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toxicnerve

6,825 posts

57 months

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Tuesday 25th December 2012 quote quote all
My first outing with it was a spectacular failure (see posts earlier in this thread), all the crafting, hunting etc was total grind and I couldn't get my head around it. Second time around I tried my best to get past that and I am glad I did. Underneath all that grind is actually a solid game.

However, there are still a number of issues for me. Firstly, I don't think it looked all that great. Some of the textures are naff and the lighting is a bit hit and miss (excessive flare/bloom). The shooting dynamics are actually fairly solid but the controls could be a touch tighter, I can't put my finger on it but just something about it. The menu system is a bit infuriating at times. For example, the crafting menus/sub-menus would always reset to the item at the top of the list and not where you were when backing out through them. The save/checkpoint system is utterly ste. That should have been picked up in QA/test. Constant notifications/phone calls == ste. Finally, the plot was a bit weak, particularly towards the end.

7/10 tops I'd say.

Having said all that I can't think of a game that I would score an 8 or more in the past year or two. I hate to say it but I may be losing interest in gaming (something I never thought I would say).

ArsE92

18,624 posts

67 months

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Wednesday 26th December 2012 quote quote all
This is all me.

toxicnerve

6,825 posts

57 months

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Wednesday 26th December 2012 quote quote all
You got this.

chryslerben

594 posts

39 months

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Wednesday 26th December 2012 quote quote all
anybody unlocked the testing lab?








Mobsta

5,568 posts

135 months

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Wednesday 26th December 2012 quote quote all
It's been a year since I played my ps3 - this time last year, it was uncharted 3. As a former gamer who doesn't play games, it's a treat when I do.

It's been a crap Christmas with the flu and a death in the family, everyone has gone out for boxing day (except me, feel too ill) so, home alone and wrapped up warm, I'm just about to fire up far cry 3 thumbup
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ArsE92

18,624 posts

67 months

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Wednesday 26th December 2012 quote quote all
Mobsta said:
It's been a year since I played my ps3 - this time last year, it was uncharted 3. As a former gamer who doesn't play games, it's a treat when I do.

It's been a crap Christmas with the flu and a death in the family, everyone has gone out for boxing day (except me, feel too ill) so, home alone and wrapped up warm, I'm just about to fire up far cry 3 thumbup
Enjoy it. I've put about four hours in today!

Mobsta

5,568 posts

135 months

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Wednesday 26th December 2012 quote quote all
ArsE92 said:
Enjoy it. I've put about four hours in today!
Firing up in 10 seconds! biggrin

I've not read the thread yet, but how long is the single player campaign, fully and slowly explored (my playing style) ?

ArsE92

18,624 posts

67 months

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Wednesday 26th December 2012 quote quote all
Mobsta said:
ArsE92 said:
Enjoy it. I've put about four hours in today!
Firing up in 10 seconds! biggrin

I've not read the thread yet, but how long is the single player campaign, fully and slowly explored (my playing style) ?
I've been playing it fairly regular for a few weeks now in that style and I'm about halfway through.

First job for you is to get your 4-weapon holster crafted!

JonRB

41,505 posts

152 months

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Wednesday 26th December 2012 quote quote all
Mobsta said:
I've not read the thread yet, but how long is the single player campaign, fully and slowly explored (my playing style) ?
I got over 80 hours playing like that

JonRB

41,505 posts

152 months

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Wednesday 26th December 2012 quote quote all
On the "Monkey See, Monkey Boom" final mission, I was sure that when Hurk gives you som C4 and hugs you, he was going to blow you up like his monkeys. Of course, I guess that's the whole 'gag' of the mission (which was quite fun, I must admit).

Mobsta

5,568 posts

135 months

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Thursday 27th December 2012 quote quote all
Someone show me how to hold my gun...

I've crafted a holster, can carry two weapons.
Ps3 - I hold L2, and can see my AK in top slot.
Holding L2, the right slot is now unlocked...
In the shop, I can't but an mp5, as I already have one (just bought it)

The question is, why doesn't my mp5 appear when I hold L2? I can carry 2 weapons, have them apparently, but can't equip anything other than the Kalashnikov which was my first weapon.

Ammo is scarse, so a big boo hoo frown
hehe

What have I done wrong?

Meoricin

2,580 posts

49 months

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Thursday 27th December 2012 quote quote all
Mobsta said:
Someone show me how to hold my gun...

