Better exotic adventure game: Far Cry 3 or Uncharted games?

Posted by Salt_The_Fries (8609 posts) 2 months, 6 days ago

Poll: Better exotic adventure game: Far Cry 3 or Uncharted games? (41 votes)

Far Cry 3 61%
Uncharted games 39%

My friends (and I use this expression genuinely and amicably), I've been playing Far Cry 3 lately and came to the conclusion that it's inevitable these two games be pitted against each other.

I hope you will find this comparison more or less logical and not irrational, even if these games represent two different perspectives (FPP vs TPP) and different structure (open-world vs. linear).

By Uncharted games, I mean all the games in the series, but as far as Far Cry is concerned, I think it is most fitting to pick the third installment).

I am not the most qualified person to judge these games, as I've only played the first Uncharted.

Which of these games excel at making you a part of an exciting adventure more?

I think Far Cry 3 might not be as tight and focused as Uncharted games but it has a lot more lasting appeal and variety. What is more, it provides a lot more control to the player. Moreover, its achievement structure doesn't force you to use any particular gameplay style, like for example Deus Ex: Human Revolution forced you to bo stealthy, so you can play any way you like, at any point - you can liberate Outposts stealthily but then you can blast the shit up using heavy weapons. Crafting is immensely satisfying and liberating Outposts and taking over the Radio Towers gives a sense of gradual fullfilment, coupled with some really naturalistic placement of Relics that you can collect, and explore some off-the-beaten track caves and temples leaves you in awe of the locale. Of course, the game might get a bit repetitive over time once you've unlocked most of the gear, but when there is still a lot of stuff to unlock, the game's at its most satisfying.

On the other hand, Uncharted's tightly scripted sequences might have seem bombastic at the time, but IMO their charm faded really quickly as this kind of gameplay has quickly become a cliche. Uncharted games feature really long pointless "movie-like" fragments with unnecessary amount of walking, plus scripted automated jumping fragments. This kind of gameplay is not exciting at all from the viewpoint of a gamer AD 2014, and in fact, is quite archaic if you ask me.

So, for me, Far Cry 3 wins. Not that I dislike games with cinematic flair or would prefer an open-world game over a linear one all the time, as I really liked 2013's Tomb Raider (however with some caveats as well).

Anyway, if you were to compare the games in terms of:

  • graphics
  • animation
  • environments
  • gunplay
  • gameplay and variety
  • sense of exploration and fullfilment

What game would emerge as a winner?

#1 Posted by parkurtommo (26795 posts) -

Shittiest comparison ever.

#3 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (11818 posts) -

Exotic Adventure Game ?

:/

#4 Posted by Bigboi500 (29683 posts) -

Crappy comparisons aside, Far Cry 3 is so much better than any Uncharted game.

#5 Posted by Salt_The_Fries (8609 posts) -

Exotic Adventure Game ?

:/

Adventure as not a genre, but a game that gives you a feeling of an adventure, and taking place in an exotic / unusual location.

#6 Edited by Lulu_Lulu (11818 posts) -

@Salt_The_Fries

Why don't you google "Adventure Game" and see what pops up ? I bet ya it will be none of the things you just said.

#7 Posted by Salt_The_Fries (8609 posts) -

@Salt_The_Fries

Why don't you google "Adventure Game" and see what pops up ? I bet ya it will be none of the things you just said.

You don't understand me. I didn't write "exotic adventure game" as a genre. Let me break it down for you:

EXOTIC ADVENTURE (as literally adventure as you'd use this word in NON-GAMING context) and after this SEMANTIC UNIT there is word GAME which is COMPLETELY UNRELATED to the word ADVENTURE.

OK?

#8 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (11818 posts) -

@Salt_The_Fries

I know, its just very confusing for the select few who are actually familiar with Adventure Games.

#9 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (7472 posts) -

Crappy comparisons aside, Far Cry 3 is so much better than any Uncharted game.

#10 Posted by ghostwarrior786 (4366 posts) -

far cry 3 sucks, its just so boring. played it for 40min and uninstalled it. the only game worse is probably alan wake

#11 Posted by Cloud_imperium (2993 posts) -

Far Cry 3 has higher production values , bigger world and more replay value than Uncharted . So , I'll go with FC3 .

