Far Cry 3
Ubisoft is going all out on this one
For all of you asking the release date is September 7th, 2012.
Wow ubisoft is just putting down all the money on the table now! This game looks outstanding. Far cry 1 was a great game. I have never owned it although I watched my cousin play it a while back and it was great. I also own Far Cry 2 which i loved because of the free roam type fps style gameplay. I also liked how you can buy guns on the computer at the gun store. But im glad ubisoft is taking a more non-vehicle approach. Sure it was fun driving around at the begging of the game but it got so repetitive especially with the stupid guard posts. wow they were so annoying. But the gunplay and graphics of FC3 is so amazing you can't help but buy it. We all know were going to get a great cutscences and a in-depth background of the characters. Oh and dont worry about how long the game will be. The ending will end with a bang because we all know Far cry dosn't make sequals. You didn't have to play the last 2 to understand this one. Although this basicly is the same story as FC1... Boat is gone, girlfriend is missing, and you stuck on and island with a bunch of psycho people. Well thats Far cry for you. It may be a simple plot but the character in-depthness is amazing. Great Story, great gunplay, great graphics, location, multiplayer, customization, characters, cutscences, and so much more.
This is, Far Cry 3!
I like the story line, and the game play kept me coming back. Don't play with young kids in the room
A Step Up
Ubi-soft really stepped their game up after Far Cry 2's not so grand plot-line, as well as the yucky environment. Far Cry 3 is filled with a beautiful open world environment, amazing fire fights, amazing plot and awesome abilities. This game is great!
I'm a huge FPS fan but I've been disappointed as of late with the growing emphasis on multiplayer modes and lack of good solo-campaigns. 'Far Cry 3' is a breath of fresh air in today's shooter market: an FPS focused on delivering a memorable single-player experience with an open-world to explore and an RPG-like sense of player progression. It's a terrific game and probably the best I've played all year.
The story of 'Far Cry 3' puts you in the role of Jason Brody, an over-privileged yuppie who, along with his two brothers and group of friends has been captured by pirates on the tropical islands of Rook. After escaping, Jason is rescued by the native Rakyats who teach him how to survive the island and save his friends. The story is cliche to a point and Jason and his friends aren't exactly the most likeable video game characters. But it's in how 'Far Cry 3' progresses, pushing Jason through crazy scenarios and watching him change from timid rich-kid to full-blooded killer that makes the narrative so compelling. That the voice-acting is so uncomfortably believable (especially Michael Mando's performance as lead-pirate Vaas) just makes the experience all the more memorable.
The gameplay in 'Far Cry 3' is fairly straight-forward FPS fare with a few unique additions. Jason's not a fighter at first and a lot of his abilities are unlocked by earning experience points through combat and completing mission-objectives. Along with leveling up there's a crafting system that allows you to make weapon holsters (to hold more guns and items) by hunting down specific plants and animals. Mix in Radio towers that unlock weapons, strongholds to take over (for money and XP) and you have a sense of player-progression sorely missing in a lot of today's FPS games.
While the writing and gameplay is tops it's really the open-world 'Far Cry 3' presents that makes you want to keep playing. Missions play out in a fairly linear manner, asking you to get from point A to point B (and kill, burn, recover intel etc) but Rook Island is filled with all kinds of unique locations for you to explore and activities to take part in. That you can get attacked randomly by animals as well as other humans just adds to the game's unpredictable nature and makes the world feel like a living, breathing place. I've spent more time just driving around 'Far Cry 3' and taking in the sights than actually playing through the story!
Everything in 'Far Cry 3' seems to fall into place but it does have a few rough areas. There's a lot of impressive sounds in the game but so much of it seems muffled, especially with character voices. Even with my Turtle Beach X12 Headset character's voices seem drowned out making subtitles an almost necessity (which runs the risk of losing player-immersion). The controls can also be imprecise when trying to skin animals, pick-up weapons and loot bodies for items; You use the same button for all of these actions and it can take several tries before finding the right button-prompt.
