Far Cry 4 $11.99 on Humble

From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)18 Oct 2018 20:26
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(which is ~Can.$15) https://www.humblebundle.com/store/far-cry-4

Just bought it, much sooner than I thought I would. :-O~~~
From: graphitone18 Oct 2018 21:58
Just seen this, I'm tempted this time. I'm about half way through Far Cry 3 again and am enjoying the base assaults. If the sequel is as good as Throb says, then I'm sold.

From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)19 Oct 2018 00:51
To: graphitone 3 of 211
DL the 24G monsta now...

...and win7 went to sleep last night killing the DL half way through. Restarted. Ho hum. :-/

(and set sleep to "never")
EDITED: 19 Oct 2018 13:04 by DSMITHHFX
From: graphitone19 Oct 2018 22:25
Ooph, not so good.

I'm downloading the beast right now. It's going via Uplay, but I seem to have found a way to shoe horn Far Cry 3 into Steam, so I'll be trying the same with this. One pane of glass to rule them all n'that.
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)20 Oct 2018 13:28
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I finished the zip download but something went wrong because when I went to unzip, it said it needed some crazy number ending in "EB" (Exabytes? Seriously?) and I didn't have disk space for it. So I deleted the zip and did the direct download through uplay. That seems to have worked. I stopped using Steam for the time being since it won't play nice with my FC3 mod.
From: graphitone20 Oct 2018 13:43
I did the uplay download in the first instance and it worked fine. Exabytes sounds a tad over the top!

I did most of the intro last night and already Pagan Min is a more fleshed out bad guy than Vaas in FC3. He's as crazy, but there's an story there behind the façade.
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)20 Oct 2018 15:34
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I probly won't start in on it for a couple of weeks, still feasting on FC3... just acquired the biggest baddest LMG @ $34000, which is a lot of alligators. I played with a pickup briefly and decided I just had to get me one however long it took.
From: graphitone20 Nov 2018 12:37
Been playing a bit of FC4 and like you mentioned in another thread, it's FC3 but reskinned. I like the weapon select wheel, I think that works well and it's easier to choose the throwables now. The scenery is a lot nicer than 3, which is saying something 'cos 3 looked very pretty.

I'm not sure where the plot is going at the minute, but the Saban (Sabat, Sabal?) guy at the start looks like Pagan Min's twin brother. I predict a family feud back story.
EDITED: 20 Nov 2018 12:37 by GRAPHITONE
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)20 Nov 2018 15:37
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Not keen how the story forks very early but I suppose that makes it re-playable at least once. I'm really struggling with the combat physics, especially with the mouse acceleration difficulty. If I have that turned on, it's easier to look around, but much harder to aim. Had no such problem in FC3 (where I don't know if that was even an option, didn't need it). The 'hunter' enemies are like the FC3 pirates on speed, the way they hop around like mad. They'd make a good circus act with their crazy acrobatics.
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)22 Nov 2018 14:41
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After a couple of skill upgrades which seem to have fixed the jerky cursor action (implying it was game design malarky), I actually purchased a bow, killed another couple of tapirs and now I have three weapon slots open. Set-piece battles are (like FC3's) OTT, moreso here because the enemies indulge in bolivian marching powder to excess, and it seems to have got into the water supply, because the animals are similarly hyperactive. Bell tower captures are relatively easy (and thus far yield useless WWI-vintage weapons). The side missions (rescues and whatnot) and random enemy encounters are generally better, and I'm still tripping on the scenery (literally and psychotropicaly). Things are looking up.  (bounce)
From: graphitone22 Nov 2018 17:09
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I've adopted the approach of trying to get all the crafting upgrades (or as many as the game will allow at this early stage), before tackling too many missions. From playing through 3 again it was the most advantageous way of taking the game on.

I've got a recurve bow and have used it to take out the pirates-as-was enemies, even from a massive distance. It works well on the smaller animals, taking one well placed arrow to down them. I've tried taking on a rhino with the bow and it didn't work out too well.

I like the bait mechanic and it can sometimes lure an animal with just the pelt you're looking for.
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)22 Nov 2018 17:25
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Yeah the bait thing is a big helper, though it feels like a bit of a cheat (or more than it does in FC3, because the animals are a whole lot more rambunctious in 4). I got the recurve bow too, and I'm starting to like it even though I'd rather have a sniper rifle. The skills first then the missions is solid advice, and there's plenty to do so it doesn't seem too boring. I put about 50 AR rounds in a rhino's ass, and it just ran off, so now I leave 'em alone. Might try an rpg when I get one.
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)29 Nov 2018 17:48
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Well now I got a suppressed sniper rifle (which is great), I'm still using the bow a whole lot for close-in silent kills. I've knocked over quite a few bases, bell towers and a few revenge kills on the side. I read somewhere that the best (only?) way to kill the rhinos is with an elephant, or vehicle-mounted machine gun. Haven't tried the elephant riding thing yet.
From: graphitone29 Nov 2018 19:00
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I've taken down a few rhino with normal assault rifles. From what I've seen they tend to graze near water, so I find one, shoot it to get it to chase me, then dive into the water (they don't follow) and either nip out of the water when it's a safe distance away and rinse and repeat or find a boat and use that as a platform and shoot the rhino from there.
EDITED: 29 Nov 2018 19:00 by GRAPHITONE
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)29 Nov 2018 19:05
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How many rounds, where (what part of the animal)?

Damn, just remembered I shot one in the head 3-4 times with an svd and it just shrugged it off.
EDITED: 29 Nov 2018 20:47 by DSMITHHFX
From: graphitone29 Nov 2018 21:42
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A lot. And in the arse area (they were mostly running away).
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)29 Nov 2018 22:05
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I'm not liking how the animals are so goddam bulletproof in 4. Even the fucking badger, which is like an oversize rat. Jeesh.
From: graphitone29 Nov 2018 22:50
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To be fair, a lot seem to go down with one or two arrows from the recurve bow. I've taken a tiger down in two shots to the face.
From: Peter (BOUGHTONP)29 Nov 2018 23:12
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From: Manthorp30 Nov 2018 08:28
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Rhinos are tough and best softened up with rockets or grenades, then finished off with a machine gun to preserve the hide.  Presumably someone on the internet has punched one to death, which might be funny to watch for the first fifteen minutes.

Elephant riding is good, second only to Sabretooth tiger riding in Primal.  Both are amusing and effective carnage machines.