Why did Far Cry manage to get positive reviews?

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#1 Edited by TheHonestGamer (11 posts) -

Why, just why?! The game was terrible in every front, the only good thing about it was the graphics. Everything else was terrible and there's nothing special about it. It was tedious, repetitive, frustrating, bland, boring, tepid, and souless. Yet, it has a overall rating of 85 on metacritic.com..... ONE OF THE WORST GAMES OF THE GENERATION HAS POSITIVE RECEPTION!? Ask any hardcore/true/honest gamer, and he/she will tell you that Far Cry 2 is terrible. It's like playing a dumb downed S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and it's even more boring than Crysis. I get scores of 7s, 8s, and 9s. When it should've gotten scores of 3s, 4s, 5s, or 6s.
 
Tell, what is good about this game other than the graphics? 
 
EDIT: I'm talking about Far Cry 2, I forgotten to add the number 2 in the title of the thread. The first Far Cry was great, the second is downright horrible.
#2 Posted by SuperfluousMoniker (2908 posts) -

You should troll more. I seem to remember you having a very interesting and deep point of view regarding Bayonetta as well...

#3 Posted by TheHonestGamer (11 posts) -
@SuperfluousMoniker said:
"You should troll more. I seem to remember you having a very interesting and deep point of view regarding Bayonetta as well... "

Bayonetta was terrible, I can't believe a good game like Onechambara gets terrible reviews while a bad game like Bayonetta gets rave reviews.... EPIC FAIL!
#4 Posted by Pessh (2459 posts) -

#5 Posted by AltonBrown (950 posts) -

#6 Posted by SuperfluousMoniker (2908 posts) -
@TheHonestGamer said:
a good game like Onechambara...
You need more practice at this.
#7 Edited by EpicSteve (6487 posts) -

This is why people should also play bad games. You obviously only play major releases, thus, you have a mis-guided perspective. Onechanbara was fucking horrible, however, it was horrible in an awesome way. You either have bad taste, or are trying to get a reaction.
 
Besides, the reviews for FarCry 2 were a little above mediocre. You're acting like it won GOTY.
 
For everyone else, if you check out this guys previous posts, you'll see that he just posts insane ideas to get reactions. 
"gamestop is awesome"

#8 Posted by gunstar (252 posts) -

While I don't want to feed the troll, the first time I drove past an enemy camp and got my car shot up, shot all of them, repaired my car, drove a little further down the road, realized i was going the wrong way, came back and they had respawned I put this game down. Also it is like almost IMPOSSIBLE to outrun anyone in the car, you're pretty much guaranteed to have to get in your turret and shoot them

#9 Posted by Bobdaman18 (700 posts) -

I liked far cry 2, it just had a lot of features that broke it.

#10 Posted by Pessh (2459 posts) -
@SuperfluousMoniker: Damn it, you broke the chain.
#11 Posted by kmdrkul (3476 posts) -

I can appreciate a good troll when I see one.  This guy sucks at trolling... you can't possibly fail anymore then that.

#12 Posted by MAN_FLANNEL (2462 posts) -

#13 Posted by AltonBrown (950 posts) -
@EpicSteve: I think he's just a troll. Read his other posts.
#14 Posted by ProfessorEss (7370 posts) -

I'd give Far Cry 2 about an 8.5 too.
Frankly, I'm just shocked people are still complaining about it.

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#15 Posted by I_smell (3924 posts) -
I was about to agree that Far Cry 2 is boring, repetetive and soul-less, but then
 
@TheHonestGamer said:
" a good game like Onechambara "
Shut the fuck up.
#16 Posted by Binman88 (3687 posts) -

Far Cry 2 was a pretty good game, that's why.

#17 Posted by Breadfan (6590 posts) -

I thought Far Cry 2 was great. Sure it was something of a slow burn towards the beginning, but it had a lot of interesting elements to it.

#18 Edited by Geno (6477 posts) -

There wasn't anything distinctly broken with Far Cry 2, and as a whole package it was alright. But it by no means innovated in any area, that sounds about 80-85 to me.
#19 Posted by MysteriousBob (6272 posts) -
@TheHonestGamer said:
" @SuperfluousMoniker said:
"You should troll more. I seem to remember you having a very interesting and deep point of view regarding Bayonetta as well... "
 a good game like Onechambara 
Oh just piss off. 
 
Also, anyone who uses "epic fail" shouldn't be on the internet. They should be in a coffin.
#20 Posted by MikkaQ (10288 posts) -

I'd give it a 7 myself. It was a solid game, it just wasn't WOW OMG FANTASTIQUE like I'd want my 8s, 9s, and 10s to be.

