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Far Cry 2

12 years ago

Far Cry 2 Best On PC Say EG

Richard Leadbetter is a man with more patience in one day than I'll ever have in a lifetime. Somehow he finds it within himself to run comprehensive investigations into which versions of videogames are best for Eurogamer. The latest is Far Cry 2, and I mention it here because the PC dun won it."Map-finding issues apart, Far Cry 2 is an excellent release on PC,…

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After The Storm, The Patching

So, most of the season's biggest games have landed on our hard drives by now, which means two things will follow in their wake:1) A torrent of finely-detailed complaints about this, that and the other feature. With maybe the occasional compliment thrown in for good measure. 2) Patches!There tends to be this weird two-sided coin for PC versions of big games - on the hand…

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Far Cry 2 Tops Charts

[With Fallout 3 topping UK charts I should have titled this "sequels unrelated to original games top charts"... Ooh, handbags.]The Big K posted up this week's US retail PC chart, and Far Cry 2 is in with a, er, bullet at number one. That does please me, despite the general opinion circus we're facing with the game. More importantly, Kotaku are making a commendable effort…

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Far Cry 2: First Impressions

So I'm a few hours into Far Cry 2 and I'm going to just quickly report my impressions of it so far. Firstly, it pains me to have to quit out of the game to blog about it, which is a good sign, but also a bad sign. The bad being: it locks up if I alt-tab. That said, I have ignored the game's pleas…

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Far Cry 2 Map Editor: “Uhh!”

Ubi's latest trailer for their Far Cry 2 multiplayer map editor shows off some of the more radical possibilities for map creation that the tool offers: with big crazy maps with Eiffel Towers, Pyramids and vast rope-bridge mountain-islands. "Crazy" they're calling it. Better still, however, is how the headshots and explosions of the trailer are timed to coincide with the "Uhh!" of the human beatbox…

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Far Cry 2 Offers African Beats

See, I didn't even realise Adult Swim had a music publishing arm. It's amazing what you find when poking your nose around the internet during the breaks of the baseball game you've stayed up until a million o'clock to watch (go Phillies). So to coincide with the release of Far Cry 2, Ubisoft are getting all cross-promotional, sponsoring the free distribution of an album of…

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Far Cry 2: “Money, Diamonds, and Blood”

Far Cry 2 is almost upon us, and I'm seething with anticipation. PC Gamer's Tim Edwards telling us that it effectively kills off the entire linear shooter genre doesn't do anything to ease that. His review in the latest PC Gamer UK is worth reading. If he's right - and I dearly hope he is - that will stand up as one of the best…

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Clint Hocking on Far Cry 2

I don't know about you lot, but all that Far Cry 2 coverage left me with a few questions about the game. So I dropped a line to Mr Clint Hocking, a creative director at Ubisoft Montreal, and the lead brain on Far Cry 2. He's a clever sort, and was patient enough to talk about how non-linear storytelling works, how your NPCs buddies operate…

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Your Daily Far Cry 2 Footage

Well, it seems like it, anyway. I promise not to post any more. Unless it's tomorrow. This clip (conspicuously marked CONSOLE FOOTAGE, but hey so what) shows off some forest sequence with sniping, sneaking, and killing. And some interface! See that intriguing map and compass bit. Oooh.

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Far Cry Series To Remain In Africa?

UK-based blogchums Videogaming247 were clever enough to remember to go to Leipzig (unlike us) and consequently they've come back with special Far Cry information. Ubisoft Montreal are, apparently, already in the initial stages of the third Far Cry game. Here's the interesting bit:“There are still things we want to do with the African setting, and I think it’s safe to say we’ll continue to explore…

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Far Cry 2: Map Editor Revolution?

Could the best bit of Far Cry 2 be the map editor? That's what my secret Ubisoft contact has been reporting - and now there's a trailer to back up his ludicrous claims, which you can see after the jump. The lengthy mapping footage shows a map being put together with a gamepad - a sequence which inadvertently reveals that there's a hang-glider in Far…

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Far Cry 2: Even More Showing Off

I can't think of why Ubisoft would have released even more Far Cry 2 footage except to show off what their new tech can do. It's running at some chronic level of detail in this trailer, which also has a jolly good soundtrack. It's the trailer equivalent of driving round town in your new Ferrari, or something. I still think this could emerge as GOTY.

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Twenty Minutes Of Far Cry 2

"A completely real, no bullshit open world." The presentation from this year's Dreamhack shows the sophisticated AI in action, the scale of the open world, the way the missions are implemented, the freedom of the open world, the combat, the vehicles, fixing broken vehicles, the wildlife, the physics and fire-propagation.Game Of The Year, anyone?

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13 years ago

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Ramble On Rambling: Exploration Games

Certain game experiences seem to suggest other, older games, and leave me longing for them. Age Of Conan, which I've been playing a great deal for the PC Gamer review, somehow left me longing for Oblivion. There was something about the way that Age Of Conan tantalises you with elements of single player gaming that left me quite hungry for a proper RPG romp, and…

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Technical Demonstration: Far Cry 2

Far Cry 2 is making my 3D card creak with fear. That, in turn, is making my wallet weep tiny tears of fear and shame. Yes, it's going to be beautiful, but when my machine choked on the enormity of Crysis, how is it going to get on with all the visual cleverness that is contained in the recent techdemo of Far Cry 2?Oh, who…

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Far Cry 2 Development Video

Far Cry 2 looks at least a couple of kinds of incredible. "You're free to go anywhere you want at any time," says creative director Clint Hocking of the stupidly detailed 50km2 slice of African terrain. "It's about giving the player the opportunity to play the game the way he wants to play it." Judging by some of the testimony and in-game footage we can…

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A Far Cry From What We Desire

Thanks to all the clues suggesting cleverness we've seen in the last few months, I'm pretty excited about Far Cry 2. Nevertheless I do have to wonder quite what Ubisoft are thinking when they release a "producer comment" video that is a short and pointless as this. Shakycam footage of some dudes getting shot outside some mudhuts? Talk about minimum effort. Could do better.Thanks GameTrailers,…

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Far Cry 2 WobbleCam Footage

Reportedly from an event in London this week that we totally weren't invited to. Hmmpf! Anyway, this is little bit too dark to really appreciate what's going on, but the tree physics are fun, and it does suggest that it might just have done right what Crysis got wrong, and allowed gamers to really explore the terrain. (I love terrain more than breakfast, I do.)…

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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…

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