Far Cry 3 Review

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I played the last Far Cry and I really wasn’t impressed with it. It was kind of cool. A lot of free roaming and you can mostly just go around and kill savages. It was OK to say the least. Now Far Cry 3….AMAZING!

This is THE GAME to buy if you enjoy open world gaming. The story is great and compelling, the action is constant and the amount of things you can do is almost unreal. Sometimes I don’t even do quests. I could just go around and hunt animals and gather plants, but have fun doing it and not consider it tedious.

The story is simple yet complex. You play an American tourist on vacation with your friends and brothers. You get captured by pirates and are going to be ransomed off to your family. You escape and go on a quest to get your friends back before they are killed or sold.

The island your on is controlled by pirates and other factions fighting for control of the island. You do missions like liberate camps and fix radio towers and the villager’s give you supplies and money. There are also a number of other missions like bounty hunter missions and racing games. All this just keeps adding to the never ending gameplay experience.

Now let me discuss why hunting is such a fun feature in the game. In the beginning you only can carry the one weapon. When you get certain types of animal’s skins you can make pouches to expand the amount of weapons you can carry at one time. So in the beginning of the game I found myself hunting for skins to upgrade my character.

With gathering plants you can make medicines and all types of quick enhancements to your character, such as more health for a certain time and becoming faster. Again, you get certain animal skins and you can carry more medicines. So, it’s good to go around hunting to make the gameplay more fun.

You can even hunt sharks too! The easiest way is to get on a boat and literally run them over and get out to get the skin. Just a little tip for new players of the game.

My favorite character is the man who captures you, Vaas. Incredible writing went into this character. He is deranged and smart at the same time. He kills your brother in the beginning of the game and then gives you a few seconds to run before hunting you down. The man is out of his mind at times, going on rants about family and murder.

This game should win game of the year. I thought Skyrim was a great game. The tagline of Far Cry 3 is “This is Skyrim, with guns!” and that’s what it is. You level your guy up, go on missions and can almost do anything you want. Sometimes you can just be walking on a path and a caravan of pirates drive by and you get into a fire fight. You can find yourself walking through the woods and then get attacked by a group of dogs.

The game gets a perfect 5/5, there isn’t anything wrong with this game. The only problem is that it has to end eventually. Oh, I almost forgot, it has Co-Op. great Co-Op missions where you play a separate storyline on the island doing missions and liberating camps. So not only does the game have an amazing single player, it has a Co-Op mode that is just as good. I completely recommend this game and hope you all enjoy.

Joe Reyes

 

 

 

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My Favorite Kind Of Video-game

 

Games like “Call of Duty” are fun. Any game that lets you kill mass loads of enemies or destroy kids in middle online are fun, but the best kinds of games out there are Role Playing games. The type of game that gives you multiple options that impact the storyline. It’s fun to have some kind of control in the game.

“Skyrim” is entirely based upon decision making. The games gives you possibly hundreds of quests to do. Sometimes I forget what the main quest is because of all the side quests. And they’re fun quests too. Joining the revolution and fighting against the government is no small quest.

In games like “Mass Effect” everything you do impacts the storyline. Not only do your decisions affect the storyline, it effects story-lines in the other games. Something you did in the 1st game might bite you in the ass in the 3rd game.

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I’m not the biggest gamer, so i know there are a lot of other examples out there I could use, but I don’t know a lot of games out there. But the point is that games that let you, the player, dictate how the story goes; it makes for a better gaming experience.

This is going to be a trend in the future of gaming, because games like this break records in sales. Obviously games like “Call of Duty” sell huge, but most players get it for the online play. I wrote an article about how Madden 13 disappointed me, because it took away franchise mode so the game was mostly an online game.             Online play is obviously huge and the future of video-games, but they still have to remember the offline story modes.

Joe Reyes