I've crafted a holster, can carry two weapons.
Ps3 - I hold L2, and can see my AK in top slot.
Holding L2, the right slot is now unlocked...
In the shop, I can't but an mp5, as I already have one (just bought it)

The question is, why doesn't my mp5 appear when I hold L2? I can carry 2 weapons, have them apparently, but can't equip anything other than the Kalashnikov which was my first weapon.

Ammo is scarse, so a big boo hoo frown
hehe

What have I done wrong?
If you haven't already worked this out, you need to use the shop to 'equip' the weapon.

Also, remember that when picking up a new weapon from the floor, you'll swap out the one you're holding unless you have an empty space.

elementad

495 posts

30 months

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Thursday 27th December 2012 quote quote all
Any tips on getting the sharks skin for the 4 pouch weapon holster?
Tried shooting, didnt work. Next step is trying that hunting syringe and diving in and mashing one with hands. Is that the way?
Awesome game, seems much better than FC2 and much less monotonous so far. Only a couple of hours in

JonRB

41,505 posts

152 months

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Thursday 27th December 2012 quote quote all
elementad said:
Any tips on getting the sharks skin for the 4 pouch weapon holster?
Tried shooting, didnt work. Next step is trying that hunting syringe and diving in and mashing one with hands. Is that the way?
Awesome game, seems much better than FC2 and much less monotonous so far. Only a couple of hours in
Sharks can be shot. Very easily in fact. Bear in mind they will sink when killed so try and kill them in shallow water.

A boat with a mounted gun is one way of hunting them when you are earlier in the game, as the gun is more powerful and has infinite ammo.

Graham

15,009 posts

164 months

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Thursday 27th December 2012 quote quote all
elementad said:
Any tips on getting the sharks skin for the 4 pouch weapon holster?
Tried shooting, didnt work. Next step is trying that hunting syringe and diving in and mashing one with hands. Is that the lway?
Awesome game, seems much better than FC2 and much less monotonous so far. Only a couple of hours in
sniper rifle. spot them with the camera and scope first so you can track them then shoot with sniper rifle

eybic

3,510 posts

54 months

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Thursday 27th December 2012 quote quote all
I found just randomly pointing the camera at the ocean (when in a boat) spots them quite easily, when diving for the sking I am always paranoid about another one coming along to eat me.

Pique

1,053 posts

87 months

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Thursday 27th December 2012 quote quote all
Anyone know how much Morrisons are selling this for? I can't be arsed to fight the traffic to get into town...

Guvernator

3,311 posts

45 months

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Thursday 27th December 2012 quote quote all
toxicnerve said:
Having said all that I can't think of a game that I would score an 8 or more in the past year or two. I hate to say it but I may be losing interest in gaming (something I never thought I would say).
I agree with this somewhat. Since BF3 was released 2 years ago, I've played a few games that have been fairly decent but nothing that's been fantastic. I also thought for a time I was loosing interest in games but I don't think it's that tbh, there just haven't been many outstanding games released.

Personally I think I may be loosing interest in single player games as even greats like Mass Effect 3 and Far Cry 3 have struggled to keep my interest for more than a week or two. I may have been playing games for too long though as no matter how decent the AI is, I loose interest as it's not challenging enough after a while or I start to see the flaws in the game. Either that or publishers have forgotten how to make really gripping single player games as most seem to wane in the latter stages.

Also there is nothing like the adrenaline kick of playing against real live opponents IMO, I wish Dice would hurry up and release BF4 already.

elementad

495 posts

30 months

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Thursday 27th December 2012 quote quote all
Graham said:
elementad said:
Any tips on getting the sharks skin for the 4 pouch weapon holster?
Tried shooting, didnt work. Next step is trying that hunting syringe and diving in and mashing one with hands. Is that the lway?
Awesome game, seems much better than FC2 and much less monotonous so far. Only a couple of hours in
sniper rifle. spot them with the camera and scope first so you can track them then shoot with sniper rifle
Cheers chaps. Just made some sharks fin soup

Ikemi

6,645 posts

85 months

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Thursday 27th December 2012 quote quote all
elementad said:
Any tips on getting the sharks skin for the 4 pouch weapon holster?
Jetski. Run them over. One hit, one kill. Job done! thumbup
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