Games.on.net Video Review: Far Cry 3 (PC)

Far Cry 3

By on November 28, 2012 at 11:42 am

Far Cry 3 is a strange beast and, as we discovered when we tried to put a collar around it, it just won’t be tamed. With a scripted, linear campaign living side by side with some of the best sandbox gameplay of the year, Far Cry 3 sometimes struggles to come to terms with what it wants to be. Find out more in our massive video review below.

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+1 for Youtube channel!

 

Aaaand now that it’s all uploaded and encoded I notice that the audio has drifted by a few microseconds from what Premiere previewed it as. Wicked! I’ll render out another. :(

 

Given this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger#Conservation_efforts

I find it incredibly tasteless that the game features tiger-killing. One of the most magnificent creatures in the world, almost exterminated in the wild by humans, and we need to simulate killing more of them in a video game for… fun?

 

That looks pretty fun, and caitsith01, you might notice he killed a lot of people too, as with most games, actions in them don’t translate over to real life.

 

Great review, thanks.

I was already planing on getting it and this showed me I’m making the right choice. :)

 

caitsith01:
Given this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger#Conservation_efforts

I find it incredibly tasteless that the game features tiger-killing.One of the most magnificent creatures in the world, almost exterminated in the wild by humans, and we need to simulate killing more of them in a video game for… fun?

Save the tigers, kill virtual ones instead!

 

good review as always… know of anywhere i can get it at a good price… steams $70 seems a bit steep compared to other big releases this year.

 

novak47:
good review as always… know of anywhere i can get it at a good price… steams $70 seems a bit steep compared to other big releases this year.

WOWHD is selling it for $32, but it’s boxed retail, not a key: http://www.wowhd.com.au/games/far-cry-3-pc/dp/27836411/56271659

I suspect we’ll start to see Steam keys pop up around the place once it launches.

 

caitsith01,

You do realise you’re killing humans as well right? Like… hundreds and hundreds of them. It’s a video game for chrissakes. It glorifies killing real tigers about as much as it does killing real humans… not at all.

 

caitsith01,
He also blasted two people driving by in a car with a shotgun, killing them instantly. It amuses me thats someone would think killing people in video games is fine, but killing tigers is abhorrent.

 
 

I’m with caitsith01 on this one.

Save the tigers. Humans do enough every day to warrant our personal extermination.

 

I look forward to burning down a forrest, punching sharks, swimming with turtles (then punching more sharks), creating a battle between humans and animals in a ring with the level editor, grabbing the bow and shooting everything in the face,

And one by one, harvesting every animal in the game for sweet sweet loot.

 

Yup, humans aren’t endangered, and in the context of the game, killing them is reasonable – i.e., they are trying to kill you.

Tigers don’t actually go around attacking humans unless provoked, and I said it was TASTELESS, which is a word you might like to look up. I am aware that it’s a video game, that doesn’t mean it is immune from criticism for its content.

I would be equally critical of a book or TV show or movie where the hero wantonly massacres a highly endangered animal.

It’s basically like the game having dolphin and seal clubbing, or letting you shoot baby pandas, or encouraging you to beat up old and disabled people. All of that would be fictional. All of it would be bad taste if presented as anything other than a satire on video game violence.

I would be less critical if they’d chosen an animal which hasn’t in fact been hunted to extinction on tropical islands by stupid humans with guns (look up Balinese tigers). I just think it’s tacky and immature.

 

mindsnare,

Last time I checked the human race was in its billions.. killing a few thousands won’t hurt anyone.. besides majority of those you are killing in the farcry games tend to be scumbags not fit for life anyway.

 

mindsnare:
caitsith01,

You do realise you’re killing humans as well right? Like… hundreds and hundreds of them. It’s a video game for chrissakes. It glorifies killing real tigers about as much as it does killing real humans… not at all.

Oh, I disagree. IMHO it does indeed glorify killing real humans, so long as they’re “bad”, in the same way as a thousand other games and movies about ‘justified’ killing do. However, at least it provides some ethical/moral context for that.

Stuff is put in games to be fun and entertaining, presumably. I think there’s something slightly sick about anyone who thinks its fun and entertaining to act out the killing of an endangered animal which IRL has been pushed to the brink by people doing exactly what is depicted in the game.

Anyway, just my perspective. Feel free not to share it.

 

Matt ‘El_Funko’ Long:
caitsith01,
He also blasted two people driving by in a car with a shotgun, killing them instantly. It amuses me thats someone would think killing people in video games is fine, but killing tigers is abhorrent.

I like most tigers i have been around more than most people I have been around.
Having said that in the real world killing is wrong unless its for survival of-course imho, non of us get our morality from far cry right guys ?

 

novak47,

GetGamesGO has it for a much more Australian friendly $38.50
http://getgamesgo.com/product/far-cry-3-us-po
Uplay key, (No several week shipping time :))

Though personally I figure if Amazon digital can get their hands on steamworks keys for ACIII, they may stock a steam version of this in the future also. Hopefully some sort of cheap “UBI” pack since they have a nack for that sort of thing. (Recent Prototype complete pack 1+2+DLC) for $7.50 comes to mind :P

 

Video game tigers, serious business.

I’m going to slaughter every tiger I come across in this game and write your name on its corpse with bullets, caitsith01.

 

There I was thinking that one of the main arguments we use against the “ban video games” crowd is that we know the difference between games and real life.

 
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