The team at Ubisoft working on Far Cry 3 is keen on making sure that players understand that main character Jason is underpowered when the game starts and has to learn how to survive the hard way, by failing repeatedly.
Dan Hay, who is the producer working on Far Cry 3, told G4 that, “Jason’s a normal guy. He comes to the island and meets Vaas. He’s put in very abnormal, very disturbing situations. And he’s not a super-soldier. He’s basically got to learn how to fend for himself. He’s a babe in the woods. He’s what I like to call a daylight athiest: super-tough when the sun’s up, but as soon as the moon comes up he’s crying for mom.”
He added, “By the end of it you’ve gone from being a victim, to being a killer, to making even liking it a little too much. The question is, by the end of the game, who are you?”
Previously, the developers claimed that the game would make the players question the categories of good and evil and, as the game progresses, gamers would have to perform actions that they would have found distasteful at the start of the game.
The underpowered protagonist seems to be a coming trend in the video game world, as Jason seems to be in a situation that is very similar to that of Lara Croft, the main character in the Crystal Dynamics reboot of the Tomb Raider series.
Ubisoft says that, despite the focus on the protagonist, Far Cry 3 will continue the traditional elements of the series, including complex tactical situation and smart enemies.
Far Cry 3 will arrive on November 30 in Europe and on December 4 in the United States and will be playable on the PC, the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3.