#21 Posted by raiz265 (2239 posts) -

farcry 2 is crap.

#22 Posted by JokerClown88 (1051 posts) -


 
#23 Posted by Kr3lian (310 posts) -

I know the OP was trolling, but I actually agree with him, lol.

#24 Posted by Jimbo (9809 posts) -

You already made this thread.

#25 Posted by Mesklinite (804 posts) -

Did you get to the barge? That moment was freaking awesome. Some aspects I'm not too keen on but I enjoy it!
#26 Posted by BeachThunder (11932 posts) -

In b4 Jeff: Bravo.

#27 Posted by groin (847 posts) -
@Geno: Far Cry 2 was not broken? The game had a terrible bug that corrupted game saves during the second half (on the 360 version at least). I experienced this bug myself. If you were not talking about technical issues then the game mechanics are also quite broken as mentioned above by gunstar. I hated the thought of driving near a road because the enemy AI would  relentlessly chase you. 
#28 Posted by CoolDrMoney (1978 posts) -

I ask the same question every time Assassins Creed is brought up

#29 Posted by S0ndor (2716 posts) -

You sir, are obviously a troll. However, I completely agree with you. Far Cry 2 was a major fucking piece of shit.

#30 Posted by ArcLyte (884 posts) -

#31 Edited by DukeTogo (1504 posts) -
@TheHonestGamer said:

"It's like playing a dumb downed S.T.A.L.K.E.R. "

This.
 
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is a very unique genre of game, and the people that like that game REALLY like it (myself included).  Far Cry 2 is similar to it, while being more contemporary in the setting.  It's a quasi-sim of being a mercenary and having free reign to go about doing jobs however you want to a certain degree.  It's not a world-changing game or anything, and it had flaws - like the constant barrage of dudes that would shoot you on sight - but much of it could be written-off as "realistic", and while it might be realistic to see previously cleared checkpoints repopulated, it made it feel like you weren't making much of an impact on the world (possibly an intentional subtext about the region).  It was game that chose to be different than other FPS games, and that's a good thing, even if it turns off the Halo crowd.
 
So a game that's close to S.T.A.L.K.E.R. gets a pass, especially from critics.  The review I read about it when it came out had a line that said "if you like S.T.A.L.K.E.R., then you'll like Far Cry 2.".  That was enough to get me to check it out, and he was right.
#32 Posted by AgentofChaos (1565 posts) -
@I_smell said:
" I was about to agree that Far Cry 2 is boring, repetetive and soul-less, but then
 
@TheHonestGamer said:
" a good game like Onechambara "
Shut the fuck up. "
Same here lol
#33 Edited by Geno (6477 posts) -
@groin said:

" @Geno: Far Cry 2 was not broken? The game had a terrible bug that corrupted game saves during the second half (on the 360 version at least). I experienced this bug myself. If you were not talking about technical issues then the game mechanics are also quite broken as mentioned above by gunstar. I hated the thought of driving near a road because the enemy AI would  relentlessly chase you.  "


I never experienced any save bugs on the PC, I don't know about the 360 version. But you're right, now that I think about it there were a few broken things about the game (voice acting and shooting mainly). I forgot that I put it on my least favorites list as well. I've just been reading a Far Cry 2 permadeath log recently and for some reason that must've raised my impressions about the game.
#34 Posted by septim (774 posts) -

Yeah there seems to be a small contingent of people (mainly PC gamers) that cream their jeans over free roaming FPS titles.
 
These types of games do have moments of incredible immersion, it's just the hours of slogging through essentially making your own fun that turns a lot of people off.

#35 Posted by TheHT (11250 posts) -

Get off of my lawn.

#36 Posted by TheHonestGamer (11 posts) -

I'm not a troll, I'm simply asking a obvious question. Because the gaming community knows best, and we've all decided that Far Cry 2 sucks!
#37 Posted by TheHonestGamer (11 posts) -
@raiz265 said:
"farcry 2 is crap. "

Best post of the thread!
#38 Posted by CptChiken (1987 posts) -

#39 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11734 posts) -
@TheHonestGamer said:
" I'm not a troll, I'm simply asking a obvious question. Because the gaming community knows best, and we've all decided that Far Cry 2 sucks! "
Yeah, except for the people who say that it doesn't. It's like saying "This game is bad except for all the good parts". 
 
Personally I hated Far Cry 2, but this thread is most definitely trolling.
#40 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

Try harder.

