Should I buy Farcry 3?

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#1 Posted by AP3Xoblivion (11 posts) -
I've been on the fence lately with buying new games, but this looks like it could be a very enjoyable experience. I'm not exactly picky and don't mind overlooking bugs, I mean hell I enjoyed Two Worlds 1&2 haha. Just wondering how the game mechanics are and if everything works well and is enjoyable to play. I'd love to get some input :)
#2 Posted by BadNewsBen (1493 posts) -
Yes. The game can last you close to 100 hours if you want it to, and it never really stops being fun.
#3 Posted by AP3Xoblivion (11 posts) -
Good, the longer the better. I'm always a fan of side quests and mindless exploration, hence my love of Bethesda games.
#4 Posted by Soulreavercross (19890 posts) -

Good, the longer the better. I'm always a fan of side quests and mindless exploration, hence my love of Bethesda games.AP3Xoblivion
Don't expect a lot of side quests. There are some in the game, but they are few . Mindless exploration and collectables...you will get a lot of that :wink: (plus the collectables are marked on the map so all the better)

#5 Posted by Rattlesnake_8 (18415 posts) -
The game is good, you should get it.
#6 Posted by CTR360 (7376 posts) -
far cry 3 its amazing go for it
#7 Posted by AP3Xoblivion (11 posts) -

[QUOTE="AP3Xoblivion"]Good, the longer the better. I'm always a fan of side quests and mindless exploration, hence my love of Bethesda games.Soulreavercross

Don't expect a lot of side quests. There are some in the game, but they are few . Mindless exploration and collectables...you will get a lot of that :wink: (plus the collectables are marked on the map so all the better)

Now that's something I can get into ;) collectibles are always an enjoyment to get in most games. So judging from all this I'm definitely picking it up after work. Thanks everyone :)
#8 Posted by ristactionjakso (6115 posts) -

Yes. Just yes.

#9 Posted by Rabantha (13 posts) -
Honestly......I'd wait and save yourself some money. I got insane edition on DoR and was very disappointed. Making maps is limited, you can no longer host your own lobbies to get yours and or your friends maps into circulation and the main multiplayer is broken imo. Takes ages to find games and when you do it isn't all that impressive. Campaign IS amazing, but can you justify spending that amount on a game just for a single player experience which will only last around 40hrs or so? (And yes I did all side quests etc before anybody starts hating on me)
#10 Posted by ristactionjakso (6115 posts) -

Honestly......I'd wait and save yourself some money. I got insane edition on DoR and was very disappointed. Making maps is limited, you can no longer host your own lobbies to get yours and or your friends maps into circulation and the main multiplayer is broken imo. Takes ages to find games and when you do it isn't all that impressive. Campaign IS amazing, but can you justify spending that amount on a game just for a single player experience which will only last around 40hrs or so? (And yes I did all side quests etc before anybody starts hating on me)Rabantha
lol, 40 hours is a pretty good length for any adventure game. Especially a FPS that has really smooth controls and graphics.

#11 Posted by Rabantha (13 posts) -

[QUOTE="Rabantha"]Honestly......I'd wait and save yourself some money. I got insane edition on DoR and was very disappointed. Making maps is limited, you can no longer host your own lobbies to get yours and or your friends maps into circulation and the main multiplayer is broken imo. Takes ages to find games and when you do it isn't all that impressive. Campaign IS amazing, but can you justify spending that amount on a game just for a single player experience which will only last around 40hrs or so? (And yes I did all side quests etc before anybody starts hating on me)ristactionjakso

lol, 40 hours is a pretty good length for any adventure game. Especially a FPS that has really smooth controls and graphics.

I'm not saying it's terrible, however. . . .Considering I bashed out about 100+ on FC2, and don't forget those 40 on FC3 include quite a few hours of poker and other mini games.......I'd say the story missions alone would amount to about 6 - 8hrs?? Which, if the multiplayer was good, wouldn't matter. But imo I think this is only worth buying for campaign but I would not shell out over £15 for it ($25? - Dunno where anybody is from)
#12 Posted by Vari3ty (11111 posts) -

Definitely. I'd say it's the best open world FPS I've ever played, and certainly one of the better shooters of late.

#13 Posted by Serial_Killa (0 posts) -

Treat yourself. Game is awesome and worth whatever you pay.

#14 Posted by Pffrbt (6596 posts) -

I wouldn't recommend it. It doesn't take long for the game to get overly repetitious and boring. There's not enough variety or depth for the game to support it's scope.

#15 Posted by Pffrbt (6596 posts) -

Campaign IS amazing, but can you justify spending that amount on a game just for a single player experience which will only last around 40hrs or so?Rabantha

I would consider a 40 hour campaign that's amazing to more than justify the price of a game. However I've only played 12 hours of the campaign and it's so incredibly boring I can't be motivated to continue.

#16 Posted by sukraj (23818 posts) -

get it the game is real sweet imo.

