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Submitted by Pozzle 1121d ago | opinion piece

Why I Stopped Playing Far Cry 3

Gamasutra writes: I just couldn't take it anymore.

I was about 15 hours into Far Cry 3, and the next mission involved sitting down to play a game of poker with the game's main villian, Hoyt.

It was sure to lead to an intense prison breakout of his heavily armed fortress, which would have been a lot of fun, but it didn't matter.

I just couldn't handle another 7 minute monologue about the nature of good and evil, or the true nature of fear or whatever I would surely be forced to watch.

Far Cry 3 is a good game. It's one of my recent favorite games, but enough was enough. (Far Cry 3, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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BillySpandex  +   1121d ago | Well said
Why I stopped reading this article... it's lame.
Hellsvacancy  +   1121d ago
Yeah, I kinda read the description and soon decided I didnt care enough to read anymore
knowyourstuff  +   1121d ago
Some people are just too stupid to understand greatness. They're also unimaginative that they can't tackle objectives like taking over bases in any creative way they wish. Vote this crap down!
ShinMaster  +   1121d ago
All those "Why I..." opinion pieces are lame.
Why would we care in the first place. Who are you?

snipes101  +   1121d ago
I can already see what's gonna happen. People will come here by the thousands to call the article dumb and tell everyone not to click on it, even though, through their idiotic clicking of this article, despite their disagreement with it's idea, they have catapulted the article to the front page, where the article will bask in the hateful glow of an all-too-eager-to-hate gaming community.

All in all, though, as someone who gave the guy a chance, his reasons for disliking the game aren't that good to me. Just seems like it wasn't for him at all.
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TheRealSpy  +   1121d ago
God forbid anyone express an opinion that differs from yours. "The article should be down-voted because I really liked the game!" QQ

Speaking as someone who really enjoyed Far Cry 2 and beat that game, i found Far Cry 3 to be boring after a while. I was a bit further along than the guy that wrote this article...maybe another hour or two...and i just couldn't bring myself to drive to another tower and climb it, or sneak into another stronghold to take it over.

too repetitive and not enough interesting, different, random stuff in the environment.
ShinMaster  +   1120d ago
" clicking of this article, despite their disagreement "
Are we only allowed to click on an article if we agree with it?

I don't disagree with him. He makes a good point. But instead of targeting one game, he should have talked about open world games in general as almost all suffer from this.
His reasons ARE good.

" Just seems like it wasn't for him at all. "
Exactly. It's an open world game like Skyrim and Fallout. All of these open world games suffer from the same shit he talked about. He would have known this was gonna happen going into the game.
It's like a journalist reviewing a game of a genre he dislikes.
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snipes101  +   1120d ago
You missed my point. This happens all the time on thia site though. People only go to the articles that they have something negative to say about, and, most of the time, its not even constructive. Look at the first comment - its just childish.

I have no problem with people disagreeing, but for christ sake open up some dialog. Dont say- youre dumb for thinking this and an idiot for writing about it. That was what i was getting at.
darren_poolies  +   1120d ago

'too repetitive and not enough interesting, different, random stuff in the environment.'

How could you think that about FC3 yet you finished and liked FC2? FC2 was a hell of a lot more boring and repetitive than FC3.
djslimzz  +   1121d ago
MmaFan-Qc  +   1121d ago
"Why I Stopped Playing Far Cry 3"
"The Walking Dead Is Not For Me"
Beastforlifenoob  +   1121d ago
lucky i reead the article and they even put a Far cry 2 picture in their with no apparent reason...
Reverent  +   1121d ago
Also, I thought Voss was the game's main villain, not this Hoyt fellow. Fail article..
TheRealSpy  +   1121d ago
It's a fail article because you don't know who the main antagonist in the game is?
IAmLee  +   1121d ago
Everytime I see an opinion piece like this, this is always my first thought;
MRMagoo123  +   1121d ago
I love far cry 3 its sooooo much better than far cry 2, i dont understand this article at all its just stupid. Same knowyourstuff there are so many ways to tackle the games objectives.
TheRealSpy  +   1121d ago there aren't.

