First Far Cry 3 reviews coming in

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#1 Posted by Bitronix (40 posts) -

So i've just been checking out the CVG and IGN Far Cry 3 reviews. Interesting they seem to give them similar scores. What are peoples thoughts on it? Be interesting to see if it does live up to the hype, and capture the feeling of a good, sprawling open world first person game.

#2 Posted by BeachThunder (12307 posts) -

:o I was actually considering skipping this, but it seems like a lot of good things are being said about it.

Also; Rock, Paper, Shotgun.

#3 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4469 posts) -

You're really going to make me search for them? Moving the mouse is so much work.

#4 Posted by BonOrbitz (2243 posts) -

I've never played a Far Cry game, but the (numerous) trailers sold me on this game. I'm glad to see the early reviews are making it out to be a great game. Preordering tonight.

#5 Posted by billyhoush (1192 posts) -

I was expecting links and quotes in the thread but alas I was disappointed.

#6 Posted by MildMolasses (3228 posts) -

Not to be a sayer of nay, but let's think about the reviews given for Far Cry 2. Now let's consider the way a lot of people turned on that game and view it as a tedious mess.

#7 Posted by Yummylee (22304 posts) -

Far Cry 3 I think looks pretty good, though I'm still hesitant on what platform to get it on. PC is out of the question and I would ordinarily get it on my PS3... But I dunno, I've gotten so wary of console games (or games in my case) as of late so I really hope the technical aspects will be able to pull through.

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#8 Posted by CaLe (4042 posts) -

The scores are pretty much what I expected. It's a damn shame Ubisoft are restricting the sales in the UK so we can't buy it from Steam. I wanted to give them my money.

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#9 Posted by xMrSunshine (364 posts) -

Here you go you lazy bastards. If that's not enough then just take everyone else's word for it.

PC: http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/far-cry-3/critic-reviews

PS3: http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-3/far-cry-3/critic-reviews

360: http://www.metacritic.com/game/xbox-360/far-cry-3/critic-reviews

I've only actually read the RPS review but it made the game seem really good. I might have to get this day 1. Good thing there something going on later on in the year, I was going to be all bummed out since Borderlands 2 was about the last thing I was particularly excited for.

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#11 Posted by david3cm (636 posts) -

Gameinformer gave it a 9.0, link.

#12 Posted by onarum (2233 posts) -

@MildMolasses said:

Not to be a sayer of nay, but let's think about the reviews given for Far Cry 2. Now let's consider the way a lot of people turned on that game and view it as a tedious mess.

that's because you can't trust most reviews nowadays, I don't even read them anymore, I'll take a quick look/wtf is over a review any day of the week.

Though to be Fair farcry2 was pretty neat in parts, I ended up getting hooked to that game after a while, I even beat the damn thing.

#13 Posted by BeachThunder (12307 posts) -

People that have played Ubisoft games on PC - how is Uplay?

#14 Posted by billyhoush (1192 posts) -

I'm preordering this for PS3. Gotta support the motherland even though I was disappointed by AC3. Plus, I haven't punched a tiger in the face since Yakuza 2.

#15 Posted by onarum (2233 posts) -

@BeachThunder said:

People that have played Ubisoft games on PC - how is Uplay?

It's not that bad, it's a little annoying having yet another client launching FROM steam.. but you can go in offline mode with no problems and play it like that, my only experience is with AC BH though

#16 Posted by BaneFireLord (2967 posts) -

Awesome. Preordering ASAP.

#17 Posted by MonkeyKing1969 (2972 posts) -

Yeah, IGN and EGM gave it good scores, well more like in the great range, so it seems to be off to a nice start. I was planning on getting it, but these scores are helpful all the same. The most interesting comparison will be between Far Cry 3 and the new Tomb Raider in 2013. I think they will share some features in terms of an open world, a similar theme to the story, and some similar game mechanics (exploration/shooting). Therefore, I think the comparison will be very telling when both can be compared side by side.

