Far Cry 3 Review

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Scythian

After good reviews for this game I was disappointed with it. Read that bored after a few hours into it. Is it really open world? Game play seemed pretty specific to me making me jump through hoops and advance a certain way. I haven't seen a bear, leopard, Cassowary or tiger. I do not have 15 hours into it but I wonder if I should if the second half is boring. One thing I can say is that the graphics are really stellar.

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Satchboy

I've played through the whole game at least 4 times now. Each one played differently.

Yes the story isn't the best but that's not what kept me coming back. There is tons to do that isn't even part of the story. Just to do all the side missions and collecting and getting every tattoo takes several hours.

The first part of the game does make you jump through hoops but that is only because it's their version of a tutorial. Once complete the island(s) are completely open.

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praetor_alpha

Far Cry was so good (as in, the first), I bought it twice! (wore out the disc).

I've skipped all the other Far Crys after that, until 2 weeks ago, when I bought Blood Dragon. Holy. Shit.

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joshnorem

Far Cry 3 is really good. You should definitely check it out.

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Gikero

I felt that the Vass boss battle was really underwhelming. I have not been so hyped for a game in a long time. I felt the random encounters were just like the random encounters in Fallout 3. I did enjoy them though. I also loved Vass as a character. I watched to live action short they did, it was great.

Far Cry 1 was what got me into PC gaming. I spent half of the time tweaking Far Cry's config files to play on a system it wasn't designed for. Intel Celeron 2.4Ghz with 384MB of RAM, 40GB HDD and a 32MB Nvidia GeForce4 MX. It ran Far Cry and I loved it. Couldn't use the rocket launcher though, it would drop from 20-30 FPS to 3.

I never played FC2, but I would pick it up for a bargain.

Why has it taken this long for a review?

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joshnorem

This is a magazine review that came out in the magazine awhile ago. The magazine content eventually gets published to the web, hence the delay. This way subscribers get the content first.

And I agree with you about Vass. Great character that they under utilized.

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kerndaddy

to be honest, I like far cry 2 better. maybe if somebody could mod in outposts that re-spawn enemies or something. it does tend to feel empty after awhile.

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joshnorem

They have since patched the game to allow all outposts to be re-occupied after you finish the game. They have also added a "master" difficulty level as well. 

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kerndaddy

crap I didn't know that, thanks for the info. I guess i'll have to fire it back up.