Far Cry 3
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"Far Cry 3 is important for the same reason as Far Cry 2. It's a shooter that considers shooters thoughtfully, both in the way they're designed and the way we play them, and then asks us to do the same." - IGN.com
"All of it is entertaining, and it gives you a sense that the island is little more than your plaything- a feeling that's only emphasized as your skills increase and you become a badass cross between Turok and Rambo. It's for that reason that Far Cry 3 comes across as a fresh experience and ranks up there as one of the best shooters of 2012." - worthplaying.com
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Players step into the shoes of Jason Brody, a man alone at the edge of the world, stranded on a mysterious tropical island cut off from civilization. In this savage paradise where lawlessness and violence are the only sure thing, players will dictate when, where and how the events of the game unfold. Players will slash, sneak, detonate and shoot their way across the island in a world that has lost all sense of right and wrong.
Unique and Fully-Realized World The island of Far Cry 3 will drop the player into a rich and stunningly well-realized environment, full of intriguing characters to meet, locations to explore and explosive fights to jump into.
Narrative-Driven Experience Alone on a tropical island, the player will have to confront the dark side of humanity. As Jason Brody, gamers will be impelled to act as he learns more about the horror and corruption that is taking place on the island.
Modern-Day Setting & Context Far Cry 3 exists within a world of conceivable reality, where the events could have been ripped straight from the headlines of the news.
Environment Rich with Opportunities The natural environment is a tool to be used for survival, improvising your attack or deception of the enemy. Gameplay will reflect the range of opportunities and variety only this type of environment could provide.
One of the best open world experience out theremeltinghero | Feb. 27, 2014 | See all meltinghero's reviews »
You play as Jason Brody, an average guy having a vacation on a mysterious island with his friends. You and your friends then get captured by pirates and thus begins the story of Far Cry 3.
The best thing about this game is the open world feature. I, myself am an open world lover and Far Cry 3 just nailed the spot. You can capture outpost, hunt animals, wrestle with crocodile and lots more. You also have various weapons at your disposal and you can customize them. You can almost feel as if you were shooting a real gun, the recoil and the impact as the bullets tear through your enemy is an amazing experience.
The car driving mechanics in this game is phenomenal, easily one of the best I have ever experienced, although you will have the strong urge of crashing your car after every trip. The story is pretty decent too and I enjoy it. The voice acting though, is amazing and you can feel the emotions of Jason as he is struggling through hell.
As like every game, there are downsides. The characters in this game are easily forgettable aside from Vaas and sadly, he is in only a small portion of the game. I would pay more to see him play a more major role in this game. The radio towers, which you are required to go through to get map vision, are extremely frustrating and repetitive. I would always sigh if I see one and grudgingly force myself through it.
Overall, Far Cry 3 is an extremely good game, defenitely worth it's price point. An open world experience you do not want to miss.
Very good and loads of funjackdude180 | Feb. 22, 2014 | See all jackdude180's reviews »
Despite being the worlds biggest ♥♥♥ hole to your girlfriend this game rocks!!! Fire works really well, and there perk system is probably my favorite out of all games I've played.by combining it with your tattoo's it makes it look so much more awesome and seeing it grow as you become more powerful is a really nice touch. A healthy range of weapons and beautiful tropical paradise with so much character. finding a reason not to explore the island is hard story lines a lot of fun and the characters you meet very interesting. I wont discuss it all in case I spoil stuff but do yourself a favor and get it 8/10 its worth it
Far Cry 3 - reviewcarlyle | Feb. 7, 2014 | See all carlyle's reviews »
The game's plot is taken directly from a movie series b, the consciousness of the protagonist is one of the strengths of the title : at the beginning Jason is afraid , afraid and reluctant , he just wants to find his friends and run away, then understands that there is something more going on and that has a clearly defined role in the fate of the island, in short, is the chosen one will have to make difficult choices that will mark him deeply. The game mechanics are therefore those of discovery, exploration and survival , of course, declined between main missions and "secondary" . This division is fully functional to the growth of the character. The ' artificial intelligence opponents offers a rate adequate challenge even though there have been cases where their routine comportali went into crisis by facilitating our task . The breakdown of enemies in different categories and their strong vision and hearing really work to complicate the dynamics of the action, and in this sense are the confirmation that the search approach " reasoned" is the real reason the game. Obviously we can not pretend nothing has happened and throw into action without thinking, but between snipers in raised positions , crazed bomber who throw petrol bombs , equipped with armored flame thrower , rifle in cover, you can really die in a matter of a fraction of a second. It is not simply to storm the outposts , in some circumstances we need to find and kill opponents without alerting details all the soldiers of the guard, in other stealth is total, and here , unfortunately, we have to put in mind that the lack of an internal map structures is almost expire Far Cry 3 in a repetitive trial and error to figure out where to go and there are also sections with a lot of small exploratory environmental puzzles to solve. Ultimately, a great game , to try
Overrated but still enjoyableSganotak | Jan. 20, 2014 | See all Sganotak's reviews »
Despite hating Farcry 2, I gave FC3 a chance after the universal praise it received. The game is definitely better than FC2 but it still suffers from some major flaws and bad game design choices
The best thing about Far Cry 3 are it's graphics. The game is pure eye candy. The flora and fauna of the island are so beautiful and feel so alive. The physics engine is impressive too and the in-game fires are so realistic and spread so naturally that you will be tempted to burn things up all the time
The gameplay is good and the shooting mechanics are solid. There's also weapon customization in the game and it is always fun to edit and upgrade your loadout depending on the situation
What's wrong with FC3 is that relies too much on the tropes and boring features found in Ubisoft's open world games. The side missions are a joke and are mostly like "kill a pirate with x weapon or hunt x animal with y weapon". This is unacceptable for a game of this age. There are also other activities like climbing radio towers to uncover the map (copy-pasted from Assassins Creed) or clearing outposts that get old quick. Finally the level up system that is presented with tribal tattoos on your arm is a failed attempt at adding RPG elements to the game and locks certain gameplay aspects behind it like cooking grenades or stealth takedowns, which should have been available to you from the beginning
The story is pretty weak and while it's pretty cool to play as a tourist gradually turning into a battle hardened warrior, Jason himself is a pretty unlikeable protagonist. The other characters of the game are forgettable too, except Vaas, brilliantly portrayed by Mark Mando, who unfortunately plays a smaller part than I'd like in the story
The competitive multiplayer is average but the 4 player Co-Op mode can be fun since it features a different story with new protagonists
The game also offers editing tools for creating maps
Farcry 3 may not have deserved the praise it got on release, but it is still an enjoyable shooter with impressive graphics and great shooting mechanics
DifferentMscigniew | Jan. 12, 2014 | See all Mscigniew's reviews »
When I first learned that FC3 takes place on an island I hoped its gonna be like the first FC,it aint,FC3 is still different but its an awesome game,presenting some features I never seen before in an FPS.Here you gonna have to hunt animals,to lvl up or upgrade your tools.You even gonna go through an initiation involving shrooms. The whole Island is very big and fun to explore,hunting part can at times be very challenging,theres a lot of random events on the way.Almost countless side quests,and the story is pretty unique,I do recommend it.