Originally Posted by ElderDruid
Well, the individual textures are nothing special and don't hold up well in close-up (another XBox concession I assume). However, the overall look of the game is very nice, and the lighting/shadows are impressive. FarCry does not employ shadowing anywhere near the level of Thief 3, which must account for most of the framerate discrepancy.
Regardless of whether it's due to bad programming or not, the thing runs slow. If it manages to make a 6800 look nearly outdated before it's even on the shelf I'd have to say that's a bad sign no matter how you look at it.