Conclusion: This is a downloadable game that dares to dream big and pulls it off by throwing caution to the wind and letting loose, but on a very solid base of gameplay mechanics. It’s Far Cry 3 with a cyborg hero, a new lick of paint and a heavy dose of imagination.
Excerpt: What happens to a dream deferred? Something to do with dehydration and fruit… so, what happens to an April Fool’s joke becoming a reality? With the Far Cry series, you get a cybernetic-fist in your face, retro-raunchy, hyper-violent, cyber-clad bootleg VHS to the 1980’s R-rated action movie and...
Conclusion: Far Cry 3 explores the world of Rook Island, a tropical locale that seems like a great vacation spot until you get there and have to fight for your life. It explores how a man can go from normal everyday living to a monster who relishes killing people, but in the back of his mind he’s doing it for a...
Excerpt: The Far Cry series has always been an interesting one in the game industry, known as much as a technical showcase for over-the-top beauty as anything else. The Far Cry games have also been known for some deep gameplay flaws that keep it from being thought of in the same light as say, Assassin's...
Excerpt: Despite some nasty bugs, I had a lot of love for Far Cry 2. Saying that, I can certainly understand why some didn’t take to its very dangerous Africa environment, with constant enemy attacks and little pause for breath.
Far Cry 3's intelligent and elegant open-world structure balances exciting action with the joys of free-form adventuring, making it one of the best shooters of the year.
5 December 2012
Summary: Far Cry 3 is a delightful and harsh tropical wonderland, crawling with wildlife and threatened by the pirates and drug runners that disrupt its peace. The troubled paradise you explore is colorful and wild, enticing you to investigate its ravines and discover new ways to enjoy the open-world...
Pros: A huge tropical world stuffed with fun things to do, Ecology and unpredictable creatures make the world come alive, Stealth and action come together in rewarding ways, Role-playing elements and difficulty curve give a sense of momentum, Great structure leads you from one activity to the next
Cons: Some design quirks lead to minor frustrations, Certain story elements break the immersion
Excerpt: . Precisely what I was looking for.” The latest iteration in the acclaimed franchise features a lush environment, a ton of stuff to do, a decent story and totally twisted, intriguing characters, and a sense of freedom that is both heavily intoxicating and addictive.
Summary: Far Cry 3 is one of Ubisoft's best games ever and it nails the open world first-person shooter genre on the head. After playing through the crazy story, the addictive gameplay, and lush setting, you may wonder why more developers don't pay this much attention to the little details.
Pros: Terrific setting full of worthwhile things to do, Excellent singleplayer experience, First-person platforming at its best
Cons: Occasional graphic issues, Mediocre multiplayer, Vehicle use is hit or miss