Far Cry 3 received a bloody good showing at E3, while it failed to match Battlefield 3 in my eyes, it received a very strong showing. Ubisoft obviously wanted to show off more and in the trailer below, you can see their alternative take on the original E3 showing.
The new trailer is a great watch, compare it with the original E3 trailer (below) and you start to get a sense of some of the freedom you will have when it comes to approaching combat. That freedom was one of the best aspects of Far Cry 2, and it fills me with confidence that you will be able to approach scenarios in a varied manner again.
I have been staring at my Steam link for Far Cry 2 quite a bit over recent weeks, and after watching these trailers, I think I am going to head back in. We all know that there were some problems in Far Cry 2, the constantly respawning patrols and malaria being the main ones, but if you were able to look past you found a very enjoyable open world shooter. I’m starting to get a bit of an itch to play it straight away just writing about it. I’m looking forward to seeing some more of Far Cry 3, I hope it keeps the spirit of the first two games in the series.