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Submitted by Pozzle 1141d ago | news

Far Cry 3 targets Christmas No.1 with massive price drop

Ubisoft's Far Cry 3 appears to be making a late move to claim the Christmas No.1 spot with a substantial price drop at two of the UK's biggest video game retailers. (Far Cry 3, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

hiredhelp  +   1141d ago
Awasome game My GOTY with dishonored
brettyd  +   1141d ago
Probly would be my GOTY but it runs like absolute sh*t on consoles. Never played a game with this much tearing and FR drops. Still like it alot dispite those issues though.. Dishonored gets my GOTY vote.
WeskerChildReborned  +   1141d ago
Plays alright on PS3.
BlmThug  +   1141d ago
I honestly have not had or noticed any issues regarding Far Cry 3 on the Xbox
iistuii  +   1141d ago
@Brettyd Why you get disagrees I don't know. I've got it on PC, I've got a top end machine, & need it for this game but it looks amazing. However I've played it on console & it does tear terrible, has little or no AA & dips a lot in framerate. Why do people either pretend it doesn't happen or refuse to admit it on their beloved console is beyond me.
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kevnb  +   1141d ago
Because an average frame rate of 20fps with dips in the teens is fine I guess. If it was that bad on a midrange PC people would have strokes over it.
TUGA  +   1141d ago
I played it on my PS3 and not once have i experienced noticeable framerate drops. The only thing i noticed were some jaggies here and there but far from game breaking. Console gamers don't have to admit something that isn't there.
Baka-akaB  +   1141d ago

You gave yourself your own answer with your post .

You wonder why people dont notice major issues with the game on consoles ? Well they didnt play it after or alongside pc version . And when they dont it's quite fine .

Or also they knew what kind of performances to expect there .
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Hellsvacancy  +   1141d ago
Im playing it on the PS3 and it IS abit shabby, not all the time, ive noticed moments in the game where it runs pretty smooth, but overall it isnt the greatest

Its a fun game, but its one of those time where I think *maybe we do need new consoles after all* because it should run smoother than that

Im buyin/building a PC after Xmas, ill be more than happy to playthrough it again
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ThanatosDMC  +   1140d ago
Played it on my friend's dual gtx680 and it ran so well. Tried it on the PS3 and it felt stiff and less fluid. I dont know why. Less decals and flora quality and textures. Btw, why do we have heat vision in the game or whatever you call it. I felt like a noob predator.

But it's still not as lush and jungle crazy as Crysis Ultra.
BattleAxe  +   1140d ago
I bought Far Cry 3 on PS3, and it runs quite well. There is the odd bit of screen tearing, but its not severe like there is in a game like Call of Warez; Bound in Blood, and I haven't noticed any substantial framerate drops. Basically whoever is talking about how bad the console version is, is full of shit. I bought it on PS3 instead of PC since I've got more friends to play with on my PS3.
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cpayne93  +   1140d ago
That's kinda why I figured I would wait for at least a few months of patches before I get it.
Septic  +   1140d ago
You guys owe it to yourselves to play this on PC. It's incredible. When you set fire to crops with a much fun.
ABizzel1  +   1140d ago
There are some nasty fram drops in some sections, but it's till enjoyable.


Those who say it doesn't have frame drops are lying, or don't know what frame drops look like. There are times where you run around in the open and the game chugs along. It's not game breaking, nor ruins the experience, but it's completely noticeable.
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TUGA  +   1140d ago
@ ABizzel1 I have no reason to lie. I haven't noticed framerate drops in FC3. I'm currently replaying Dark Souls (PS3 version) because of the DLC and i have noticed framerate drops multiple times while playing it. I do know what framerate drops are. I've been playing games for over 20 years and i have experienced framerate drops on countless games. FC3 isn't one of those games so curb your tonge before calling people that you don't know liars.
RonRico  +   1140d ago
Yup, like 20fps or so. Wish it was smoother because it kind of messes with my eyes after a while.
acemonkey  +   1140d ago
i got the no rock no cam glitch and plus that one relic block
dboyc310  +   1141d ago
Agreed. Overall GOTY for me is Journey but if I have to chose a retail game it will have to be Far CRy 3. I guess I loved it so much because it caught me by surprise. First in the series I played. I really enjoyed the open world aspect of it which I rarely do when it comes to games like these. Great game and hope it gets more recognized through the holiday.
smashman98  +   1141d ago
Pc gamers get disagrees not because they're wrong but because they love to exaggerate
chaldo  +   1141d ago

You mean because they are jealous? :x
Norrison  +   1140d ago
20 fps isn't an exageration, that's exactly what analysis say, and 20 fps IS a really bad framerate.

