My expectations were far too high for this game. I love open world games when they are done right. This game however screams lazy storytelling, gameplay, and graphics at every corner.
The opening mission had me excited. It was captivating and immersed me in the story and gameplay. It was unfortunately downhill after that. The characters are boring and I never really cared about them no matter how much I played.
The environment is merely copy and pasted code over and over again. The missions are repetitive at best, and being that they aren't well designed to begin with it makes the game extremely boring. My biggest complaint about the gameplay however is the completely unrealistic shooting mechanics. Animals take about all of your ammo to kill. I'm not saying that they should go down in one shot, but unless all of the jungle beasts in this game are somehow super-powered than I don't think that they should take 42 shots with a shotgun to go down.
I'm probably being too harsh, you may enjoy it. If your like me however, you'll be severely disappointed. Ubisoft has some really great open-world games, this is not one of them.
posted by mrburnstick (WEST RICHLAND, WA) Apr 11, 2013
Member since May 2011
gamers (50%) found this review helpful
the game starts out great but becomes so repetive i couldnt bare to finish it. the game suffers from poor frame rates, poor ai, some skills only unlock if you do the missions so i was punished for exploring the world and doing a lot of side quests, horrible stealth missions i mean some of the worst i seen in recent memories, many events u have to trigger by linear mission markers which made the game not feel open world. easily the worst far cry out there. the game looks pretty and has great voice acting but thats about all its good for. im so glad i rented this before buying it due to all the hype it had behind it from crtic reviews. honestly i might of enjoyed this game more if i didnt play far cry 1 , 2 but alas i had faith in a company that really missed its mark this time around