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Posted by Ares42

Oh god, just launched the game from steam and got presented with a second (UPlay) launcer. Then after the game launches it basically locks up until it's able to connect to the server. Already regretting buying the game before I even started it =/ This better be worth it Ubisoft, 'cuz I can't wait for the moment when I can delete your POS software I have absolutely no interest in taking part in from my computer.

Posted by giantbomb90210

@AssInAss: HAHAHAAHAHAHAH AMAZING

Posted by Osaladin

Damn, Jeff really has some issues he needs to work out. That hatred towards rich dbags is a little over the top.

Edited by Vigil80

Yeah, Jeff's feelings about the characters and the hope that the devs make it "clear that they are in on the joke" - which I'm apparently not, because I'm not sure what that means - has me confused. Maybe it will become clearer to me when I play, but so far they just seemed like oblivious and sure, privileged, kids on vacation. With a glaze of MTV spring break, I suppose.

Perhaps he'll elaborate on the podcast.

At any rate, being kidnapped and tortured is sure to make them more well-rounded. I'm looking forward to the player character's transition.

Posted by Milkman

Man, if Vinny's ideas for this game actually came true, this would be the GOTY. That would be amazing.

Posted by AuthenticM

@TheHBK said:

@AuthenticM said:

@gladspooky said:

@AuthenticM said:

These young adults seem perfectly normal. Jeff has some deep, unconscious issues he needs to work out.

They're like the douchebags at the start of a horror movie.

I didn't get that feeling.

If you don't see that these people are douchebags, chances are you might be one??? I mean, really? Fuck those people.

Right.

Fuck you.

Edited by Sweetz

@OneManX said:

That intro might of sold me on FarCry 3... and I HATED FarCry 2

I was sold in the podcast where they said that once areas are cleared they stay clear! I too loathed Far Cry 2. I still can't believe the positive critical reception that game got,

Posted by Milkman

@TheHBK said:

@AuthenticM said:

@gladspooky said:

@AuthenticM said:

These young adults seem perfectly normal. Jeff has some deep, unconscious issues he needs to work out.

They're like the douchebags at the start of a horror movie.

I didn't get that feeling.

If you don't see that these people are douchebags, chances are you might be one??? I mean, really? Fuck those people.

Yeah, I don't think there's much to get. These guys were about as much stereotypical douchebags as you can get.

Posted by Draxyle

I love Jeff's not-so passive-aggressive hatred of that crowd of people.

Posted by lordofultima

This game is pretty awesome.

Posted by captain_clayman

I actually enjoyed far cry 2 (It was flawed but it had a lot of cool concepts) so this looks fuuuuuuucking incredible. One the top of my xmas list this year for sure.

Posted by mushroommachine

The guy who said its like the teens at the start of a horror movie is spot on. I dunno what Jeff is worried about, its fairly obvious that the developers are "in on the joke" just by using these characters and having them fucking kidnapped for ransom.

Posted by USER2000

I did some playtesting on the multiplayer on the ps3 lets just say servers were freaking dicey :)

Posted by ZedsDeadBaby

Man, this looks great. Effective quick look for sure.

Posted by FoxMulder

Man...that transition from the 360 to PC make me wish I had a PC that could run games!

Posted by patrick

@Milkman said:

@TheHBK said:

@AuthenticM said:

@gladspooky said:

@AuthenticM said:

These young adults seem perfectly normal. Jeff has some deep, unconscious issues he needs to work out.

They're like the douchebags at the start of a horror movie.

I didn't get that feeling.

If you don't see that these people are douchebags, chances are you might be one??? I mean, really? Fuck those people.

Yeah, I don't think there's much to get. These guys were about as much stereotypical douchebags as you can get.

It takes a special kind of person to throw up devil horns unironically. It is a little confusing people not "getting it". Even if they were just normal people, the MTV presents framing on the presentation is RAMMING IT DOWN YOUR THROAT that these people are supposed to be obnoxious.

Posted by Freshbandito

Jesus, Jeff's hatred of rich kids and constant "frat boys must die!" mentality is really starting to border on the side of deep seated mental imbalance.

