Far Cry 2
Far Cry 2 is a first person shooter that takes place in a war-torn African nation.
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Story & Themes
The main character can be chosen from a roster of mercenaries, and is tasked with taking down a nefarious weapons dealer called the Jackal who has been supplying both sides of the conflict. As he proceeds in his mission, the mercenary must fight for both sides in turn, and eventually finds that he's being played in more ways than one.
Meanwhile the player has "buddies" he can meet and complete missions for. He attempts to earn their favor and keep them alive on different missions, but they can die if he doesn't take good enough care of them.
Far Cry 2's themes include greed and redemption.
- Did it ever bother you (if you were playing as a white man) to go into this place and kill its people, who were black? What historical contexts might make this scenario problematic?
- Do you think a game designer should make a game about a region and culture they are unfamiliar with? What might be a reasonable way to go about doing this?
- Do you think someone like the Jackal who has done so many wrongs deserves forgiveness, or is it impossible?
Action/Adventure, Racing, Role-Playing (RPG), Shooter, Stealth
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