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3 thoughts on “Games

  1. I recieved BUIsoft’s FarCry-2 last wek for my birthday. (Love ya K.) First impressions, fantastic game. I spent many days and nights totally immersed in the action. I got in trouble once when the wife found me playing at 2am, and had to slink upstairs right in the midle of a great shoot out.

    What’s so great about FarCry-2?
    10 Very nice immersive graphics.
    9 Well done physics model, accurately depicts motion.
    8 Realistic kinetics. Shoot through foliage, the foliage visibly disintegrates.
    7 Pretty good AI overall.
    6 Very large map with lots of varied terrain and locations.
    5 An interesting plot and main driver (malaria).
    4 Tons of weapons and upgrades.
    3 Unique diamond based monetary system.
    2 Plenty of side missions.
    1 Splendidly simple editor for rolling your own maps!

    All together, these positives form a great and replayable game. You can select a carachter (I’ve only played 1 so far) and have a different experience. There are also the classic difficulty levels. I am about to start a campaign at a higher difficulty setting, now that I know what I am doing!

    So, there must be quibbles? Yep.
    10 The credits at the end NEVER seem to stop! Ugh. Ego?
    9 The “prison escape” level seemed unfinished, and suffered from invisible blocks and clipping problems in some areas.
    8 I did not see a practice range to familiarize with the weapons. Practice is really necessary to understand and use the mortar properly.
    7 Map layout and geography was too constraining. Always a barrier in the way from A to B…
    6 AI soldiers were often looking in the other dierction, firing, and somehow hitting me. Their scripting needs just a little tweaking to face the target first before shooting. That was particularly annoying as I like to play like I was trained, scope the field and secure the perimeter before engaging.
    5 Some diamond brief cases were set on inaccessible positions. Like ledges that you can’t get to without hang gliding. That takes a LOT of practice. Don’t care for puzzles like that, but that is just me.
    4 Several times the mouse lost orientation, pointed skyward and just started spinning. Only 3 or 4 times, none crucial, but could spoil a god fight.
    3 I left the game settings to the default set by the system calibration, and found that there were a couple of points where level loading was detectable, but considering the map size, minor detail really.
    2 There is no AI or BOTS available in the editor. This is a REAL shortcoming. A level can’t be well tested, nor can it be enjoyed in a single player mode. If I am going to upload a level that I created to be played by the general public, I want to test the hell out of it first, and would enjoy playing BOTS alone and online. Tsk tsk UBI.
    1 That damn malaria. I know it was put in as a critical driver to ensure that you don’t just go off on a Rambo Rampage, and return to get missions, but come on, at some point, cure me so I don’t lose consciousness in the middle of a gunfight with 20 armed mercenaries!!

    On a scale of 1 to 10 , I give this game an 8.
    For replayability, it scores a 7 (BOTS would bring it up to 10)
    Fun factor scores an 8.
    Expandability scores an 8. (BOTS would bring it up to 10)

    I recommend buying this game, but be warned. It is violent, has a LOT of colorful dialogue, and is not for the meek. GET SOME!

    http://farcry.uk.ubi.com/index.php?page=home

  2. Hey Mark,
    You need to update the games section more. Since people like me are more interested in this. Try a MW3 review when its out… or maybe Battlefield 3.

    Btw I am an ex-co-worker of yours. 🙂

    • Yeah, I suppose you are right. That section has been neglected. Now that my day job isn’t getting in the way, I might just have to install those 5 old games that I picked up at the CNE in September for $20. I will also have to buy a new video card, since mine up and died, leaving me stranded with built-in video and one monitor. YUCK! How do people work like this? Of course, the games I bought were all built for XP, so challenges will be expected. God bless VMware.
      I have:
      – Blacksite Area 51,
      – Space Siege,
      – Vietnam Attack Pack (Wings Over & Elite Warrior in Vietnam)
      – Code of Honor (1 & 2)
      – The Saboteur

      I have one week’s grace before that dreaded “honey-dew” list comes out. My wife has already warned me, it will be a long one if I don’t shake my tail feathers and get back to work.
      Cheers!
      Mark

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