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Submitted by AfricanWoolf 501d ago | opinion piece

No Quick-Save Is Making Me Hate Far Cry 3

"Sometimes I hit F5 hoping it’s all just a bad dream. I end up staring at my Survival Guide, hoping it can tell me how to survive a broken heart.

Melodramatic nonsense aside, Far Cry 3 is almost the perfect woman. She’s a gorgeous lass, a true natural beauty. We like all the same things, and maybe more importantly, we hate all the same things. She makes me laugh, distracts me when I’m down and pretty much satisfies all my… gaming… needs.

Except for one thing… where her genitals should be, where all of my hopes for a fulfilled relationship and a family should be, instead there is a blank patch of skin. It kinda makes all the plans we had to build a life together a little pointless." - Jake Woolf (Gaming Like A Sir Columnist) (Borderlands 2, Far Cry 3, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

The_Infected  +   502d ago
Yea I hate that. I run a jeep off a cliff and failed the mission and every time it restarted the mission me and the jeep was flying off the cliff and I would die every time I almost had to restart the damn game.
Chuk5  +   501d ago
Still one of the best games this year
mrkeith  +   501d ago
very good game. Just beat it tonight and I liked how it ended. Was very good and entertaining
Tainted Gene  +   501d ago
y the 2 disagrees....is the ending not good??? no spoilers, if that makes sense.
pr0digyZA  +   501d ago
Quick save/quick load is F9/F10

It wont save you where you are but at the nearest outpost with what ever you have accumulated.
spicelicka  +   501d ago
what about consoles then?
pr0digyZA  +   501d ago
He wasn't talking about consoles he said
"Sometimes I hit F5 hoping it’s all just a bad dream" that implies PC.
Fil101  +   501d ago
Yeah where is the F5 key situated on my PS3 ??? LOL
Rupee  +   501d ago
There's a manual save in the start menu
AfricanWoolf  +   501d ago
Thank you :)
Tewi-Inaba  +   501d ago
Waaaaah plz hold my hand more ;__;
dirthurts  +   501d ago
Yeah that's what I was thinking.
I bet he plays his game on easy...
REDGUM  +   501d ago
I recon QUICK SAVING is like cheating. Advancing 2 mins into a game then save, save, save. If your good enough, you'll make it to the next save point without needing it. Silly.
I can't walk backwards in my thongs!!!!!! I HAVE A HATE FOR THONGS now.
Whatever....
Hicken  +   501d ago
Even before I got to the article, all I could think of was, "Geez, man up." He should either play less difficult games(for him), or learn to be more careful.
ninjahunter  +   501d ago
If you ask me, a lack of quick save makes it more immersive. youl actually regret mistakes or feel good about being successful. its not a "yay, i did another mission perfectly because i quickloaded every 5 seconds"
AfricanWoolf  +   501d ago
If you read the article, that is basically what I conclude. It's very true, I'm finding my achievement mean more and danger can be terrifying if I've just hunted an animal I need or something like that. I need to grow up and let it go. Now I'mma go play more :)
Son_Lee  +   501d ago
This guy would off himself if he played Dark Souls, then.

Oh, and Far Cry 3 is the best game of the year by a mile.
konnerbllb  +   501d ago
I'm about to max out the skill tree in fc3, I don't know how far I am but I think dishonored is better by a small margin. Both are top notch games though.
Chuk5  +   501d ago
Dishonored depth feels like a puddle compared FC3.
konnerbllb  +   501d ago
chuk, I agree but I still have had more fun playing dishonored.
retrofly  +   501d ago
I'm quite near the end, and at no point have a I required a "quick save". I wouldn't say FC3 is one of the most difficult games ever made.

I think the autosaving is pretty good, it seems to save just before you get to a mission/outpost/tower. If you die you can normally get straight back into the action.
Dfooster  +   501d ago
These amateur PC gamers with their F5 fallback. Far cry 3 isn't that hard once you get the hang of its mechanics, i'm playing on console but never have I had an issue with where the game saves. It saves automatically at every tough bit anyway but for pussies click start button scroll to save, select a slot and save how hard can it be?
pixelsword  +   501d ago
Translation:

I want realism until realism wants me.
Feylynn  +   501d ago
F5 isn't always about difficulty. It's often about wanting to be stupid on purpose because it's a game. Sometimes frequent stupidity is the most fun you can have.

Or in the case of Bethesda it's about the ever looming CTD.
Oschino1907  +   501d ago
I agree to an extent but Far Cry 2 had the "traditional" quick save and it could be abused. In Far Cry 3 the story is much deeper and I feel they just didn't want people breaking the immersion that the story missions have.

Honestly I often wish for it when I see a giant cliff over deep water (dive attempt) or the area early on with a bunch of hang gliders. But I can accept its not there because the story is fantastic and the story missions are the cream of the crop with everything else being just pure time filling fun that keeps me way too preoccupied already.
AfricanWoolf  +   501d ago
Well said. Though I am understanding how it could ruin a game's sense of immersion. Danger isn't dangerous if you can always try again. That said, it would be a cool patch later on so that I can run around and just try crazy things. :)
Sugreev2001  +   501d ago
It's a little annoying,but I just beat Hitman:Absolution before playing this and I'm almost half way through the story line and I haven't really encountered an annoying mission...yet.Outposts can be challenging,especially when there are few left.I just bought a silenced sniper and I try to shoot out the alarms,then I try to kill the remaining guards silently.I've had difficulty in a couple of missions,but then you cannot expect the game to grant you every concession in the book.

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