Far Cry 2 Catch-All

What's Ubisoft's typical policy regarding DRM? What did Assassin's Creed have?

nsmike wrote:

What's Ubisoft's typical policy regarding DRM? What did Assassin's Creed have?

Ever since they dropped Starforce, they've been using the disc-based version of SafeDisc on almost everything, Assassin's Creed included. The exception are European PC games by third parties that they publish like The Settlers or the Anno series, since European companies almost always seem to use TAGES.

I'm also a filthy skimmer and don't know if the following has been posted but here goes:

Ubisoft announced an exclusive pre-order partnership with Gamestop; Pre-order the game at GameStop and automatically receive a Limited Edition version of Far Cry 2. This exclusive edition is regularly priced and is only available at GameStop.

In addition to the regular SKU, the GameStop Pre-Order Edition includes:

6 Bonus Missions with about 3 bonus hours of explosive gameplay
A fold out map of the open world of Far Cry 2
Exclusive game packaging

I really want that limited edition packaging for some weird reasoning but I already pre-ordered it on Steam. Ah, well.

Weapons trailer from IGN. Pure f'ing awesome!!!

93_confirmed wrote:

I'm also a filthy skimmer and don't know if the following has been posted but here goes:

Ubisoft announced an exclusive pre-order partnership with Gamestop; Pre-order the game at GameStop and automatically receive a Limited Edition version of Far Cry 2. This exclusive edition is regularly priced and is only available at GameStop.

In addition to the regular SKU, the GameStop Pre-Order Edition includes:

6 Bonus Missions with about 3 bonus hours of explosive gameplay
A fold out map of the open world of Far Cry 2
Exclusive game packaging

Motherf*cker! I hate preordering sh*t but I wants my map.

And it's apparently 50 sq km, or 19 sq mi. I'm pumped.

Weapons trailer from IGN. Pure f'ing awesome!!!

Blimmin 'eck, I think I just saw a 51mm Mortar in there! Wow. Just, wow.

Oh boy, this is too good. I'm going on news blackout.
PS. PM me when it comes out ;]

93_confirmed wrote:

Weapons trailer from IGN. Pure f'ing awesome!!!

That was great, but it's a shame the grenade launcher doesn't make that "thup" noise when you reload it (you know, like in Terminator 2)

Weapons trailer from IGN. Pure f'ing awesome!!!

Sweet... mother...

DO WANT.

IGN UK 5 Hour Hand's On

"Far Cry 2 is looking incredibly impressive. Bold in both scope and execution, our first few hours in the game suggested that this could be one of the most interesting and thought-provoking propositions amidst the tide of first class titles that are coming our way in the next few months. We'd even go as far as to say that if the problems we came across are ironed out, Far Cry 2 could be this year's BioShock, and it shows signs of being as assured in its interweaving of design and narrative as Ken Levine's revered opus. A big claim, perhaps, but we're itching to get back to the jungle and see where Ubisoft take us next."

I'm sure Far Cry 2 will be awesome but I think Fallout 3 has a better chance of reaching Bioshock status.

A detailed look at the map editor. Great interview, and answers some of my questions about how user maps will be shared and rated.

Saw the ad before the new South Park last night, it looks awesome in "commercial for a movie" style. I didn't know they were going for the sandbox game with the new one. I loved Just Cause, and that had its shortcomings, like Mercs 2. Might have to check this one out.

Not to shovel on the hype, but I am more excited for this game than any other release this year. It looks absolutely fantastic.

Just saw a video after being on unintentional blackout and wow.
It looks awesome.
Definite pickup during the slow months.

I wasn't really paying attention to this game up until this week, but after gorging on every piece of media I could find for it, it's now my second most wanted title this month, behind Fallout 3 of course.

