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Ships Ahoy - Far Cry 2

Ubisoft announces that Far Cry 2 is now available, offering open world first-person shooter gameplay set in the wilds of Africa: "SAN FRANCISCO – October 21, 2008 – Today, Ubisoft announced that Far Cry 2 has shipped to store shelves for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, and PC. Far Cry 2 has an ESRB of 'M' for Mature and will be available at the manufacturer's suggested retail price of $59.99 for Xbox 360 and the PLAYSTATION 3 system and at $49.99 for Windows PC. 'From the beginning, we've set out to create a truly dynamic, open-world experience in Far Cry 2,' said Tony Key, senior vice president of marketing and sales for Ubisoft. 'Our team has focused on pulling players into the realistic African landscape to allow them to fully immerse themselves in the game's riveting conflict. We're confident that we've created not only one of the most remarkable shooters in recent years, but also one of the year's best games.'" On a related note, the African Swim page on the Adult Swim website has more "making of" footage from Ubisoft Montreal's research trip to Africa they are eager for folks to see to ensure the trip is deductable. They also have music clips showcasing the talents of some South African musicians. Finally, owners of ATI accelerators should recall the hotfix released yesterday (story).

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53. Re: Ships Ahoy - Far Cry 2 Oct 21, 2008, 18:40 Aero
 
I see that Edge gave it an 80%. Probably apples/oranges, but 80% to 94% is a significant gap.

Either way, I'm picking it up after work tomorrow. I've been looking forward to it for quite a while, no time to wait for reviews. If it sucks it sucks, whatever. My guess, worst case: mediocre.

The premise sort of reminds me of Boiling Point, except developed by a company that has a clue about what its doing. Probably not so much RPG (stats and stuff), but I never cared for that stuff in an action game anyways.

This comment was edited on Oct 21, 2008, 18:49.
 
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