By Cameron Bankord
The first question that I had to face this week is: Far Cry 2, or Fable 2? Well I’m getting both, but if your a little tight on cash, this post should give you insight on the games strengths and weaknesses.
Similarities: These games are slightly similar in that they aren’t linear, they both have an open world, and a rich story line. Both of these games contain multiplayer modes and afford many choices as to how the ending plays out, meaning that doing one thing in the story, can directly affect what your character does later in the game.
Far Cry 2 Comparisons: This game contains a much larger world than Fable 2. It puts you in a 7×7 km area to do what you will. The online multiplayer allows up to 16 players in multiple game modes. There is a powerful map editor system that could consume hundreds of hours, guaranteed to make every map unique. The game can be re-played many more times than Fable, due to the way it’s an open world and the online competitions. This game is a first person shooter that provides more realism and better online play than Fable 2. However, the first two installments of the xbox-far-cry series were relatively mediocre and linear, nothing like the first installment on the PC. This game looks like a landmark in open world gameplay.
Fable 2 Comparisons: This game shines in innovation, and offers a two-player online co-op mode. Each character is supposedly one of a kind, and the story is engaging enough. The game is a third-person action adventure role-playing game that provides innovative controls, and gameplay. The depth of the first game shone through for many users on the fan boards. That same community still co-exists with this next installment of the franchise, offering responsible and mature players over Xbox Live.
My thoughts: I believe if you are an FPS junkie, Far Cry 2 is your game. If you prefer RPG’s and innovative gameplay, go for Fable 2. Both of these will be great games, do not worry about your purchases. You are guaranteed to get your money’s worth with either title.
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