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Retro
01-27-2014, 09:39 PM
The article is suppose to be about Far Cry 3 possibly coming to the Wii U (a good thing, though probably too late), however the best part is the mention of Far Cry 4 being worked on. The only announcement at E3 I am looking forward to as much as Far Cry 4 is a new Mass Effect. If they both come out in 2015...... :faint:



Ubisoft Shanghai working on Far Cry 4 -- or whatever the Far Cry 3 successor is called -- according to studio design manager Xavier Plagnal (http://cn.linkedin.com/in/xplagnal).

http://oyster.ignimgs.com/wordpress/stg.ign.com/2014/01/Xavier_Plagnal_-_China___LinkedIn.png

Plagnal is credited as "Content Director on the next Far Cry," a position he's held since September of 2013. Ubisoft has yet to formally announce Far Cry 4, but has stated openly (http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/06/20/ubisoft-more-far-cry-games-are-coming) that we'll see sequels in the future. Ubisoft Shanghai contributed to Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, as well as worked on the Wii U port of Splinter Cell Blacklist. Perhaps Ubisoft is planning to round out its roster of AAA Wii U titles?
Drive composer Cliff Martinez (http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/10/08/far-cry-4-is-drives-composer-scoring-soundtrack) claimed to be working on music for "Far Cry 4" last year. IGN has contacted Ubisoft for additional information or comment, and has yet to receive a response.




http://ca.ign.com/articles/2014/01/27/ubisoft-shanghai-collaborating-on-the-next-far-cry

Retro
03-21-2014, 09:53 AM
And.........


Far Cry 4 will be released in the first half of 2015 and be set around the snowy mountain ranges of the Himalayas, Eurogamer can confirm.

The switch in location marks a drastic change for the adventure series, which is usually more associated with sandy, tropical locales. But it will also pave the way for some new features - such as the ability to saddle up and ride elephants, people familiar with the project told Eurogamer.
Far Cry 4 is still some way away, but we understand that Ubisoft is currently aiming to release it during the next financial year (before the end of March 2015).
Our first official glimpse at Far Cry 4 will come much sooner, however - the title is set to be shown off in some form during Ubisoft's annual press conference at E3 in June, one source said. Expect PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions. We're unsure at this stage whether current-gen versions are also in the works.
A setting based around the Himalayas was first hinted at on Twitter last month by tipster Superannuation (https://twitter.com/supererogatory/statuses/430934112770486272), who also suggested it would include some kind of monsters.
Far Cry 4's gameplay will remain similar to that in Far Cry 3 - presumably including a large focus on hunting local fauna. The world's map will be structured in a familiar fashion too, a separate source said, with outposts for you to liberate.
Far Cry 3 launched in November 2012 and was followed by the excellent retro spin-off Blood Dragon around six months later - suggesting that, when finished, Far Cry 4 will have had around two years of development time.

RC-1136
03-21-2014, 10:13 AM
This is some very good news.

TheFreak75
05-15-2014, 11:15 AM
Farcry 4 coming on November 18 for all platforms;
http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/05/15/far-cry-4-announced-for-2014?abthid=5374e673deb3d3c95300001d

HardlyCapable13
05-15-2014, 11:19 AM
Farcry 4 coming on November 18 for all platforms;
http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/05/15/far-cry-4-announced-for-2014?abthid=5374e673deb3d3c95300001d

All platforms, except Nintendo...


Ubisoft has announced Far Cry 4, which will release on November 18 in North America and November 20 in Europe for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC.

Borlaxx
05-15-2014, 01:02 PM
I've never played any of these games but I intend on playing FC3 at some point. With that said, am I the only one who thinks the main bad guy in this one looks a bit absurd? I haven't played the prior games but from what I understand they were very serious other than the Blood Dragon DLC.

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/5/15/1400173067658/e37fbe18-ca52-4db6-b172-ee84d389237f-460x276.jpeg

HardlyCapable13
05-15-2014, 01:07 PM
I've never played any of these games but I intend on playing FC3 at some point. With that said, am I the only one who thinks the main bad guy in this one looks a bit absurd? I haven't played the prior games but from what I understand they were very serious other than the Blood Dragon DLC.

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/5/15/1400173067658/e37fbe18-ca52-4db6-b172-ee84d389237f-460x276.jpeg

Reminds me of a Saints Row cover.

