In this thread we discuss everything about the upcoming Far Cry 3. It's time to start the hype train. The game is set for release on December 4, 2012 in North America
Rumored to be 10 times larger than the previous installments of the series, Far Cry 3 takes place on an open world tropical island......straight out of your nightmares. You play as Jason Brody, a seemingly average tourist who, while on the island, loses his girlfriend to an unstable leader of thugs named Vaas. Left with no choice but to brave the elements and the local population of crazies to get her back, you progress through the story campaign, gaining experience as you play. Each encounter is designed so you can choose how you want it to play out. You can sneak from cover to cover and stealthily take out enemies, or you can go in guns-a-blazing and wreak havoc with massive explosions and gun fights. The vast open world will also pose challenges as well. Offering a beautiful, fully alive world to explore filled with indigenous animals that roam the various landscapes as well as pockets of civilization. Some of which may be friendly, and some not so much.
The game is a healthy mix of open world sandbox, FPS, action and even RPG elements all driven by what will no doubt be an intriguing narrative. It is said to take appox. 20 hours
to complete the single player and will allow fast travel methods to navigate the massive world or you can go by boat, jet-ski, car, walk, or swim if it make you happy. Just beware of the sharks.
An example of the insane inhabitants of the island as well as its beauty.
Let's face it, Far Cry 2's multiplayer had HUGE potential but fell short. Far Cry 3 is looking to fix that by putting a huge focus on team play and introducing some originals features.
Taken from the Ubi Forums:
Let out a yell to buff your squad
The first of the new features is the Battle Cry, a rally shout that can be activated by pressing both analogue sticks together. It can only be used when there is one or more of your teammates around. If you’re unsure where your squad is you can glance down at the numbered icon at the bottom right-hand side of the screen which tells you how many will be affected by your yell.
Let out a Battle Cry and any teammate within hearing distance gets buffed, which will improve their current status by increasing their accuracy or increasing their health, among other perks. The player who lets out the Battle Cry then receives Team Support points that goes toward Far Cry 3’s new economy mechanic, which we'll explain more about in a second. The Battle Cry is a tactic that will no doubt be invaluable in multiplayer sessions, because it rewards you and your team so well with the luxuries that team points bring.
Heal the world, but first your teammates
To encourage all players to work toward the greater goal, all players can now revive their teammates regardless of class, and they’ll receive team support points for doing so. Hammering ‘A’ (presumably 'X' on the PS3) after being shot alerts lets teammates know that you need to be revived. You can respawn if you know that there’s no friendly units in the area, but Ubisoft has introduced a clever new tagging feature that also allows those players trying to reach you to send a silent communication telling them that you’re on your way. These two features contribute toward team points, as does getting kills and taking over command points. Team points are incredibly important...
The significance of team points
As players gain team points, a meter on the right-hand side of the screen fills giving players access to the game’s best weapons. When it fills to a certain point, for example, you can press right on the d-pad to send a plane overhead that drops off some game-changing psyche gas. This gas blurs the vision of the enemy, it removes name tags from the game and makes all players look identical so that they don’t know who is the enemy or who is on their team. Furthermore, friendly-fire is turned on so that they can accidentally kill each other. During these moments, their team is going to have to rely solely on voice communication, or will need to have been acutely aware of where their teammates were prior to the attack.
Multiplayer Gameplay showing the newest features.
Also confirmed, but only sorta is the return of the map editor. It's said to be the same map editor from Far Cry 2 but with a "fresh coat of paint"
So, who else is jonesn' for this epic release?
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