There are 2 main ways to tackle an object (like taking over a stronghold): Stealth and Guns blazing. If you want, you can toss in opening an animal cage.

You could approach objectives in Far Cry 2 the same way...minus the animals.
MRMagoo123  +   1120d ago
maybe you just suck at the game then hmm ? I can think of about 20 diff ways to take over a base depending on what is in the near vicinity of it.
cooksauce  +   1121d ago
Why I never read this article... This game is awesome front to end
showtimefolks  +   1121d ago
2 issues I have with the game

Frame rate on consoles and screen tearing
And my biggest issue the 1st person driving, I mean it's good for those who like it but atleast give me a operation to switch the camera angle

You have to drive a lot in this game and for me personally it got really irritating
MariaHelFutura  +   1120d ago
My only issues w/ Farcry 3 is the second island is way to easy, that disguise wrecked it. Aside from that, it`s my favorite game of 2012.
Sucitta  +   1120d ago
Lots of children with ADHD, have issues with cut-scenes in games. They annoy and bore them.

This writer is one of those douche bags.. He was so bored with the 5min cinematics that he wrote a mess of text on why he had had enough..

People like this have never even seen good films.. For they are not able to stay awake during them.

Imagine this idiot playing Mass Effect lol
R_aVe_N  +   1121d ago
The real question is "Why would we care?"
vallencer  +   1121d ago
Why would you stop playing right at the end of the game.....???? I don't care how bad a game has gotten if I'm near what I think is the end I push through. But far cry 3 is amazing so no forced pushing was involved.
Lovable  +   1121d ago
I do that in pretty much the majority of the game I play. I usually get bored before the end...I don't know why, but it sure give me incentive to keep replaying it haha
specsmatter  +   1121d ago
This game is definitely overated imo anyway. I have played a total of two hours and just like any other open world game its just full of a huge open space, few enemies, and repetitious sub missions and missions.

It is beyond me how this game received 9 and 10's when the mp is so garbage. The graphics are grainy, the mp design and animations are garbage and the red lazer kill cam is so badly done. Not to mention you can hardly get into an online game because the servers suck.

I get it the sp for some may be good and i admit they did try to add diversity as opposed to other open world games i also dislike, but come on the mp should have dropped the game down to like a 7. Games like Starhawk that are known for mp get thrashed by some reviewers for its weak sp, but almost all reviewers for Far Cry 3 just gave it a pass and didnt even factor in the mp? Wow!!!!
Allsystemgamer  +   1121d ago
If ur playing fc3 do the mp ur doing it wrong
Janitor  +   1121d ago
What you said. I tried it because it was there, sucked. But I look at it like a bonus. Doesn't take away from the awesome single player. Also, article is bad, and whoever wrote it should feel bad.
krazykombatant  +   1121d ago
they decided to tag multiplayer on its an added feature doesn't mean they should still get a free pass if they do some garbage work on it. I will agree it is horrendous graphics and the story for me its subpar, the only thing that FarCry3 has going for it is the gameplay and that slowing getting tiring for me at least.
Hufandpuf  +   1121d ago
Then why was the map editor and multiplayer the strongest in FC2? I don't see anyone praising FC2's singleplayer. Also FC3 includes the map editor, Co Op and Multiplayer, so to skimp on 50% of a game is not acceptable.
Trenta27  +   1121d ago
You played for two hours. I don't think you have a right to criticize the game like that. While I haven't tried the MP exactly, the co-op is incredibly fun.
aliengmr  +   1121d ago
So you prefer MP games and didn't like FC3. So how is it "overrated"?

I get that you didn't like it, but that doesn't mean its overrated.
specsmatter  +   1121d ago
who said i prefer mp games? lol i def didnt buy fc3 for mp but the fact remains the mp is atrocious and the game should score less bcus of that. Reviewers should base reviews off all aspects.

Secondly ive put several hours into sp and found it boring and redundant kike most open world games.

Sorry these ppl shouldnt get a pass, if you make a mp do it right, if not dont do it at all. Too many games have been scored down for having a weak component in their game so their shouldnt be an exception.

