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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

crysis single player demo is awesome. MAXIMUM STRENGTH

adam, Monday, 29 October 2007 16:52 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

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

Jeff LeVine, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 00:48 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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

polyphonic, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 03:04 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

fuck this game :( unreal tournament 3 runs fine!

DG, Saturday, 1 March 2008 21:35 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

DG, Sunday, 2 March 2008 23:42 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

Jarlrmai, Monday, 3 March 2008 16:51 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

New patch (1.2)...

Jeff LeVine, Thursday, 6 March 2008 19:25 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

DG, Thursday, 6 March 2008 20:26 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

also I should really finally get Far Cry

Jeff LeVine, Wednesday, 17 September 2008 17:35 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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ಥ﹏ಥ (cankles), Friday, 14 November 2008 13:45 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

Yeah, that's probably fair.

JimD, Saturday, 15 November 2008 11:04 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

i have the feeling i would love this game

goole, Tuesday, 14 July 2009 19:13 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

Ømår Littel (Jordan), Tuesday, 14 July 2009 19:53 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink


goole, Tuesday, 14 July 2009 21:07 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

It's really pretty too.

Mordy, Tuesday, 14 July 2009 22:07 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

really craving more far cry. is anything coming up?

NI, Friday, 8 August 2014 17:31 (four years ago) Permalink

4 drops in november

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

Starring Val Kilmer.

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

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 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

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

NI, Sunday, 16 November 2014 16:37 (four years ago) Permalink

is this one as uh racist as 3?

adam, Monday, 17 November 2014 14:45 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

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

NI, Monday, 8 December 2014 01:15 (four years ago) Permalink

ubisoft so will be $5 in a few months

adam, Monday, 8 December 2014 01:25 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

Driving in FC4 is terrible.

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

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 (three years ago) Permalink

im playing blud dragon its pretty stupid but fun

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

xp running over sharks with jetskis

bizarro gazzara, Monday, 29 December 2014 22:30 (three years ago) Permalink

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

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

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

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

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


bizarro gazzara, Sunday, 18 January 2015 20:48 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink


antexit, Monday, 19 January 2015 03:30 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

3:28-3:29 is prime gif material

bizarro gazzara, Friday, 17 April 2015 08:47 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

I hate the fuckin' Eagles, man

Neil S, Sunday, 1 November 2015 13:11 (three years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

primal looks to be the dumbest fc yet

am0n, Monday, 22 February 2016 17:51 (two years ago) Permalink

Fuck a shooter with no guns.

Ad h (onimo), Monday, 22 February 2016 22:24 (two years ago) Permalink

Petting simulator, hooray!

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

am0n, Friday, 26 February 2016 19:32 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (seven months ago) Permalink

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 (seven months ago) Permalink

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 (seven months ago) Permalink

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 (seven months ago) Permalink

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 (seven months ago) Permalink

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 (seven months ago) Permalink

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 (seven months ago) Permalink

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 (seven months ago) Permalink

Good golly is FC5 duuummmmb

Glower, Disruption & Pies (kingfish), Sunday, 13 May 2018 08:36 (seven months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

why isn't far cry 5 a better game

Mordy, Friday, 22 June 2018 00:02 (five months ago) Permalink

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 (five months ago) Permalink

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