Product Type: Ubisoft PC games
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Great game but gets a bit repetitive
Far Cry 2 (PC)
Member Name: dirtyripper
Far Cry 2 (PC)
Advantages: Amazing graphics, enormous world, realistic gameplay
Far Cry 2 is a first-person shooter game for the PC published by Ubisoft in 2008. It bears little resemblance to the original Far Cry, featuring an entirely new setting, different characters and an open-world style as opposed to the linear gameplay of the first game.
Far Cry 2 takes place in an unnamed African nation caught up in civil war. You play the role of a mercenary sent to hunt down and kill an arms dealer known as The Jackal. The game strives to be as realistic as possible. Instead of health regenerating or simply replenishing straight away if you pick up a first aid kit, if you are injured then you have to give yourself a shot of morphine. If your injuries are more serious, you'll see yourself pulling a bullet out of various parts of your body with tweezers. Also, occasionally, because of the dust and dirt flying around in the harsh desert environment, your guns are more than likely to jam occasionally. This seems to happen quite frequently and often at the worst possible times, requiring you to unjam it. Whilst a nice touch of realism, this can get rather annoying.
The graphics are fantastic, and there is so much intricate detail rendered that every time I was travelling in the game I'd find myself constantly looking around to take in all the scenery. The game is open world so you are free to explore and complete whatever missions you like. The world of Far Cry 2 is enormous and has a great range of different types of locations including desert, mountains, underground mines, jungles and urban areas. One drawback of this is that it takes a very long time to get from one mission to the next. At first I did not mind because I had fun looking at the scenery and exploring, but as I kept playing I got a bit bored. There are bus stations dotted around the map so you can save time, but it still takes longer than it should. Also, many of the levels are quite similar near the start of the game, which also got a bit repetitive, but as the plot develops it gets more exciting.
Overall, Far Cry 2 is a really good game with amazing graphics and an enormous, extremely well-designed world. Whilst it gets a bit repetitive in certain aspects it is definitely well worth playing and I recommend it to anyone who has not yet played it. I'm eagerly anticipating the release of the next instalment in the series, Far Cry 3
Summary: Amazing game which although repetitive is well worth playing