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Review: Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon | FateoftheGame

Nostalgia. Nostalgia can be an extremely powerful component in gaming, much like other forms of media. Whether it is used in the revival of a classic franchise, such as the recently released, Tomb Raider, or as a premise, like in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. Regardless of its use, we humans love to be reminded of fond memories especially from our childhood. Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon does an excellent job overall of evoking a very familiar feeling that instantly brings to mind classic 1980′s action movies like The Running Man, Total Recall, Terminator, Escape from New York, and Universal Soldier to name a few. Easily, Blood Dragon’s greatest strength is exploiting the power that the aforementioned films have over my generation(GenX/Millennials). It’s a perfectly serviceable game on its own without all the neon, VHS scan lines, and cylon-like voices, but without the heavy handed hook of nostalgia at its core, we would be left with a fairly generic shooter experience.

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