Far Cry: Vengeance (Wii)

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There are a few factors that will ultimately determine whether or not you enjoy Far Cry: Vengeance. First, do you like how Wii shooters handle? Second, do you like run-and-gun shooters with little to no required strategy? Third, are visuals and sound effects important in any way, shape, or form? If you answered yes, yes, and no, you’ll agree with me when I say that Far Cry: Vengeance is an enjoyable game, if not a great game. Otherwise, you’ll say, “This game plays as poorly as the others,” “This game is shallow and stupid,” and “This game looks like dog crap,” respectively. Think about it clearly: Vengeance has great shooter mechanics and a fun campaign but almost totally lacks any impressive superficial values whatsoever.
Nintendo Front (Mar 02, 2007)
Meiner Meinung nach ist Far Cry Vengeance der Versuch ein Far Cry so schnell wie möglich auf die Wii zu portieren um mal die innovative Steuerung zu testen. Leider kann das Game in keinem Sektor richtig trumpfen. Die Grafik ruckelt, der Sound ist monoton, die Steuerung schwammig, aber die KI der Gegner ist eine Frechheit. Selbst im härtesten Modus sind die Gegner eine Leichtigkeit. Die einzigen Pluspunkte die Far Cry noch auf eine passable Wertung retten sind die Landschaft (die ich schon im ersten Teil der Serie genossen habe) und der Vielfalt an Waffen und Fahrzeugen. Auch die Story tut einen Teil dazu bei, auch wenn die Abschnitte sich mitunter langatmig spielen lassen. Trotzdem gilt: Nicht jedes Spiel sollte so schnell wie möglich auf eine neue Konsole portiert werden.
Gamesmania.de (Jan 06, 2007)
Far Cry Vengeance hat viele Elemente seiner großartigen Stiefbrüder - die weitläufigen Levels, die zahlreichen Fahrzeuge und den dichten Dschungel - doch die größten Stärken sind bei der Umsetzung verloren gegangen. So werden Gegner zu Schießbudenfiguren, Jacks animalische Fähigkeiten werden kaum noch benötigt und das Tropen-Flair ist aufgrund der miesen Grafik kaum noch zu spüren. Vor allem letzteres ist schade, denn Vengeance schaut schlechter als die Xbox-Version, ja schlechter als manches Game Cube Spiel aus, wodurch viel Atmosphäre flöten geht. Hinzu kommt, dass der Mehrspielermodus ohne Online-Komponente und Level-Editor ein Witz ist. Insgesamt ist Vengeance eine Enttäuschung, die sogar noch schlechter ist als Red Steel aus gleichem Hause.
Gamers.at (Jan 14, 2007)
Als bekennender Spieler und Freund der bisherigen Farcry Titel wurde das neue Farcry meinen Erwartungen kaum gerecht. Wer sich einen ähnlichen Augenschmaus wie bei den Vorgängern erwartet oder auf eine Fortsetzung des atmosphärischen Jungel Fiebers hofft, wird von diesem Titel wohl maßlos enttäuscht werden. Einzig und alleine die Steuerung weiß nach einiger Zeit zu gefallen, und vermittelt trotz einiger Unausgereiftheiten so etwas Ähnliches wie Spielspaß, was auch der Grund dafür ist, dass das Spiel wohl nur wirklichen Fans der Farcry Reihe als Kurzzeit Spaß zu empfehlen ist.
GamesFire (Jan 11, 2007)
Far Cry: Vengeance enttäuscht fast auf der ganzen Linie. Eine schlechte KI, die wirklich nicht mehr zeitgerechte Grafik und der mäßige Soundtrack trüben den Spielspaß, da kann leider auch die verhältnismäßig gute Steuerung nicht mehr viel gut machen. Zum Glück kommt an manchen Stellen das tropische Feeling auf, dennoch kann ich für den Titel keine Kaufempfehlung aussprechen. Es sei denn man ist ein hartgesottener Fan vom Genre und bringt genug Verständnis für die Mankos mit.
N-Zone (Feb 07, 2007)
Mit Far Cry: Vengeance kommt einfach ein schwaches Spiel in die Läden. Das macht mich deswegen so sauer, weil der Titel wirklich Potenzial hätte, wäre nur genügend Zeit zur Entwicklung geblieben. In dieser Form macht mir Far Cry einfach keinen Spaß und das ist irgendwie ziemlich schade.
GameSpot (Dec 20, 2006)
By mixing existing content with new content for the Wii, Far Cry Vengeance tries to have the best of both worlds. However, the end result is far less than the sum of its parts. Lackluster graphics, AI, and gameplay all conspire to do in this chapter of the franchise.
