Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: On the Rocks with a Bitch and a Bottle
Re: Far Cry 3 reviews are flooding in.
So a gun with a sound suppressor seems like it's pretty much essential, at least early in the game. I mean, maybe if you're not shitty at video games then you won't have any trouble going balls to the wall and tearing groups of six or more pirates to shreds with an assault rifle and a handful of grenades, but any time I tried that I got riddled with bullet holes and death. Having a gun with a suppressor or the hunting bow can make life so much easier. The bow can be tricky, but on the other hand, IT MAKES NO FUCKING NOISE. Making noise will get you fucked in this game.
The other good thing about the bow is that it will make your dick sing when you use it to snipe some motherfucker. Like, I used it to kill a deer AND a tiger and I thought that was just the greatest (it cannot be said enough how rubbish I am at video games, so I tend to get immense enjoyment out of something as simple as not being mauled by a tiger or burned to death by a suicidal pirate with a Molotov cocktail strapped his chest). Then I was aimlessly roaming around as I'm wont to do (pretty much all I've done is bounce around and kill animals and find items and it's great) and stumbled onto a group of pirates. There were only three of them, so I waited for one to walk away from the group, snuck up behind him and did a takedown kill (and I've got the skill where you can drag the body away afterwards so I kind of chucked his corpse in the ocean). Then I hid behind a tree, shot an arrow through one of their faces, then shot an arrow through the other one's face before he even finished panicking. It was some fucking, like, IDK, that thing from Lord of the Rings that Orlando Bloom plays. It was some of THAT shit. First arrow, death. Second arrow, death. Two seconds flat. Then you casually walk up to them and take the arrows back before looting their bodies for an empty lighter and $12. It was the fucking greatest and totally worth the money whoever bought me this paid for it.
I now use the bow as my primary weapon. I am fucking Tarzan of the jungle.
Started liberating outposts now with my Tarzan bow. Managed to do one without anybody spotting me for the 1500 exp bonus. Arrow right through the nuts'll do that. Also descrambled about 7 radio towers, and yeah, don't buy guns. Unscramble radio towers to get a ton of free stuff. Buy a fucking sound suppressor, though. And a god damn Tarzan bow like a fucking man.
Feels like I'm sort of getting the hang of this now. Wouldn't necessarily say I'm good at it, but I don't feel utterly useless, either. I've gone from "Man, I fucking suuuuuck" to "Shit, I might be halfway competent at this." You have to appreciate the little things, you know?
I'll start doing some actual missions soon. Probly.