'Far Cry 3' Sex Scene - Taking It Too Far?

Anthony Accinelli of RealSG writes, "Sex in video games isn't something new. It's been around for a while, but tends to be covered up.

Far Cry 3 is a different story."


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AvidGamerrrr2193d ago

The point-of-view thing is a bit odd. Also I'm wearing athletic shorts and can't stand up now.

-Mika-2193d ago

Why're you getting turned on by an animated character. That just weird.

Anyway, I think this is gross. What about the female gamers that are playing this game. When I saw this scene. I felt weird. I felt awkward and it left me wondering why it didn't get an "Adult" rating. It just was not classy or romantic in any way. It was just too much. I hope next time. The developers acknowledge that females will be playing their game and they would find an alternate option that would appeal to us.

deep_fried_bum_cake2193d ago

Not sure if you know this but sex isn't ever classy (well maybe if they are wearing top hats and monocles) and it's not always romantic.

I'm pretty sure the majority of females playing Far Cry 3 won't see an issue. Not many people are as prudish as you appear to be.

Detoxx2193d ago

Why do you always complain about everything

Septic2193d ago

^^^ What Detox said!
Btw, when on Earth is Detox going to come out?! I've just bought a pair of wireless Beats as well!

On topic: I find the inclusion of sex really odd in videogames. Maybe it's the execution, or it's implementation feels forced...I dunno.

Saying that, I actually find its inclusion in movies odd too. The only time I really enjoyed it was in the Black Swan....but hey...who didn't enjoy that scene ;)

Sex in games? For me...nah......I prefer to kill things, but that's just me.

Locksus2193d ago

It wasn't supposed to be romantic, and you'd know it if you paid attention. I won't spoil it for the others here but go play the scene again.

DarkBlood2193d ago

sure well replace it with a naked guy instead derp -.-

TekoIie2193d ago (Edited 2193d ago )

"The developers acknowledge that females will be playing their game and they would find an alternate option that would appeal to us".

Let me propose an alternative here :)

Ok lets say the new tomb raider game has lara "romance" someone and all the scenes focus on the man partaking in the act and we get all these amazing shots of muscles and other areas women find attractive... And 0% focus on Lara...

I bet you wouldn't be against that right?

Oh and how is it weird to find an animated character attractive? You've called atleast 98%... NEIGH!!! 99% of the human population weird.

Muffins12232193d ago

How is it weird?Its only natural to get turned on by relatable things to human

Heavenly King2193d ago

It is not rated AO, because it is not explicitly a sex scene. No penetration is shown, so it is up to the viewers imagination.

Bimkoblerutso2193d ago (Edited 2193d ago )

It really keeps with the "bro-tastic" themes of the game, though that should really be a condemnation of the writing, not of sex in video games. Mika seems to just generally dislike the presence of sex in any setting other than a dark, real world bedroom in which the participants cannot see each other.

....just to be clear, despite my distaste for the main characters it's still one of my favorite games of the year.

Dfooster2193d ago

But it's not weird because you are playing as a male character. If you want to pretend the playable character is female then fair enough but I think that's weirder every time he speaks or shows his hairy arms covered in tatts.

Why do ladies get hung up over these things. When I'm playing tomb raider I accept I'm playing a female character and if Lara acts in a feminine way then so be it, I don't find that odd.

Obviously mass effect had the best solution but that's an awful lot of work for most developers and in the case of far crys story wouldn't have really worked without having two vastly different stories for each gender seeing as friends and girlfriend supporting characters are in there driving the story.

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BlackWolf2192d ago (Edited 2192d ago )

Says the same person who wanted to change the girl in the Zombie U sexy ad for a guy. Besides, it's obviously a game meant for an adult audience, with enough understanding of what's going on.

