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Completed Far Cry 3. Had so much fun with it, decided to go on and get the Platinum while I was at it. The story was decent and kept me interested enough, but it was the gameplay that kept me coming back and striving forward. The way this game lets you accomplish your objective any way you want to is great and that is one thing I love about games that really allow you to tackle any situation the way you want. If you want to be stealthy, you can. But if things don't go according to plan, you can fight your way out of a bad situation if you have the right tools on you. I always had an assault rifle, shotgun, light machine gun, and a sniper rifle (modded with a zoom scope and sound suppressor). The sniper rifle was usually always the first weapon I would use before attacking outposts. Eliminate the enemy silently, then try to get to the alarms to disable them. If I couldn't get to them, then I would snipe them and then the rest of the enemy. Occassionally, things wouldn't go to plan and s*** whould hit the fan. Which wasn't a problem. I would just pull out the shotgun or the other weapons in my arsenal, and get busy. There was never a situation where I felt frustrated in this game. If I died, I knew it was because I had messed up.
Great environment in this game. The jungles, beaches, and ocean just looked great. And dealing with the wildlife could bring unexpected situations. Case in point, I was swimming to get behind this outpost so I could attack from the portside, and damn alligator got ahold of me and I ended up having to stab his ass to death. That was the awesome thing about traveling by foot. You could be sitting in the bushes doing recon on an outpost and then blam! A damn tiger would try to make you breakfast! That unpredictability of the game in that aspect was just exciting.
I'm not a fan of FPSs, but FPSs with RPG elements I am a fan of. This is one of those games you shouldn't miss. Like I said, the story is decent, but interesting enough to keep you involved (especially with the way the villains are presented, Hoyt and Vaas are great). It is the gameplay that will keep you coming back. I'd easily give this game a 9.0. I fully recommend it.
So I started playing Far Cry 3 last weekend. Good grief! The map is huge! And there is a ton of stuff to do! I feel like this is almost a 1st-person version of Red Dead Redemption (when comparing the amount of distractions that can pull you away from the main quest). It's going to take me forever to complete this game. *sigh*
Okay, so I know what some of you might be saying, "What the hell took you so long to play Bioshock?" Well...ummm...well...ok, that doesn't matter. What does matter is that I have finally played it! When I purchased Bioshock Infinite, I had no clue that the PS3 version came with the very first Bioshock. So because of that, I went on and purchased Bioshock 2 as well (for a good ol' $8 thanks to Amazon). So I'll be able to experience the whole series.
When I first started Bioshock, I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to complete it. For some reason, I just wasn't getting into it. So I had to pull myself back for a minute and remember that the game released 6 years ago. And when thinking about that, the game definitely was deserving of the praise it got. I also started to enjoy it more the further I got along. The more plasmids, more perks, more weapons that came along; the more I enjoyed it. Though the wrench was pretty much my go-to tool the whole game, along with Insect Swarm and Incinerate. I only used my weapons on Big Daddies and the final boss. My wrench was just crazy strong because I used all the perks for it and also did the research photos to increase damage to enemy types. So there was really no use to not keep going with a good thing. Nothing like bashing an enemy in the head with a wrench. The environments certainly made you feel like you were in a city deep under sea. Exploring never felt like a chore. You could either go straight to the goal or look around. Looking around often brought rewards though. Whether it was a new plasmid, first-aid kits, EVE, or a machine to upgrade your guns. The voice work was solid and some of the characters were certainly interesting. Especially Andrew Ryan. Glad I got around to playing the game. Definitely looking forward to playing Bioshock Infinite even more now.
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May 15, 2013 3:33 pm GMTSavoyPrime gave Far Cry 3 a score of 9.0
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Apr 21, 2013 3:58 pm GMTSavoyPrime gave BioShock a score of 9.5
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