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Far Cry 3 Review

April 4th, 2013 Posted in Games

The hype behind the latest Far Cry game has been massive. Well, the reviews are in, and all seem to unanimously agree that Far Cry 3 has lived up to it. The environment, the gameplay and the story are all stunningly impressive, and it stands a chance to be regarded as one of the greatest first-person shooters of all time.

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Setting

You play as Jason Brody, a tourist who accidentally lands with his friends on an island in the Indian Ocean that’s been dominated by pirates. The pirates kidnap all of his friends and plan to extort their parents for money and then sell them off into slavery.

Jason escapes and teams up with the island’s local natives, who live in fear of the insane, unhinged pirates. Jason transforms from a gap-year college kid into a hardened, brutal warrior who has no qualms about killing pirates.

Gameplay

The game is open-world, like its predecessor – and you have access to the entire island. The sandbox-type setup is great, and the details the developers have applied to the settings are simply breath taking.

Although it’s an FPS, the game features elements of role-playing games, like experience points and skill-building. The action has been enhanced to the level where you can duck behind cover and break your enemy’s line of sight.

The size of the map is absolutely enormous – ten times the size of the maps featured in the old Far Cry games. You can plan your takedowns with lethal precision and even tag your enemies with a camera so you can track their movement.

Verdict

Far Cry 3 is utterly incredible. It’s not so much of a surprise, given that Far Cry 2 was pretty damned awesome as well, but what makes this one stand out is the fact that it has a real emotional punch underneath all the gloss and sheen of its graphics and engine.

In fact, the emotional substance of its script is really what makes it a truly great game. There’s no chance of zoning out during the ‘story’ parts just so you can get to the part where you kill pirates. It’s seriously engrossing, not just as a video game, but as a tale of a man who picks up a gun and doesn’t look back.

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