I really enjoyed playing this game. I found myself not following the story line after the first few quests and going out to kill/skin animals for crafting all my bags and liberating the camps, then going back and doing story line after storyline quests where I could fast travel to where I needed to go.
Had a great time playing this game. Plenty to do, didn't even do any of the online aspects of the game.
There's so much to this game, it's quite incredible.
Graphics are great, of course, but the consoles definitely can't hold a candle to the PC version I'm sure. But the level of details is just astounding. So many plants, textures, animals, structures, etc. Incredible amount of variety, and every detail from Sand, Water, Vegetation, Buildings, are all top notch designs. On top od that, the weapons are all great too!
The story is strong and keeps you engaged. And there's a ton of side quest and exploration to be done on the side.
Crafting items is awesome, although I think other games have a better system, especially in terms of plants.
The skill tree is fantastic.
CO-OP! Man, this is great, I don't know why it got blasted in some of the critic reviews. It's awesome, it supports offline and online.
I'm not a fan of hunting, but there are gamers that are, so I guess they'll enjoy that.
If you played Far Cry 2, hopefully you liked it, because this really is just the next progression. It's a huge world, it looks great, and it's fun fun fun fun.
The damage system is a bit wonky. Humans aren't bad, headshots do what they're supposed to. Animals are different story... it's kinda ridiculous actually...
Do yourself a favor and check out a great, non-military FPS/Sandbox game.
I really enjoyed this game. It is addicting. The driving, the guns sounds, the distance sounds, animal sounds, breathing, dripping after getting out the water, even changing gears sound real. The story had depth and you could see jason change. Unlike the previous game there is more of a focus on stealth and being able to hide from your enemies and confuse them. I really enjoyed the kill moves they were messy bloody and contained awesome sequences.
However, some of the stealth mechanics were a little messy. Like If I make a long range shot with a loud weapon they knew exactly where i was. now, you could argue that realistic, but not neccessarily. But after moving to a new place they quickly loose sight of me. I really enjoy the chance to have them not recognize me or react and you can kill them quickly. Guard movement patterns were not predicatable and sneaking up on them were difficult when often times they would check behind them randomly.
I thought the game focused a little to much on stealth. After a while its a little boring. A direct encounter with an enemy base is dangerous and you lose points. Very realistic, but not as fun.
Vaas was an awesome bad guy. He was just pure insanity and was calculating and while Jason was risking everythign for vengance. There was a lot of puns and the charecters often did funny things.
I couldn't stand how the animals were. They were extremely tuff to kill. Often missions wanted you to kill them with a bow. Which is like the most inaccurate weapon. And you could shoot 20 arrows into one animal and it was still going. don't animals bleed out? And you can pump 10 shootgun rounds into the bear and theyll still charge. Killing the commander mission they always require a takedown kill and often time it was difficult to get them to line up for one.
Lastly I wish there was more guns and equipment. I wish there was more rewards for liberating bases etc.