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Jexx21
06-24-2014, 07:41 PM
http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2014/06/16/far-cry-4s-new-approach-to-narrative.aspx

I was watching this video and it struck me how open and straight forward this guy appeared to be. He pointed out things he saw as flaws in Far Cry 3 and it's narrative and it's story, and even if I don't fully agree with him on all those points, he explains how he seeks to make it a better experience. And it sounds great. This is the kind of person I think should be doing interviews and making important decisions for all sorts of games, someone who is straight forward and is obviously seeking to make a better game. Not just Assassin's Creed of course, but it would be awesome if we could get more interviews like this with less buzzwords and less spin, and just openness about how they want to approach the game and make it better.

Hell, I would love it if after Far Cry 4, Mark Thompson went on to work on an Assassin's Creed (or maybe Watch_Dogs) game.

Shahkulu101
06-24-2014, 07:50 PM
Yeah I saw this interview a few days ago - he's pretty cool.

Doesn't beat Lord Ashraf though.

Jexx21
06-24-2014, 07:52 PM
I like this guy a lot more than Ashraf.

Shahkulu101
06-24-2014, 07:54 PM
Blasphemy

Ashraf was the ultimate cool guy, who knew exactly what he was doing and what to say to the fans. So chill and confident.

Jexx21
06-24-2014, 08:07 PM
Not to me.

Anyway if Mark Thompson wants to stay on Far Cry that's also cool as well, since man, this team seems to be so great together. Did you see this video: http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2014/06/20/the-rise-and-future-of-far-cry.aspx

I also love Dan Hays.

I think I like the Far Cry team and their approach to interviews and things like this a whole lot better than the Assassin's Creed teams.

rprkjj
06-24-2014, 09:09 PM
Seems like a cool guy. I agree, interviews should be just like that one. I actually learned something about the game and am actually more excited knowing their approach. Also, Ashraf was fine besides his monotone voice in the demos.

SHADOWGARVIN
06-24-2014, 09:11 PM
Yeah I saw this interview a few days ago - he's pretty cool.

Doesn't beat Lord Ashraf though.

I agree, Ashraf is much better!

Jexx21
06-24-2014, 09:13 PM
Apparently Ashraf is the new Patrice.

What about Amancio, Amancio is pretty cool.

Hans684
06-24-2014, 09:20 PM
Why not both?

TheDanteEX
06-24-2014, 10:03 PM
I enjoyed the commentated Far Cry 4 demo because of how open and honest the commentary was. They were doing it in more of a conversation type of way instead of just describing what's happening on the screen.

SHADOWGARVIN
06-24-2014, 10:11 PM
Apparently Ashraf is the new Patrice.

What about Amancio, Amancio is pretty cool.

I like Amancio. He's a nice guy.

JuniorJosias
06-25-2014, 07:47 AM
I like Ashraf better