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
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.
― It's great when they turn into babes. Usually they seem to turn into (jjjusten), Friday, 17 July 2009 19:57 (ten years ago) link
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.
― It's great when they turn into babes. Usually they seem to turn into (jjjusten), Friday, 17 July 2009 20:23 (ten years ago) link
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
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 (ten years ago) link
― Ømår Littel (Jordan), Monday, 20 July 2009 20:24 (ten 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 (ten years ago) link
yeah even the educated nihilist bs from the jackal is semi-ok
― goole, Monday, 20 July 2009 20:29 (ten years ago) link
how many tapes u guys found?
― goole, Monday, 20 July 2009 20:30 (ten 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 (ten years ago) link
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
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
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