#41 Posted by LaszloKovacs (1143 posts) -
@TheHonestGamer said:
" @SuperfluousMoniker said:
"You should troll more. I seem to remember you having a very interesting and deep point of view regarding Bayonetta as well... "
Bayonetta was terrible, I can't believe a good game like Onechambara gets terrible reviews while a bad game like Bayonetta gets rave reviews.... EPIC FAIL! "
D for effiort
#42 Posted by TheHonestGamer (11 posts) -
@ArbitraryWater said:
" @TheHonestGamer said:
" I'm not a troll, I'm simply asking a obvious question. Because the gaming community knows best, and we've all decided that Far Cry 2 sucks! "
Yeah, except for the people who say that it doesn't. It's like saying "This game is bad except for all the good parts". 
 
Personally I hated Far Cry 2, but this thread is most definitely trolling."

This is my opinion, and you must take other people's opinions!
#43 Edited by NTM (7377 posts) -

Eh, I think Far Cry 2 is a "great game". I just don't like how they turned it into everything, but Far Cry. I loved immersing myself into Jack Carver's adventure other than some pretty unknown character. If you really stop and only play Far Cry 2, that's when it shines more than you'd expect. Personally when I am into other great games, I can't get into some others. Lke right now, I can't get into Battlefield Bad Company 2, 'cause I'm into games like Crysis, Dead Space, Killzone 2... Somewhat, and whatever else I think of next.
#44 Posted by ThatFrood (3375 posts) -


#45 Posted by Tactical_Kill (1695 posts) -

Didn't it get average reviews? Its not like it was called Game of the Year.

Also bad attempt at trolling.

#46 Edited by Superfriend (1553 posts) -

FarCry 2 was a good game. It had a kinda cool opening but the parts immediately after that, when you didn´t have enough equipment were pretty tedious. Sure, getting all the guns unlocked was lame and having to go back to town for each mission sucked, but it also had a lot of good things going for it.
 
I really liked the sense of scope those zones had, the hunt for blood-diamonds led you to some really pretty spots and you felt really alone and isolated in the wilds. Combat was really cool too. I liked the way the guns felt, especially sniper-rifles. 
The best missions had you trying to quietly infiltrate the outer edges of a base and then blowing everything up from the inside. OR you could just sit back on a nearby hill, shoot a single gas-canister and watch chaos and fire engulf the entire base (well, the fire didn´t really spread THAT far).
Picking off stragglers with your sniper rifle and waiting for their buddys to come to their rescue was pretty awesome too.

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#47 Posted by IcySandman (474 posts) -

So what, it DID have a good combat structure, the AI was decent, graphics nice, pretty immersive, it's just it didn't make a good story or side missions.  Kind of like AC1 (Like what someone else said) They're making FC3, and I'm pretty sure that's their main concern, to make a good story, but it wasn't like it was horrible... MP's pretty fun with all the funky maps everyone makes on there.

#48 Edited by Ubiquitous (571 posts) -
@TheHonestGamer:
Far Cry 2 was NOT a terrible game. It was by no means fantastic, but it had some things going for it. Most of the reason it was so tedious was because of what is arguably the most interesting idea in place, the fact that it was a giant open world for you to explore at your leisure. That idea itself holds great promise and has worked well for many other games, the problem was in repetition, lack of variety, and pacing. 
  
Besides for the obvious pacing issues, the game had great presentation. Like you said it had good graphics, but it also had some nice immersive qualities. Never leaving a first person viewpoint was one good idea, the healing system was another.  
 
If the multiplayer had been better implemented and they had avoided the glaring mission design problems (as in you are doing the same things over and over and over...) It could've been a great game. With everything that it DOES have going for it, I think I would score it a 7 or so. 
 
Also, what exactly did you find so boring about crysis? I wouldn't say it was boring at all. In fact I've gone back to it a few times, recently even to play Mechwarriors: Living Legends, which is a fantastic mod. 
 
 
 
EDIT: Wow, I need to stop being tired and lazy today. I didn't read enough of this thread to realize exactly how ridiculous the trolling was. Onechambara... really? You're trying too hard. 
 
Time to make some coffee...
#49 Posted by Venatio (4491 posts) -

Just get banned already you little pissant, jerks like you ruin forums, and I'm NOT just talking about this thread

#50 Posted by i69edUrGpa (586 posts) -
@TheHonestGamer: Please just stop...you have 12 posts and I can already tell that you are the most annoying, retarded fuck on the planet...find a new site, bro

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