Overall and Final Verdict
Far Cry 3 is a great game, and I don’t often find myself saying that. Lots of games are good in my eyes, but very few make me want to come back for more and more. The game is an endless adventure, there is always something to do and nothing really feels too repetitive. The story is simple yet enthralling and the characters are unique and fun, especially Vaas. The constant grind to unlock the next communications tower, liberate the next outpost, or find that last animal hide to upgrade your wallet always gives you something to do without becoming stale. There is a lot to remember with the controls, but overall they are simple enough that it doesn’t become frustrating, and the gamepad support is always a plus in my eyes. The graphics range from stunning to adequate and the environment is fun to explore. The audio turns the rest of the game into a piece of artwork for the ages, and even the voice acting, which wasn’t as good as the music and white noise, was still good enough to feel real.
Normally I am not an advocate for running out and buying a brand new game. I always wait until the game hits the right price on steam or some other store before I pick it up, but this is one of those rare cases where the right price is whatever it is listed at right now. Please do yourself the pleasure and snag a copy of Far Cry 3, you won’t regret it.