I'm sure there is a reason he looks so, I don't know, flamboyant...

I'm hoping they do a follow up like they did with FC3: Blood Dragon. That was fun as hell.

Retro
05-15-2014, 01:48 PM
I like that the bad guy isn't just copy of Vass or Hoyt from FC3 or The Jackal from FC2 or Krieger from FC. They are all different, not just generic crap from CoD or BF.

The FC series shows that FPS games can have an amazing single player.

Spike Forehand
05-15-2014, 06:55 PM
I like that the bad isn't just copy of Vass or Hoyt from FC3 or The Jackal from FC2 or Krieger from FC. They are all different, not just generic crao from CoD or BF.

The FC series shows that FPS games can have an amazing single player.

This so much.

I still think FC3 was the best game I played in the last two years - better than Last of Us even. While LoU had a really great story and a lot of style, it was still very much "on rails" like all Naughty Dog titles. I much prefer the open world stuff - especially when combined with a great story, awesome characters, and really good mechanics like FC3 was. Plus there was that one scene with you know who (trying not to spoil it).

FeelinKorny
05-15-2014, 07:00 PM
This so much.

I still think FC3 was the best game I played in the last two years - better than Last of Us even. While LoU had a really great story and a lot of style, it was still very much "on rails" like all Naughty Dog titles. I much prefer the open world stuff - especially when combined with a great story, awesome characters, and really good mechanics like FC3 was. Plus there was that one scene with you know who (trying not to spoil it).

FC3 was a fantastic game. I almost ignored it because of how bad I thought FC2 was. I never did get to play the DLC standalone thing they released for FC3 though. Im super excited for FC4. Makes The Division being delayed a little more tolerable.

Retro
05-16-2014, 06:49 PM
This makes me happy.


According to numerous sources close to the game's production, Far Cry 4 (http://www.ign.com/games/far-cry-4/ps4-20018317) is being directed by Alex Hutchinson, who previously served as creative director on Assassin's Creed III. Prior to his time at Ubisoft, Hutchinson also worked on EA's Army of Two, and Maxis' Spore.
Though speculation swirled over the past few months, Ubisoft officially revealed Far Cry 4 (http://www.ign.com/games/far-cry-4/pc-20018324) earlier this week. Far Cry 4 (http://www.ign.com/games/far-cry-4/ps4-20018317) will release on November 18 in North America and November 20 in Europe for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC. It's set in the Kyrat, a fictional Himalayan region ruled by “a despotic self-appointed king,” confirming an earlier rumor. Whether or not Drive composer Cliff Martinez (http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/10/08/far-cry-4-is-drives-composer-scoring-soundtrack) is involved remains to be seen.
Ubisoft declined to comment on the matter of Hutchinson's involvement. We'll have much more on Far Cry 4 (http://www.ign.com/games/far-cry-4/ps3-20018319) leading up to next month's E3 expo.

Toxic Avenger72
05-17-2014, 07:51 AM
Loved FC3. Will be getting this for sure.

Gink
05-20-2014, 10:59 AM
I'd like to see FC4 expand on the co-op of FC3, imo that was one of its best features, just didn't have enough chapters. SP gameplay is great in 3 as well, but gets incredibly repetitive. I didn't find the story line interesting enough, and didn't give enough of a damn about the characters to keep interest in the game long enough to complete it. The whole climb a radio tower, clear an outpost, clear another outpost, do a hunting mission, do an assassination mission got a little dull.

I recently picked 3 up again to try and finish it. And really only started playing it again because the disk was in as we'd decided to play through the co-op again on a higher difficulty. Despite all that, will definitely pick up 4. Even eventually getting bored with 3, and not yet completing the story, I got many hours of crazy fun out of it in the beginning.

Retro
05-20-2014, 11:10 AM
Far Cry 4 (http://www.ign.com/games/far-cry-4/pc-20018324) story details were accidentally posted on Uplay, revealing insight into its characters and plot. Though Ubisoft has since pulled the page (http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2014/21/1400594603-fc4-uplay.jpg) (via OnlySP (http://www.onlysp.com/far-cry-4-story-details-leaked/)), the wily eyes of the internet managed to take it all in beforehand.
As you can probably guess, minor spoilers follow. They're fairly trivial but even so, you've been warned.


