Far Cry 3 - 9/10
I just posted this earlier, but I want to post some things about it after having finished it. I'm really bored.
For me this game was fairly tough. I beat Bioshock 2, Fallout 3 and Uncharted 2 on the hardest difficulty settings. This one for me was harder than Uncharted 2 on Crushing easily.
I only had one of the ammo upgrades, so maybe that adds to it. I was only on "Medium". One part I died about 8 times in a row and I was forced to change it to easy to pass it.
There's a ton of cheap deaths for sure. Another problem is that I rarely made any attempt to buy syringes or craft them.
The storyline is lame and Jason is one character I hated. Like another person said earlier, I also wanted to punch him in the face every time he talked. He felt like Pee Wee Herman turning into Rambo. Wasn't very convincing.
The Citra thing was also a stupid storyline..
All the boss fights are TERRIBLE. What moron decided to come up with these lame ideas. CGI boss fights with button tapping should not even exist.
I'll admit that I had a lot of fun playing (rushing) through the story. The treasure hunting sections went on way too long though.
There is really no incentive to explore and craft that much. As long as you have the basics that seems like enough.
I did get 13/18 towers or so but just because of being able to get better guns. Getting up those is just annoying and no fun. Waste of time. I fell from the top a couple of times due to the stupid 1st person camera.
The skills felt mostly pointless. Only a few of them seemed helpful. Wow, being able to shoot from a wire is a skill you can upgrade? Why? I could imagine one area in the game where that would be useful.
I can't say it enough but most of the story and bad guys were awful. Especially the lack of decent dialogue from everyone. I can't believe some of the crap they came up with. It seems someone had watched too many movies.
The actual combat is OK, but Uncharted 2 did it way better. Every minute of combat/shooting in that game was fun.
Somehow the guns were not that good. There was not really anything that special until the 2nd island. I did love the shotgun that shoots 3 times in a row quickly though.
My main problem though is that everything in the game just got on my nerves and annoyed me. The fuel supply level is especially annoying.
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I went with the good ending. It's kind of sad how these days we can play a video game where we can slit our girlfriend's throat with a special button press. Oh and then have sex and get stabbed in the stomach and die.
I would never let my children play this game (don't have any anyway).
Violence overdose really and by the end the game left me with a sick feeling.
Citra saying she loved me before dying was the stupidest thing in the world. Yeah sure...but yet you would have killed me.
Sooo...by the end I was so glad it was over. When it ended I was glad to never play it again.
9/10 seems too high, but for what there is that's fair. As long as you can forgive it's lame storyline. With more polish this could have been pretty impressive.
I think this game would be worth the $60, but I rented it for a few days with Redbox.
Hopefully Tombraider is better.