Yeah, I think it's going to be open world with some missions that will force you to jump through hoops (like getting captured or taking the helicopter) but as you can see from the two gameplay trailers, you still get a lot of free reign over these missions.
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I highly doubt it will be as open as Far Cry 2 was... I could be wrong though.
Think of it like Mafia II... It is open world but the actual missions themselves are a bit more constricting. For instance, you have to travel to a boat (the Medusa I believe) and on that boat it becomes it's own level. Once you're done the mission you can go back to your open jungle and explore a bit.
specialkid8 posted... No, I'm pretty sure it is completely open world. The Medusa is just chilling on some beach and you can go and visit it any time and leave in the middle of the mission.
Its hard to explain. What I'm saying is that once you get to that area it is structured like a standard level, it wont feel like your cheap open level missions where they simply throw you into some random area. Some of the other areas outside in the open world probably wont be nearly as detailed or structured as well like the Medusa, or other mission areas in the game. They will be isolated experiences.