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.