Am I the only one who's looking forward to Far Cry 2 more than Crysis?
Not that I'm excited or the sort, since I'm pretty much Jaded with video games, but from the previews I've read, this is what I've surmised about the two:
Far Cry 2: STALKER + Spore + Africa
Crysis: Pretty graphics.
Granted I haven't read much of the previews for Crysis, but come on. Every message board I go to that has a topic concerning Crysis is all about the visuals, and much less on the gameplay. Though I think I recall a topic about moving foliage or something. That's nice.
Now, I know Far Cry 2 is being done by one of the many aspects of Satan, but I do believe this aspect of Satan is trying to change. Somewhat.
I mean, for starters, the game isn't going to be another shitty port from a console game. Ubisoft releasing a PC game first? They should run this on CNN under Breaking News.
Of course, they could just be asshats who are planning to use the PC as a test for bugs so they can fix them before a console release. But I'm just a bit cynical.
However if they actually do pull through and deliver those many features they have, I'd be pretty impressed actually. I mean, they should purchase the rights to the name Radiant AI and call their system that, because if the previews are an indication, that's actually some pretty Radiant AI.
If they aren't pulling a Pete Hines, then this game will probably offer the most freedom as well as open world in any game on the PC.
Hopefully, it will also cater to the pyromaniac, illegal logger, and poacher in me. Burning grass and trees is supposedly in (as well as being able to break down trees by running into them), I guess it's just the existence of lions and giraffes, and elephants, and a couple of other endangered African animals that's missing. I hear there are gazelles, but where's the fun in hunting gazelle's to extinction?
That's exactly why I am not really looking forward to playing Far Cry 2.
Originally Posted by AKofC
Splinter Cell Double Agent and Rainbow Six Vegas were like them taking a dump on me.
I'm not a big fan of Ubisoft after their recent escapades (mainly keeping the rights to the F.E.A.R. name to themselves so they can make money through unofficial and probably misleading additions to the storyline). Looks like the same thing is happening here. I'll give the demo a go, but the only way they're going to get even a cent out of me is if this game can give me a shoulder massage AND make me a sandwich simultaneously while I'm playing it.
And let's not forget about Assassin's Creed and it's delay on the PC.
Originally Posted by Jyuu
They better be optimizing the game and not porting it from a console.
Also, FEAR? You're talking about Vivendi Universal and Monolith then.
Though if you meant the Far Cry name, then yes, Far Cry 2 could probably just be called Africa Adventures or something but then it wouldn't have brand recognition. And that means less money.
Then again, brand recognition could be a bad thing considering how people might just think 'Oh great, another half-assed game to milk Far Cry.'
Last edited by AKofC; 10-23-2007 at 03:27 AM.
Just don't get your hopes too high, k? Remember Oblivion and Fallout?
Remember, this is Ubisoft we are talking about.
Oh damn, I must have gotten my wires crossed somewhere. I made the same mistake in another thread around here too, I think. Yeah that was my mistake, the whole F.E.A.R. thing was Monolith and Vivendi. The same thing is happening here though, with the rights to the Far Cry name being held by Ubisoft and yes, being milked for a few bucks in my opinion.
Originally Posted by AKofC
I guess I don't have much reason to be annoyed at Ubisoft yet then, I'll make my judgement after I try the game. I don't have very high hopes for it though, considering they felt it was necessary to use the Far Cry name just to draw attention to it.
Lets just hope far cry 2 isn't shit like the first one.