• Savvy - January 9, 2013 9:35 p.m.

    You also have to account for the scaling effect. These pirates are not actually... proficient weapons expert. Even the privateers aren't Marine material. These people probably picked up a gun in there early twenties to late thirties. As far as training? They probably just shot some targets every now and then. Pirates don't actually have seemingly unlimited bullets like US soldiers. Even successful pirates/privateers have very limited ammo compared to real soldiers. Also, Jason Brody normally sucks at using weapons, however over time he gets better. this is akin to unlocking the skills. It's assumed that Brody's practice is making him better. I love how people assume that you need weapons training to be a deadly killing machine. You really don't. Kids have gone to school and mowed down entire classrooms before (Tragically). You ever see the instructions for a grenade? Pretty easy, seeing as I could actually buy one for 50 bucks within a day (Not legally of course). Squeeze grenade, pull pin, throw... C4: Place, run, push button. RPG?: Aim, shoot. Sniper?: Aim, allow for distance, shoot. Calibration isn't as difficult as you might assume. I've calibrated scopes for a BB gun, which is, in principal, the same thing. Shoot, calibrate, shoot again, calibrate. Rinse and repeat. (Accidently cut this post off from the last one, this was supposed to be first, then the post below (if viewing from newest first) was suppose to be right after it.)
  • Savvy - January 9, 2013 7:57 p.m.

    The crafting is a little insane, but it's assumed he's picking up these skills from the villagers overtime. As a bit of a time frame to reference, his friends repaired a crashed ship and escaped. They were probably there for months. Although it actually only felt like days. Not to mention Jason's previous experience as a rich kid adrenaline junkie. Plus, as someone already pointed out, he's American. That may not seem like much, but Americans are far more accustomed to violence compared to other developed countries. Him making this leap is too unbelievable. Well, the last choice, yes, that is too unbelievable. But hell, this guy doesn't even know how to go prone, so, he's not entirely pro lol.
  • cet1337 - January 6, 2013 6:09 a.m.

    Well, as you can read it in the handbook of people Jason Brody is anthelete, parasailer, skydiver, mountainclimber, snowboarder and American. Most americans can handle weapons and it seems realistic for me that you didn't need any instructions and you just got your licence for skydiving.
  • aceoftunes - December 7, 2012 6:49 p.m.

    Yes all these are amazing feats, but you left out one detail, Jason isn't an everyday guy, he clearly has some kind of magical properties, first off when he learns a new skill, which he learns, a tatoo appears on his arm, glows for a moment then becomes permanent. Not too mention Vaas starts bitching about how you can't just kill him now that he has been inked but must destroy him completely. As for the hang gliding thing, I don't know if you noticed but Jason is a daredevil, as revealed right at the very start, then it is aluded to all the crazy acts that he does, the same goes for the quading.. can't just hop on that and know how to ride, or a seadoo, or a car.
  • Prophet5421 - January 26, 2014 4:19 a.m.

    Not that hard to drive. Especially in emergency situations where you're beingnbeing shot at.
  • Acerlux - December 6, 2012 5:10 a.m.

    I'm pretty sure I know how the game ends, and I'm only an hour in: Jason dies of rabies. Been bitten by about 18 rabid dogs. Most of these I just go "Well, gameplay!" but having just come off of writing a term paper on rabies, that minor detail holds a special place in my brain. Could've just used feral dogs.
  • aceoftunes - December 8, 2012 4:05 p.m.

    Personally I have started to wonder if it is just something that got lost in translation, or a lack of understanding of the term Rabid meaning infected with Rabies. But to be honest he probably just has some kind of unique tolerance. :-P
  • Vincent Wolf - December 5, 2012 11:05 p.m.

    That's the biggest problem I have with this game. Unrealistic as fuck. They shoulda made Jason's brother who's actually pretty badass, but dies in the beginning of the game, a main hero. He's more fitting, knows how to use weapons and just cooler overall. Ofc nothing will excuse surgery on the go, rope sliding and precise knife throwing though.
  • MidianGTX - December 6, 2012 4:13 p.m.

    You cannot be serious.
  • Child Of Death - December 5, 2012 1:03 p.m.

    The last two I would think Jason has done before.
  • KA87 - December 5, 2012 5:48 a.m.

    "practice doesn't make perfect, only perfect practice makes perfect" - Vince Lombardi
  • Sinnott - December 5, 2012 1:52 a.m.

    Lie number 11: shooting a bamboo cage in any direction will blow up the cage door
  • GR_RyanTaljonick - December 5, 2012 9:11 a.m.

    oh crap, that's a good one!
  • Blaze38 - December 6, 2012 3:04 p.m.

    Lie number 12: Burning someone with a blow torch causes there whole body to burst into flames.
  • tio-goldo - December 4, 2012 3:53 p.m.

    i guess having brody suck at what he does, dying at the first outpost would alleviate certain "disconnect", but make for a terrible game...suspension of disbelief should apply to more than just movies.
  • D0CCON - December 4, 2012 3:37 p.m.

    And this is why it's incredibly difficult to pull off what was attempted with the plot (as far as videogames are concerned).
  • Lurkero - December 4, 2012 2:52 p.m.

    Every time I saw a Far Cry 3 trailer I was confused as to how the main character went from a jerk tourist to a killing machine (more skilled than all the pirates who had been using guns for years). That's the nature of storytelling media though.

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