Gamigo (Jan 14, 2007)
Oh man! Also über diesen kleinen Ausflug ins Wii-Lager sollten Fans der Serie schnell den Mantel des Schweigens hüllen, denn ansonsten könnte der gute Name Far Cry einen wirklich bösen Knacks bekommen. Scheinbar hat sich Ubisoft zu sehr auf den zugkräftigen Namen verlassen. Wenn man diesen aber weiter nutzen möchte, sollte man bei zukünftigen Veröffentlichungen wieder verstärkt auf die Qualität achten. Lediglich Teile der Steuerung sollte man für zukünftige Actionexperimente auf der Wii weiterverwenden, den Rest sollte man tunlichst in die Tonne treten. Ärgerlich: Da der Spaß ab 18 Jahre ist, können fehlgeleitete Käufer diesen Titel nicht einmal mehr über ebay wieder weiterverkaufen. Solltet ihr also im Besitz dieses Machwerks sein: Unser Beileid!
Worth Playing (Feb 14, 2007)
At the end of the day, Vengenance's single strength, when compared to Red Steel's single weakness, makes it come across as worse off. Rent Far Cry: Vengeance to enjoy the decent controls, but every other aspect is unremarkable, so think twice before committing to anything more long-term. This is nearly the negative ideal for launch titles in that it shows off the system's abilities but doesn't accomplish much else. At least the Rabbids show up.
videogamer.com (Jan 12, 2007)
Since its original launch on PC, Far Cry has developed into a pedigree brand, and Vengeance, while moderately entertaining, should have been much more than just a so-so FPS with a well implemented control system. There's not even a good multiplayer experience to get into, as only an offline, split-screen game for two players is included. We expect something special from Far Cry and, frankly, Vengeance just isn't up to scratch. Like a Z-list celebrity, leave this one in the jungle.
4Players.de (Jan 11, 2007)
Immer, wenn sich durch die gute Kontrolle, das immer wieder aufkeimende Dschungel-Feeling sowie die etwas zu großzügig reagierende Zielhilfe Erfolgserlebnisse und Spaß einstellen, könnt ihr sicher sein, dass ein technisches Manko wie KI oder grafische Mängel zielsicherer den Spaß schneller umnieten als ein Jäger im Hochsitz ein Reh auf weiter Flur. Schade, so viel Potenzial wie hier wurde selten verschenkt...
Far Cry Vengeance cuts corners with a vengeance, sabotaging itself so that it manages to fall short at every turn. The implementation of the Wii controls is solid, but there’s no getting around the fact that this is an old game that’s been repurposed for Nintendo’s new controller to make a quick buck.
Far Cry’s biggest problem isn’t its minor control issues, its terrible draw distance, or linear gameplay. The thing really that killed Far Cry for me was the AI. Enemies wander off, ignore fallen comrades, and even stare into corners. It makes me sad because I know what could have been.
I know the Nintendo party line stresses gameplay over graphics, but taking a majestic title like Far Cry and giving it the Wii treatment is like getting your Ferrari tuned up by a guy who normally works on Chevy Impalas. It doesn’t make much sense to port a franchise known for its amazing visuals, open-ended action, and dynamic enemy AI to a system lacking the power to achieve any of the above on the scale accomplished by the original game.
The A.V. Club (Jan 08, 2007)
As for this particular game, Far Cry is a disappointment for other reasons. Hardcore players have complained that the elaborate foliage comes out looking like cheap cellophane streamers, but the bigger problem lies with the short, blah campaign and linear maps that feel like a doggy bag from the PC game that started the franchise.
Eurogamer.net (UK) (Jan 19, 2007)
In deciding on a final mark for Far Cry, it would be easy to weigh up all the things which the game gets wrong and decide that they balance out harshly. However, it's impossible to escape the fact that playing the game was actually quite compelling, in a sense; at no point was it an unpleasant game to play, it's merely completely retrograde in several key areas and lacking any sense of presentation or style. It's an ugly game, but one which, crucially, works as a game at its most basic level - which, to my mind, weighs heavily against the problems it has in most other areas. Be warned, though, that the just-about-average score is not even a particularly cautious recommendation - rather it is a tip of the hat to the key things that Far Cry does right, and a note of hope that better made games in future will learn from its successes rather than falling foul of its failures.
