Summary: By the time I ordered this, it was on its 4th patch. It kept becoming nonresponsive. I uninstalled and then downloaded the game from the Ubisoft site. I got further into the game but.nothing would happen when I tried to fast travel. When that happened my gpu temperature went up to 98 C. Since my 2 previous games were Crysis 3 and AC 4 which went without problems, I decided no game is worth ruining my AMD 7970's so I returned this game.
Summary: The first Far Cry is one of my all time favorite games. The second was okay and this one is disappointing in the extreme. First, I can't stand the "save" system. It looks like you can save at your leisure, but when you're killed magic angels come down and take you to a safe house and OVERWRITE your save. You still have all your weapons and I think you have everything you gathered, but you're placed seemingly at random on the map.
Summary: Launching the game is proving difficult to impossible. When launching, I'm presented with no evidence that the game is running although the uplay loader acts as if it has launched successfully. If I then flip over to Steam, I'm told that the game has already launched with no way to close the application. This seems to be a common issue based on forum posts I've read, so I'm less willing to chalk it up to an avoidable software issue on my end.
Summary: Disappointing "sandbox" shooter in almost every aspect. Graphics are fairly behind its 5 year old predecessor, the atmosphere is reduced to nothing and the entire game feels like a theme park with attraction behind every tree. And don't get me started about the HUD; what FC3 presents us is a devolution of the genre. Huge ugly boxes notifying me REPEATEDLY about the same thing over and over again; everything has large icons, huge font, taking space all over the display.
Summary: ...to have invasive and annoying DRM installed on your PC. Aside from the Ubisoft game launcher ("Uplay", a completely unnecessary "middleman" between you and your LEGALLY PURCHASED offline game), a difficult-to-remove program called PunkBuster was installed and set to run upon system start-up. To completely rid your system of PunkBuster, you will need to download and use a special uninstaller from the maker of the program (Evenbalance dot com).
Summary: I skipped the single player mode and went straight to multiplayer. I would give this 5 stars if 1) the game didn't crash 2) the servers didn't migrate and/or drop me all the time
Pros: you'll never overdose on this game because the client and/or server will keep crashing on you, and you'll then find something better to do like write this review
Cons: This thing crashes like it's the 90s and I play on the lowest quality with an i7-3770. Newegg gave me this game free with an XFX FX-775A-ZNP4 Radeon HD 7750, which I think is great. I feel like I spent my life troubleshooting conflicts and I'm kind of done, so if this is related to my video card, then maybe it's time I get a console.