Feralkitsune2192d ago

If people made things while thinking "what if this group of people is offended by this" then we'd have cut and paste stories. Also, out of context with the rest of the game, it seems out of place, but if one actually plays the game it makes perfect sense. Your character starts off as a normal rich, Caucasian college guy, and begins to slip more and more into madness as the game progress. This isn't just mindless sex, and I'm amazed that people are more freaked out over the sex rather than the fact she just shoved a knife into his heart. Shows how skewed priorities are in american minds. Sex is worst than murder.

ZombieNinjaPanda2192d ago

Why are video games taking it too far but movies and books aren't?

Lord_Sloth2192d ago

Fun fact, girls like to get down and dirty with it too.

ChickeyCantor2192d ago

" The developers acknowledge that females will be playing their game "


MeetMyHand2192d ago


So an alternate option... you wanna see Jason penetrating you in first person? That just weird.

B-radical2192d ago

You wanted romance in a fps? ahhahahahah

ShaunCameron2192d ago

@ DSQD-Detox

She can't but complain. It's just her nature.

Darrius Cole2192d ago (Edited 2192d ago )

A couple comments.

An animated character can be porn like anything else. Whether it is an animated video game character, picture in a smut magazine, or a video on a screen, they are all artificial images that are not really there. Your mind is doing most of the work. But guess what...when you are having real sex with a real person your mind is doing most of the work there too.

@Mika - Men are simple, we like beauty and food. Men respond to visual stimulation. Be it a real woman or a picture, men respond to beauty. For a real woman it's a simple formula. 1)Keep the weight off + 2)Doll yourself up just a little = 3)Watch all the men around you get dumber and do all kinds of dumb things for you that they wouldn't do before.

@deep_fried_bum_cake - I don't know if sex is never classy but I know it is better when it is not classy.

@Lord_Sloth - You are right. That is all.

@MeetMyHand - Girls and guys like the same porn.

ZombieKiller2192d ago

First off, what is so wrong with sex anyway? Nobody ever bitches about gratuitous violence and killing, but once a chick flashes her tits on screen its OH MY GOD ....and WOMEN ARE THIS OR THAT....killing and war yeah, love no....great survival attiude.
Look I know thats not love per say, and I know survival attitude isn't a necessity. My point is that stop taking it personally. This is a mature game and it's to be expected. Women want equal rights, well she showed her tits like he showd his in the game. Besides, people know that not all women are like that and that was of this ones own free will. That doesnt make all women like that. It just shows this particular individuals choice to sleep with the character. Calm down, sex is more a part of life than killing is so why hide it. IT'S NOT A BAD THING

konnerbllb2192d ago

Mika, did you enjoy your single post?

Spruzo2192d ago

First off: You're argument is ridiculous. If you play the game in it's entirety then you would know that nothing about it is "romantic" or "classy." Secondly: The animalistic nature of the sex fits perfectly within the feel of the game. They are on rock and dirt. She still has her skirt on. And she kills him afterwards. It's perfect for the game.

asmith23062192d ago

Where I live the game has an 18s rating, the highest it can get. So what is the problem?

Farsendor12192d ago

my fiance she is 22 and it didn't bother her and im not sure why it would bother you. there are worse things out there than this sex scene

metalhead2192d ago

Females will just shut the hell up, play the game, and enjoy the story just like guys should if they're playing games where you control a male and there's a romance scene with another guy. I mean unless you want the guy character being with another guy...if you're into that sort of thing. Just one thing....IT'S A VIDEOGAME YOU DON'T HAVE TO PLAY IT AND IT WON'T DESTROY YOUR LIFE IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT!

pixelsword2192d ago

Well, it's like what The Joker said:

"Well, if you gotta go...

...go with a smile!"


AAACE52192d ago

Anyone notice she looks like Aaliyah?

chriski3332192d ago

U need to get back in the kitchen and make a sandwich

Temporary2192d ago

Mika has proven herself to be a prepubescent child once again ... sex in games doesnt bother me. I could do with or without it, wouldnt make a lick of difference to me.

