Between the plains of Africa and the fictional Hope County, a lot has changed over the years.
YouTuber Crowbcat has done a neat little retrospective comparing Far Cry 5 with its compatriot ten years prior, Far Cry 2. It’s interesting to note that both games are still using Ubisoft’s take on the CryEngine, Dunia.
Far Cry has always been a game that has a lot of little visual details, and it’s fascinating to see the differences between the two games. The sounds in Far Cry 2 still have a great amount of oomph, and it’s aged pretty well visually all things considered.
It’s a great little reminder of the amount of tiny things that go into game development: the sound of a bush being run over, the detail in the explosion of a grenade, the physics of an object being hit by a car, the sound of a car coming to a standstill.