We're jealous of? 20 fps with ultra low settings when we have 60+ on ultra?
finbars75  +   1140d ago
GOTY for sure.there are some minor glitches with the game but nothing that bothered me.But regardless it is an absolute fantastic game that everybody should experience.Great acting,awsome story,gameplay and mechanics are spot on.This and Dishonored are my two favorite games this year.
showtimefolks  +   1140d ago
I don't know if I am one of the lucky ones but I haven't had a issue with my copy of the game on ps3. Maybe it's just that as a console gamer I don't notice small things any more lol

Anyway a excellent game must have. If this had come out in September or October this would be a huge sell(it still will I think) but it would have gotten more media attention and some GOTY
Sarcasm  +   1140d ago
Same here my personal GOTY for a number of reasons. 1. It's actually a good game and I was addicted 2. I didn't expect number 1.

My runner up would be The Walking Dead games.
Nick_515  +   1140d ago
GOTY for me, by far, is Persona 4 Golden. It's pretty damn good.
ChronoJoe  +   1140d ago
Console gamers are used to it. Killzone 2-3 drop to like 15 frames per second but not one reviewer even picked that up.

It's not that big of a deal, though. Far Cry is at 20-30 95% of the time, dipping to 15-20 on rare occasion.

As for screen tearing, some people it bothers. Others don't see it at all. Personally I don't see it. I focus on other things, like my crosshair and whatnot, and I miss the torn tearing completely.

I guess it's one of those things where it's hard to unsee once you start looking for it. Tearing that is.
RonRico  +   1140d ago
IMO KZ2 and 3 looks much smoother than FC3. More sharp too.
ChronoJoe  +   1138d ago
I haven't found FC3s framerate too be bad at all to be honest but KZ2 / 3 do look a lot better. Less jaggies, Killzone 2 / 3 have much more visual polish.

Not that relevant though since FC is open world so it's harder to achieve the same level of graphical fidelity.
forum67  +   1141d ago
Its already being sold for $20 (Rs1000) in India. I guess $20-$30 would be a proper price drop.
TheyDontLoveYou  +   1141d ago
To bad all of the games are going to suck in the sales department cause of call of duty. The game should be priced at 20. Maybe then it would take Christmas.
Y_5150  +   1141d ago
If that's the price in the US, I'm getting it for sure!
ninjagoat  +   1141d ago
Was in GAME yesterday saw it selling for £25
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The_KELRaTH  +   1141d ago
I picked up the Lost Expeditions version in Game on Saturday for £20.49 (even though it was priced at £22.49).
ninjagoat  +   1141d ago
n1 ;)
memots  +   1141d ago
Please have a price drop on steam !!
danieldeath  +   1141d ago
Lets all Dance in the name of Citra this Christmas !!
EliteDave93  +   1141d ago
Anyone know if Sony will have more christmas sales?
BIGBOSS08  +   1140d ago
sony what? ps vita? ps3? i dont think sony's going to sell themselves. hey, anyone buying a sony for christmas. lol
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SP3333D-O  +   1141d ago
This game deserves to be purchased at full price. Great gameplay value. Best game I have bought this year.
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Belking  +   1141d ago
Love this game. Next to Halo 4 it's the best one iv'e played this year. Ubisoft is a publishing god.
Brian1rr  +   1140d ago
This game made me wonder if its time for new consoles but overall I did enjoy FC3. I believe AC3 would of been better if they were developing it for a more powerful console. Did you all see how long it took to load trees and bushes when you were waking around the cities?
onandonandon  +   1140d ago
I've had a blast playing through it twice so far on PS3 and plan to play through it again soon, so it's got a few issues, when you're having this much fun who cares? Seems to be the PC bores who are moaning about the console versions the most! They're a strange lot!!
dirthurts  +   1140d ago
Why would a pc gamer complain about console performance? It doesn't seem like it would matter to much to them.
stumpa  +   1140d ago
true but they do its like comparing a ford focus to a ferrari 458 you simply can't compare machines of any kind that do not cost the same !!
onandonandon  +   1140d ago
You'd have to ask them not me!
stumpa  +   1140d ago
To run this in all its glory takes a pc costing £2000+ where as the consoles that are getting slagged of on here are six years old and cost a fraction, you pays your money and takes your choice how quickly is a pc out dated nowadays ive bought graphics cards that have cost twice as much as the 360/ps3 when they were new consoles and those same graphics cards were superseded after a year. So they are not on an even playing field If the consoles cost the same as a high end pc but the performance was inferior then you can justify slagging them off.
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B00M  +   1140d ago
£2000?! Are you crazy? My PC was about £700 when I bought it about a year and a half ago. All I've done since then is upgrade the GPU to a 6970 so in total my PC has cost me about £900. I play Farcry 3 on max settings apart from 2xAA (which is plenty at my resolution) at 1080p. So it is in ALL its glory. I get on avaerage 45FPS sometimes above 50 sometimes below 40. Which is a very playable frame rate. I think your exaggerating it there by saying you have to spend £2000.
stumpa  +   1140d ago
fair enough youve got a decent rig but its not a top flight gaming rig but its still 3-4 times more expensive than the consoles its being compared to and did you include the monitor and other peripherals in your price also i agree with you top line nvidia graphics cards are crazy money but if you were to buy all the top of the line components chip board card sound card case fans etc it would cost far more than a console as youve stated youve already upgraded your gpu in a year and a half how much will you spend on it over six years which is how long the consoles have been out for the record im a fan of both pcs and consoles im on the verge of buying another pc myself which is why ive been checking prices the more you spend at the start the more future proof it will be.
B00M  +   1140d ago
Yeh I agree with you too. But I can justify spending the £ on my PC because its a PC! I use it as a PC not just a gaming machine. Everyone has at least 1 PC in their house so your going to have to spend at least £500 for your home PC anyway.
I do love consoles too =D Used to have a PS3 and 360, and I'm very excited for next gen. But I do enjoy upgrading my PC and tweaking it. And yeh it can get very pricey but you can run high quality graphics for not much money.
Farcry 3 is a pretty good game. But the story fell short and the game got very boring after completing the main missions. Just wanna see more Vaas, he's awesome! However graphically I cant believe Crysis still looks better, especially given how old Crysis is.
You playing on PC? What spec's?
stumpa  +   1140d ago
Haven't got a pc at the mo me and my mates used to build our own just like yourself it's good fun upgrading tweaking etc I miss having a kick ass pc which is why I'm gonna probably get another one and get back into the arms race which is what my mates and I used to call it but I'll probably get the next gen consoles aswell when they come out think its gonna be an expensive year he with the most toys wins
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B00M  +   1140d ago
You got that right, it is an arms race lol. And yeh I think when the next gen consoles come out I'll have to decide between upgrading PC or buying PS4 lol.
ChronoJoe  +   1138d ago
He is exaggerating but PS3s can be bought for 120-160 now... big difference between that and 700-900

