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Posted by HoChiWaWa

The bus system is more helpful that it seems at first. 2/3s of the missions are within 1 checkpoint of a bus station, and the station in Pala will get your unscathed to the APR and UFLL mission givers, and a quick uneventful drive from mikes bar.
 
I also like the ATV and Buggy because you can often use them to go around check points, occasionally you'll find one you can't go around, thats when I have some fun trying to stealth kill everyone.

Posted by jjsuperspy

i like this game i have it for my 360 and i think the way the have made your guns jam is good coz it feels more real if u get what imean and also that when u pick up a gun its all warn out

Posted by RFX

Have the graphics improved or are they relatively the same?

Posted by Det1

1: Get Dart rifle
2: Get silenced pistol
3: Get Camouflage (optional)
4: Play like MGS3
5: ???
6: PROFIT!

Posted by VibratingDonkey

Is there some kind of jeep repellent in this game? Jeeps out of nowhere every two minutes dammit. Did they inject a GPS transmitter into your bloodstream along with the malaria? Hope they're just harassing you like this in the very beginning because it's already getting on my nerves. And where do they come from? Are they hiding in the trees?

Posted by Kane

you need to make a list of your favourite october released games so we can get some help deciding what to buy

Posted by Blinck

This tips are really good, I was getting fucked up about the game but I'm gonna try to get some better weapons and stuff to see if I can do better. Cheers

Posted by Dryker

Too many interesting looking games comin' out. What's a dude to do? And now for something entirely different... Last weeks bombcast, Jeff brought to my attention an article concerning the current state of videogame criticism, so I started a blog to get my fellow Giantbombers thoughts on the matter. Here's the blog with a link to the article: http://www.giantbomb.com/profile/Dryker/blog/

Posted by ComradeCrash

Thanks for the tips!  I really want to rent this game.

Posted by EpicBenjamin

Ahh...... jumping off a cliff and landing in the water while enemies are casing you = Priceless.

Posted by yeah_write

Pretty good advice, you definitely can't play this game like your usual run and gun shooter.

I liked the armed jeep, but I also enjoy the buggy because it's fast and can handle bumpy terrain better. If you come under attack while driving it, you can just swerve off the road and blaze through the jungle while the enemies get stuck.

Also, I recommend nabbing the occasional diamond briefcase. Hunting them down isn't always easy, but if you don't have a pending mission and there happens to be one in the area, you should grab it. So far, the only missions that actually pay seem to be the UFLL and APR story missions, so having some extra diamonds really helps.

The map editor is mind blowing with its complexity. It's a huge upgrade from the last game and I've already seem some incredible maps online.Over all I'm really enjoying the game. The open ended nature is interesting, and the scenery is beautiful. It's not going to dethrone CoD4 as my favorite shooter, but it's still a lot of fun.

Posted by reversethedevil

that's kinda rough. a guide on how to have fun.

Posted by killdave

Looks great - plays boring ... I'll be trading this in Very Soon :(

...  :(

Posted by Nomin

Far Cry 2 = Assassin's Creed + Africa

kthnxbye

Posted by studnoth1n

Never a good sign when there's a need to post an article on how to have fun with a particular game.  Fun, within the context of any videogame, should be a fairly intrinsic quality readily available and easy to identify.  I practice the slide whistle for the discipline, structure, and ultimately the payoff that comes at the end of all those hours (if not minutes) of hard work and dedication.  I play videogames for the pink, meaty center.  So where's the beef Brad?

Posted by Crono

@Death_Burnout

Yep.  I can't come up with a single shooter outside of Halo that plays better on consoles than it does on the PC.  Mouse just gives much more control and precision over a stick.

Posted by Charleslegrand

Yup, good game but too much driving.

Tip for anyone playing : sniper + uzi is the way to go.  Oh, and watch out for the jeep drivers that get too close... they'll try ramming into you, I learned it the hard way trying to snipe the guy.

And anyone feels like its hard on the eyes during the night ?
Posted by burjeffton--defunct

I've been enjoying the game so far. The driving is getting really old...

Posted by canucks23

I can honestly say that i'm not a fan of this game at all. It looked great, so i rented it and it was a huge disappointment. It just isn't my cup of tea i guess, but at least Fallout 3 is coming out on tuesday!

