Monday, 10 December 2012
LADY ELEANOR VIDEO GAME REVIEW: Far Cry 3 - Ubisoft
Release Date: 30/11/12
Beyond the reach of civilization lies a lawless island ruled by violence. This is where you find yourself stranded, caught in a bloody conflict between the island’s psychotic warlords and indigenous rebels. Struggling to survive, your only hope of escape is through the muzzle of a gun.
Discover the island’s dark secrets and take the fight to the enemy; improvise and use your environment to your advantage; and outwit its cast of ruthless, deranged inhabitants. Beware the beauty and mystery of this island of insanity… Where nothing is what is seems, you’ll need more than luck to escape alive.
THE ULTIMATE OPEN WORLD - Create your own FPS action and adventure. Customize your weapons, your skills and your approach to each mission, whether you favor intense run-and-gun action, stealthy close-up takedowns, or long range sniping.
AN ISLAND OF DANGER AND DISCOVERY - Explore a diverse island playground, from mountain ranges to swampy grasslands and white sandy beaches. Discover relics, hunt exotic animals, play mini-games, and travel fast by land, sea or air. Fight your way through the island’s towns, temples, river ports and more.
UNCOVER A MEMORABLE STORY AND AN INSANE CAST OF CHARACTERS - Encounter an engaging and disturbed cast of characters as you take a gritty journey into the dark side of humanity, written by a Writer’s Guild award-winner.
PLAY WITH FRIENDS IN A FULL CO-OP CAMPAIGN - Team up for a 4-player standalone story campaign that will challenge you to be your best and work together to prevail. Experience the island through the eyes of a wayward crew in their own quest to survive against the odds. Play online or split-screen.
A DIFFERENT BREED OF MULTIPLAYER - Far Cry 3’s innovative multiplayer rewards skill and team play. To level-up, players must support each other by boosting with battle cries, reviving teammates, and calling-in team support weapons. After each match, choose to punish or show mercy for your foes in fun and twisted ways with interactive cut scenes.
USE THE MAP EDITOR TO CREATE AND ACCESS NEW CONTENT - The powerful and easy-to-use Far Cry map editor is back, with new and improved features. A community of mapmakers ensures a constant stream of new content, with the best showcased for the world to enjoy. Using map template tools, you can make amazing maps quickly and easily.
OK, after Assassin’s Creed I was looking for a first player game that would let me carry on with the sneaky skills I’d developed and give me something that would not only challenge me but would allow me to take the game the route I wanted. So when I heard about the new Far Cry title I quite fancied it, after all I’d played the first and had a lot of fun sneaking through the jungle, craftily picking off enemies and loved what it offered.
So what does the new game give you?
Well to be honest it’s pretty huge, and that’s not an understatement. It has lots of hunts you can do (to help upgrade your equipment and earn money, allows you to use whichever tactics you like (be it the sneak and run or the full out assault) gives you side missions to further your own goals and to be honest gives you quite a lot of gameplay time with a wonderfully interactive environment. Add to this, skills that you can upgrade as you level up, with something to suit everyone (cleverly added via the various animal totems) which when used in conjunction with your gameplay style really makes it something unique.
Throw into the mix solid voice acting, some great animations and all round I was more than happy, the only thing I’d have liked to have changed would have been to have Robert La Sardo as Vaas, that sort of crazy is something that whilst done well in the game would have really made the character one to stand out for many players. All in great stuff.