Bimkoblerutso2192d ago (Edited 2192d ago )

Well, because of Mika's stupidity, this has once again degraded into a bunch of dudes resorting to the old stand-by "why peoples like violence but no sex?"

....which is a ridiculous argument for so many reasons, one of them being that it's no less than a logical fallacy (tu quoque).

Sexuality, just like violence, is often inserted gratuitously into video games. The act's right to appear in our art does not automatically validate it's presence from a contextual perspective, but in the two instances it happens in this game, it actually makes contextual sense. That's what separates a simple depiction of sex from pornography.

megamanX22192d ago

because their a bunch of losers who cant get a woman lol what do you think.

RickHiggity2192d ago

Haven't seen it yet, but I don't see how it can be in the game without feeling unnecessary. Also I think most devs assume that most of the players will be male, while most females will go out to see twilight for the billionth time. Or maybe that's just my assumption. I don't know.

AboutLastNight52191d ago

I don't understand why you think females will get upset over this? He's not raping her, there is not violence between them, and in several scenes before this *spoiler* she begs him to stay by saying she loves him*end spoiler*. It's not typical sex, but then again what is? Sex is sex, but I find it interesting that more people aren't up in arms about the murder,several scenes of torture and rape, genocide, drug and alcohol use, human trafficking, prostitution, animal killing, many forms of torture, dismemberment, and crawling out of a pit of innocent civilians that were systematically killed and burned. Yes, this sex scene is totally the worries me that you think THIS is gross, but not when a guy is burned alive in front of a crowd of people in an animal cage in this game. nd I don't understand what an alternative would be? No sex? Sex with a man? So this means that only straight women will be offended by this? It seems during your argument about being offended, you're coming from a very narrow perspective.

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rpd1232193d ago

Well at least you're not wearing jeans.

fermcr2193d ago (Edited 2193d ago )

"'Far Cry 3' Sex Scene - Taking It Too Far?"

hummm... killing people violently in games by gun, knife, grenade, etc, is not going to far... but a sex scene that we hardly see anything at all, is going to far. /s

4 words... SHUT THE F*CK UP (STFU).

kingdavid2192d ago

Not to mention drug use and its effects. That also gets the tick of approval.

MRMagoo1232192d ago

it really pisses me off how some tits and arse gets ppl angry and picketing out side the local mayors office but all the stabbing shooting killing and drug use is completely left alone. I think if ppl are going to complain about the sex they have to complain about the violence too either that or just stfu about it all. I play games as an escape and a wind down from real life, if ppl cant see games as not real they need help.

dredgewalker2192d ago

It's freaking nuts that some people over react to the sex scene when there's been all sorts of killing in this game. Maybe the guy wants to get laid but can't and gets more frustrated when he saw that scene.

RyuX192192d ago

Truth was spoken by this man... Truth.

BozoLoco2192d ago

This person. RIGHT HERE!

HenryFord2192d ago

Can't really see the that one would argue against sexual content but not against violence.
Sexual stuff is everyday-stuff. You experience it from day to day, whether you're a man or a women makes no difference. It also plays a major role in advertising, TV, movies, books, discussion - really, everywhere you look.
Violence on the other hand is not - at least not in that drastic amount. The game deals with the problems of coming from a "normal" life and getting thrown into a violent hell where the protagonist is pratically forced to murder people and you complaing about a little sexual depiction?

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roadtrucker2192d ago

the sex scene in question

Darrius Cole2192d ago

Here is my delimea If you are the guy after you get stabbed do you....

A) Think "she is probably pregnant with my kid and I'm dying so I should let her live to protect my offspring


B) Use your last breath to reach up and grab her, pull the knife out of your chest and stab her to death with it.

