Im more of a fan of the game engine than the game itself. I love burning down forests, now i can do it in the comfort of my own home. However there were a few plot issues that put me off Farcry2. I was playing it for the first time, gin and tonic in reach, and yet i still kep dying of malaria!, this shat me to no end.
so i shelfed the game at 2%, i had fallout to clock–civil war in Africa is outranked by neuclear war in America.
When I picked up the game again recently I noticed somting that if id known prior, it may have given me more incentive to put the disk in: Player Built Maps!
YES!, you can build you own maps in farcry2, why did nobody mention this to me before? I have been a modder on PC’s for years and never for once thought (ok, little big planet dosnt count) that modding would be a “thing” on the consoles–man times have changed since the first PS console!
the toolset is certainly no NWN2 toolset, but its easy to pick up–I would even assume for those with no 3D experience, and the terrain generator is fairly realistic. Its a little strange going from building worlds on a PC than it is sitting on a couch using a controller to smooth out terrain, but its also a bit more relaxed than at the desk, ciggi ash falling in keyboard and eyestrain from a 19 inch CRT that is on its last legs.
I have yet to check out any of the User Built maps online–I choose to keep the PS3 disconnected from the network for bandwith reasons, but when ive got my little deathmatch finished i’ll share and share alike with the rest of the malaria infected gamer community!