Far Cry 3


Far Cry 3 X360

$ 54.99

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  1. Private Quentin Tarantino Fan "Formally Known... says:
    47 of 50 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    One of the Best Single Player FPS I’ve Ever Played 88%, December 4, 2012
    = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
    This review is from: Far Cry 3 (Video Game)

    Visuals-90/100 (Beautiful Game All Around)
    Story-88/100 (Exciting Plot Anchored by a stellar cast of characters)
    Sound-90/100 (Excellent Voice Acting, music, and sound effects)
    Game Play-93/100 (Just fantastic. It has to be one of the best FPS I’ve ever played in terms of game play)
    Multi-player-30/50 (Amusing, but offers little to stand out from the pack. I’d recommend against buying Far Cry 3 if you were solely interested in multi-player)
    Replay Value-89/100 (With all the stuff to do, you can easily spend around 40 hours or so. Not to mention it’s a game you WILL want to play more than once)

    If Far Cry 3 has taught me anything, it’s the fact that the FPS genre is far from dead. Yes, the genre is over cluttered these days, but there are those certain titles within the industry that aim to provide the genre with innovation and excitement. Far Cry 3 is one of those games. Far Cry 3 finds its own identity through its own niche gaming experience. Even better, Far Cry 3 ends up being even more ambitious and unique than Far Cry 2, while being absent of the big missteps that plagued the second game. While Far Cry 3 is yet another FPS that features worthless MP, its single player is worth the price alone. For me, it’s definitely the best in the Far Cry series, as well as one of the few FPS you should care about in 2012 regardless of your genre preferences.

    Far Cry 3’s story has certainly been one of its tantalizing aspects all throughout the game’s numerous previews. The plot itself isn’t going to turns head by itself, but its characters drive the plot to a point where every action has weight, and everything is shrouded in thick human vice. It all boils over into complete depravity, and its been quite the experience watching these personalities come into play. Sure, we’ve seen characters like these all over the media spectrum before, but there is something about them that transforms them from yawn inducing pot boiling shlock, to something that feels credible and downright dangerous. It’s also delightfully engrossing watching these characters because they are so interesting. Populated with sociopathic pirates, volatile and terrifying crime lords, primal, dazed yet strangely idealistic drug dealers, and more, Far Cry 3 makes sure the personalities all play important roles throughout your journey. Voice acting in particular is excellent, making sure the characters come alive. It’s a great tale to be sure, and I can’t wait to see how it ends.

    At its most basic level, Far Cry 3 is a sandbox open-world FPS. Huge sandbox maps let you tackle objectives in numerous ways, and this is only complimented by a open world packed with locations and space that all adds up to the game’s immense depth. Even better, Far Cry 3’s weapon and health systems both recall the days of BioShock/Half-Life 2 than the Halo/COD model we’re all sick of by now. Health does not regenerate, and the weapon wheel at hand lets you carry more than two weapons at a time. Your character grows to be agile and able to of nifty features you eventually unlock that make combat a joy to converse with. Finally, the game offers plenty of ways to make your character do more than just shoot. Far Cry 3 offers both currency and experience points to make sure the game play experience is more personalizing and diverse than it previously was. You can use currency and experience points to offer your character a plethora of options and opportunities to create better weapons, inventories, and items, as well as honing your own skills in general.

    Far Cry 3 uses its huge (and I mean huge) open world, emergent systems, animals to turn on your opponents, diverse customizations, and RPG elements that gives Far Cry 3 a huge advantage over its staid contemporaries. Far Cry 3 uses its pedigree, Far Cry 2, as inspiration, without the poor design choices that bogged down the aforementioned (no guns jamming, no malaria, no enemy re-spawning to infinity, no horribly placed checkpoints, etc). Much of the game’s revisions has been made on fan feedback, and as a result Far Cry 3 is a much better game compared to the second. For example, once you capture a radio tower, it’s yours. Ditto for any of the point locations you capture. Once you capture these, you can use them as save points, which also double as fast travel points. I hated the absence of this in Far Cry 2, and the inclusion of all of these makes Far Cry 3 much better to play. The environment also comes into play, such as fire and the animals. Also, like Far Cry 2, fire spreads, and you need to use that to your advantage. Far Cry 3 is not a game that encourages you to stick with a few weapons and tactics. Use everything you have, and play as creatively as possible. If you do, Far Cry 3’s game play possibilities will unlock for you.

