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While skydiving, Jason Brody and his friends land on an island overrun by pirates, where Jason is torn between fighting for the Rakyat resistance and rescuing his friends.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lane Edwards ... Grant Brody (voice)
Alex Harrouch ... Riley Brody (voice)
Mylène Dinh-Robic ... Liza Snow (voice)
Kristian Hodko ... Oliver Carswell (voice)
Natalie Brown ... Daisy Lee (voice)
James A. Woods ... Keith Ramsay (voice)
Gianpaolo Venuta ... Jason Brody (voice)
Michael Mando ... Vaas Montenegro (voice)
Steve Cumyn ... Hoyt Volker (voice)
Charles Malik Whitfield ... Dennis Rodgers (voice)
Martin Kevan Martin Kevan ... Dr. Alec Earnhardt (voice)
Faye Kingslee ... Citra Talugmai (voice)
Alain Goulem ... Agent Willis Huntley (voice)
Julian Casey ... Bambi 'Buck' Hughes (voice)
Stephen Bogaert ... Sam Becker (voice)
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When Jason Brody skydives with his brothers and friends on vacation, things turn awry when they are captured by the insane warlord Vaas, and expected to be sold into slavery. But when he escapes Vaas' camp, he begins to journey into the heart of insanity on a quest for revenge and devotion to save his friends and end the war that enslaves the citizens. The only way to escape the darkness, is to embrace it, Jason will learn the definition of insanity. Written by Anonymous

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Vaas: Take me into your heart. Accept me as your saviour. Nail me to the fucking cross and let me be REBORN!
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Amazing Story-telling
21 March 2013 | by william-v-blackSee all my reviews

This review is focused completely on the story, not any game play elements. And as far as story-telling goes, this is the best depiction of the slide into insanity and/or empowerment that survival in a violent environment can bring.

The fact that the main character is a character, rather than just some first-person avatar for the player, let's the creators of the game tell an amazing story of transformation. Jason Brody starts the game out as a privileged white kid. He's the kind of guy that the majority of us would hate. And in fact, he is pretty douche-y. But over the course of the game, as he has to do more and more to save his friends he changes.

So many times Hollywood is quick to portray only two outcomes from having to fight a war, which though he is in no way a soldier is exactly what Jason does. Either you become a kill-crazy nut-job or you become a despondent, PTSD-ridden misanthrope. Jason skirts between both, sometimes questioning what it is he has become and other times realizing that he is in fact a stronger person for all that he has gone through.

It's really his reactions in this game and how he goes from simply wanting to save his friends to wanting to not only save them but also kill everybody involved in their capture that is so amazing. It really is like watching a very well written and directed movie.

The primary villain through most of the game is Vaas, and he is extremely interesting and fun to watch. He has the same kind of chaotic energy as Heath Ledger's Joker, a kind of humorous outlook and deceptively flighty attention to the world around him that makes is sudden snaps into full-blown psychotic utterly frightening. And he makes a great counterweight to Jason. You get the feeling that if Jason spends too much time on the island he could end up like Vaas.

I've never seen the psychological consequence of battle shown in this light on screen, in games, TV, or film, like this before, and it comes shockingly close to the reality of it. A little part of you does like it, and Jason shows that part. A little part of you can't believe what you've done, and Jason has those moments of panic as well.

If you don't want to play the game or aren't willing to spend $60 for a good movie, watch some Let's Plays on YouTube. It makes for a great movie night.


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