yeah there are many negative reviews out there which put me off getting it.
Before people start yelling "graphics aren't everything" let me say that, while gameplay is much more important than graphics, the sheer crappiness of FarCry's graphics demonstrates the game quality overall. It demonstrates how rushed and badly thought out the game was. We're not expecting Xbox 360 graphics, but it should be at least GameCube quality (hell, some scenes could be done on an N64!).
YOu could tell Red Steel was well thought out -- it's the little things, like the destructive areas (shooting pipes and barrels and holes in walls never gets old!), and the various game play modes and, of course, multiplayer. FarCry ahs multiplayer, too, but it is not well implemented at all.
All those things show the developers were looking to create a great game, not just make money. FarCry seems like a cash grab to me. They know that if they release a well known franchise like FarCry early on, they are more likely to make a ton of cash on it, regardless of how bad it is.
dont anyone buy it.