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2.0 out of 5 stars Good graphics, utterly rubbish storyline., 15 Dec 2013
This review is from: Far Cry 3 (PS3) (Video Game)
Having enjoyed Far Cry 2 and judged all other stealthy adventures against it, I was very very keen to get this long awaited game. Turned out to be a disappointment. The look of the game was very good for the most part, although there were glitches throughout. For example, ammunition bundles floating in mid air, animals and enemy troops getting stuck in flickering loops, grass panels floating above the land, and rocks being in the way one moment, and then flickering out of the way upon contact. But other than those the rest was good PS3 stuff except for the repetition of the cut-scenes and the lack of 'Skip Scene' facility, which quickly became annoying.
What really frustrated me was that it became obvious very early on that this is one of those games where the bad guys come and go once they've entertained you for the required amount of the plot to have developed. So the heavily promoted, genuinely scary psycho from the front cover, Vaas, is causing big trouble to start with - and then gone before you know it in a massive anti-climax of a tussle. The replacement bad guys don't stick around either. The missions come and go, even on the toughest 'Master' level, and the blend of drugged-out jungle foolery, poor plot and militia-base assaults felt held together with string.
And that brings me to the story. Take a bunch of useless, over-sincere spoilt 90210 types without a brain between them and put them in peril. Throw in a bad guy running a drugs operation and his countless minions (cannon-fodder troops), plus a mysterious, downtrodden tribe and some genuinely awful, toe-curling dialogue, and you have this. Our hero is a dimwit city boy, a victim of bad writing who even talks to himself in order to explain what's going on.
And then it was all over, ending with a 'stay' or 'go' dilemma. Was it worth all the effort? No. Am I going to play it again, like I did with Far Cry 2? No. Is it being traded in tomorrow? Yes.
Another reviewer said it was as if the B Team had worked on this, and that sums up Far Cry 3 perfectly.
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Initial post: 30 May 2014 21:03:48 BDT
Jok1961 says:
My sentiments exactly. A pretty tedious experience all round...
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