Calling 'Far Cry 3' the best video game of 2012 is not easy praise, especially stacked against the likes of 'Halo 4', 'Borderlands 2' and 'Black Ops 2'. Obviously it's not perfect and could've taken some time to smooth out the imprecise controls and muffled sounds. But when it comes to quality, exploration and player-progression no other game I played this year comes close to matching the experience in 'Far Cry 3'. A must-play, especially for single-player FPS fans!
Love'in every minute
Far cry 3 is exactly want I wanted options, options, and more options. The game lets you go at your own pace and has some really cool hunting almost like red dead redemption, no doubt. Also you can customized your weapons, in depth just like ghost recon. An animals ( sharks, alligators, boars, leopards, tigers, bears ) that are trying to kill you, how cool is that. There's more to do in this game, than most games. It even has elements of assassins creed, what more could you want in a game.
FAR CRY 3 IS THE BEST GAME I'VE EVER PLAYED
This game is amazing. I didn't care for the open world of skyrim because it was medieval dragons and stuff, but this game is amazing. The graphics are amazing too. Everything from the sky to the ocean. The story is so detailed and fun to play. If u don't want to play right through the campaign, u can stop at any time and explore the island, hunt, and craft items. u can learn which skills u want so u can choose from survival, hunting, or power. this game offers a large variety of vehicles, animals, enemies, and uhh WEAPONS! U can take enemies by surprise from a distance with a silenced sniper rifle, run right through the enemy camps with a sub machine gun, or slowly burn your rivals alive. u get the weapons free if u activate radio towers. u can hunt sharks, tiger, bears, or gather different plant life to make equipment and syringes. at the end, u decide ur fate when it asks what side to click at the VERY END. u should really try out this magnificent piece of work!
I've never played an open world video game with guns that was so good since Fallout 3. This game is amazing and it's really simple to understand. With all the crafting I thought it would be hard to understand, but it's really not. You can choose from a wide variety of guns to use and even some special weapons. The story is great, the graphics are amazing, the music is peaceful yet intense, I could play this game for hours on end. This game shouldn't be rated under 10 at all, it's amazing, I haven't found a flaw yet. Pick up this game, it's well worth the $60.
Definition of Insanity?
OUTSTANDING! I can't even put into words what i have to say about this masterpiece. This game is great. Ubisoft went full out on this one. This game is mind blowing. The beautiful scenery, amazing attractions, and great gameplay. The idea of this game is outstanding. It is a MUST buy! This should've easily been game of the year. Buy this game. Even after you beat it, there is still a load of amazing side missions you can complete. Great work Ubisoft, you've done good once again.
One of the finest!
I have just recently finished the story to this game and I thought I would just write a small review saying that this is one of the finest fps games I have played. Definitely a top contender for shooter of the year. The visuals, especially the island, look amazing. The action is intense, varied, and extremely fun. There are so many options on how you tackle a situation.
There are plenty of things to do on the island to raise your money and xp. The money can be spent on more powerful weapons(which there are plenty of) and the xp can be spent on upgrades and abilities for your character that really enhance the way the game is played.
I will admit that I wasn't a huge fan of the FC2. It was fun at first but quickly became repetitive and boring due to many flaws in the game. Thankfully, FC3 contains none of these flaws. This is definitely the Far Cry that we have been wanting and I am incredibly excited to see where it goes from here.
New Far cry fan!
Never played a game in this series and with all the hype I had to pick this game up and it did not disappoint! The story is pretty good and long depending on how you decide to play the game. If you go to outposts to liberate them you can be very methodical by putting out Mines and C4 to set traps and snares which make for a more interesting game play. The weapon selections are nice! You can carry a lot of them at one time which is cool because sometimes you need stealth and other times you need Rocket Launchers and Flame throwers...lol Its a very detailed game and reminded me a lot of Red Dead Redemption though not quite as good though but close. The graphics are good at times and then they drop off at other times. Not really sure why that happens but it does. The story at points will make you roll your eyes but just endure it because it gets better. The coop needs a little work but is still fun when playing with friends. This game is a keeper like Red Dead! You need to pick this game up for your collection. Its one of those games that willl keep you coming back for more and more...