These are all the cinematics with Sam Becker, a supporting character in Far Cry 3. The text on the screen is in swedish. He is played by Stephen Bogaert.
Not much is known about Sam, other than that he is an infiltrated agent, posing as a mercenary for Hoyt Volker in collaboration with the CIA through Rook Islands operative Willis Huntley. Huntley describes Sam as the last agent on the South Island. In-game dialogue reveals that Sam was born in Texas, who then moved and was raised in Germany due to his father, a Navy SEAL, being stationed there. Sam plans to asssassinate Hoyt but instead, is killed by surprise during the Poker game with Hoyt. Sam was apparently a US Marine at some point, sporting at least two USMC tattoos.
Jason and Sam plans to kill Hoyt while they are playing Poker with him. Later, Jason and Sam joins Hoyt to play poker. After the game, Sam tries to signal Jason that he is going to attack and Hoyt then pulls out a knife and stabs Sam in the neck. Jason tries to assist Sam, but he is restrained from a soldier.
6 years later, and it still hurts when thinking about how cheap Sam's death was. He was the greatest character in the franchise, and they literally stabbed him in the back (well, the neck, anyway).
Fuck Jason Brody. I want a Sam Becker prequel. Fuck, ja!!!
"So, I was thinking on going stealth, knock out a few heavy armored guys, disabling any alarms and taking out the snipers in the vantage po-"
"Or just battle cry and rush in head first against an entire army... Sure"
Sam's my favorite Far Cry character (Vaas just makes me angry). It's truly tragic that he was killed by Hoyt, of all people - I truly wanted to bash his face in with a brick, both for being a despicable sadist and for killing my favorite character.
sam is popular because
one he looks like a bad ass.
Two he has a mad cap love and zest for life with a zany surreal dude bro sense of humor.
Three he something of a blank slate you know so little about his past you can project what you like onto him much like Boba fett from star wars.
!!! MAJOR SPOILERS BELOW!!!
Sam gets stabbed in the throat and dies during the poker game with Hoyt. Then you bet your life during the poker game and your ring finger gets cut off. After that you fight against Hoyt in a knife fight and you kill him by stabbing him in the ribs and throat. And after that, Riley is being held in the airfield, you rescue him, you get to the helicopter, Riley flies and you shoot an MG at the Privateers down below in order to escaoe. After the battle at the airfield you fly to Dr. Earnhardt's Mansion, you find him on the groubd badly wounded and before he dies, he tells you, that your friends are at Citra's palace. Then you fly there, go into her temple and you ask about where your frends are, but Citra blows some strange powder into your face and you walk The Path. At the end of The Path Citra hands you over the Ancient Blade and after that you have the choise of either saving your friends and killing Citra or joining Citra and slitting your girlfriend Liza's throat.
Those were the spoilers.
Blitzkrieg basically means lightning war and it was the germand main tactic in WW2. Blitzkrieg is basically to rush to the enemys capital, to force a quick victory (btw sorry for bad english and greetings from germany) :D
Sam and Willis may have been good I did really hate it though when sam died it was unexpected to see him just die there. In far cry 4 Willis is back but you end up finding out that you were just killing CIA agents when you thought you were killing Yumas lietuants for intel. You were really just killing CIA agents for Willis to cut all ties that the CIA had with Kyrat. He only gives you a small bit of intel that is almost as good as useless.
+Legendzocker So, using the power of the Far Cry Wiki, I found out he is from Texas and just has german relatives. So in the end, he's not a german trying to speak english and pretend he's overly german, but he is an american who plays a german, that pretends to be overly german, to fit in with americans sounds odd, but thats the way it is. And everything in his language screams non-native german, because he is no native german.
Also, I took the "Das ist gut, ja?" Part for comparison and to me it sounds pretty good, if he pretended to have a german dialect too. I could imagine him being someone from one of germanys many local areas that have a dialect all of their own. Probably in the north.
+Legendzocker I believe there are a few tropes for this. A character is supposed to be from a specific region, so their actor is told to speak like someone from said region... unfortunately, most of the time this attempt at a dialect ends up being butchered... The same thing happens when non-English people try an English accent that isn't the Queen's English.
I think they purposely made Sam use this butchered German though, to purposely emulate this trope. Also fits in with the "all Germans are Nazis, hence evil" idea. Sam isn't from Germany, from what I remember, so he has to feign the accent.
I assume that you're right. It is going to be very sad :(
And I am that stupid again... Reading that he is going to die. Reading the comments before watching the video or playing the game till the end -.- :o
I was playing the German version and just wanted to hear the German accent in the English version.
