posted by DispersedMammal (HEALDSBURG, CA) Jul 19, 2014
Member since Jan 2014
Far Cry 3 is a game that you should own, if you have a PS3 or a Xbox 360. The game to me is almost perfect, in all ways: with great stealth mechanics, good gunplay, epic narrative, and amazing graphics (especially the environment and sunsets). The game also sports almost non-linear gameplay with free-roam. So it's your choice on how you want to the game. Then you have a variety of takedowns, which are knife kills: ledge kill, death from above, chain kill, and etc. This game is (hands down) the best of the 2012 line-up.
1. Great stealth mechanics
2. Amazing story-line
3. Good (not great) gun-play
4. Smart A.I.
5. Gun customization
6. Best (in my opinion) driving mechanics
7. Realistic weather & terrain
8. Variety of takedowns
1. Gunplay is good, but can be a little better
2. Mission could be a little easier on normal (usually result of not being very well equipped)
To sum it up; just get the game, if you want a solid action-adventure game. It's a good 9 out of 10.
posted by DorkusMaximus (TELL CITY, IN) Jul 2, 2014
Member since Jan 2014
If you have a decent PC, then I recommend you play that version. This is obviously a console port and while it does look very nice on console, the system struggles to keep a solid framerate. This doesn't take away from what the game has to offer though it's just something that bothers me personally.
If you're looking for a good rental you could do a lot worse. Simply put, FC3 is a great game. It starts out a bit slow especially in the story department but it picks up towards the end. At first I didn't really feel any connection with the main character since you're just kind of thrown into this game with little backstory and a cliched spring-break-vacation-gone-horribly-wrong plot. The villains in this game are by far the most interesting characters you'll meet and if there's anything that will motivate you to finish the main story it's the thought of putting a bullet in their skulls.
All the weapons look and feel amazing and there is a pleasant selection of guns to use, customize, and unlock. Enemy types are pretty much limited to 2 types of enemies though which gets a little stale but you also have to contend with the local wildlife. Hunting is an interesting distraction but once you've upgraded your ammo supply and the max number of guns you can carry via crafting I found little point in it.
The islands you get to explore are absolutely HUGE. Unfortunately, there isn't very much to discover outside of a few collectibles and useless junk that you simply sell for more cash. I don't know why they just didn't have you loot more cash instead of all the other items that you can't use.
Despite it's flaws, I really enjoyed playing this game and I would highly recommend it to anybody who's looking for a great rental.