#18 Posted by believer258 (12110 posts) -

@BeachThunder said:

People that have played Ubisoft games on PC - how is Uplay?

That RockPaperShotgun link you posted earlier says that there's no UbiDRM but you still have to launch it from UPlay, though you can play it offline.

The only time I've used UPlay is to play Driver San Francisco and it seems fine. Didn't cause me any problems.

#19 Posted by Hector (3375 posts) -

Now I know what do with my Toysrus gift card. :)

#20 Posted by Gizmo (5389 posts) -

@billyhoush said:

I'm preordering this for PS3. Gotta support the motherland even though I was disappointed by AC3. Plus, I haven't punched a tiger in the face since Yakuza 2.

Trying to work out your ethnicity... Iranian/French/Turkish?

#21 Posted by Butano (1775 posts) -

@BeachThunder said:

People that have played Ubisoft games on PC - how is Uplay?

It's OK. Played AC: Brotherhood with it and it wasn't too bad. They don't have the always-on DRM anymore, so when I did get disconnected from the internet during the game, I didn't lose any save progress. The only thing that's odd is when you click "Play Game" in Steam, only to be greeted by another online online retailer and asked to click "Play Game" again from it.

#22 Posted by AjayRaz (12465 posts) -

this looks like what i wanted Far Cry 2 to be, and that RPS article confirms that so.. this looks good. i'm low on funds right now but i hope this will make for a nice game over the holiday break

#23 Posted by Kerned (1170 posts) -

@onarum said:

you can't trust most reviews nowadays, I don't even read them anymore, I'll take a quick look/wtf is over a review any day of the week.

#24 Posted by Bitronix (40 posts) -

PC Gamer has a review up too here. I remember the FC2 reviews, i didn't enjoy it as much as they suggested and i felt the whole injecting thing a quirky mechanic that never really fulfilled its potential. Became WAY too much of a chore. Think the problem i always find with massive open words is dynamic content, something Red Dead did really well. That being said, may give it a look in on the PC at some point!

Uplay is Ok, downloaded the client to get used to it, very lame that if you already own Ubi games, you can't tie them into your account for a digital copy yet, or in no way that i've seen. Basically having to buy two copies of any Ubi games you own is lame.

#25 Posted by Tylea002 (2295 posts) -

@Gizmo said:

I can put AI sharks into my custom maps? Huh.

That sentence sold me.

#26 Posted by billyhoush (1192 posts) -

@Gizmo said:

@billyhoush said:

I'm preordering this for PS3. Gotta support the motherland even though I was disappointed by AC3. Plus, I haven't punched a tiger in the face since Yakuza 2.

Trying to work out your ethnicity... Iranian/French/Turkish?

I'm born Canadian so I was referring to Canada as the motherland despite the fact both my parents are old time Yazdi-Zoorastrian Iranians. GO UBISOFT MONTREAL!

#27 Posted by Bitronix (40 posts) -

@CaLe: Is that not a GAME exclusive thing like the deal with THQ for Space Marine last year? Sucks ass if so but then they do like to screw over their customers (everywhere).

#28 Posted by Doctorchimp (4078 posts) -

I can't tell if all this luggage from dead animals that is so prevalent in every review is intentionally or unintentionally funny.

Either way, I'm glad all that weird interesting story stuff is on top of an amazing sandbox.

#29 Posted by Redbullet685 (6068 posts) -

Dammit. Guess I need to get this now. Sounds amazing.

#30 Posted by altairre (1247 posts) -

I normally don't give too much on reviews either but I have to say that the 10 from eurogamer surprised me since they don't give it out that often. It would be quite the turn of events if Far Cry 3 got five stars here on giantbomb in a year where nearly all the big AAA games disappointed to some degree (AC3, Halo, ME3, Black Ops II, Darksiders II, Max Payne 3) and I don't think a lot of people had FC3 on their list (I certainly didn't).

