.

-Raiding objectives requires more a conservative approach. It's best to pick-off the snipers and rocket launchers first, then run to the outskirts of the objective and take out the patrols searching for you.

Playing on permanent death is pointless the first time around, but as someone who is trying it on their second playthrough, I recommend attempting it at some point.

gozer, Thursday, 30 July 2009 23:41 (eleven years ago) link

normal difficulty? what about your buddy saves, do those count as dying. because, not to sound too aggro, i haven't died at all. i started playing on hard and it was... pretty hard.

SNaKaTTaK (goole), Friday, 31 July 2009 15:03 (eleven years ago) link

anyway the plot of this is seriously starting to rule

SNaKaTTaK (goole), Friday, 31 July 2009 15:04 (eleven years ago) link

two weeks pass...

finished this! really great stuff in the second half, though the southern map is a lot harder to get around in, i found. good anti-climactic ending too. rad game!

goole, Tuesday, 18 August 2009 14:56 (eleven years ago) link

have not even done multiplayer once.

goole, Tuesday, 18 August 2009 15:00 (eleven years ago) link

multiplayer is ok, but nothing special. basically, its fundamental flaw is:
Map Making Tool + General Public = Disaster

#/.'#/'@ilikecats (g-kit), Tuesday, 18 August 2009 15:33 (eleven years ago) link

oof. fuck that.

goole, Tuesday, 18 August 2009 16:03 (eleven years ago) link

one month passes...

£10 at HMV for both your xboxes and your PSlims.

a bargain I say.

the multi-player is broke like a cripples back, though.

my opinionation (Hamildan), Saturday, 3 October 2009 21:00 (eleven years ago) link

one month passes...

netflix on demand users, uwe boll has a present for u

NAKES HAVE THE STAPLES IN THEM (jjjusten), Tuesday, 1 December 2009 09:24 (eleven years ago) link

oh no way

goole, Tuesday, 1 December 2009 18:35 (eleven years ago) link

NAKES HAVE THE STAPLES IN THEM (jjjusten), Tuesday, 1 December 2009 18:56 (eleven years ago) link

Michael Paré ... Paul Summers

lol of course

Udo Kier ... Dr. Lucas Krieger

aha yes that is lolzy, udo kier, ha ha

Anthony Bourdain ... Scientist


goole, Tuesday, 1 December 2009 18:59 (eleven years ago) link

one year passes...

Crysis 2 demo on XBL today apparently. Multi only though.

JimD, Tuesday, 25 January 2011 16:27 (ten years ago) link

I mean if I'm going to demo this it's just so I can check out the sights, and I don't want people shooting me in the back of the head while I'm trying to do that.

JimD, Tuesday, 25 January 2011 16:29 (ten years ago) link

Was stoked to see this in action but no sessions have been available so far. This is why multiplayer only demos are stupid.

O_o-O_0-o_O (jjjusten), Thursday, 27 January 2011 08:03 (ten years ago) link

Yeah same here. Apparently it's very buggy once you do get in.

JimD, Thursday, 27 January 2011 08:11 (ten years ago) link

plays like a really clunky Call of Duty as far as i can tell. unimpressed.

circa1916, Thursday, 27 January 2011 08:37 (ten years ago) link

wow this is just awful

O_o-O_0-o_O (jjjusten), Friday, 28 January 2011 05:13 (ten years ago) link

went 2 rounds, backed out of lobby and deleted from my drive. if this is representative, this is a complete disaster.

O_o-O_0-o_O (jjjusten), Friday, 28 January 2011 05:28 (ten years ago) link

one month passes...

anyone play the actual game? i'm not really in the mood for another shooter but the reviews are good.

adult music person (Jordan), Thursday, 24 March 2011 20:35 (ten years ago) link

I've made a start on it. Kind of relieved how similar it is to the original farcry/crysis - I was worried that they'd change it into a gung ho console shooter, but no, it's still basically Metal Gear FPS. Lots of sneaking and hiding, all looks amazing (it opens in a fucked up Battery Park and the views over the Hudson are beautiful).

JimD, Monday, 28 March 2011 17:57 (ten years ago) link

I still have to go back to Far Cry 2. It looked incredible but was just too damn hard for me.

Mordy, Monday, 28 March 2011 18:01 (ten years ago) link


adult music person (Jordan), Monday, 28 March 2011 18:03 (ten years ago) link

This is hard too.

