Beat Far Cry 3

posted Apr 1, 2016, 11:39 AM by Mitch Sickler
It was my only game beaten for the month of March.  I beat it about a week ago, but thought I better write it down.  Oh well better luck next month!

Far Cry 3 is definitely a marriage of what Far Cry 1 and 2 were in terms of "emergent gameplay" and the Ubisoft-ification craze that was really just starting when this game came out.  Just like Assassin's Creed, this is an open world with tons of things to do on the map, a map that is revealed by scaling a tower and doing "something" before using a zipline to come down (eagle jump if you're playing AC.)  I find I enjoy these games where I just pick and choose what I want to do, open the map and only do the side missions that hold my interest and casually work my way through the storyline.  In Far Cry 3 the cast of characters is excellent, from Vaas the very intense native with his intense presence and unpredictability to the exuberant Buck, an Australian with quite the vicious streak.  All the characters are very memorable and make the main story very interesting, even when it falters with the way it plays out.

I came away from the game quite smitten with it and highly recommend it.