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PAX East – Far Cry 3's Multiplayer Offers Standard Gameplay With Some Twists

PAX East – Far Cry 3's Multiplayer Offers Standard Gameplay With Some Twists

by Jake ValentineApril 7, 2012

It seems like ages ago when the original Far Cry was released. A lot has changed in the shooter genre since then, other than, well, shooters being more prevalent on consoles and Call of Duty titles dictating the standard norm for the competition to meet up to. Far Cry 3 appears to be trying to combine the magic of the original with the pace of more modern titles.

It’s easy to dismiss the multiplayer as a Call of Duty clone that takes place in a jungle, but there were some subtle features that may be able to help the title rise above such stereotypes. Fans of Crysis 2 will feel right at home; being able to slide behind cover while avoiding gunfire is an excellent feature, especially given the quick pace of each match.

The demo we played at PAX East was a capture the flag match that had plenty of back and forth action. While the game, running on an Xbox 360, wasn’t looking as good as it honestly should be, there was comfort to be found in the polish of both the controls and gameplay mechanics. I never encountered any glitches, errors, or control issues, so here’s to hoping that the game’s just needing a touch of visual polish to beef it up; honestly, it really does need it before release later this summer.

One of the unique features of Far Cry 3‘s multiplayer are the battle cries, which allow you to buff you and your fellow squad mates. It’ll be interesting to see how they pan out in the game’s retail release and if they’re a deciding factor on the longevity of the title. While there’s a lot of things Far Cry 3 does well based of the demo we played, we do wonder if it’s enough to be worth your time. Then again, there will be plenty of sandbox campaigning to be had, which we sadly didn’t get to try out, so there’s always that…

Far Cry 3 will launch September 4th for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC

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Jake Valentine
Jake Valentine
Born in Boston, residing in Cincinnati, and playing far too much Magic: the Gathering.
  • Joga95

    Always wondered if this game was any good…

  • Marcie Carew

    Hi I have an AMD 2x 2.8 processor a geforce 9800 512mb gt reduced energy graphics card and a 4mb of memory and I was pondering what I could run far cry 2 on.

  • Joanne Mefford

    Significantly Cry is might favorite game sequence for these distinct reasons:

    Takes location in a modern day environment with a huge emphasis on exploration of organic environments
    First-person shooter with a selection of guns to pick from
    Exciting journey game

    I’m seeking for any other game that fits these three criteria. If you know of any, remember to let me know. And please do NOT advocate Crysis, I’ve by now played Crysis 1 and 2. Thanks.

  • Elinor Sturgell

    Much Cry is might favorite video game sequence for these specific reasons:

    Takes spot in a modern day setting with a huge concentrate on exploration of normal environments
    First-person shooter with a variety of guns to select from
    Exciting adventure game

    I’m hunting for any other game that matches these 3 criteria. If you know of any, make sure you permit me know. And remember to do NOT recommend Crysis, I’ve previously played Crysis 1 and 2. Thanks.

  • Lizzie Galatioto

    How exactly does the multiplayer and singleplayer in Brink work. I know they are supposed to be combined or something but how exactly does it work?

  • Denali

    Why does Far Cry 2 look so good on videos and pictures?
    It doesn’t look as good as it does on the internet or tv and I have it on pc which should look the best. I thought it would look better than Crysis but it doesn’t.
    And yes, I have a computer capable of running it on Ultra High, which is the Highest setting and with no lag whatsoever.

  • ScRSC

    I was just wondering if there were infinate malaria pills in the bottle in far cry 2. If not, Where would i get more? and how would i get the stuff to get more? By the way, Does the dart gun tranq people or i it just silenced? Thanks for answering my questions! Bye!

  • Splash Log Level 2 Again

    Hi, I just wanted to know if anyone has any info on the kind of wildlife we will see in the game, I know there will be manta rays, various fish, turtles and tiger etc, but will there be like monkeys and crocodiles and can you interact with them, what are your limits, can you shoot a monkey out of a tree and skin it or can you just watch it climb?

  • Michael

    I have seen some things on google that was said to be interviews where they said Far Cry 3 was going to be released in 2012, but I’m not sure if their true. Is Fry Cry 3 even being made?

  • Gundown64

    If someone could help me decide which game to buy it would be awsome
    I also want to know why should I buy each one of them

  • kevindiking67verizonnet

    I think the main thing I didn’t like about far cry 2 was that I didn’t like the lack of structure during the missions. I didn’t like being constantly shot at by “patrols”. I do like the look of far cry 3, the multiplayer and co-op. But I’m just not sure if I will like far cry 3. Help would be appreciated

  • Salam

    Hi, i know you can get a bow and arrow in far cry 3 in multiplayer but does anyone know if there will be one in the campaign? cant wait to get this game and it would be awesome if they did include it.

  • Krazy Bob

    So I have been watching the trailers and e3 videos for Far Cry 3 and was wondering if I need to play the first 2 to understand whats going on. Thanks!

  • Pacman

    please tell me because i really want to buy this game but i am not sure if it has free roam!

  • Sergio

    They both come out September 2012 and I can’t decide which one looks cooler.

  • encyclopath

    I want to buy far cry 3 but i want to know is if it is a online game of a roaming campain game. I dont like multiplayer thats y. Many thanks