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DTACBLF Feb 9 @ 6:53am
Is this super linear or open world?
I can't seem to get a really straight answer, heh. I've heard you can even camp out in open-style woods and approach enemies / enemy bases however you want, whenever you want. Is this "Far Cry 3ish"? I know it isn't a FPS.

I've read about the game, but for every review that makes it sounds linear, another praises its open-ness and such.
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Billybob3001 Feb 9 @ 7:10am 
It's very linear in the beginning but it does open up later on. However, you will never get close to far cry 3 open. What you get is like larger hub areas to explore but in the end, your still confined to that area.
DTACBLF Feb 9 @ 7:30am 
So, kinda like Kingdom of Amalur (amazing game at any price)?
Billybob3001 Feb 9 @ 9:26am 
I dunno about that game, but yes I definitely think it's worth it.
Relapse Feb 9 @ 9:46am 
This is very linear game, but it is better than Assassin's Creed: Tropical Island Edition, imho.

Also, this game doesn't use same textures at everywhere (unlike FC3).

Edit: Don't get me wrong; FC3 is a decent game, but I am a little disappointed by it's Assassin's Creedish gameplay and %90 of FC3 was copy-paste. This one has nice story but tombs aren't challenging like old TR games.
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Magma Storm Feb 9 @ 10:19am 
The Devs did say this wouldn't really be a true open world experience. It's linear in the opening phases of the game, but later on you can go back to places you've been to before to hunt animals, collect loot/relics, and do tombs you might not have seen/done or were able to do.
|LW| JB Feb 9 @ 1:08pm 
The story is pretty linear. You go from hub to hub to advance in the story.
Inside the hubs you can pretty much do whatever you wanna do; sightseeing, exploring, collecting documents.
ThuBz' Feb 9 @ 4:08pm 
its linear for sure u can back paddle and explorer all places there is alot of free-roaming you can do since there extra tombs etc to explore and spots u need certain items to reach wich u didn't had at the start
DTACBLF Feb 9 @ 4:28pm 
Ahh. So, sorta like the Batman games?
CursedPanther Feb 9 @ 6:23pm 
I can tell you it's nowhere near as open as Arkham City/Origins, KoA:R, FC3 or AC series. The maps of all these titles are that big enough to put in dozens of side quests or trophy collections repetitive enough to bore most of the more casual players.

I guess you can compare it with Arkham Asylum. They both have sort of the linearity to the campaign as a whole, but still provide a minimal amount of exploring in each area and thus allow small variations when tackling certain situations. However most of the time is the difference of full stealth or run and gun.
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..::RS::.. Feb 10 @ 6:45am 
Yes, is like batman Arkham asylum, is open once you beat the game.. but before that is pretty linear with some exploration, but, feels open.. anyways.. this is a amazing game..if you have a good rig is even better.. The graphics, controls and inmersion are amazing! You actually care about lara! and if so painfull watch when she is in pain or getting shot..
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