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GF Rating
8.6

4136 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
5

Fair

Potential to be perfect

posted by Gamerforlifeish (LOUISVILLE, KY) Feb 17, 2013

Member since Feb 2013

3 out of 5 gamers (60%) found this review helpful

This is one of those games that keeps you hooked from the beginning and rarely slows down. I loved playing through the story and meeting every unique character. The takedown ability and other moves that chain together are a staple that make Farcry 3, Farcry 3.

However, when it comes to firefights and keeping your character ready for battle, this is where it stumbles. Healing, which should overwrite any command, doesn't. I've been caught in a loop of healing, running, trying to reload and then back to healing since I'm low on health from reloading. This is a game breaker in my opinion.

I understand the developers try to make the healing mechanic more realistic by making the character use a needle to heal himself but, this mechanic isn't suited for such an action-based game. It simply takes too long to heal.

There is a part of the game where you must hunt a certain animal. I was close to death many times. The main reason was my character couldn't get away from the animal with enough time to spare to heal, then turn and fire. It was just a game of keeping myself healed at that moment. One hit would bring my health all the way down.

This game has such great potential. I was conflicted at times when I enjoyed the game immensely - especially when the battles were action-packed and fun to participate in - but also aggravated at times when I was almost yelling at my screen as my character fell to the ground dying as I was saying "I WAS pressing triangle to heal!"

The looting and skinning system could also use a change. Be prepared to pick your weapon up multiple times when trying to loot bodies. The skinning also gets repetitive and, even though it seems our main character is a battle-hardened veteran in the later portion of the game, skinning animals still disgusts him with cries of disgust with each and every skinning.

I would love to be a die-hard fan of this series. I just feel that the developers should make it more responsive at the critical moments.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

GREAT! couple of suggestions

posted by BEN_JI (MIDLOTHIAN, VA) Dec 13, 2012

Member since Dec 2012

4 out of 7 gamers (57%) found this review helpful

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.

Overall it was a great game.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Just Click Keep

posted by illestSURF (BELFORD, NJ) Dec 6, 2012

Member since Jun 2012

4 out of 7 gamers (57%) found this review helpful

No seriously, don't even bother renting it.

Every now and then a video game comes out that really blows minds... and I don't mean just some minds.. I mean all minds. Those who like Skyrim, Those who like Call of Duty, Those who like Battlefield, Those who like Pong - ALL minds get blown on far cry's adventure.

I would love to type more, but honestly I just don't have the time to because I'm to busy killing sharks, planning out strategic attacks on camps, and being so involved in the story line that I can't even hear my girlfriend texting me (THUMBS UP!!!!!)

Take my advice, and JUST CLICK KEEP!

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