Getting pretty excited for this game, gonna settle for the 360 version, really not bothered by framerate dips.

Posted by felakuti4life

@Mars said:

This looks so much better than I thought it would.

co-sign

Posted by EveretteScott

@AuthenticM said:

These young adults seem perfectly normal.

That's the problem.

Posted by tourgen

this looks great! I can't wait to play through it.

Posted by OMGmyFACE

@Freshbandito: To be fair, though, I concur with him re: fuck the rich white kids. And, also, frat boys must die but that goes without saying, I suppose.

Posted by goldenmnk

@Freshbandito said:

Jesus, Jeff's hatred of rich kids and constant "frat boys must die!" mentality is really starting to border on the side of deep seated mental imbalance.

Getting pretty excited for this game, gonna settle for the 360 version, really not bothered by framerate dips.

LOL are you kidding me? this notion that jeff is mentally disturbed is really hilarous , its so obvious they are trying to make these guys look like douchebags

Posted by bloodsoul5

Fuck the 1%

Posted by adam1808

@FoxMulder said:

Man...that transition from the 360 to PC make me wish I had a PC that could run games!

I think the 360 version looked good considering the place were are at regarding console versions.

Edited by Vigil80

Ok, so they're douchebags. Accepted. Oblivious, carefree kids on vacation act like douchebags, I guess.

Even so, the douchiness is just a contrast to the horror, both in a horror movie and in the game. Right? Once they're in the shit, why would it still be quite such a hangup? What would the devs have to do to be "in on the joke?"

Posted by USER2000

@adam1808 said:

@FoxMulder said:

Man...that transition from the 360 to PC make me wish I had a PC that could run games!

I think the 360 version looked good considering the place were are at regarding console versions.

Get the 360 version over the ps3 version ps3 version has alot of the bad shading you typically get with ps3 ports.

Posted by csl316

Jeff sure hates rich kids.

Posted by EveretteScott

@csl316 said:

Jeff sure hates rich kids.

If rich kids stand for pieces of shit, then yeah why not.

Posted by Coolarman

@csl316 said:

Jeff sure hates rich kids.

who doesn't???

Posted by FoxMulder

@adam1808 said:

@FoxMulder said:

Man...that transition from the 360 to PC make me wish I had a PC that could run games!

I think the 360 version looked good considering the place were are at regarding console versions.

It does still look great, but dat framerate!!!

Posted by wumbo3000

Holy crap, I have never been more sold on a game than right now. Those first 15 minutes were absolutely amazing. This was totally not on my radar but it looks fantastic.

Do you need to play the previous Far Cry games to play this one though?

Posted by ExplodeMode

I saw in some interview, that you're supposed to dislike those people at the start. So the developers are at least aware and you don't have to hate humanity.

Posted by EveretteScott

@wumbo3000 said:

Do you need to play the previous Far Cry games to play this one though?

Not at all.

Posted by Cactusapple

@Freshbandito said:

Jesus, Jeff's hatred of rich kids and constant "frat boys must die!" mentality is really starting to border on the side of deep seated mental imbalance.

Getting pretty excited for this game, gonna settle for the 360 version, really not bothered by framerate dips.

Haha that's probably true, but he aint wrong, and it was all pretty obviously shot in a way that was intended to create those feelings (and if not, well, death of the author and all that shit).

I dunno, after watching that transition and seeing compared versions of other recent games in the last 12-24 months, there doesn't really seem like much point owning a console as a gamer in 2012, if you're at all concerned with playing games in their "true form" - not that I'm implying there's anything wrong with not being. But that is a major difference, and in about 6 months it'll be -75% off on a Steam sale.

Edited by Vigil80

@wumbo3000 said:

Do you need to play the previous Far Cry games to play this one though?

Nah. Far Cry 3 is really just a spiritual successor to 2, and the same for 2 to 1. The theme is that you're in the shit in a remote, open environment. No story connection at all.

