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Submitted by zerocrossing 1076d ago | opinion piece

Far Cry 3's Citra Is Straight From the Freakshow

This article contains spoilers for Far Cry 3

There are many admirable things about Far Cry 3. Fearless and fun, I've expressed my appreciation for both its roaming animals and its healing animations. However, there is one aspect that casts a shadow over the whole experience: the game's problematic depiction of the Rakyat, especially during the "Join Citra" ending. Though the writer, Jeffrey Yohalem, claims that the game is a satire that subverts the stereotypes it presents, the Join Citra ending plays into narratives about the Pacific Islands that come not from the real world, but from the racist narratives of the Victorian freakshow. (Far Cry 3, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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