Ubisoft: Far Cry 2 "A Lot More Dynamic" Than Call Of Duty 4
After Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare blew everyone away late last year (no pun intended), it seems many other developers in the business of making FPSs are using Infinity Ward's masterpiece as a measuring stick. But Ubisoft believes Far Cry 2 "measures up" quite well.
In fact, according to VideoGamer.com, the designers have come right out and said their intense FPS is "more fun" than CoD4, which is a bold claim. Multiplayer producer Richard Gaetan said as much in a recent interview, who admitted the reviewers may compare his game to CoD4, which he admits might be "more military and clean cut." But he's not about to stop there; he's gotta promote his game, and we have to admit...he does a damn good job.
"I think our game will be compared to Call of Duty 4, even if it's really quite different. I think what we bring is, I would say, the crudeness or the wildness of Africa. This is what we feel, with the dynamic world, the dynamic environment... it's really different. Call of Duty is more military, clean cut: you learn your maps and it's always the same, the sniper is always in the same place on the map. In our game it won't be like that because your sniping spot could be set on fire and then you have to move and find somewhere else. So it's a lot more dynamic than Call of Duty 4."
The kicker came later, though, when the interviewer asked Gaetan point-blank whether or not Far Cry 2 is a better game than Modern Warfare. He didn't really give a straight answer, but he did say FC2 should be "more fun for everybody." He also went on to talk about adaptation playing a big role in the gameplay, and with the addition of the fully robust map editor, Ubisoft's game has the edge. Obviously, the legion of CoD4 fans may have a little something to say about that, but nobody can pass final judgment until Far Cry 2 is here. That's next week...we'll try and tell ya if FC2 is indeed "more fun," and of course, you can decide for yourselves. It's a very subjective thing, after all.
Related Game(s): Far Cry 2
10/10/2008 John Shepard