Full article is here (http://ca.ign.com/articles/2014/05/20/far-cry-4-synopsis-leaks-revealing-characters-and-plot) with the leaks and spoilers. Click if you wish, you have been warned. (Spoilers are very minor, just story set up)

Retro
07-09-2014, 07:25 PM
I want this to release NOW!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHmv_blf5oY

Madlob75
07-09-2014, 09:28 PM
I want this to release NOW!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHmv_blf5oY

REALLY looking forward to this!

RC-1136
07-10-2014, 08:07 AM
I'd like to see FC4 expand on the co-op of FC3, imo that was one of its best features, just didn't have enough chapters. SP gameplay is great in 3 as well, but gets incredibly repetitive. I didn't find the story line interesting enough, and didn't give enough of a damn about the characters to keep interest in the game long enough to complete it. The whole climb a radio tower, clear an outpost, clear another outpost, do a hunting mission, do an assassination mission got a little dull.

I recently picked 3 up again to try and finish it. And really only started playing it again because the disk was in as we'd decided to play through the co-op again on a higher difficulty. Despite all that, will definitely pick up 4. Even eventually getting bored with 3, and not yet completing the story, I got many hours of crazy fun out of it in the beginning.

From what I've seen from E3 the co-op will be expanded. You will now be able to liberate bases and outpost with a friend in the SP campaign. I can't wait for this, but will be waiting until Christmas to get it.

HardlyCapable13
07-10-2014, 10:09 AM
From what I've seen from E3 the co-op will be expanded. You will now be able to liberate bases and outpost with a friend in the SP campaign. I can't wait for this, but will be waiting until Christmas to get it.

Don't forget the PS3/PS4 exclusive where you can co-op with a friend even if they don't own the game.


Better yet, play the game on PS3 or PS4 and you’ll get a set of “Keys to Kyrat”. The keys open up Kyrat’s borders to any of your PSN friends, inviting them into your open world even if they don’t yet have a copy of the game. Capture outposts together, traverse Kyrat and make gains with anybody you know–or everybody you know. It’s a Playstation Exclusive and it means there are no limits to your Far Cry 4 experience.

source: http://blog.us.playstation.com/2014/06/09/far-cry-4-co-op-modes-detailed/

mechatool
07-10-2014, 10:50 AM
Don't forget the PS3/PS4 exclusive where you can co-op with a friend even if they don't own the game.



source: http://blog.us.playstation.com/2014/06/09/far-cry-4-co-op-modes-detailed/

This is really cool. Is this the first console game to allow a friend to join you co-op without owning the game?

HardlyCapable13
07-10-2014, 10:57 AM
This is really cool. Is this the first console game to allow a friend to join you co-op without owning the game?

As far as I know it is. I'm not sure about the full details, can't seem to find much about it.

HardlyCapable13
07-10-2014, 10:59 AM
Here's a bit more. Looks like you will get 10 invites and your friend without the game will only be able to play for a limited amount of time. Not sure how reliable the source is:


For a little bit more information about Keys to Kyrat, Adam Boyes was interviewed by Giant Bomb (via NeoGAF), where he revealed that you’ll have 10 invites:


So when you get the game, you get 10 invites. You send an invite to one of your friends, they download the chunk, and they can play with you for a limited amount of time.

… When you kick into co-op mode, it turns the story mode off… even in the full game.




source: http://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2014/06/13/far-cry-4-ps3ps4-exclusive-keys-to-kyrat-co-op-mode-requires-a-client-download/

Retro
08-08-2014, 06:11 PM
In a recent interview, Far Cry 4 (http://www.ign.com/games/far-cry-4/xbox-360-20018322) Creative Director Alex Hutchinson spoke with RedBull (http://www.redbull.com/en/games/stories/1331669683206/far-cry-4-interview?linkId=9192534) about the various elements of Far Cry 3 (http://www.ign.com/games/far-cry-3/pc-53492) that will be making an improved return in Ubisoft's upcoming open-world shooter. Hutchinson first mentions that the team wanted to hand the players the same freedom of choice and independence granted to them in the previous game. "We wanted to keep the amazing player agency; the 360 degree approach to problems, the ability to play the game in your own style, the animals and the sense of the exotic."



