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So I finally got around to playing Far Cry, what was I doing all these years?
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The Storah is average in this FPS. You are Jack Carver and are leading a reporter to a top secretish island. While sailing around, deadly Mercenaries sink your boat. After swimming through a tunnel and on land, a man named Doyle helps you out. You must venture around the Island and find Valerie, as well as stopping some secrets on the island from destroying the world. I dont want to give any of the twists away so there ya go
GamePlah
The gameplay in Far Cry is pretty good. You venture across the Islands battling Mercs and Monsters etc. You have a pretty large variety of weapons that mix up gameplay a bit. I think the gameplay gets more repetative after a while then say Quake 4. You find yourself doing the same damn objectives over and over again. This game should probably be titled Far Cry: Murphey's Law of Doom because anything that could go wrong in an action movie, well... does. You think you are going to finish the objective or level or something but wait, you have to do something else etc. Its like this on almost all the levels and you constantly have to find the Dumbass reporter, Val. The Mercs are pretty smart by taking cover. You also have quite a few vehicles to command, which unline other FPS, are fun to drive and use. They are actually helpful and you are never forced to use them. Using them gets you to your objective faster, but also alerts all the Mercs in the area. The enemies in this game are numerous. You find yourself fighting many different things, and sometimes, the AI will fight with each other, which is cool to watch from a distance. The game can get quite frustrating at times, seeing that your outnumbered 50-1 and are being shot at with rocket launcher everywhere. There is also no unlimited saves, rather a very common checkpoint system. It prevents the save every time I do something crowd. There are many different ways to complete your objective, and you can run across the entire island doing it. Take the shorter way, with less check points, or the longer way with more. As I say again, the gameplay towards the end starts to get repetative, but dont let this scare you away from playing it. This is also just IMO.

Sound
The sound in this game is pretty amazing. All the ambient jungle noises are there, as well as the Mercs talking and everything. The indoor noises are pretty cool too. Not much to say but that its cool.
Grafix
The CryEngine is pretty old, but Far Cry is EASILY one of the top 5 prettiest games of all time. The islands are amazing. Everything is detalied to no end, and the environment is very active ( i dont know what other word to use ) because there are animals, birds, etc living there as well. In the water there are fish swimming, birds flying in the sky, boards wondering the Islands etc. The draw distance in this game goes on for miles. The only complaint I really have is that there seams to be some "popping" at times. I say this because you may not see a tree from 2 miles away, but as you zoom in with your sniper rifle, you see a train appear maybe one second later. It can be pretty noticable at times, but I guess you get used to it.

Multi-Playa
I think its pretty basic and generic. There arent a lot of people playing so I probably wouldn't buy this game for that, but some may like it.

+This game is reported to be glitchy for some people, but I personally didn't experience ANY whatsoever. I would pick this game up in an instant. You owe yourself to playing this, you're not a hardcore FPSer without giving Far Cry a try.
9.5/10
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Your threads keep making me load up games I havn't played in a while.
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Crap thanks now you made me want to buy this game.

Nice review tho rep +
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Also I might add that there is a 64-Bit patch, that if you install, adds new content, features, textures, lighting, and environment features. This requires Windows XP 64-Bit but with a few lines of code you can get it to run. Also, with the new 1.41 Patch, you can run HDR, which will make the game even more beautiful then it already is. The screenshots above are also stock v1.0.
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I do have a few things to say about this game.

For its time, it looks stunning, i prefer the darker parts to always being in a tropical island. It hurts my head somewhat. I like darker games. But the worst part of this game is the sound. Whoever programmed the sound into this game was being lazy. It sounds like the sound quality is about as bad as it can get. I dont know why crytek let themselves down on that part. The AI is smart but not very versatile. They dont seem to be smart in themselves, just how the AI follows you. Its an OK fps. But its really pretty flimsy and lacks the flowing movement of other FPS games. Reading reports though, crytek have learnt from all this, and it was their first game so ill give them a 2nd chance
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heheh s1mon nice job on the reviews !!1!!1! but yeah even though the games are a little old, still makes for good because it makes memebers buy cheap games that are good !! and sales=better economy !
    
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It prevents the save every time I do something crowd.
That's me. Probably the thing I hated most about that game.
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far cry is probably one of my favourite games of all time...

it is soooooooooooooo good!..
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This is my fav 1player FPS game of all time. It has everything, vehicles, boats, indoors, outdoors, etc. Good stuff. Unbelieveable graphics. Extreme difficulty, challenging AI. I never did beat it though, I got all the way to the 2nd to last mission and just coudln't get past those elite troops, I never used a cheat on it either.

I usually patch it to 1.33, I tried the latest one 1.4 or whatever and I was getting shot inside the quanset huts through the walls, that never happened on 1.33.
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Well, if you cant get past that level then use cheats because the story gets pretty interesting on the last level.
EDIT: Now realizing, another small complaint I had about the game was that whenever I am behind a plant or tree unable to be seen, the AI happens to "hear something". I mean *** come on, I know they are just AI but atleast let me make some sound before you notice me. They dont have special thermal vision, it really was pissing me off in some levels. One instance is me peaking around a corner, and 2 all of a sudden, Mercs from a few football fields away automatically sense my presence and open fire.
EDIT 2: I admit, I stopped so low to finish with cheats on the 2nd part of the last level. It was IMPOSSIBLE, come on. I'm not gonna spend 3 hours trying to pass that, I had other stuff to get done. Damn goliath trygens.
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