Posted 5:06pm on Wed 21 November 2012
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Far Cry 3 shines in its campaign, which is more layered and compelling than any game proffering a power trip through escapist ultraviolence has any right to be.
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Posted 5:06pm on Wed 21 November 2012
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Sounds fantastic. Looks like I will be throwing money at this game. Free-roam as in navigation is easier than Far Cry 2 right, plus a lot more stuff to do? Good review as well! The quote you used what hooked me in.
Posted 5:14pm on Wed 21 November 2012
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This sounds like everything I wanted it to be. Too bad it's come out at a poor time, however.
I'll be picking this up in the new year.
A few questions though:
- In the 13 hours in SP, did you feel that you were done with SP, or were you pining for more?
- How long is the single player campaign?
- Are irritating mechanics e.g. roadblocks from FC2 still present?
- Does the map open up more, the more story progression you make as in FC2?
- Does the game feel inhibited if you don't complete side quests e.g. in FC2 you unlocked more weapons by completing courier quests
- Apart from the stealth missions, does it ever feel like you're forced into a particular style of play i.e. does it feel like stealth was forced into an action game? Or, can you approach each mission however you want?
- How much of a part do the animals play in the game, whether its in the wild or during combat?
- From the Doctor (insert German sounding name here) trailer, do psychotic drugs play a large part in the game?
(Sorry for the list)
Posted 5:21pm on Wed 21 November 2012
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YAY! Finally a brilliant game released this month! It feels like it's been ages since the last one! And to think during E3 everyone thought that this game would be overshadowed by everything else coming out.
Posted 5:26pm on Wed 21 November 2012
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To be honest, my interest in this had waned so much I cancelled my preorder a few months ago. Upon reading this review, however, I now regret that decision! When is it to be released, again - is it next week? Wouldn't be able to afford it until Nov 31st (payday), but it sounds like a fantastic romp.
Just one question if I may (and the reviewer, Nick, is reading this): was there an extensive array of collectables to encourage exploration? Perhaps not as many as the blood diamond cases from Far Cry 2, but something not too far from it? Other than that, I would like to second all of Neon-Solider32's questions - shame they weren't really addressed within the review itself, as they are what will dictate whether I do indeed purchase the title ASAP.
Posted 5:49pm on Wed 21 November 2012
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I cannot wait for this game now. Definitely my MOTM pick!
Posted 6:32pm on Wed 21 November 2012
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A well penned review. I'd give it a fitting 9/10.
Posted 8:04pm on Wed 21 November 2012
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I'm super excited to pick this up. I loved Far Cry, and Far Cry 2 was quite good (minus a few annoyances).
Posted 8:16am on Thu 22 November 2012
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I had this game pegged as a 'pick up when cheap' release, wasn't expecting it to get this sort of praise. Jumped up to the top of my must play list!
Posted 9:45am on Thu 22 November 2012
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I really didn't gel with Far Cry 2 (a Marmite game for many), but I did enjoy FC1. I've also got a soft spot for the multiplayer map editor stuff too. I remember making some nifty maps back in FC1.
My compulsive nature wants me to get this on release, but really I shouldn't. I've got far too many games to contend with and I should just try and complete them before moving onto another quality offering.
Let's see, games I need to 'get through'...
COD:Black Ops 2
Borderlands 2 DLC (and get to lvl50)
Darksiders 2 (plus DLC)
Kingdoms of Amular