Haven't tried multi yet. Apparently the team that did the whole multiplayer side of it are the same people who used to be Free Radical! So my expectations are raised.

JimD, Monday, 28 March 2011 18:08 (ten years ago) link

Huh, something kind of stupid keeps happening in this game. I go into an open area full of bad guys, spend half an hour clearing them out one by one, make my way over the the checkpoint then get killed and thrown back to where I started (which is pretty argh). But then I can't be arsed killing everyone again, so I just stealth my way over to the exit area and, um, finish the whole chunk in 2 minutes instead of 30. Feels like I could probably speed run this whole game in about 20 minutes total if I just chose not to bother actually fighting anyone.

JimD, Friday, 1 April 2011 12:35 (ten years ago) link

Bewildered C2 garnered such praise in the press. Nothing special about it, assuming you've played a FPS in the last 5-10 years or so.

calstars, Tuesday, 12 April 2011 03:20 (ten years ago) link

one month passes...

Finished this today. It seemed to get uglier and uglier the further in I got - more pop in, more jaggies. And then the final section is in a place that should give you some amazing views across the city, but they just fogged it all out. Maybe that doesn't happen on PC? But yeah, not such a gorgeous game really, beyond it's first couple of hours.

Game itself held my interest enough to get me to the end, but only just. Plot was nonsense, level design wasn't hugely inspired, but cloaking and sniping stayed consistently fun.

JimD, Tuesday, 17 May 2011 16:09 (nine years ago) link

one year passes...

so...far cry 3 comes out in like 2 weeks, and sounds intersting

O_o-O_O-o_O (jjjusten), Wednesday, 22 August 2012 23:12 (eight years ago) link

three months pass...

so...far cry 3 comes out in like 2 weeks, and sounds intersting

have a sandwich or ice cream sandwich (Jordan), Monday, 26 November 2012 19:06 (eight years ago) link

On tuesday, I think. all the journos seem to be keen on it. I liked FC2, and will probably be picking this up at some point.

the max in the high castle (kingfish), Thursday, 29 November 2012 01:11 (eight years ago) link

this is the 3rd and final free game that came with my new video card. i didn't like fc2 all that much (so many awesome ideas with zzz execution) but i'm looking forward to this, hopefully it's not too super racist.

adam, Thursday, 29 November 2012 02:45 (eight years ago) link

(the others were sleepy dogs, great, and nu-hitman, pretty bad)

adam, Thursday, 29 November 2012 02:45 (eight years ago) link

just finally got around to starting a playthrough of crysis 2 and wow i really really hate it so far

i dream of booze pinata (jjjusten), Thursday, 29 November 2012 18:24 (eight years ago) link

i really wanted to like FC2 but got frustrated and stalled out on it. the save/checkpoint system (among other things) was really punishing, as i recall. excited about this one though.

have a sandwich or ice cream sandwich (Jordan), Thursday, 29 November 2012 18:36 (eight years ago) link

i have a thing about playing fps games like borderlands, stalker, crysis etc with a keyboard and mouse - love the way you can aim all precise rather than letting the xbox controller pad give a helping hand. however my pc is a few years old so it might only run far cry 3 at low spec. with that in mind, is it the kind of game that benefits from the precise aim system you get from a mouse, or does that not really apply? ie i find games like portal, splinter cell, batman, max payne etc are fine to play with the controller pad

NI, Sunday, 2 December 2012 20:44 (eight years ago) link

Waiting for the Far Cry 3/McAfee patch.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 6 December 2012 08:51 (eight years ago) link

Anyone played it yet? Any good?

(itt spacecadet tries to find xmas presents for Crysis-liking bf)

a panda, Malmö (a passing spacecadet), Thursday, 6 December 2012 21:06 (eight years ago) link

i bought it and i'm excited about it but i haven't had a single minute free to try it

have a sandwich or ice cream sandwich (Jordan), Thursday, 6 December 2012 21:19 (eight years ago) link

this game looks dope

want a gaming PC (or new consoles) so bad rn

༼ ༎ຶ ෴ ༎ຶ༽ kma (cozen), Thursday, 6 December 2012 23:03 (eight years ago) link

it's ok. story is fucking dumb on some last samurai shit.

adam, Thursday, 6 December 2012 23:08 (eight years ago) link

yeah not looking forward to the story. mechanics are solid/fun though?

have a sandwich or ice cream sandwich (Jordan), Thursday, 6 December 2012 23:17 (eight years ago) link

Bought a d/l code offa CL tonight. Still downloading.

