News: Far Cry 3 lead writer Jeffrey Yohalem has highlighted an unusual influence for the game’s narrative, indicating that protagonist Jason Brody’s journey is a parallel of Alice in Wonderland.
Here’s an influence that I didn’t immediately peg. Far Cry 3, which you may recall is a first-person shooter that features excessive violence, swearing, and drug-use, takes cues from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. According to lead writer Jeffrey Yohalem, the game takes you on a trip through protagonist Jason Brody’s mind, as he explores a rabbit hole of his very own.
“Because it’s a first-person game and it occurs through Jason’s eyes, there’s a lot of his psychology that adds up in the game – it’s a really psychological action adventure,” said Yohalem in an interview with StuffWeLike. “This island kind of represents his fantasy world, like in Alice in Wonderland, so he journeys through this island, gets taken through stuff by Vaas, who’s kind of like the Cheshire Cat, and he thinks he understands what’s going on, and then there are a lot of twists and turns, and things that he expects mean one thing actually mean something else.
“So it’s really a journey through Jason’s psychology as he becomes this warrior, and the player’s psychology as the player creates the warrior out of Jason.”
That certainly makes it sound like it’ll be one of the more interesting FPS’ on the market, as mind-bending brain-melters don’t usually prosper over the shoot everything in the face mentality. Ignoring the fact that what he says makes no sense because Psychology is the study of the mind, and what he means to say is psyche (yes, I am that much of a pedantic bastard), it’s sounding like a journey that could be rather good, especially if you get to fight a Jabberwocky at the end of it – somehow I doubt that.
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