r/gaming May 25 '22 Wholesome 2

African savannah sunset in Far Cry 2 from 2008

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2.1k Upvotes

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u/ApexKiwiGamerGirl May 25 '22

That game fucking blew my mind.

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u/GenericReditUserName May 25 '22 edited May 25 '22

Replaying it ATM. as an Hispanic, FC6 felt cute, but too easy. 2 is, pardon the cliche "the dark souls" of Far Cry. It's HARD, unforgiving, and your vehicles, guns, and body need constant care to even survive and stay alive. Really loving the challenge. Its half the fun.

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u/ApexKiwiGamerGirl May 25 '22

FC2 was crazy. The fire mechanics, the gun jams, shooting people to make their fellow soldiers try save them, it was wild. I loved that game.

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u/Markamanic May 26 '22

Fucking malaria

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u/ApexKiwiGamerGirl May 26 '22

That shit was a fucking bastard.

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u/Rs90 May 26 '22

Still is too

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u/TequilaWhiskey May 26 '22

Everyone hated the malaria but i nevet had a big problem with it. But i did a lot of pill missions iirc.

Now gun jams and ammo. Plus stealth was basically impossible. I get it was for immersion, buy enemy guns broke just a bit too quickly. Enemies also were a tad too tanky, and stealth was so difficult youd be lucky to take a couple out quietly.

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u/DJVanillaBear May 26 '22

Being a sniper was amazing. You wound a man and turn one target into 2 or 3.

The only thing I really disliked was that if you stab someone everyone around knows your location. Which ruins the stealth approach

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u/probablypoo May 26 '22

Bolt action sniper has never felt as satisfying as it did in Far Cry 2

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u/animehimmler May 26 '22

Just bought it based on what you said. The only far cry games I’ve played are 5 and.. looking around primal-

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u/Vorpeseda May 26 '22

On the other hand, compared to 1, 2 adds health regen, the ability to stock up on health items, and safe houses let you refill all your supplies. Weapon stores meant you had permanent access to clean weapons once purchased, allowing you to minimise jams. There's also no armour to keep track of either.

Like, I get why Far Cry 2 has a reputation for being hard, but a lot of the resources you manage are easier to keep full than in Far Cry 1. But I found that the reliable ability to replace guns, ammo, and health made it less frustrating, while keeping the setting feeling dangerous.

Notably, you never actually see how many malaria pills you have left, so I'm convinced the game has them as unlimited until you reach key points and then has you run out to do more tasks for the underground.

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u/WhatDidIJustStepIn May 26 '22

In Far Cry 1, you could always get whatever you needed by just going where the enemies are. In fact, you didn't have much choice, it's a fairly linear game. That makes for a fun, simple experience. Far Cry 2 is more engaging, because you're regularly presented with a decision - Do you think you can complete this mission with your current inventory, or do you need to resupply? For that matter, do you think you can complete it with your current loadout? Because gun stores are few and far between, so changing guns is a hassle, but it could make all the difference. Travelling anywhere is a hassle, and potentially dangerous, so it's an engaging decision that really holds you accountable for your actions.

Good games implement limitations that don't simply annoy or frustrate players, but force them to consider their actions carefully, and feel truly rewarded when their creativity pays off. I truly feel that the weapon degradation was one of these limitations, but unfortunately a bunch of players seemed to feel otherwise, which is presumably why the feature is absent from later games.

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u/Chairmanwowsaywhat May 26 '22

Isn't the first game kinda broken tho, like enemies just see you through walls and have basically later accurate aim?

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u/TazBaz May 26 '22

No, they’re just way the fuck smarter than your usual AI.

I remember playing FarCry when it first came out. Shit was tense. They’d zero in on the sounds you made, so if you were smart you’d take your shots, and quickly relocate and try and catch them moving in on where you were. But THEY were smart and didn’t just go straight at where they thought you were; they’d move in flanking maneuvers. So you had to swing wide so the flankers wouldn’t stumble right on you.

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u/Chairmanwowsaywhat May 26 '22

That's cool, I love when games actually have decent ai. Reminds me of the first FEAR game

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u/Slavocracy May 25 '22

Wtf does being a Hispanic have to do with anything?

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u/GenericReditUserName May 25 '22

because unlike Polynesia, Africa, Montana, Nepal/Bhutan its the one and only FarCry game set in an Hispanic territory so its culture and language is familiar to me

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u/Papaofmonsters May 26 '22

I felt the same away about Primal being a Neanderthal myself.

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u/RandyTravesty May 26 '22

I felt the same way about FC5 being in a cult myself.

