Far Cry 3's literature feels uncoordinated and scattergun, never coming together and managing little except a few snarky, ill-informed remarks.
Beneath that, and all the baggage of side missions and menus, Far Cry 3 is a wonderful first-person shooter; colourful, quick and satisfying violent. Flaws and all, it's a game that has to be played.
Far Cry 3 is not quite the marriage or art and entertainment that it wants to be, but it's nevertheless packed with ideas that are unique to games, while still being lots of fun to play. 7/10