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Last year I gave gamers some priceless tips on how
to play Skyrim like a professional. The guide may not have improved the
skills of those who read it quite to the level of my own amazing expertise, but I'm
sure it was invaluable to them nonetheless. Today I'm back with a list of how
to handle some prickly situations in Far Cry 3.
For each entry, I outline how the average gamer might react to
the situation at hand (i.e. the wrong way) and how I personally handled it
(i.e. the awesome way). Remember, it takes decades of gaming to become this
good, so don't be discouraged if your play style sounds more like the amateur descriptions. Just
make sure to keep this guide nearby while you're playing the game so you can be more like me.
crouched in the jungle using your camera to survey an outpost when you hear a
an amateur handles it: Quickly use an Animal Repellant syringe and finish tagging enemies
with your camera. Sneak up to the outpost before the syringe wears off, and
proceed as usual.How
a pro handles it: Assume it's nothing, and then act really surprised when a tiger
mauls you. Kick it off and sprint into the jungle, running headlong into another tiger. Attract
the bandits from the outpost with your panic fire, then stand stationary and
wait for them to kill you off so you can reload and try again.
sneaking up on the outpost. Again.How
an amateur handles it: Take a different approach to the outpost because you're obviously
in tiger country.How
a pro handles it: Ignore what happened last time and start tagging enemies with your
camera again. Freak out when you spot a tiger on your approach to the outpost,
and wedge yourself behind a metal sheet wall just outside the compound. Rejoice
when the tiger gets distracted by the roaming bandits and starts killing everyone
in the outpost. Finish off the sole survivor and reap the XP bonus for
hiding in the bushes by the side of the road when a car of bandits pulls over
and starts shooting at some Komodo dragons.How
an amateur handles it: The perfect distraction! Escape while the bandits are busy shooting the huge reptiles.How
a pro handles it: Move in closer to see what all the ruckus is about. Get spotted by
the bandits and become the perfect distraction for the Komodo dragons to escape
while the bandits are busy shooting you. Barely manage to dispatch your foes, then die when one
of the giant lizards turns around and bites your foot.
the middle of a shootout, an enemy throws something at you from a long
an amateur handles it: Immediately change your position, finding new cover in an area
that shields you from the potential blast.How
a pro handles it: Ignore it – there's no way that grenade blast is going to hit you.
Continue taking sniper shots until you suddenly catch on fire. Realize in hindsight
that the bandit actually threw a molotov cocktail, and the ensuing brush fire burned
its way up to your position, surrounding you in deadly flames.
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