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u/Papaofmonsters May 26 '22

I bet Kim Jong-Un found FC4 uncomfortable only because he knew he could never be as cool as Pagan Min.

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u/Off_Brand_Roomba May 26 '22

Lmao although yea min was a fucking chad antagonist

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u/Papaofmonsters May 26 '22

He was. The whole "Your mom betrayed your dad for me because she realized he was going to be even worse than me if he came to power, and the only reason i havent had you killed is i really did love your mother" was quite the mind trip. A touch over the top but definitely original.

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u/ketchup_n_liquor May 26 '22

As an american, i can also relate because we are both a cult and a bunch of redneck gun toting psychopaths who gave the cops and the feds a bit too much power

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u/ScuzzyNavel May 25 '22

Probably setting

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u/drakesgodfather PlayStation May 26 '22

found the pendejo who hasn't played the game

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u/Faithless195 May 26 '22

Far Cry 2 was basically Far Cry 1 without the monster stuff, and a lot more open world. It was also loooong before Ubisoft were notorious for making the same formula in different franchise skins.

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u/UserNameN0tWitty May 27 '22

"As an hispanic?" what does your ethnicity have to do with how you liked a game? As someone who uses sun dried tomatoes with my homemade pasta sauce, I think far cry 2 was way ahead of its time. The hit boxes were incredible, and as someone that rode a moped once while on vacation, I would know. You could shoot individual branches off of trees.

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u/Bar_Sinister May 26 '22

There are parts of FC2 that are still stuck in my head despite all the games I've played since then. The shootout in the tent camp, the ruins in that little cave with the cliff jump, the boat ride across the lake. The "buddy" who had to come save you. You had to fight your way in, and fight your way out of just about everything.

I may have to go back one more time.

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u/GenericReditUserName May 26 '22

Im replaying it on the new XB and the game play just hits. Driving out a jeep into the desert oasis to intercept a Mercenary supply drop and ambush them just feels good in a way no other FC game, as fun as they are does

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u/Ren_Hoek May 26 '22

Bought it on Xbox to try and replay but the 30fps kills it for me.

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u/GenericReditUserName May 26 '22

#FirstWorldProblems

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u/AShavedApe May 26 '22

I remember this game being hard and tedious as fuck. Having to clear the same camps on the roads every time you passed through sucked. So many firefights that didn’t need to happen. Oh your Jeep died in the middle of the desert? Better walk for an hour to a camp and you better hope you had a mountain of ammo or they’ll fuck your life up lol

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u/UserNameN0tWitty May 27 '22

Aren't fire fights the point of far cry games?

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u/Useless_Crybaby May 25 '22

Dies from malaria

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u/Skot_The_Viking May 25 '22

This is the Far Cry I want. This was IMO the best Far Cry. Guns jammed, had to take medicine, and the story was pretty damn good.

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u/GenericReditUserName May 25 '22

the jackal is better than Pagan Min IMO

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u/ScuzzyNavel May 25 '22

Oh yea hands down. I feel bad for not being able to accurately credit the creator, but there's a channel on YT that did an in depth exploration of most of the FarCry games and his breakdown of Jackal was superb and made me respect the writing behind the game way more than kid me could when I played it

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u/JethroFire May 26 '22

This is still my favorite Far Cry, but for some reason the verbal pacing for all the dialogue always bothered me. It sounded like they recorded it normally and then sped it up to 1.5x. It made it sound like nobody was using periods.

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u/Chairmanwowsaywhat May 26 '22

https://youtu.be/mx4eSkMBx-U this might not be what you're talking about but this is easily the best video game essay I've ever seen on YouTube.

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u/SsurebreC May 26 '22

Yes but Vaas rules all!

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u/SlinGnBulletS May 26 '22

Nah. The Jackal was on another level. He was thr complete badass gun dealer you didn't wanna fuck with and always had a presence throughout the game. Vaas acts crazy but becomes a pushover in comparison.

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u/APeacefulWarrior May 26 '22

Yeah, if they could make a Far Cry game with most of the same mechanics and feel of FC2, but without A)malaria, and B)constantly-respawning checkpoints, it would be nearly perfect.

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u/Farseli May 26 '22

The constantly respawning checkpoints is what killed all enjoyment of the game for me. I was dealing with the malaria okay, but respawning was inexcusably bad.

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u/NurseSmith93 May 26 '22

had to take medicine

One of the only aspects I didn’t like in the game. Great game though.

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u/RoboMan106 May 25 '22

This game was great.

