3 人之中有 2 人（67%）認為這篇評論有參考價值
Date of review: 10.24.2014
ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z; AMD FX-8350 (OC @ 4.6 GHz) + Corsair Hydro Series H80i; Corsair Vengeance 8 GB DDR3 1866 MHz; ASUS AMD Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II Top; Corsair Force GS 128 GB SSD; WD Black 1 TB; Corsair AX 760i; Corsair Graphite series 230T Black, Windows 7 64 Bit Ultimate / Windows 8.1 64 Bit Pro.
Released in 2008, Far Cry 2 took a sharp turn from the first Far Cry, and threw the player into a much more realistic, grim, fictional African country. Forget the super mutants and crazy scientists and get prepared for arguably the most authentic game representation of an African civil war.
In Far Cry 2 you can choose to be one of the 9 pre-created characters, and while the choice itself will not have any real impact on the outcome of the story, the characters all have interesting backgrounds and the ability to choose will add to the immersion.
No matter who you choose, you will be a mercenary, sent to assassinate the Jackal, a notorious arms dealer who is arming up the warring African factions, the UFLL and the APR… (the remaining characters will also show up in the game, as “buddies”, and they will help you throughout your progress). Of course things will go wrong, very wrong, and you will find yourself in the middle of the whole conflict AND sick with malaria.
The story is exciting, and unique, forget the good guy(s) who fight(s) the honorable war against the evil enemy kind of stuff. In Far Cry 2 everyone is a corrupt, backstabbing son of a b****. As you progress through the main plot you will realize that there is no good or bad choice, there is only bad and bad, and there is nothing you can do about it. You know you are dealing with something unique when you get a Nietzsche quote right at the beginning of the game…
Far Cry 2 can obviously not keep up with today's AAA games in terms of graphics, but maxed out it still looks very good. The African wilderness is very well depicted and diverse, with deserts, vast savannas, and jungles, and lively with several forms of wildlife running all around the place. The towns are filthy and dilapidated, with signs of poverty and war visible everywhere. On top of that, Far Cry 2 also has a day-night cycle which is not only visually pleasing, but also adds a lot to the immersion.
While I was more than satisfied with the visuals of the Dunia Engine, I did have some problems when enabling DirectX 10, which was causing seemingly random crashes on Windows 7 64 Bit Ultimate. On Windows 8.1 64 Bit Pro the problem disappeared…
All in all, nice visuals, with some technical hiccups here and there. Today's computers should run it without any problems.
Far Cry 2 follows the path created by the first Far Cry in terms of gameplay, but it also polishes and adds a lot to it. The world is truly open and huge (50 square kilometers) and provides a ton of things to.
You get a decently long main story with varied and interesting missions, and plenty of side quest from the weapon dealers (which will reward you with new weapons), from buddies (which will reward you with safe house upgrades) and from the locals (which will reward you with malaria medicine). And on top of that you have a lot of miscellaneous “quests” as well, like diamond searching and outpost scouting. You can probably rush through the game in 15 hours or so, but you can easily spend 50+ hours and still have things to do.
But this is an FPS, so what about the weapons? Well, the weapons are also varied (from pistols and sub machine guns to assault rifles, sniper rifles and light machine guns) and provide several ways of combat, it’s up to you to decide whether you will try to dispatch your foes from far or in a bloody close combat. Stealth however didn’t really work for me, and as far as I can tell, the developers didn’t want to make it a viable option… something I can understand in a way, this is a bloody civil war after all. Still, it’s fun to shoot, the weapons are quite realistic (don’t expect an ArmA type of game though) and the flame thrower is really awesome, even if not very effective actually.
And this wouldn’t be a Far Cry without vehicles, right? Right! You also have vehicles in Far Cry 2, from small cars and modified assault trucks to boats and gliders… and trust me, you will need the vehicles because the distances can be huge.
Unfortunately Far Cry 2 has its problems as well. Some of the side missions do become repetitive after a while, the weapons have a degradation system which is interesting in itself, but it’s way too fast, the AI is simply painfully stupid sometimes (although when it works, it will surprise you…) and… well you have the “outpost system” which is one of the most frustrating features I have ever seen in a game. There are dozens of outposts scattered throughout the map, manned by the soldiers of the warring factions who will shoot you on sight. While the outposts do make sense and clearing them is fun at first, they will soon become frustrating because of their insane re-spawn rate… it’s really not fun to clear an outpost, walk away a couple hundred meters and come back to find a fully manned outpost again. Ubisoft, this was really stupid!
In terms of music and sound effects Far Cry 2 is above average. While the soundtrack isn’t really memorable, the African tribal theme is pleasant and adds to the immersion and the environmental and combat sounds are really cool. Unfortunately the dialogs are a bit soulless which sometimes kills the characters.
While the plot is linear and there aren't any choices which would significantly change the outcome (which was done on purpose as far as I can tell, because Far Cry 2 has a very strong message), the game provides countless possibilities, and can easily suck you in, making the game worth returning to.
Far Cry 2 is a very good game, with a unique setting and plot and a strong message. While it might be a bit outdated by today’s standards, it’s definitely one of those games which you have to play at least once. I really recommend it if you are willing to invest some time into it and if you are interested in something different, something special. If you are looking for a simple “tunnel shooter” however, you might get disappointed.