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#142 - Aezync
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(12/09/2012) [-]
Farcry 3 sucks.

It has the most silly and unoriginal story, as well as the most unoriginal sandbox game play. I think this generation of video-games are going in the wrong direction; no one is innovating, everyone is stealing, and yet you all still buy.

Idiots, the lot of you.
#343 to #142 - ghastlydude
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(12/09/2012) [-]
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#176 to #142 - urikhi
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(12/09/2012) [-]
Well lets shed some light on some of your problems shall we? This generation of video games can be readily split up into two groups with a nice large gray area in the center, the first group (The good games) will be referred to as A, the second group (The bad games) will be known as B.

A is good because they have the three main points of a game 1) A Good story, 2) Good game-play, 3) Good presentation (note: This dose NOT mean graphics.) B on the other hand is using the same story line over and over, wash and repeat style, with the same story and same presentation (AKA MW3) and I can see your problem with this. But do not use B to discount A or even the gray area, A has in fact innovated quite a bit during the time you were focused on B (Look at Skyrim and Planetside 2 for a prime example) and one could even count some of the recent games (Such as H4) to be in Group A because the fulfill at least two of the three requirements.

But to close I have one question for you. Simply what would you do different?
#181 to #176 - Aezync
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(12/09/2012) [-]
Farcry 3 fails to achieve anything but presentation of an A-level game. It uses mechanics and themes that have been seen in other games, and tries to compensate and shroud this by making the experience as realistic as possible, which, as of this generation, has been an essential strategy to any gaming franchise hoping to achieve a good degree of success.

You know what? I rate team fortress 2 as an A game, despite my low interest in it. I hardly play, yes, but I can easily see how this game was as successful as it was, as it provides an entertaining as well as unique experience to the player. A 50/50 Comedy/Action game? Who would've thought it would be so succesful.

To answer your question, I would've done many things different. Toning down the reality and improving the game play would be my first priority, as this game shouldn't focus so much on showing what it is capable of, but what it can provide for the player. Second, I would fire the writers of this game's story as it was atrocious, and replace them with beings of some intelligence, perhaps monkeys? Lastly, I would remove this "huge world" as it is mostly the same. A massive world that features little variety is bland. However an environment that incorporates many settings is vivid and interesting. Take Skyrim for example. You are able to travel to many unique environments. What was stopping this game from achieving that same attribute?

Your move.
#191 to #181 - improbablyyourdad ONLINE
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(12/09/2012) [-]
"Take Skyrim for example. You are able to travel to many unique environments. What was stopping this game from achieving that same attribute?"

It's on a relatively small island, did you honestly expect this?

"as this game shouldn't focus so much on showing what it is capable of, but what it can provide for the player"
Can you elaborate a little bit? I haven't played the game.
#400 to #191 - Aezync
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(12/09/2012) [-]
Relatively small? Even I give credit to the makers for making a large world for the player to explore, but I do not agree with their lack of variation.

Farcry 3, from what I've seen/experienced, focuses on entertaining the player primarily through realism and immersion. That would be fine if realism were only a factor of the game's playability. However it is the ultimate theme of the game, causing other areas, such as combat (the most FUNDAMENTAL aspect of first-person shooters) and customization to be very weak and somewhat limited. For example, the combat in Farcry 3 is a direct copy of Call of Duty, and shrouds this by incorporating other features, such as the encouragement of using items such as bows and knives, the "stealth" strategy (strongly supported by a *******), and the illusion of a sandbox world. This immerses the user in a world in which they have probably already experienced, giving them the delusion that this game is significant and unique in designed when in reality it is just a pretty pile of ****.
#185 to #181 - urikhi
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(12/09/2012) [-]
To be quite honest I agree with you when it comes to the whole 'realism' thing, the only games I have seen it work well for are Assassin's Creed and Halo but even then they toned it down so that you could still do things that shouldn't be 'possible' but they were part of the game. On the subject of the open world, I personally like Open World game play but I see it more as a double edged sword. It can make a game amazing or make a long boring march from point A to point B. But I cant cast a verdict on Farcry 3's story as I haven't played it. But I have stated, I believe that a good story is one of the true make or brake points of a game.
#169 to #142 - slowpokerfast
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(12/09/2012) [-]
Well here's an oldie stuck in the past.

