Far Cry 2 - interview

We're expecting everyone to compare the sequel to Crytek's Crysis - will that be a blessing or a curse?

We don't feel there are many comparisons to be made. From what we know, both games are really different. We are offering a different gaming experience - which is great. PC gamers can expect to have two incredible titles to play instead of only one.

So what's the storyline and setting for Far Cry 2, and are we reprising our role as reluctant hero Jack Carver?

Pharand: You don't play Jack Carver in Far Cry 2. None of the other main characters return from the original Far Cry or from any of the console versions.

Far Cry 2 drops the player in the middle of a failed African state, still in chaos after a recent conflict. The player has been sent here to track down and eliminate an elusive weapons dealer responsible for arming both sides of the conflict. Tracking this target down requires the player to make deals with corrupt warlords and the opportunistic "consultants" that serve them.

As the player gets dragged deeper into the muck, he starts to understand the real horror of this place, and is forced to question many things about his assignment and about himself.