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What Makes Far Cry 3 So Special?

Analog Addiction Writes: "When Far Cry 3 was first announced fans were enamoured by Vaas, the actors psychotic performance captivated audiences and gave many excitement for what Far Cry 3 might become. Fast forward in time and many lost hope for the game being “Far Cry” enough, many believed it looked too linear, gave the player less options and in all was not the game they had hoped for. The game lost its edge that it first had, the momentum was completely gone and many forgot the game existed in a busy 2012 Christmas season.

However, Far Cry 3 opposed critics of the game with what many believe is the best Far Cry experience yet. Far Cry 3 proved its worth giving players not only the best Far Cry experience, but one of the best adventures this year."

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Septic1309d ago

Good piece Jamie.

Funnily enough, we both share our fear of deep water, virtual or otherwise.

Far Cry 3 gets so many things right; amazing game world that feels limitless, random encounters that truly are random; I was lining up a head shot against one of the pirates when all of a sudden he screams " oh sh*t" and then outta nowhere, a leopard comes leaping at him etc.

The only thing that lets it down is the A.I but still, the game is just so much fun that doesn't really detract from the experience that much.

Simply put, Far Cry 3 is what many open world games try to be; fun, with freedom and functionality. My GOTY

Jamiex661309d ago

Thanks Septic for taking the time to read it. Not sure why our fear comes into play within a game, but the uneasy feeling knowing a shark could get me anytime...Freaked me the hell out! lol.

There were a few things that didn't gel right with me in Far Cry 3, but it was hard to detract from such an excellent product.

Thatguy-3101309d ago

Coming from someone who doesn't enjoy open world games I honestly can admit that I love this game so much. The game did so many things right. From building up the character to the usage of hunting to upgrade items. Everything just fitted so well. Plus the usage of the bow and arrow were pretty bad ass too. Would have been cool if vaas would have been the central villain but still was able to enjoy it. The area where jason is interrogating his brother is intense and its one of my favorite scene in the game. So much emotion and suspense. Surprisingly good and now I'm a fan of the franchise.

Nimblest-Assassin1308d ago

Vaas... Micheal Mando did an amazing job

But... can someone tell me what the hell a "pussy trigger" is?

robavila951309d ago

Single player is a masterpiece, but the multiplayer IMO is very lacking of any originality or innovation, plus there's hardly any online population (xbox), which is a shame because it also makes the map editor pointless.

Jamiex661309d ago

I did not even touch the multiplayer, a game like this isn't about online for me, I have enough to do in the open-world.

ginsunuva1309d ago

That's what I like here: the devs didn't put much time into MP, but more into SP like Crysis did before it.
It'd be better without MP altogether, of course.

GreenRanger1309d ago (Edited 1309d ago )

The only thing i didn't like about this game was the story and the horrible, unskippable cutscenes.
The characters were irritating.
I'll take Far Cry 2's mercenaries over a bunch of snobby annoying Nathan Drake-faced stoner brats any day.
Also, some of the skill points were pointless, like the one for driving better and the ones for increasing accuracy when firing from the hip.
Does anybody actually fire from the hip?

Septic1309d ago

I disagree. I fire from the hip. It actually works surprising well when my stealthy manoeuvres fail; which is all too often because, typically with my good luck, as soon as I'm about to knife someone, out there somewhere, a deer will run into a dog, which runs into a leopard, which runs into a bear, which will chase that leopard for about 20 minutes until it happens to reach me exact destination and a second before I press F to execute.

Oh and a snake will bite me.

hennessey861309d ago

My only complaint is the frame rates are choppy on the 360.

MizTv1309d ago

I just started it last night
Played for about a half hour
So far so good

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