Far Cry 3 was both a blessing and a curse. Why hasn’t Ubisoft been able to top it?

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    • #420160
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      Far Cry 3 was both a blessing and a curse. Why hasn’t Ubisoft been able to top it?

    • #420161
      Anonymous
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      Because ubi looks at money, not feedback so in their book they have topped it since the other farcrys outsold it.

    • #420162
      Anonymous
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      After Far Cry 2 I completely gave up on the series. Am I really missing out?

      • #420164
        Anonymous
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        give 3 a shot, still my favorite and holds up perfectly fine even today

      • #420166
        Anonymous
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        If you’ve played any ubishit style openworld game you’ve played FC3

        • #420167
          Anonymous
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          FC3 actually has a coherent story

          • #420169
            Anonymous
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            Which would be great if it wasn’t contained in an ubishit style openworld game.

            • #420170
              Anonymous
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              2 was open world, you know?

              • #420171
                Anonymous
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                Not ubishit style

                • #420174
                  Anonymous
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                  2 was a Ubisoft game, so yes it was.

                  • #420177
                    Anonymous
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                    FC3 is the formula every ubisoft game has copied since. The kind with a million useless side objectives you follow on the minimap and check off a list. We both know that’s not remotely what FC2 was like and that you know exactly what I’m talking about.

                    • #420178
                      Anonymous
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                      Meds

                    • #420179
                      Anonymous
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                      The side objectives in 3 were fun tho, it didn’t feel like mindless clutter with a blinking spot you have to go to

      • #420188
        Anonymous
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        If you play 3 you will be satisfied and won’t need to play the following 3 games which is the exact same shit

      • #420197
        Anonymous
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        You should play 3 and Blood Dragon if you want more but after that just stop.

      • #420232
        Anonymous
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        2 is by far the worst overall game in the series. But every game after 3 is pretty much a copy-paste of 3 with varying results.

        • #420269
          Anonymous
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          2 has it’s problems but it’s actually a pretty good game if you give it a chance.

      • #420239
        Anonymous
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        no lol, it’s busywork with shoehorned in stealth and shit. Exactly like every other open world/zoomer game.

      • #420258
        Anonymous
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        Play 3 and forget about the rest.

    • #420163
      Anonymous
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      Blood dragon was better.
      Deal with it.

    • #420165
      Anonymous
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      >a blessing
      fuck no

    • #420168
      Anonymous
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      The main character’s progression in 3 was great.
      I like how you went from californian faggot frat boy to bloodlusted predator/rambo supersoldier over the course of the story.
      I still like 4, 5 and 6 as well, but for the next one they need to come back to this kind of character.

      • #420173
        Anonymous
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        >Jason is mid twenties with a receding hairline
        Why does this keep happening?

        • #420176
          Anonymous
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          >This is a receding hairline according to Americans
          He just pulled his hair up

      • #420175
        Anonymous
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        >but for the next one they need to come back to this kind of character.
        You may get your wish, since 6 sets up Vaas’ return

        • #420180
          Anonymous
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          >since 6 sets up Vaas’ return
          What? Is this real?
          Can you tell me more without spoiling too much if possible?

          • #420181
            Anonymous
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            It’s just a DLC where you play as Far Cry villains

            • #420182
              Anonymous
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              Oh, so it’s shit then, the DLC look like shitty die and retry shit, thanks for hyping me up for nothing.

              • #420185
                Anonymous
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                • #420189
                  Anonymous
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                  Based, but they have to bring back Jason one way or another though

                • #420190
                  Anonymous
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                  Okay but why would anyone care? Did you not just see the commie propaganda fest that was FC6?

                • #420195
                  Anonymous
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                  It’s just a reference don’t read too much into it

                  • #420204
                    Anonymous
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                    Yeah, they bothered contacting Michael Mando just for nothing lol.
                    Pretty sure he’s gonna come back as a villain in a next Far Cry game, there is only so much things you can do regarding psychopathic and egocentric villains anyway.
                    Unless they do a Far Cry set in an Afghanistan-like country, or in Siberia, now that would be nice.

                    • #420205
                      Anonymous
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                      Yeah, technically we didn’t even see him die, we just had a weird dream sequence

                  • #420207
                    Anonymous
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                    Yeah, they bothered contacting Michael Mando just for nothing lol.
                    Pretty sure he’s gonna come back as a villain in a next Far Cry game, there is only so much things you can do regarding psychopathic and egocentric villains anyway.
                    Unless they do a Far Cry set in an Afghanistan-like country, or in Siberia, now that would be nice.

                    He’s literally gonna be playable in the DLC you dumbfucks.

                    • #420209
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                      The DLCs look like fucking fever dream challenge packs, dumb fucking melanoid.
                      What happens in the post-credits scene is canon, since Juan really is a glowmelanoid.

