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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.
Despite its problems Far Cry 2 had some very interesting ideas; it's why many game developers mention it.
Far Cry 1 and 2 are the only ones in the series I haven't finished. That speaks for itself, I think.
Far Cry 2 had interesting ideas and setting, but gameplay wise it was awful.
Nothing is more controversial than Hatred
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
Is this really that bad?
I don't see the controversy? Is this another political thing?
Ignore my previous version post, please. I wrote shit without thinking properly.
And we thought that we were past that period.
edited 26th May '17 12:47:09 AM by kaalban
Honestly, I think the people getting offended says a lot more about them than it does about the game.
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?
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
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.
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.
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
There was similar anger when Pagan Min's design was revealed. It turned out to be baseless.
And that was in Montana, where this game is set.
..... Maybe 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!
People are getting upset about this? Now I want the protagonist to be a lesbian and that will really set people off.
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.
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 had Far Cry with custom character in my mind, but I didn't actually think it would become a reality! Hype! Or not...
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:
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?
Quintessential Far Cry, I would imagine. Destroy outposts, drive vehicles, hunt animals and whatnot. There'll probably be more flying too.
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