Watch five minutes of Far Cry 3 multiplayer action

By on April 5, 2012, 1:00 PM

A five minute video of Far Cry 3’s multiplayer aspect has found its way online courtesy of the gang at VG247. The pre-alpha build highlights the domination game mode on a seemingly fitting tropical island map.

It nearly impossible not to draw immediate comparisons to some of today’s most popular first-person shooters after watching the multiplayer clip, namely Battlefield and Call of Duty. Here we see familiar elements like experience points and leveling up, a kill cam, avenger kills and air support in the form of barrel bombs (carpet bomb).

Familiarities aside, there looks to be some content and game types that are all-new. At the end of each multiplayer game, you will get the opportunity to either kill the number one player on the enemy team or let them survive. There are several end-game animations to unlock as you level up your character, some becoming pretty graphic in nature.

The publication tells us that the other game type they were shown is centered on a fire theme. The objective is to infiltrate the enemy camp and ignite two capture points. Doing so prompts a radio comm-link which if used by the aggressors, sends in air support to douse the fire with gasoline, effectively ending the round. Should the defenders get to the comm-link first, they can radio for a rescue plane that drops a load of water instead.

The author concludes that the multiplayer modes they were shown were fun, but seemed to lack the thrill of free-foaming that made the first game such a gem. He expects the single-player campaign to be much more engaging when it hits stores this September.




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Guest said:

It's Call Of Duty on the beach...

IAMTHESTIG said:

Looks a little too arcade-ish for me... I think i'll be sticking to the single player on this one. I think i'll be sticking to BF3 for my online gaming needs.

hahahanoobs hahahanoobs said:

Gamespot got an alpha copy too, and the game looks real bad.

H3llion H3llion, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Guest said:

It's Call Of Duty on the beach...

Yeah that's what I though when I seen the video oh and I don't even like COD :3

Just Sain'

Det Det said:

The top comment from the video:

"Insanity is... Doing the exact same ******* thing... Over and over and over again, THINKING it's going to be different.

*Watches Far cry 3 multiplayer video*

...Did? i ever tell you the definition of insanity?"

lol

Adhmuz Adhmuz, TechSpot Paladin, said:

The innovation factor is all but gone in shooters these days, but when you think about it how many ways can you shoot someone in a video game...

TomSEA TomSEA, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

(shrugs) It's an add-on to a single-player game. I'm not complaining. Don't want to play it, don't play it. Otherwise, looks like a reasonably entertaining time waster to me.

Sunny87 said:

I think the game was made even worse by the commentary!

ramonsterns said:

Adhmuz said:

The innovation factor is all but gone in shooters these days, but when you think about it how many ways can you shoot someone in a video game...

Except there's a certain feel to it. Hard Reset doesn't feel like Doom, E.Y.E. doesn't feel like S.T.A.L.K.E.R., Half-Life 1 doesn't feel like Half-Life 2.

This screams Call of Duty. I had to double check I was actually watching the correct video and not some random COD gameplay video.

IAMTHESTIG said:

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. was awesome....

Guest said:

This game looks nothing like cod you retards thats like saying WoW looks exactly like Fable ... which it obviously doesn't, this game looks miles better than CoD.

Cota Cota said:

Guest said:

It's Call Of Duty on the beach...

+1

Too bad FPS games are becoming exactly like CoD

jeffz6 said:

I'm sick of these arcade huds. I can see when I've shot someone, I don't need to be told.

Remember Veitcong? next to zero hud ? those where the days. Real games.

Guest said:

Just curious, will they have dedicated servers or will it be a lobby system or will it be ranked only via lobby and dedicated servers = non ranked like some other derp company done with their franchise?

And yes i agree CoD style gameplayer in this pre alpha clip and no i dont play CoD MP it is way to limited imho.

Guest said:

Id play this mp over COD mp any day if it has a decent amount of players online. although air strikes and bomb dropping is common in much of warfare, i guess for some COD set some kind of standard. Either way the graphics in this are easily better and it appears to be more team-work dependent... which is NOT COD. The knifing tho.. thats what gets me :D

ramonsterns said:

Guest said:

This game looks nothing like cod you retards thats like saying WoW looks exactly like Fable ... which it obviously doesn't, this game looks miles better than CoD.

Except WoW and Fable aren't even similar genres.

Please enlighten me on how this game is an improvement over CoD.

Guest said:

Where is the server browser???

no server choice???

WTF ????

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