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Far Cry 3 - Game Review

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by Dean Butler (subscribe)
I'm new to writing, hope you enjoy reading my reviews.
Published January 9th 2013
A holiday you will never forget
Hello fellow readers, I just want to start this review with a Happy New Year to you all, hope you're having a great start to the year and that you didn't get too hung over. I will start this year with a review of my personal game of the year 2012.

FC3 cover


Far Cry 3, has to be one of the best if not the best game of 2012, I have come to this conclusion as everyone I have spoken to and I mean everyone, have said that it is a great game and it has had great reviews. The main developers in this instalment were Ubisoft Montreal and the publisher is Ubisoft. The engine they used to create the game was Dunia Engine 2 using Havoc physics.

My personal thoughts are that the story line in FC3 is one of the best I have seen from an open world game. Features one of my favourite baddies that I have seen for a while. Set in a beautiful world, a tropical island somewhere in the vicinity of the Malay Archipelago.

A great view


The voice acting in this game is amazing, you really get the emotion coming from each individual character and every character has a different and unique personality. The protagonist in the game is Jason Brody, a young man who seems like he may need people to stick up for him when trouble comes along. This all changes when they decide to visit the tropical island.

The first few minutes of the game are Jason and his friends partying, having fun, skydiving and just having a great holiday, however you see that this was the past and was recorded on a phone which my personal favourite villain in this game, Vaas, is watching and showing to Jason and his elder brother. They have all been captured, Vaas is a pirate leader who works for Hoyt, another antagonist. Jason and his brother Grant need to find a way to escape. With Vaas now called away on duty, Grant quickly gets out of his tied hands and unties Jason's hands.

The military trained Grant knows a few tricks, and tricks the guard into coming over to their cage and killing the guard and setting out free. This is where the struggle begins. I won't give away anymore of the storyline as it really is a game to be played and experienced.

Skill tree


The gameplay in this instalment is far superior in my opinion too that of FC2, in all honesty I didn't like FC2 that much, I couldn't get a feel for the character or the story line. Even the combat system lacked a few details, but they really pulled it back in FC3. The role-playing essence in this game is also great, as you level up you get ability points to spend, however you only unlock the skills by completing the main story missions.

There are three skill trees for you to spend your well earned points on which add to Jason's tattoos with every unlock. This is given to him after he escapes from Vaas' camp at the beginning of the game. The combat system is excellent I really can't find any faults with it. Upgradable weapons and a crafting system to allow you to carry more weapons, ammo and money. There are plenty more items to craft. You do this by skinning animals for the specific item, sorry animal lovers.

crafting system


If you are wondering "well what else can I do in this game besides mission?" well a lot is my answer as you can do plenty of other quests such as hunting for skins, getting collectables such as relics, wanted missions, races and many more. Two major side missions in the game are radio towers and enemy outposts. Of course, these are optional but they make the game a lot easier once you have taken over these. The radio towers unlock a certain part of the map surrounding that tower and outpost enable you to fast travel to outposts you have taken.

I recommend this game to anyone, even if they don't like shooters, because the story line is like watching a movie - it's that amazing.

Good points:
-Great storyline to keep you hooked.
-A wide variety of missions to allow you not to get bored.
-Voice acting and characters are realistic.
-You can play it how you want.
-Graphics are beautiful.

Bad points:
-Honestly you will need to tell me your bad points, as I cannot think of one.
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