A bit of a down grade from the previous game. The missions have more variety but there are only about 10 of them and from the outset you realise that your character is a complete and embarassing wimp. Not only this but you have to collect flowers to make potions which is just stupid. Give me a gin and I have to collect flowers! Very odd of the programmers to think this is what we wanted.
The game is way, way too easy and the latest patch has been released to fix this. I was on the the last mission when the patch arrvied and switched from hard level to the new master option and still did the final mission in one go without losing a life. Compared to the previous Far Cry which was much harder and much more intense, this is definitely much less of a challenge.
The addtion to your attire (no spoiler here) at the half way point is definitely fun but it is the height that you can gain in this version that even on the hardest level makes it easy as you can simply find somewhere safe to snipe all of your enemies when trying to take over camps. Also, they do not automatically re-populate like the last version and areas become safe which of course means that you are just ambling. No fun at all.
Other annoyances are that whilst you can turn off all of the aids, you cannot turn off the mini-map which unlike FC2, now shows you the postion of your alerted enemies so again makes finding, hiding form and killing them way to easy.