They was actually a sale earlier this week selling the new 12gb ps3s for just £100. Current gen consoles are becoming dirt cheap.
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RuperttheBear  +   1140d ago
'To run this in all its glory takes a pc costing £2000+'

This is a lie.

'ive bought graphics cards that have cost twice as much as the 360/ps3 when they were new consoles'

And this is a lie.
stumpa  +   1140d ago
no sorry its not top of the range gaming rigs start about £1500 to £2000 and then go upwards and graphics cards cost anything from £50 to £800
nvidia gtx 690 is £800 at the moment how much is a ps3 or an xbox 360 less than half of that it is not a lie check your facts
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RuperttheBear  +   1140d ago
I can build a pc for less than £1000 that will play Far Cry 3 maxed out running at a framerate higher than the game runs on consoles. That is a fact, which makes what you said a lie.

And you would not need a graphics card that costs £800 to do it. So that is a lie.

You said this -

'ive bought graphics cards that have cost twice as much as the 360/ps3 when they were new consoles'

The ps3 and 360 launched at around the £300 mark, which would mean you would have spent £600 on a graphics card. Only someone with more money than sense would buy a graphics card for that much money. So either you're an idiot or a liar. Which is it?
8bitHero  +   1140d ago
for the love of jeebus go on sale on steam pleaseeeeeeeeeee D:
Bolts  +   1140d ago
Games like Farcry 3 makes me wish we have the nextgen by now. Playing a game this lush and vivid on my PS3 feels like a total waste. I'm doing it for the trophies but damn, the texture resolutions is garbage compared to my Steam version.
pennywhyz  +   1140d ago
I love my PC.
aLiEnViSiToR  +   1140d ago
Sill playing and loving it :]
Holeran  +   1140d ago
Wish I could find it for those prices in California, i'd bite.
dirthurts  +   1140d ago
I can't find a good deal anywhere online for the U.S.
Must be selling too well :/
isyourhouseonfire  +   1140d ago
The price drop probably has to do with it not being a good game... In fact, its Far Cry 1 with updated graphics.

And I used to cheer for Crytek to make it big in the industry... Failed.
dirthurts  +   1140d ago
Say wha?
Are we talking about the same game? This is one of the best received games of the year.
I happended to love FC1.
onandonandon  +   1140d ago
Ignore her she's craving attention!
Ravenor  +   1140d ago
What dirthurts said.

Also Crytek hasn't had anything to do with Far Cry since the first game.
KontryBoy706  +   1140d ago
Got this on PC... definitely my GOTY

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