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Gaming Far Cry 2 Hands-on Preview

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  1. Da Dego

    Da Dego Brett Thomas

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    Far Cry 2 Preview

    At Ubidays 2008 we recently we got a chance to get some up-close experience with Far Cry 2 and managed to swing not one but two bouts of hands-on time. Check out our thoughts and impressions within!
     
  2. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    "blasting holes in walls with a shotgun"

    That made me very happy in the pants.

    Here's hoping the rest of the game's as good :B
     
  3. Almightyrastus

    Almightyrastus Rule #9

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    So no mention of mutants and/or aliens in the game then?

    THAT made me very happy in the pants.

    I lost interest in Far Cry and Crysis when they started cropping up.
     
  4. Blood

    Blood New Member

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    The picture with the SVD Dragunov... the rifle is modeled completely backwards.

    Looks good none the less, path-less games are a must!
     
  5. Squadexodus

    Squadexodus I got my cookie. What about you?

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    Great. Another game that will eat my computer alive...
     
  6. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    The game Crysis should have been? Looks likely. I've always thought Far Cry 2 looked ace, which would be a pleasent first for a company picking up a franchise from a different developer.
     
  7. Cobalt

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    Too many games seem to make this mistake. I'm not quite sure how devs manage to do it. Hopefully it won't be as bad as the CS reloading animations.
     
  8. MrWizard

    MrWizard New Member

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    My thoughts exactly. Looks to be at least promising though. I'm holding out hope that it will be worthy of my money.
     
  9. capnPedro

    capnPedro Hacker. Maker. Engineer.

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    Wow. I will be looking forward to this bad boy! :)
     
  10. SlickGnome

    SlickGnome New Member

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    Damn.. That looks gorgeous. And the AI sounds like it will actually make it playable. Putting this one down on my list of must gets.
     
  11. The_Pope

    The_Pope Geoff Richards Super Moderator

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    QFT

    NEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEDTM
     
  12. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    hope this one turns out to be good.

    question: what engine is it using?


    indeed, when will games stop ripping off aliens. :rolleyes:
     
  13. Squadexodus

    Squadexodus I got my cookie. What about you?

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    When Will games stop making people happy in the pants?
     
  14. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    IIRC: It's an inhouse Ubisoft thing called Dunia.

    Wiki: "Ubisoft has developed a new engine specifically for Far Cry 2, called Dunia, meaning "world" or "earth" in Swahili, as well as in other languages including Hindi, Marathi, Turkish, Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali, Persian, Assyrian, Indonesian, Malay, and Arabic. The engine will take advantage of multi-core processors and support DirectX 9 as well as DirectX 10. Only 2 or 3 percent of the original CryENGINE code is being re-used, according to Michiel Verheijdt, Senior Product Manager for Ubisoft Netherlands."
     
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  15. quack

    quack New Member

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    So want this game... want it more and more each time I read a review.
     
  16. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    I saw a gameplay demo thing for this game a while ago, and good god the flames look brilliant, the way they move and behave is brilliant. Hopefully it'll run well on this PC. :D
     
  17. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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    It is coming out on 360 and PS3 as well remember.

    Looks ace.
     
  18. C-Sniper

    C-Sniper Stop Trolling this space Ądmins!

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    This is one of the games i am looking forward to this year, there was a small video online which showed that the guns will also jam (iirc).

    Deninfitely thinking about picking this one up when it comes out.
     
  19. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Can haz pants back pls? kthx.
     
  20. p3n

    p3n New Member

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    I'll skip this then... when will they understand realism doesn't equal fun? ... Balance is another matter (miniguns overheating if you just blast for 30 seconds in cod4 for example) - a gun jamming could easily set you back to the start of a mission - dumb.
     
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