Feeds
90%
Far Cry 3

Far Cry 3 game review

Jungle warfare

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

The Essential Guide to IT Transformation

All mapped out

Each unlocked power adds to the ever-growing ink, meaning that Jason soon has a whole inked tapestry to behold – a monstrous memento of his transformation from innocent to no-holds-barred killer.

Far Cry 3

Blazing through the bush

Away from Dennis’ scripted missions, you're free to range across the tropical forested mountains and valleys of the Rook Islands as you see fit. Local shop keepers will encourage you to discover radio towers scattered across the islands.

Activate these and you will be able to map sectors of the islands and unlock extra weapons for purchase. Rakyat warriors might also ask you to join them on outpost raids. A secured outpost becoming a new home hub where Jason can buy weapons and ammo, and access new missions using the outpost’s job board.

Far Cry 3

Bright as heli

Roaming the Islands on foot or car, boat, hang glider and more, will soon introduce you to the wildlife too. The rich tableaux of the Islands are home to everything from tigers and bears, to crocodiles and wild dogs. At times you half expect a yeti to come barrelling after you, so aggressive and varied are the Islands’ fauna. Not that Jason is defenceless… early close encounters demonstrate his slightly bizarre ability to stab a croc to death while in its grip.

It’s within the wilds you’ll find the game's most interesting interactions, as non-scripted events tell their own stories. Witness, for example, a pack of wild dogs silently stalking a group of mercenaries, before finally charging into the attack causing a momentous tussle of tooth and claw versus submachine gun.

Far Cry 3

And they say only hippies enjoy burning man?

Hunting game animals also leads to further expansion of Jason’s armoury as their hide is harvested to fashion larger wallets, backpacks and arrow quivers, like some cut-down version of Monster Hunter. Plants can be similarly harvested for healing and empowering drugs, while the game also sports some of the coolest drug trip sequences as Dr. Earnhardt helps you expand your horizons.

Build a business case: developing custom apps

Next page: Talk and trousers

More from The Register

next story
4K video on terrestrial TV? Not if the WRC shares frequencies to mobiles
Have your say with Ofcom now, before Freeview becomes Feeview
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
You didn't get the MeMO? Asus Pad 7 Android tab is ... not bad
Really, er, stands out among cheapie 7-inchers
Apple winks at parents: C'mon, get your kid a tweaked Macbook Pro
Cheapest models given new processors, more RAM
YES, iPhones ARE getting slower with each new release of iOS
Old hardware doesn't get any faster with new software
Leaked Windows Phone 8.1 Update specs tease details of Nokia's next mobes
New screen sizes, dual SIMs, voice over LTE, and more
Nintend-OH NO! Sorry, Mario – your profits are in another castle
Red-hatted mascot, red-colored logo, red-stained finance books
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.
Maximize storage efficiency across the enterprise
The HP StoreOnce backup solution offers highly flexible, centrally managed, and highly efficient data protection for any enterprise.