                      • #420215
                        Anonymous
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                        >look like
                        Didn’t ask for your opinion when there are official descriptions available.

                      • #420217
                        Anonymous
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                        not an opinion, it’s a fact

                      • #420221
                        Anonymous
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                        >random retard’s "facts" vs. devs
                        Don’t care. Didn’t ask.

                      • #420222
                        Anonymous
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                        >it’s not a fever dream
                        kek sure bud.
                        still a fact though.

                      • #420225
                        Anonymous
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                        It’s not a fever dream retard.

                      • #420226
                        Anonymous
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                        >"and fight to escape their twisted minds"
                        It is quite literally, all a fever dream, lol.

          • #420183
            Anonymous
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            It’s just a DLC where you play as Far Cry villains

            I’m referring to the post credits scene at the end of 6

            • #420184
              Anonymous
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              Based, looking forward to it

      • #420186
        Anonymous
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        >I like how you went from californian faggot frat boy to bloodlusted predator/rambo supersoldier over the course of the story.
        didn’t notice it, it felt like the usual
        >omg i killed somebody this is awful
        >5 mins later
        >guns down literally anything without flinching
        shit that literally every game does

        • #420187
          Anonymous
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          Gameplay wise sure, but story wise it was fun seeing Jason becoming more confident and larping as a native from the island.

        • #420191
          Anonymous
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          I remember that you start off weak then you level up and get tattoos (meta for skill points) then the fellowships start respecting you and treat you as their god

        • #420193
          Anonymous
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          Yeah you’re right, they should have made it a movie game instead where you don’t get to kill anyone or do what you want until it makes sense and every kill is a cutscene where the character cries afterwards.
          >LUDONARRATIVE DISSONANCE MAN

          • #420200
            Anonymous
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            why are you upset by the truth? why is telling this game has the emotional depth of a puddle so upseting to you?
            is this your first ever game? you should take off the nostalgia goggles than m8

        • #420213
          Anonymous
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          Yeah, Tomb Raider 2013 was the same way.
          >Lara in near tears after her first kill
          >Kills like 30 guys 3 minutes later like no big deal

    • #420172
      Anonymous
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      >Why is Far Cry shit now
      They used to relase a game every 4 years now they do it every two years.

    • #420192
      Anonymous
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      >Okay but why would anyone care??? Did you not just see the commie propaganda fest that was FC6???!

      • #420194
        Anonymous
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        Explain why communism is a good thing

      • #420198
        Anonymous
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        you are not a revolutionary
        you are a molestation victim and probably a child molester

    • #420196
      Anonymous
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      5 was better

    • #420199
      Anonymous
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      It was mediocre, and every game after was also mediocre.

    • #420201
      Anonymous
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      >you are not a revolutionary
      >you are a molestation victim and probably a child molester

    • #420202
      Anonymous
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      it was a reddit meme, victim of viral marketing, take away vaas and you have just another far cry

      • #420203
        Anonymous
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        >just another far cry
        I mean it was the first of its kind and there’s a reason every ubi game since has just been a rehash. It sure wasn’t anything like 1 and 2

        • #420206
          Anonymous
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          >It sure wasn’t anything like 1 and 2
          fair enough, it introduced some elements of its own kind, and holy fuck why do ubi try to shove a vaas wannabe in every game post 3?
          >pagan min
          >joseph seed
          >anton castillo

          • #420208
            Anonymous
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            Pagan and Seed were fantastic.
            Gus Fring is the worst antagonist in the series, as he’s just a mustache twirling dictator and nothing else

            • #420211
              Anonymous
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              they are just ok, should vaas hasnt existed they would have been phenomenal, but that not being the case they end up being compared and at least from my opinion vaas did it better

              • #420214
                Anonymous
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                Yeah but Vaas was an actual villain piece of shit.
                Pagan Min was literally an anti-villain, I mean in the story the dude is the MC’s stepdad, and all throughout the game he tries to reach to you.

                • #420216
                  Anonymous
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                  that I understand, my problem is, every far cry post 2 villain is basically baby’s first anarcho-authoritanism, once you realize their motivation is "whatever it takes to do x" they stop being interesting

            • #420212
              Anonymous
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              That’s on the writers. They had one of the greatest actors of our generation and the only thing they did with him was basically have him die to ensure Yara is forever fucked.

          • #420224
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            Because Vaas was a god-tier villain and one of people’s biggest complaints about FC3 is that he gets replaced by Hoyt who’s far less interesting.

            Because FarCry 3 was an homage to a specific era: the era of early 2000s beachkino. This was a specific time in mainstream culture where island aesthetics and the themes of esotericism, limits of the psyche, and aquarian philosophies hit their maximal limit (and it was propelled by the late 90s existentialist films like The Matrix, Truman Show, Existenz, The Thirteenth Floor, etc…).