Decisions, decisions.

bayport2192d ago

Doesn't matter, had sex

Mutant-Spud2192d ago

So there's a scene where Brody is about to be homosexually raped and the would be rapist alludes to necrophilia and ends up being brutally killed in the same "intimate" POV, which raises no eyebrows but a fairly tame depiction of consensual sex sets tongues a wagging?
Young people are so conservative these days, I'm 45, people my age are way less uptight about these things than 20something gaming bloggers.

Pintheshadows2192d ago

I apologise on behalf of my agegroup as a lot of us seem to be namby pamby twats who talk/type before the think and end up spewing meaningless drivel across the internet. And alot of these gaming bloggers have no clue about games before the 360 yet they seem to think they're experts. I hate them.

djslimzz2192d ago

Honnestly, I found these scenes pretty hot! + come on, the game is rated M anyways and it says on the box that there will be sexual content.

1- If your a male and you are complaining about are probably just trying to get hits on your news.

2- If you are a female and think that these scenes are sexist...please...STOP what you are doing and look around you.

IN CONCLUSION, if the story permits it, sex scenes are appropriate! UBISOFT did a wonderful job with this game, so haters...stop F-in hating

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ATi_Elite2193d ago

1. Nice Boobs.

2. He wasn't hitting it right cause if he was she would not be quoting Shakespeare or whatever she was saying.

3. How is this scene relevant to the story...who knows but I'm sure the Developers spend way too much time watching POV Porno!

4. too me spending time on sex scenes in Movies and Games just takes away from the art of the Movie or Game....if you want sex scenes there's a Porno App for that!

MastaPiff2193d ago (Edited 2193d ago )

Not sure it's a "sex scene" due to her wearing shorts, hmm... If it is a sex scene it failed for a couple of reasons.

1. Any connoisseur of adult entertainment (approx. 3/4 of the ppl. who posted coments here, that includes the ladies, don't front! LoL) knows there is ONLY one correct way to end a "POV sex scene" & that wasn't it...

2. (Free tip guys!) That's why you don't let women on top. (LoL, fail'd bro!)

That said I love when a woman speaks a foriegn language while we're "doin' it". Usually it's spanish but extra points if she speaks something I've never heard before! (Free tip ladies!) Most guys love this so if you speak another language that's when you should use it! You could curse a guy out in another language, we don't care that's even hotter!

PeZuS2192d ago

Sex is a natural act. Why would that "take away from the art" of movies and games?

MisterNine2192d ago

They can't even render her fucking mouth properly so she looks super awkward when she talks but those are world class titties.

BlackWolf2193d ago

You have to die to get laid... No, thank you. I'll take normal, non-psychotic chicks anytime.

SonyStyled2193d ago

i heard that the male praying mantis dies in order to get laid. the female rips the males head off to access his junk. why his junk is located behind the head beats the shit outta me

Locksus2193d ago

Fuqqin' hardcore, man. 10 winternets to all the mantises.

Myst2193d ago

I'm so shocked by this I think I will just give you an agree and a bubble for intelligence. Even though that still kind of scares me

BlackWolf2193d ago

Sir, you just made my day!! HAHA

Pozzle2192d ago

I had a praying mantis once who ate every part of her mate EXCEPT the head. The poor thing must have been alive for hours as just a head and a bit of a torso. :(

shackdaddy2192d ago (Edited 2192d ago )

Actually his junk is where it's supposed to be. The female just eats his head to get energy or something.

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Deku-Johnny2193d ago

Count yourself lucky you're not a black widow.

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ZodTheRipper2193d ago

Unneccesary but imo not taking it "too far".

Conzul2193d ago

I've actually never come across a sex-scene that took something "too far".

Irrelevant; poorly executed; or poorly paced, yes, all the time, but as matter of degrees - never.

Pintheshadows2192d ago

"I've actually never come across a sex-scene that took something "too far".

Then you sir have not explored the internet enough.


dredgewalker2192d ago

This article is a Far Cry from what it is implying.

MarauderShields2192d ago

Agreed. I don't Citra point of making this article