Posted by PFighter

i have similar complaints, but the more i play the better its gotten.

its  pretty hard tho

Posted by Mansemat

I like it so far except for the following:
- the guy can't jump for shit and he runs like a 60-year old with asthma
- the AI still can see me from anywhere as they always start shooting but when it comes to hiding they just stand about waiting for me to kill them off
- I haven't noticed any "oh my buddy is hurt i'm gonna save his ass and get a bullet through my brain while doing it" at ALL.
For the rest it's sweet though, I kinda miss African Radiostations

Oh and anyone know how I can get rid of those damn triangles everywhere, and don't say "update drivers" *urgh*

Posted by MxPeke

I'm really getting tired of clearing same guard stations over and over. Right now I just speed through them and hope my car can take the damage. It would be nice to get some reward for clearing them but nothing you do seems to make any difference. All that driving around for 20 some "rocks" that get you a new gun and/or few upgrades. I'm hoping, now that I moved to the next map, that things will change a little.

Fun:

  • Setting fire to a guard station and watching it destroy the station and guards is fun.
  • Setting off ammunition next to guards and seeing it take out most of them.
  • Killing guards using the machete!

Not fun:
  • Guards shooting you through bushes and walls when you can't even see them.
  • No climb action. Trying to jump to higher/better positions is difficult. Getting stuck on low crates/rocks/objects that shoud be easy to jump over during a firefight has killed me too many times.
  • Cases really should have more "rocks" in them. Some of the cases are really hard to find or get to. Why waste time for only 1-4 diamonds.
Posted by Death_Burnout

Yeah gotta add here, and not to sound like a Pro PC jerk either, the PC version is the way to go (quick saving, better aim) if you have the rig, which most people dont sadly, i've always been more of a fan PC shooters, more immersive.

Posted by giyanks22

it still looks awesome.

Posted by The_A_Drain

I was really not enjoying Farcry 2 until I discovered the key. Buy a sniper rifle. I'm not even kidding, this is one of those games in which the inclusion of a shotgun is totally pointless, you cannot play this game any other way than with a sniper rifle, it is impossible. And anyone who says "Oh but I did" is lying. Whether they are lying or not.

Posted by corgorav

I'd give it an 8/10. Constant fighting gets repetitive but otherwise the world is refreshing and the missions are pretty fun.

Posted by cikame

Unfortunately i would also appear to be too good at this game, the only time i've died is in the tutorial where you're supposed to die, the only times my weapons jam is when i purposely pick up enemy weapons to make them jam n get the cool animation, the only time i've seen a first aid animation is once in the tutorial which kinda sucks, i was hoping i'd get to do it more.

But then, maybe thats because i'm stealthy, guard posts i either drive around or take everyone out with the dart rifle before they know whats going on, i love driving ordinary vehicles (if you can call the buggy normal), if i'm being chased i just pop out n destroy anything following.

My poor rescue buddy hasn't seen action once and i'm 11-12 hours in.

Posted by BawaTheGamer

Cool.

Posted by Lotsofgunfire

The whole gurrila combat style of this game is great but I just wish that the first thing that happens isn't catching malaria.
I have a bad habit of hitting my last health block, need to take a pill, fix a jam and dodge fire (both from enemy guns and the flamethrower I use to cover my retreat) at the same time.

Anyway it's a fun game but the AI has some retarded crap happening like driving into a red barrel and blowing up or running over your gunner who bailed.

Posted by SpikeDelight

Did anybody else notice that something about the from-the-hip firing in this game is wrong? Whenever I try to fire without aiming (I'm on PC if that makes a difference) I miss every single shot. In CoD4 it's easy to know at least where the invisible reticule for aiming from the hip is when you want to shoot a guy from close up. Here it's like you HAVE to aim or you're not going to hit anything, no matter how close you are.

Posted by JoshuaN

As far as sniping goes, if you find a good spot, the guys wont know where you are and instead rush to cover.  After a few shots, of course they will draw a bead on you, that's why you carry a sniper and another fully auto gun.  The game is not even hard.

