I wish they would let go of the 'Far Cry' moniker. It's kind of an insult to Crytek's original work.
Spare me all this drivel about Far Cry 3's story. Far Cry's story may have been weak (although it certainly made up for it elsewhere), but Far Cry 3's was painfully
bad. That is, I found myself actually feeling embarrassed on it's behalf. It's like a 13 year old school kid's fantasy - drugs and sex clumsily thrown in, in a futile attempt to lend the game some maturity, along with the terrible brostep score (One of the few games I've played where I've been compelled to turn off the music altogether).
I'm sick of this reluctant hero bollocks too. Is this some kind of weak attempt to justify the inevitably unreasonable video game body count? "Oh, he didn't want to kill
, he was forced into it..." This doesn't make the carnage to come any more plausible. All this means is that we have to listen to a bunch of contrived whining and moaning from the protagonist for the first 15 minutes of the game, following which he spontaneously becomes an expert in weapon handling and proceeds to kill with reckless abandon. In the end it would have been less absurd if they'd taken the classic 'hero is conveniently ex-military' route. Far Cry 3 made me feel more inclined to kill Jason Brody than the damned enemies. Comparing far Cry 3 to the more conventional FPS approach taken in Crysis, who would I rather play as? The elite soldier, or pathetic, drug addled Jersey Shore muppet? Hmm, that's a tough choice...
I have to admit that for me, on a few occasions, Far Cry 3 somehow managed to capture a bit of the original Far Cry 'feeling', but it never held it for long, and the game is but a shadow of what Far Cry was in 2004.
The game also had the fakest fake German accent I've heard in a long time. Whatever points it might have gained from the competent Vaas voice talent, it loses for the terrible German and New Zealand (?) NPC voicing.Edited by Oubadah - 3/22/14 at 12:45am