            Great psychological dramas centred on islands were created in the early 2000s and FarCry 3 was basically a celebration of that style.

            Is it me or was 2012-2014 something of a brief renaissance for games that focused on being psychological dramas and/or mindfuckery in general?
            >Far Cry 3
            >Spec Ops: The Line
            >Braid
            >The Stanley Parable

            Why was that?

    • #420210
      Anonymous
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      All Far Cry games after 1 are shit.
      Only Far Cry 1 is based.

    • #420218
      Anonymous
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      >Why hasn’t Ubisoft been able to top it?
      They did, with Far Cry 4 which is better in every single department

    • #420219
      Anonymous
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      Because FarCry 3 was an homage to a specific era: the era of early 2000s beachkino. This was a specific time in mainstream culture where island aesthetics and the themes of esotericism, limits of the psyche, and aquarian philosophies hit their maximal limit (and it was propelled by the late 90s existentialist films like The Matrix, Truman Show, Existenz, The Thirteenth Floor, etc…).

      Great psychological dramas centred on islands were created in the early 2000s and FarCry 3 was basically a celebration of that style.

      • #420220
        Anonymous
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        absolutely based take

    • #420223
      Anonymous
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      Because they got the nod and went full new world order, watch as the go down with the rest of their cult.

    • #420227
      Anonymous
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      why do you guys love overrating this game so much?
      the only memorable thing about it was vaas and he’s just
      >le whacky whacko murderer joker wannabe who spews one liners before killing somebody

      • #420230
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        It also had a fun formula of sandbox outpost clearing with the ability to make your own play style. A formula so solid that people have been copying it for almost a decade now (see MGSV, Ghost of Tsushima, every Ubisoft game since etc.)

        You can bitch about towers and collectibles, but clearing outposts is fun.

        • #420231
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          4 and 5 are better games overall

          • #420234
            Anonymous
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            Those didn’t invent the formula though. They simply refined it. 3 is one of the most influential games of the past decade on the industry as a whole by comparison.

      • #420233
        Anonymous
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        The game was one of the first open world sandbox shooters and definitely one of the best games of the era. The vibrant island setting was also a really nice change from the prevalent middle eastern brown and gray.

        • #420235
          Anonymous
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          Those didn’t invent the formula though. They simply refined it. 3 is one of the most influential games of the past decade on the industry as a whole by comparison.

          >world is empty outside of main missions and like 5 alt missions only
          >second island was clearly rushed and unfinished
          >all the good guys are booooring
          >main character has the choice of killing his friends WHEN THE ENTIRE GAME REVOLVES AROUND SAVING THEM
          >looting is garbage meant to waste your time
          >you don’t kill any boss in a real fight

          those are only a few of its flaws

          • #420236
            Anonymous
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            >>main character has the choice of killing his friends
            It was unironically a good thing

            • #420237
              Anonymous
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              it would make sense if you realized your friends were poopyholes or something, but it’s literally
              >DUDE PUSSY OR FRIENDS LMAO

              • #420253
                Anonymous
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                The games story is a deconstruction of masculinity and the white savior trope in videogames. It is meant to be stupid.

          • #420238
            Anonymous
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            >main character has the choice of killing his friends WHEN THE ENTIRE GAME REVOLVES AROUND SAVING THEM
            You missed the point of Jason’s arc if you don’t understand why they gave you this choice in the end.

            As for the other criticisms, it’s true that the boss fights were weak and that the second region felt rushed, but future entries rectified these issues.

            One nice word I’ll give the bosses was how trippy they were, which really sells the idea of Jason gradually going insane as the game progresses.

            • #420241
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              >You missed the point of Jason’s arc
              saving his friends and his brother?
              you know killing them shits on the entire premise of the game right

              So what? A list of pro and con list is not an accurate way to assess fun. Videogames are a mosaic experience.

              I’m just saying people who think 3 is the best game are fucking retarded

              • #420243
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                >you know killing them shits on the entire premise of the game right
                The game entire premise is Jason’s descent to madness, and the game offers you the choice so no.

                • #420246
                  Anonymous
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                  I never understand WHY he’s "going mad" supposedly. Killing a bunch of shitty brown people on an island that want nothing more than to kill you? Sounds like a pretty great time, honestly.

                  • #420249
                    Anonymous
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                    Because civilisation can never match the thrills offered by fighting for survival. There’s a reason war veterans have a really hard time adjusting to civilian life.

                  • #420252
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                    >Killing a bunch of shitty brown people on an island that want nothing more than to kill you? Sounds like a pretty great time, honestly.
                    That’s the thing. At first he does it for survival and saving his friends, and as the story progresses he begins to like it, his relationship with his friends starts to strain.
                    Plus he was being indoctrinated by Citra into becoming the Rakyat’s legendary godlike warrior.
                    Also taking hallucinogenic tribal drugs on a daily basis doesn’t help.

