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Far Cry 2: Dead buddies mean loss of content

Friday, 5th September 2008 20:57 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Speaking to VG247 at Games Convention, Far Cry 2 narrative head confirmed that losing your NPC buddies in fire-fights means not being able to see all the game’s missions.

“That buddy, Joseph, he’s still around,” said Redding after Joseph came and rescued him from the bush after taking hits.

“He’s out there autonomously fighting guys, and the thing of it is that even though that’s a very useful tool for me to have – a guy like that that’s able to look after these things and keep the heat off me – the reality is that it puts him in danger. He’s now in jeopardy, and he could be killed.

“That’s the price you pay for having buddies. When I unlock a buddy like that and then use him, either by getting involved in one of his missions… or by allowing him to come and rescue me, there’s always a risk that he could be killed. If he’s killed, he’s gone forever and the content associated with that character is no long available to me. So for example, any side quests that he’d be able to give me are no longer available.”

So be careful out there, African mercenary types. You wouldn’t want to miss anything.

Far Cry 2′s now confirmed for an October 24 release.

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  1. No_PUDding

    Clever.

    Is this the future of gaming?

    Developers are too worried you’ll miss out on something if you’re crap.

    Do what MGS4 is doing. If they are crap, release them as cheats later. GREAT solution.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. ecu

    Eh, not sure I like this. It’s almost universally acknowledged that having to look after an NPC is complete crap, with almost no exceptions (RE4, maybe). It’s up there with “stealth elements” in terms of most hated gameplay gimmick.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. No_PUDding

    ICO :D

    Well to be fair, it’s the next generation and to me it looks like your partner has VERY little involvement. They only come to fight with you, oce you are *killed*.

    Basically once you’re critically injured they’ll come to fight with you. They can then die. But they will try to take you to a car and escape while your patchign yourself up, and have only a pistol.

    That’s what the demo showed.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Tonka

    Sounds like quicksave will be a popular feature…

    #4 6 years ago
  5. No_PUDding

    Agreed.

    Wonder if it’s in…

    #5 6 years ago
  6. ecu

    ICO

    Hell NO.

    #6 6 years ago