FarCry 2 Xbox 360 User Review
As a mercenary in the vast African lands you are sent to this place to take down “The Jackal,” a notorious arms dealer who proves hard to find. With this in mind, you need to trace back the lines to the source of weapons by working for various factions. Although you will work for the 2 biggest factions in the game being the militaristic UFLL and the revolutionary APR, you will want to work for other underground groups as they have the only means to minimize the symptoms of malaria – an illness that your character has at the start of the game.
The missions in the game give you endless ways in which you can solve them. You also get the chance to team up with 12 other people (9 of which are silent allies) who can help you through your tasks in the game. There is also a unique way of keeping your allies; for instance, instead of just shooting down the target, you can take any potential assets from the target first and then proceed with whatever you think is suitable. This will give you more reputation points and will make your companions stick with you longer. Furthermore, the events in the game unfold in a quick and dirty way that does not give you the feeling of being involved, like it’s all in a day’s work and nothing more. This gives you that atmosphere near Grand Theft Auto and somewhat Blood Diamond that takes the best of both worlds and places it in one package.
Although the single player mode can eat up 30 hours of your time without you even noticing it, there are plenty of things that you should focus on rather than the cons. For instance, the choices of where to go and how to do things, that all offer a wide range of freedom. By pulling your map out, you can easily track down the places that you can visit and missions that you can perform. Furthermore, there are also errands that you can do to benefit your character more, like doing missions for a small group of refugees can yield you malaria medications.
Busting up a convoy of enemy arms can open up new weapons for you to buy in the store. Kill a small group of armed men and make their tents a place for shelter and saving your game. Or you can also pick up a call and then do assassination missions for the guy on the other end of the line and have yourself bathed in diamonds. You may start to exhaust yourself by doing many side quests in a straight sequence, but by doing them you can get a breather from the story line and also replenish your needs so that you can do other main missions.
What really makes this game shine is the fact that missions and objectives can be accomplished depending on how you want to do things. For instance, you can go head to head with enemies if you are a more “Rambo” type of player. Or even kill your enemies one by one through hiding and shooting, the option is yours. And what can add more color to your missions than by getting more weapons for you to use and also things to upgrade your vehicle and safe house? Finish missions and get a new weapon to add to your arsenal and blast your way through the nest mission. With all that and more, enter into a world full of endless possibilities, enter Far Cry 2.
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Far Cry 2 offers the players a lot of freedom on how to complete the missions. There is a stunning visualization of the African scenery where the action takes place for a whopping 30 hours of gameplay. There are a lot of rewards and chances to upgrade the character and the weapons. The only downside? The plot leaves much to be desired, but who cares? Also, Africa can be quite a large place to travel on foot.
First shooter games like Far Cry 2 is a world of violence. This is what mindless shooting and blood and guts is all about. Fortunately, the developers of the game realized that mindless killings and destruction are what the gamers want, especially when they want to vent out their frustrations on inanimate objects.The setting: Africa. It is a large expanse where the mercenaries get to meet all sorts of challenges, enemies and even wild animals. The multiplayer mode adds a lot of challenge to the gameplay which can keep the gamer on their toes for hours on end.
The gamer plays the role of a mercenary, obviously, who is working for someone who wants a certain arms dealer, simply called the Jackal. This guy proves to be stealthy and it takes all the skills and analysis to get to that guy. At the heart of the chaos that is Africa, there are two organizations: APR and UFLL. Here, the character spends time working one time with APR and another with UFLL. It is important to know how they work and it takes all the hours of energy to get through the tasks that are directed toward the player. Add in the complication that the character suffers from malaria which can mean getting sick at times and having to suffer through the fevers and chills.
Although the multiple player mode is great, the single player can be a bit disappointing. The multiplayer can drag up to 30 hours. But get this; the single player can drag much longer than that. Get prepared to meet up a lot of challenges and fights which can test whatever skills were learned with other first shooter games. This is the time to get out whatever learned skills and apply them.
Visually, Far Cry 2 is fantastic and beautifully displays the beauty that is Africa. The sound is great as well, there is the tribal music which can hypnotize at times and makes the player relax at the times when the character has to wait out an enemy. The voice acting is iffy at best, so lets not go there.
Overall, this is a game where any gamer can get lost in oblivion. For some reason, the player waits it out when the character they control is waiting it out. Times can get really hectic so it is a good idea to not forget to eat. This is a lengthy game and it can go on longer if not prepared. Make sure to drink lots of water as well.