I’m currently playing (among others) the Far Cry 3 Classic Edition on the Playstation 4 because I’ve been battling my backlog.
One thing can already be said; Far Cry 3 deserves its own review and is a great game, but today I am „only“ to have some nice details this game offers!
Let’s start with the healing animation right away. If protagonist and „adventure vacationer“ Jason no Medikits or similar has some ready-made first aid sequences. The interesting thing is the variance of the scene. For example, if Jason falls from a certain height and injures himself, a bone fracture will be treated. In animal attacks Krass / bite wounds are connected and if hit by bullets, shrapnel or similar, the projectiles are pulled out of the body. This may not sound particularly spectacular BUT I love these details and commendable for having thought of how to implement such a sequence into gameplay at Ubisoft!
A tradition, besides the healing animation, is the fire. Weapons such as flamethrowers and / or Molotov cocktails always provide entertainment in the Far Cry games. Even though the extent of fires has been scaled back compared to the second part, it still looks very impressive when larger areas are in flames. By that I do not mean that it’s fun to bunch the Far Cry games, but the high-quality animations of the fire and how it understandably spreads.
However, what Far Cry 3 raises above the clover and thus heads to the top of the series is the main character Jason. Sure Rogue Vaas may be the figurehead of Far Cry 3 but compared to other offshoots in the series, the third part has a real protagonist with character that evolves as the story progresses. He speaks, pursues goals and leads dialogues with other people. Since other Far Cry games are lacking in interesting protagonists, Part 3 is an outstanding part of the franchise.
To the final, a visual detail. The underwater world of Far Cry 3 looks great and above all realistic, with different shades of blue, depending on the depth of the water. In addition, there are occasional shark attacks that come completely unexpectedly.
I like Far Cry 3. The game is full of great details and is an outstanding part of the high quality standard of the series. Meanwhile, I can understand much better why this part is so popular and I’m looking forward to writing the review about this game.
That’s it from my side. We read in the next post!