Far Cry 3 Impressive Hands-On
Ubisoft opened its doors to a free-roaming hands-on at GamesCom this year with Far Cry 3 with no time wasted on presentations or lectures, just the chance to get as much game-time as possible.
The first thing I did was become accustomed to the controls and I was able to map out an area I wanted to go to and also plan an attack route for the first communications tower I wanted to hit. The map contains a whole bunch of these towers and they provide sight to the minimap once the scrambler has been disabled on them.
I moved on, picked up loot and new weapons and visited the shop to grab some upgrades for my guns, something which plays an integral part in the Far Cry 3 world. After moving to my next location, yet another communication tower, the developer told me that I would be able to open up a cage to unleash a bear into the little village. I ended up sneaking around for a while and put an arrow into the lock which broke it and the bear was able to move around freely. The bear assisted me in two or three kills but then was struck down as a lot more reinforcements came to help. These reinforcements didn’t appreciate my presence and were then able to gun me down as well.
The conclusion that I came to at the end of the demo was that Far Cry 3 is definitely something to look out for this year. It may have taken a back seat in some gamers' minds because there has been a lot of activity in the last few months that may spark the imagination of gamers but I’m here to tell you that Far Cry 3 is definitely something that is going to be great to play. Not only is it fantastic to look at, it’s a lot of fun.