View Full Version : How to make checkpoints a lot better
10-25-2008, 04:47 PM
I've read a lot of Far Cry 2 reviews and every review mentions the frustration the checkpoint system brings to gamers. I agree with them too, it is a really annoying system.
The problem is that you are fired upon before the checkpoint guys can see who you even are and the respawn times are far too short.
An ideal solution would be to make it so checkpoints don't open fire unless:
- You open fire
- You steal ammo/health/vehicle
Furthermore, respawn times need to be increased by a few more minutes so when I re-visit a checkpoint I've destroyed a few minutes later the inhabitants are still dead.
This is not to say the game doesn't have other issues, I just feel that for now with regards to the single player, this is pretty much the biggest one issue I have with the game.
10-25-2008, 04:55 PM
So many people are complaining about the spawning that I'm sure they've taken note. I hope they do something about that in a future update.
It doesn't have to be in exactly the same state as I left it--bodies in the same positions, destruction the same--if that is just too resource intensive, but it should be empty.
10-25-2008, 05:15 PM
I don't mind sentry posts being reoccupied but guards shouldn't come after you just because you cross their way in a vehicle.
10-25-2008, 05:17 PM
+1 It stops you having fun and exploring, and forces you to get the bus
10-25-2008, 05:20 PM
I don't have a problem with it what so ever. I'm gonna attack anyway, or go around when I both can and want to.
The trick is not to rush, driving, anywhere you go. Take it easy. You'll spot checkpoints and other locations sooner then you'd think. That way you can sneak in, go around, ambush them or even pass them unnoticed.
But in the end, isn't this all about shooting? - Stop complaining about the fact that you have to kill everyone you meet. When you don't like it, it seems you need to look for another type of game.
If you don't take it easy, speed up and rush trough the environement, the AI acts in a different way... They're gonna try to put you down quicker.
Go easy, try not to be noticed, plan what you're gonna do as much as you can, and you'll see how fast you get past checkpoints while having fun doing it!
Conclusion: "Everything has to go fast these days."
10-25-2008, 05:51 PM
i think that those checkpoint can be a ***** when you in a rush and want too get the hell out of the area and about sneaking around and stuff its realy fun but not when chekpoint involved.
10-25-2008, 06:47 PM
75% of the time you can just avoid the posts all together.
10-25-2008, 07:18 PM
i have seen people complain about how the guard posts respawn to quickly and then in other posts i see how the same people say the game is boring. it sounds like some people dont really know what they want.
i treat every checkpoint like its own tactical operation when i first started i kept getting surrounded and killed then i learned how to use fire to cut off the enemy and funnnel them one at a time and now guard points are fun to hose down