                    • #420254
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                      >That’s the thing. At first he does it for survival and saving his friends, and as the story progresses he begins to like it, his relationship with his friends starts to strain.
                      it really doesn’t

                      • #420255
                        Anonymous
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                        It really does though, you sure you played the game?

                      • #420256
                        Anonymous
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                        you’re literally on your way to escaping the island on the last mission and the fellowship sabotages your escape and kills the doctor who is also one of your friends
                        the whole becoming a "warrior" is shoehorned in at the end

                      • #420260
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                        >the whole becoming a "warrior" is shoehorned in at the end
                        lol no it’s not
                        the becoming a warrior thing starts as soon as the melanoid dennis saves you from drowning at the start of the game

                • #420247
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                  >you know killing them shits on the entire premise of the game right
                  point being jason is actually having the time of his life being a fucking psycho and that last decision of killing his friends is cutting every contact with civilization and embracing the chaos

                  it literally doesn’t make sense you make that choice after the fellowship sabotages your escape at the end of the game
                  you’re literally on saving your friends for 99% of the game and in the end they say
                  >haha wouldn’t it be funny if you shat on everything you did during the game?!?!?

              • #420245
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                >you know killing them shits on the entire premise of the game right
                point being jason is actually having the time of his life being a fucking psycho and that last decision of killing his friends is cutting every contact with civilization and embracing the chaos

                • #420248
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                  I always felt that Jason killing his friends and getting killed himself after impregnating Citra was the most appropriate ending to the story. He gives into the chaos and is ultimately devoured by the chaos— It feels very poetic. Plus, Citra being a literal black widow is very heavily foreshadowed throughout the game.

                  • #420251
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                    >I always felt that Jason killing his friends and getting killed himself after impregnating Citra was the most appropriate ending to the story.
                    uhhh no?
                    you literally do everything in the game to save your friends and your brother

          • #420240
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            So what? A list of pro and con list is not an accurate way to assess fun. Videogames are a mosaic experience.

    • #420228
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      the game that sadly invented ubishit open world, but as a game itself it’s actually still very solid, at least it feels like this was made by people who cared. And then there’s Blood Dragon which is soul incarnate

      • #420229
        Anonymous
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        4 and 5 were better in gameplay

    • #420242
      Anonymous
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      I’m so disappointed with FC6 story. I was actually hyped after I thought the kiddo castillo was kiddo Vaas.

    • #420244
      Anonymous
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      Far Cry 2 would have probably been the best in the series if the stealth wasn’t dogshit and malaria and gun jamming was less annoying.

      As it stands, the best games in the series are 3 and 5.

    • #420250
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      >Mijo, the difference between a buck and a slave, it can be hard to see. But it’s there. A true slave understands that loyalty to his master is key to survival. Not justice. Not love. Not even freedom. Bucks love to be the outcasts. They are addicted to their selfish perversions, chaos, lies. Like wild negros. But bucks can be broken. They can work the cotton field. And if a buck refuses to break, like Trayvon here, like Clara Garcia, like Libertad…then we must put them down.
      How did they get away with this?

      • #420257
        Anonymous
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        its not racism if a white isnt the offender

    • #420259
      Anonymous
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      4 > 3 > 5 > primal > 6 > new dawn
      haven’t played 1, 2, and blood dragon

      • #420261
        Anonymous
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        you are missing out, blood dagon is far cry 3 on cocaine

    • #420262
      Anonymous
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      overrated
      >grind for more weapon slots
      >grind for more ammo pockets
      >grind for more grenade pockets
      >grind for bigger wallet
      >grind for more grind
      you are forced too grind first couple of hours before you can comfortably play without dumb fake restrictions

      perk tree is random, some perks are useless in the late game but could be very usefull in th early

      guns that you can buy are inferior to those that are given to you for free as a reward for avanposts and towers

      also no balls on the writers to make a legitimate ending for staying, it needs to be "evil" and end with protag death, such a letdown

      • #420264
        Anonymous
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        You don’t have to grind at all you spastic

    • #420263
      Anonymous
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      this game awakened my jungle fever

    • #420265
      Anonymous
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      >people actually miss DUDE WEED DUBSTEP and Assasins creed towers

      • #420266
        Anonymous
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        >DUDE WEED DUBSTEP
        That mission was kino, what the fuck are you on?

        The song fit the scenario perfectly.

      • #420267
        Anonymous
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        It’s nostalgia. People grew up on this game.
        You may not believe me but it’s been 10 years. No, seriously.

    • #420268
      Anonymous
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      >villains DLC
      >Can’t play as Juan

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