The same was done with max payne 3 overhyped and under delivered evethough i loved the sp
creeping judas  +   1121d ago
@ specsmatter, perhaps you shouldn't buy any more open world games? You just don't seem to enjoy them at all. Just saying, if you dislike them, why buy or even try them?
deafdani  +   1121d ago
Your comment gives me the impression that you flat-out dislike open world games. If that's the case, then you disliking Far Cry 3 doesn't mean anything to me. Just because someone doesn't like a certain genre of games, doesn't mean said genre is bad, and it looks like you just dislike Far Cry 3 for being a sandbox, not because it's actually garbage.
Lou Ferrigno  +   1121d ago
whoa now.. The MP is freaking AWESOME too,don't dare talk down on such a rewarding experience like that .. Of course the meat is the amazing SP but still.. everything about this game is strait up badass. =)
FoxHound_  +   1121d ago
Whoever wrote this article is insane.
vallencer  +   1121d ago
Have I ever told you the def.....too easy.
BlackPrince 42  +   1121d ago
This is such a non issue. Far Cry 3's end was it's strongest part.

If I were to take issue with anything it would be the "boss fights" with Vaas and Hoyt and the fact that Vaas was underused.
Dlacy13g  +   1121d ago
Well... lets be honest, the "very" end of Far Cry 3 is horrible. The journey leading to that end part is pretty good and made me wish there had been more story elements to the game involving the main villains.
BlackPrince 42  +   1121d ago
I felt the "good" ending made sense given how things worked out with Citra.

The bad ending made less sense in light of the late plot twist regarding you know who. That altered the path of Jason's characterization.

Things would have made more sense had it come earlier in the game. It would have been better motivation for Jason to leave for the southern island than a generic desire to kill Hoyt.

And that would have given the writers an excuse to keep Vaas around longer.
Dlacy13g  +   1121d ago

Good definitely made more sense. The other ending would have been so much better had they fleshed out the "addtional" characters better, given more story. I just felt that other character that played in the twist just felt like a blip in the story and yet suddenly became a major component in the final story with no real justification. The choice to be made seems soooo ridiculous there is no reason to choose the one version from a character point of view. It felt like it was there just as a gimicky game mechanic.
Dlacy13g  +   1121d ago
It's lame and a very much spoiler even in the description on N4G. I hate when journalists put spoiler type information out in front with out warning people.
Dlacy13g  +   1121d ago
lol... just realized peeps might think I feel Far Cry 3 is lame. I am referring to the article not the game. quite liked the game up until the very end.
InMyOpinion  +   1121d ago
Far Cry 3 isn't even heavy on the dialogue, compared to games like Skyrim or Mass Effect. It's perfectly paced so the dialogue comes in at the right moments, usually when you need a breather from all the action.

Also the voice acting is extremely good.

"In Far Cry 3, there's hardly any conflict in the cinematics, and as such, very little drama."

Ummmm...the poker game with Hoyt he mentions itself contains quite a few WTF!? situations.
OhReginald  +   1121d ago
the game easily..EASILY...a 9.5 out of 10 for me. I played about every shooter on the market this gen, and this is the one that got most things right.
Tzuno  +   1121d ago
You buyed the game? lol.
legendof117  +   1121d ago
Wow, I was so sure this was a Kotaku article.


I hate Kotaku.
SupaFunnyMan  +   1121d ago
Why I stopped playing Far Cry 3

Finished it 3 times
aliengmr  +   1121d ago
So...okay...that's nice. Why should readers care?
ZBlacktt  +   1121d ago
This is news? Why some person quit playing the best game put out in 2012?
acemonkey  +   1121d ago
I stop playin because i have no cam or rocks
Mikeockizard  +   1121d ago
I also stopped playing the game after around 15 hours. When the game was good it was great (unscripted, dynamic interactions and taking over camps), but when it was bad it was really bad. In addition to the unskippable cut scenes, Here is what ruined it for me:

