Submitted by Pozzle 575d ago | opinion piece

A Simple Way To Fix Far Cry 3's Dumb Story

Far Cry 3 does a lot of things right. It's fun to play, the island setting is beautiful, sneaking around is a lot of fun, gunplay is solid, and everything works well. But the story… well, the story has some issues. (Far Cry 3, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

matrixman92  +   575d ago
the story was dumb? I had no idea from the 40 hours of playtime I have in it
Krew_92  +   575d ago
Some parts of the story were pretty annoying I'll admit. It makes up for it with the awesome gameplay.

I nearly fell asleep every time I played Far Cry 2, I never even got the strength to finishing it... This game is completely different, it's better.
Maddens Raiders  +   575d ago
I thoroughly enjoyed FC2. The map editor was very fun for me. My buds and I wasted countless hours setting these areas up and playing them while getting drunk or smoking choice kush. Good times. But, I was also one of the few ppl on earth it seems that liked the sp too. Oh well...

I'll be grabbing the digi download soon
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Krew_92  +   574d ago
Yeah it's not out of the ordinary for some people to like Far Cry 2, it's just the game did have it's annoying aspects, much more than Far Cry 3 if you pit them against each other.

My sister actually played it and finished it. Different tastes everywhere.


Yeah the fire mechanic was pretty crap on Far Cry 3, it was very good on Far Cry 2. I actually remember playing online with my friend now on Far Cry 2, he was a Call of Duty guy, but I had fun I remember.
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Bathyj  +   574d ago
I liked FC2 heaps, and as much as people hated the respawing enemies, I hate more the fact that once you take an outpost in FC3, it just becomes a bit empty map.

Couldn't they retake them after awhile and give you more to do as well as keeping you on your toes as you would never know for sure that you were completely safe.

Plus the fire was a great gameplay mechanic in FC2 which I used constantly as a weapon and a distraction. I just dont bother in FC3 as most the time you shoot a fire arrow or flare it just fizzles out. Its not consistent enough and makes it kind of redundant.
pandehz  +   575d ago
One solution:

Play Metro 2033
aviator189  +   575d ago
I only hated the ending. Everything else was good.
chukamachine  +   575d ago
Metro 2033 is crap.

Not quite sure what people enjoyed about it.

Was it the countless corridor shooting, was it the drone of the mans voice.
Mocat  +   575d ago
You must be insane or have no taste for good games, Metro 2033 is one of the best games ever made imo
pandehz  +   575d ago
Ignore that dude/dudette, Im sensing he/she loves open world bam bam lootz stylez or something with the most cheesy plot
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stone_cold  +   575d ago
the story one of the best stories i have ever seen
Chris558  +   575d ago
Damn Sam annoyed me his fu3king chopper exploded million times
phinch  +   575d ago
some parts can be confusing in the videos, one minute im being stabbed....next minute i seemed to have had some crystle meth and end up stabbing the person that stabbed me.... gets a little silly...other than that the game is good
Pozzle  +   574d ago
I haven't gotten far enough in the game to comment on the story, but I do like the author's idea of there being a twist where you end up playing as Vaas to get revenge. :O

...but that's mostly because I like Vaas a lot more than Jason. lol
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xCaptainAmazing  +   574d ago
Those of you who didn't like the story should not think about it so literally... because that's an awful disservice to the game. It has plenty of moral depth, and that was the real point of it.

There are a lot of things that are intentionally out there to get you thinking about what it all meant. If you take everything literally, you quite simply didn't understand it. That's not meant to be condescending, it's just the truth.

That includes the ending too.

If it's not exactly your cup of tea that's fine, but this was far from dumb. There were numerous games with actual dumb stories this year.
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porkChop  +   574d ago
What a crap article. How is that supposed to be any better or any more original than the story in FC3? Multiple personalities? Come on! We've seen that a million times already. That's not interesting at all. Vass was a great villain, one of the best we've seen in a long time. But he just wouldn't work as a main character.

I think the story is fine the way it is. Some parts could have been more fleshed out, and Vaas should have been the main villain, not Hoyt. The ending was ok, but a bit weaker compared to the rest of the game. But overall it was good and enjoyable. There was nothing "dumb" about it.

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