Posted by MrKlorox

Reading over a lot of these comments, many people are having trouble with things that come down to control method. Due to the twitch aiming nature of this game, using an analog stick and not a mouse will definitely decrease playability. Please don't take me for one of those fascist PC gaming fundamentalists out there, but this game is clearly made to be enjoyed best with a mouse (especially at higher difficulties). I hope some of you that have given up on this game out of frustration try it again on PC before making a final judgment.

EDIT: Also the PC version has quick save/load of course which definitely cuts down on some frustration. F5 immediately saves the game in a new slot, and F9 loads the last save made.

Also, I happen to think the AI is pretty good. Better than STALKER's.

Posted by Kohe321

Good tips. I started playing this tonight, bought it from Steam, I'll have this in the back of my head.

Posted by RHCPfan24

I have been loving the game and haven't had any problems with difficulty yet.  I am playing on normal and maybe everyone else is doing hard or something but I love it.

Posted by DeepSpace9MM

I can see how people may have a hard time with Far Cry 2, but so far I've had a great time with it. Once you get going, the game really draws you in.  also, I don't feel that the game is THAT hard. I've played it for about 4 or 5 hours and I've only died once, and it was by getting run over by a car...

Posted by Armor42

Interesting... I haven't experienced any of those problems. I've died only a couple of times, I never really need to use dirty weapons, and I've had not difficulty with the number of enemies. So far I've found FC2 to be the best shooter of the year

Posted by coonce

who thinks brad should write a guide ;p

Posted by Media_Master

sounds good enough

Posted by agentxricky

Does anyone have any tips about navigating the damn jungle? It's a damn pain just to get from one mission to the next checkpoint. Those bus-stops certainly don't help when you're trying to get to the bar or the weapons shop.

Posted by Milkman

I played the game for about 10 minutes at a friend's house and was instantly frustrated. You can't go anywhere without a bunch of dudes shooting you. And the objectives are so far away that if you don't have a vehicle there is no way in hell you're going to get to your objective without being killed by the insane amount of enemies that litter the entire map.

Posted by Walreese55

i don't like it. the whole do anything any way you want does not really work well. as soon as i snipe someone, everybody starts to gang up on me, and it becomes a shoot-out. every time. and the fact that the ammo situation is not modeled for shoot-out after shoot-out is just a pain in the asshole.

Posted by Gruff182

Nice write up.  I personally really like the gun jam mechanic, because it's adds a "oh fuck!" dynamic to the fights.
I deffo agree with the random encounters on the road, at the start it's fine but now it just irritates me, i just want to get to my damn objective!

I'm quite far in and i've only died once so far on hard, but i'm playing on the PC so aiming is obviously alot easier.

Posted by Death_Burnout

Are you kidding me Brad!? The guns jamming is the thing i love! i really love games that have disasterous moments in them like this and Uncharted.

Posted by Darknaut

Something else to do is to use the rivers for a lot of your transportation. You move surprisingly fast on them and you have fewer checkpoints to contend with.

Posted by Rowr

OMGZ the shields dont regenerate!

Posted by Caddy

I played a few hours yesterday and I was very into it. I never died a lot, I took my time and done plenty of recon before diving in, and I was loving it yesterday. I will play some more of it later on and hopefully I can be just as into it again.

Posted by floodiastus

I wish there where some more ingame help, otherwise the game is fantastic, really grows on you the more you play it. But the buddy system is wierd, ive got 5 buddies, all crossed out. So I assume they are all dead :/

Posted by Dejkrigeren

I have three weapon combo's right now consisting of:

MP-5, silenced Makarov

AS50, UZI

FN FAL Paratrooper, UZI (I am considering a Desert Eagle)

My favourite has to be the sniper combo, since there isn't a lot of things more rewarding than blowing people to shreds with a semi-auto 50. cal sniper, although it does jam quite often...

Posted by MrKlorox

I kinda wish there was a lean left/right function like in STALKER, Crysis, and various other shooters. The game gets tough on Infamous difficulty but is a little easy on Normal. The game performs very well for how good it looks. People expecting Crysis graphics and gameplay will be both disappointed and satisfied (respectively). I'll be playing this game for a long time.

Also, this game has the same shitty DRM that SPORE has, limiting it to 5 activations. I have money ready to purchase as soon as the limit is removed, Ubisoft.

Posted by Taxman

Getting shot from 4 sides in a jungle isn't fun. I died several times so far. Don't know if this openworld-things does is for me....

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