My issue is, I don't normally like jumping straight into a series at numbers more than 1 because of the story matters and some of the lore and whatever. But I also find it very difficult to truly enjoy a game that is old.
Like when you experience a game for the first time you will like is or dislike it but the mechanics will generally be cutting edge for the time. Fast forward five years and the games of old really start to show their age.
I for example never played Diablo 1 when it was first released but now I can't get into it because of simply how old the game is. The limitations of the movement, limitations of the interface and inventory system for example. Doom is fun but gives an hour of fun before giving me a retinal bleed from the planet sized pixels.
Now I know Far Cry 1 is not that old but my point is is it worth going in at 3 to try it? And then going back to 1 and 2? Is it worth going back to 1 and 2 at all? Does it even matter?