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.
Summary: First off, if money is important to you, and you haven't already played it, PLAY JUST CAUSE 2 first. It's an older game and third-person, but it's also open-world, the setting is very similar, and there's more variety in activities and ways to get around. And I dare say, JC2's over-the-top one-man-army story is more fun to follow.
Good for the price, but an updated rehash of Far Cry 2
server dude "mrobinson112", Amazon
1 March 2014
Summary: Good for the price, but an updated rehash of Far Cry 2. Pretty much the same thing as 2, but the graphics are great. One of those games I quit for a while then go back when I feel the urge to run a round and shot something.
To me it was worth the $9 I paid for it on a sale. I would not have paid any more than that
Arturo M. Perez, Amazon
22 February 2014
Summary: So this game was so hyped in the last couple of months and I wanted to try it out. I played the first far cry and thought it was OK, I did not play far cry 2. FC3 is just OK, I was slightly disappointed. The storyline is quite short, but there is a lot to do in the open map. However, the side missions are really short and extremely repetitive. You have to climb up communication towers (a la Assassin's creed) to reveal the map, around 20 times and it's just an annoyance.
Summary: Almost worth the retail price. Just not for little kids because of the language, otherwise would give it 4 1/2 stars. Totally open environment, play it just about any way you want, enjoyable each time through, change strategies etc. Fantastic real scenery, and graphics. Sure hate the filthy language and the crappy checkpoint approach to saves, not as bad, as in many games, wherein the first time playing, one has to repeat the in between checkpoints repeatedly if playing...
Summary: Many claim that Far Cry 3 attempts to deconstruct the typical action game story and, in a way, parody it. I guess I can see that, but, in the end, I don't really care. It's a game after all, so to offer some critique of the genre in a game I'm probably playing because I want to escape with that genre is a little weird. I don't think it's even that successful at portraying the supposed intent.