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Far Cry 3 discussion

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my-canga Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
I'm actually surprised at the lack of a Far cry discussion, did I miss the band wagon?
Anyways, as I have just completed the game I wanted to discuss it with others.
Also, SPOILER WARNINGs!

SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS

I'd like to hear ANY fave parts. One of mine is a pretty major spoiler so I just don't wanna ruin anything for anyone... So, yeah.

So, what I'd like to hear is what other people thought about it.

Who's your favorite character?
Which is your favorite moment?
Glitch? Cut-scene? Mission? NPC?
I'd like to know!
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ShadowyEclipse Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It was a pretty good game, I don't REALLY see all the fuss about Vaas, he's a great character, but not GROUNDBREAKING.

The part when you kill him, though, is chilling. That music, and that quote. "NAIL ME TO A CROSS, AND I WILL BE REBORN!" As if he was implying that he was exactly like Jason at one point, and when Jason does this, he would cross a line, falling deeper into the realm of madness, and become like the person he was trying to kill. For a simple shooter, that was a deep moment.
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my-canga Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Yeah, I think most of his appeal came from all the promotional things they did. He was on the covers, the posters, he was in the far cry experience. Also, the actor who plays him has a lot of charisma too.
I think some people can just empathize with Vaas. He was psychotic, but it seemed like he was sorta sad, or just really unstable, also not that loyal. As if taking out Hoyt, he woulda joined you or just buggered off. But he was pretty pissed at Jason, so after a while I don't think you could avoid killing him.

Yeah, some of his monologues were great, especially that one. "The world is a diagonal and I am the straight line"(something like that, while swinging on a stripper pole no less). There were a lot of implications to Vaas being the future of Jason, I wish they pushed it more, but he would have to spend waayy too much time on the island to do that. But he was headed that way, murdering for Citra, then for himself, the drugs, and his detachment from his old life. Vaas' last scene reinforces that with having vaas and jason's forms switching places, and the things vaas says as well. I think that's also why people like the character: it was terribly easy for Jason to become him.
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cajunattack Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
Some of the most fun I've had on a single player game recently, but it was far from perfect, which is frustrating:

Pros:
Great shootouts/fire dynamics
Great landscape
Nice selection of weapons ( best .44 magnum I've seen on an fps )
Decent, varied missions ( though a few more vehicle based ones would have been nice )

Cons:
Mediocre characters ( 'cept Vaas of course ),
Poor pacing.
Crass, borderline offensive storyline.
Reprehensible save system
Abysmal music.

Plus I reckon they could have done more with the survival aspects- eating, sleeping, drinking should have been added, making the hostile islands even more menacing and giving more focus on hunting, once the crafting's done.

That said, the first two pros alone have me replaying the game, but not liberating the camps- just tooling around the islands getting into a random ruckus keeps me amused for a half hour.

Best glitch I've ever seen on ANY game: Shooting a pirate Charger ( machete guy ) only to have him skip the dying animation and actually keep running in one direction. I followed him for as long as I could, over hills, through rivers until he simply ran into the sea, like some drug-addled Forrest Gump. I was in hysterics.
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my-canga Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Sorry about my late reply.
I do agree with most of your points, the characters weren't too bad but they weren't really detailed (aside from vaas). Which is a shame, because some of them were interesting, like Sam and the friends.
Any save system better than far cry 2 is a good save system in my eyes.
And while there ain't much to the music, it was using that whole "get into danger, danger music plays" thing. I didn't always notice it, but I did in quiet moments hunting in the jungle, feeling all dramatic when I chase down goats and whatnot.

Hahaha wandering around can definitely find some pretty cool things. Like the random dudes having shoot parties, just making loads of noise. Or saving random prisoners from pirates.

Bwhahahaha I've never seen that glitch! That's hilarious!
Thanks for your response hahaha.
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cajunattack Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hey, no worries.
the adversaries were pretty cool characters and Sam was fun but Citra, Brody and chums I found increasingly annoying as the story progressed. Dennis seemed interesting but again screwed the pooch in the last couple of chapters. Given how dark and multifaceted Vaas was, it seemed a shame that most of the other characters were cardboard-cut-out Video Game fodder- I would have liked something a bit more dark and nuanced.

