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Farcry 3 by Ubisoft

I really enjoyed the first 2 Farcry games and this third installment is the best of them all!

According to Steam I spent 68 hours playing through Farcry 3 at the Normal difficulty level and unlike most games it felt like a lot less than that. It felt like I blew right through it even though I completed almost every side quest and collected most of the Runes and Letters. I look forward to playing it through later on a harder difficulty level.

The most enjoyable aspects of the game for me were the challenge of taking over the Pirate and Mercenary held encampments. I would scout them out then formulate a plan which would work perfectly about half the time, the other half the plan would fall apart spectacularly leaving me to deal with multiple waves of bad guys and even helicopters a couple of times. Good times :)

I didn’t like the scenes where all of my control was taken away or when the graphics were played with to give the impression of being drugged or in a rage… those just didn’t work. Also, climbing the towers got kind of old, the twitchy jumping and climbing became very tedious.

For around $30 I think Farcry 3 is a great game and with its low system requirements I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a FPS fix.

I bought this game on sale from Steam and played it in Windows 8 using a MacBook Pro in Bootcamp.

From the publisher:

Far Cry 3 is an open world first-person shooter set on an island unlike any other. A place where heavily armed warlords traffic in slaves. Where outsiders are hunted for ransom. And as you embark on a desperate quest to rescue your friends, you realize that the only way to escape this darkness… is to embrace it

I rate this game a 9 out of 10, very close to a 10 out of 10 and recommend it to anyone who love first-person shooters.

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