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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 (eleven years ago) link

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I made this short ten second clip to show some idiot...
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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Far Cry Dumbass Realistc Crowe uses Steroids"

ಥ﹏ಥ (cankles), Friday, 14 November 2008 13:45 (eleven 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 (eleven 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 (eleven 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 (eleven 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 (eleven years ago) link

Yeah, that's probably fair.

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

i have the feeling i would love this game

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

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

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


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

It's really pretty too.

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

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

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

7 minutes! great job!

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

another checkpoint! w00t!

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

also, the rivers! parallel road system innit

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

i'm the israeli dude

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

two months pass...

3:28-3:29 is prime gif material

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

Fuck a shooter with no guns.

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

Petting simulator, hooray!

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

am0n, Friday, 26 February 2016 19:32 (three 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

Good golly is FC5 duuummmmb

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

one month passes...

why isn't far cry 5 a better game

Mordy, Friday, 22 June 2018 00:02 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

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