I am not an occasional gamer but have played the the larger of titles and with everything I have played, Far Cry was the only experience that gave cinematic chills and exciting adventures through the jungle with all the animals and pirates along the way.
I really tried to like the game, but I could not get into it. After a couple hours I was bored. Go here kill these animals, gather these plants, destroy base and climb and activate radio towers is what you do.
I gave it a high rating because the graphics even on the 360 were really good and the story was intriguing but I just didn't want to play anymore. I might give it another shot someday, but I don't know.