For those of you trying to make a decision to buy Far Cry 2, read this, these are the problems the game faces.
-Enemies seem to have perfect aim.
-Enemies seem to sometimes have special power and somehow see you threw things like walls and thick bushes and boardwalks and fire right threw them with perfect accuracy to kill.
-silenced and suppressed weapons seem to make no difference than a un silenced weapon, ex. I was surveying a enemy post when i accidentally fired a suppressed MP5 into the air, I was about 30 or more feet outside the camp barely looking around a tree, when i accidentally fired the whole camp is awakened saying things like "did you hear that?" and "where is he?" not seconds later (i didnt move) they are firing directly at me behind the tree as if they knew exactly where I was. another example was: I snuck into an enemy post (which is luck really), and managed to get into a shack with an enemies back to me, I pulled out my silenced pistol, aimed at his head, and dropped him on the ground, as soon as I did this same thing, the rest started to call out "did you hear that?" and what not, I kept crouched inside the shed, as they were trying to find me (when I say trying I mean, looking for me but walking straight to where I was) and one was on the other side of a wall that didnt have a window, he killed me threw the wall with an ak (god know how he knew I was there and fired so accurately to kill me)....to further this
-enemies seem to have a sixth sense of location, they seem to always know where you are in any circumstance.
-it seems to take a whole lot of bullets to kill an enemy, a clip at least, if not more than that. Basically kill 1 enemy, reload, repeat. Very annoying. and a early pistol has 8 shots, if you try to kill without head shot with that, youll reload twice most likely.
-changing the difficult just changes how fast you die (how freaking stupid)
To explain basically, the hardest mode is like this, imagine COD4, well you are in hardcore mode and the enemies are in regular mode all with the increase life perk. (whatever its called, cant remember)
-there seems to be no way to travel anywhere without confronting multiple enemy posts during missions. These posts also respawn very very fast. Very annoying.
-when you map is out while your in the car, when you get out, its still up, can be very annoying if you get attacked and jump out quickly to defend yourself and the map pops up in your face. sadly this doesnt work the other way around to benefit you. If your map is out outside the car and you get in, it gets put away. odd, and weirdly annoying.
-there is long distance transportation via bus. But, there is one station in the middle and one in each corner, also very annoying, cause the map is rather big and say if you need to reach something between the middle and the corner, your still gonna be walking, driving, and fighting threw atleast 2 to 3 enemy posts to get there...meaning...a long time.
-there was also this time I ran from an enemy post and went to a gun shop quite a distance away and wasnt followed either, I know this for shure. When i bought some things and went outside, there was an enemy truck waiting for me and kill me nearly immediatly upon exiting the gun shop.
-random non realism problem with the game, everyone (npc) in so called Africa seems to refer to distance by miles in the normal american way. Its kilometers over there, not miles!! Think they might would have picked that up over a month of being in Africa.
-I have tested this, there seem to be some mouse acceleration, like bioshock, but not as bad.
-field of view is FREAKING horrible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
-Also, its a free roaming game but sadly you cant freaking approach a camp anyway you want. I was in the middle of a map, doing a mission. Some where North west. middle. I go to climb some rocks to survey and snipe a enemy post. Low and freaking behold a invisible wall keeping from climbing up them....WHAT...THE....HELL!
-shotguns seem to have ridiculous range for the enemies that just is far from realistic. I got killed from enemy shot gun fire (about 3 shots) from a post on the side of the water and I was in a boat prob about 50 feet plus from him down the river.
-weapon reliability. Hugely overdone, weapons seem to break and jam on you very quickly, it gets very annoying. There was a point where my mission objective was pretty far across the map, I first went to a weapon storage place and loaded up, after having to go threw 3 or 4 enemy posts and finally getting to my mission objective my weapons were barely functioning. very shortly after starting my objective attack my weapons blew up in my face leaving me with nothing. picking up weapons is hardly an option cause those will start jamming right away, and it usually takes 3-4 seconds to unjam it, and when it starts to do that, it gets very frequent very fast until it blows up in your face. (every weapon does this). There has been times were a weapon was jamming pretty much at about every 20 bullets or so. Not to mention when you pick up enemy weapons they barely have any ammo in them. in which you need to kill another for more ammo or get to some ammo usually located in the heart of a post, and given the little ammo provided in an enemy weapon (8-15 bullets, not even enough to kill 1 enemy) its very hard to get there.
There is alot to complain about, ubisoft screwed this game up. It could have been great. But its basically a consolized game, half assed to Africa and back. (lol pun)
Dont get me wrong, the graphics are pretty decent. on sunset it looks very pretty, personally i think the sun rays are done a lot better than Crysis. (even though you can adjust that in the editor, but still just doesn't look as realistic and blinding as real life). and interior design seriously looks amazing with graphics on ultra with AA and AF, very stunning, dare I say it, almost as good as Crysis. character models a not bad either, a lot better looking then alot of games I have played, even recently. Its fun to blow stuff up and the fire part is cool.
If you love the game and think with these problems its worth 50 bucks, you have some serious freaking problems!!!