Summary: It's a great game for the cost. Runs well on Win7. I gave it only 3 stars due to an installation issue. Downloaded, installed, and activated ok, but the Uplay site repeatedly gave a "FC3 auto patch system has stopped working" message when trying to start the game, and the game wouldn't run. Cured the problem by installing the latest Win7 patches/updates. Uplay never suggested that Win7 or my pc was the problem.
Summary: I'm not a huge fan of Ubisoft these days, as it seems like every game is the same with different skins and settings. All the Far Cry and Assassin's Creed games feel the same, with the same maps (uncovering portions by climbing towers, following icons for quests), tons of (I would say too many) collectibles, ok, if unnecessary, stories. It's taken me a while to figure it out, but I never finish any of their games because I get bored about 5 hours in. Just not my thing.
Summary: Very good production values, I enjoyed the voice acting, storytelling and graphics. Got a bit repetitive, though. Ubisoft's formula of taking over a camp to show the map in an area, hunting down "achievement" items, and running the same type of mission over and over is a formula that works for them, but has put them in a bit of a creative rut imo.
The game is good, but the way you get the game is awful.
25 April 2014
Summary: So this game is just as much fun as i thought it would be, but the way you download the game is just dumb. First you buy the game on amazon, then you get a download code for steam. After punching in that download code, you get a download code for it on Uplay. (Ubisoft's own really dumb version of Steam) And Uplay is the worst game client ever. I would rather have just downloaded it straight to my desktop.
Summary: It's really too bad. This game's graphics are very good. The story is good. The ability to explore and all the side quests, with the exception of the "Rambo" shoot-'em-up and race-against-time junk were also good. However, it is far more graphic than necessary. I got really pissed at the number of times I had to watch me skinning an animal. The crafting bit was overly large and time consuming IMO. But...the worst part is the whole save game system.
Summary: I bought it on sale because it was $5. I would be straight up angry if i paid $50 for it. Its an FPS with a collect-a-thon & a METRIC TON of escort missions hidden inside of it. I'm not angry about it because it was so cheap. However if i bought it at retail on release day I would actually attempt to take it back.