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Far Cry 3 full of crazies, has linear missions, open-world

Tuesday, 14th February 2012 17:10 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Far Cry 3 details from the latest edition of Edge Magazine have been posted online, and the information gleaned touched upon the game’s protagonist, the gameplay mechanics, and the game’s “open-ended mission” structure.

There’s also quite a bit of information pertaining to the menu system, how the freedom element from previous entries in the series hasn’t been neglected, and how you will apparently also be able to throw a knife into a guard’s skull.

The protagonist in the game, James Brody, has been on the island for years trying to find his kidnapped girlfriend. During his stay, he starts having a mental breakdown, and his actions are accompanied by hallucinations based on an “unreliable perspective.” No word if this is caused by post tramtic stress disorder or not due to his stay on this mad isaland, but surely there is a reason for this strange, mental behavior in the game someplace.

Antagonists on the island are apparently a bit insane as well, as are the allies. Lots of “crazy” permeating the place, then.

Edge was shown two different mission demos, one of which showed a stealth assault and another, described by the magazine as scripted, showed the character escaping from a sinking ship and its volatile enemies.

Players will be able to either kill enemies from afar using a sniper rifle, or run in like Rambo without a jockstrap guns-a-blazing. You can apparently get a bit MacGyver-like with more makeshift techniques such as strapping C4 onto a Jeep and pushing it down a hill into an enemy base. Unlike MacGyver though, you will be killing people.

According to the Edge piece, put in bulletform by GamingEverything, the demos showed quite a bit of both scripted and linear moments, and Edge noted some platforming and exploration.

Far Cry 3 is slated for release on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 sometime this year with some pegging it for late March.

Thanks, PikiGeek.

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21 Comments

  1. YoungZer0

    “Far Cry 3 is slated for release on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 sometime in March.”

    Wait, this March?

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Hcw87

    There has been no release date announced, and there’s no way this releases allready in March (we’d have an announcement 5 months ago if that was the case).

    #2 3 years ago
  3. diego-rbb-93

    “During his stay, he starts having a mental breakdown, and his actions are accompanied by hallucinations based on an “unreliable perspective.” No word if this is caused by post tramtic stress disorder or not due to his stay on this mad isaland, but surely there is a reason for this strange, mental behavior in the game someplace”.

    He´s a man destined to confront the ancient island as he discover The Others, who kidnapped her girlfriend without any explanation. They seem to be crazy, but we will discover chapter by chapter his reasons.

    Fuck, somebody said LOST? xD

    Alright, the game looks purely awesome.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. YoungZer0

    @2: Yeah, that would’ve been a surprise, information has been spare and there isn’t even a real trailer out yet.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Erthazus

    Just like Far Cry 2…

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Patrick Garratt

    PLEASE DON’T BE SHIT.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Patrick Garratt

    It’s not out in March.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Chockster

    Loved the first, Liked the second, so ditto to Pat at #6

    #8 3 years ago
  9. jdfoster00

    @2 It’s coming March! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZIaT7PbKoI&feature=youtu.be —- So I’m guessing it will come out around then! They wouldn;t bring out a trailer…

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Maximum Payne

    After seeing images and e3 demo I really have hope for game.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. DSB

    PatGar said it.

    Can’t say I’m holding my breath for this one.

    At this point it sounds like Far Cry 2, except instead of being fucked up Africans, they’re just generally fucked up. That really doesn’t go a long way to tell me anything.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Patrick Garratt

    It’s out “2012″ – http://far-cry.ubi.com/far-cry-3/fr-FR/

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Razor

    Trailer at E3 last year was fucking awesome. Can’t wait for this.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. YoungZer0

    @12: Le Grill? What the hell is that?

    #14 3 years ago
  15. HeavyD-Love

    Loved the 1st. Disliked the 2nd. However, loved Crysis. So….here’s hoping this is good

    #15 3 years ago
  16. IL DUCE

    @15 yeah the only problem with that train of thought is that Crytek made the two games you liked (Far Cry 1 and Crysis) and Ubisoft made the one you didn’t like (Far Cry 2) and since they are making Far Cry 3 as well, you can probably temper your expectations a bit…

    But yeah, idk where March came from, its late 2012 if not pushed back into early 2013…

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Lounds

    FC2 was a big disapointment, I hyped myself up for that game, when I got it I was like hey… this is boring.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Maximum Payne

    Game can’t be worse then Far Cry 2 *trollface*

    #18 3 years ago
  19. Patrick Garratt

    Far Cry 2 was so awesome. Makes me touch myself in the special place.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Johnny Cullen

    Far Cry 2 made me cry because I bought into its potential. Instead, it just made me cry sad tears. :(

    #20 3 years ago
  21. DSB

    The way they hyped it was pretty shamless. It was set up to be this ultra responsive world where you could go anywhere and do anything, and instead it was just a shooting gallery so dull and repetitive it makes CoD look like brain surgery.

    The only part where they halfway delivered was on the fire. I quite liked going around setting fire to the vegetation.

    What they should’ve done is make demonic lions or some shit, like The Ghost and the Darkness. Then you’d have to set fire to the fields to scare away the maneating lions at night. Would’ve been a hell of a lot more appealing than what we got.

    #21 3 years ago

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