It was this same agency that also inspired a stronger emphasis on co-op and emergent narrative (http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/06/18/first-look-at-far-cry-4s-protagonist)."In terms of additions, the biggest for me were the ability to invite your best friend into the game to play co-op in the open world, and the idea of expanding the narrative to allow players to make choices: which faction do you align with, what sub-objectives do you get because of that?" he says. "We want people discussing their different experiences the next day."
Using the Himalayan Mountains as a backdrop and introducing a whole new element of verticality in the design of the world, Far Cry 4 (http://www.ign.com/games/far-cry-4/pc-20018324) will indeed incorporate old ideas and update them to suit their new setting. In addition to Outposts, players will now have the ability to strategically take over Fortresses, which Hutchinson describes as "huge outposts." Climbable towers will be "expanded," weapon customization will be more robust, and the hunting system will now include "clean kill" options that offer more rewards to players, as well as bait that can be used to lure predators. Hutchinson explains that this bait system will give players the chance to lure tigers and other dangerous animals into outposts to take out enemies.


Traversal will also include many of the elements that have become synonymous with the Far Cry brand, including the Wingsuit and vehicles to drive. Many of these tools, however, will be tailored to suit the environment in which the game is set, including the elephants, the Tuk Tuk vehicle, and a grapple.
"...the idea is always to build on the best and most successful elements from the previous game and integrate new features and ideas to make sure it’s fresh and that the game takes a significant step forward," Hutchinson said of the game's planned improvements. "For me, the most important things are enabling more player agency, building better tools and adding co-op so people can create more interesting player stories, and trying to make a seamless experience."
Far Cry 4 (http://www.ign.com/games/far-cry-4/ps3-20018319) will release on November 18 for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC.


Source (http://ca.ign.com/articles/2014/08/08/far-cry-4-creative-director-discusses-the-returning-elements-of-far-cry-3)

Gink
08-08-2014, 06:39 PM
Wonder if there will be local co-op. Seems like more games, even those with a big emphasis on co-op have been cutting local co-op out *cough* Destiny *cough* *cough* Anymore if you have a buddy over to have some beers and play some games your only choices are arcade style fighting games :boxing: or sports :cheer2::director: :der:

HardlyCapable13
08-08-2014, 08:10 PM
He spoke to RedBull? Umm, why?

Gink
08-08-2014, 08:20 PM
He spoke to RedBull? Umm, why?

Everybody's got a gaming section on their site these days. Forbes, Red Bull, Marlboro, Tampax, etc etc. I saw Red Bull had another article about how PES is better than FIFA, so they are at least trying to look serious about it.

Spike Forehand
08-08-2014, 08:21 PM
This is the game I'm probably most pumped about for this fall. Will be tough deciding between Destiny, FC4, and BF:HL what to play each night.

Retro
08-08-2014, 08:22 PM
This is the game I'm probably most pumped about for this fall. Will be tough deciding between Destiny, FC4, and BF:HL what to play each night.

Don't worry, Hardline is delayed. After spending time with Destiny, I know Far Cry 4 will be my choice. The FC series has never let me down.

HardlyCapable13
08-08-2014, 08:52 PM
Don't worry, Hardline is delayed. After spending time with Destiny, I know Far Cry 4 will be my choice. The FC series has never let me down.

Yup, of all the games coming out this fall/winter, FC4 gives me the biggest chubby for sure.




Too far?

HardlyCapable13
08-20-2014, 08:32 AM
FC4 coop explained a bit more. Looks like campaign missions are out.


Also new is an integrated co-op mode, where an online friend can join you in Kyrat for some unadulterated carnage. When the game switches to co-op, single-player-only missions are turned off, and you’re free to roam around and do as you please as a twosome. Your progress for everything besides main story missions – challenges, collectibles and completion of Adventure Zones, which are self-contained temples dotted around the landscape for you to explore – is kept track of across co-op and single-player, so you won’t be wasting your time or having to start fresh when switching between modes.


Source: OXM

Gink
08-20-2014, 11:58 AM
FC4 coop explained a bit more. Looks like campaign missions are out.



Source: OXM
Huh. So you can free roam, but not do story missions together. Well, I guess it might make "repetitive side-mission burnout" less likely. The whole rinse and repeat of capturing outposts, etc will probably be more fun with a friend.