The Giant Bomb guys raved about the mechanics and just dumped on the plot. So there's that.

"It's the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Drunk!" (kingfish), Friday, 7 December 2012 05:36 (eight years ago) link

i shot a shark dead from a clifftop, jumped into the water, skinned the shark, climbed out, threw a grenade into a pen of boars, skinned all of em, made me a backpack.

then a bunch of dudes showed up in a jeep but they got eaten by komodo dragons mid-gunfight. (i then skinned the komodo dragons.) gameplay is pretty good i'd say.

adam, Friday, 7 December 2012 16:47 (eight years ago) link

You can hunt tigers with grenades in this, and their buddy will eat you.

Got my sharkshins by standing on a shore with an AK.

Vaas' voice-actor will become a much bigger star after this(at least in the V/A world)

"It's the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Drunk!" (kingfish), Friday, 7 December 2012 19:15 (eight years ago) link

When a Jeep turns into a wood-chipper:

"It's the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Drunk!" (kingfish), Sunday, 9 December 2012 22:04 (eight years ago) link

don't starve is like far cry 3 but fun and not racist.

adam, Tuesday, 11 December 2012 21:51 (eight years ago) link

girlfriend forbade me from killing any more animals in this, except snakes.

i like how all of the actual animal hunting quests justify it by making them rabid dogs or man-eating bears, but the rest of the time you're encouraged to shoot all of the animals because you want a new wallet.

have a sandwich or ice cream sandwich (Jordan), Tuesday, 11 December 2012 22:08 (eight years ago) link

i like how all of the actual animal hunting quests justify it by making them rabid dogs or man-eating bears

Huh? All the hunting quest targets I've seen lately are suggested due to their exoticness: blood kimodo, black leopard, white belly tapir, etc.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 11 December 2012 22:13 (eight years ago) link

haha yeah go murder this endangered animal with a bow. then make a very fashionable grenade pouch. then do it again and again.

adam, Tuesday, 11 December 2012 22:16 (eight years ago) link

I actually liked the crafting and hunting mechanic in this, but the targets got way too close to some poacher shit for this.

"It's the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Drunk!" (kingfish), Wednesday, 12 December 2012 13:39 (eight years ago) link

Huh? All the hunting quest targets I've seen lately are suggested due to their exoticness: blood kimodo, black leopard, white belly tapir, etc.

guess i'm not that far yet, i'm on the initial Animal Control levels and haven't graduated to poaching.

have a sandwich or ice cream sandwich (Jordan), Wednesday, 12 December 2012 16:07 (eight years ago) link

༼ ༎ຶ ෴ ༎ຶ༽ kma (cozen), Thursday, 13 December 2012 20:48 (eight years ago) link


before and after broscience (goole), Thursday, 13 December 2012 20:54 (eight years ago) link


tiniest homeless (jjjusten), Thursday, 13 December 2012 21:01 (eight years ago) link

So the island is just a very large branch of Ikea.

Black Rod, Jane, and Freddy (snoball), Thursday, 13 December 2012 21:03 (eight years ago) link

(unintentional pun)

Black Rod, Jane, and Freddy (snoball), Thursday, 13 December 2012 21:03 (eight years ago) link

i want to play a good recent shooter. is this ok? or is it too douchey to deal w/

before and after broscience (goole), Thursday, 13 December 2012 21:05 (eight years ago) link

it's kinda douchey but the mechanics carry it through for me. doing things is fun, and the semi-random wanderings of animals and soldiers adds a lot. enough for me to overlook the dumb elements.

have a sandwich or ice cream sandwich (Jordan), Thursday, 13 December 2012 21:11 (eight years ago) link

huh ok, i'll keep it in mind. i did enjoy fc2 a lot.

cozen where are you with fps science these days

before and after broscience (goole), Thursday, 13 December 2012 21:13 (eight years ago) link

wait r. shift to hold breath???????

adam, Thursday, 13 December 2012 21:28 (eight years ago) link

Or right-stick to hold, yeah. Better accuracy.

To be fair, the only really douchey things are the characters, and they're written that way.

Got to the sex scene last night, which made sense in the story, I guess, and wasn't nearly as cringe-worthy as the speech the protagonist makes afterwards trying to rile up the troops.