#17 Posted by AP3Xoblivion (11 posts) -
Honestly......I'd wait and save yourself some money. I got insane edition on DoR and was very disappointed. Making maps is limited, you can no longer host your own lobbies to get yours and or your friends maps into circulation and the main multiplayer is broken imo. Takes ages to find games and when you do it isn't all that impressive. Campaign IS amazing, but can you justify spending that amount on a game just for a single player experience which will only last around 40hrs or so? (And yes I did all side quests etc before anybody starts hating on me)Rabantha
I took your advice and Gamefly'd it first. Thank you for the most honest non-hype opinion :)
#18 Posted by xOMGITSJASONx (2634 posts) -

Yes yes and yes. I made almost 200 gameplay videos for my VGS youtube channel just for Far Cry 3. The game is immense and diverse. Where else can you jump a four wheeler off a cliff onto a tiger and skydive into a nice wingsuit parachute landing?

#19 Posted by Pffrbt (6596 posts) -

Yes yes and yes. I made almost 200 gameplay videos for my VGS youtube channel just for Far Cry 3. The game is immense and diverse. Where else can you jump a four wheeler off a cliff onto a tiger and skydive into a nice wingsuit parachute landing?

xOMGITSJASONx

When does the diversity come in?

#20 Posted by SoAmazingBaby (2807 posts) -
Thinking about it too
#21 Posted by Lanezy (2438 posts) -

I wouldn't recommend it. It doesn't take long for the game to get overly repetitious and boring. There's not enough variety or depth for the game to support it's scope.

Pffrbt

I kind of agree.

While the game gives you this huge world to mess around with, it's not very memorable in any way. On top of that, the side missions definitely get repetitive after awhile.

The story is interesting and it does have excellent characters, but everything else that surrounds the main storyline is rather bland and uninspired (Assassin's Creed towers=Far Cry 3 radio towers).

#22 Posted by zombehhhhh (452 posts) -

Buy it. Great game. I'd say its second best of 2012 after Halo 4.

#23 Posted by PurpleSmile (1068 posts) -
yes. its amazing. get it. thats all you need to know :P
#24 Posted by BlueToofGangsta (5 posts) -
If you dont mind bugs, which Far Cry 3 has PLENTY of, then you will probly enjoy it. I personally couldnt look past the graphics always popping in unexpectedly
#25 Posted by JoeGamer1234 (68 posts) -

[QUOTE="Pffrbt"]

I wouldn't recommend it. It doesn't take long for the game to get overly repetitious and boring. There's not enough variety or depth for the game to support it's scope.

Lanezy

I kind of agree.

While the game gives you this huge world to mess around with, it's not very memorable in any way. On top of that, the side missions definitely get repetitive after awhile.

The story is interesting and it does have excellent characters, but everything else that surrounds the main storyline is rather bland and uninspired (Assassin's Creed towers=Far Cry 3 radio towers).

This sums it up.
#26 Posted by Mo-licious (600 posts) -
Very fun game. Go for it! :)
#27 Posted by Pffrbt (6596 posts) -

Does the game force the sex scene on you?

#28 Posted by Patrickbrown56 (891 posts) -

Of everything I played in 2013, Farcry 3 was my favorite game.

That being said, I don't completely disagree with everyone's comments. The game does get kind of stale half way through, especially once you travel to the second island in the game. I began to lose interest once I travelled to the second island, and haven't picked it back up yet.

I have gotten some enjoyment out of the co-op missions though, and they can take some time to complete. Playing with just myself and my roommate, we normally take at least 45 minutes to complete a co-op mission, and that's even playing on easy mode.

Another positive of owning the game is if you're an achievement hunter. I like to try to get 100% in every game I play, but that can be difficult when you get a game from Gamefly, especially when multiple achievements involve collectibles. I like to go back and earn achievements when I find the game fun again, and ownership is a big bonus there.

Overall I strongly recommend Farcry 3, and think it's a game everyone should play. However, I think it's completely reasonable and worthwhile to wait for a price drop. I just happened to get the game as a Christmas gift, so the price was irrelevant to me :)

#29 Posted by Pffrbt (6596 posts) -

Overall I strongly recommend Farcry 3, and think it's a game everyone should play.

Patrickbrown56

Why? I don't think the game does anything noteworthy at all.

#30 Posted by sukraj (23818 posts) -

Does the game force the sex scene on you?

Pffrbt

its full on sex

#31 Posted by Patrickbrown56 (891 posts) -

[QUOTE="Patrickbrown56"]

Overall I strongly recommend Farcry 3, and think it's a game everyone should play.

Pffrbt

Why? I don't think the game does anything noteworthy at all.

It doesn't do "anything" noteworthy? You may have not enjoyed the game or thought it was particularly innovative, but it does a number of things which I believe are noteworthy. It has great graphics, smooth controls, and an interesting enough story (much better than most FPS). It has the essentials of most modern open world games (quests, collectibles, etc.) and I believe it executes very well on all cylinders. I believe Farycry 3 is one of, if not the best, open world FPS I've ever played. The only games I consider to give it any competition are Borderlands 1 & 2. I believe a number of people would agree with me since it won GameSpot's People's Choice GOTY. Why do you feel it does nothing noteworthy?