Why is this called Far Cry 2?

#1 Posted by cwdawg1224 (277 posts) -

I really, really enjoy this game, but I can't figure out why this has the Far Cry name on it? I can't find anything that connects this game with others of the franchise.

#2 Posted by Jadeskye (4367 posts) -

in the words of ben yahtzee croshaw 'it could have been named something that would make more sense like 'how to run over zebras''

#3 Posted by Redbullet685 (6044 posts) -

You like Far Cry 2?!?!?! Are you mad??

#4 Posted by towly177 (96 posts) -

STOP THE POPES!

#5 Posted by AjayRaz (12427 posts) -
@towly177 said:
" STOP THE POPES! "
GET THE ENGINES 
#6 Posted by Spoonman671 (4632 posts) -

Far Cry 2 = 2.6 million sales (consoles)
 
Random-Open-World-FPS-in-Africa-Title = fewer sales

#7 Posted by buzz_clik (6975 posts) -
@Redbullet685 said:
" You like Far Cry 2?!?!?! Are you mad?? "
I freakin' loved that game until the save system shat itself. Brilliant game, horrible bugs.
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#8 Posted by AndrewB (7611 posts) -

Hey, Far Cry 2 was pretty dang fun. 
 
And the answer is, of course, money. The game probably had a better chance of selling with a name attached to it, and it sort of/kind of looked like Far Cry in that it was a jungle-y type setting.Savannah. Whatever.

#9 Posted by wolf_blitzer85 (5256 posts) -
@buzz_clik said:
" @Redbullet685 said:
" You like Far Cry 2?!?!?! Are you mad?? "
I freakin' loved that game until the save system shat itself. Brilliant game, horrible bugs. "
That's about when I stopped playing. It was a really great game. Someday I might return to Africa. Someday.
#10 Posted by HitmanAgent47 (8576 posts) -

It uses a dunia engine that's heavily modified from the first far cry engine, so they called it far cry 2. Of course don't quote me on that because I haven't confirmed this to be 100% accurate, however it's something you can look into.

#11 Posted by Driadon (2998 posts) -
@Spoonman671 said:
" Far Cry 2 = 2.6 million sales (consoles) Random-Open-World-FPS-in-Africa-Title = fewer sales "
this. Names = sales. Names people know = more sales.
#12 Posted by Spoonman671 (4632 posts) -
@HitmanAgent47 said:
"

It uses a dunia engine that's heavily modified from the first far cry engine, so they called it far cry 2. Of course don't quote me on that because I haven't confirmed this to be 100% accurate, however it's something you can look into.

"
Far Cry 2's engine is definitely the Dunia, but I can't confirm any lineage to the first Far Cry's engine.  I would have guessed that Far Cry used the original CryENGINE though.
#13 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19334 posts) -
  1. Drive
  2. Get attacked
  3. Drive
  4. Get attacked
  5. Get downed and have one of your buddies save you
  6. Drive
  7. Obtain a mission (or something that'll give you some sense of direction)
  8. Drive
  9. ...
 
Fuck, I might play some more in the future, but man is driving a bitch.  Especially when I drive so recklessly that my car gets stuck and I have to sprint all over the place in the goddamn desert.
#14 Posted by Spoonman671 (4632 posts) -
@FluxWaveZ said:
"
  1. Drive
  2. Get attacked
  3. Drive
  4. Get attacked
  5. Get downed and have one of your buddies save you
  6. Drive
  7. Obtain a mission (or something that'll give you some sense of direction)
  8. Drive
  9. ...
 
Fuck, I might play some more in the future, but man is driving a bitch.  Especially when I drive so recklessly that my car gets stuck and I have to sprint all over the place in the goddamn desert.
"
You should try staying off the roads.  I find it gives you a better chance of getting the drop on the enemies, or even avoiding them entirely.
#15 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19334 posts) -
@Spoonman671 said:
" You should try staying off the roads.  I find it gives you a better chance of getting the drop on the enemies, or even avoiding them entirely. "
I can do that while on foot, but it's kinda hard to drive off the paths.  Especially when I keep on looking at my map because I'm scared of getting lost.  But it's something I'll keep in mind next time I play, thanks.
#16 Posted by Deusoma (3006 posts) -
@cwdawg1224: 
It wasn't made by any of the people who made Far Cry, it was made by people hired by the people who owned the rights to the name "Far Cry". 
 
The people who actually made Far Cry went on to make Crysis. And their company is called Crytek. I'm sensing a pattern forming...
#17 Posted by irish (86 posts) -

Marketing

#18 Edited by Impossibilium (684 posts) -

Should have been Far Cryier.
 
Or Far Cryish.
 
Or Far Cryesque.

#19 Posted by BunkerBuster (1042 posts) -

It could be said that the openness of Far-Cry is itself a theme and that FarCry 2 is using the name to invoke the idea of that openness to the consumer. 
...Which of course boils down to money.

#20 Posted by Ryax (4630 posts) -
@buzz_clik said:
" @Redbullet685 said:
" You like Far Cry 2?!?!?! Are you mad?? "
I freakin' loved that game until the save system shat itself. Brilliant game, horrible bugs. "
i loved burning the grass. that was the best part.
#21 Edited by NTM (7374 posts) -
@cwdawg1224:
I like Far Cry 2 as well (people really need to play it more to enjoy it), and I think it has that name because since Ubisoft bought the Far Cry name and license they were able to call this game Far Cry 2, without it having to be a direct sequel with Jack Carver and what not. Also, it was probably marketing, but I find it hard to say that that's what it was since it wasn't that popular. It was just well revieved critically. At first I was very, very dissapointed it wasn't a sequel, but just recently this year I played it again after my initial thought when it came out on release date, and I really really enjoy the game even though I don't see a lot of story in it.

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