Still hoping for A) split screen, and B) co-op specific missions as good as the 6 or so they had in FC3

xMisFitToyx
08-20-2014, 12:06 PM
Huh. So you can free roam, but not do story missions together. Well, I guess it might make "repetitive side-mission burnout" less likely. The whole rinse and repeat of capturing outposts, etc will probably be more fun with a friend.

Still hoping for A) split screen, and B) co-op specific missions as good as the 6 or so they had in FC3

FC3 split screen was great. Me and my daughter played all the co-op missions together. The co-op mission with the train about kicked our butts.

Gink
08-20-2014, 08:36 PM
FC3 split screen was great. Me and my daughter played all the co-op missions together. The co-op mission with the train about kicked our butts.

Yup, the wife and I have played through them a few times. Local + Online was nice too, her brother joined us now and again. On higher difficulties some of the levels got pretty tough, or at least took some serious thought on what loadouts would get us through it. Lack of checkpoints could get exhausting. One playthrough we must have had to go through the caves after bombing the big bridge a dozen times or more. I think for the train I learned to swap my pistol for a shotgun dropped by the first group of baddies to be ready for the knife guys in the main assault. That or bring the grenade launcher you unlock at higher levels. The last DLC mission that ends with protecting a boat usually gives us a hell of a time though.

SouthtownSlayer
08-22-2014, 02:10 PM
Meet Yuma: Deadly tactician, general of the Royal Army, and Pagan Min’s right-hand woman.

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Retro
10-31-2014, 09:40 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_P7h6hJSGGM#t=78

Spike Forehand
10-31-2014, 11:48 AM
Looks pretty good, although if it's liek FC3 I doubt I'll play that much multi-player.

I like the quick look at the mortar and it looks like they definitely have the cool melee kills in the game again.

Really looking forward to this one. Gonna get me pre-order in.

Spike Forehand
11-04-2014, 05:01 PM
Two weeks away. Gonna pull a few more Destiny Raids and then I'll be ready for this. Who's in?

theczech99
11-13-2014, 10:27 AM
Two weeks away. Gonna pull a few more Destiny Raids and then I'll be ready for this. Who's in?
I'm all in for this one! Not sure how much I'll get to play next Tuesday but starting Wednesday I'll be playing a lot.

Spike Forehand
11-19-2014, 05:58 PM
So I loaded this up last night, played through the first outpost take-down, and then teamed up with Czech and rode on the back of his mini-chopper to another outpost which we teamed up on and took down in like 25 seconds.

To me, the game feels very much like Far Cry 3.5 - not really a whole new game from a gameplay perspective. However, given how awesome FC3 was and the fact that this has better graphics due to next gen it's really a good thing IMO. Huge map, open world, lots of crazy fucking animals coming after you. In like 2 hours last night I got attacked by wolves, dogs, a spotted leopard and a Rhino and also shot an elephant in the ass with an arrow so that he would rampage through my first outpost stomping the shit out of everyone.

Also got to watch Czech ride an elephant (I don't have that perk unlocked yet) and totally annihilate a car full of friendlies. Right after that I went and looted their bodies.

Great fucking game.

HardlyCapable13
11-19-2014, 06:09 PM
Great fucking game.

Well said.

Retro
11-19-2014, 06:30 PM
I drove out of outpost and suddenly there was a bang, my truck is flipped through the air and lands upside down. I get out and see a pissed off Rhino coming for me. Damn NPC's outside the outpost wall apparently pissed it off and sent it on a rampage.

Spike Forehand
11-22-2014, 02:21 PM
Not sure I understand why everyone's not playing this game. So great.

In this video, czech teaches me how to flip the bird and that land mines are not good for your health. I also present my preferred method of rhino hunting.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGMszQJUn-E

HardlyCapable13
11-22-2014, 02:27 PM
Not many on Xbox side either. It's suprising.

Harshfence
11-22-2014, 02:44 PM
Not many on Xbox side either. It's suprising.

It sure looks like a lot of fun and Spike's videos are really entertaining! :)
I picked it up earlier this week along with Dragon Age Inquisition and I just got COD last week. So, gonna be torn between multiple games for a little while (COD probably consuming the most of that time). But, I am hoping to hop into it one of these days. I haven't even opened the package yet. :(

SouthtownSlayer
11-22-2014, 02:51 PM
Not sure I understand why everyone's not playing this game. So great.

