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Far Cry 2: Death To The Trees

[EDIT: Now with Mystbusters-stolen investigative journalism]

I’m so pleased Far Cry 2 looks amazing. There was an obvious fear (pun so intended) that after Crytek made their own sort-of-sequel without Ubisoft, that the publisher’s sequel would be a, “Yeah! Well we’ll make our own game too then!” revenge release, probably consisting of a side-scrolling platformer with bullet time. But instead, they seem to be making the most realistic foliage simulator of all time. Have a look:


Merci beaucoup Gametrailers.

Sure, maybe they’ll one day show us the game that goes with it. But right now, I’m not sure I’m too worried. Far Cry 2 promises that it will be a free-roaming game, letting you choose what to do throughout, and I’ve a strong feeling that what I’ll choose to do is fire my gun at branches while the sun rises over the horizon. Also shoot at zebras. So as far as I’m concerned, they’re pitching these preview trailers perfectly. (Actually, there’s quite a lot of gameplay footage in this very unofficial video, including the infamous “healing” techniques, of extracting bullets with pliers, or patting out fire on your arms.)

Right, let’s link to this for as long as it lasts, and try to appease Discovery by giving them a nice big plug. Mythbusters (Wednesdays at 9, on the US Discovery channel) recently asked the question: Can a machine gun really chop down a tree?

Hand-held, it seems no. But what about with a Dillon gatling minigun?

“It smells good! It smells like destruction.”

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