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Far Cry 3

Postby vadersmyfather » 21 Nov 2012, 18:11

Interesting review. Somehow I didn't quite feel the tone of it quite matched the score, somehow.

Also, did you actually address any of the questions we asked in the previous thread??
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Re: Far Cry 3

Postby OXM ETboy » 21 Nov 2012, 18:12

I'll do a separate Q&A for the reviews questions thread - didn't quite find the time to look into them in detail when writing this.
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Re: Far Cry 3

Postby vadersmyfather » 21 Nov 2012, 18:16

OXM ETboy wrote:I'll do a separate Q&A for the reviews questions thread - didn't quite find the time to look into them in detail when writing this.


No worries - thanks for clarifying, Ed.

Will be good to read your answers because for me the re-spawning enemies, checkpoint system, and fast travel were game-breaking last time.
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Re: Far Cry 3

Postby OXM ETboy » 21 Nov 2012, 18:19

I'll answer that one right away: the respawning guard posts are gone. There are the outposts which contain the safe houses, but you only have to clean them out once, and there are roving enemies (and randomised setpieces like trains of hostages) in the field, but you can always walk around them.
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Re: Far Cry 3

Postby Clanger67 » 21 Nov 2012, 18:20

Skipped through a lot but what i have read has me well happy.Thought the story might be a bit longer as standard but given i will be exploring the s**t out off it,think it will take me nearer the higher time frame.The words what FC 2 should have been sealed it for me and while as alluded to the frame rate takes the odd dip,was expecting a little bit given the graphics.Certainly glad i went for the Insane edition. :D
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Re: Far Cry 3

Postby Metalrodent » 21 Nov 2012, 18:24

you missed the most important question - do the fire physics return?
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Re: Far Cry 3

Postby OXM ETboy » 21 Nov 2012, 18:27

Yep.
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Re: Far Cry 3

Postby Clanger67 » 21 Nov 2012, 18:29

Metalrodent wrote:you missed the most important question - do the fire physics return?



Somebody already answered you that in the other thread. :wink:
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Re: Far Cry 3

Postby Clanger67 » 21 Nov 2012, 18:31

Ed so i get the idea from the little i read the crafting and skinning etc does feel a bit tacked on and a bit of a chore after a bit.????
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Re: Far Cry 3

Postby OXM ETboy » 21 Nov 2012, 18:33

The crafting system's a bit of an unnecessary inconvenience, yes. You actually have to make yourself a bigger wallet. That said, it's another incentive to explore.

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Re: Far Cry 3

Postby Clanger67 » 21 Nov 2012, 18:36

Thanks Ed,hmmm in RDR though all you see is blood splats all over the screen. :wink:
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Re: Far Cry 3

Postby ItchyRash » 21 Nov 2012, 18:59

I had Far Cry 2 crash on me just after getting the majority of the diamonds. All 144 saves corrupted. Added to that the game was a chore and a bore. Those respawning checkpoints and forever fixing my vehicle with a spanner send shivers down my spine. Tell me those things aren't back? Ubisoft never acknowledged there was an issue with the game corrupting saves. Thus I shall not be risking my money on this. Plus I thought the trailer looked awful. Just seemed really cheesy
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Re: Far Cry 3

Postby Clanger67 » 21 Nov 2012, 19:04

Why cheesy??? plus they sorted the save thing in 2 with a patch i played through it about four times to the end with no probs.

Plus if you read some of the other posts or the review you would know spawning has gone.
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Re: Far Cry 3

Postby ItchyRash » 21 Nov 2012, 19:17

Clanger67 wrote:Why cheesy??? plus they sorted the save thing in 2 with a patch i played through it about four times to the end with no probs.

Plus if you read some of the other posts or the review you would know spawning has gone.


Not sure, just the magic dust thing. The whole vibe of the trailer. I was watching it in front of my family at the time and just felt awkward. Don't know why, Don't doubt my opinion is very jaded and i'm sure there will be plenty of people that take a lot of enjoyment out of this game, but based on my experiences with 2 I don't think it's for me. 2 was one of the worst games I've played on 360. After the issues I experienced with that game this one hasn't even been on my radar and Halo, Hitman and Dishonored will be taking up my time
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Re: Far Cry 3

Postby Clanger67 » 21 Nov 2012, 19:21

Yeah cool meant no offence just you didn't give much of an answer about why.Also one of the first sentences in the review says it is the game 2 should have been so get the sense it is nothing like 2.????
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