Posted by Dagbiker

Now that we are talking about sexism in games, perhaps we should talk about racism in games,

IE: cast of all rich white guys stranded on an island with black people?

Posted by Kraznor

I agree on some level with Jeff, this seems really dumb, but I'm not sure I can get past that and enjoy it. I also can't seem to enjoy games that blatantly incentivize killing without a hint of self-awareness anymore, so this looks to be something I can safely skip. Can you turn off the music and indicators? What I liked about Far Cry 2 was just becoming immersed in that conflict. This seems to be disregarding that philosophy entirely in making it overtly "gamey".

Posted by JackSukeru

@patrick said:

@JackSukeru said:

I don't share Jeff's apparent disgust for the people in that intro, not to the extent that I would wish what happened to them, or worse, upon them anyway.

I'm going to go out on a limb and assume were these virtual characters replaced with beings of human flesh, it probably wouldn't play out the same way. Fiction usually affords people that type of humor.

Sure, but I'm talking about about the people in that intro. Virtual or not, likeable or douchebag I wouldn't wish that for them. Is that weird, wishing for the well being of virtual people? Probably is, isn't it? I just really hate seeing people's power being taken away by bullies, in any form.

Posted by Meltac

Man, Vaas seems like a fucking great character. I really like the way he's written.

Posted by Animasta

@Dagbiker said:

Now that we are talking about sexism in games, perhaps we should talk about racism in games,

IE: cast of all rich white guys stranded on an island with black people?

uh, what? what part do you want to call racist? I mean I can totally see those white assholes being racist and having no black friends, and, well, it looks like it takes place on an african island chain or w/e so???

Posted by cabrit_sans_cor

I really want to play this game... but only if they switch the roles, and you get to play as the bad guy.

Posted by Tobiass

FartCry

Posted by EuanDewar

I hope you guys aren't bad mouthing the MIA song that plays in the intro cause that song is fucking rad

Edited by bybeach

Well-off White ppl, either post-grad or taking year off for nice world expereince, lots of seeing new this/that partying getting laid, Both Brad or Vinny's version. Is This for real though..this story actually works? We will see.....

Okay, I would like to buy a gun..heh. Good rpg element, there is a store. And crafting..I need a new wallet!

These guys sound like they are going to like this game. I am suprised....

PC of course if I get it....I'm amazed. I didn't have much faith because the trailers seemed so scattered and disjointed. Out on the 4th. I'm w/ Vinny, I need to be convinced and my opinion of the game was up to now sort of slipping..but of course I really know about zip. So glad I didn't buy Blops2 if this pans out....cause I stil have Dishonored and X-Com also, besides whatever .

I do appreciatte this QL if nothing else.

Posted by depecheload

@Dagbiker said:

Now that we are talking about sexism in games, perhaps we should talk about racism in games,

IE: cast of all rich white guys stranded on an island with black people?

Gaming is in many ways still stuck in pre-WWII film conventions, colonist adventurers vs "savage natives." Depressing.

Edited by Vigil80

@depecheload said:

@Dagbiker said:

Now that we are talking about sexism in games, perhaps we should talk about racism in games,

IE: cast of all rich white guys stranded on an island with black people?

Gaming is in many ways still stuck in pre-WWII film conventions, colonist adventurers vs "savage natives." Depressing.

Except that isn't what's happening here. The natives save your ass and help you. It isn't an "island with black people." The slavers aren't from the island.

So it's pretty much a baseless gripe.

Posted by mak_wikus

Look like an always online DRM to me.

Posted by HerbieBug

Kinda bummed Brad is manning the controls for most of the quicklook. Vinny and Jeff keep telling him to do fun things and he, being Brad, continues on with his boring indecisiveness. :/

Posted by idlehands

I was never interested in the FarCry series, but watching this, wow... it's definitely on my radar now.

Posted by Pinmonkey

@Dagbiker said:

Now that we are talking about sexism in games, perhaps we should talk about racism in games,

IE: cast of all rich white guys stranded on an island with black people?

I think you need to go look at the definition of racism, because I don't think you understand what it means.