A far cry from the best game of 2012. A step backwards from Far Cry 2 in open world gaming.
I was a fan of the open world of Far Cry 2 and was looking forward to an even better game in Far Cry 3 but instead it became overly complicated and with restricted paths and check points, there are other FPS out there that do that so much better. You can't call it open world if you can't step out off the mission path to explore a side path and come back to it later. Step off the mission path in Far Cry 3 and the mission fails. If you got suckered into like me and feel the need to get something back for your money you could try just set the game play to easy and walk through one pointless mission after another.
Try Dishonored at lease it offers a new and interesting world and game play but does not pretend to be something it isn't.