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

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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

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

yeah exactly!

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

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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten years ago) link


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


PLEASE SIT TIGHT WHILE WE MAKE NEW ARRANGEMENTS (forksclovetofu), Monday, 20 July 2009 22:22 (ten 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 (ten 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 (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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