Crytek’s taking Far Cry back to tropical islands in the next installment, but the game looks quite a lot like 2. The visuals have been improved, and they’re quite pretty. Stuff explodes like it used to, characters swear like they used to, all that. Aside from plot and setting, this doesn’t look like much of a departure. Hopefully they’ll build on the tech and mechanics of 2. That game had a lot of promise, and 3, if they fix everything, could finally fulfill it.
The plot of Far Cry 3 seems to revolve around a man who has it out for the main character. He keeps mentioning “the definition of insanity” (taken to mean “doing the same thing and expecting a different result”), likely referencing how many times he’s tried to kill you. The main character is tied up and thrown into a lake, but escapes and tries to steal a helicopter, which promptly crashes and he meets the man who wants to kill him again.
Far Cry 3 is looking cool, let’s just hope they want to improve more than the graphics.