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Old 20-11-2012, 09:19
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Thought I would start a thread on Farcry 3

I really liked the older farcrys but farcry 2 was a disappointment. I hope 3 is going back to its roots
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Old 20-11-2012, 09:51
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its looks nice apart from the story premise, a bunch of American tourists doesnt inspire excitment and the prospect of controlling some jock turned action hero. For all Far Cry 2's short commings the story was better I think. who's playing for that though right? I just got a feeling listening to whining American kids is going to get irritating.
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Old 20-11-2012, 10:44
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Never played any of these at all. Do you need to have played one to appriciate this?
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Old 20-11-2012, 13:37
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Thought I would start a thread on Farcry 3

I really liked the older farcrys but farcry 2 was a disappointment. I hope 3 is going back to its roots
This is a definite buy for me.
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Old 20-11-2012, 13:53
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Never played any of these at all. Do you need to have played one to appriciate this?
No, they're separate stories and different characters.
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Old 20-11-2012, 14:54
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Really looking forward to this. Had it on pre-order for ages and was so disappointed when it was delayed by 3 months.

Really like the way you can just go and explore the world at your own leisure and approach missions in a variety of ways.

Watched a video on YouTube last night where the player just decided to go shark and crocodile hunting. The water and marine life looked fantastic.

He then went and played poker with a few locals at a nearby village. Looks like there is quite a lot to see and do in the world, every time he turned the corner there was something to explore and the upgrade system looked very good too.

The devs have said all along that you are rewarded for exploration and that's one thing I love doing in open world games.
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Old 20-11-2012, 19:13
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Really looking forward to this. Had it on pre-order for ages and was so disappointed when it was delayed by 3 months.

Really like the way you can just go and explore the world at your own leisure and approach missions in a variety of ways.

Watched a video on YouTube last night where the player just decided to go shark and crocodile hunting. The water and marine life looked fantastic.

He then went and played poker with a few locals at a nearby village. Looks like there is quite a lot to see and do in the world, every time he turned the corner there was something to explore and the upgrade system looked very good too.

The devs have said all along that you are rewarded for exploration and that's one thing I love doing in open world games.
I'm so getting this, it sounds a bit Just Cause - ish
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Old 20-11-2012, 22:00
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farcry 2 was a disappointment
I find the people who say that are the ones who didn't know how to play it properly. It's a highly tactical stealth game above all else, and is all about creeping into the best position to take down the enemy and then slipping away again. Charging in gung-ho will always disappoint and largely fail.

It could've maybe pandered to the run n' gun brigade, fresh from their Modern Warfare frag fests, by providing 'fast travel' points, but thankfully they didn't. Exploration of the land is vital to forming winning tactics and pinging instantly from one fire-fight to the next would be utterly inappropriate to what the game is trying to achieve. Far Cry 2 is simply peerless in what it sets out to achieve. My only hope is that FC3 manages 50% of what FC2 did, because even a 50% diminished game would be better than anything else out there at the moment.

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Old 20-11-2012, 22:11
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I find the people who say that are the ones who didn't know how to play it properly. It's a highly tactical stealth game above all else, and is all about creeping into the best position to take down the enemy and then slipping away again. Charging in gung-ho will always disappoint and largely fail.

It could've maybe pandered to the run n' gun brigade, fresh from their Modern Warfare frag fests, by providing 'fast travel' points, but thankfully they didn't. Exploration of the land is vital to forming winning tactics and pinging instantly from one fire-fight to the next would be utterly inappropriate to what the game is trying to achieve. Far Cry 2 is simply peerless in what it sets out to achieve. My only hope is that FC3 manages 50% of what FC2 did, because even a 50% diminished game would be better than anything else out there at the moment.

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I agree with you to a point, that it was a good for stealth, but as a whole, I wasn't too impressed, and I'm certainly not a run and gunner. I found it just got a bit samey. By the time I was half way through the second map, it was all becoming a bit boring and I found it a chore to finish it.

Also there was a lack of cuts scenes, to make the gamer feel as if they were getting somewhere and achieving something, as well as becoming more involved with the characters and giving them some life.

But I am keeping a keen eye out for the next and seeing how it is. If it improves on the last I'll be buying it.
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Old 20-11-2012, 23:26
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I have this on pre-order, it's a no brainer. Loved FC2.
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Old 21-11-2012, 09:47
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I find the people who say that are the ones who didn't know how to play it properly. It's a highly tactical stealth game above all else, and is all about creeping into the best position to take down the enemy and then slipping away again. Charging in gung-ho will always disappoint and largely fail.