I actually broke down and pre-ordered the PC version from EB last night, something I never do since I absolutely abhor EB and the whole concept of pre-ordering, but I can't pass up on those extra missions. I hope they're worth selling my soul to the Devil's game shop.

lord_haven wrote:

I actually broke down and pre-ordered the PC version from EB last night, something I never do since I absolutely abhor EB and the whole concept of pre-ordering, but I can't pass up on those extra missions. I hope they're worth selling my soul to the Devil's game shop.

Yeah i changed my pre-order from GAME to HMV. Both were the same price so i figured i wanted the extra missions. However, as far as i'm aware nowhere in the UK is offering the fold out map... :/

This is up for pre-order on Steam, but I'm wary of it since I had to wait until the release day to download Crysis: Warhead. I'd rather not wait until the day I want to play said game only to then wait even more on a 6 hour long download.

I just realised today the collectors edition comes in a nifty wooden box :O

must....resist.....

Thin_J wrote:

I'd rather not wait until the day I want to play said game only to then wait even more on a 6 hour long download.

I think of it as "make sure I go to work that day" time.

Also, preordering now on steam gets you $5 off. Not a big deal, but if you were going to get it anyway might as well.

This trailer just moved FC2 into my must-buy column.

I read Soul's description and I thought 'Wow, that sounds interesting. I really should have kept an eye on this game; I know next to nothing about it.'.

Then I saw a couple of videos and start backpeddling (albeit slowly). For something that seems to have the spirit of a sim, the gameplay, the shooting, doesn't look right. Swapping guns so quickly feels a bit arcadey and the lack of a cover system doesn't suit the spirit of the video I saw.

Not sure about this one. The most appealing thing sounds like the unscripted nature of it.

There's definitely a tug of war going on between the simulation and the game.

Although, I'd certainly put cover systems in the game category rather than the sim. Simulation of taking cover is the player manually positioning the character such that there is an object between the character and others, and AI that isn't psychically aware of the player's coordinates but needs to track their opponents.

Well, that's a simulation of one aspect/type of cover. I think a cover system suitable for FC2 would be something like KillZone 2's, where you stay in first person. The thing I don't like about KZ2 - which I've seen in videos - is that when in cover you can see over the edge, but that gives the impression your head is sticking up, thus ruining immersion.

What I'd like to see in a game is a first-person cover system where you can't see over the top, but, thanks to indicators of an enemy's approximate position, you can still blind fire.

For example, many games flash red / give some indication of direction of where you're being hit from. So, give something similar to show where the game thinks the enemy might be. However you won't be completely sure because, of course, you're completely in cover.

Remind me to chat to you about this.

EDIT:

KZ2 vidwa: http://www.gametrailers.com/player/2...

I really do want that game. But do I want it enough to buy a PS3?

Trust me 1dgaf, you're gonna want to play this. Crysis does this formula almost exactly and it works really well. The big difference is Crysis funneled you through large (mile wide) corridors where this game gives the extra challenge of approaching from any direction. Don't let the animations fool you, though, it's not sim-like. They have sim-like animations for basic things like healing yourself and repairing vehicles, but otherwise it's a fast-paced shooter.

I must agree the character models seem a little...ummm...under polished? After Mass effect, Crysis, COD4 maybe I am just a little spoiled. The gameplay will make it for me though. I hope there is a demo so I can feel the game. It would be fun to run and gun in Africa. Never FPSed there before

Changed the thread title to "catch-all"

PC Gamer UK scores Far Cry 2 94% and calls it a "must buy."

For a genre so firmly rooted in the base of thrills - blowing stuff up and putting holes in skulls with sharpened metal from long range - Far Cry 2 is weirdly smart.

Good news, the game succeeds in a story that responds to your actions. Bad news, it isn't perfect, it doesn't make you breakfast. Overall the review was excellent and felt very objective while loving the game at the same time.

Oh, page 2 is missing, here it is.

Good stuff. I'm still going to save this one for a bit later this winter, but I'm stoked to see that the game is likely to live up to its promise.