Ubisoft Finally Reveals Far Cry 3

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Posted by alex (3481 posts) -

Confirming rumors we've been hearing for some time now, Ubisoft today brought us our first look at Far Cry 3, the latest sequel in its jungle-faring first-person shooter series.

In the game, you are Jason Brody, a man on the hunt for his kidnapped girlfriend and put up against a group of rebels, including one particularly verbose one who seems to enjoy explaining the definition of insanity to our hero.

The action shown in the trailer was unquestionably violent. Lots of blood, lots of explosions. Seemed highly reminiscent of the kind of gunplay you'd typically find in an '80s Schwarzenegger flick, like Predator or Commando.

We'll be sure and get the trailer up as quick as we can. It's a doozy. And it's got swears!

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#1 Posted by alex (3481 posts) -

Confirming rumors we've been hearing for some time now, Ubisoft today brought us our first look at Far Cry 3, the latest sequel in its jungle-faring first-person shooter series.

In the game, you are Jason Brody, a man on the hunt for his kidnapped girlfriend and put up against a group of rebels, including one particularly verbose one who seems to enjoy explaining the definition of insanity to our hero.

The action shown in the trailer was unquestionably violent. Lots of blood, lots of explosions. Seemed highly reminiscent of the kind of gunplay you'd typically find in an '80s Schwarzenegger flick, like Predator or Commando.

We'll be sure and get the trailer up as quick as we can. It's a doozy. And it's got swears!

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#2 Posted by CookieMonster (2517 posts) -

It better not be shit like far cry 2

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#3 Posted by Rastapasta (45 posts) -

Never played the second but might try this

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#4 Edited by Soulstoner (44 posts) -

Nice!

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#5 Posted by Galiant (2237 posts) -

It sure looks great, they know their jungles.

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#6 Posted by sjolle (172 posts) -

well i hope they learned something from far cry 2

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#7 Posted by rmanthorp (4527 posts) -
Did I ever tell you meaning of Insanity?
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#8 Posted by Vigil80 (471 posts) -

Really enjoyed Far Cry 2, warts and all. Looking forward to this.

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#9 Posted by MegaMetaTurtle (419 posts) -

Did I ever tell you meaning of Insanity?

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#10 Posted by LIquid1024 (78 posts) -

Best of the ubisoft show so far.  Hope they stay true to the original far cry.

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#11 Posted by ShaneDev (1702 posts) -

Looks good, like really good, like what Farcry 2 should have been. I thought the sub title for this story said you play as Adrian  Brody then I was disappointed.

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#12 Edited by phrosnite (3519 posts) -

I loved the demo. Funny guy, that guy...

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#13 Posted by aidros (322 posts) -

Watching it on G4 TV and half of it was bleeped out, so all I heard was the word "Insanity" over and over. Looks great though

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#14 Posted by tourgen (4568 posts) -

xbox exclusive? (heheh)

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#15 Edited by rbanke (233 posts) -

I'm going to take a stand and say I loved FC2 (even the driving), and hope FC3 includes the same ideas but refined. Maybe ditch the respawning checkpoints though.

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#16 Posted by JacDG (2186 posts) -

That villain was the definition of awesome! He alone almost sold me on the game, then I remembered that I didn't actually enjoy playing Far Cry 2 that much, but I hope they will get it right this time, because it looked quite interesting.

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#17 Posted by Norusdog (356 posts) -

HA no, fuck you.  After FarCry 2, no editor shit, and what a crap-fest it was screw you.  not interested chumps

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#18 Posted by Cold_Wolven (2484 posts) -

It looks like they're bringing it back to the original Far Cry style of jungle shootouts and just one main character that isn't mute. Really excited for it.

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#19 Posted by lkpower (401 posts) -

Ha! I'm actually playing through Farcry 2 fir the first time as we speak. I like it, so I guess I'm probably gonna like this one.

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#20 Edited by Cubical (667 posts) -

And if they dumb it down into a suck ass console noob First person shooter like they did with Crysis 2 and frycry 2 then I don[t give a fuck about Frycry 3. 
 
it already looks like ass.

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#21 Posted by nasie (133 posts) -

Far cry 2 just wasn't that fun to play, to much tinkering around with crap just to do some run of the mill shooting.

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#22 Posted by Slab64 (1145 posts) -

Hella swearin. The main bad guy looks like a nightmare version of Rufio from Hook.

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#23 Posted by Jimbo (10472 posts) -

Seems like a step back.

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#24 Posted by Napalm (9230 posts) -

Far Cry 2 was an awesome experience. I'll gladly take more of that, if a bit more refined.

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#25 Posted by MJHAYLETT (485 posts) -

Day One for me as Far Cry 2 is my favourite FPS this gen. Yes you read that right. Flaws and all.