It could've maybe pandered to the run n' gun brigade, fresh from their Modern Warfare frag fests, by providing 'fast travel' points, but thankfully they didn't. Exploration of the land is vital to forming winning tactics and pinging instantly from one fire-fight to the next would be utterly inappropriate to what the game is trying to achieve. Far Cry 2 is simply peerless in what it sets out to achieve. My only hope is that FC3 manages 50% of what FC2 did, because even a 50% diminished game would be better than anything else out there at the moment.

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I always had to play with sniper in this one, none of the other weapons of that class were up to the job. Other gun was the heavy machine gun.
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Old 21-11-2012, 18:43
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Old 21-11-2012, 21:15
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Review scores are in, here's a summary....

OXM UK: 9/10 - Far Cry 3 isn't too much of a departure, once you actually get to grips with the landscape that stretches behind that fidgety, histrionic exterior. It is, however, handily the best game in the series so far, and deserves to hold its head high among this winter's noisy crowd of sandbox offerings. If madness is repetition, this is one reworking of a formula I don't mind losing my mind to.

Eurogamer: 10/10 - In the past, Far Cry's vision of a first-person shooter RPG where you explore, master and then control your environment has always been more seductive on paper than any of its developers have managed to deliver on disc. Far Cry 3 changes all that. For me, this is the new apex predator of open-world shooters. Hunt it down as soon as you can.

IGN: 9.0 - Far Cry 3's dark story and exciting combat are equally unpredictable. Savor its incredible open world.

VideoGamer: 9/10 - Far Cry 3 shines in its campaign, which is more layered and compelling than any game proffering a power trip through escapist ultraviolence has any right to be. You could dismiss it all as offensive macho garbage, sure, but you could also read it as a unblinking look at the primal appeal of becoming capable at dishing out violence and how the confidence this confers can both attract and repel others. It's the sort of impact that could only be made by a video game, as in this medium neither responsibility for one's actions nor risk to one's well-being are realistic concerns. It's like disconnecting one's mind from reality; nothing is real, everything is permitted and madness is the ultimate get-out-of-jail-free card.

StrategyInformer: 9.0 - Far Cry 3 is a triumph that stands out from every other shooter released this year. It'll frustrate sometimes, but hey, you can punch a shark in the face. In the face!

1UP: B- - Despite its heady aspirations, Ubisoft's open-world FPS remains popcorn entertainment.

God is a Geek: 9/10 - Far Cry 3 is a resounding success, the sheer amount of things that you can spend your time doing make it a purchase that screams value for money. Add on top of that the story, the voice acting, the multiplayer aspects and all the gameplay elements which make Far Cry 3 a joy to play from start to finish, you're left with a game that will be in most people's Game of the Year nominations.

Official PlayStation Magazine: 9 - Far Cry 3's real triumph is blending so many elements into a cohesive whole without any feeling extraneous or tacked-on. Every element works and has its place, and contributes to a narrative that may not be class-leading but certainly exceeds expectations. It also possesses the perfect balance between steadily empowering you, yet never allowing you to feel overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude of what's on offer - something even a game as great as Arkham City couldn't manage.

GamesRadar: 4.5/5 - Far Cry 3 doesn't need a strong multiplayer component because its single-player campaign will keep you invested for dozens of hours. You'll be eager to explore every bit of the tropical setting, to drive along the beach or hang glide over the ocean. You'll want to find lost treasures in the sunken ships that line the island's periphery and stab sharks to death for their valuable skins. You'll be compelled to save Jason's friends--even if they're super annoying--because attempting to do so means experiencing some of the most interesting missions you've likely seen in a shooter. And when tigers, bears, or other distractions randomly interrupt those missions, you'll have some pretty awesome stories to tell. That's just how Far Cry 3 rolls.

IncGamers: 9/10 - Brutal, dark, well-written, and deeply enjoyable. Far Cry 3 takes a lot of its predecessors ideas and makes them work.

Kotaku: - Far Cry 3 is an example of the rare ambitious, big-budget game that accomplishes exactly what it sets out to do-chaotic yet controlled, with a brilliantly-balanced mechanical ecosystem that challenges and empowers at every turn. It's a wild ride, and one well worth taking. Just watch out for crocodiles.

Digital Spy: 4/5 - Despite a surprising amount of repetition within the single-player campaign, Far Cry 3 is a wonderful shooter with lots of secrets to discover and a huge game world to explore. Taking place in a stunning environment and featuring a compelling narrative, as well as an excellent cast of characters, Far Cry 3 offers hours of enjoyment, something which is greatly extended thanks to its competitive and co-operative multiplayer modes.

