gamers (55%) found this review helpful
The first couple of levels you play through the single player game, you can't help but just be amazed at how pretty the water and jungle is from far away.
But once you start playing through the game more, you soon realize it plays just like a low budget first person shooter.
I was never able to adjust the controls exactly how I wanted them. They always seemed too jumpy. Of course, this is very bad when aiming at close range. The enemies were extremely stupid, but were still a little too difficult to kill even on the easiest setting. The controls of course didn't help either.
Probably the best part about Far Cry Instincts is the map editor. I have to admit it takes forever to create a good map, but if you have the time, it does allow you to tweak just about anything you want tweaked. I've probably sunk more time into the map editor, than actually playing the game. Once you have a map created however, you can publish it online, and others can play it. But I sat there for about half an hour waiting for somebody to join me to play on my map... Wasn't a very big map either, so I can't explain the wait time, other than nobody was looking to play on a custom map... or even willing to play the game for all I know...
In summary, I really don't like the single player. It seems like it becomes a chore just to beat it, which should not be the case. The multiplayer is nothing new, offline or online. The map editor is the best thing about the game, but if the best the game developers can offer is a map editor... It's a pretty lousy game.
And for those going for achievements only, don't even both wasting your time. There are a couple easy ones, which will get you less than 100 or so, but after you get those, the rest are just not worth it. Playing through the entire game on one difficulty is bad enough... Let alone playing through all the diffculties.
gamers (54%) found this review helpful
Graphics are great but I found that no matter how much tweaking I did, I could not get the aiming response to where I wanted it. It felt too "uneven" at any setting. Call of Duty, Perfect Dark of any other game the aim control was much better.. IMO
gamers (53%) found this review helpful
I play on line with a big group of people and a lot of them recommended this game so I decided to rent it. Unfortunately I was very disappointed with the game because aside from the water and a few textures it looks just like the Xbox version. (compared side by side with 2 T.V.s). Luckily the multiplayer is enough fun that it will keep you occupied for a while. Also the map editor is amazing if you like custom building maps. I give it a 5 because I didn't love the game, but I didn't hate it either and I know plenty of people having a blast with it so I didn't want to shoot it down. Definately worth renting before buying because it seems to be one of those hate it / love it kinda games. Just find out which category you fall into and go with it.