-The horrible HUD(Giant flashing symbols, outlines, and prompts everywhere, WTF?)
-The skills were ridiculous and just padded the playtime (why is cooking a grenade and sliding a skill? Why not just let me throw a knife by equipping it rather than making it a skillpoint based QTE?)
-The QTEs. Why not just have context sensitive interactions? Staring at a ledge or a box until a prompt for grab or open pops up kills immersion.
-The physics. Seriously, the body physics and horrible death animations are worse than FC1 from 10 years ago!
-The linearity. It's an OPEN WORLD game. Why do I fail if I move 10 feet outside the mission area? And why does just driving into the mission area start a mission?
-The inventory and UI. Probably fine for console gamepad players, but it is TERRIBLE on PC. Why do I have to back all the way out to the main menu to load a game, and why is there only 1 save slot? These are programming 101 mistakes by a dev rushing to get the game into the hands of 12 year olds who won't notice.
asmith2306  +   1121d ago
I agree. First week of playing this game I thought it was goty material, vaas was an awesome character. I got tired of it though. The open world nature of the game contradicted the narrative. Jason is so supposed to start off as an innocent guy who slowly turns into a killer. Funny thing is, right after the first mission I can go on a complete massacre across the island and then have to listen to the dialogue about how he's not up for killing. The articles point about monologue after monologue is also true. The main let down for me and the reason I didn't finish the game was down to Jason being such a lame character, I couldn't care less how his story ends.
kma2k  +   1121d ago
Why i stopped playing fc3...i loved the game so much i was sad to see it end so i postponed finishing it for a few days! Then came to my senses & finished it. Seriously one of the GOTY for me!
Themba76  +   1121d ago
some ppl need to play cod all year long and thats it rinse and repeat because they just don't understand FC3 . why in the blue hell would you get FC3 for multiplayer dumbest move of the year. if you like multiplayer stick with Halo,COD, BF3 or Borderlands 2 don't buy anything else
or better yet just play WOW year around because in WOW your'e always in Multiplayer 24-7 even if you think your buy yourself your not.
jjb1981  +   1121d ago
Why I almost barfed when I started to read the article... Well, because of the article
Phoenix76  +   1121d ago
one of the most easiest Platinums ive ever got was from this game. loved every min of it.
This guy is not worth listening too
Megaton  +   1121d ago
I really liked this game, but I do think they stumbled around a lot with the story. During the first half I was thinking this was going to replace Borderlands 2 as my GOTY for 2012, but after finishing it I don't think it even places top 3. Top 5 maybe, but they really went in some wonky directions with a lot of things.
darthdusty  +   1121d ago
I don't know about you, but I didn't play Far Cry 3 for a very strong story, I just wanted to have fun in an "anything goes" jungle.
Mithan  +   1121d ago
Bullshit Sensationalist Article trying to make money off the fact that FarCry 3 is a great game.

Will not click into the article, but will post here how stupid it is so that the Author may hopefully read this and stop.
DigenesDeity  +   1121d ago
I am going to make an article and post it on here. It is going to be called, "Why this article makes me want to play Far Cry 3"
GamerElite  +   1121d ago
Cool story bra. Have any more ?
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urwifeminder  +   1121d ago
Im one hour in got it day one lol.
Kingthrash360  +   1120d ago
Baffling how many articles make the cut. I mean this article is an opinion... And that's all good but who's opinion is this? Why didn't this guy say this on twitter? People follow you there and might care, but here? We don't give a rats ass about opinions of nobody's. now if this was an article by kojima or someone deep in the gaming development business then it would be intriguing.
Tyrant 8 RDFL  +   1120d ago
Agreed. really doesnt make sense why he was bothered with the dialogue in this game. It was implemented nicely into the game.

Now MGS at times was tough but a solid game also.
carson_le_great  +   1120d ago
i did get bored of the tropical island after awile, but that happened in almost all sandboxes. still one of the best games released last year
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Cueil  +   1120d ago
Come on everyone and explain how an OPINION is wrong and stupid... you may not like it, but it's an opinion and he's tell you how he feels. You're the idiots who got this to the top of N4G.
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