Written by: Leon Hyman
INTRODUCTION & STORY
Far Cry 2 carries on the name of the original Far Cry but is in no way tied or connected to the first game. Ubisoft now brings about a new setting and a new story. Many may wonder, why even call it Far Cry?
Anyway, this game is not based on some gorgeous tropical island like its “predecessor” but brings something completely different to the forefront; something that has not been done before … Africa!
Set in an unnamed African country, the story takes place in a politically charged atmosphere – in the midst of an uprising by two rival warring factions – the United Front for Liberation and Labour (UFLL) and the Alliance for Popular Resistance (APR). Your mission, however, is simple: Kill “The Jackal”, the one that armed both sides.
“The Jackal” references a book, Beyond Good and Evil, by Friedrich Nietzsche. He lives by Nietzsche’s doctrine that we must go beyond good and evil and that one is the judge of one’s own life and we should forget about moral doctrines, which have been taken for granted for so long. The principle of self-preservation is of less consequence than the need for us to discharge our strength. The ultimate “superman” in the survival of the fittest – the biggest and baddest.
“…life itself is a will to power”.