Also, the 2ndary characters aren't used enough

"It's the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Drunk!" (kingfish), Thursday, 13 December 2012 21:56 (eight years ago) link

this game is 7/10 solid

story is so dumm tho & ~drugz~ sequences cringey

༼ ༎ຶ ෴ ༎ຶ༽ kma (cozen), Thursday, 13 December 2012 22:00 (eight years ago) link

i just wish i wasn't having so much fun as a tribal-tatted bro shooting lots of animals and african people.

have a sandwich or ice cream sandwich (Jordan), Thursday, 13 December 2012 22:09 (eight years ago) link

Pretty sure it's Indonesia...?

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 13 December 2012 22:10 (eight years ago) link

i thought it was african pirates taking over a polynesian or indonesian island for some reason? i dunno, i haven't gotten very far in the story + it doesn't matter.

have a sandwich or ice cream sandwich (Jordan), Thursday, 13 December 2012 22:14 (eight years ago) link

do feel a bit guilty headshotting pairs of lovebird turtles

༼ ༎ຶ ෴ ༎ຶ༽ kma (cozen), Thursday, 13 December 2012 22:23 (eight years ago) link

r shift to breathe means dude is either is stretching his hand all the way across the keyboard to steady the shot OR dude has some crazy ass left-handed mouse setup. i'm a left-handed dude and even i think that shit is aberrant. is he buying special left handed mouses?

the open world thing where i walk and walk and walk and walk and i'm almost where i want to go and then i fall off a cliff and die and whoops i'm back where i started. drives me nuts. would be willing to forgive this game its narrative/cultural dumbassedness if it weren't for that shit.

adam, Thursday, 13 December 2012 22:27 (eight years ago) link

yeah when i die i never know what's going to be saved. if i skin an animal, make something, and then die, it's usually gone. but then i did one of those 'wanted' missions and did a takedown on the target, promptly got shot in the head, and it counted as a successful mission.

wish there was a save-whenever-you-want system.

have a sandwich or ice cream sandwich (Jordan), Thursday, 13 December 2012 23:12 (eight years ago) link

ugh theres no self save option? that suuuuuuuucks

tiniest homeless (jjjusten), Thursday, 13 December 2012 23:13 (eight years ago) link

like honestly i have no idea why devs in 2012 would be doing that, esp with an open world game

tiniest homeless (jjjusten), Thursday, 13 December 2012 23:14 (eight years ago) link

oh wait, there is a 'save' option, but it's still weird. it doesn't save your position and let you load up from right where you left off, so does it just save your gear etc?

have a sandwich or ice cream sandwich (Jordan), Thursday, 13 December 2012 23:15 (eight years ago) link

yeah it saves your stuff and stats but you "wake up" in one of the fast travel locations

adam, Thursday, 13 December 2012 23:21 (eight years ago) link

h8 it when this 'open-world' game kicks you back to a loading screen when you kill a guy the 'wrong' way

༼ ༎ຶ ෴ ༎ຶ༽ kma (cozen), Thursday, 13 December 2012 23:24 (eight years ago) link

when i was doing the medusa mission i started on a hang-glider going to the far side of the beach to approach from that way, and it said 'FAILED: YOU LEFT THE MISSION ZONE'. like, yo, i had a plan. too bad going between missions and wandering around isn't a little more seamless.

have a sandwich or ice cream sandwich (Jordan), Thursday, 13 December 2012 23:28 (eight years ago) link

oh man that blows. in FC2 you could go wherever the hell you wanted

before and after broscience (goole), Friday, 14 December 2012 02:07 (eight years ago) link

are the Crysis games worth playing? The whole series is available for less than twenty bucks american this weekend on steam and amazon

"It's the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Drunk!" (kingfish), Saturday, 15 December 2012 18:31 (eight years ago) link

the first few hours of crysis 1 are awesome. super fun. then it gets kind of bad but you can just reload and fuck around in the first area some more.

heard crysis 2 is more of a zzzz corridor shooter. no firsthand experience tho.

adam, Saturday, 15 December 2012 18:39 (eight years ago) link

in the jungle part of 1 you are basically the predator.

adam, Saturday, 15 December 2012 18:40 (eight years ago) link


"It's the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Drunk!" (kingfish), Saturday, 15 December 2012 23:21 (eight years ago) link

Okay, I'm gunna need a break between playing FC3 and this

"It's the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Drunk!" (kingfish), Sunday, 16 December 2012 03:45 (eight years ago) link

“For example, GTA is a colonization game. You come to New York, you colonize New York. Most open world games function that way. Ezio comes to Rome and colonizes Rome. To take that to its extreme, exaggerating those tropes is how you reveal them. The exaggeration of that trope is what happens in Far Cry 3.”

omg fuck this dude. way to be super condescending and a total idiot at the same time.

adam, Monday, 17 December 2012 21:20 (eight years ago) link

fanon cry 3

adam, Monday, 17 December 2012 21:20 (eight years ago) link

^ phrases uttered probably only on ilx

before and after broscience (goole), Monday, 17 December 2012 21:29 (eight years ago) link


Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 17 December 2012 21:39 (eight years ago) link

Finally beat this. You can pretty much call the end of the game, but there ya go. The plot points are stupid, but what are you gunna do.

