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GF Rating
8.7

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

A very good game

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.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Versatile Gameplay, Solid Story

posted by Homerdough (NEW YORK, NY) Jun 30, 2014

Member since Jun 2014

I enjoy playing games on the highest difficulty in order to get a good challenge from the game. Far Cry 3 on Warrior honestly isn't very difficult, but since I can easily limit the 'good' weapons and such, I found a good balance.

Combat is fun in this game. Taking outposts is the part I enjoyed most of the game and going for them undetected while only using your knive is pretty thrilling. Crafting is quite simple and easy to handle, however a few items are pretty useless.

Driving in this game, since it's first person, is pretty awesome since crashing feels realistic and you can't just see everything behind you like in every other game.

Far Cry 3's use of fire is probably the most impressive I've seen in a game since it spreads realistically through grass and burns entire houses down. Several times, molotovs took out my escape route and I was like 'Wow. That's pretty cool'

The antagonist Vaas is pretty dang memorable because he's so believable as a psychopath. The boss battles with the main bad guys though are really stupid though, since they're all surreal and don't make much sense.

The ending (both of them) are disappointing as I was expecting something a little more grand and impactful than what happened. But that's me.

Side missions in the game (not the Wanted Dead missions, those were fun) were so mindnumbingly boring that I just didn't do them and I really don't know if I missed out on a few fun ones later on in the game.

One gripe I have with the game is that enemies are basically nonexistant after you've cleared an outpost. That could've been changed.

Honestly, it's kind of difficult to find things wrong with this game, which makes it a 9 for me. I had a blast playing through it, even if the ending was a little lackluster for my tastes.

PROS
+Great gameplay/driving mechanics/fire
+Lots of (fun) things to do besides main mission
+Solid story (especially Citra, who is quite hot)

CONS
-Ending
-Boring side missions
-Enemies di

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Poor ending

posted by SFGiants1 (CLAREMONT, CA) Jun 20, 2014

Member since Jun 2014

Great game overall, however it did start off pretty slow. Gameplay was spot on, the story-line was great and easy to get absorbed in, but the biggest let down had to be the ending. Great game to play through if you haven't already, but be prepared for a lackluster finish to an otherwise fantastic game.

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