Far Cry 3 Looks Legit With 15 Minute Gameplay Video
Author: William Usher
published: 2012-09-02 23:02:50
It's very rare these days to see a triple-A title in a short two minute trailer and get a scope and view of what the game is about, shortcomings and all, within two minutes. Well, Ubisoft isn't afraid to showcase what they have in store for Far Cry 3 and actually, I was quite impressed as the game seems to actually carry a lot of similarities to Far Cry 2.
While a lot of people might groan at the idea of an enhanced version of Far Cry 2, I'm sure a lot of people looking for something completely unlike Call of Duty will be pleasantly surprised. As mentioned in a previous article here at Gaming Blend, Far Cry 3 won't have all the annoying things from Far Cry 2 such as the arbitrary malaria, the respawning checkpoint guards and the general lack of progression outside of the actual story arc. These are very good things.
What's stayed, however, is Far Cry 2's animal, environment and dynamic ecology, but this time there are predators and there is prey. In addition to this, side-quests have been added that aren't entirely samey to the game's main missions.
Most impressive is the open world. I have no idea how well this will work for home consoles, but it looks absolutely massive. You can get a very small glimpse of just how big the game world is in the new video below, courtesy of Games Radar.
The thing that impressed me most was the overall quality of the gameplay. The driving looks really good. The shooting looks pretty spot on. Unfortunately the E3 trailers and demos didn't do the game much of any justice as it was kind of promoted as a Call of Duty: Jungle Warfare. But this video further helps construct that individual identity for the game, as showcased in the survival and exploration trailer.
I think Ubisoft is actually on the right track with promoting the game now; creating market separation from modern-day military shooters is the best thing for an FPS like Far Cry 3. Because I'll be honest, I didn't care much for the game at first based on the early promo trailers. The open world, animal ecology and enemy/ally features were all under-played for some generic, one-many army run-and-gun gameplay. Dispelling the generic shooter stigma will hopefully pay off in the long run for the game.
You can look for Far Cry 3 to launch for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC in early December. For further information about the game as well as the option to pre-order, feel free to visit the Official Website.
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