#12 Posted by scottpsfan14 (4845 posts) -

Far Cry 3 is completely different. More to do on the island. As it is open world. But Uncharted is just as fun in it's own way. But if you want to explore a tropical island, FC3 is the only choice.

#14 Posted by Bigboi500 (29683 posts) -

Far Cry 3 is a pro white man racist simulator in which the non Americans are the wildlife.

Putrid.

lol!! #dealwithit

#15 Edited by freedomfreak (40169 posts) -

Uncharted.

I didn't feel much like an adventurer in FarCry 3. Just a dude getting tattoos from Christy Mack, while burning weed fields. It's cool. But it didn't feel adventure-y.

#16 Edited by cainetao11 (17420 posts) -

I voted Uncharted. I cant say any of the Uncharted games is necessarily better than FC3, but they are great adventures.

#17 Posted by Salt_The_Fries (8609 posts) -

Uncharted.

I didn't feel much like an adventurer in FarCry 3. Just a dude getting tattoos from Christy Mack, while burning weed fields. It's cool. But it didn't feel adventure-y.

Haha, Christy Mack, you are a naughty, naughty dude : D

#18 Edited by RoboCopISJesus (1408 posts) -

Farcry 3 by far in all of those categories you mentioned. Yes, gfx too if you count the PC version. You should add stealth to that list.

UC however has better cinametiacs (in-game) and story. But I'm not willing to trade all.

#19 Edited by mikhail (1696 posts) -

How could anyone get a sense of adventure from a carefully scripted and linear franchise like Uncharted? Everything that happens is predetermined and it's the same every time you go through it.

#20 Edited by Telekill (4554 posts) -

Oh look... another thread attempting to discredit a PlayStation exclusive series.

Round of applause

#21 Posted by MBirdy88 (8096 posts) -

@mikhail said:

How could anyone get a sense of adventure from a carefully scripted and linear franchise like Uncharted? Everything that happens is predetermined and it's the same every time you go through it.

shhh don't break the illusion.

#22 Edited by Krelian-co (10716 posts) -
#23 Posted by comptonst88 (279 posts) -

Really like both games, but when it comes to gameplay, story, characters etc., you cant beat Uncharted.

#24 Posted by scottpsfan14 (4845 posts) -
@Telekill said:

Oh look... another thread attempting to discredit a PlayStation exclusive series.

Round of applause

Yep. They like to call this place "cowspot" yet all you ever see are people ganging up on anything to do with PlayStation. It's shit.

Anything PlayStation is automatically "overrated" but anything other than Sony deserves it's praise. Going by people on here, Sony brings out nothing but trash.

#25 Posted by KingsofQueens (2214 posts) -

My money goes to Far Cry 3. Excellent replay value and lots of fun things to do.

Uncharted is great. But you play the games once, you'll likely NEVER EVER play them again, just like most PS exclusives. Unless, you're into the MP portion, which to me doesn't belong in the games in the first place.

#26 Posted by foxhound_fox (88103 posts) -

Far Cry 3 was an amazing game aside from the "boss fights" and the terribad ending. Uncharted was crap, Uncharted 2 was enjoyable but had little substance and I haven't played 3 because people say it's worse than 2 and I barely enjoyed 2.

A fairly unusual comparison here.

#27 Posted by Pffrbt (6555 posts) -

Uncharted games are slightly less boring and tedious than Far Cry 3. They also don't devolve into hunting icons on a minimap. Neither series are adventure games though.

#28 Posted by Heirren (16901 posts) -

Uncharted is a shooter.

#29 Edited by lamprey263 (23620 posts) -

Max Payne 3

#30 Edited by Lulu_Lulu (11818 posts) -

Far Cry 3 was interesting in the beginning, and then it reared its ugly head and showed me its true form, it didn't take long for the game to devolve into "Collect this many doodads and kill that many doohickies" only 30 minutes in and it was already heavily padded. :(

And with that being said, that makes Uncharted the winner, right ? WRONG !

I'd place Tomb Raider over both these games, plus its got Functional adventure not movie type adventure.

#31 Edited by voljin1987 (713 posts) -

Worlds of Ultima: The Savage Empire. Arguably the most exotic game ever made.

#32 Posted by sukraj (22608 posts) -

I never played Uncharted so I can't comment on that game but I did play Far Cry 3 and it was my fav open world shooter on last gen so I would have to go with Far Cry 3.