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This blog is where you'll find news and updates concerning the Zone Survival Guide - Shadow of Chernobyl and the Zone Survival Guide - Call of Pripyat.

And now for something completely different...

Zone Survival GuidePosted by Dawnrazor Aug 26, 2010 19:50:34

And then not so different after all, as we're staying on the Zone Survival Guide topic. I'd like to point you towards a new addition to the sites:

And before you scream: "Why, oh dear lord, why!?" or possibly "Aren't you creating a guide for Call of Pripyat?" I can tell you that it is in fact an old addition to the ZSG. The Far Cry 2 survival guide was created about 18-20 months ago, a good while before the ZSG went down.

The site was never really advertised, and the original Zone Survival Guide for Shadow of Chernobyl didn't inlcude any links to it... so I'm pretty sure it was unknown to the world that the site even existed; and for some strange reason, I couldn't get it added to Google either - and if Google doesn't know about a website, no-one does. While not 100% correct, there is alot of truth to this.

Since the Zone Survival Guide was recently brought back to life, I thought I might as well add this one for Far Cry 2 as well... I had already created it, and it was just gathering dust - so why not get it back up and running. I have no idea how big a player base the game has these days, but since alot of people are still playing alot of older games, I guess there's a chance someone is still playing Far Cry 2.

For those of you who are interested, you can find the Far Cry 2 Survival Guide here:

I'll probably get it "officially" into the ZSG network soon, but until then it'll remain hidden here, where no-one will ever find it! :)

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Posted by sonoffar Jun 16, 2018 18:39:18

I bought this game for my Grandsons and we play it together as a loosely connected raiding party with each of us taking turns selecting the next major operation. The Graphics are good for an old timer of the SPS genre. The endless re-spawning check points can be made less boring by allowing one of the raiding party to start up in an invisible mode. That player clears the way , with the help of the rest of the party. Just a suggestion if you would like to revisit an old timer that's still a lot of fun.

Posted by Dawnrazor Aug 29, 2010 11:17:04

Romulous: Yeah, I kinda agree - the checkpoints eventually bog down the game, but I reckon you always have the option to just drive through them or otherwise avoid them... and the graphics are pretty cool, and I also love the minimalistic HUD, the "healing animations", and things like that. Also, the weapon deterioration and jams are probably the best I've seen in a game - I wish STALKER had something similar, instead of you just having to reload.

C-Con J: Well, as you can tell from Romulous' comment, there are different opinions on it... while I personally have a love/hate relationship with it, I am glad that I have played it - it's got some interesting mechanics, and I think many of the game elements have been done really well. If you're severely wounded, for example, you'll have to pull out the bullet from whereever you were hit - it takes time and while you're doing it, you cannot fight back, which makes these moments very dangerous and hectic if you're in the middle of a fire fight. Fire also plays an important part, and you can use fire to your advantage as most things will burn and propagate the fire. I would recommend that you check out some reviews before picking it up - the game has alot of good things, but certainly also some drawbacks or things you may not personally like... the many checkpoints (occupied by enemies) will get dull rather quickly, for example.

Posted by Romulous Aug 29, 2010 10:50:46

Wow Dawn - I don't know where you get time to do these guides! Nice work though. In a way, I hated the game - the rotten 'constantly respawning checkpoints' system ruined the whole thing for me. And as there was no SDK released, and no one was really interested in the game anyway, there are no mods to fix it. Having said that however, the graphics are the best on the PC - even better than Crysis. Crysis is pretty, and its graphics are technically better than FC2, but with Crysis, you never forget you are just playing a game because the look is a bit 'cartoony'. With FC2, you do actually forget that it is a game when the wind starts and the trees and grass start to rustle.

Posted by C-Consciousness J Aug 29, 2010 09:42:25

Is the game any good? I kinda like the African Savanna setting.