Is Far Cry 2 worth trying?

#1 Posted by somerandomdude (63 posts) -

I've been hearing mixed reactions towards this game; some found it a intense and immerssive experiance while others say it's boring and repetitive.

So how is this game; buy, rental, or a skip?

#2 Posted by Pie (7219 posts) -


#3 Posted by Mikemcn (7494 posts) -

Rental, ive heard some people like it, but it can be brutal im told.

#4 Posted by TheGreatGuero (8882 posts) -

If you ask me, it's definitely not worth the torture and frustration it will bring you.

#5 Posted by kmdrkul (3499 posts) -

Rent.  Personally I was a big fan of the game and could tolerate the negative aspects.  It truly is one of those love/hate type of games, kind of like Assassins Creed which was made by the same developer.

#6 Posted by Ineedaname (4276 posts) -

If anything rent it, it's repetitive, even if people say it's fun, it's still repetition, some people are just more tolerable than others.

My opinion of the game is that it just sends you back and forth back and forth, literally the whole game, you'll get a quest to assassinate someone from a phone, then you'll have to drive to the other side of the map (Or take the bus) do that, then get another quest, then drive to the other side of the map rinse repeat.
I never completed it, and I think I got about 17% in and was done with it. Also the guns aren't really all that fun to shoot.

#7 Posted by MeierTheRed (5023 posts) -

Damn i must be one of the few people who actually had fun with this game. Sure it gets repetitive at some point. But i still had fun playing it, there is a lot of value in it. If you aim to complete every side mission and main missions, this game will last you a long time.

#8 Posted by Jayge_ (10270 posts) -

Rent it. Can't go wrong with a rent.

#9 Posted by Stevokenevo (580 posts) -

Rent or skip.  The game looks and feels amazing to start but after a few hours the gameplay really lets it down.  I got about 60% completion on it before i gave in.

#10 Posted by gingertastic_10 (4314 posts) -

Rent. I personally didn't like the game, but you might.

#11 Edited by mikeeegeee (1625 posts) -

It's a great game with solid gunplay mechanics. It did some decently revolutionary and evolutionary stuff with the fire mechanics, the open world FPS, and the immersive qualities of the game. If I could find it for 20 bucks or less, I'd probably buy. Elsewise, a rental is a good call. Too bad the multiplayer wasn't used as much as it should've been. It has a really spectacular map creator with it.

Edit: Now I remember what turned me off to the game: the enemies are really fucking strong. It's actually really hard to get used to dumping 8-10 bullets into each bad guy to bring them down. If the damage was treated more like Rainbow Six, it would be a much more pleasant experience.

#12 Posted by AhmadMetallic (19303 posts) -

Yes it is. several negative points about that game but its definetely worth trying. i consider it a very unique shooter

#13 Posted by MetalR (425 posts) -

Do yourself a favor and never play that game

#14 Posted by ArbitraryWater (12872 posts) -

It's worth a rent, but it has enough serious problems that make it immensely frustrating, like the fact that you have to drive everywhere, and you get attacked by enemies every 5 minutes. I eventually just ran out of patience.

#15 Posted by ververdan0226 (1731 posts) -

Its definitely worth trying, give it a rent maybe, but the whole game can be very cumbersome and frustrating at times. There's definitely some great stuff in there that's worth trying, but you're gonna have to get past some really frustrating stuff and bad design (like not going through a checkpoint without getting attacked).

Good game, many flaws.

#16 Posted by true3man (79 posts) -

A great game, but becomes repetative fairly quickly. If you're not sure, rent it/

#17 Posted by buzz_clik (7284 posts) -

Man, I'm surprised at all the hate on this game. I think it's too involved and protracted to be a 'good rental' - I usually think games you can finish in a few days are choice candidates for this. If you're going to rent it, just use the time to test the waters instead of gearing up for the actual game as a whole. I'd personally say buy it based on my own experience. I can, however, see how it is an acquired taste. Just know that if you're not prepared to drive everywhere while trying to traverse a healthily large map, then you're probably going to think this game is too much of a slog.

I don't mind the fact that you get attacked frequently. I mean, what's the difference between that and a normal FPS? Just because it's open world doesn't mean that the action can't be relentless. I think the positive aspects of what this game is trying to achieve far outweigh any of the flaws it displays. Either via rental or purchase, it's a game you have to at least experience.

#18 Posted by regularassmilk (1680 posts) -
@Mikemcn said:
" Rental, ive heard some people like it, but it can be brutal im told. "
Yeah. What he said.
#19 Posted by Karmum (11515 posts) -

Rent it, so at least if you don't end up liking it, you only spend a few bucks.

#20 Posted by PartTimeNinja (362 posts) -

I would rent it. Very hard to recommend this game, though.

#21 Posted by Jimbo (10262 posts) -

Depends on your tolerance for dodgy game mechanics.  For me, the good moments more than made up for the frustrating parts.

Pro-tip 1: Travel by river.

Pro-tip 2:  Get the Blooper ASAP.

#22 Posted by Sir_Hugo_Sherwodywody (54 posts) -

You either love it or hate it.
If you like sniping or some crazy ass killing this is for you.
If you like Assult rifles and shottys its ok, just not as good.
The different ways you can fight battles ARE amazing however as the game telly you to do something but dosent say how you need to assasinate someone or destroy that box. You coul run them over, snipe them, machette them :)  and so much more.

#23 Posted by baconbits33 (1215 posts) -

Skip the game, it's a really really repetitive game, and very frustrating.

#24 Posted by TermlessHalo (103 posts) -

Its worth a rent.

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