Same with what the guy bellow me said. this game is extremely popular but lacks any sort of structure what so ever, your imediatly thrown into Africa with little back story. what i dont get is its africa, so were are the animals? the controls are weird, and the game play isn't bad, but its just not fun, among other things.
The game is gorgeous, especially with the African Savannah feel to it. The game also cycles beautifully between day and night as well as different climates. The sound is also great with, suiting the scenery well, but voice acting could be improved.
The pacing of the game is very different from most FPS, or even sandbox games. You have to take your time to travel from one location to another, carefully avoiding guard posts. Then, analyzing the area might be a necessity if you're low on health. The game successfully attempts to be realistic. although nothing is really extraordinary.
The game's story isn't very interesting, and there should be more importance payed to the characters. The game requires a lot of patience due to the long travels. It's style is definitely not for everyone, but it's worth a rent, and online is not too bad either.
I enjoyed this game up until the point where my data got corrupted somehow and I lost 20+ hours of progress. This kind of occurence might have been acceptable in 1987 cartridges, but today this is unacceptable. If you're going to port a game from the PC, please do it right. I'm disgusted just thinking about it. Aside from the massive glitch I experienced, the game still wasn't that great. The gameplay was yawn-inducing and the Goldeneye 64 had better AI than the losers in this game. I think I'd rather actually contract malaria than play this game again. Weak Sauce to the MAX for Farcry 2.
This is about as close as most people will get to Africa, or at least the Africa we know from movies like Blood Diamond. The realism in the game is noteworthy, as you will often be pulling bullets out of your body, given the opportunity to kill your buddies (for good), and the controversial driving around system. This game is completely open world, and can take over 30 hours to complete if all the side missions are taken on. With that said, I recommend this only to the more dedicated gamers, as this game will take some time to get into and requires respect for setting itself apart from the absurdity of most games setting that we see today.
my biggest complaint about this game is that it just seems unfinished. the world is fairly large but mostly empty, and the missions are lacking in substance. If you are able to look past its obvious (and sometimes annoying) flaws then its a pretty decent game in some regards.
Very fun and immersive game, in the style of GTA. If you like that one you'll like this one too. It's much simpler of course, as there aren't as many missions or characters, or much of a story, but it's the same open world gameplay. A lot has been written about the tediousness of driving all over Africa to get to a mission, but I actually enjoy it, besides you're never more than about a minute from action. The graphics are excellent and realistic, especially the third-world feel of the villages and camps. Great fun, I can't put it down.