In this video, czech teaches me how to flip the bird and that land mines are not good for your health. I also present my preferred method of rhino hunting.

Been playing Dragon Age lately, but once I'm done I'm going to start this up! Freaking awesome video Spike!! You and Czech had me rolling with all your antics!! Thanks for sharing!

HardlyCapable13
11-22-2014, 02:53 PM
Been playing Dragon Age lately, but once I'm done I'm going to start this up! Freaking awesome video Spike!! You and Czech had me rolling with all your antics!! Thanks for sharing!

Not to hijack the thread, but how are you liking Inquisition?

Harshfence
11-22-2014, 03:12 PM
Not to hijack the thread, but how are you liking Inquisition?

I actually started playing that last night. I think it is a good game and well put together. I prefer Elder Scrolls because you don't have to manage a party of players, but it is early in the game for me and I will probably enjoy it more when I get the hang of working with the party. The story seems good so far and it is fun to play.

SouthtownSlayer
11-22-2014, 03:40 PM
Not to hijack the thread, but how are you liking Inquisition?

I'm really enjoying it, currently have about 29 hours into it and that's just from a little storyline and a lot of side quests.

REMEC87
11-23-2014, 03:38 PM
I picked this up today along with dragon age as there was a special when you but both

SouthtownSlayer
11-23-2014, 04:19 PM
I picked this up today along with dragon age as there was a special when you but both

Gotta warn you Remy, both games will take A LOT of your time if you enjoy them!

Beano
11-24-2014, 04:55 PM
I'm with southtown on this. I'm playing Dragon Age then jumping right into Far Cry 4. These 2 games were top 2 in my to play wishlist all year long. I had to pick one. I can't wait though.

Spike Forehand
11-26-2014, 06:40 PM
If anyone is on the fence and wants to try before buying, send me a PS4 message and I'll shoot you one of the free "Keys to Kyrat" and you can join me for some coop.

HardlyCapable13
11-26-2014, 06:50 PM
If anyone is on the fence and wants to try before buying, send me a PS4 message and I'll shoot you one of the free "Keys to Kyrat" and you can join me for some coop.

How could anyone possibly be on the fence on this one? :shocked:

Retro
11-26-2014, 08:01 PM
I'm right at the end of the game, but I've now diverted my attention to the side missions for the moment before I complete the story.

Top to bottom this game is Far Cry 3, upgraded to the max in every way ...except the story. While I've enjoyed the story for the most part, it doesn't get to the awesome levels of FC3. The nice thing about that is I feel more free to just run around and explore in FC4. The main story in FC3 had a sense of urgency to it, trying save your friends before they are killed or sold in slavery. It put a time stamp on it. Sure, nothing was going to happen if you just go off hunting for the next 5 days, the story will still be there waiting. But the pacing of it made me feel the need to keep pushing at the expense of all the great side missions and general exploration.

FC4 doesn't really have that. While I wan't to see what happens next at each stage of the main story, I'm enjoying just checking out the world and doing the extra quests. Really, the main motivation for the protagonist in FC4 is to lay his mothers ashes to rest, not exactly filled with a feeling urgency like saving your friends and family from a life of slavery or murder.

I will say that I am a little disappointed in Pagen Min, the main antagonist (at least so far, who knows what's still ahead). The three antagonists in FC3 were fantastic, from Vaas the cover boy bad guy, Buck the sadistic freak and the big boss Hoyt. The game was filled with awesome and memorable scenes between these guys and the protagonist Jason Brody (especially with Vass & Buck). FC4 is definitely short on this and it's rather sad considering the voice talent the developers had with Troy Baker and Naveen Andrews. The only antagonist character that has truly stood out to me in FC4 is Noore, as I wish had done more with her. Troy Baker as Pagin Min is fantastic, but just not enough is done with him.

Where FC4 really excels is the visuals, the smooth gameplay (which FC3 had, but they've improved it) and the sheer variety of things to do. This game is far more populated and much more to do. Whether it's one of the side missions you can get from any captured outpost/fortress or the random events that pop up everywhere you go. The incredible amount of wildlife to hunt or be hunted by. The world is big and more importantly, it's FULL and fun to just explore. One of my favourite improvements are the bell towers. Anyone who has played Assassins Creed knows what these are, the towers you have to scale in order to see more of the map. I always found them boring in all the AC games as they are really simple. FC3 drastically improved on them with the radio towers and FC4 takes it to the next level. Each one is different and acts as a mini-game puzzle. Sort of sad once I had done them all. While you can short cut them (most of them anyway, not all) by using the gyro-copter, it really is more fun to make the climb.