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  2. 12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    I wanted to hate it, December 5, 2012
    By 
    D. Ross (Florida) –
    (REAL NAME)
      

    = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
    This review is from: Far Cry 3 (Video Game)

    I really wanted to hate this game. I was irritated by the first Far Cry with the save game issues, I was annoyed with the second Far Cry with the constant checkpoint fights. So I came into playing this game for the supposed hype to see the much touted graphics and quit the game a couple hours in after some annoying design flaw. After 8 hours of play I’m really getting into this game.
    Things I like:
    1. Graphics – very nice graphics
    2. Fast Travel – although there isn’t a lot of spots to fast travel to, there are enough to break up the map to reduce long travel. Game world is beautiful and there is hidden loot and collectibles strewn about, so if you have to travel, it isn’t a complete wast of time.
    3. Stealth – Stealth and how AIs react to it works great. You can hide in shadow and in cover and they will not notice you. They won’t notice you until you make some sort of noise that is within their area of detection. Even if they hear it, they do not necessary catch you, they start to search for you in the general direction of said noise. You also have an unlimited supply of rocks to help lead them away. If they see a body, mobs start to fan out looking for the culprit, instead of them all heading in your direction even though you did not provide a tell.
    4. Combat – Very smooth combat. AIs are smart, but not clairvoyant. Very easy to do guerilla type tactics to run in and shoot, then blend into the shadows attacking from a different direction. Also there is additional strategy such as attacking a base, you can open up animal cages in hopes the animals will attack the mobs.
    5. mini-games – poker, knife throwing, races, time challenges, etc. They have a ton of mini games that are fun to play. My favorite was hide and seek where you have to kill as many mobs in a set amount of time. Sneaking through with a silencer and a knife cutting down people trying to get 450 pts was a blast.
    Things I dislike:
    1. Economy – Your cash supply is limited by how big of a wallet you have. You start off only able to hold $1000, and you have to locate materials to craft a bigger wallet. You have to do the same thing with the number of weapons you can hold, number of health kits, number of arrows. Thankfully they give you the location of the animals on the map, so you know generally where you need to go to get the mats. So you can easily get necessary upgrades fairly early in the game.
    2. Animals – they are fast, small, easily concealed in grass and brush, and your only warning is their growling. I have no idea how many times I died due to being attacked by crazy boars, komodo dragons and some sort of ostrich. When I try to aim at one, I hear two more, and I can’t see where they are at. I do have to say the animal AI is smart, instead of only attacking me, they attack anything. I lucked out on clearing an outpost because two leopards had wandered into camp, and killed off half the camp for me. The spawn rate appears to be low though, so it isn’t something you have to worry about constantly.

    Overall, I really love this game.

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  3. 14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A triumph on all levels, December 4, 2012
    By 
    mgs16

    = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
    This review is from: Far Cry 3 (Video Game)

    I have immensely enjoyed every bit of playing this game. The striking and lush visuals of the island are nothing short of a spectacle. Far Cry 3 possesses a dark, gritty story and I don’t want to share too much and spoil it for everyone, but I will say this: As Jason Brody, you are a man on a mission to save the people you love. You will go to immense lengths to accomplish this goal while transforming into a cold-hearted killer. The introduction of the game rendered me speechless. The game presents the provoking question of “How far will you go to save those you love?” What are the sacrifices and moral changes you must make? There is a freedom of choice in this game that I greatly appreciated (This is a game that I will play through multiple times).

    The main villain Vaas is bone chilling and eccentric. His overall character and actions have generated a rage in my own heart. In addition to Vaas there are a wealth of other interesting characters to meet and interact with on the island, but I’m not going to go in-depth on that because you should play the game and explore the madness on the island for yourself.

    Throughout Far Cry 3 my character has a chip on his shoulder as he fights for his survival amidst overwhelming odds. He fights against the injustices and evils with a steely resolve. I haven’t tried the multiplayer yet but based off the amount of content in the single player campaign I know I will be playing it for a long time. I encourage and implore you to enter this world of beauty, chaos, survival, and bloodshed.

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