Far Cry 4 Catch-All

Game play trailer with commentary.

I'm in for Far Cry 4. It looks great. I like the main villain now I've seen him in action.

Also: Elephants.

Woo-hoo!

Yeah, that looks pretty damn awesome. Looking forward to it.

The multiplayer aspect looks really cool. I had no intention of buying this game but I think I've changed my mind.

Will buy. I really dug FC3 anyway, this is just more yummies for me.

I really like what the Far Cry series has become. I never would have guessed playing the first game that it would take such a cool turn with FC2 and they would keep building on it in such interesting ways. Can't wait!

chaosmos wrote:

I really like what the Far Cry series has become. I never would have guessed playing the first game that it would take such a cool turn with FC2 and they would keep building on it in such interesting ways. Can't wait!

I agree.

Game Informer has done an interview with the creative director Alex Hutchinson. It's very interesting. The main thing, from my perspective, is that they've removed the quick time events. Whoo! The game is sounding very promising and Alex seems to have the same ideas as me for what makes, or would make, Far Cry fun.

This game looks crazy. I own all the others, maybe I should install them and start playing.

Because of course they included Shangri-La

tanstaafl wrote:

Because of course they included Shangri-La

"transcend the depths of your own mind... you will fight alongside a mythical tiger..."

Because somebody must have decided the drug-induced hallucination levels of FC3 are now a keystone of the Far Cry experience.

Lol, could do without that part for sure...friggin hilarious.

At first, I thought the wolverine had a Santa hat on.

Can't wait to explore all that?

Malor wrote:

At first, I thought the wolverine had a Santa hat on.

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I just pre-ordered the Gold Version on Steam. The sad thing is that I will probably wind up getting in on PS4 as well.

So I realize that I will need a UPlay account, but I haven't seen any discount deals for Steam codes. If I pick up the boxed version, anyone know if I'll be able to register the game with Steam and use that going forward?

WizardOfWor wrote:

So I realize that I will need a UPlay account, but I haven't seen any discount deals for Steam codes. If I pick up the boxed version, anyone know if I'll be able to register the game with Steam and use that going forward?

nope.. it will just launch the uPlay client and from there you launch the game (at least thats what my other uPlay UBI games in my steam library do)

Looks like Ubi pulled a bunch of stuff from Steam:

http://www.polygon.com/2014/11/6/717...

I had been planning on pre ordering but this makes it much less likely. Can't they just get rid of Uplay?

I wonder what will happen to the preorders that have already occurred.

Interesting, it's completely gone from the store front. So I guess that's the new trend then. We all have to face up to the reality that if you want an EA game then you need to use Origin and if you want a Ubisoft game then you need UPlay.

It's kinda annoying having my game library split like this, but I guess that's just how the cookie crumbles.

Bean counters don't really want to pay Valve a cut if they don't have to.

Edit

I wouldn't mind so much if UbiPlay was at least as good as Origin. It's pretty worthless right now.

complexmath wrote:

I wonder what will happen to the preorders that have already occurred.

My preorders are still showing on my account (for now).

NathanialG wrote:

Looks like Ubi pulled a bunch of stuff from Steam:

http://www.polygon.com/2014/11/6/717...

One less purchase.

There was no chance of me buying Assassin's Creed 2014, but I enjoyed the open-world/non-story part of FC3, so there was a good chance that I would eventually buy FC4 during a Steam sale next year. But if it's not on Steam, then it obviously will never receive a Steam sale discount. Like guru said, if Uplay provided a user experience as good as Steam, then things might be different. But Uplay (and Origin, IMO) is crap, so my decison will continue to be AVOID.

It's easy to measure lost $ due to the Valve cut, much more difficult to assess potential lost sales.

Agreed though, despise Origin and UPlay enough to skip the games.

WizardOfWor wrote:

It's easy to measure lost $ due to the Valve cut, much more difficult to assess potential lost sales.

Agreed though, despise Origin and UPlay enough to skip the games.

I doubt it matters that much.. Ubi games are probably more oriented towards the console side in the overall sales pie for them.

Hmm. It appears that FC4 is back on Steam. That was quick.

As a person that has yet to play any Far Cry games, I am really looking forward to Far Cry 4! The trailers and gameplay footage have really peaked my interest.

Is there anything I should know (back story, gameplay mechanics, etc.) before I jump into FC4? I have played a number of other open world games; just interested in what makes the Far Cry series unique.

Thanks!

I'm surprised their isn't more hype for this. The last one was a blast and this one has co-op. Although I was disappointed when I learned it was only 2 player today. For some reason I had 4 player co-op in my head.

I pre-ordered from Dell so it is a mystery when my copy will actually ship and show up.

EvilDead wrote:

I'm surprised their isn't more hype for this. The last one was a blast and this one has co-op. Although I was disappointed when I learned it was only 2 player today. For some reason I had 4 player co-op in my head.

I pre-ordered from Dell so it is a mystery when my copy will actually ship and show up.

To me it seems like a combo of the following:

1. It looks like it should be great, but it doesn't look like it's doing much different from the last one. Of course, when you hit on a formula as good as they have here, it's hard to move too far, but still, lack of innovation does stem hype a bit.

2. Ubisoft seems to have focused their marketing muscle on Assassin's Creed.

3. While the Far Cry games have delivered quite well, Ubisoft in general has been on shaky ground for a while now.

4. It's very late in the season, and launching on the same day as another hotly anticipated, well reviewed, and extremely heavily marketed game.

That said, I definitely have it ordered, but I probably won't do much more than check out the first hour to two for quite a while thanks to Dragon Age being of greater interest.