CVG 9.4 - Power through visual hitches and a strained finale to find a spirited, brilliant open-world gem packed with extreme pursuits, stunning scenery and hoards of savage animals - both man and beast alike.

Uppers
Improves on the last game in every way
A 25-hour singleplayer packed with pursuits
Incredible sense of scale, and of fun
Four-player co-op is a quality diversion
Downers
Consoles suffer some technical difficulites
The finale disappoints

Glad i have this on pre-order and cant wait ntil next week now.
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Old 21-11-2012, 21:45
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After loving FC1 on PC but disliking FC2, this was completely off my radar, but looking at those review scores has reignited my interest. Might pick it up on Steam (if it becomes available).
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Old 21-11-2012, 23:05
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I find the people who say that are the ones who didn't know how to play it properly. It's a highly tactical stealth game above all else, and is all about creeping into the best position to take down the enemy and then slipping away again. Charging in gung-ho will always disappoint and largely fail.

It could've maybe pandered to the run n' gun brigade, fresh from their Modern Warfare frag fests, by providing 'fast travel' points, but thankfully they didn't. Exploration of the land is vital to forming winning tactics and pinging instantly from one fire-fight to the next would be utterly inappropriate to what the game is trying to achieve. Far Cry 2 is simply peerless in what it sets out to achieve. My only hope is that FC3 manages 50% of what FC2 did, because even a 50% diminished game would be better than anything else out there at the moment.

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The biggest problem I had with FC2 was the travelling between towns. It was boring, painfully boring and this made the game a chore. Even the whole quick travel was boring as the bus stops were somewhat out of the way and the boring travel rears its head again.

Every other open world game that I have played has made travel somewhat entertaining. Even RDR which had horses as the main method of transport was a joy to play and travelling across the map on foot or horseback was fun.

I hope that this has been addressed in FC3.
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Old 22-11-2012, 01:42
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I hope they've got rid of those bloody malaria pills
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Old 22-11-2012, 10:05
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I really enjoyed FC2 and its environments, it was the most immersive FPS i'd played in ages when it came out but it did have some stand out design faults that prevented the game being awsome. it sounds like FC3 has resolved many of those issues going by the reviews so I didnt hesitate in pre ordering, despite my concerns with the story idea.
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Old 22-11-2012, 12:12
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Sounds excellent & I'll be trading callof duty for it
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Old 22-11-2012, 14:22
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As said above the travelling was a pain in the arse in FC2. Especially the volume of enemy jeeps. Drive 6-7 seconds, enemy jeep, fight, drive 6-7 seconds, enemy jeep.

Maybe some motorbikes this time?


Always preferred the scoped AR-15 great for CQB and sniping at mid-long range.
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Old 24-11-2012, 22:45
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I've bought the ultimate edition yay I'm sad
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Old 25-11-2012, 15:02
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Most of those reviewers further up the page gave Far Cry 2 the same high score. Where are all the other reviews? Also agree about those jeeps appearing all the time. Hmmm, I'll wait and see. You can all buy it right away and post your reviews.
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Old 25-11-2012, 16:14
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I'm looking forward to this, but i cant believe they have turned it into Assassins Creed with the viewpoints thing. Not suprising they are both Ubisoft games!

Not too looking forward to the teenagers on an Island thing though, it sounds to bit too much Dead Island.

I am looking forward it though, except for the wholes drugs side of things dont appeal to me.
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Old 25-11-2012, 16:32
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Also agree about those jeeps appearing all the time.
If you bothered to go off-road, wait in some hidden spot and observe, you'd have found out all the jeep patrols and their schedules were repeatable and entirely predictable, and thus either avoidable or ambushable. But most folks can't be bothered with that level of detail and immersion and just want to career about doing the most obvious thing - shoot enemies.

In the great words of Bobby from Supernatural - Ya Idgits!

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Old 25-11-2012, 17:37
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If you bothered to go off-road, wait in some hidden spot and observe, you'd have found out all the jeep patrols and their schedules were repeatable and entirely predictable, and thus either avoidable or ambushable. But most folks can't be bothered with that level of detail and immersion and just want to career about doing the most obvious thing - shoot enemies.

In the great words of Bobby from Supernatural - Ya Idgits!

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Respawning enemies is just a lazy way to make the game world feel alive and have you doing something. Why not have different things happen along the way instead of the same tedious encounter which you admit is very predictable.
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Old 26-11-2012, 20:23
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Has anyone pre-ordered from Shopto.net?

I have but they dont appear to have collected any funds from my account yet which is strange considering we are only 4days from release.

I have only used them a few times for other games but each time they have collected payment at least a week from release date and usually shipped on the tuesday in time for release on the friday.

Is this the norm?
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