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Is FarCry 3 a game where you get a penalty if you nick someone's stuff?
No.
Why, then, aren't item's collected on contact?
Why do I have to press a button each time I want to pick something up?
Why do I have to press AND HOLD a button each time I want to pick something up?
Why, in a game, where collecting items is a key part of gameplay, is it so damn hard to get the crosshair to register contact with said item, despite being right on top of it?

I get asked occasionally (well, I think "challenged" is more the word) by some people (snide idiots) if there are any games I do enjoy. Yes, there are many. Too many to list, in fact, so I shall simply summarise:
I enjoy games in which you lose yourself. Games that absorb you into the world on screen. This does not mean the game is some deeply written RPG epic, it just means that you forget you're playing it and feel more like you're living it, be it a simple 2D platformer or fast and furious 3D beat-em-up.
If you have to wrestle with a poorly designed control method, and if that control method stifles your progress through the game, that doesn't happen.
Ubisoft are very, very good at making these kinds of games (See; The entire AssCreed series. Phenomenally pretty, but painful to play), games that require a real battle of attrition to see to the end, if at all.
Those games, I hate, and they seem to show up more and more these days.

Oh, and, lightning quick review of FarCry 3: It's a contemporary-set, 1st person version of Red Dead Redemption, with all the interesting characters replaced by whiney rich kids.
  • Listening to: Booming Orchestral Scores
  • Reading: Assorted comics.
  • Watching: TV
  • Playing: Far Cry 3
  • Eating: Pasta
  • Drinking: Water.
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makohi Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
THE
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DEAD
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ChristyKitsune Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
I enjoyed Far Cry 3, I finished it tonight and it always kept me entertained.
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DFX2K9 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree, bad controls, more then any other single thing, will ruin a game. I've got hordes of them on steam where controls are glitchy, and I stop enjoying them. Dead Island was, personally, one of those games. Assassin's Creed, oddly enough, has only a few times made me want to rip out my spine and beat the TV with it. The ONLY time I have anything at all going wrong with the controls, is the context camera coming in at the WORST time. HAWX was another game where it works like a dream most of the time, but get it on a bad day... The game has the most insufferable controls (by design) is A10-c Warthog. it is made for the $400 joystick they sell for the game. But I knew that going in, so it's fun just to successfully obliterate a tank.

The game that most seems to go out of it's way just to be annoying for being annoying sake, however, is Velvet assassin.
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cavalier-renegade Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Have you played Borderlands 2 yet? It has a pretty good loot mechanism
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geminilaser Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In real life when you walk on a gun you don't pick it up automatically. You have to crawl and pick it with your hands. So they wanted to make game realistic I guess. Same thing was also in Crysis. I didn't play the game tough I don't wanna talk more.
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I agree with You, on a number of points, especially, that you be able to immerse Yourself in a Game, be it a simple side-scroller, or, one that uses more computer power, than what put Man, as a species, into orbit, and, into Space! I love Ms. Pacman, simple as it is, because, even though you can learn the principle in a very few tries, mainly, you get better, simply, sometimes, just by reacting!
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Monarch-of-the-Fen Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
If you want a game that manages simple and awesome and pretty all at once, try Fly'n. God damn but I'm addicted to that right now.
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WinterWolfe6 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Artist
I like the custom feel of a game where you feel the character is more you because you choose their skills, powers, or abilities… By the way, pasta is awesome.
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Hibbe Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Whiny rich kids you say? Sounds like JUST my bag!
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theroyalscouter Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude sorry I couldn't get into Assasins Creed its just not that amazing. When you can't speak with nobody. When all I do is run around with not much into it but, hey I'm amazing at running over rooftops. That a city has 11 billion blind sentries on the roofs. Or that people forget how a master assassin looks so easily as to forget you after tearing 3 wanted posters off the walls. Even after I just murdered 5 different important political figures and like 200 cityguards. Is fine to be picky but man Ubisoft is an evil corporation and Assassin's Creed ain't that immersive. But sure that doesn't matter you have the last word and I don't care if I don't ever see the end of it (see what I did there).
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