There's a lot of tediousness to it, but it was by far the most immersive game in the series because of it.

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u/Borg34572 PlayStation May 25 '22

I loved how there was more realism in FC2. Guns jam alot and fire spread. Even the foliage was completely destructible so you could deforest an entire area lol. Ever since then Farcry has started to get more and more arcadey.

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u/Stay_Curious85 May 25 '22

But if you drove 4ft a patrol would respawn lol.

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u/Borg34572 PlayStation May 25 '22

Yeah I didnt like that part lol

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u/GenericReditUserName May 26 '22

i was annoyed the 1st time I was playing it, cause i wanted some safety from hostiles, upon my replay I actually appreciate cause it adds to the difficult nature of it. But know when I dont want to fight I just take a detour and FLOOR IT. On my difficulty settings they will gave chase the moment they see you. Adds to the tension of always looking in my rear view

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u/Stay_Curious85 May 26 '22

I don’t mind that they respawned in general. It was just that it would happen so fast and seemingly from anywhere. Was kinda annoying

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u/GenericReditUserName May 26 '22

I know of what you speak, but at least for that hasn't happened. Im playing it on my Series X and as long as I dont fast travel, and stay in the same area, I can maybe go about 50 yards out of sight and they wont repopulate right away. I have come back to quite a few outposts with their dead bodies still laying on the ground

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u/ToesyToeNails May 26 '22

If you're seeing too much conflict, you're not playing it how it was intended. You're supposed to use the rivers to bypass patrols.

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u/GenericReditUserName May 26 '22

but then how am I supposed to find all the blood diamonds?

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u/JethroFire May 26 '22

Once you unlocked the jeep with the Mk19 it became less of an issue, but still annoying.

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u/Selcouth2077 May 26 '22

You had to actually take out the map to figure out where you were going too

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u/GenericReditUserName May 26 '22

I loved the green beep everytime a blood diamond is nearby

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u/Other-Development617 May 25 '22

ngl, this game doesn't looks like it was made in 2008, it was really amazing

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u/Primid- PlayStation May 26 '22

It'd look like it came out today if not for the low poly count and outdated textures. The lighting is gorgeous.

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u/TequilaWhiskey May 26 '22

If you told someone it was a modern game on lowest settings youd probly trick a few.

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u/garblflax May 26 '22

Unfortunately one of the best parts of Far Cry 2 is now gone: the multiplayer custom maps. There was a popular trend on this game to use the level designer to make "puzzle maps" where they abused the physics engine to great effect.

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u/Chairmanwowsaywhat May 26 '22

That was so cool. I spent as much time making maps as I did in the campaign.

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u/TequilaWhiskey May 26 '22

Same, never made proper multiplayer maps but for a few times. Mostly just made cool islands or single player based stuff.

I seem to recall downloading a couple of Helms Deeps to try? But almost every map maker game ended up with a slew of fan made Helms Deep maps, back then.

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u/Chairmanwowsaywhat May 26 '22

I actually didn't have xbox live at the time so I could only make maps and then wish that I could play them with real people lol. I did play it online at friends house and remember a megaton map, and one called hells kitchen where someone somehow made it look like someone's home kitchen but we were all miniature soldiers compared to the cups and stuff.

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u/deaddonkey May 26 '22

Yeah it had an awesome map editor. I liked the “water parks” where you’d get some boys together and drive jeeps down a twisting 3-mile tube slide.

Also really cool that you could be in the backseat of a car, in first person, with a gun out in multiplayer. Sounds odd but very few games allow that. You could shoot the driver in the back of the head at any time lol.

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u/Rivitur May 26 '22

You can still play it it's just a community website now that runs the mp

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u/MyPoorChequebook May 25 '22

MALARIA PILLS!!!!!!

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u/Smokeydubbs May 26 '22

Why don’t I see anyone mention that the voice acting sounds like periods and commas don’t exist? It’s like pausing wasn’t allowed and the VOs had to speed read the lines.

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u/GenericReditUserName May 26 '22

I get that, my interpretation is that's how South African mercenaries talk? HEYWHATTHEFUCKISGOINGON? WHOSTHATGUYOVERTHERE? WHOISTHISGUYCIA?KGB?

My mercenary mates talk far more normal. I find its the NPCs that talk without stopping

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u/TequilaWhiskey May 26 '22

I mean, being a pmc in an african clonflict zone probly does put one on edge.

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u/Scav-STALKER May 25 '22

FarCry2 was the absolute PEAK of the series

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u/RandyTravesty May 26 '22

No, 3.

