Nutshell Review: Far Cry 3
Reviewer: Cliff Davenport
“Did I ever tell you the definition of insanity?”
Gamers, if you’re fans of first-
Allow me to start by saying that there is a very good reason for Far Cry 3 to have been called the "Skyrim of action games." Ubisoft Montreal has put together a blockbuster with this colorful descent into a surreal and bloody madness, refreshingly departing from the bland letdown that was the game’s predecessor.
The game’s action elements are solid, boasting tight, well-
Between these abilities and Far Cry 3’s limited but effectual weapon customization options, it’s this potential for personalization that allows players to gradually carve out their own niche and play style in Far Cry 3’s organic and flexible combat system. One may select increasingly potent health boosts as they level, and pack a shotgun, a hand cannon, and a fistful of grenades for wrecking pirate faces. Another, like myself, may opt for a more stealthy approach, relying instead upon knife takedowns, silenced weaponry, and environmental hazards to distract and dispatch enemies.
Like bears. In no other game may you make tactical
An additional co-
Sadly, Pokerface Deathmatch is not one of them.
On the technical end of things, Ubisoft obviously took their time with coding and
Q.A. testing this title, and it shows. Even on middling-
The standout flaw of Far Cry 3 is that there simply isn’t enough of it. The single-
In all though, Far Cry 3 looks, feels, and plays like a startlingly entertaining amalgamation of standard FPS fare, Assassin’s Creed, and Skyrim, and damnit, I want more.
Controls & Mechanics: 7
Atmosphere & Experience: 7
Entertainment Value: 8
On a side note, if you haven’t seen “The Far Cry Experience”
video, check it out. You will not be disappointed.
Troll Level: 9001
Consoles: (PC), PS3, Xbox 360
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Release Date (U.S.): Dec 4, 2012
Release Date (U.K.): Nov 30, 2012
Release Date (JP): Mar 7, 2013
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