posted by huskerman (RUSSELLVILLE, AR) Jan 31, 2013
Member since Nov 2007
Farcry 3 is a very strong game overall. Top shelf graphics and fluid controls make this game as smooth as spiced rum. Anyone who has played any of the Call of Duty franchise will find the controls familiar as 90%of them are identical. The story is engaging enough to motivate you to keep the story missions going even while numerous other optional objectives pull you onto bunny trials that provide enough distraction to keep you from getting through the game too quickly. Activities such as climbing your way to the top of radio towers, hunting down dangerous game, gathering local fauna for stim injections, and hang-gliding off of mountaintops are sure to keep you busy enough to make the game seem longer than it really is. The gameplay is fluid and fair throughout. While the game presents a moderate challenge, it does so without feeling cheap or unfair and incorporates equal parts sneaking/stealth and all out gunfights. While there are plenty of good things about this game, there are a few downfalls as well. The weapons, while diverse and plentiful enough, fail to have any sense of realism as far as damage is concerned. For instance, it takes up to 3 perfect headshots with a high powered rifle to drop a tiger. If you have any friends who are offended by the use of the F-bomb, make sure they aren't around when you play this game as it and other profanities are used in every other sentence, even when not in cutscenes. For instance one of the random responses the protagonist makes after skinning an animal is simply "ugh f-bomb". Secondly, while Farcry 3 is an open world/sandbox game, if fails to make use of any decision making that effects the story until the very end of the game. Fans of games like The Witcher or Fable will find the story very linear and possibly bland. The lack of choices dramatically reduces the replay value of the game. That being said, Farcry 3 is a strong game geared toward an adult audience. Make no mistake, this game is worth renting/buying.
Think Skyrim on a tropical island. There really is so much to do in this game and the world is massive. My problem is that I spend too much time exploring than I do completing missions. Overall I think the game is right up there with a lot of other titles in the same genre. One of the best parts about this game is that I didn't have to play the first 2 Far Cry games as they have absolutely no relation to this one. I didn't want to pick up a game and feel like I was missing out on the majority of the story. Takes a bit of time to get used to everything works, but once you get the hang of it... its FANTASTIC!!
I dont understand what the hype is about this game.. Its just another sandbox game that brings nothing new to the table. The co-op missions are laughable at best.. Never ending waves of enemies, bugs, nothing but a joke. Sent this back after giving this a solid week of playing.. Thank god for gamefly..