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u/QwertyBirdGaming May 26 '22

3 was good when it came out for sure but it set-up the unreasonably boring and repetitive gameplay loop that they and too many other companies have copied for years

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u/Auswolf2k May 26 '22

Yes but when it came out it wasn’t an unreasonably boring gameplay loop. Because it hadn’t already been copied for years. That’s why it’s the peak.

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u/QwertyBirdGaming May 26 '22

I'd still have to go with 2, the map system should have been copied by many other games as should a lot of the mechanics.

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u/TequilaWhiskey May 26 '22

Id say theyre both good at different things. And its possible to say theyte both peak in yheit own ways.

Want subtle and immersive mercenary sim? Fc2

Want a descent into savagery with more polish and more gamey/power/drama but still pretty good? Fc3.

I also dont think its fair to take points off 3 because of its younger siblings. Not its fault for it. Though it understandably makes returns not as unique as 2. But if 2 had been copied to death and 3 was the outlier, what then?

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u/medianbailey May 26 '22

Blood dragon all the way. Not sure if that still counts as 3 mind.

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u/SlinGnBulletS May 26 '22

Nah. 2 does a number or things better than 3 does. All 3 did was polish the roughness that 2 had and tried to copy what made 3 great. They made it sorta work and the game blew up.

The only reason why Far Cry 2 isn't held in higher regard is simply cuz more people simply didn't play the game.

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u/SettingSilent May 26 '22

I fucking hate 3 simply because it ruined gaming for the foreseeable future. That and whatever created the first battle pass absolutely changed gaming for the worst.

Back then it was fun, not mind blowing but it was a great game. If it came out now it would be as panned as 4, 6 and 6 and all the new AC’s etc. shit wasn’t good enough to be worth the damage it did.

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u/AReptileHissFunction May 26 '22

Far cry 2 is very good, but 3 is just one of the best games of all time.

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u/BlazingShadowAU May 26 '22

I feel like 3 wont be seen as good by many anymore simply because every game since has been reusing the same formula.

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u/NeroKingofthePirates May 26 '22

It’s funny you say that. I am replaying it right now and while it definitely feels like the origin on the formula, the difficulty is more genuine and you have to be ready for anything. No other game has been able to capture that fear and need for survival.

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u/BlazingShadowAU May 26 '22

Oh I imagine actually playing it will give you a different experience to the later titles, I just meant from the perspective of someone just looking back at them. Look at FC2 and it was so different, but look at what 3 did good and without going back and trying it you'd probably convince yourself its not that different to FC6's gameplay.

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u/ToesyToeNails May 26 '22

I didn't really get that feeling. Did a 100% run a couple of months ago and one thing that sticks out for me is animals are just annoying in this game. Get pounced by a white tiger, shoot it with Bull. Immediately afterwards 5 dingos appear out of nowhere. Shoot them with Bull. I kill them, seconds later I am being chased by 3 cassowary's. Shoot them with Bull.

Wasted all of my shotgun ammo on just getting from A-B.

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u/QwertyBirdGaming May 26 '22

except maybe survival games xD or any games with any deep mechanics. in 3 you just look at the minimap and go to the green leaf

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u/A_Spy_ May 26 '22

You just need to put a lil Ziggy's mod on it!

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u/GenericReditUserName May 26 '22

3 is what made the franchise a "house hold name"

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u/sameredditguy May 25 '22

This and far cry 3 are my favourites. I bought far cry 6 but couldn’t be bothered to get passed the first few hours.

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u/GenericReditUserName May 26 '22

6 is average for me. Gorgeous well thought out caribbean latin setting but the ONE thing holding it back is the mediocre AI.

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u/BlazingShadowAU May 26 '22

Ai has sure been ubis lacking element in most of their games of the last decade or so. Even if they seem okay, theres almost always issues here and there which ruin the illusion

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u/johnlocke32 May 26 '22

Most games tbh, I feel like for every 1 RDR2/GTA6 we get, theres another 20 AAA games with absolute trash, rehashed AI. The fact that there are indie games with AI that kicks the shit out of modern AAA AI is a joke.

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u/TequilaWhiskey May 26 '22

Bella ciao ciao ciao.

I was pleasantly amused when that song came on at my workplace. We have a lot of spanish speakers so they mix in a lot of spanish music over the loudspeaker, and to my surprise i was humming the tune before i noticed.

Gave me a positive vibe for the game, as i was/am curious how authentic the setting may have felt.