"It's the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Drunk!" (kingfish), Wednesday, 19 December 2012 05:13 (eight years ago) link

The "good" ending is perfunctory, but the "bad" ending is D U M B

"It's the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Drunk!" (kingfish), Wednesday, 19 December 2012 06:35 (eight years ago) link

Alternate joke: "Man! Talk about getting fucked by an ending!"

"It's the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Drunk!" (kingfish), Thursday, 20 December 2012 05:15 (eight years ago) link

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 20 December 2012 20:25 (eight years ago) link

Just found this for $25 at a Salvation Army of all places

facile cliff (jjjusten), Thursday, 3 January 2013 03:40 (eight years ago) link

one month passes...

nerd alert: there's a Dune joke in here

goole, Saturday, 2 March 2013 21:47 (eight years ago) link

two weeks pass...

how's crysis 3? loved first and second

NI, Friday, 22 March 2013 02:22 (eight years ago) link

really pretty on pc. had some dumb fun with multiplayer but no confidence in its longevity

adam, Friday, 22 March 2013 02:35 (eight years ago) link

i never do multiplayer so that's no big deal. worrying reports of it being too easy though. not something that could be levelled at crysis 2

NI, Friday, 22 March 2013 18:48 (eight years ago) link

no idea if this is bullshit or not, but it looks AWESOME

You can do the Konami code at the fake website, too:

Hockey Drunk (kingfish), Tuesday, 2 April 2013 03:08 (eight years ago) link

played tutorial and first 10 minutes of crysis 3 and so far seems a lot less fun than c2. poss felt like this at start of the other two but not chomping at the bit to go back to it

NI, Tuesday, 2 April 2013 03:35 (eight years ago) link

dodgy sound, but here's two hours:

and less:

Hockey Drunk (kingfish), Thursday, 11 April 2013 00:17 (eight years ago) link


bizarro gazzara, Thursday, 11 April 2013 12:39 (eight years ago) link

If this laptop had a disc slot, i'd be stuffing money in there to make the game arrive quicker.

my opinionation (Hamildan), Tuesday, 16 April 2013 21:23 (eight years ago) link

can't wait to play cyber-poker

goole, Tuesday, 16 April 2013 21:45 (eight years ago) link

finally a chillwave duke nukem

adam, Tuesday, 16 April 2013 21:58 (eight years ago) link


^ phrases uttered probably only on ilx

― before and after broscience (goole), Monday, December 17, 2012 3:29 PM (3 months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

goole, Tuesday, 16 April 2013 21:59 (eight years ago) link

(that's a compliment btw)

goole, Tuesday, 16 April 2013 22:10 (eight years ago) link

I'm interested in the soundtrack.

Also, here's an audio interview with the game lead:

Hockey Drunk (kingfish), Tuesday, 16 April 2013 22:26 (eight years ago) link

finally a chillwave duke nukem

― adam, Tuesday, April 16, 2013 5:58 PM (2 days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink


Though this seems more 90s than 80s. If it was a real 80s dumb game it would be two buff dudes shooting up South American jungles.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 18 April 2013 18:42 (eight years ago) link

This is late 80s/early 90s VHS trash, the kind that the RedLetterMedia guys watch and mock every few weeks. The stuff that Carolco or Cannon put out and that MacGruber(the movie) openly mocked.

Duke Nukem is from the later era.

Hockey Drunk (kingfish), Friday, 19 April 2013 03:09 (eight years ago) link

They're having a lot of fun with this, it seems

Hockey Drunk (kingfish), Saturday, 20 April 2013 19:17 (eight years ago) link

agreed. wish it felt a little less major lazerish

brb buying poppers w/my employee discount (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 21 April 2013 22:02 (eight years ago) link

Here's a quicklook:

The reviews are coming in positive, with the point being made that the game undercuts itself and tries to have it both ways by alternately playing it straight and then commenting on its own idiocy.

the fact that you can throw ninja stars to take out other dudes when doing close-up melee kills shows how dead-on the game can be, tho. I want the soundtrack.

