Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Cry, cry again
Now that it's been out for three weeks and has sold a million copies, I've taken the time to review Far Cry 2. Maybe this will convince a few holdouts that it's good. Really good. Somewhat of a tough nut to crack, I thought, but after maybe 4-5 hours I had fallen completely under its spell. Excellent work here by Hocking and co.
For even more ebullient praise, check out Ed Borden's diary-style review of Far Cry 2.
And, oh, what the heck -- as long as we're here, let's get one of the obligatory complaints out of the way. Why does everybody in this game talk so fast? They rush through their dialogue as though they're getting paid by the word. They sound like the Micro Machines guy, but without the joy. It's weird, because every single character does it: speaks in one long unbroken sentence, leaping from topic to topic.