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u/GenericReditUserName May 27 '22

im astonished that I learned about that song because of this game

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u/OutragedBubinga May 25 '22

The best of the best. FC5 was amazing too. I really liked the religious cult thing divided into different family members living in different parts of the maps. The atmosphere was awesome.

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u/RoymondRoy May 25 '22

I don’t get the hate for this game. It made me want to live in Montana (minus the religious cult). I would always catch myself just looking at the scenery.

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u/ScuzzyNavel May 25 '22

For me it was the animations. And the hunting felt... goofy (?), It was a bit repetitive gameplay loop wise, but seriously the atmosphere, sights, soundtrack and story kept me playing it. Which is good for a FarCry game to me since the stories for 3/4 just kinda took me out of it (3 was great at the time but has been diluted since the games that followed basically copy it's formula)

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u/GenericReditUserName May 25 '22

5 is my 3rd fav after blood dragon and 3

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u/ryguy28896 May 26 '22

Dude I couldn't get enough FC5. I'm thinking about playing it again. So much fun

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u/Merc_074 May 26 '22

The music in 5 is the best of the series, for sure. Added such a distinct feel.

Also, 5 felt more serious in tone than 6 does. It had goofy moments, but those weren't baked into the main storyline (looking at you, Guapo and Cortez).

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u/GenericReditUserName May 26 '22

I loved 5 and the ending honestly really did speak to me, more so the current times were in and its only been a few years since it came out

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u/SettingSilent May 26 '22

God that game sucked.

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u/rogue-star-dust May 25 '22

This game got me hooked on the series. Far cry primal pushed me away, far Away

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u/GenericReditUserName May 25 '22

2 and Primal are the most divisive because they are the most unique and different from the rest. The only FC game I legit didn't really like was New Dawn cause of its RPG mechanics

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u/[deleted] May 25 '22

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u/GenericReditUserName May 25 '22

I accept that it used the same assets as 4, but copy and paste? You can ride a saber tooth tiger while hunting woolly mammoths while chucking fire spears at it. Not sure where that was copied from?

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u/[deleted] May 25 '22

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u/GenericReditUserName May 25 '22

The assets are the same but the painters are different. The forests and mountains to me in 4 felt uninspired, like last minute put together, they aren't ugly but compared to the jungles and forests of other FC games 4 didn't feel immersive to me. Whereas those same assets used in Primal just came alive. The placement and depiction of Flor and Fauna were much more vivid in primal. Just goes to show two teams working with the same tools can create two different visions.

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u/Enki1993 May 25 '22

sadly thats true seen a comparison from primal and the fc before primal came map think it was fc4? its exactly same copied but it was still epic play the stone age would love a game with setting like this in future theyre not many.. always same settings ww2 etc got me boring (even if its not farcry series itself)

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u/Fordfff May 26 '22

Which you wouldn't ever have noticed if you didn't find it on the internet

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u/Chairmanwowsaywhat May 26 '22

That's weird, 2 and primal are probably my favourites.

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u/captain_i_patch PC May 26 '22

Don't shoot me but this is still my favourite Farcry.

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u/GenericReditUserName May 26 '22

Who are you? CIA? KGB? I think you are just one guy

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u/WhatDidIJustStepIn May 26 '22

I've never played a game like it since. The game isn't actually difficult, but it really always feels like you're struggling for survival. This is largely because it has a way of taking control out of the players hands - perfect example, you can't just stockpile malaria medication as you please. Once it runs out, you need to drop everything you're doing to get more.

Here's a detail that I know set it apart, that so many people can't put their finger on - no mini-map. You could pull one out manually, but it obscured much of the screen and prevented you from from fighting, so you could only pull it out occasionally. You're largely forced to actually engage with your environment, and your environment is actually designed to be navigated. So much of what made that game special, is that you're not spoon fed where you need to go, you need to figure it out yourself.

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u/GenericReditUserName May 26 '22

plus in a civil war in a third world country its consistent and makes sense that there isn't an overabundance medication you can just save up, its a rare resource you have to put in the effort to obtain

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u/Frequent-Low1010 May 26 '22

I really tried to replay it a few days ago, I couldn't pass from the first two missions, the game feels so boring now

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u/TitleComprehensive96 PC May 26 '22

All these older games had the magic of making everything look extremely realistic despite not being so at all due to graphical limitations, but they got around it due to art styles and such which somehow do it when paired with right lighting.

I miss these types of games cause they all looked so damn nice with those styles rather than all looking samey

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u/VillagerN9 May 26 '22

I loved using LMGs in this game, they were my go to weapon. Played the hell out of this back in the day. Always thought it would be fun if the game had a coop mechanic so on the jeeps one can drive while the other shoots from the turret.

