posted by burntice61 (APPLE VALLEY, CA) Dec 4, 2012
Member since Apr 2010
gamers (91%) found this review helpful
Far Cry has always been a great shooter, but its never been a stand out. Far Cry 2 had some really innovative(and frustrating) features with the gun jamming and malaria. With Far Cry 3, it ditches those and adds in some Red Dead Redemption, Skyrim, Assassins Creed and Far Cry 1. This game is perfection of the shooter/RPG genre, let me break it down:
-Voice Acting/Mo-Cap: As soon as you start playing, you'll immediately see the incredible performances of Vaas, Grant(main characters brother) and Jason(You). The facial animations, the motions, are fluid and lifelike.
-Graphics: Outstanding, nuff said.
-The Path of the Warrior: The whole premise (basically) is to become a killing machine, and a Tatau(tattoo) charts your progress in the form of 3 skill trees(Long Range, Survivability, Stealth). Since there isn't a level cap, you can essentially get all the skills. Its really cool.
-"Down the rabbit hole": While at first you'd hate the whole rich kids getting stuck on an island premise, but bear with it, the story is very compelling and Jason's journey is one worth taking.
-Guns, lots of guns: You want a Bond inspired silenced pistol with red tiger stripes on it? Done. What about a .50 cal Sniper with night vision? You got it. You want em free? Go take the Radio Towers back!
-Its gonna be a long vacation: It took me roughly 20 hours to clear the story, alone. With the distractions like Hunting, Treasure finding, Poker, Knife Throwing, Sniping, Trial Of the Rakyat, Radio Towers, Outpost Takeovers, Racing, Gun Customization, random firefights, and Hang Gliding, it would have taken me countless hours!
-Checkpoints: While only during the story missions, they occur randomly, meaning you could've cleared a camp and died...but it didn't save after you cleared it. Doesn't happen TOO often though.
posted by ColeCreek (PORT TREVORTON, PA) Dec 4, 2012
Member since Feb 2010
gamers (80%) found this review helpful
Far Cry 3 is the latest installment in the Far Cry series which dates back to it's roots on the original Xbox ,and though it remains true to it's pedigree as a Far Cry title (great solid gunplay, immersive first person elements, vehicle driving, jungle setting etc), it treads new waters by actually being closer to a hybrid RPG FPS. An ideallic vacation goes horribly wrong for Jason Brody when him, his brothers, and friends are kidnapped by a gang of pirates that are terrorizing an island and held for ransom...Jason escapes and manages to hook up with a group of rebels on the island and embarks on a quest to rescue his friends & family and his progress from victim to victor (?) is a truely great story due to the terrific cast of crazies that populate the island..everyone is a little off in a very believable way and to be honest I can't remember a more memorable cast in all my 36 years of gaming..all in all definately worth a rent or purchase in my book..if you're still out there just look up the first 10 mins on youtube and judge for yourself...peace