There have been ****** games, there are ****** games and there will be ****** games. Yes there are more ****** games now than before because there are more games. And regardless of that just let people play what they want, why would you even give a **** if someone likes a bad game.
#165 to #142 - wwkybobo ONLINE
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(12/09/2012) [-]
don't be an asshole dude. Let people play what they want and leave it at that.
#158 to #142 - Aezync
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(12/09/2012) [-]
I remember when Gamers had some degree of intelligence. This thread is a direct contradiction of that now ancient trend. And no, I don't base that assertion on just this thread, there are many other instances in which I've seen the gaming community embrace ignorance and enjoy bliss.
For example:
Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty.
>Hit
Call of Duty: World at War.
>Hit
Halo 4 (CoD with a skin).
>Hit
Borderlands 2.
>Hit

I pose a question to you all: do you enjoy being fools?
#282 to #158 - gladiuss
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(12/09/2012) [-]
Blah. "I remember back in my day, we ran into brick walls and it was too realistic so we bitched about it. Then we smoked a whole **** load of pot and ran into brick walls again. This toned down the realism and actually made running headlong into a brick wall, FUN."   
   
Don't like the game or the gamers? Read a ******* book. Opinions are like assholes. Everybody has at least one. *metaphor implied*
Blah. "I remember back in my day, we ran into brick walls and it was too realistic so we bitched about it. Then we smoked a whole **** load of pot and ran into brick walls again. This toned down the realism and actually made running headlong into a brick wall, FUN."

Don't like the game or the gamers? Read a ******* book. Opinions are like assholes. Everybody has at least one. *metaphor implied*
#196 to #158 - improbablyyourdad ONLINE
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(12/09/2012) [-]
How is Halo anything like cod?
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#194 to #158 - crowsnest
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(12/09/2012) [-]
I understand thinking that Call of Duty and Halo rip off of other games, but you really confuse me with Borderlands. It is cartoony, and is meant to have intense gameplay in place of a strong storyline. Maybe they are trying to sell games to a specific market, and not you Sir Hipster McBitchypants.
#175 to #158 - mrdrpage
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(12/09/2012) [-]
Inb4 Halo 4 is not COD with a skin.
#208 to #175 - improbablyyourdad ONLINE
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(12/09/2012) [-]
Since the other guy won't answer me can you explain?
#266 to #208 - mrdrpage
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(12/09/2012) [-]
They are similar. But I wouldn't call it a skin.   
   
Probably just a COD fanboy.    
   
Campaigns are nothing alike.    
He's comparing multiplayer which are alike because they are shooters.  What do you expect? And not only that, Halo multiplayer was out before COD multiplayer was even thought of.   
   
To add to all of that, ALL video games steal from other video games.   
   
   
GIF kinda relevant.
They are similar. But I wouldn't call it a skin.

Probably just a COD fanboy.

Campaigns are nothing alike.
He's comparing multiplayer which are alike because they are shooters. What do you expect? And not only that, Halo multiplayer was out before COD multiplayer was even thought of.

To add to all of that, ALL video games steal from other video games.


GIF kinda relevant.
#267 to #266 - mrdrpage
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(12/09/2012) [-]
MFW I knew it was a broken gif anyway.
#156 to #142 - DoggyBouncer
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(12/09/2012) [-]
You seem like a complete jackass.

Let people play what they want and quit bitching about it.
#155 to #142 - anon
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(12/09/2012) [-]
God damn do you sound like a whiney bitch. Far Cry's 3 Characters were some of the best weve seen in a while.
#153 to #142 - szymonf
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(12/09/2012) [-]
Why would anyone innovate when people are buying anything with a long standing name. Especially when the next gen systems are round around the corner.
#146 to #142 - jasonvgrace
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(12/09/2012) [-]
Okay then, if that's your opinion.

I like the Farcry series, and I don't think anyone would be an idiot for buying them, as long as they bring entertainment they are doing their job.
#150 to #146 - Aezync
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(12/09/2012) [-]
It should be hated just as much as CoD is. It didn't do anything different, except add a few gimmicks that are still unoriginal in design and concept. Do you find CoD fans to be morons? I know I do. The same applies to this reused ****.
#184 to #150 - mezuki
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(12/09/2012) [-]
>implying you're smarter than another person based on game choice lolk.
>implying you're smarter than another person based on game choice lolk.
#152 to #150 - jasonvgrace
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(12/09/2012) [-]
I don't mind Call of Duty fans at all, they enjoy the game and have fun playing it. I personally do not like the game but it's fine for others to like it. I understand that Farcry 3 is mostly the same as the second one, but I like Farcry for exactly that, I enjoyed the first two and because of it I know that I will enjoy anything else that they make from then on, the unchanging basics of the game with more editions is exactly what I want from the game, a new campaign and a nice little story to go with it.

I understand it's not everybody's cup of tea, but personally I enjoy it, and others like me do as well. so it's all fine.