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#26 Posted by wrecks (2658 posts) -

I loved the Far Cry 2 Campaign. A really great immersive challenge. Never understood the nay saying at all. Can't wait for the next chapter!

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#27 Posted by ervonymous (1299 posts) -

Looked pretty damn cool but so did the second one.

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#28 Posted by MacGeorge (180 posts) -

The graphics look great, awesome art style and colour.

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#29 Posted by Marz (6016 posts) -

it looks cool, seemed heavily scripted and didn't show too much of open world gameplay in the demo.   Maybe it'll turn out ok.

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#30 Posted by RagingLion (1395 posts) -

I loved Far Cry 2 - seeing the game footage preview for 3 didn't immediately win me over for this one.  Something about its tone and aesthetics wasn't pulling me in like 2's did.  Maybe I'm just a sucker for the the burnished yellow hues of 2's savannahs and the murkier greens of its jungles but the brighter environments weren't immediately compelling to me and weren't suggesting a consistent art aesthetic.  It's the gameplay and story that matters more in giving the game it's feel though.  Some of the combat seemed a little bit showy to me but the Far Crys have always been about options so that doesn't mean my stealthy ways won't be catered for.  What I'm really interested to learn is if the emergent gameplay stuff is still in there.  Wasn't completely sold on the villain and story but it's still early days, I'm just wondering if not having a creative lead like Clint Hocking and his aspirations for games will make this game less appealing to me.

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#31 Posted by Jazz_Lafayette (3897 posts) -

I've heard Commando is a pretty good film.

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#32 Posted by NTM (9803 posts) -

Sweet, it's like a mix of the original Far Cry and Far Cry 2. I knew what it had to be when I started watching it, and it makes me excited.

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#33 Posted by Weltal (2304 posts) -

Heres to hoping it expands and improves upon the ideas of Far Cry 2, because if it just goes back to being a kinda boring shooter like the first then I have no interest.

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#34 Posted by AvianFlame (21 posts) -

As a huge fan of Far Cry 2, I absolutely can not wait for this. The part where he grabbed the knife was especially awesome, although we'll have to see how that actually fits into gameplay.

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#35 Posted by MysteriousBob (6262 posts) -

We get it Alex. You like movies. You run a movie site. We know.

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#36 Posted by captain_clayman (3349 posts) -

this looks awesome.

fuck you far cry 2 haters. that game wasnt that bad (especially on PC where you could quicksave) so if far cry 3 fixes some of far cry 2's problems i'm TOTALLY down.

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#37 Posted by MysteriousBob (6262 posts) -
@Cubical said:
And if they dumb it down into a suck ass console noob First person shooter like they did with Crysis 2 and frycry 2 then I don[t give a fuck about Frycry 3.  it already looks like ass.
Frycry? 
I'm not sure if you're just stupid or completely mentally disabled.
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#38 Posted by Twiggy199 (616 posts) -

I KNEW IT!!

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#39 Posted by jkuc316 (1002 posts) -

I may buy this, just for those Machete-using Air Assassinations

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#40 Posted by Voidoid (166 posts) -

I wonder if anyone actually named Jason Brody watched the Ubisoft press conference. In that case, the "...and YOU are Jason Brody"-line must have given him a heart attack.

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#41 Posted by milkohol (29 posts) -

Is Clint Hocking attached??

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#42 Posted by S0ndor (2717 posts) -

Better not have any checkpoints with insta-respawning guards or guns that crumble to dust after 5 minute gunfights. 

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#43 Posted by blusher (57 posts) -

I've never played a Far Cry game, but I am seriously intrigued after watching that demo.  I'm curious, is gameplay fairly linear, or are there multiple ways to approach an objective?  Also, how are the animations?  I like my FPS to be ultraviolent, with all kinds of limbs and guts flying everywhere.

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#44 Posted by JEC03 (1421 posts) -

Would be better with the cryengine 3 after the mess that was farcry 2 I have serious doubts about this game the demo didn't sell me at all.Also I freaking hate so much how the guns are so big they could at least change the FOV on the PC version. I'm really getting sick of these big ass gun models they  look out of  place on a  monitor.

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#45 Posted by MeatSim (11140 posts) -

I liked Far Cry 2 so I am all for another one.

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#46 Posted by nihilisticmonkey (104 posts) -

Far Cry 3 : We have no idea what to do with this franchise

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#47 Posted by Xpgamer7 (2477 posts) -

Immersion to the max.

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#48 Posted by mbr (44 posts) -

@milkohol: Unfortunately no. He's at LucasArts working on an unannounced project.

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#49 Posted by apoloimagod (126 posts) -

Loved Far Cry 2. Can't wait for this.

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