The lights are on
I remember seeing this game at E3 last year. It looked pretty good, but I wasn't sure about it. When it came out, I was deeply interested because the game was getting great reviews from the critics. So of course it's after christmas, (tell you how far behind I am in reviews) and I really wanted to try this game out. So one rainiy day, I decided what the heck, and I tried it out. Once I picked up that controller, I was hooked. Far cry 3 is probably one of the biggest surprises of 2012.
The Graphics are amazing. With this and Assassin's creed 3, Ubisoft was graphics king of 2012. The jungle is so beautifully detailed that just makes you go wow. Really one of the best looking games of 2012. The gameplay is a blast. Really well executed. You start out weak of course, but the more and more you play, you become an unstoppable warrior. Thats when it's really fun.
The story was easily one of my favorite features. It was very well executed. It will take you about 8-12 hours, or more if you get sidetracked. It was so dark and twisted, but at the same time, it was a adrenaline rush. The characters were also well developed. The voice actors all did a great job. Vaas though steals the show. He's easily one of the best villians of this year. Even after the story, there's still so much things to do on this tropical islands. From collecting stuff, to destroying outposts, to side missions, you'll be busy for a while.
The last thing that Far cry 3 has to offer is multiplayer. Of course you have your co-op and your competitive modes. Co-op is actually pretty fun. The co-op is broken down into a seperate story with 6 mission that together are about 4-6 hours. It's not the greatest story, but for the co-op mode, it's a blast. You and your buddies will have fun. Competitve is your basic deathmatch. Basically call of duty meet far cry 3. Nothing special, and nothing to good.
Overall, I walked away with Far cry 3 blown away. A sure shock of how great this game is. If you you like dark/twisted stories+adrenaline rush feeling+great gameplay+tons of stuff to do, then this is the game for you. That's why I give Far cry 3 a
9.5 out of 10