Hockey Drunk (kingfish), Tuesday, 30 April 2013 23:33 (eight years ago) link

launch trailer

Hockey Drunk (kingfish), Wednesday, 1 May 2013 03:30 (eight years ago) link

Demo installing as we speak

O_o-O_O-o_O (jjjusten), Wednesday, 1 May 2013 05:50 (eight years ago) link

Yeah, I'm downloading the game from Amazon tonight. Weird that the serial number won't activate the game on Steam, and uPlay is a dumb enough service not to have that option either.

Hockey Drunk (kingfish), Wednesday, 1 May 2013 08:34 (eight years ago) link

i liked it as an idea, but im not sure its going to hold together as a game. tbf, the demo is crazy short and basically cuts off in mid sentence. really funny though. shooting/aiming is pretty irritatingly unforgiving.

O_o-O_O-o_O (jjjusten), Wednesday, 1 May 2013 21:09 (eight years ago) link

when playing this, you really gotta turn up the gamma

Hockey Drunk (kingfish), Thursday, 2 May 2013 01:05 (eight years ago) link

Hockey Drunk (kingfish), Thursday, 2 May 2013 01:15 (eight years ago) link

this is some adult swim shit man.

adam, Thursday, 2 May 2013 01:18 (eight years ago) link

rex power colt

am0n, Thursday, 2 May 2013 14:16 (eight years ago) link

am0n, Tuesday, 7 May 2013 20:57 (eight years ago) link

Listening to the Blood Dragon soundtrack about as much as I play the game

Hockey Drunk (kingfish), Thursday, 16 May 2013 23:19 (seven years ago) link

Where do you guys find these awesome glitch gifs?

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 17 May 2013 00:14 (seven years ago) link

i think that's a feature, not a glitch :)

precious bonsai children of new york (Jordan), Friday, 17 May 2013 00:48 (seven years ago) link

Yeah, the double bird shooting is part of the game. If you hit the melee attack button with no immediate target, it flips the bird. Keep hitting it and there you go.

Hockey Drunk (kingfish), Saturday, 18 May 2013 04:58 (seven years ago) link

one year passes...

really craving more far cry. is anything coming up?

NI, Friday, 8 August 2014 17:31 (six years ago) link

4 drops in november

ⓢⓗⓘⓣ (am0n), Friday, 8 August 2014 17:46 (six years ago) link

Starring Val Kilmer.

Jewels Are Very Glamorous And Romantic! (Old Lunch), Friday, 8 August 2014 17:47 (six years ago) link

ace. what i really want is a sequel/extra dlc for blood dragon. such an amazing game that, one of my all-time top 10

NI, Saturday, 9 August 2014 02:33 (six years ago) link

three months pass...

anyone played this new one yet? been looking forward to it all year, will be gutted if it's not as good as 3 or blood dragon

NI, Saturday, 15 November 2014 04:33 (six years ago) link

good this, tho a bit buggy. not quite as wow as 4 or BD, yet anyway, but still great

NI, Sunday, 16 November 2014 16:37 (six years ago) link

and that's my detailed in-depth review of far cry 4

NI, Sunday, 16 November 2014 16:37 (six years ago) link

is this one as uh racist as 3?

adam, Monday, 17 November 2014 14:45 (six years ago) link

yeah it's pretty racist. not as hateful as eg gta5 (it's not gona stop me playing it) but yep it's peppered with lame dialogue & lazy writing

NI, Monday, 17 November 2014 18:41 (six years ago) link

three weeks pass...

loving this. no one else in the whole wide world of ilx playing it?

NI, Monday, 8 December 2014 01:15 (six years ago) link

ubisoft so will be $5 in a few months

adam, Monday, 8 December 2014 01:25 (six years ago) link

i'm working my way through it at the moment on ps4. i loved far cry 3 and i feel like i should be enjoying this more than i am so far. i've put about eight hours into it, mostly just roaming around unlocking bell towers and raiding enemy compounds.

it's largely been avoiding the horrible story / characterisation pitfalls that annoyed me in fc3, thankfully, but i wish the gameplay had been updated a bit more along with the setting - it's very similar mechanically to fc3 which is making it a bit harder to love. helicopter / wingsuit / elephant adventures have undeniably been a lot of fun, though.

