The game looks great but Far Cry 2 is a great example of a game that tries to be so real that it's a pain. Movement: The player moves too slowly which is frustrating when on foot. WTH?: At times there's not enough feedback to the player to know what's going on. For instance, since about 99.5% of the characters in the game are constantly trying to kill you I wound up filling my buddy with holes (the buddy that pulls you to safety when you're hurt) when he rolled up on me in a jeep. I didn't realize it was him until I died much later in the game and got no assist but it was too far into the game to go back and start over. You can't flip bodies over so I had no clue I'd killed my buddy. That was a pain. Moving About: when EVERYONE in the game world is your enemy it becomes a hassle to simply get around. Bad guys regenerate at roadblocks unrealistically quickly. Which is it? Real or not?! Hand-held MAP: The map mechanic is an interesting component but took too much of the lower part of the screen to navigate the world while holding it. No Arms?: I'm starting to hate games in which I can't do things that a normal grown man can do like pull myself up on a ledge that's chest high. Seriously?! So I get tired when I sprint, pull bullets out of myself, have weapons that degrade over time (which I like btw) but I can't pull myself up on a ledge?! Ugh. Side Missions: maybe I didn't do enough of them or got unlucky but in my experience there is ONE gunshop side mission, stop a convoy. They couldn't come up with another idea for a side mission? Glitches: In the heat of battle I somehow got stuck between two rocks at which point I wanted to throw my controller. This is when I know a game is more frustrating than fun. When I'd get home after a long day I never felt compelled to start playing FC2 after the first couple of hours of gameplay, it seemed more like work than fun ironically. I sent it back at about 25% completion. Sucks too because I was really looking forward to this gam
This game was fun for me for the first 6 hours and then started to get very repetitive and monotonous. The only thing that kept me playing was the awesome graphics and A.I. that the enemies have. The missions just seemed to be the same, drive somewhere, kill someone... drive somewhere, blow up a convoy of trucks. The malaria and having to take pills every so often got annoying as well. It is worth a play just for the graphics, and is a rental not a owning game at least for me.