IGN (Dec 14, 2006)
How much fun you ultimately have with the game will be directly related to how forgiving you are of its many technical and content related inadequacies. Easily the biggest offender is the visual presentation, which we only touched upon earlier in the review. The awful graphics unfortunately do not stop with the cut sequences. Upon booting Vengeance, one truth becomes immediately visible: this game was rushed. Wii is theoretically more powerful than Xbox, but it doesn't have the pixel shading benefits of Microsoft's first generation hardware. Despite the fact that it has released more than a year after Instincts, Vengeance doesn't even look half as good -- and we're not exaggerating.
Games Master (Mar, 2007)
Most heinously, where Far Cry has been a tense, glorious affair on other consoles, here it's been reduced to a plodding, bargain-basement FPS experience, with none of the subtlety and razzle-dazzle we've come to expect from the series. The first real stinker for Wii? Yep. Stick with Red Steel for the time being.
GameDaily (Dec 21, 2006)
Far Cry Vengeance stands out as one of the worst Nintendo Wii games to date. A lack of online options and a Map Editor, two things found in the Xbox version from nearly two years ago, pretty much seal its fate. Talk about paradise lost.
Deeko (Dec 19, 2006)
Do yourself a favor and avoid this game. Somewhere under the graphics is a great FPS that's certainly worth at least a play through, but would be better played in its original format. The relatively short single player campaign is coupled with a simple two player deathmatch, but neither really captivates you enough to mask the fact that buying this game will only continue to spur the production of such atrocious products. You'd only be hurting yourself, really. While the game may improve on the FPS control, there will certainly be more games coming that have gotten a handle on what a great Wii FPS should look and feel like. Be patient and wait out the storm of the stumbling process, an inevitability in any console's first steps. Do not feed the machine, lest we receive more weak Wiimakes.
GameSpy (Feb 06, 2007)
Scant fun portions aside, if Far Cry: Vengeance cost the same as a soft-shell taco, I'd suggest you run for the border. I know Uwe Boll got one of his tentacles on the Far Cry movie license; I'm wondering if he directed this game as a warmup. It looks like Nintendo will have to show us how to do a decent FPS for Wii when it releases Metroid Prime 3: Corruption -- whenever that happens.
Video Games Daily (Feb 19, 2007)
Being one of the limited games on offer at the launch of the Wii was the aim, with gamers picking up a copy due to the lack of options on the shelf. But at what price? Those picking up a copy and who don't know better will automatically dismiss the Wii (or Ubisoft) as an also-ran. The console and its fans deserve more.
Eurogamer.de (Jan 15, 2007)
Bedauernswerte Frühgeburt oder dreiste Abzocke? Ihr entscheidet. Ein fertiges Produkt, für das man guten Gewissens den Vollpreis verlangen kann, ist Vengeance – trotz allen Potentials – jedenfalls nicht.
GamePro (US) (Jan 08, 2007)
Far Cry: Vengeance is like a time-warp ten years into the past, but there's no flux capacitor or white-haired doctor in this forced time-travel escapade, only crappy graphics, aggravating controls, and some of the dumbest enemies in a console shooter. Everyone thought FPS games would be the genre of choice for the motion-sensing Wii, but games like Far Cry are quickly proving that theory wrong.
Jeuxvideo.com (Jan 05, 2007)
C'est drôle, mais en voyant cette version de Far Cry, je me demande si Ubi a bien saisi l'idée de la Wii, confondant "une nouvelle façon de jouer" avec "une nouvelle façon de développer". Rien à sauver dans cette déclinaison Wii si ce n'est l'idée de la tête que pourraient faire les gens de Crytek si on leur soumettait le produit.
Cheat Code Central (Dec, 2006)
It is clear that Ubisoft released this game well before it was ready. If they had spent more time developing this game and fixing these problems, Vengeance could have been a great title for the Wii. As it stands now, this game is just a complete mess. It appears that it was just hastily ported to the Wii to try and cash in on the lack of good shooters for the system. I can't stress this enough, stay far away from this game. If it wasn't worth Ubisoft's time to make this game work, it is definitely not worth your time or money.
GamesRadar (Jan 26, 2007)
If the GameCube could handle Metroid Prime's environments and beasties so beautifully, there's no reason the superior Wii can't deliver a first-person shooter worth remembering. Unfortunately, Far Cry Vegeance sure as hell isn't it.
Cubed3 (Jan 18, 2007)
Far Cry Vengeance is a shambles of a game. Ubisoft need to rethink their support for Wii if they honestly think this sort of thing can slide – discouragingly, the game has been in the Wii charts for the last couple of weeks, which means that some people are actually buying this tripe thinking that it’s a decent game. Don’t bother and avoid at all costs, or you’ll be joining the ranks of gamers who want to declare vengeance on Ubisoft.