I hope they pull through with the villain

#1 Posted by Sackmanjones (4761 posts) -

They seem to be pushing him really hard in all their trailers and he seems incredibly menacing. Almost reminds me of tuco from Breaking Bad, he actually gives me chills when he talks. I just really hope they don't drop the ball on him. I know this isn't a fair comparison but for homefront they really talked up the story and campaign but that turned out not so well to say the least. Do you guys think they will follow through and make him as awesome as they've shown? I have hope but from the past 2 games not really having a central guy, or at least one they focused on I'm a bit worried. Either way I think the game looks amazing

#2 Posted by Breadfan (6590 posts) -

Yeah, hopefully they come through on that end. The Jackal was cool in Far Cry 2, but he was almost non-existent up until a certain point.

#3 Posted by huntad (1958 posts) -

I think the gameplay looks fine, but that specific character would be the main reason I play that game. He seems like the kind of guy that you, as the player, love to hate.

#4 Posted by Sackmanjones (4761 posts) -
@Breadfan That's the thing that makes me doubt it. I mean they did establish him but it's like you never saw him. I want this guy to show up a lot ad constantly intimidate you
#5 Posted by warxsnake (2650 posts) -
@Sackmanjones said:
@Breadfan That's the thing that makes me doubt it. I mean they did establish him but it's like you never saw him. I want this guy to show up a lot ad constantly intimidate you
How about for once marketing doesn't spoil everything in a game before it comes out and leaves something for when you actually play. 
#6 Posted by NTM (7543 posts) -

I agree that he looks like a great villain that you just want to stop, but have you noticed that every trailer he says fuck? I have no problem with swearing, but it's almost to an annoying level now.

#7 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -
@Sackmanjones said:
Do you guys think they will follow through and make him as awesome as they've shown? 
Nope. I think he's a tool for pre-release buzz, a face that gets attention and clicks and intrigue, and turns out to be a boring uninteresting character in a falsely promising and extremely generic hold-your-hand "shooter."
#8 Posted by MarkWahlberg (4610 posts) -

@warxsnake said:

@Sackmanjones said:
@Breadfan That's the thing that makes me doubt it. I mean they did establish him but it's like you never saw him. I want this guy to show up a lot ad constantly intimidate you
How about for once marketing doesn't spoil everything in a game before it comes out and leaves something for when you actually play.

Yeah. And if they're gonna make this guy be in any way effective, they can't overexpose him in the game, let alone promo material. He might be great, but they can't expect to have one character carry the whole game.

#9 Posted by Sackmanjones (4761 posts) -
@MarkWahlberg

@warxsnake said:

@Sackmanjones said:
@Breadfan That's the thing that makes me doubt it. I mean they did establish him but it's like you never saw him. I want this guy to show up a lot ad constantly intimidate you
How about for once marketing doesn't spoil everything in a game before it comes out and leaves something for when you actually play.

Yeah. And if they're gonna make this guy be in any way effective, they can't overexpose him in the game, let alone promo material. He might be great, but they can't expect to have one character carry the whole game.

I agree. I think it looks like it will play good. Im just hoping the character turns out as good as it seems it can
#10 Posted by N7 (3667 posts) -

At the end of the game he's totally going to be revealed as your subconscious. Calling it.
 
Some sort of Walter White "How far will you go" type shit.

#11 Posted by Sackmanjones (4761 posts) -
@N7
At the end of the game he's totally going to be revealed as your subconscious. Calling it.
 
Some sort of Walter White "How far will you go" type shit.
Fuck… you are probably right
#12 Posted by ch3burashka (5249 posts) -

So far they've managed to capture an 'insane genius' feel, which I thoroughly enjoy. An insane antagonist is just a scapegoat for crazy shit to happen, but an insane genius has something to say despite being fucking insane. The Jackal also somewhat fit the insane genius category, in the kind of 'insane in a pit of insanity' way. Loved the Jackal bits toward the end. Made the 30-hour trek worth it.

#13 Posted by senorfuzzeh (385 posts) -

Its going to be kind of hard to beat the villian in Far Cry 2.

"You can't break a man the way you break a dog or a horse. The harder you beat a man, the taller he stands."

The jackal was pretty awesome.

#14 Posted by Vinny_Says (5721 posts) -

Turns out he's the good guy and you're a murdering rapist.

TWIST!!

#15 Posted by TheHT (11786 posts) -

@senorfuzzeh said:

Its going to be kind of hard to beat the villian in Far Cry 2.

