Far Cry 3's campaign starts with you being teased and held captive in a cage by Vaas with your brother Grant. After a daring escape, Grant gets killed and Vaas chases you away, leaving you to fend for yourself.
From here, the campaign sees you attempt to rescue the rest of your friends from the pirates with the help of the local tribal people, the Rakyat.
They teach you that in order to survive and free your friends, you must learn the ways of the jungle. Part of this process involves getting tataus (tattoos) which is a new and novel method of representing a character's skills and rank.
As with previous instalments of the series, the island is littered with outposts which can be liberated to provide you with safe houses, fast travel points and gun vendors.
The number of outposts in the game is pretty much spot on. There's roughly two per "section" of the map and that's more than enough to keep you occupied without becoming bored.
There are also multiple rewards for clearing an outpost of enemies. Getting caught and allowing the pirates to sound an alarm will net you 500xp plus several waves of re-enforcements, getting caught but without an alarm being sounded will grant you 550xp and finally purging an outpost without being detected at all will give you a lovely 1500xp - well worth it.
What's your opinion?
I revisted Far Cry 3 not too long ago (while waiting for Far Cry 4 release) and its still my favourite from the franchise.
At the moment it's going to be stupidly expensive for a console: $999. If they got it to maybe half I think it'll do well.
Sounds exciting. I'll look out for that.
By steam I meant valve and not yet, but it's in the pipeline. I'm hoping it's a modular pc console thingy meaning that you can buy and easily replace components of the console whenever it's needed :)
Steam has a console? :o
Might be wise to see about steam's console first! :)
I really need to get an XBox.
I think one of the best features about Far Cry 3 is that you can neglect the main story missions and still really enjoy yourself. I wouldn't recommend totally neglecting the storyline, but for people that have issues with not being able to play for extended periods of time, it's a great game to have just to play for 10, maybe 20 minutes a day and still have it feel very productive!
I'm finding it very hard to think of reasons why people wouldn't enjoy this game. It's pretty much impossible not to like it and it's certainly ranked very highly in my top 5 of 2012 which will (hopefully) be out shortly!