Walk into any game store and you’ll see a rack of titles letting adults go pew-pew to their hearts content. Far Cry 3 aspires to elevate the “Don’t mind me, I’m just a regular guy …What’s this, a hand gun? OH MY GOD I’M A KILLING MACHINE!!” archetype seen from games like the Uncharted series to the next level. See, the latest edition will let players mess with hallucinogens during the campaign. It’s unclear how often this mechanic will appear and if it’ll go beyond messing with your head. Yet our hero evidently won’t feel his face for some stretches while in jungle paradise.
Bugging out on shrooms isn’t why this game is on my radar though. The early gameplay looks entertaining when the guy is perfectly sober and hopefully it’ll perfect the blend of stealth and raw shooting from the previous outings. Trailers have show things blowing up to get folks excited but having options kept the Far Cry games fresh. We’ll see if Far Cry 3 is more Rambo than Jason Bourne when it ships September 4 on PC, PS3 and XBox 360.