"You can't break a man the way you break a dog or a horse. The harder you beat a man, the taller he stands."

The jackal was pretty awesome.

Wow. Shame the gameplay couldn't hold my interest.

#16 Posted by ShaneDev (1696 posts) -

They will probably ruin it by having every character you met be totally crazy like the Doctor and thus not very unique.

#17 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@Sackmanjones said:
@N7
At the end of the game he's totally going to be revealed as your subconscious. Calling it.
 
Some sort of Walter White "How far will you go" type shit.
Fuck… you are probably right
Thats BUT fight club kinda thing. Where you are really the leader of the group and are killing your own men. 
#18 Posted by senorfuzzeh (385 posts) -

@TheHT said:

@senorfuzzeh said:

Its going to be kind of hard to beat the villian in Far Cry 2.

"You can't break a man the way you break a dog or a horse. The harder you beat a man, the taller he stands."

The jackal was pretty awesome.

Wow. Shame the gameplay couldn't hold my interest.

To be honest, the first time I picked it up it didn't keep my interest either. It bored the crap out of me with in like a few hours.

Then like a couple months ago I picked it up again and played the shit out of it. I think you just have to go in expecting it to be the way it is. I dont know honestly.

#19 Posted by TheHT (11786 posts) -

@senorfuzzeh: Hmm, I'll see if I can't find it. Give it another go. Not much interesting stuff coming out anyways.

#20 Posted by D_Bones (364 posts) -

The villian in the trailer was the whole reason I'm intrigued by the game at all. Never played the other games (would be interested in knowing if they are worth a shot) but if he is central to the plot the game could be interesting.

#21 Posted by believer258 (12192 posts) -

@TheHT said:

@senorfuzzeh: Hmm, I'll see if I can't find it. Give it another go. Not much interesting stuff coming out anyways.

Yeah, Far Cry 2 is a bit like Morrowind in that you have to play it for a little while and get used to its quirks before you can really start to appreciate and like it.

Anyway, I'm like the OP. This guy has the potential to be a memorable villain but let's not have him carry the entire game on his shoulders, all right?

#22 Posted by Sackmanjones (4761 posts) -
@believer258 said:

@TheHT said:

@senorfuzzeh: Hmm, I'll see if I can't find it. Give it another go. Not much interesting stuff coming out anyways.

Yeah, Far Cry 2 is a bit like Morrowind in that you have to play it for a little while and get used to its quirks before you can really start to appreciate and like it.

Anyway, I'm like the OP. This guy has the potential to be a memorable villain but let's not have him carry the entire game on his shoulders, all right?

I was a big fan of 2, and its probably pretty cheap now so I'd give it a shot. Before you start to judge though you definitely need to get a few hours deep. 
 
 I also agree that the game can't be entirely about this insane guy, but its a good base and I would like him to appear more than the "Jackel" in Far Cry 2
#23 Posted by senorfuzzeh (385 posts) -

@Sackmanjones said:

@believer258 said:

@TheHT said:

@senorfuzzeh: Hmm, I'll see if I can't find it. Give it another go. Not much interesting stuff coming out anyways.

Yeah, Far Cry 2 is a bit like Morrowind in that you have to play it for a little while and get used to its quirks before you can really start to appreciate and like it.

Anyway, I'm like the OP. This guy has the potential to be a memorable villain but let's not have him carry the entire game on his shoulders, all right?

I was a big fan of 2, and its probably pretty cheap now so I'd give it a shot. Before you start to judge though you definitely need to get a few hours deep. I also agree that the game can't be entirely about this insane guy, but its a good base and I would like him to appear more than the "Jackel" in Far Cry 2

Exactly, gotta put some hours into before it truely feels like your doing something.

In a way, I agree, but at the same time I don't want them to just do the same thing they did in Far Cry 2. Perhaps if they did more with his insanity to make him truely unpredictable. From the trailers he seems like just a generic crazy antagonist who is so crazy it almost becomes predictable. I am sure they can pull it off, but I still think it'll be hard to beat the Jackal.

#24 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19388 posts) -

The definition of dubstep:

#25 Posted by AlfredCapone (164 posts) -

@Sackmanjones: I just hope this is more like 1 and A LOT less like 2.. Im excited for this, so i want it to be good.

#26 Posted by SpartanHoplite (387 posts) -

We'll find out soon enough, he sure has made an impression in the trailers.

#27 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

Apparently their is way more RPG to this game, which has me psyched!

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