What's bullshit is Sam and Willis were basically the only character in the game that truly helped you when you needed it, which ended in one leaving and one dying. Buck was a backstabber, and so were Dennis and Citra, which then shines the light on Vaas and Hoyt. Everyone in that world but Sam, Willis and your friends were out to get you. So seeing Sam die in this was like watching the last good person on Rook Island die now that Jason had completed his downward spiral into insanity.
Buck wasnt really a "backstabber" in that sense. He was already a pretty shady character from the start (dont forget that you are trading a knife for your friend because Buck bought him as a slave), who only became more manipulative and abusive throughout the story.
Typical game kill the German, the German always has to die in the end, of course, i know this game did well in making the character feel like he was a good person but im tired of other games and their anti-german shit and anti-german shit in general its been fucking 75 years bitch suck a dick and start treating germans like everyone else
This is a late reply. But you missed the point. He is not saying his accent is fake, he is saying that him being a german made everyone stereotype him as a cold blooded, ruthless and hard working soldier (because nazis and world war 2)
+xXxSadtechxXx That depends on the age. Also he says his father relocated... is it not possible that he remained in America with his mother, since the Navy SEALs would be relocated to fairly dangerous locations that you wouldn't want to bring a family to? Children don't always follow their parents that closely.
Also its possible that he moved to Germany at a somewhat older age, say his teenage years. He has already developed a native American-English dialect/accent and learned some basic German when he moved to Germany, while maintaining his American accent. Also most Germans do speak English very well, so its not that insane to think that he didn't know German very well (only a few words and a feigned accent) when he joined Hyot's privateers.
+angryboy2k9 I just ended the storyline again yesterday. Sam himself says, his father is american but he was born in Murica but he grew up in Germany due to the relocation of his father to Germany. Well you can say his ancestry is American, but he grew up in Germany. Soooo .... He is a German with American Migration Backround, or an American with German education, put it how you want it. To me he is German if he grew up, got educated and lived in Germany.
+Kaiser Krysalis +xXxSadtechxXx +Zerqzy
Zerqzy and Kaiser are right. Sam is an American with German ancestry. He uses the German accent to fit in, I'm pretty sure its actually explained that he uses it because everyone thinks all Germans are Nazis (and naturally that would make him fit in with the Privateers much better).
Of course this is done a lot better with a parody accent rather than a proper German actor, because it means that the player can quickly realise he's faking it. Its part of the "butchered language" trope, except they are intentionally adding it in as a joke.
its just so annyoing and sad how american gaming companies never want to employ native speakers for voice acting 'foreign' accents, but have an english speaking person imitate the accent...
was the case in all assassins creed games, in fc3, and in all the GTA games.
any serbian guy would confirm that nico bellics serbian has a really bad english accent
i can confirm that sams german has a serious english accent.
just fkin get it right, guys...
+Stefan Peters Sam is American with Germany ancestry, as he explains in the game and this video. Now why would anyone who was born and raised in Texas have a German accent or speak any German? He fakes the accent and language (poorly) so that people think he is actually German. Hyot's men are all idiots and bloody-thirsty, naturally they think that most Germans are Nazis... Its kind of racist to assume that, but the Nazis were renowned for their acts of extreme cruelty, so of course Sam would do well in the Privateers if they think he is one.
He even states that he was "promoted due to an accent", which confirms that he was raised through the ranks (and brought closer to Hyot) due to him being a "German".
It works better with the voice actor imitating the accent because we gamers get the impression that he isn't /actually/ German, and it fits with his backstory that he reveals to us. A native-speaker would have been too convincing and nobody would have been able to guess he was actually an American (hence nobody would understand why he's loyal to the CIA).
Actually I am thinking about this: why their plan is fully exposed to Hoyt? I think Sam and Jason should have sabotaged the communication center and fuel station with wearing masks so that nobody would see their faces...
Immediately when he he started to look like a helpful ally, I knew he was going to be disposed of in a way like he was. (It's a shame at that that they came up with a such a weak plan instead of doing the obvious.)
@bottlekiller He is a Texas born character, his parents are German and his first language was english. The island has made him gone mad, and for some reason he exaggerates his German heritage, maybe he has a personality disorder. Bottom line is, he is probably faking the accent.
No I doubt it because even though he was "born" in Texas he probably grew up mostly or at least spent half of his childhood in Germany. Its a fact that years in a country puts the accent into you, after that keeping it was hardly an effort to maintain his persona.
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