After playing Far Cry 3 I am proud to say I hope more shooter go in this direction. Open world that worked great And people that you love and start a connection to the villains you love to hate. Start on the open world that just looks and feels right. Between going freeing outpost to looking for loot or treasure; so much to be seen in far cry 3.
In say that the was some things that become very annoying. Hunting is a main aspect of the for the first half, after that you can easily craft everything need and be done with it. But after the 20th kill its annoying to skin a animal and still have it lay their with its skin still on. Also when you kill an animal if you don't know where it drops you could go looking for a very long time since they don't put a marker on the map. Now I know they are restricted with the hard ware, it was just something I would like to see. looting enemies to see the same animation over 800 times get repetitive for something you have to do through out the game. Same thing with the voices from enemies while sneaking, the same dialog of "I think that itch gave me the clap." But it does make you feel better to put a large knife through them for saying that.
If you can get through the minor details then you will start to fall in love with this game. Build a bond with many of the main characters that you meet on your way to becoming a boarder line sociopath. Vaas is just one of the villains you will meet and he is played to perfection. He is so crazy you want to keep running in to him just to see what he will do next. The voice acting for his character was spot on amazing. The music is great at times and then intense times wob wob dubstep??? really??? I put around 20hrs to just play the campaign. With about another 5 hrs of just freeing outpost, looking for loot, and side quests. Jason Brodies character who you play is something of amazing to watch. He goes from a spoiled brat who can't kill a fly to a warrior laughing at the rush of the kill
posted by Jtsmith87 (DOUGLASSVILLE, PA) Mar 8, 2013
Member since Jul 2011
This game provides the truest definition of an open world game. Some games give you restricted access to certain parts of the map until you make so much progress in the main story line. This game lets you go where you want when you want.
My favorite part of the game is taking over the outposts. With the open end aspect you can position yourself on the high ground to get the best vantage point and gather intel before you attack. This lets you pick your strategy and plan ahead instead of just walking into a hail of bullets.
The crafting and hunting mechanics are deep enough to be engaging yet simple enough not to be frustrating. You can collect a variety of plants to creat syringes ranging from simple health restoration to increased accuracy and the ability to sense animal life for some distance. The hunting aspect provides an engaging way to increase the amount of stuff you can carry. To increase the amount of ammo or grenades or loot you can carry you have to hunt and skin a specific animal a few times. While the initial increases are passive animals to craft the larger sacks you have to hunt the animals that hunt you back. To max out your personal carrying capacity you have to hunt special animals that are only available through missions provides to you after you secure an outpost. While optional, the hunting aspect of the game provides an impressive motivation to explore the world.
With its massive scale and large amount of collectibles this game will keep you entertained for hours. I did run into a few small glitches with my weapons but the recent patch corrected those issues. Some COD players might not like the open world structure, however if you like entertaining characters, intense gameplay, impressive visuals and getting the chance to hunt bears, leopards, and freaking tigers then you will enjoy this game.
posted by badgolfer714 (YOUNGSTOWN, OH) Mar 7, 2013
Member since Mar 2013
I really didn't think I'd like this game, but it grew on me quickly. A world to explore, with weapons, things to blow up, and, shoot. I got to the "payback" mission, no weapons, no way to kill enemies etc. Ubisoft is aware of the glitch, but that's where the game ended for me. A really nice game to own whenever they get the bugs fixed.