Ubisoft’s upcoming game, Far Cry 3, is one of the most interesting games that the company has announced in recent times. Ubisoft has released profiles of the characters Buck and Vass for the upcoming open world first person shooter (FPS). The character profiles have been released in the form of a trailer, titled Far Cry 3 – The Savages. This is the first in a line of trailers. The next trailer will be about the tribes of the island.
Buck’s story begins in Australia, where he joins the armed forces at an early age. His commanders quickly discover his perverse addiction to inflicting pain, and dismiss him. He falls into mercenary work, leading to a contract with Hoyt Volker, the South Pacific’s most notorious drug-runner and slave trader. Hoyt realises that Buck’s ferocious combat skills and unrelenting brutality could be of use. From then on, Buck answers to none else. When Hoyt needs a kill, Buck gets the call.
On an island marked by depravity and violence, Buck may be the most depraved and violent of all
Buck is a man of distinctive tastes. Violent torture is his favourite diversion, and he takes a perverse pride in his stomach-churning assaults. “Around here,” he says with a savage leer, “we eat what we kill.” His outsize Bowie knife is never far from his grasp – or from a terrified victim’s flesh.
Vaas, on the other hand, is an unpredictable, psychotic, violent, merciless, coked-up pirate warlord and slave trader who kills purely for entertainment. No one is safe when Vaas is around. Not his friends, and certainly not his enemies.
This murderer was once destined to inherit the power of his people, the Rakyat. His sister, Citra, rose to lead the entire tribe. Vaas was groomed to become the most powerful warrior on the island. But, instead, he shirked his responsibilities, fleeing the tribe, right into the hands of Hoyt Volker. Hoyt, the principal drug-runner and slave trader operating along the Pacific Rim, had selected Rook Island as his base of operations. He saw murderous potential in Vaas, and promised him wealth and drugs. Now Vaas is Hoyt’s most brutal enforcer. His favorite pastimes include kidnapping innocents, accepting ransom money, and selling them as slaves.
No one is safe when Vaas is around. Not his friends, and certainly not his enemies.
Early in the story, Vaas and his pirates capture Jason Brody,the protagonist, and his friends. Vaas taunts them, explaining that he’s eager to see how much money Jason’s parents will pay for his return. But then things go south. Jason escapes. Enraged that a ‘pretty boy’ would dare challenge him, Vaas screams: “If the jungle doesn’t eat you alive, I will”. And thus begins a lethal rivalry between the two men. Jason does whatever he can to save his friends and escape, while Vaas develops a psychotic fixation on killing Jason once and for all.
Far Cry 3 is set to be an open-world game, but forgoes the African setting of its predecessor for a more tropical island setting, much like the first game in the series. The game also seems to have a very open way to deal with things, but then again, that simply means that you get an option to either blow up enemies loudly, or kill them quietly.