Far Cry 2 was one of the biggest disappointments in gaming history. Anyone who disputes this is… wrong.
And yet Ben Abraham, an unassuming gamer, chose to play through the shitgasm that is this game with a caveat: die, and he’s done. His goal was to get closer to the relativistic experience of a game, to suffer with his character for real rather than through the lens of a monitor. Ben’s been blogging about this for some time, and has finally released his slightly-less-than-400-page opus on the subject, a novelization of his experience rich with photos and including an intro from lead designer Clint Hocking.
None of this changes the fact that Far Cry 2 was a massive blunder in literally every single respect, but it’s an intriguing read. Find the 104-megabyte PDF here.