Bumping my personal review score up half a point.
By Alice Lynton on December 8, 2012 at 11:12 am
Far Cry 3 is a lot of fun, but for those of us who like to get off the beaten track and fool around with the game’s systems, as opposed to following Jason Brody through his A-to-B journey into full blown psychopathy, the constant nagging popups to Go meet Dr Earnhardt et cetera can get a little wearing. Throw in a not-so-minimap packed with objectives, a couple of on-screen indicators, and a default FOV that has you staring at your gun, and you could play the whole game without ever clapping eyes on Ubisoft Montreal’s luscious scenery.
The modding scene has already produced a remedy to this visual clustertruck, but without official mod tool support, it’s not an ideal solution, as it strips out certain vital in-mission prompts. Happily, an official patch is on the way which should let everyone play pick and mix with Far Cry 3′s various UI horrors.
“Based on feedback from both press and fans, the Far Cry 3 production team is working on a patch that will allow you to toggle most HUD/UI elements based on player preference,” Ubisoft Montreal told Kotaku.
“The patch will also avoid issues encountered in the .dll hack that might create a mission walkthrough break (missing QTE prompts, critical information, etc).”
Good news indeed, and great to see Ubisoft willing to take criticism in such a positive manner.