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Old 09-12-04, 09:25 AM   #1
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Question Sunday Commentary - 9/12/04

Keep going or call it quits?

Is Far Cry worth the time or am I hopelessly enamoured by id?
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Old 09-12-04, 09:43 AM   #2
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Default Re: Sunday Commentary - 9/12/04

I felt a bit bored with Far Cry as well. Sure it looks swell, but it was just a bit .. whats the word.. unadventurous. Some bits were great. You get spoiled by the latest and greatest, then stuff before just doesn't have the edge.

You shoulda played Far Cry 1st..
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Old 09-12-04, 09:54 AM   #3
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Default Re: Sunday Commentary - 9/12/04

I haven't got my copy of DIII yet and am loving Farcry atm, driving around in a speedboat at the minute and the mention of a hanglider ride has me
I reckon Farcry is worth it but it sounds like you're just not giving it a chance. You've answered your own question there on line two
Looking forward to DIII afterwards
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Old 09-12-04, 09:54 AM   #4
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Hmmm....I haven't played Doom yet so I can't compare. I thought FarCry was pretty good, but I don't think it got considerably better as I progressed - there fore if you don't like it now, you prolly won't like it much more later.
Just my opinion. How far did you get though? Finish the first mission? The game is pretty long so I wouldn't struggle to finish it, that would just take a lot of time.
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Old 09-12-04, 09:57 AM   #5
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To me Far Cry is fun until you get to the gentically modified freaks, they are just way too strong even on easy. One swing from those things and you are gone, I've completed it, but it was still annoying as hell

Also they picked a late level to give you the SAW.
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Vamp, I think you summed it up. The game is more annoying than difficult. Doom3 GOTY.
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Old 09-12-04, 10:37 AM   #7
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Vamp, I think you summed it up. The game is more annoying than difficult. Doom3 GOTY.
I kinda agree with this. However, since you have the game, don't waste it away. It has some good points. Since you already finished D3, finish Far Cry. No its not immersive like D3, but its still not a bad game.
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Old 09-12-04, 10:56 AM   #8
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I dont know. I own both games, and I play them @1280 res. Doom on High and Far Cry with 8xAF and now with sm 3.0. Both games are nice to look at.

IMO, Far Cry is more fun to play for me. TBH, I only reached the treehouse section with the first few mutant creatures before City Of Heroes had me for awhile, so I never finished it. Im definately going back to it soon.

Doom looks real good (no surprise there), but never drew me in at all. Ive tried to get into it about 3 or 4 times now but it doesnt hook me like Far Cry. It is immersive and spooky to play in the dark but thats about it. System Shock 2 had better gameplay for a spooky one.

Far Cry was more fun overall. The story (as far as FPS stories go) was much better. The vehicles are a blast when you have them. Deciding how to hit an outpost and executing the attack is fun, even when you get spotted . The music fits the game perfectly as well.

Sci-Fi/Fantasy has always been my preference game-wise. I never wanted normal shooters ala Far Cry, Call of Duty etc. so Doom should have had me over FC. Didnt work that way though ,did it?
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Old 09-12-04, 11:33 AM   #9
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HalcYoN,

I guess its different strokes for different folks. I did not like Doom3. In fact its way over rated IMHO. After the first few maps I had to force my self to play it. It was the same thing over and over again (walk into mostly dark room, hear scary sounds, see glipses of monsters in flash light, change to weapon of choice, fire, fire, fire, reload, moster spawn behind you, fire, fire, ect, rinse repeate for the next 15 levels). There was very little freedom in the game. I got Doom3 the day it came out. I just finnished it last night. There were some things I liked about Doom3. The graphics (when you could see them) were very very good. Except for the point head player models The horror thing they played to a "T" very good job there. I did like the plot and the PDA interaction. Then there were some things that just erked me. Piss poor MP support. I know its a single player game focus but this is ID we are talking about not some fly by night company. They evented MP and they left us hanging with nothing creative with its MP. The whole flash light thing. Yea I know that what they wanted to do but it just does not make any sense at all.

The reason why I liked Farcy was its settings. I though it was a nice change to be able to play outdoors mostly in such a lush enviorment. I also loved the freedom. You could go to almost any where you can see. And most of the out door engagements you were free to play to your style. Got that encampment of mers ahead? You could go rambo style to take them out. You could play mr predator and take them out one at a time, you could do a combo, you could try to come from the back of the camp, ect. And it had some what decent AI. Sure there were times when they did really stupid stuff. But there were other times it made smart moves. And the MP can be fun. It at least does not have the silly default 4 player restriction and more than DM/CTF. Farcry is not with out its flaws (vehicle control is too "picky", over all looks are "cartoony", models are not the grate, some AI flaws, bugs, ect).

So good sir I am gladf you really enjoyed Doom3. And I am not trying to change any ones opinions or views on the two games. I am just saying that not every one enjoyed Doom3 as much as you did......
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I have both of them, I finished FarCry first coz i got it first it is a enjoyable experience and nice to play.
I am now playing Doom3 it is a great game also (very scary) But it is best played @ night with light OFF
So now i am plying Farcry again at different difficulty+Ground control @ day and Doom3 2 night. Great Balance !!!
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IMOH each game has its own points. I enjoyed FarCry quite a bit. I got it the day it came out as well as Doom3 and was impressed right off the bat. It sounds like you were expecting starwars. FC has great AI much better than Doom3. FC also has some of the best and imersive graphics anywhere. You just want to play Doom3 glory and your mind has downplayed FC so it makes it ok for you to play Doom3 without feeling bad for FC.

IF YOU PLAY IT..... IT WILL BE FUN.
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Old 09-12-04, 01:24 PM   #12
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The boat level on Far Cry is probably the best level on any game IMO. You can do it about 10 different ways and even miss some parts out.

I'm having the same problem as you are however with Doom3, ie forcing myself to complete the first level. Maybe with the dark cold winter nights I'll get into the swing of it. I do like to see my enemies though, the flashlight is a pita.

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