I didn't know what to expect when I first decided to rent this game. All I knew was that the rating was solid and the user reviews were intriguing to say the least.
PLAY THIS GAME.
Great graphics, story, game play, upgrades, guns, types of guns, customization to types of guns, Plenty of side-quests, crafting, running for your life, being a ninja, more running for your life, etc...
There is at times a lot of tactical thinking involved in the quests, but literally thousands of ways to complete them, which allows for hours of replay-ability. There are few, but enough choices for transportation, as you will be in a rush to get to your next target. That's not to say that driving isn't fun in this game, in fact its very realistic.
Just get this game.
I sent it back a week ago, then went and bought it full price because I didn't want to wait for it to be sent back.
By far one of the best games I have played in recent years. I played Far Cry 2 not Far Cry 1 and thought it was an ok game, but this game blew me away. The feeling you get while exploring the open world is amazing, while combat and stealthy take downs are awesome. Once you progress further into the game you get new takedowns, such as the ability to sneak behind one guy and stab him, then throw his knife at a nearby enemy. That was one of my favorite things to do. Certain parts of the game are quite intense and I found myself glued to the PS3 for hours at a time doing things not associated with the main story line. You can be wandering through the jungle and stumble upon a wild animal which suddenly begins to attack. This game is a must play.