Far Cry 3 Delayed (Thoughts)

#1 Posted by S0mewh4tD4m4ged (348 posts) -

"Ubisoft announced it is delaying the release of Far Cry 3 a few months. The game now ships on November 29 in EMEA and on December 4 in the U.S."

I was really excited about FC3 single player. It was going to be a game to tide me over until my more excited for games release: (Assassin's Creed 3, Halo 4, and Hitman: Absolution). Now with the delay I don't see myself purchasing this game at all unless it's on sale later next year and I am bored with other games (which is unlikely).

I don't understand why it would be delayed unless they came across a hugh bug and/or they weren't meeting a certain standard of polish. I think the game would have had much better sales in September. Now it has to compete with the likes of Halo 4 and Black Ops 2. Bummer....

#2 Posted by BaneFireLord (2958 posts) -

I guess the $60 bucks I was going to spend on that will go towards Dishonored instead. Ah well.

#3 Posted by DeF (4979 posts) -

Don't care, it won't make the game worse. This way I'll actually have a new game in early December (might turn this into a Christmas present for myself even)!

#4 Posted by cyberhugger (24 posts) -

Far cry 2 looks better.

#5 Posted by falserelic (5407 posts) -

And yet another game is delayed this year.

#6 Posted by arimajinn (173 posts) -

with me being probably the only one that love FC2 i was really exited for FC3 but ... ur wright its not a good idea putting it up against really big franchises cuz it will likely not sell that good and i will not get FC4 :(

#7 Posted by jakob187 (21763 posts) -

Better boob technology?

Sold.

#8 Posted by iAmJohn (6135 posts) -

@S0mewh4tD4m4ged said:

I don't understand why it would be delayed unless they came across a hugh bug and/or they weren't meeting a certain standard of polish. I think the game would have had much better sales in September. Now it has to compete with the likes of Halo 4 and Black Ops 2. Bummer....

It comes out a month after both of them. How is it competing with either?

Now, if you wanted to make the argument that releasing a big holiday game after Thanksgiving, the biggest holiday shopping weekend of the year is pretty stupid and notably did not work for Prince of Persia when they released it that exact week in 2008, you might be on to something.

#9 Posted by Brodehouse (10138 posts) -

It looked like it needed a few more months for polish. Draw distance and frame tearing looked kind of rough in that PS3 multi demo.

#10 Posted by S0mewh4tD4m4ged (348 posts) -

@iAmJohn said:

@S0mewh4tD4m4ged said:

I don't understand why it would be delayed unless they came across a hugh bug and/or they weren't meeting a certain standard of polish. I think the game would have had much better sales in September. Now it has to compete with the likes of Halo 4 and Black Ops 2. Bummer....

It comes out a month after both of them. How is it competing with either?

Now, if you wanted to make the argument that releasing a big holiday game after Thanksgiving, the biggest holiday shopping weekend of the year is pretty stupid and notably did not work for Prince of Persia when they released it that exact week in 2008, you might be on to something.

I think it is competing with them because its a first person shooter. Any FPS releasing within a month of Halo 4 and Black Ops 2 is just being sent to die in my honest opinion. The kids are going to be playing 1 or the other. I think most people wouldn't buy several games around the same time period.

#11 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -

The goodlooking yet incredibly scripted Crysis-wannabe first person shooter was delayed? Awwwww!

#12 Posted by iAmJohn (6135 posts) -

@AhmadMetallic said:

The goodlooking yet incredibly scripted Crysis-wannabe first person shooter was delayed? Awwwww!

You sure know a lot about this game that none of us have played. Tell us more.

#13 Posted by Jack268 (3387 posts) -

Maybe they realized they wouldn't have time to finish the DLC before it shipped.

#14 Edited by Phatmac (5730 posts) -

Guess it'll be better with more time? This looks like another case of a game that should get delayed. Its last release date was better if Ubi wanted to make more money.

#15 Posted by AndrewB (7691 posts) -

@jakob187 said:

Better boob technology?

