|Far Cry 3's Beautiful Set|
|8 v 8 Domination|
In line with the design changes to fit the average shooter, the gameplay follows suit. Anyone that has played Call of Duty will feel at home with the controls. Aiming was a bit tricky at some parts even while burst-firing. Aiming is by far the most important aspect of controls in a shooter and I was discouraged by how unpolished they felt. Other than that, everything was solid.The most notable changes are the ability to swim underwater, Battle Cries, gas attacks, and the new killcam system.
Swimming underwater gives the ability to really sneak up on your enemies. I can also foresee Far Cry 3 taking advantage of the swimming system by having special underwater passages leading to certain parts of the map. It is nothing that will change first person shooters, but it is a nice change of pace and definitely ads to the game.
|Beautiful Tropical Island|
One of my favorite moments from the match came from the team support abilities, or more commonly known as killstreaks. Unlike most games, Far Cry 3's team support actions aren't based upon kills but instead accumulative points that can be earned through capturing objectives, kills, and reviving teammates. At one point during the match, an enemy player unleashed a tier 2 (out of 3) ability that dropped a Psyche Gas container on my location. My screen became hazy and I began seeing black shadow figures running around my character. I began firing off my submachine gun into these creatures attempting to fight them off. It turns out that these creatures are either illusions or my teammates and with friendly fire on (only while gassed), Psyche Gas can become very dangerous.
|Sexy Kill-cam System|
Overall Far Cry 3 doesn't set out to change the genre but it does make some welcome changes that will be a breath of fresh air. Unfortunately, at the same time it loses some of the originality of the previous games. I will have my full review up for the game shortly after release. I was lucky enough to score a free copy of the game for shaving my hair into a mohawk, best haircut of my life.
|Mohawk for a copy of Far Cry 3|