Far Cry Vengeance is a shooting game for the Nintendo Wii console. I had played other Far Cry games previously and found them to be fairly good so was looking forward to trying out this console version and I was really disappointed.
Fortunately I only paid under a fiver for a used copy as I certainly wouldn't recommend paying any more for it.
There are many things that make this game annoying and frustrating to play, starting with the controls. You will need to use the nunchuck controller to play this game, the joystick part of the controller is used to jump and moves your character (Jack Carver) forwards and backwards and from side to side, but your character will not necessarily look in the direction you move so you will need to use your normal controller at the same time to make sure you can see where you are going. Not only this but the character also moves back by himself, so if you're using a sniper rifle at the top of a cliff you will have to be careful or he will automatically move backwards and fall off it and die. You can control this a little bit by gently pushing the stick forward but it is a real pain and really ruins a lot of the scenes where a sniper rifle is vital.
The next annoying aspect of the game is the map. A small radar is used in the bottom left of the screen. A white dot will show you the direction of your target, a green dot will show an enemy who has not yet noticed you and a red dot will show an attacking enemy. A lot of the time no dots will show on the map, yet you are still being hit by gunfire so if your enemy can see you I think they should show up on the radar. Many do not show an all until you are right on top of them.
You can use your senses which will use scent to detect enemies who will then glow orange but this will still not be obvious for distant enemies.
There are not many weapons around, mainly using 3 guns: A pistol, machine gun and sniper rifle. Ammo can be hard to come by which isn't too much of a negative as it makes the game more challenging and you will have to make more use of your surroundings, shooting vehicles and explosive barrels to take out multiple enemies in fewer shots.
The graphics are not as bad as some of the Far Cry games I have seen, but if you crouch or lie down you can often only see thick blades of grass. The scenes all look similar so it isn't that exciting. Unlocking a new level doesn't prove too exciting as you can expect it to be similar to the last.
You will find yourself walking through a lot of grass, for further distances you can use a quad bike, but if you hit a rock or get shot it's back to the checkpoint so it's not always the best option, but it does add a bit of interest.
There are not many items to collect, body armour and health are dotted around as is ammunition but it'soften in obvious places so searching buildings and land doesn't add a lot of interest to the game.
Objectives are vague and the game doesn't have much of a storyline. There is little speech or instructions and the music which plays when a lot of enemies are close is loud and annoying - I can't find any way of turning the music down or off and other sound effects are also disappointing.
Overall the game is a challenging one, made annoyingly challenging due to the poor radar and controls. A larger choice of weapons would be good, and some more interesting locations would help. It's not the worst game I ever played but it's not got a lot going for it.
There are plenty of good shooter games for the Wii, so my advice would be to avoid this one.
I bought this game with the charging dock for half price.
In this game you play Jack Carver, and using your Wii controller and the Nunchuck you have to escape from a foreign prison. Climbing over objects and using the sword you have to battle your way through.
When you escape you need to get free into the wild, you have a bit of a trek getting out of the prison, but one you do you can drive a quad bike, which is quite fun. There are a lot of guards which you have to kill. As you pick up a gun, of which you can carry two, you can also take the dead gurads and any found ammo and more guns, aswel as health to keep you going.
The game does sometimes get a bit annoying with the amount of gurad you have to kill. You do get a compass to help you find your way around and to where the guards are and where you need to get to.
I think this is a good game, the 16 + rating is there for a reason tho, with all of the guns and violence and blood.
I do think it is worth it and worth a try.
FarCry, this game had quite an appealing cover when I saw it in the Argos book and I also got a great deal, as when I bought this game I got the Wii control charging dock half price!
The game is rated 16+ and I think that is because of the gun usage in the game. But I would recommend it to teenage males, or even females, who like thrill, pressure, adventure and strategy.
It all starts with the Jack Carver Story. 1st you have to escape from prison, and make your way through different places and levels, completing different tasks.
The game has certain twists to it, and you have to work with your team mates at time, who then turn out not to be.
You have a sword and various gun, which you can collect ammo from the people you kill or sometimes find.
The game only saves at certain points so you have to carry on until to get to a save point. There are also walk through guides on the internet, but try and do it your self first.
A tropical paradise seethes with hidden evil in Far Cry, a cunningly detailed action shooter that pushes the boundaries of combat to shocking new levels. Freelance mariner Jack Carver is cursing the day he ever came to this island. A week ago, a brash female reporter named Valerie had offered him an incredible sum of cash to take her to this unspoiled paradise. Shortly after docking, however, Jack's boat was greeted by artillery fire from a mysterious militia group swarming about the island. With his boat destroyed, his money gone, and the gorgeous Valerie suddenly missing, Jack now finds himself facing an army of mercenaries amidst the wilds of the island, with nothing but a gun and his wits to survive. But the further he pushes into the lush jungle canopy, the stranger things become. Jack encounters an insider within the militia group who reveals the horrific details of the mercenaries' true intentions. He presents Jack with an unsettling choice: battle the deadliest mercenaries, or condemn the human race to a maniac's insidious agenda.