Sold.

First game to have man-boob technology.

#16 Edited by JEC03 (919 posts) -

MP is a cod clone co op looks like a cheap add on single player could have potential but to me so far the gameplay just looks generic the only thing that is attracting me to the game is the setting and graphics but that's not enough for me to validate a purchase.With all these games being pushed I really hope to see GTA 5 this year I kinda doubt it but a man can dream.

#17 Posted by frankatank (13 posts) -

I find it weird that the game was only delayed by such a little bit... I am still excited none the less. Now I can put more time into Dishonored and Borderlands 2 though. I can play FC3 instead of studying for exams. Thanks Ubisoft...

#18 Posted by UnrealDP (1221 posts) -

If the game's better for it then I'm all for it, man!

#19 Posted by Totori (559 posts) -

it's still coming out this year. It's not like it was delayed 6 months.

#20 Posted by OwnlyUzinWonHan (1485 posts) -

That's fine, it'll be longer until it's cheap on Steam so a few months don't bother me.

#21 Posted by MikkaQ (10344 posts) -

At least it's still this year!

#22 Edited by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -
@iAmJohn said:

@AhmadMetallic said:

The goodlooking yet incredibly scripted Crysis-wannabe first person shooter was delayed? Awwwww!

You sure know a lot about this game that none of us have played. Tell us more.

No need to pull out your binoculars and mark the enemies, a cutscene will take care of it. 
Sure.  
Far Cry 3 is a goodlooking, pseudo-sandbox game that relies heavily on scripted events that usually involve the camera control being taken away from the player often, turning the game into a movie where I throw my mouse at the monitor and wait for the game to allow me to control my character again. That means when you approach an enemy base and try to scout it, for example, a cinematic is triggered where the game does all that work for you. Then something scripted happens afterwards. So it's almost as good as Crysis, except it doesn't have the balls to actually let you do everything. 
When you enter a cave, scripted shit happens. When you enter a shack, scripted shit happens. When you jump into a helicopter, you ride as a passenger with a pistol and shoot dudes until something scripted happens to the helicopter. Usually a goodlooking crashing cinematic. So it almost lets you fly aircraft like Crysis, except we fly it for you, until something scripted happens, that looks good.
That is called story. It's the evolution of video games. We make it seem like it's open-ended and sandboxy, but fuck you, we have a story to tell, so we're gonna booby trap everywhere you go with a script that progresses the story. Because video games are made to tell a story.  
That also means QTEs. 
The red indicators on your screen will be so big and constant they will form their own crosshair 
  
The combat consists two parts: Fire arms, and melee (machete).  During the gunfights, the AI mostly stand still shooting at you waiting for you to shoot back, with guns that barely feel or sound real but rather drop your enemies like flies even though the rifle is flying all over the place trying to jump out of your hands. Your screen gets filled with white sperm to tell you how close you are to being spotted, and gets filled with red semicircles telling you where your enemies are standing during a gunfight (after they discover you), ever indicating where enemies are and what they see and don't see, without allowing you to actually search for them or take the risk of going in and getting discovered. No, we here at the Far Cry 3 team will spam your screen with indicators for everything.  
 
On-screen prompt: "Jump to takedown" (Hint: Tap X) 
 
The melee consists of pre-animated stealth strikes where you have no control over how to strike the enemy except for tapping the prompt for the kill animation to trigger. Hell, when you try to knife someone, we won't just kill him for you when you tap a single button, we will slit the guy's throat then THROW the knife at another guys! That's two kills for one button push! When you slide down a zipline, you tap the same button (can you believe it?) and we will jump ontop of the enemy below you and drive a knife through his heart for you in a goodlooking cinematic. When you're on a cliff above a guy, tap the same button and he will be dead after a goodlooking cinematic.
We also put in a seemingly intriguing and exotic story line where a madman keeps shouting nonsense, to intrigue you. 
 

This is an open world sandbox game where the freedom and control are given to the player completely. We don't hold your hand or play the game for you. Honest.

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