Far Cry: Vengeance Reader Review
Being an owner of the original PC version of FarCry, I know that the Wii version is a million miles away from the free-roaming beauty of its predacessor. However, the enjoyable run-and-gun fundamentals of the original game are still there. When first booting up FarCry on the Wii, the cut-scene graphics are so blurry and terrible that you wonder if you've accidentally turned on your NES, but if you persivere with them, the actual in-game graphics don't do a bad job of giving you the feel for the islands that are the games setting. Yes, the graphics are crap, but if you can live with them then whats underneath isn't a bad game. FarCry is not about puzzling/platforming/plot/too much else. The simple pleasure of this game is whiling away half an hour at a time brainlessly running as your one-man-army shooting stupid enemies who stand there gobbing off in their cheesey stereotypical accents. Now that might not sound like everyone's cup of tea, but being a big-time gamer myself, I enjoy sitting getting my teeth (or rather, hands) into a good puzzler/RPG and so on, but sometimes I just enjoy relaxing and playing a complete no-brainer that passes the time. Think Tetris for the FPS fan. You can sit and lose yourself in Farcry, and the solid game mechanics and brilliant control system, while not perfect, help provide an enjoyable experience for the duration of the single player (which is average length for a FPS.
I enjoyed this game - worth a rent or picking up cheap if you're a Wii owner and fancy a go at a shooter with the new control system.
7 / 10