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TerminusEst from Finland
May 25th 2017 at 6:58:49 AM

While 3 and 4 were fun in a silly way, 2 was the only one I thought had a pretty good grip on its setting. I agree with the problems said above though.

It also had that gritty "blood diamond" feel I liked.

Si Vis Pacem, Para Perkele
May 25th 2017 at 8:54:39 AM

Despite its problems Far Cry 2 had some very interesting ideas; it's why many game developers mention it.

TamH70 Relationship Status: Faithful to 2D
May 25th 2017 at 12:25:20 PM

Far Cry 1 and 2 are the only ones in the series I haven't finished. That speaks for itself, I think.

MarkVonLewis from Somewhere in Time Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
May 25th 2017 at 4:35:54 PM

Far Cry 2 had interesting ideas and setting, but gameplay wise it was awful.

Medusa strippers, where the phrase "my eyes are up here" is a dangerous phrase.
kaalban The Ultimate Bullshitter from a very bad place Relationship Status: Faithful to 2D
The Ultimate Bullshitter
May 25th 2017 at 11:41:45 PM

Nothing is more controversial than Hatred

[down] It was inevitable. But it will go away... I guess. There's really nothing too controversial here, unlike Hatred, Postal or Manhunt.

edited 25th May '17 11:45:10 PM by kaalban

Everything that lives is designed to end.
slimcoder I'm No One Special. Just a Passing Pro Wrestler.
I'm No One Special. Just a Passing Pro Wrestler.
May 25th 2017 at 11:42:21 PM

Is this really that bad?

Wispy Relationship Status: Don't hug me; I'm scared
May 26th 2017 at 12:36:18 AM

I don't see the controversy? Is this another political thing?

kaalban The Ultimate Bullshitter from a very bad place Relationship Status: Faithful to 2D
The Ultimate Bullshitter
May 26th 2017 at 12:41:57 AM

Ignore my previous version post, please. I wrote shit without thinking properly.

[down] And we thought that we were past that period.

edited 26th May '17 12:47:09 AM by kaalban

Everything that lives is designed to end.
InkDagger Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
May 26th 2017 at 12:42:03 AM

No.

Honestly, I think the people getting offended says a lot more about them than it does about the game.

May 26th 2017 at 1:31:43 AM

The funny thing is that we have seen ZERO gameplay or real implication about who the villains are or their motivations.

Just goes to show that maybe, JUST MAYBE, those guys getting offended know how hideous what they do really is and are pre-empting?

Heck surely they'd enjoy basically taking part in Hostel-the-game?

InkDagger Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
May 26th 2017 at 2:43:31 AM

Yep. We know nothing beyond cover art and a teaser trailer. The fact that a lot of people seem to identify themselves in just the visual concept of the villains suggests more about those individuals than the game itself.

We have no context for the game.

Hell, for all we know, maybe it will be one massive commentary on conservative values and ideals... while the protagonist maintains a positive stance on the same side of the political spectrum. In which case, the people getting 'offended' SHOULD identify the most with the protagonist and hate the villains because they corupt what they agree with.

Or, maybe they're right and the game demonizes Christ, pledges itself (and the players) to Satan forever, Republicans are literally the name of the villain faction, and the protagonist is a gay trans black guy from Flint, Michigan who recently converted to Islam.

...I do hope its obvious enough that I'm not serious.

But, since everyone jumps to conclusions, its 'SJW pandering' and 'forced progressivism' and apparently video games cannot be topical and comment in their own medium.

edited 26th May '17 2:43:41 AM by InkDagger

Krieger22 Causing freakouts over sourcing since 2018 from Malaysia Relationship Status: I'm in love with my car
Causing freakouts over sourcing since 2018
May 26th 2017 at 3:11:19 AM

Well, the nontroversy is exactly why it appeals to me.

Because if they identify themselves as the apparent antagonists, that makes removing their virtual skulls that much more cathartic.

I have disagreed with her a lot, but comparing her to republicans and propagandists of dictatorships is really low. - An idiot
theLibrarian That all you got? from his own little world
That all you got?
May 26th 2017 at 5:18:10 AM

Well considering that asshole candidate that body-slammed a reporter earlier this week won the election, it's not like the game is lying about how shitty the far right is.

That is the face of a man who just ate a kitten. Raw.
May 26th 2017 at 5:41:57 AM

[up] And i still can't believe there's people saying the journalist deserved it for "being uppity" or provoking the politician by, apparently, asking a difficult question!

In which case this game is coming at an opportune time!

edited 26th May '17 5:42:52 AM by JerekLaz

Rationalinsanity from Halifax, Canada Relationship Status: It's complicated
May 26th 2017 at 5:47:48 AM

There was similar anger when Pagan Min's design was revealed. It turned out to be baseless.

Politics is the skilled use of blunt objects.
May 26th 2017 at 5:49:16 AM

[up][up][up]And that was in Montana, where this game is set.

May 26th 2017 at 5:58:09 AM

[up]..... wild mass guessMaybe this is another example of Ubisoft doing some viral marketing? I mean, buying a politician to do something extreme in line with your game would be meta!wild mass guess

LordVatek Not really a lord of anything
Not really a lord of anything
May 26th 2017 at 5:58:13 AM

People are getting upset about this? Now I want the protagonist to be a lesbian and that will really set people off.

This song needs more love.
May 26th 2017 at 6:11:42 AM

So you're actually fighting a Christian doomsday cult who believes the world is ending and their leader can "save them". And some of the cult's followers are black so there goes the whole white racism thing.

Krieger22 Causing freakouts over sourcing since 2018 from Malaysia Relationship Status: I'm in love with my car
Causing freakouts over sourcing since 2018
May 26th 2017 at 6:15:47 AM

More details.

There's no default character, so it is legitimately possible to create a black Muslim homosexual transgender sheriff's deputy (originally) tasked with arresting the head honcho.

I'm leaning towards making a Kiritsugu lookalike, but heh.

PlayStation blog article.

Somehow, Eden's Gate has locked down the whole county. But you're not alone in disagreeing with that.

VG247 hands-on. They're mostly sharing details of the plot setup, though.

edited 26th May '17 6:18:56 AM by Krieger22

I have disagreed with her a lot, but comparing her to republicans and propagandists of dictatorships is really low. - An idiot
kaalban The Ultimate Bullshitter from a very bad place Relationship Status: Faithful to 2D
The Ultimate Bullshitter
May 26th 2017 at 6:20:10 AM

I had Far Cry with custom character in my mind, but I didn't actually think it would become a reality! Hype! Or not...

Everything that lives is designed to end.
Gaon Smoking Snake from Grim Up North Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
May 26th 2017 at 6:34:56 AM

Some character trailers:

Apparently Newton was correct: Every force leads to an equal and opposite reaction. So evil Christian extremists lead to..

"For if I am not their shepherd...then I must be...The wolf!". I can already tell this is my favorite character.

Some airplane dude:

Some bar chick:

"Cobras Fumantes eterna é sua vitória!"
May 26th 2017 at 6:51:01 AM

So can we go back to focusing on why the cover looks like it has Daniel Bryan and CM Punk?

If they wanted people talking, they succeeded. Now what about the gameplay?

"That's right kid. Never play an ace when a two will do."
theLibrarian That all you got? from his own little world
That all you got?
May 26th 2017 at 6:54:30 AM

Quintessential Far Cry, I would imagine. Destroy outposts, drive vehicles, hunt animals and whatnot. There'll probably be more flying too.

That is the face of a man who just ate a kitten. Raw.

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