Upplagd: 20 maj
This game is crap, that should be all this game deserves to be said about it. But I can't let this go and it is such a daunting task to talk about how bad this game is because there is just so many things bad about it. I bought this game right at its launch and ever since it has been festering in my Library category called 'shi t list'; just sitting right there next to Section 8 and a host of other failures.
So where to even start? Well the game is an open world shooter and may even seem a little bit like Far Cry 3 & 4 at first. But that quickly changes. You play as some ♥♥♥ who goes to Wherever, Africa to assassinate an arms dealer because he's a jerk I guess. I dunno, it doesn't really matter because the first thing you do when you land is drive to your motel and die of malaria. GAME OVER! Or at least it would be if that 'piece of shi t' arms dealer didn't already somehow know you were coming and gives you some medication to keep you alive. Oh wait but that's right he didn't actually know you were coming for him! Why? Because he is going through your briefcase to figure out what you are even doing here and realizes that he is your assassination target. In other words, the only reason the 'bad guy' shows up at all is for plot convenience. The first thing he tells you is that you failed and now you can't kill him because the agency knows you failed and won't pay you anymore. Why does he know that? Why do you believe him? I have no idea I was too busy wondering why the first action the player does is decide to stay when there is NOTHING stopping them from just leaving at this point. Let me remind you that the player has malaria still so you are instantly NOT a bad ♥♥♥ if you are constantly shi tting yourself and vomiting all over the place because you are too stupid to call it quits or to get a god damn proper vaccination --> MORE ON THAT LATER!
But no, lets move away from the crappy plot a moment to re mention that this game is open world. And for the most part, yes. Yes you can in fact walk to most places on the map. And walk you will because driving is awful and tedious and will probably end up taking longer than if you had just walked to where you wanted to go. Why? Because you are constantly being swarmed by enemy patrol vehicles and your character drives like a wuss. YOU WILL NOT OUTRUN THEM. It does not matter how fast you were initially going or how unprepared the enemies were, they will be on you in a matter of seconds and their top speed vs your top speed is a joke. If you max out at 50mph, they max out at 90. ♥♥♥♥ you game.
If you played Far Cry 3 or 4 you probably know that if you kill a base then the area around it becomes less dangerous. Even spawning friendly patrols. Well not in Far Cry 2, no sir. You clear a base and... well congrats you did a meaningless boring shoot out that won't mean anything. Good job wasting a little bit of time killing severely handicapped ai *thumbs up*. When you clear a base in Far Cry 2, they just respawn the moment you leave the area. It would have been nice if they stayed dead because the laughable bit of 'story' missions have an arbitrary amount of back tracking through areas you have done, and done again, and done for side quests and done because you have to get past them to do something else.
Are you starting to see why this game is crap yet? Because here comes a monster of a turd floating down Whatever, Africas ♥♥♥♥ creek. Guns break... And if you are thinking "well guns break in real life too" no.... not like this. New guns break after 4 clips of ammo and then you have to go find a new gun because they disintegrate in your hands. If you take a gun off an enemy, then you have 2 clips before the gun disintegrates. But if the enemy is shooting from it, then the gun lasts forever including his ammo and his aim is miraculously not affected. Oh yeah did I leave out that part? After your first clip of ammo, the guns accuracy is buggered forever. So yeah you still have 3 clips of ammo before the gun falls apart, but it is still going to be a miserable jammed piece of crap. P.S. The gun will jam. It's not a matter of if. The gun WILL jam.
New - Pristine looking gun that looks like it was just out of manufacturing
First Reload - the gun looks dusty
Second Reload - the gun looks like it has mud caked on it and the cross hairs are now twice as wide
Third Reload - the gun looks like you dropped it in the swamp and decided to leave it there for an hour before deciding to fish it out. You will be lucky to shoot more than 2 bullets without it constantly jamming.
Fourth Reload - the gun looks like it has been sitting at the bottom of the ocean for 10 years. Visualize those horribly rusted old cannons that have been sitting in the water for over 150 years from some old ship-of-the-line or pre-civil war fort. That is what your gun now looks like after only 4 reloads.
Remember how I said I would explain more on the malaria and vaccination earlier? Well here it is and all of its god awful pointlessness. Your character has malaria... I guess... not really though. After you do a certain amount of side missions or story missions. The game will arbitrarily decide you need to go find more medicine now by the corners of your screen turning yellow. You will die if you ignore this to a bland screen turning red. Now when I read up on malaria it does say severe cases can cause yellow skin, but no... no I don't think I've heard of any cases where vision goes yellow. Plus your character is bitten by a mosquito on the car ride to your motel but malaria isn't suppose to even start showing symptoms until 10 to 15 days later. So what I think happened is that you contracted Craplaria which is like malaria but is caused by having a plot that goes nowhere but into a pile of crap.
But back to the game mechanic; When your vision turns yellow, your quest is force updated to do some obnoxious travel to this location and deliver something quest. Once you do that the person at the door hands you a bottle with A PILL. Now think about that, you are on deaths bed and the stupid humanitarian ♥♥♥ hole thinks it best that you be the one to deliver people medicine if you want any medicine of your own. WHAT THE ♥♥♥♥. So what the game is saying is that some random ♥♥♥ holes spread out on the map not only get free medicine but also have it delivered to their front door while I am dying at a very fast rate for a single gel capsule. <-- You will do this more than 8 times. That's how many times I did it and I did not stick around to see the second map of copy pasted material. Oh yeah, that map you were maybe bothering to 100%. Yeah there is another just as big, have fun.
There is so many more things I could go on about that just are awful or a chore or don't make sense, but really this review is already getting pretty long as it is so I'm going to end it with a few last memories about ai...
...Ai is crap. Did you expect me to say anything else? It's actually amazing just how lazy and crap the ai are. In the first Far Cry the human enemies may all have acted more or less the same, but then they introduce crazy weird predators later on that just want to run up and tear you a part. In far cry 2, you will be fighting the same black guy with an ak and auzzie with a shotgun from the start to the end. They never change tactic, they never change guns, they never do anything new that you hadn't seen in the very first fire fight for the whole game. Just think on that a bit. Every enemy is a piece of crap with an AK, a shotgun, or if we get a little wild here, a rocket launcher they are rapid firing because they have infinite rockets and try to shoot it the same way as an AK. There is no sneaking in far cry 2, once the ai are alerted to you every ai is alerted and know exactly where you are.
This game is crap