I know most of you aren't really PC gamers- but have any of you got Far Cry yet? It's a brilliant game, with some of the most beautiful graphics I've ever seen. I recommend it to anyone who has a decent pc.
excellent game! i too thoroughly recommend it. if only it had the storytelling to match, it would be as good as halflife. i'm on the bit in the treetops with all those fcuking monsters, they're a pain in the arse. i have a radeon 9600, 2.5gig P4, 764 mb ram, and it runs at full spec in 1024*768, still looks ok with older cards as well.
The game isn't dull.... Have you even played it? , you sound like one of those movie reviewers that have never seen the movie but insist that its a bore. The AI, is sharp, and witty. The graphics are unsurpassed, and the gameplay is intense, with spooks and a side of origonal situations that you are pulled into. But the storyline is a bit lame.
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"Everytime you use Kazaa, a metallica band member dies a little."
Quote Jonathon Smeby.
i think you have to tune up the difficulty to get the most out of it. the AI is great though, for example, last night i was crawling around in the bushes taking potshots at the soldiers. whilst a couple stayed there trying to shoot back, one somehow snuck up around me without me noticing and killed me at point blank range as i lay on the ground. i won't be trying that again
Maybe I did not make myself clear, but I DID PLAY THE ACTUAL GAME!
I admit playing it at a medium difficulty. However that should normally be an average challenge ... hmm ... graphics is indeed not everything ... this is a good example ... we have done all this before ... running mindless around shooting enemies is fun for like 5 minutes ... the game adds absolutely nothing new in that book. Not even an exciting story. As for the AI ... their performance is pretty bland. If I go into one of their baracks they can hear someone walk on the floor and instantly know its "me the enemy" who is in there without even checking it out. Thats high intelligence for sure ... or should we call it clairvoyance instead? However a grenate thrown at them is rarely seen as a threat. Also if I throw a stone and no one has seen me (do it) ... sometimes they know its me and where I am ... so ... maybe they can see through a 20 meter rock ... I dont know ... maybe its just their clairvoyance team spotting me ... Also, they may say things ... orders and such ... but it has little influence on their teammates ... Too often the enemy seem to freeze. If I have approached an enemy that sees me and I go away and come back a little while later the enemy is often standing like a frozen statue facing away from my last position. An enemy even froze during some animation as I drove past him into the harbor. I jumped out of the vehicle cleared the other enemies ... My objective was to kill all enemy. Well ... the last enemy was "standing" there all frozen almost looked like he was holding his hands on his stomach.
Sorry ... but I expect a bit more from an "excellent AI" as the creaters call it ... Besides the AI (if its there) and the graphics ... the game has nothing ... it totally lacks "soul".
My question is, what are you comparing this to Mr Maze? I've played many and most of the best first person shooters ever created, and not many come close to the AI or graphics...particularly for the large environments...that are in this game.