Far Cry 3’s Brody is a “victim,” a “babe in the woods”

Tuesday, 31 July 2012 09:03 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Far Cry 3 protagonist Jason Brody is to make the journey from “victim” to “killer” in the upcoming shooter, producer Dan Hay has told G4.

Hay said: “Jason’s a normal guy. He comes to the island and meets Vaas. He’s put in very abnormal, very disturbing situations. And he’s not a super-soldier. He’s basically got to learn how to fend for himself. He’s a babe in the woods. He’s what I like to call a daylight athiest: super-tough when the sun’s up, but as soon as the moon comes up he’s crying for mom.”

Brody’s situation draws distinct parallels to the upcoming Tomb Raider: he’s a “normal person” forced into a terrifying situation on an island, and must save his friends from death.

Hay added: “By the end of it you’ve gone from being a victim, to being a killer, to making even liking it a little too much. The question is, by the end of the game, who are you?”

While Far Cry 3 shares obvious themes with Tomb Raider in that the protagonist is an everyday Joe – or Joeina – in an action scenario on an island, Crystal Dynamics provoked a ferocious reaction in explaining the new Lara in June, saying the player will want to “protect” Croft and that “you start to root for her in a way that you might not root for a male character.”

The comments were compacted by the inclusion of a sexual element in the scenes that transform Lara into a killer. While sex does occur in Far Cry, it appears to be consensual.

Far Cry 3 releases on November 30 in Europe and December 4 in the US. You can watch the G4 preview, which includes Hay’s comments, below.