Archive - Far Cry 3
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Far Cry 5 is back on the discussion table this week, as we talk about the elements it has taken from previous Far Cry games, such as outposts, vehicles and a charismatic villain. It also continues the series' focus on animal companions with Boomer, a trusty hound who is the latest in a long line of videogame Good Dogs, as we discover later in the Show.
Now Far Cry 5 has broken cover, we know it's coming on release date 27 February 2018 on Xbox One, PS4 and PC. But that's not all we know. Take our brisk tour of Far Cry 5 trailer, with the most important first details about Far Cry 5 gameplay.
Your typical videogame action hero is fitter, stronger and more voiced by Troy Baker than we will ever be. This, we have come to accept. We've also come to accept that a game hero or heroine can typically do a whole bunch of things that are physically implausible, if not straight-up biomechanically impossible. Ponder with us now, these incredible physical feats that videogame heroes are pulling off every day like it's nothing.
Weapons are meant to damage your enemies and leave you unharmed. But what if instead they were dangerous liabilities just as likely to kill their user as anything they're pointed at? Watch this and find out what if that.
See us play the Oculus Rift VR version of Vaas' memorable speech about the definition of insanity in Far Cry 3 in this VR tech demo from Far Cry publisher Ubisoft at Gamescom 2015. If we sit mostly still it's because we're paralysed with terror.
Don't you hate it when you've packed your bag for a quest/heist/zombie outbreak and the 'essential' items that should have been totally useful turn out to be completely useless? Save yourself the space and leave this junk at home.
Tutorials are often a tedious but necessary way to teach you a game's fiddly bits. That's why when a game does something creative with a tutorial section, we want to cheer. Let's do that for these inspired training levels.
We love games with multiple endings, they make all our careful choices seem meaningful. They also open the way for the dreaded downer ending, however. That's the one where everything explodes and everyone is miserable or dead. Here are the seven bleakest for which we were responsible with our terrible decisions.
Ubisoft recently sent a survey to selected Far Cry players, polling them about where Far Cry 5 should be set. The survey includes 11 possible future settings. Some of these sound great, while others we would move to Kyrat to avoid. Here are those 11 ideas for the next Far Cry game ranked from least to most brilliant.
Far Cry 4 is teeming with female characters, says creative director Alex Hutchinson, who tallies half of the game's main antagonists and half of the rebel fighters as ladies. For more Far Cry 4 story details, such as how Pagan Min is definitely for sure absolutely "not your father", take a watch.
In Far Cry 4 you can cut the brakes on a vehicle, load it with explosives and roll it down a hill into a mob of henchmen, says Far Cry 4 creative director Alex Hutchinson. Or you just could slap sticky C4 on an elephant, you monster. Take a watch for more juicy Far Cry 4 gameplay details.
Join us for a slice of '80s nostalgia as remember what Show of the Week was like back in 1984, ponder the retro sci-fi spinoff Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, and undertake the inaugural Outside Xbox Kill Quip Challenge.
Those of you who can remember as far back as January might remember the inaugural Outside Xbox Far Cryathlon, a trio of Far Cry 3 challenges that tested our mettle as electronic sportspersons. Now, thanks to Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, the Far Cryathlon has been given a distinctly 80s makeover. Come join us for three more events: The FutureGlider Drop, The Jetski Jump (From The Future) and The Dragon Garrison Capture.
Blood Dragons are top of the food chain in the Far Cry 3 sci-fi spinoff of the same name: giant neon lizards that wreak havok when introduced to, say, an enemy garrison. In the words of Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon creative director Dean Evans: "If you've ever played Far Cry 3, this is the equivalent of letting a tiger loose. But instead of jumping on people he shoots them with lasers." Watch Evans play and commentate his game in the eight-minute Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon gameplay video below the cut.
Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon is Far Cry 3 through the filter of an 80s action flick: a vision of the future year 2007, when a cyborg army rules an island of glowing neon outposts and cybernetic wildlife. Imagine a laser tag centre with robot cassowaries. Andy and I, fresh from a session with Blood Dragon, talk over this Far Cry 3 sci-fi spin-off.
I mean, really loves them. Your fondness for the decade of shoulder pads and Predator is as nothing to this trailer for Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon, a standalone, 80s-themed, sci-fi reworking of last year's best open-world shooter. Check out a Saturday morning cartoon tribute and some actual gameplay after the cut.
Having almost exhausted Far Cry 3's single-player mode for giggles, this week we've turned our attention to multiplayer - more specifically, the hundreds of custom maps built by Far Cry 3 fans in the game's map editor. In this video we raid the Bronze and Silver multiplayer playlists, which automatically download and rotate custom maps. There's some good stuff in there and some unutterable trash.
Watch the deciding event in the Far Cryathlon: a custom-built ski jump created in Far Cry 3's map editor and packed full of deadly animals. Who will triumph?
See Team OX take on a trio of Far Cry 3 challenges: the vehicular long jump, the animals-only outpost capture and the spectacular hang glider crash. Who will be Rook Island's champion Cryathlete?
A few weeks ago, Jane posted a video of her playing Far Cry 3, titled The Only Animal I Can't Kill. In it, she showed the game's majestic Galapagos tortoises, who retreat into their shells when approached - something she found so adorable that she was unable to kill them.
We're getting to that point in the console life cycle where not only is it possible to coax stunningly beautiful visuals out of the Xbox 360, developers are also finding time to create split screen modes like it ain't no thing. We could have played Far Cry 3's co-op over Live, but we thought we'd experiment with bisecting the screen and seeing how it holds up.
Actor Christopher Mintz-Plasse, widely known as Superbad's McLovin, makes for a grim easter egg in Far Cry 3. He's also the object of its cryptic Say Hi to the Internet achievement, worth 10g, which requires you to "find the lost Hollywood star". You can find him on the beach, northwest of Broken Neck Home outpost, as shown in the video guide above.
Life's a beach, which sounds lovely until you find that beach is teeming with alligators, sharks and giant, vicious purple turkeys. Not to mention the gangs of pirates roaming Far Cry 3's Rook Island, who pack machine guns and grenades rather than cutlasses and peg legs. In this week's Show of the Week, Jane abandons the guys for just such a lifestyle, leaving them to fend for themselves against a safari park's worth of wildlife.
Watch Far Cry 3's day-night cycle whiz by in 90 seconds from a Rook Island clifftop and from inside the idyllic Amanaki Town. Look out for sunrise and sunset, thunderstorms, roaming monkeys and the Amanaki villagers' permanently roasting pig.
At first blush, Far Cry 3's is the shallowest of stories: on a tropical island, a young American is kidnapped with his brothers and girlfriend, escapes, then becomes a murderous badass to rescue his loved ones. Along the way, he is accepted by native warriors and fondles a topless tribeswoman.
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