I completed Far Cry 2 yesterday (both endings, albeit there wasn't much difference between them...), so I guess I have to find something else to replace it. Hopefully not a FPS, I'm already (still) playing Wheel of Time too. And I started Sin + Wages of Sin too, not sure whether I'll stick with it though.
Overall I liked Far Cry 2. Who knows, maybe I'll replay it someday, possibly with the realism mods I keep reading about. I didn't mind the vanilla gameplay, albeit there certainly was lots of driving. Seemed realistic and challenging enough as it is. And still, thank god for save-anywhere, many times the game felt having insta-deaths when you got swarmed by enemies or you died from one hit of a rocket or mortar.
Far Cry 2 dared to try to be different from its predecessor (it is more like GTA in a jungle in FPS format), and I also liked it felt most of the development sources were used for gaming content, and not flashy stories and fluff. Even the ending was in text mode, not some 20 minute non-interactive ending video. Sometimes it had quite a lot of voice acting, but luckily it never felt it tried to be an "interactive movie" or anything like that.
Before leaving the game, I noticed there is some option for extra gaming content which is behind a password. Too bad I didn't notice them before starting the game, as googling revealed different passwords apparently open up some extra missions and stuff during the gameplay. Apparently the passwords were for some retailer-specific versions, like "this password/extra content is only for the people who bought the game from GameStop" etc.?
I'm kinda thinking I should play some strategy or RPG now, but it always feels just so much easier to pick some generic FPS game. And I'm already kinda stuck (or bored) in both genres already, namely in Rise of Nations and Baldur's Gate.
Post edited May 01, 2013 by timppu