ok lets face it...Far Cry 2 was nothing like we all hoped it would be. when it comes down to it, its the game you play when you have no time for anything else and must play a game, or you simply dont have anything to play.
this is my impression of the game, which may be considered more of a venting frustration, but for those that dont have/havnt played it, heres how it goes. this is assuming you've done the tutorial missions at the start. proceed to read the below bit very fast like a british auctioneer on speed.
find car, drive down road, encounter enemy post, man MG on top of jeep gun down enemies, drive further, come across more enemies, man MG on top of jeep gun down enemies, drive further, stop to follow little green light to find diamonds, drive further, fly past enemy post, quickly stop and turn to face the enemy jeep that somehow managed 0-100 in 2.7secs to be right on your arse shooting and injuring you and your vehicle, man MG on top of jeep gun down enemies. drive further, come to ! indicating mission accept mission on other side of map roughly 20kms away. drive in new direction, encounter enemy post, man MG on top of jeep gun down enemies (oh, there will usually be more at this stop since its your lucky day, make like a pokemon collector and catch them all) drive down road further, encountering roughly 7 more jeeps with manned MGs and 5 enemy guard posts with a minimum of 3 to 4 guards each, in the space of the next 10 kms.
oh did i mention the fire looks rather nice? and the sun, that makes some good landscape shots. oh and there really is freedom to move. freedom to breathe? what you mean in between all the seemingly spaced out yet more frequent than required repeatedly similar gun fights? sure. why not.
haha sorry to all the avid Far Cry 2 lovers out there, i mean that game isnt THAT bad. its just not THAT good. another good thing about it is that it actually is quite unique, its hard to compare to any other game at the moment. its not hard to beat though.
this venting comes from my utter frustration in thinking that maybe just for 5 minutes i could drive around, heading towards a point on the map WITHOUT having to encounter the repetitive attack cycle that is the AI's "man the jeep and charge!" technique. i would also like to know where the enemies get their cars. everytime i steal one of their 0-100 in 2.7secs jeeps, mine drives as per usual. funny that?
terrible AI. i find it amazing that my extremely stealthy infiltration to execute some dude with a briefcase and on a phone by using a silenced pistol was overheard by men on the other side of the large concrete building, let alone the other side of town?
"oh what big beautiful eyes you have" says the player to the AI. so beautiful in fact they manage to pinpoint a covered sniper shot from a mile away, zone in, and have 2 super jeeps and 6 guys on you within the space of a minute.
i dunno what the AI is on, but i think they should share.
the game the AI's not hard, it just doesnt really work.
anyways im done venting over this game. Dead Space, Uncharted on Hard difficulty and the Lego games on PS3 deserve more of my time.
Dead Space is awesome.