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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

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Comments (20 posts)

Jed
Friday, October 10, 2008 @ 10:11:28 PM
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It is a pretty bold claim, but I think Far cry 2 can be better than cod4. I hope it will be. The previous far cry games were very entertaining.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, October 10, 2008 @ 10:15:35 PM
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I'm sure it is better, but there's just too many FPS games, Resistance 2 will be enough for me for many months.

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Jed
Saturday, October 11, 2008 @ 12:02:34 PM

Battlefield BC was a lot of fun, but I dont think it can be compared to cod4, the AI was dumb as a brick, an it just wasnt as polished as the far cry games.

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B_RAN_DO
Saturday, October 11, 2008 @ 10:52:31 PM

@ JED
BFBC was built for multiplayer with a bonus single player campaign. The multiplayer of BFBC is better than CoD4 IMO because of the size and variety it contained. CoD4 maps were relatively small in comparison and the only options you had was what your weapon and grenade loadout was going to be. With BFBC the maps are huge and you have endless possibilities; you can lay back and snipe, jump in a tank, humvee, boat or heli and roll right in on them blasting everything in your path, with almost 90% of the map destructable.

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AceTatsujin
Friday, October 10, 2008 @ 10:30:45 PM
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Wow, all shooters are going after Call of Duty 4. Killzone 2 is sure to eat CoD4 and spit it out like nothing. The question is will it be better than CoD5?

And no, Battlefield Company wasn't fun. I am glad I didn't buy the game.

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dillonthebunny
Saturday, October 11, 2008 @ 1:50:45 AM
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Ace, sounds like you didnt get on with Battlefield. thats a shame, because for the same reasons given for the 'sniper spot' in FarCry2, its the same for BF:BC.

BF compared to Cod4 is very different, I love Cod4.. its an amazing game. and ive sunk MANY hours in to it, just that compared to BF, Cod is just 'running around a map' ..the same map over and over again! Nothing changes, some cars might explode.. whooo, erm.. but thats about it.

BFBC is such a different game to Cod4, in maps and in gameplay that there is space for both in those gaming world, becase Cod4 just doesnt cover what BF brings to the table ie: massive free roaming environments, cars, jeeps, tanks and choppers.. destructable everything, need a door? make one.

the feeling that you are in a squad in BFBC is way more important than in Cod, most people in Cod, even if theyre playing a Team Death match are just playing for themselves, there is no one watching your back, in BFBC.. you dont get that feeling. obviously you get shot in the back at times by a n00b, but who doesnt! lol all games have their idiots.

BFBC is fun, but one mans wine is another mans poison.


Imo I think that FarCry 2 could be more like a combination of Cod4 and BFBC. But hopefully different enough to warrent all three in your collection.
after seeing the latest vids on FC2, I will most certainly be buying this on the 24th.

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missdelirium
Saturday, October 11, 2008 @ 8:19:08 AM
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i want to play this game, but ugh, i get so much crap on cod4 multiplayer cuz i'm a girl. so much sexism, i swear. i hope i have a more positive experince with fc2

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Affliction17
Saturday, October 11, 2008 @ 10:51:30 AM

Yeah,it sucks that there is so many immature guys playing games.I have no prob. with a girl gamer.Hell I would love for my gf to be into gaming like i'am all she plays is the sims and some DDR.

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Qubex
Saturday, October 11, 2008 @ 11:30:56 AM

MissDelirium, welcome, (if you have not commented before) ...it is great to have a female around to get some comments from for a change!

Q!

"aLL RoAds LeAd ToO hOMe"

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xnonsuchx
Saturday, October 11, 2008 @ 3:29:11 PM

You need to remember, many die-hard gamers are socially inept in general, which just tends to amplify their idiotic sexist, racist, homophobic, xenophobic, etc. views of others.

I've heard of people getting thrown out of WoW, Halo and other games' teams because they were female, gay, middle eastern or whatnot and that's just ridiculous. Bigots are morons and deserve some good pwnage! :-)

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FLYING_APE
Sunday, October 12, 2008 @ 5:34:53 AM

LOL use the voice changer, i know u shouldn't have to and it suxs but it should stop f***ers talking S***

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Xanavi23
Sunday, October 12, 2008 @ 8:06:20 AM

Don't pay attention to idiots, lol. Hopefully you'll have a better time with FC2, but there are alot of immature peons in the world so it might not be that much better, but if you got a mute button, you're good ;).

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Crono
Saturday, October 11, 2008 @ 9:01:27 AM
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I'm not a big FPS fan, but Killzone 2 has attracted me a lot more (with it's eye/ear candy, no doubt) than Resistance 2 or Far Cry 2. I enjoyed the first Resistance and Far Cry games, not having played the first Killzone; but to be very honest I'm not seeing anything special from Far Cry 2. I'm not going to put the game down, I'm just at the moment not remotely excited for it - that can and will change if good reviews start coming out.

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KwicTriga
Saturday, October 11, 2008 @ 1:30:35 PM
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hoople doople floople

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Daedusian
Saturday, October 11, 2008 @ 5:00:46 PM
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After watching some of the videos on GT, I was thoroughly impressed. Especially with the level editor, which I always love to have in any game!

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King James
Saturday, October 11, 2008 @ 6:57:56 PM
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my FPS $$$ is already spent. Sorry FarCry2, Resistance 2 and killzone 2 beat u to it.

Last edited by King James on 10/11/2008 6:58:33 PM

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FLYING_APE
Sunday, October 12, 2008 @ 5:32:22 AM
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can't wait for this game with the map editor n all.

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ceedot
Sunday, October 12, 2008 @ 5:47:43 AM
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It looks more fun.

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Vivi_Gamer
Sunday, October 12, 2008 @ 1:38:53 PM
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Resistance 2 ftw!

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BeezleDrop
Sunday, October 12, 2008 @ 8:21:13 PM
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We shall see if its as smooth as COD4. More dynamic is obvious, with its VAST maps and map editor. R2 should be quite the exceptional shooter as well! I hope online is as fun as COD4.

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