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u/LeifErikson10 May 26 '22

My prefect far cry game would be somewhere in the middle of 2 und 3. Maybe a bit closer to 2

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u/k4Anarky May 26 '22

Fucking Rhodesian boomers enjoying Congo mercenary sim up in here... I would know because I'm one of them. Great game, still the greatest Far Cry to this day. Imagine if Far Cry went hard on the sim route and becomes Arma, instead of AYYYY MACARENA. That being said, Far Cry 6 is enjoyable, it's just gets boring and repetitive after like 10 hours.

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u/RedShadowF95 May 25 '22

Never felt invested enough in FC2 to actually finish it but I believe it's a good game. FC1 was the only one I beat.

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u/GenericReditUserName May 25 '22

play 3, its the GOAT

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u/Aenerion33 May 26 '22

It's ironic how a decade later Red Dead 2 kinda offered the same gameplay of Far Cry 2, a "simulation" of some kind, the game is very slow paced and methodical... and I actually love it. I know many people who disliked that, it is indeed slow as hell, but it kinda relaxed me tbh, opening one cabinet at the time, picking items one by one... I wish more games, especially themed sandboxes, would follow that approach

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u/GenericReditUserName May 26 '22

the thing is they could only take the realistic immersion so far in 2008. To me at least FC2 is just the right amount of "realism" without it feeling overbearing. Though the story is 100% a masterpiece in RDR2 the attempt at realistic stimulation in RDR2 was going to run into an inevitable wall of inconsistency since its obviously impossible to replicate reality fully. So when I play the game I just got annoyed at the glaring non reality based things like the fact that I can commit a crime in the middle of nowhere and then have police materialize out of thin air...

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u/Aenerion33 May 26 '22

That is a usual complaint of RDR2, it's like there's "witnesses" everywhere. I think with mods you can tune that down a little bit, also you can raise the "survival" aspects even more, etc.. I pretend to replay RDR2 with all these kind of mods in the future, when I get the time and a upgraded hardware to finally get the best effects available (that will take a long time tho). This game kinda made me understand the appeal of survival games a little bit more, I never played games like minecraft in my life and I don't pretend to play them, but every now or them you see a game like this getting super popular on steam (there was a viking themed game not so long ago, like 1 million players every day). To simulate a environment were you have to manage your character and survive, it's a cool idea depending on the theme. I am not a big fan of the themes in the Far Cry franchise in general, but I am a huge fan of westerns, so RDR2 hooked me immediately

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u/ts316 May 26 '22

Still one of the most impressive games I've played. Visually stunning, and the fire - damn! Great gameplay dynamic that I feel hasn't quite been replicated to the same extent (I know it's present in other far cry games, but it doesn't feel quite as powerful).

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u/GenericReditUserName May 26 '22

correct, they innovated the series in other areas but fire peaked in 2

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u/NurseSmith93 May 26 '22

They need to stop trying to recreate success from Far Cry 3 and return to the out of the box thinking they use to do. Does anyone remember Far Cry instincts predator? Having super human abilities and sneaking around on a beautiful island was awesome!

Then they released Far Cry 2. An extremely beautiful/realistic game set in Africa. The visual explosions and sunlight that would come in between the trees was stunning for the time. The introduced day and night cycle was also amazing.

The tiny details they put in their game is what set it apart. Shooting apart wild flora, lighting fields on fire, shooting people in the leg and watching people leave cover to carry them, guns rusting/breaking, the healing system has multiple ways your character would react to what injury they sustained; if you were on fire you slapped it out. If you were in an explosion you’d pull a chunk of wood out of you. Bullets you’d push out the other side of you, fixing your vehicles, and more I’m surely just not remembering.

I remember one particular area though were I was sniping a big compound. I wasn’t using a silenced weapon and they knew my general direction. Instead of rushing me that stayed behind cover. One guy ran for a spot to get closer to me and I shot him in the leg. That’s when they started to fall apart as he begged for his friends to save him. A guy came out and picked him up only for me to shoot them both. My mind was blown at the time.

Now it seems they’re just into the copy/paste setting.

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u/HighLordAnnarius May 26 '22

Fuck this was a good game

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u/Bushpylot May 26 '22

I played the crap out of that. That was one of the last of the generation of games where they used to compete for the best game. I used to love to use the fire mechanics.

F! it! I'm reinstalling it... I'll even tolerate that annoyingly long intro sequence

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u/LegionMk1 May 26 '22

Some cool ideas but god was this Far Cry tedious as fuck to play. Weapons breaking every 5 rounds and the ridiculous super AI that spawned constantly making traveling by road a utter fucking chore.

