Far Cry 3 will feature the same wide-open, tropical gameplay as its predecessors, this time featuring a young man searching for his kidnapped girlfriend on an island wracked by violence.
The Far Cry series is an interesting one. Far Cry 2 maintained very similar gameplay elements – open-ended level design, options for stealth approaches, a thick jungle setting – while being otherwise completely unrelated to the original game. Far Cry 3 will apparently take the same approach, dropping you in a tropical jungle to go head-to-head with a horde of heavily-armed goons.
This time around you’ll be packing heat as Jason Brody, a man scouring a tropical island in search of his kidnapped girlfriend. Making things worse, many of the island’s pistol-packing inhabitants, friend and foe alike, appear to be going nuts, and in fact sanity will be an important element of the game, perhaps playing a role similar to that of malaria in Far Cry 2.
“When we really felt like we captured it was when we got Vaas,” Producer Dan Hay said in the latest issue of Edge, referring to a “sociopath” NPC who sounds like he’ll play a prominent role in the game. “That’s when the word ‘insanity’ really crystallized for us.” Despite that delve into themes of madness, Hay added, Far Cry 3 will still be “a shooter first.”
Each scenario will be approachable stealthily, with guns blazing or “creatively,” which may refer to actions like strapping explosives into a vehicle and then rolling it into an enemy camp – a tactic likely familiar to most Far Cry 2 veterans. Unlike the “political cynicism” of that game, however, Far Cry 3 will be more personal, “charting one man’s spiral into violence, and quite possibly madness.”
Ubisoft has also released a near-useless teaser trailer, which is really more of a teaser for the teaser trailer that’s coming in a couple of days. It’s something to look at, I suppose, or at the very least listen to, but I really hope Ubi comes across with something better on Thursday.
Far Cry 3 is expected to come out later this year for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.
Source: Gaming Everything