Personally I preferred the FC2 save system- at least it offered more than one save slot- it would be great to pick and choose parts of the FC3 story to replay and, most importantly, the ability to turn autosave off. I had the fore-thought to make sure that the manual save I did was fairly early on ( prior to liberating all of the camps )- making sure that I wasn't faced with completely safe ( thus boring ) islands once I'd completed the game.

As far as the music went, I do like that "get into danger" aspect that followed on from FC2, but I found the music itself far too abrasive and intrusive- I just can't stand Dubstep and it seemed really tacky in this environment. With no ability to turn it down ( again a failing with the menu/customisation options ) I soon found that turning it off altogether was a much more satisfying gaming experience.

Like I said, the game was almost perfect, but a few key aspects really let it down for me. I'm hoping there will be some custom mods released soon that maybe give the game that last bit of oomph I thought it needed.
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my-canga Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Oh yeah agree. I wish there was more development of the characters. Or at least a detailed introduction to each of them. I didn't really feel much saving the friends except Riley, and that's just because of personal reasons. I mostly saved them out of a moral obligation, and in the case of Keith, to repeatedly stab the bad guy behind it.
I think Vaas turned out so well because of the actor behind him. He has a lot of charisma and put a lot of effort into his character. Doesn't seem like any of the others got that much detail.

Haha I didn't get that far into FC2. haha I did a mission that involved traveling quite a while, and then mowing down tons of baddies. Then I died and thought "hmm well, where do I spawn?". I then spawned at the place where I slept and had to get debriefed and back to the firefight again. I was all "lol. nope." and I put it away. I sometimes get flashbacks, and nightmares... ohh... the nightmares...
You could always shoot around the good guys, they get pissed pretty easy.

Haha I think the Dubstep was probably Jason's doing. It woulda been pretty dynamic if, at the start, he heard tons of dubstep and house music, and then as you play and he loses his humanity the music gets more... tribal or even more nature infused. Like birds being the tune and footsteps and gun-fire being the beat. But I don't know how that'd be possible, I don't know much about game music.
But it all ain't worth a damn if you don't like dubstep haha. I don't like dubstep that much but I did like the field burning mission. Thought that was pretty funny. Also, where would that music be coming from? Jason's head? Or did he program that phone to play it?

I hope this game starts inspiring more companies to focus on characters and story. Gameplay and visuals as well. I wouldn't mind playing far cry 3 clones.
Ahh mods. :/ I got a console version, so no such luck for me.
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itt0ryu Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
1.-Vass
2.-Burning weed, i almost can smell the delicious smoke.
3.-I hate when the weapon stays aimed...
4.-When you cut your GF's neck
5.-The helicopter one
6.-The wicked doc

Also: I love to go hunting.
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my-canga Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Hahaha, thanks, and I agree with your points!
Did you know the character would get contact high from burning the weed if you stand in the smoke? I've only done it accidentally once.

What's The wicked doc? Name of a mission?
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itt0ryu Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
The doctor who sends you to pick mushrooms
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my-canga Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Oh XD hahaha. for some reason I kept thinking doc was short for document!
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BrennanBA Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I was surprised at how useful being a loser rich guy would be with tropical island survival.
1. You're used to using Jet-Skis, parachutes and hang-gliders.
2. Reckless driving is a bonus when in the jungle, running from pirates, and when the car isn't yours to ruin.
3. Killing foreigners is easy to a rich white guy with low moral standards.
4. You're used to heavy drug abuse.

I think my favourite character was Vaas, followed closely by Citra.
My favourite mission was the first time you get drugged under the Doctor's house.
My fave animal are those creepy bird things, Cassowaries?
Fave gun was the Bull Shotgun.

I haven't really come across any glitches.
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Cenaris Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh those Cassowaries with their demon screeches. I spent 5 minutes throwing stones at them first time I played the game.
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BrennanBA Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I first discovered them after buying the Bull Shotgun. Cassowaries and Komodo Dragons were the only critters I killed, and only because they sounded evil.