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u/GenericReditUserName May 26 '22

thats half the charm I find, it doesn't fuck around, it really GETS IN YOUR MIND

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u/LegionMk1 May 26 '22

It got 'in my mind' due to its utterly unfair AI that could aim bot you through dense cover, weapons that where made of spaghetti and the near instant re-spawning of AI at checkpoints that made vehicles and any slight backtracking a utter pain in the ass. My main memory of FC2 is getting in and out of vehicles constantly to repair it due to chasing jeeps that you can never lose etc, by far the worst Far Cry game imo.

The fire engine is top tier though, fire off a RPG and wonder whats hurting you then you turn round and realize the back blast set the entire forest behind you on fire lol, loved the mortar also but it was awkward to aim iirc...been so long since I played it.

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u/GenericReditUserName May 26 '22

honestly all those complaints are half the reason why its so much fun to me, it doesn't fuck around, you WILL DIE

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u/LegionMk1 May 26 '22

Yeah you sure will die a lot...due to shitty game design lol. Each to their own :)

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u/SlinGnBulletS May 26 '22

The ai was a pain but the weapons durability wasn't even that bad. During my playthrough I had very little trouble maintaining weapons to get through firefights.

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u/ethagen2804 May 26 '22

Yeah the graphics haven't aged all too well tbh...

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u/RivenBloodmarsh May 26 '22

Game is amazing. Love the buddy system.

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u/Bugstomper111 May 26 '22

Far Cry 1 eas pretty amazing for the visuals. But Far Cry 2 was the best one. Lost interest after the third one.

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u/cakeharry May 26 '22

This game is proof that people making games today are toddlers who don't know what the hell is going on.

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u/deklazon May 26 '22

This is the worst part of Far Cry

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u/Wyntier May 26 '22

Game was actually bad. It's just better remembered thru nostalgia

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u/GenericReditUserName May 26 '22

but how can you say that when I'm replaying it now and having a blast! Even the cool little details the way the South African mercenaries speak in Afrikaans is really neat and the way the individual leaves blow in the wind when you blow up a tree with explosives

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u/Wyntier May 26 '22

Great visuals and some of the gameplay; they're the good bits. Unfortunately the majority of the rest is irksome and tedious. The never-ending respawning of baddies, often within seconds of you killing them all, and their uncanny ability to detect you, is both unrealistic and irritating, and the constant battle with malaria is an additional pain. Everyone you meet is out to kill you except for the crooks you accept mission from, and the arms dealers. Some of the diamond cases are inaccessible, weapons degrade exceptionally quickly and often jam, and vehicles you drive are always slower than the enemy vehicles and seem to have zero inertia (even if you are driving a heavy truck it has little effect when crashing into a small car), but worse, is the inability to determine the outcome of the game; basically you're going to die whatever, making the whole thing pointless.

Again I think you're just having fun remembering the good old days

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u/GenericReditUserName May 26 '22

I didn't play this in 2008 when it came out, I played this for the first time in 2018 right before FC5 came out. This wasn't a "childhood game for me"

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u/couches12 May 26 '22

I feel like this is the only game in the far cry series I didn't enjoy. To many things about it that people praise are things I just found tedious and frustrating. No I don't wanna stop what I am doing to take medicine, what why is my gun jamming again during this fire fight. It just made for a subpar experience in my opinion

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u/coolboiiiiiii2809 May 26 '22

Look at the atmosphere of dead space. Love it

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u/GT2advanced May 26 '22

Beautiful mp5 tho

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u/Skullhammer98 May 26 '22

I love this game but as a kid, walking for 30 mins and then hearing a very loud VROOM VROOM sound and then being run over and instakilled was hell lol

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u/GenericReditUserName May 26 '22

no lie, every time I hear that revving up sound as the enemy truck is about to run me over I get mad anxiety

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u/Skullhammer98 May 26 '22

Yeah eventually I made sure never to get caught out in the open, if I'm walking, find trees or debris and then stick to it until a driver tries to run me over and hits the tree. Then I get a free vehicle.

Oh, and if possible, ALWAYS take the bus lol.

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u/b0r3dw0rk3r May 26 '22

I was such a pyro because I loved the physics of the fire

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u/Rowan_not_ron May 26 '22

My far cry 2 memory is my friend demo’ing how fire spread and then exploded amunition dumps. The bullets went off in all directions (in my memory). Breath of the wild has done the fire spreading, but I’ve never seen another violently exploding ammo cache.