Had this game been even a slight miss, it would be the biggest gaming disappointment for me in probably a decade. Thankfully, even though the story didn't quite get to the heights I expected, this game is just a win all around. No game I've played in the last 12 months can touch it. It is an absolute must buy.

Gink
11-26-2014, 08:33 PM
I was on the fence about it right up to playing it. FC3 gave me serious side quest, repetitive task burnout, and there was probably a break of a year between initial play and coming back to finish the story. The radio towers weren't as bad as AC towers, especially not the original AC (ride a slow ass horse to a city, climb towers, do other repetitive tasks, ride a slow ass horse back), but I still ended up hating the towers and getting bored clearing outposts.

Some of it is probably my own fault, as I get immediately wrapped up in exploration, side quests, and most of all upgrades and unlocks. Once I'd hunted and crafted everything I lost the motivation to push forward. FC3 story was boring and I cared not at all what happened to his friends. The villains and side characters were more interesting, but nearly every face-off with a major enemy was anticlimactic. Work your way through a plot arc to get to a 10 second knife fight.

Seeing 4 look so much like 3 I was skeptical. Until I started playing and all the fun was there. I'm still not very far in clearing the map or doing story missions so a lot remains to be seen. Once again I've explored and hunted and crafted most upgrades. I'm already feeling like Pagan Min isn't as much of a real baddy as the opening led me to believe. He's just some voice that pops up now and again.

I love every addition and improvement to gameplay though. Grappling is awesome. The new quest types are fantastic. I like that not every tower is a supply drop and that the supply drops aren't just a driving challenge against the clock. Bell towers so far are more fun than the radio towers, and it seems like the likelihood of crazy random chaos happening any time you wander out has been upped quite a bit and is great. Eagles are dicks, rhinos are dicks, honey badgers don't give a shit.

I like the map and terrain a lot more than fc3, though I have run into some artificial boundaries "turn back you are out of bounds" that broke immersion. If you don't want me to go there, make it a giant cliff. Don't just put an arbitrary line in the middle of a mountaintop meadow. Other than that, no real complaints. I do miss getting tattoos with each skill upgrade. The skill tree isn't at all an improvement. But it's familiar and it works. I'll give it some more time before I pass judgment on the story.

All in all a super fun game, not new or innovative, but they didn't get lazy and make a cookie cutter franchise sequel either.

Spike Forehand
11-27-2014, 10:44 AM
Nice write-ups you guys. I'm still gonna call Destiny a better game for this year, but this one still clearly has a lot of fun factor that I'm taking my time going through. It is amazing the amount of shit going on in the world. I leave a check-point headed out to do something specific - like some hunting or a story mission - and I end up 1/2 hour later doing something totally different. Kinda like Skyrim in that regard.

Still haven't taken down a fort beside the aborted attempt that Czech and I did when neither of us had weapons that could take out a chopper. Was thinking about trying one of those on co-op later tonight if anyone's down for that.

Last night I tried the PvP for a couple of "Outpost" matches.

Really weird in that one side is the mystical dudes (kind of like the Hunters you come across in the story), while the other side is Golden Path. The Hunters only have bow and arrow, but have the ability to go semi-invisible by crouching and apparently some other skills that I didn't figure out. The Golden Path has traditional weapons.

In our two matches, "The Hunters" kicked ass and won both (you switch sides after each match), so I'm wondering if there is some imbalance in the game play.

Major Stains
11-30-2014, 02:31 PM
This is my first foray into the world of Far Cry, and yes, Ubisoft have created yet another amazing visual experience that to me felt very similar to the feeling of playing another Assassins Creed adventure.
It is so varied and consuming, that my anticipated 'quick couple of hours' before bed, soon turned into another **.** am gaming mini marathon.
I was worried about the boredom threshold creeping in with the crafting aspect, but after watching Spikes video above. I can clearly see this game is a blast with friends and has so much more to it than what I have already seen.

