I have the only real problem with this game -- it's narrative and story.
This drug, insanity and tribal warrior within bullshit feels very sterile and synthetic. Toothless, i would say and superficial.
Sort of "cool" insanity, unlike Spec ops for example.
And showdown with Vaas was kinda anti-climatic, i was hoping for some interesting revelations, not some mad man rumbling.
For example, he could have persuaded us, that this Rakyat path of warrior is bullshit too, that inner strength and determination are the things that matter in the end, and not these flashy words and mighty images about warriors and paths and such.
Thanks to the huge open spaces you'll want to use the camera to check out outposts. Ubisoft assumes you're a retard so all living creaturs are automagically tagged. There's a gigantic icon above their heads indicating their class. You can see their outlines through objects from a mile away. If you don't use the camera they'll be tagged anyway if you aim in their direction for more than a couple of seconds (so you might as well always use the camera instead of a scope).
Line of sight is the most important thing. Hide behind a broom, make sure the enemy outline is always obscured by the stick and you're safe.
You can also throw rocks.
To be fair, tagging enemies and taking out their outpost is fun in small doses just because it's such a power trip. But it can't sustain the whole game because it removes most of the challenge.
MP is really crap, a better looking COD.
Haven't gotten very far in the SP so I can't really say but I need that minimap gone, it takes so much space...
And for some reason I cannot disable completely mouse acceleration. I dropped it down to 0 in the in-game options but it's still there and the XML cannot be edited... Anyone have any ideas? It's making me nauseous after a bit.
It also seems like a spotted takedown gives you the same amount of XP as a stealth takedown.
35-45 fps in directx9 on a hd6870, ao is broken, tons of frameskipping when under 60 fps for LOADS of users even on high end gpus (I have the stutter too, fraps says 45 fps but it feels like 20)
Other than that it's chores and bars , assassin's creed fps including the tower climbing to unlock a new vista.
The fire is a lot more pathetic than in far cry 2, it refuses to spread the vast majority of the time.
I threw 5 molotovs in a grassy field full of enemies and all 5 patches of fire died out within 10seconds and didn't spread.
With all the height differences and breaking your neck if you jump off a 5 foot drop I constantly wish I had the grappleshute from just cause2; but no fun allowed, back to your chores peasant, ubisoft made this.
I give it Ew out of 5.
edit: the cure for glaucoma
<quality GameDepthOfField="0" CinematicDepthOfField="0" FXAALevel="0" CloudShadows="1" MotionBlur="0" id="medium" />
Put this in gamerprofile.xml (found in documents/my games/far cry 3 ) right under <CustomQuality>
You'll have to change id="medium" to whatever your postFX setting was in the options menu, if you have it set to high you'll need to change the word medium to high in the bit of code above.
Set the gamerprofile.xml to read only after you are done editing it, because ubisoft are retards (or think their users are retarded and will break their toy if the training wheels come off) and set it so the file overwrites to default whenever you exit the game, so if you don't set as read only it will delete your changes after each time you play...
Congratulations, you have 20/20 vision afterall and won't be needing glasses.
Last edited by Finicky; 30-11-2012 at 02:00 PM.
Thanks for the tip. I wonder if I was so blind and didn't see it. Will check when I get home from work. Can't wait to move on with the campaign.
So anyone having issues with uFail?
you need to be online to play single player? or is the issue with servers only for MP and some social stuff?
Just relaunch UPlay in off line mode (gear icon > start in offline mode > restart UPlay). No more trying to connect to the servers.
Seeing enemies on the hud?
Classes? With floating tags?
So very glad I saved my money. Won't be buying Cryrim: Far Creed 3.
Anybody found a way to get rid of the hud yet?
The games good but its freezing regularly (20-30mins play time), usually with a brief sound loop before silence (10-20secs). Ends with complete system freeze (Numlock and ctrl+alt+dlt, non-responsive) and only a hard boot will sort it.
Anyone else experienced this? If so, any ideas?
Radeon 7850 (latest cats), Intel i7 920 on Win 7.
Last edited by popej; 30-11-2012 at 07:59 PM.
F9 quick saves, F11 quick loads! Not available during missions.
For some reason disabling FXAA added 10 fps. Ubisoft Kiev strikes again!