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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 (five 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 (five years ago) link

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

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

is this one as uh racist as 3?

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

ubisoft so will be $5 in a few months

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

Driving in FC4 is terrible.

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

im playing blud dragon its pretty stupid but fun

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

xp running over sharks with jetskis

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

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

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

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


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


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

two months pass...

3:28-3:29 is prime gif material

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

three months pass...

primal looks to be the dumbest fc yet

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

Fuck a shooter with no guns.

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

Petting simulator, hooray!

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

am0n, Friday, 26 February 2016 19:32 (four 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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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