i think i might be getting tired of ubisoft's schtick - having also played watch_dogs and ac: black flag this year i've overdosed a bit on map unlocking, secret item uncovering, base-raiding and all the other stuff which is shared between their games.

bizarro gazzara, Monday, 8 December 2014 11:14 (six years ago) link

i never gelled with watch dogs and got bored halfway through black flag too. can kinda see this happening with fc4 but every time i get a bit weary they throw a new thing in that gets me going - the mountain missions are great for that. not quite as awesome as fc3 (and definitely not as much as blood dragon) but i'd say it's one of the better games from a pretty humdrum year

NI, Monday, 8 December 2014 18:10 (six years ago) link

not really interested because it seems so similar to FC3, which upon completing gave me a sense of 'huh, kinda wish i hadn't spent so many hours on that'.

i do love doing stealth takeovers of the bases, that's the only part that's tempting.

festival culture (Jordan), Monday, 8 December 2014 18:15 (six years ago) link

I was playing FC3 last night and I had a falling-through-the-world glitch happen. I was swimming to some treasure and when I looked up there was no land but I could see trees, they were just hovering in mid-air. Then the land started taking shape, but it looked like it was all transparent. I was stuck under the water, and my character was gasping for air, and it was really horrifying. I tried to get away but was still stuck, though with the land being all transparent, it was like I was a ghost or something. Eventually I feel through the ground and the sky appeared below me and the entire world was upside down. By this time the game was stuttering so I had to shut it off.

The stealth takeovers of bases is definitely the best part of these games. Too bad that once you do take over all the bases, there are no more enemies to fight, so you're just running around an open world with this massive arsenal and all your combat upgrades and have no one to fight.

©Oz Quiz© (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 17 December 2014 16:24 (six years ago) link

there are couple of places where the enemies respawn - like the airfield, I think (haven't played it for ages so I might be wrong)

give rob da bank a gun... (onimo), Wednesday, 17 December 2014 16:28 (six years ago) link

Driving in FC4 is terrible.

give rob da bank a gun... (onimo), Monday, 29 December 2014 21:27 (six years ago) link

been messing with far cry 3 some more. i've taken over all the outposts and synchronized all the towers, is there anything else to do in this game that is fun? nb the story is too stupid and i don't plan on finishing it.

adam, Monday, 29 December 2014 21:29 (six years ago) link

im playing blud dragon its pretty stupid but fun

wwhy shrek is piss (am0n), Monday, 29 December 2014 21:47 (six years ago) link

xp running over sharks with jetskis

bizarro gazzara, Monday, 29 December 2014 22:30 (six years ago) link

the ending of blood dragon was so dumb and hilarious i loved it

wwhy shrek is piss (am0n), Monday, 5 January 2015 17:27 (six years ago) link

wwhy shrek is piss (am0n), Monday, 5 January 2015 17:29 (six years ago) link

Fuck all these Shangri-la/druggy/hallucination missions.

give rob da bank a gun... (onimo), Sunday, 18 January 2015 20:04 (six years ago) link


bizarro gazzara, Sunday, 18 January 2015 20:48 (six years ago) link

Fuck everything about this game but the gameplay. Fuck especially the 5+ minute idiotic fucking obnoxious garbage unskippable cutscenes that bookend every single fucking mission and the infuriating fucking radio DJ whose 15 minutes or so of unfunny obnoxious ninnying you're forced to hear over and over every fucking time you get into a fucking vehicle and that you cannot turn off or change the channel on. Who the fucking hell ever heard of a talk radio station in an open-world video game that you can't turn the channel on or even turn off and is playing in every single fucking vehicle. I would gladly pay $10 for DLC that removed every single narrative aspect of this goddamn game. Fuck u Ubisoft

antexit, Monday, 19 January 2015 03:21 (six years ago) link

chill, chief. you can turn the radio off. not sure which format you're playing on, but on PS4 you hit up (i believe?) on the d-pad.

circa1916, Monday, 19 January 2015 03:27 (six years ago) link


antexit, Monday, 19 January 2015 03:30 (six years ago) link

These Golden Path fucks don't do much except stand around waiting for this here random tourist to win an entire revolution for them single-handedly. If I don't end up running the place after I kill the final boss dude I won't be pleased.

Favourite moment so far was taking over an outpost by repeatedly throwing bait into it to attract tigers and bears. I didn't fire a single shot.

give rob da bank a gun... (onimo), Tuesday, 27 January 2015 13:43 (six years ago) link

two months pass...

