Do not get me wrong. Let me go on record to say, right away, that I think the last two Far Cry games have mastered their formulas, and as a result, are some of the tightest gaming experiences of the 7th generation. It is an open world where you essentially get to become the 80’s movie action star you always wanted, except minus the shitty puns. And now Far Cry: Primal has been announced, and honestly, I am a little scared. Fighting woolly mammoths looks AWFULLY cool, but let’s think about it for a second. Outside of those, what will we be fighting? We see some humans at the end of the trailer, but the one thing it doesn’t seem to look or feel like is a Far Cry game. Some people may see that as a good thing. I, for one, can foresee some problems with this.
I’m sorry video game industry. I know you are trying (and slowly becoming) way bigger than Hollywood, and you want to produce titles akin to those levels, but sex scenes in gaming still do little more than conjure laughter and slight discomfort. The one thing they do NOT do (which sex scenes in film often do) is get us somewhat turned on. They are also used in movies to often show the intimacy between two characters, and how they are getting closer. In most games, sex in either shoehorned into a mini-game (how can you NOT laugh at that?) or it is put into a weird cut scene that makes you feel like you are looking through a peephole that you kind of don’t want to be looking through. So if sex scenes in gaming rarely work and don’t further the story, why are they there? Same reason sex is everywhere, friends. Because sex sells, even when it’s just weird binary code doing it.
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Oh, Ubisoft. You make such fantastic games. Why must you always have the cheesiest E3 media event? At least the last few years with Joel McHale hosting had some genuinely funny moments. But this year’s event, hosted by Aaron Priceman, aka Ubisoft’s “Caffiene Man,” was just painful to watch. It should be used in classrooms as a textbook example of “how to get an audience to turn on you.”
At least they showed some great games.