Far Cry (NA)
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"CryTek has done a fantastic job of avoiding artificial path restriction. In the jungle, you'll never walk into an invisible wall, and almost never be hemmed in by impassible slopes that force you to take one path and one path only. There are almost always at least two distinct ways you can approach any position on the island, often times more than that." - ign.com
A tropical paradise seethes with hidden evil in Far Cry®, a cunningly detailed action shooter that pushes the boundaries of combat to shocking new levels.
Freelance mariner Jack Carver is cursing the day he ever came to this island. A week ago, a brash female reporter named Valerie had offered him an incredible sum of cash to take her to this unspoiled paradise. Shortly after docking, however, Jack's boat was greeted by artillery fire from a mysterious militia group swarming about the island.
With his boat destroyed, his money gone, and the gorgeous Valerie suddenly missing, Jack now finds himself facing an army of mercenaries amidst the wilds of the island, with nothing but a gun and his wits to survive. But the further he pushes into the lush jungle canopy, the stranger things become.
Jack encounters an insider within the militia group who reveals the horrific details of the mercenaries' true intentions. He presents Jack with an unsettling choice: battle the deadliest mercenaries, or condemn the human race to a maniac's insidious agenda.
Feel the Far Cry engine - The meticulously designed, next-generation Far Cry engine pushes the threshold of action gaming with proprietary Polybump mapping, advanced environment and character physics, destructible terrain, dynamic lighting, motion-captured animation, and total surround sound.
Unparalleled long-range gunplay - Battle to the ends of the earth with Far Cry's utterly unique, 800-meter scalable view system. Lock onto enemies from a distance with motion-sensing binoculars. Then choose your style of attack - from long-range sniping to ballistic close-quarters firefights - and everything in between.
Cunning and complex AI tactics - Battles never become repetitive when you face Far Cry's unpredictable, intelligent AI mercenary units trained in advanced adaptive group tactics. Units include snipers, stalkers, scouts, and grenadiers who engage you from all angles, distances, and terrains in coordinated strikes. Commanders will even call for reinforcements by land, sea, or air.
Diverse combat action - Master a dynamic slate of combat skills - close-quarters combat, long-range shooting, search-and-destroy tactics, stealth operations, and combat driving skills through indoor and outdoor environments.
Heart-pounding atmosphere - Experience unprecedented drama and realism in a misleadingly perfect setting, with incredible lighting and shadows, adaptive audio, and weather effects.
A Classic Game with Unresolved IssuesTheForgery | May 11, 2015 | See all TheForgery's reviews »
A decent game from more than a decade ago. But it may not be the game for you considering how long my con list is. Pros: 1.) The environment is nice and it's fun to explore around. The lush jungles and beaches can take players out of their comfort zones. 2.) There's a good amount of weaponry, ranging from a Desert Eagle to a rare and powerful automatic shotgun, the Pancor Jackhammer. 3.) There aren't that many vehicles but it's forgivable if you can drive something that fires rockets and wrecks entire campsites. 4.) The A.I. enemies are impressive to fight against. Some operate like a squad and they tend to "think" (or pick stealth) more before assaulting your position. 5.) In my opinion, Far Cry offers outstanding music. It builds up and increases tension which is appropriate when you're exposed to assailants. 6.) Graphics are able to be compared with most modern games, considering this game is over 10 years old. However, there are problems that Far Cry has. Cons: 1.) Multiplayer is dead! There should be an update that states this in the store page. Link: http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2092407 Don't waste your time in registering for any site to get multiplayer. It has died long ago. 2.) Despite what some people said, a good portion of the campaign is linear, most notably the "indoor" parts. Also, the game doesn't do a good job in providing players with a diverse amount of alternative pathways to take. It usually only gives 2 avaliable walkways to complete the same objective and I do not find that acceptable. 3.) There's some sort of A.I. bug in which the mercenaries can shoot at you accurately behind walls when you're in their bunkers. Moreover, stealth is also broken in this game. The human enemies can "see" you at certain points, even when they should not have. This prohibits the ability to sneak around them and often, you have to fight them head-on. 4.) While I do not mind, a good amount of the Far Cry community despises the introduction of the "Trigens". In a way, I do agree with them because after you encounter them, the game becomes too different. 5.) I was going to complain about the bland plot but the voice acting is far worse. The main character, Jack Carver, has a pretty bad voice actor and his lines are cliche'd. 6.) Some sections of the game are notoriously hard, though not impossible to beat, even on easy. It would be understandable if you die almost immediately by rushing recklessly on the hardest difficulty but on easy is just overkill. The last level was hard but the worst part for me was fighting Crowe, the leader of the mercs, on a sinking boat while facing a helicopter. You only have a couple of minutes of destroy the aerial vehicle (as you cannot use a firearm when swimming), there's no supplies, and Crowe has good accuracy and he inflicts massive damage with his M249. 7.) The worst thing Far Cry has is the "auto-save" and it lacks the ability for players to save manually whenever they want to. I heard that there is a console command as compensation but for those who don't know, they will have endless times of reloading an earlier save and you may even get stuck in a loop where you continuously perish. Summary: In all, I did enjoy the game after adjusting myself and giving it a 2nd try. However, $9.99 is too much as multiplayer and customization is dead so please get the game when it's at a discount if you're still interested. On the bright side, Far Cry does have bigger balls than its successors when it comes to difficulty. The bugs that current versions of Far Cry have has really hurt this game. However, if they can be managed, this game is enjoyable to a certain extent.
Restless Nativeshoward195 | March 3, 2015 | See all howard195's reviews »
This is the first Far Cry game I played. I figured I'd start at the beginning. The first few levels were very satisfying. The opening cinematic didn't make any sense until later in the game, and still kinda seems weird. The weapons are pretty effective without being overkill. This game does employ the realistic breathing mechanic, where your scope moves around as you look through it. The stealth mechanic at a lot of points is almost impossible to achieve. No matter how much I crawled through the brush and took the long way, I'd still be seen. Most buildings won't provide you any real cover, as the bad guys can shoot through with great accuracy. It had a really good feel up until the trigons showed up. A couple levels in, they show up and change the game completely. The trigons are genetically enhanced monkeys who eventually get rocket launchers. Later, you will even face invisible enemies. This kind of throws off the balance of the game. It feels a lot like the first Uncharted. Exotic locale, anti-hero, monkey monsters in ruins, etc. However, this game did come three years earlier.