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by Jon Edwards (subscribe)
I'm a young writer from Perth, Australia. Here is my blog: I love writing creatively, and I just found reviews extremely enjoyable to write.
Published February 5th 2013
I hadn't played any of the Far Cry games, and I was slightly skeptical when I bought this one. I had seen some footage of the game on Youtube, and that was what inspired me to put money into buying this game. Arguably one of the best decisions I have made.

The graphics were absolutely stunning, the island looks as realistic as you could get in any current game. The characters look intimidating and real, especially Vaas, who I will talk more of later on. The water is the best I have seen in any game to date, and I have played my fair share of games. though with these graphics came some rendering errors, a bit of lag and such because of the extent of it's beauty. It really was out of the league of the average gaming computers capabilities.

The sound quality was also excellent. Intense music made the experience more enjoyable, and with full surround sound headphones, it felt as though I was actually there. Ambient music mimicked the setting, which once again, enticed and created full immersion for the player.

The character development and creation is what set this game aside from other greats such as Skyrim and Halo 4. Vaas is easily the best character I have ever seen, and I have played a lot of games growing up. He was a character you had to hate, but some of the sentences that spewed from his mouth made sense, to a point where he commanded respect. Probably out of fear though, he was absolutely bad-ass. The quote about the definition of insanity was absolutely beautiful, and so poetic. I re-watched it a few times, and this is coming from someone who usually skips cinematics. Not once in Far Cry 3 did I try to skip.

The story line was so compelling, even from the get go. Not once was I bored nor was I disappointed. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone under the age of about 13 years, it is extremely violent, but in an eye opening sort of way. I found that it depicts a problem in our world that is actually occurring in real life, which sends a very powerful message.

I'd give it an 8/10, it was just amazing, and Vaas is the best evil character in any game. I assure you won't be disappointed.
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