All in all. Very glad I made the purchase.

mechatool
12-01-2014, 10:05 AM
I also have the game, but only put a couple of hours into it. I'm waiting until more MP pick it up for the holidays.

REMEC87
12-01-2014, 11:10 AM
I also have the game, but only put a couple of hours into it. I'm waiting until more MP pick it up for the holidays.

I have the game but it's still unopened. Trying my hand at dragon age first.

Gink
12-01-2014, 06:21 PM
I'm lost in Mordor, can't seem to find my way out of the darkness and back to the sunny jungles of Kyrat.
Funny, since I picked up FC and put off getting Dragon Age because I wasn't in the mood for a medieval/fantasy/sword and sorcery type game at the moment. Now I just can't get enough of terrorizing Sauron's legions.

Spike Forehand
12-12-2014, 10:59 AM
Some more Far Cry 4 mayhem:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkjwYx7cf7k

REMEC87
12-13-2014, 01:02 PM
Some more Far Cry 4 mayhem:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkjwYx7cf7k

Still thinking about unwrapping this game. Unfortunately, very rarely do I see many MPs playing it :(

Spike Forehand
12-13-2014, 03:01 PM
Still thinking about unwrapping this game. Unfortunately, very rarely do I see many MPs playing it :(

I still think of this game as primarily a single player game, as the story missions cannot be played co-op. Side quests are open for co-op though, but can also be solo'd pretty easily.

I played some with Czech a few weeks ago, and then a couple of weeks ago I tried to join with clip, but the servers wouldn;t let us for some reason.

If you want to try some co-op before you unwrap to see if you'd like it, I can send you one of the "Keys to Kyrat" that allow you to join on me without having bought the game - assumably after some type of download or something. I haven';t used any of them yet, so I have all 10 left.

Spike Forehand
12-20-2014, 08:38 PM
Anyone wanna do Coop tonight hit me up

HardlyCapable13
12-20-2014, 09:07 PM
Anyone wanna do Coop tonight hit me up

Hell yeah! Let me know when you you jump on the X1. :shocked:

Major Stains
12-21-2014, 03:33 PM
Anyone wanna do Coop tonight hit me up

Thanks for the invite on the PS4.
Sadly, it was 2:30 am here and I was coming to the end of a few hours of solo FIFA.
I'm not even sure I have unlocked coop mode yet! When does that come?

HardlyCapable13
12-21-2014, 03:36 PM
Thanks for the invite on the PS4.
Sadly, it was 2:30 am here and I was coming to the end of a few hours of solo FIFA.
I'm not even sure I have unlocked coop mode yet! When does that come?

Solo FIFA is the saddest thing I've heard in a long time!

Spike Forehand
12-21-2014, 06:40 PM
Thanks for the invite on the PS4.
Sadly, it was 2:30 am here and I was coming to the end of a few hours of solo FIFA.
I'm not even sure I have unlocked coop mode yet! When does that come?

After you take down your first outpost.

Spike Forehand
01-16-2015, 12:03 PM
Me and Lore went mortar fishing a couple of weeks ago.

Good times!!


http://youtu.be/zBX3aDkI6eo

Spike Forehand
04-18-2015, 10:59 AM
Finished the game last weekend and yesterday I got my platinum.

It was a very easy platinum as most of it happened naturally via playing a little co-op and getting through the campaign. None of it was "a bitch" to complete.

One that needed the most attention was probably "Kill 50 guys with fire" That was fun as shit cause all I needed to do was load an outpost and then run around with a flame thrower torching guys.

The multiplayer requirement was pretty simple - just had to complete one game of each of the three types.

I'm thinking of downloading the Yetis expansion pack. Anyone get that? Looks a little different and fun.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oh56-iJ6iNU

HardlyCapable13
04-18-2015, 11:15 AM
I'm thinking of downloading the Yetis expansion pack. Anyone get that? Looks a little different and fun.



I played through it last week. Really enjoyed it.

Spike Forehand
05-11-2015, 12:56 PM
Here's #4 in my Punk Rock + Video Games series featuring FC4:VOTY and Rancid.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsWyh5c7RFc

Spike Forehand
11-26-2015, 12:36 PM
Far Cry 4 is $20 through PS Store until Nov. 30. If you didn't get it before, now you really got no excuse