Plus there were always millions of Dragons but like two or three of any other kind of animal.

Started getting really good and managed to take out two birds with one shot.
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my-canga Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Hahaha yeah.
Well, apparently Jason does a lot of extreme sports. He stays fit, and while he's a photographer, it never explained what kind. He could be one of them crazy photographers that takes pics of dangerous animals, crazy scenery or maybe even while being sneaky.
I tried to avoid driving. Nothing good ever came from me getting in a vehicle. Usually just explosions, and fiery, fiery death.
Lol used to heavy drug abuse, but a lousy drinker.

Sweet faves! Almost forgot about the doctor's mission haha.
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BrennanBA Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love off-road driving in the game, I'd say I've only really died once from a car crash but I've blown up and sunk my fair share of automobiles.

Try using the Dune Buggy things, they're one of the faster cars but are far more durable and easy to control when you're tearing through the jungle.

Actually I just remembered my fave glitch. I was driving in a jeep when a boar ran out in front of the car, with a tiger on it's tail. I missed the boar, but when straight over the tiger, which caused the car to do a 360 degree spin in the air. Tough ass tigers!
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my-canga Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Yeah, I've only driven a few vehicles, Usually I end up healing once they've stopped crashing/falling/running/burning. I imagine if I tried hard enough I could have the hang-glider burst into flames from my sheer fail.

Ooooh! Are those the ones that look like f1 racers? Those things are sweeet. But I only find them for those medical deliveries, I never run into any when I'm really needing them.

Bwhahahaha If a tiger does that, wonder if those buffaloes destroy the vehicle?
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BrennanBA Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nah buffaloes are weak little fools that just bounce off the windscreen. I prefer the wingsuit to the glider myself, since hang gliders are just so boring.

Look around the beaches for the buggies, there's also a town on a cliff on the second island.
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my-canga Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Plus you ALWAYS have the wingsuit. When I'm bored and running over hills I'll sometimes use the wingsuit to get down faster. I don't get hurt using the wingsuit. I tend to face plant with the hang-glider.

Ahh haha will do! They're much faster vehicles, and they cling to the terrain a lot better.
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BrennanBA Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I died a few times with the wingsuit, usually when I can't be bothered with the parachute and try to land in water, water that wasn't deep enough...
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my-canga Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
XD ahahaha oh noo. Sometimes it's hard to judge whether the water's deep or not. Kinda the problem with me and the hang-glider, I can't judge the best angle and then dive bomb the mountainside.
At least they're kinda realistic with gravity in the game?
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Skoochie Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Yeh.
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FanArtPoodleAfro Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
GUH, I actually need to get a hold of this game, I hear it's phenomenal! It's next on my list along with Spec Ops: The Line.
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my-canga Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
It's pretty awesome. The acting is top notch.
I've heard good things about Spec Ops, I think I'ma pick it up if it drops in price(I'm not a shooter fan, but I hear the story's great(of course I say that after playing and loving far cry 3... But that's different, okay?!))
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Zetikla Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student Writer
The game looks nice from what i have seen but I dont think my pc would be able to run it, plus Im not going to spend a money on something which has this crappy Uplay shit DRM with it
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my-canga Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Haha yeah, I don't know the specs myself, I just played it on my ps3. Apparently it's best played on the computer though.

As for Uplay, aside from asking me if I wanna sign up every time I load the game, it hasn't really interrupted me. I don't know if it's a bit more controlling on the pc or what. But if you don't mind saying "no" every time you load, it isn't too irritating. What is Uplay anyways?
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Zetikla Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student Writer
its the type of online system that Ubisoft games use, its kinda like Steam but imagine it being 10000 times more worse and not usable
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my-canga Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Oh I seee.
I was worried it was like origin or that other garbage where you had to be on it to play online.
I don't blame a company for trying to be like steam :). Too bad it sounds a little garbage.
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Zetikla Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student Writer
Idk , I prefer steam, I have most of my stuff there
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my-canga Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
yeah that makes sense. I don't have much on steam, but it's a good um.. site? Program? Marketplace? Not sure what I'd call steam. It seems to be the only real one of its kind.
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Zetikla Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student Writer
its a software but also does have a website. Its like a gaming center/marketplace/gaming community to make it short
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my-canga Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Haha you think they woulda come up with a name for it by now.
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AvSkyggene Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Tried it. It's shit really.

