posted by sirchickenheart (FONTANA, CA) Jun 7, 2013
Member since Jun 2013
I rented this as Far Cry 3 is very popular and wanted to try the older version first. This is the lowest rated game I have rented so far. Even with brightness settings up, opponents are very difficult to see against the background or in shadows. Negatives, the PDA/mapping system, it is very difficult to change directions or look around while sprinting, the lack of save locations or checkpoints forcing you to redo many events to get back to where you died (including the diamonds which is irritating as this is the only game I've played that has done this with the rare/search items), driving is very poor, no melee with weapons other than the bladed weapon, Health/ammo continue to flash even when you are full on those items.
The fact that enemies in checkpoints respawn was predicted given other reviews on this site, so I knew this was going to happen, but just didn't realize how annoying it was until being confronted with it during actual gameplay.
Gave this game about an hour past the tutorial stuff and it was just too frustrating on "normal"mode. I would not recommend this even for a rental.