henno13
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+230|5771|Belfast
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/2/23/Far_Cry_2.jpg/800px-Far_Cry_2.jpg
Developer    Ubisoft Montreal
Publisher    Ubisoft
Engine     Dunia
Platform(s)     Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Release date     21st October (US)
24thOctober (EU)   
Age Rating(s)ESRB : M (17+)
BBFC : 18
USK : 18 (uncut)
Genre     First-person shooter
Mode(s)     Single player, Multiplayer

Wiki wrote:

GAMEPLAY

The game will be entirely open-ended and non-linear. Instead of using individual maps, the game will take place in a sprawling nondescript land in Africa, with terrain ranging from savanna to jungle, similar to those seen in Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction, Just Cause and S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl. The gameplay area will be around 50 square km. Some members of the Ubisoft Montreal team spent 2 weeks in several locations in Africa filming and photographing native wildlife. The team will use the animal footage and environment photos to create an extremely realistic environment.

There are 10 mercenaries in the game. You will encounter in-game as "buddies" non-chosen characters. Various factions and vehicles will be featured; enemies will include human mercenaries, but sci-fi creatures such as the mutants from Far Cry will not be featured. Furthermore, the player's feral abilities introduced in Far Cry Instincts and its expansions will not be returning in Far Cry 2. A dynamic weather system has been added that varies the weather based on the players ability - if the player is doing exceptionally well the sky will be clear and sunny, but if problems arise the sky will dark and stormy.

The protagonist of previous Far Cry games, Jack Carver, will not be featured in this game. When Ubisoft interviewed players about the original Far Cry in their research for this game, the interviewees didn't find the character very memorable or likeable. As a result, in the sequel the player will be able to choose from around twelve different characters to play, each with a unique look and back story. All of the playable characters will be different types of mercenaries. The playable characters the player does not choose to play will become non-player characters who are friends of the player's character.

A pre-Alpha video of the game, showcasing visuals and 13 minutes of gameplay, with developer commentary, is available in .zip format at GamersLand. The video showcases many dynamic gameplay features which included procedural breakage of vegetation, allowing players to shoot down trees and shoot branches and leaves off of trees, which can eventually re-grow. The developers also showcased dynamic propagation of fire, and volumetric wind effects capable of breaking vegetation and spreading fire. Man-made structures were also shown to be highly destructible.

The game will be much more realistic with features such as the player having to use a map and compass to get around, and more life or death related features such as having to use tools to dig bullets out of the body and pat themselves down when on fire. Several species of African wildlife can be encountered in the game, and will be able to distract the enemy as well as make them aware of your presence.

Wiki wrote:

ENGINE

Ubisoft has developed a new engine specifically for Far Cry 2, called Dunia, meaning "world" or "earth" in Hindi, as well as in other languages including Persian, Marathi, Arabic, Turkish, Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali, Swahili, Assyrian, Indonesian and Malay. The engine will take advantage of multi-core processors and support DirectX 9 as well as DirectX 10. Only 2 or 3 percent of the original CryENGINE code is being re-used, according to Michiel Verheijdt, Senior Product Manager for Ubisoft Netherlands.

Far Cry 2 will also support the Ambx-technology from Philips. With the proper hardware, this adds effects like vibrations, ambient coloured lights, and fans that generate wind effects. The agreement will also see an amBX patch being released for the original Far Cry.
Videos
Far Cry 2 Demo (Pre-Alpha) Part 1


Far Cry 2 Demo (Pre-Alpha) Part 2


Far Cry 2 Teaser



THIS THREAD WILL BE UPDATED AS IT GOES ALONG

EDIT: 30/5/08 : Added new trailers
New Trailer
http://uk.pc.ign.com/dor/objects/951257 … 52808.html

Enviromental Influence
http://uk.pc.ign.com/dor/objects/951257 … 52808.html

Ubidays: Live Demonstration
http://uk.pc.ign.com/dor/objects/951257 … 52808.html

EDIT: 19/6/08 : Added Console Version preview
http://gamespot.com/video/944401/619270 … d-xbox-360

Last edited by henno13 (2008-09-21 02:55:16)

.Sup
be nice
+2,646|5876|The Twilight Zone
Thanks for video links. +1
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skipper2666
Go Canucks Go!
+13|5738|Canada BC
Im buying this definatly, Far Cry was a great game until the sci fi shit came and with no sci fi this game looks to be awesome! Anyone know what the suggested retail price is gonna be?
Brasso
member
+1,549|6053

skipper2666 wrote:

