Far Cry 4 Writer Explains Changes in New Game, Far Cry 3’s “Dude Bro” Was Misunderstood
C.J. Kershner, one of Far Cry 4’s writers, has said that the game’s story will be more sympathetic in the upcoming title, and he has implied that feedback on Far Cry 3’s Jason Brody is one of the reasons behind this change.
According to Kershner, people misunderstood the premise of Far Cry 3. He alleges that it was taken at face value, and that players failed to see that the game was open to interpretation. In other words, many took the “white-guy-saves-island” plot too seriously, and didn’t realize that we were being told a story through the eyes of a 25-year old. The idea was to make us question whether Brody was imagining the events in his head or if they were actually happening. Kershner said:
A lot of people found Jason Brody problematic. He was seen as a white savior, a kind of millennial dude bro.
Far Cry 4’s protagonist, Ajay Ghale, is a Kyrat native who returns to his exotic Himalayan country to fulfill his mother’s dying wish.
I don’t know about anyone else, but I thought it was quite obvious that Far Cry 3’s story was exaggerated and was open to interpretation. I’m quite surprised that it was misunderstood!