X360, PS3, PC Thursday, July 17, 2008 | 6:18 AM

E3: The Far Cry 2 demo (1/3)

E3: The Far Cry 2 demo (1/3)

The nice developers of Ubisoft Montréal took some time for us with a developer walkthrough of Far Cry 2 and here is the first part of it, played on Xbox 360. The mission is quite similar to the Ubidays demo, but it has a much better AI and a finally stable framerate. More importantly, the player is far more gifted than last time, and it changes a lot. Following parts will come soon.


E3 '08: Gameplay presentation - Part 1
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Commented on 2008-07-17 07:07:18
Wow, this game looks amazing, even on consoles. The dynamic vegetation and volumetric lighting looks great.
Commented on 2008-07-17 07:12:13
Is anyone else shocked that the aging 360 is putting out these types of graphics? Holy crap.
Commented on 2008-07-17 08:01:26 In reply to JohnRambo
Posted by JohnRambo
Is anyone else shocked that the aging 360 is putting out these types of graphics? Holy crap.
Not me.

Overall this game is shaping op well, although I think/hope there is more to the gameplay. AI definitely needs to improve.
Commented on 2008-07-17 08:32:03 In reply to vspectra06
Posted by vspectra06
Wow, this game looks amazing, even on consoles. The dynamic vegetation and volumetric lighting looks great.
Even on? Where have you been since, the 360 was released? lol
Why is he aiming down the ironsights every single time he is shooting at someone, even at like 5m range? I hope this isnt one of those games where your accuracy magically goes up (or bullet spread goes down) just because you are aiming down the sights :(
Commented on 2008-07-17 08:33:35 In reply to JohnRambo
Posted by JohnRambo
Is anyone else shocked that the aging 360 is putting out these types of graphics? Holy crap.
no. graphics depend on more than just hardware. the proper engine is what really matters.
Commented on 2008-07-17 09:00:15 In reply to Baleur
Posted by Baleur
Even on? Where have you been since, the 360 was released? lol
Why is he aiming down the ironsights every single time he is shooting at someone, even at like 5m range? I hope this isnt one of those games where your accuracy magically goes up (or bullet spread goes down) just because you are aiming down the sights :(
I haven't seen any open-world games with this level of detail on the PS3 or 360. Care to name me some? Oblivion looks pretty bad compared to this. I expected the textures to look a little bland on the console versions.
Commented on 2008-07-17 09:01:38 In reply to Baleur
Posted by Baleur
Even on? Where have you been since, the 360 was released? lol
Why is he aiming down the ironsights every single time he is shooting at someone, even at like 5m range? I hope this isnt one of those games where your accuracy magically goes up (or bullet spread goes down) just because you are aiming down the sights :(
Since there's no crosshair it kind of makes sense... ironsights=more accurate shooting. You don't have to use them if you don't want but it'll make picking off enemies a hell of a lot easier
Commented on 2008-07-17 09:46:22
I can't believe that my 360 is going to be able to produce these graphics!! It's incredible. I was thinking of getting this for PC, but now I'm not sure anymore. Maybe both?
Commented on 2008-07-17 09:57:23
Looks nice, although playing crysis the effect is somewhat lessend
Commented on 2008-07-17 10:45:50
Terrifying Must buy
Commented on 2008-07-17 11:46:55
I hope they were playing on "Retarded difficulty" otherwise the game is in some serious need of damage balancing. Far Cry Rambo?
Commented on 2008-07-17 14:31:14
The AI is absolutely awful. Other than that it looks pretty good though, maybe a bit slow. I'm sure if the AI was improved that would make it more intense though. It's sad to see that once you've seen a game for the first time however, the AI rarely improves before release. Developers always say they're working to make it better, but I never see it.
Commented on 2008-07-17 14:39:21
finally! no flashing arrows, no automated arrows pointing to the objective, just the raw nature, a compass and a map to navigate!!!

i still miss the crosshair...i think a game shouldn't have to be too realistic, if it becomes too difficult with it.
Commented on 2008-07-17 18:29:07
first time i've seen far cry 2 run at a solid framerate.. and it took them to show it on a 3yr old console that people constantly insist has peaked to do so.

Looks great, AI could be better... thats the worse irish accent i've ever heard though.
Commented on 2008-07-17 18:29:09
Still miss the cross hair??

You haven't even played the game yet...
Commented on 2008-07-17 18:33:09 In reply to SweRichie
Posted by SweRichie
I hope they were playing on "Retarded difficulty" otherwise the game is in some serious need of damage balancing. Far Cry Rambo?
I don't know what difficulty he was playing. Snoopers do you know? I know that in case of presentations of a game, they set a low level of difficulty because else the player would more likely die during the session. And it is not convenient during a presentation to restart the game.
Commented on 2008-07-17 18:46:50
It looks good but if I pick it up then for PC. It’s a shooter after all.
Commented on 2008-07-17 18:57:11 In reply to vspectra06
Posted by vspectra06
I haven't seen any open-world games with this level of detail on the PS3 or 360. Care to name me some? Oblivion looks pretty bad compared to this. I expected the textures to look a little bland on the console versions.
There's really no evidence out there that the 360 has shown its age graphically yet; the newest games still manage to wow people with its visuals. Oblivion is a poorly optimized, 1st-generation PC port that simply isn't an indicator of the 360's power.
Commented on 2008-07-17 21:17:52
Wasn´t that impressed to be honest. Too bad it´s a FPS game, so sick of those now.
Commented on 2008-07-17 21:18:59
Gotta hand it to you guys when it comes to quality, I've been waiting for a good quality Far Cry 2 video since E3 started.

Game looks crazy awesome by the way.
Commented on 2008-07-17 21:32:52
too much backlight in the environment
not very stable framerate

don't forget this is indirectly captured so everything looks very sharp and detailed... wait for the direct captures

finally, Far Cry never moved me and the sequel doesn't look like it's gonna change this.
Commented on 2008-07-18 01:51:47
its just me or the..the cars kinda fly? and the terrain have some crappy textures..disapointed.
Commented on 2008-07-18 02:06:03
far cry meets chuck norris?
Commented on 2008-07-18 02:45:06 In reply to bleachedsmiles
Posted by bleachedsmiles
thats the worse irish accent i've ever heard though.
Sounded fine to me. Sounded a lot like Barry from Ghost Hunters International actually, lol!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFmsOalelK4
Commented on 2008-07-18 04:03:12
The thing with Far Cry on consoles is that the aiming is dreadful. Here's me hoping they have improved upon that.
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