They say it's a satire of other FPS games, but that's obviously just an excuse for the developers' and writers' sheer ineptitude.
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my-canga Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Second person to not like it! Amazing! Obviously I enjoyed it, but how come you didn't like it? Not a fan of fps/action/whatever-this-game-is-I'm-not-really-sure?

But it's not really a satire... Whoever said that didn't really play the game. I was more reminded of an action movie and a horror movie having a love child that decided to be a game. Like a first person Uncharted with sneaking. Which made the platforming a little overly difficult at times.
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AvSkyggene Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
The developers themselves say it's a satire though. They either don't know what the hell satire is or they're just trying to cover up their utter incompetence. Or both.
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my-canga Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Oh I never heard them say that, then again, I didn't pay attention to the game until after I played it.
Ah well, 8D I still liked it. Too bad you didn't though. Everyone can't like everything though.
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stipend Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013   General Artist
i think it's great :) agreed on the action movie likeness
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my-canga Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
haha sweet! yeah, I'm reminded of things like commando or like a non-alien involved predator. Except the character doesn't start off a beef-cake.
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stipend Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013   General Artist
haha it reminds me of commando too :)
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QRob Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I played that, and I am fairly disappointed of the game. Epic fail.
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my-canga Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
oh yeah?! Wow, you're actually the first person I've seen say anything super negative about it!

I'm curious now! What'd you not like about it? What were you expecting, that it didn't live up to?
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my-canga Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
oh yeah?! Wow, you're actually the first person I've seen say anything super negative about it!

I'm curious now! What'd you not like about it? What were you expecting, that it didn't live up to?
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QRob Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The game engine, might be one of them, the boring fetching quests, and the way too short story. I finished that up in half a day, with ease.
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my-canga Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Wow you're super fast! It took me a few days to do most of the stuff. I kept getting distracted by hunting critters and treasure.
Well, you gave it all you could, and you finished it quick :D traded it in for something better?
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QRob Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Mmmm... nop
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my-canga Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Well that's just bad luck I spose. Ah wells, sorry about that!
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gvcspecks Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
It was a fairly fun game but i reckon the story could have been drawn out a bit longer an they could have improved some side activities, once you complete the game there is very little fighting to be done and you are just left roaming a island.

The 'high'point has to be when you burn all that weed to the sound of skrillex.
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my-canga Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
I wonder if they ran out of creative juices, time, and/or money near the end. It sorta feels quick after reaching Hoyt's island. At least, I felt that. Some after game side missions for the people woulda been nice.

Ho ho! BD You're so witty! I heard a lot of people had trouble with that mission. Apparently, some didn't bother leveling up and wouldn't grab the flamethrower from... was it Willis? Does the character get high from the smoke? There's a mission near the end, with sam, where you defuse bombs and while I was playing they'd burn the pot fields. I noticed my character blinking and everything was kinda warpy. I hadn't experienced it before so i wasn't sure.
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Cenaris Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought the story went kind of both ways. It was great when Vaas was menacing you. When you kill him it's too early. The game takes a different focus once Hoyt's in and it develops a bit more but that aspect of the story feels a bit flat.

I like how all the boss fights transport you to a nightclub.

I didn't think Brody's friends were that likable. But the other characters were.
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my-canga Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Yeah, with all the hype and commercials focusing on Vaas, killing him at all was too early haha.

That's where he'd go? I noticed the lights sometimes, Hoyt's reminded me of the godfather or something. Sunlight coming through the blinds of a smokey dark office.

Most of his friends were meh. And the ones that I actually cared about I only did because I actually saw them as I saved them (snipin' dudes for Oliver, treasure hunt for Keith, Riley being mentioned the whole game). They aren't jerks, which is nice, but they could've given them a little bit of character. Seriously, I didn't give a crap about Daisy at all.
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Cenaris Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hoyt was boring compared to Vaas so they focussed on Vaas. But Hoyt was so much more satisfying to kill.
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