posted by LakeElsinoreCA (LAKE ELSINORE, CA) Jan 6, 2013
Member since Jul 2012
I'm not a first person shooter at all, never have been until I took a chance at this game and Wow! No wonder this game is nominated for 18 awards! This game had me since the beginning up to the end. Excellent story line, game play. The reason why I didn't give it a 10 is because i wanted more!! I wanted more weapons and more accessories from skinning the animals. I can't wait for FarCry 4 whenever that is hopefully.
I thought it was a great play in all. Everything you do on this game will pump you up. I mean everything, from the stealth to the high flying stunts you get to pull of when ever you feel like climbing the nearest mountain top. The sounds around you are amazing. Getting out of the water or flying through the sky, its breathe taking on all levels. I sugguest this game 110 % all day long. Without giving anything away, or spoiling anything. Its a pretty long play, but the ending is not one of my favorites. Play for as long as you can and do it all like i did, BEFORE YOU TALK TO SAM ! he is a game changer lol to say the least.
Graphics: I'm usually the one to say graphics aren't the most important thing in a game, but I'm fed up with the color brown. If you're going to make an HD game, use all the colors. Far Cry 3 uses the whole, sharp palette. And lets not forget the weapons you see all the time, customizable both cosmetically and tactically and have cool reloading animations. And the fire! Oh man, this is probably the only game where I used molotov cocktails more than grenades because of the way fire spreads. I'm no arsonist, but fire that realistic is a work of art.
Sound: The wild animals roaring, the guns firing, the wind beneath your wingsuit. It's all here. Each weapon having a distinct sound gives them their own feel. The chatter of the multicultural NPCs sound pretty good, even if the lines do feel a little recycled. "This is all me," was heard a little more than I'd expect. The soundtrack more than makes up for it, with a few licensed tracks, some pretty energetic electronic battle music, and the quirky ingame car radios.
Gameplay: The progression is simple yet effective, with only 3 skill trees but plenty of cool skills to learn (my personal favorite is the knife-throw takedown). The radio towers were something boring that they made interesting by making each one a different climbing puzzle which i thought was nice. The story seems kind of bland at first but as you play you realize it was intentional. There are plenty of side missions to enjoy, too. The mission structure is pretty linear but how you address each situation is up to you and thats what I think makes a phenomenal open world adventure. What really matters is the "feel" of the game, and it controls very nicely. Smooth gunplay, nice variety of silent takedowns, and a highly mobile player-character makes this fun to play.
In summary I'd go so far as to say Far Cry 3 is the best open world adventure of 2012. "Skyrim with guns" isn't an accurate description. An open world with tons of carnage is.