Im buying this definatly, Far Cry was a great game until the sci fi shit came and with no sci fi this game looks to be awesome! Anyone know what the suggested retail price is gonna be?
$50 PC
$60 X360, PS3
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GR34
Member
+215|5968|ALBERTA> CANADA
I will buy it for 360 and DL it for PC
heggs
Spamalamadingdong
+581|5811|New York
My computer can't even run this game and I'm not going to be upgrading it for awhile; I'll be getting it for the PS3 most likely.
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Jenspm
penis
+1,716|6155|St. Andrews / Oslo

Awesome
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Sydney
2λчиэλ
+783|6266|Reykjavík, Iceland.

heggs wrote:

My computer can't even run this game and I'm not going to be upgrading it for awhile; I'll be getting it for the PS3 most likely.
Estimated specs or just a shitty PC?
Commie Killer
Member
+192|5810

Sydney wrote:

heggs wrote:

My computer can't even run this game and I'm not going to be upgrading it for awhile; I'll be getting it for the PS3 most likely.
Estimated specs or just a shitty PC?
Well Far Cry did pretty good on shitty PC's, Crysis does shitty on good PC's. Take your pick, different developer but who knows.
Rohirm
Fear is a Leash
+85|5595|New Austin, Not
Longbow
Member
+163|6070|Odessa, Ukraine
Looks awesome tbh
unnamednewbie13
Moderator
+1,998|6195|USA

I'm officially ignoring that game until I can actually run it.
~Smokey~
Steve Irwin Reincarnate
+396|5961|Internetfitlerland

Looks good, will get on xbox
loop eneg
Banned
+51|5240|Crossroads, Barrens, Dreamaul
Farcrysis 2
henno13
A generally unremarkable member
+230|5771|Belfast
lol
post updated

Last edited by henno13 (2008-06-02 10:49:25)

Poseidon
Fudgepack DeQueef
+3,253|5961|Long Island, New York
Never played the first one...it's on Steam though, I'll buy and play it there before this one's released.

Looks good.
Volatile
Member
+252|6127|Sextupling in Empire

Can't wait for this game to be released. The map looks like it's going to just be enormous.

Finally, a game that is going to have true open gameplay, unlike Crysis.
heggs
Spamalamadingdong
+581|5811|New York

Sydney wrote:

heggs wrote:

My computer can't even run this game and I'm not going to be upgrading it for awhile; I'll be getting it for the PS3 most likely.
Estimated specs or just a shitty PC?
3200 +
7800 GT
2 GB generic ram

At this point, I can't really play many new games at all with this system. It's ok though, student loans need to be paid off anyway.
Remember Me As A Time Of Day
henno13
A generally unremarkable member
+230|5771|Belfast
Post Updated
.Sup
be nice
+2,646|5876|The Twilight Zone
"Far Cry 2 Video is Twenty Minutes of Awesome"

http://news.filefront.com/far-cry-2-vid … f-awesome/
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Volatile
Member
+252|6127|Sextupling in Empire

7 more weeks until release on all platforms on September 2nd.

I just watched some new videos from E3, and they are awesome.

Poseidon
Fudgepack DeQueef
+3,253|5961|Long Island, New York

Volatile wrote:

7 more weeks until release on all platforms on September 2nd.

I just watched some new videos from E3, and they are awesome.

Holy shit that looks
SamTheMan:D
Banned
+856|5397|England

Poseidon wrote:

Volatile wrote:

7 more weeks until release on all platforms on September 2nd.

I just watched some new videos from E3, and they are awesome.

Holy shit that looks
QFTTTTTTTTTTT
Commie Killer
Member
+192|5810
This game>Jesus/Mohammad/Buddha/YourCrazyReligionGuy


That said, I like the idea of wounding, even if that is gonna drive parents crazy.

Last edited by Commie Killer (2008-07-11 16:40:00)

Fat_Swinub
jaff
+125|5858
I really really like the free form in this game. I like the idea that I could take my time with a mission, do it stealthily as well as brutally or be completely psychopathic about it. I could stalk an encampment. See what time the guards are sleeping in their camp and set the whole building on fire in their sleep. At the same time I could just ignore the objectives of the game and hunt gazelle in a jeep. Most of all, I like the setting. Not a lot of games are set in Africa, even fewer in the savanna. While outdoor tropical islands haven't been overdone, they're not the pinnacal of originality which is why I'm glad that Far Cry 2 is going for a completely new environment for free form shooters.

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