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I'm the cheapest gamer on earth, I wait for stuff to be on sale for like $5-$7 on Steam before I get them (I only just played FC3 because I waited til it was $7) but I enjoyed FC3 so much I might do the same.
Old U2 good, new U2 bad. And it's no Baldur's Gate. Got it.
I never even heard about the developer trying to explain the game as satire but I thought from the start that FC3 was to be a videogame that was a movie adaptation of a videogame. Right down to Sam's accent. (Which is still better than any foreign accent Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johanssen have ever tried to do on screen.) "Everyone thinks I'm a bad guy because I'm German. I got promoted because of an accent." That right there is a huge neon sign pointed at your head telling you this is tongue in cheek. The sex scene made me laugh because it was in context.

And at least they tried to give a narrative structure to why the protagonist starts off weak and gets stronger. No, it wasn't perfectly executed -- I thought they might have reflected that in game mechanics like poor aim and increased recoil penalty and unreliable takedowns until you spend points to remove those penalties. But at least they tried. You bash them for this but is it better to be a 10 foot suit of armor built to kill with a drill for an arm from the start who can be killed in 5 seconds by an emaciated drug addict with a wrench? Is it better to be a pencilnecked geek who spent his whole life in a lab who, as soon as you get control of kb/m, is a natural born killer equally adept in taking down monsters and bad guys with a crowbar or rpg? Great stories right there.

And Vaas is not the only good character. He's the best in the game, but the CIA guy, the creepy rapist, the drugged out hippie dude, etc, all well done, better done than most characters in most games ever made. Compare them with the godawful characters of Witcher who talk like the creations of a 10 year old acted out by local repertory rejects. And Sam Becker, awesome -- "This is the best day of my life!!" And even the guy who wants you to take pictures of dead pirates and then basically starts touching himself as soon as you bring him the photos. It's a decently fleshed out world which it needn't have been since it's a sandbox shooter where story isn't the point.
Yay! This!
post #52 of 80
I really enjoyed FC3. Can't wait for this one...

IMO, there's a lot of good (or promising!!!) games coming from Ubisoft. Watch dogs, AC Unity and FC4....The next year will be busy!!!
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rock on will have to get my new card soon biggrin.gif
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I feel like giving FC3 another try. Was horrible when it came out with 2 x 7970. Is it better now?
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It's way better. My 7950 has zero problems.
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I loved FC3, I cant wait for this.
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I feel like giving FC3 another try. Was horrible when it came out with 2 x 7970. Is it better now?

one of the reasons i sold my hd7970 - gonna get a new super duper card soon and go back to FC3, as i have got quite a bit to do in that thumb.gif
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Nice, I really liked FC3 so I'm looking forward to this. thumb.gif
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I've loved all the Far Cry games especially FC3, yes some bits were tedious at times but Vaas was the best part about it. I really hope they spend more time on a character like this and not just elephants.

Roll on FC4!
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One caharacter's worth of decent voice acting, dialogue, mocap etc. does not make a good game.

Well this clearly is a Marmite game, you either hate it or you love it. And yes, IMO Vaas did make it a brilliant game.
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