3:28-3:29 is prime gif material

bizarro gazzara, Friday, 17 April 2015 08:47 (six years ago) link

four months pass...

im playing fc3. hate the story but dig the open world stuff. funniest shit i've seen so far is one of those patrolling enemy jeeps do a hit and run over one of their own guys while another guy just stood there. then a minute later that guy was attacked and killed by a flightless bird

am0n, Tuesday, 1 September 2015 18:02 (five years ago) link

two months pass...

I hate the fuckin' Eagles, man

Neil S, Sunday, 1 November 2015 13:11 (five years ago) link

three months pass...

primal looks to be the dumbest fc yet

am0n, Monday, 22 February 2016 17:51 (five years ago) link

Fuck a shooter with no guns.

Ad h (onimo), Monday, 22 February 2016 22:24 (five years ago) link

Petting simulator, hooray!

Darkest Cosmologist junk (kingfish), Friday, 26 February 2016 18:07 (five years ago) link

am0n, Friday, 26 February 2016 19:32 (five years ago) link

two years pass...

New one looks okay, better than 4... tempted but will probably pass.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 1 May 2018 22:17 (three years ago) link

from what i've seen/heard it's a textbook ubisoft game. pretty graphics, nice open world, stupid enemy AI, bad story

ciderpress, Tuesday, 1 May 2018 22:34 (three years ago) link

The NPC spawn over and over with the same bloody skins. so youll be walking along a montana mountainside and walk past this same asian hiker guy 6 times in 2 minutes.

Its really buggy. And we're playing the PS4 versh.

Not too bad a game but the "David Koresh with cool tats" thing is a bit overcooked.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Tuesday, 1 May 2018 23:27 (three years ago) link

a friend has Far Cry 5 and i played for a few hours on his PS4. it's pretty good but def more of the same. he is really into stealth takedowns of the bases which is something the series has grown to excel at.

i ended up buying Far Cry 2 on steam after hearing about it for years. it's kind of janky (had to bring all settings to medium in order to stop the CTD) but very atmospheric and a lot of fun. also a very different kind of game - no sneak melee kills and bullets can pierce most walls (being hastily constructed shacks in war-torn Africa), meaning you can't rely on cover for too long, you have to keep moving, which is pretty cool. the map is now one of my favorites of all time.

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 3 May 2018 12:02 (three years ago) link

fc5 has a mechanic where u do stuff in a region to fill up a meter, when the meter fills up you can do the boss fight mission. rather, you HAVE to do the boss fight mission as the game pulls you out of whatever amusing open world shit you were doing and throws you into a long corridor shooter mission that you can't get out of. i haven't booted the game up since it did that and i probably never will tbh.

a shame b/c it was a mindless good time til then, in the ubi tradition.

adam, Thursday, 3 May 2018 12:16 (three years ago) link

Far Cry 2 (Steam) ended up solving my CTD and graphics glitches & crashes by setting it to use DirectX10 instead of 9. plays very smooth and looks like a dream. i love the varied weather, the wind storms that rustle up. the tall grasses you can hide in. this BOTW and MGS3 for top 3 videogame GOAT (Grass of All Time)

there are not as many wild animals as the new games however, which kinda sucks cos you are in Africa and there could be some cool stuff. also i have lost so many missions due to enemies just pulling up in a car and running me over. it sucks, you can be 10 mins into a mission and a car comes out of nowhere and insta kills you back to the last save.

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 9 May 2018 21:09 (three years ago) link

the diamond hunting is a lot of fun. all over the map there are suitcases with diamonds (upgrade material) to find. often they are hidden in an out of the reach place you have to jump to or something and it turns into a little side puzzle where you are figuring out where to go and how to get to them.

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 10 May 2018 00:19 (two years ago) link

in the better moments it definitely captures that Chuck Norris 80s movies, sliding under bullets while you single-handedly waste an army of mercs in the jungle.

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 10 May 2018 00:22 (two years ago) link

Good golly is FC5 duuummmmb

Glower, Disruption & Pies (kingfish), Sunday, 13 May 2018 08:36 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

why isn't far cry 5 a better game

Mordy, Friday, 22 June 2018 00:02 (two years ago) link

I've only watched someone else play it but whats with the endless, repeating "run thru the house shooting ghost people" hallucination trial? Why make the player do that over and over?

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Friday, 22 June 2018 00:13 (two years ago) link

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