Far Cry 3 lead writer wants to know why you enjoy killing people

Jeffrey Yohalem, lead writer on Ubisoft’s Far Cry 3, wants to send a message with the game’s story and scrutinise actions we take for granted in modern shooters. I think.

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Psychotica2220d ago

It's not that I enjoy killing people, it's that it's as close as I can get to being in action film..

LightofDarkness2220d ago (Edited 2220d ago )

Yeah, it's not like I get a buzz from the act. If a game was trying to get me to kill an NPC who was defenseles; begging and pleading for their lives, I would be averse to it. It would be a turn off for me. It does not reflect my personality at all, I tend to only kill "the bad guys" when they're clearly just nasty folk who want to puncture me.

In fact, I didn't kill a soul in Deus Ex: HR and was quite disheartened to find that I had to kill the bosses. If there's an option to forego the murder, I'll take it. Plus, it's far more thrilling to me to practically be a ghost, it's pretty intense when you're right in the heart of hostile territory and one false slip will get you perforated and fed to the pigs.

PoSTedUP2220d ago

very few times i got satisfaction from killing something/someone in a game (probably to let out stress or anger). but it's not that we like it, the majority of gamers are men, we go to wars, make up most of the murder rate, gangs etc. we destroy other country's sometimes for little reasoning, we're hunters. it's the testosterone and hormones and the way we think. we like hardcore s*** by nature.

RioKing2220d ago

Well said,PoSTedUP, bubbles to you...

Thatguy-3102220d ago (Edited 2220d ago )

It's either that or playing with kinectimals :/

MariaHelFutura2220d ago

Even the blocks die in Tetris. You'll never feel the same about getting 4 lines again....

MariaHelFutura2220d ago (Edited 2220d ago )

Things have been killing things (literally) since the beginning of time.

The_KELRaTH2220d ago

Not bothered about the killing ppl thing either - it's the devs that brought that in. Loved UT, Quake etc - love the competition.

LightofDarkness2220d ago

Now THAT'S some videogames.

DrRichtofen2220d ago

Not just people....Bad people, that's what makes it alright :)

Chuk52220d ago

I mean with a game like Halo, they're aliens. And when you're playing competitive multilayer, people die so comically that I never really feel like I am approximating actual blood lust.

sonicsidewinder2220d ago

Never killed a person in my life.

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