I just got the FARCRY Demo( get it @ Http://www.fileplanet.com ), and i'm seriously beyond impressed. I mean... with all the other huge FPS games coming out, you can easily got lost and what games are suppose to be ground breaking.
This game. i have a feeling MAY possibly beat half life and doom.
My reasons are:
1: The demo is a single lvl. you have one goal, i've played this one level about 30 times, doing different things.
2: The SANDBOX™ program that is coming with the game is going to probably be the first client-based mod program related for a new gen FPS. They've been released for games from like 10 years ago because it was insanely simple to cut and past things, but as games got more technical they started to stop giving the user easy access to alterations. SANDBOX™ now lets the user create their own maps and missions in a matter of minutes. As NWN did for the online RPG community, i think FARCRY will do the same for FPS. Swapping of missions will up the reply value of this game for i believe years.
The reason i think FARCRY might beat halflife2 is that i think halflife2 is being put out slightly more for the engine than the actual gameplay. Halflife2 has all kinds of weird effects and physics...but it's really hard to tell how the gameplay will work.
I feel some what the same about doom3, yet i think doom3 will focus alot on gameplay, but the reply value is still questionable.
STALKER, i'm a bit iffy about. FARCRY looks like it has alot of what stalker already has... more or less.
I dunno, i'm completely on love with this game and i URGE everyone to try out the demo.