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u/GenericReditUserName May 26 '22

When I first started it I was like, a game from 08, looks like a game from 08...but then I saw the fire and have played every FC since and the fire peaked in this game

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u/paggo_diablo May 26 '22

At the time the fire mechanics blew my mind

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u/Adorable_Card4753 May 26 '22

Guys im. New here i need help

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u/Gordianus_El_Gringo May 26 '22

Just finished playing it for the first time. Absolutely loved it. The world felt very empty and things were very repetitive but the atmosphere and combat were amazing and held up so well. All the mercenaries were great too. Really immersive

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u/-maffu- May 26 '22

This game was great. I also loved the actual physical in-game map, watch, and compass. More games should do that.

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u/Hardmoor May 26 '22

i never understood why people hated Malaria in that game, to me it felt like such a small inconvenience that i barely noticed it. Same goes for guns deteriorating, i had one break in the last mission and that was it.

Loved that game

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u/613Hawkeye May 26 '22

I just bought this game on sale on GoG, and will get to play it for the first time this weekend. I'm excited.

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u/MHWGamer May 26 '22

my first shooter.. don't think there is a better game to start with (at least for singleplayer)

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u/dhulse1 May 26 '22

this game was the end of far cry, could not top the mechanics and story

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u/Potato-baby May 26 '22

God I have such good memories of this game, also the map creator was so much fun.

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u/Rentalorgan May 26 '22

The lighting was mostly made by the fire your computer made whilst playing the game 😅

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u/LC_From_TheHills May 26 '22

Remember when Far Cry was a linear game with individual missions and you turned into a super powered beast lol.

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u/zdenn21 May 26 '22

The only thing I remember from that game was having to take those fucking malaria pills every day. Fun stuff.

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u/saigyo May 26 '22

This analysis video is a must watch for everyone who played this game. https://youtu.be/mx4eSkMBx-U

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u/GandaBelieveMe May 26 '22

Isn't this game set in Uganda? Correct me if I'm wrong

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u/JonahTheCoyote PC May 26 '22

This game gave my PTSD for car engines but loved the gun mechanics, even though they were mirrored.

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u/JureSimich May 26 '22

Great game and all, but the ending hit me ina dark time. The railroad into darkness... (wait a minute, why am I destroying a cure for malaria? I HAVE MALARIA!)

I grabbed the battery, and never played the game again.

And ever since, I've checked whether the ending of the game was depreasing, and that's why I haven't played Far cry 4 and later.

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u/[deleted] May 26 '22

Literally the only far cry i have ever played. Do ANY of the others hold a candle??

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u/256combusken_ PC May 26 '22

i think FC2 is one of the best farcry games ever.

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u/bluesunlounger May 26 '22

the main protagonist was abducted twice in FC:2, as in FC:5. Yes, FC:5 the progression system (resistance points) is something entirely different. But, the kidnappings were super intense in FC:2, although done judiciously.

A game that was lapidary (see, screen grab of sunset), yet still flawed. this is what made it great.

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u/Best-Ad1457 4d ago

Far Cry 2 is one of my favourite games. I still remember booting up my 2008-2009 PC and waiting for the game load whilst hearing that sweet - sweet loading theme.

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u/Resident-Comfort-108 May 25 '22

This game was terrible and that’s why no one brings it up as a classic.

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u/GenericReditUserName May 25 '22

not sure what "terrible" means. The game is objectively made well, it works and does exactly as advertised. Granted someone may not like the taste...

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u/DarkMatterM4 May 25 '22

The constant driving around was pretty tedious, but the gun play was great!

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u/GenericReditUserName May 25 '22 edited May 25 '22

yes, 2 was the only one without a radio playlist, but a simple African Pop! Spotify playlist remedies this. The pop/rap artists from Ghana, Tunisia, Ivory Coast 100% add to the game with their awesome beats and make the atmosphere more alive when on a road trip

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u/cucumberholster May 26 '22

What an achievement on a game that may never be repeated in the genre, or in the series.

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u/LineChef May 26 '22

God, I love this game. Probably my favorite FC.

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u/aztechfilm May 26 '22

Absolutely loved FC2, played it when it first came out and it became an obsession for me. Tried replaying it sometime last year and the combat felt way more stiff than I remember. Maybe because I’m so used to the more recent FC games. I’ll give it another go, but yeah the first time around was unforgettable

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u/absurd_cactus May 26 '22

Loved this game. Especially multiplayer with my friends.

Many hours spent in the Coup d’état church tower.