#31 Posted by Solh0und (1832 posts) -

It'll be on my radar December 26th

#32 Posted by Meltac (2006 posts) -

Well, this going on my wishlist for Christmas. Don't see any reason to buy it myself, when its release-date is at that time.

#33 Posted by djou (878 posts) -

I preordered the PC version of the game but was on the fence because of my experience with FC2. The game footage that was trickling out before these reviews was enough to convince me. These reviews just cinch it.

So far it looks like Ubi really addressed the criticisms of FC2, they even moved it back to an island settings. Couldn't be more excited about the game. Really looking forward to sinking some of my free time over the holidays playing through the campaign.

#34 Posted by MarkWahlberg (4606 posts) -

Goddamn if RPS doesn't make it sound like exactly what I was hoping it would be.

@Tylea002 said:

@Gizmo said:

I can put AI sharks into my custom maps? Huh.

That sentence sold me.

Oh dear God yes.

#35 Posted by The_Nubster (2325 posts) -

I'll wait for more reviews after release, and then listen to some podcasts about it and decide whether or not I want it.

#36 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

SHARK PUNCHING! 

#37 Posted by Tearhead (2200 posts) -

These reviews are making me want to buy this game, but I'm still worried because I could only play like 5 hours into Far Cry 2, as that game just felt like a grind with a boring story. I played Far Cry 2 3 years after it came out, though, so maybe it just doesn't age well. I don't know what to do.

#38 Posted by DjDonFrancisco (298 posts) -

Ok, can someone tell me why reviews are coming out for a game that won't be out for another week in EU and another 2 weeks in the US? It's like hey thats awesome that this game is good and all but.....we can't play it. For a while actually.

#39 Posted by Scroll (601 posts) -

@Tearhead: Seems like they listened to a lot of feedback, the world itself seems a lot more interesting and less tedious than Far Cry 2.

#40 Posted by project343 (2837 posts) -

See, Far Cry 2 got spectacular reviews and I still ended up hating it (mostly due to all the minor annoyances). I really hope they push out a demo or something. :\

#41 Posted by PhilipDuck (567 posts) -

Guna go pre-order it tomorrow, was waiting on these reviews to sway me! Should be a delight! :p

#42 Posted by Serpentenema (218 posts) -

I heard that the systems were great, but the tone and the story were wonky as fuck. But I am all for having a fun time in video games and liked Far Cry 2.

#43 Posted by mclakers (125 posts) -

I was holding out to read some reviews, but hot dam , i wasnt expecting this. Just pRe ordered on steam..Cant wait.. halo and hitman will keep me busy till then.

#44 Posted by mclakers (125 posts) -

Dammit, forgot about steam sales....fuck im going to be broke..

#45 Posted by ozzdog12 (864 posts) -

@benji_18: Did I miss something? I thought it came out Dec 4

#46 Posted by Conzed92 (166 posts) -

@billyhoush: Then you must journey to that forsaken island and punch many a killer kittens in their mouths. It is thy duty, as a man!

#47 Posted by MiniPato (2747 posts) -

@project343 said:

See, Far Cry 2 got spectacular reviews and I still ended up hating it (mostly due to all the minor annoyances). I really hope they push out a demo or something. :\

Same here. And honestly, Far Cry 3 looks just like Far Cry 2, except more green. The prospect of an open world first person shooter is only interesting to me if the world itself is interesting like STALKER (though technically not open world). The world in this game just looks like a tropical island full of pirates. Throw in a crafting system where I have to trek all around the world collecting shit to make a healing item or make myself a backpack, then I lose all interest. Didn't interest me in Skyrim and New Vegas, sure as hell doesn't interest me here.

#48 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

I heard some one say Tropical Skyrim and I threw my money at Steam.

#49 Posted by AlexW00d (6389 posts) -

@ozzdog12 said:

@benji_18: Did I miss something? I thought it came out Dec 4

Comes out on November 29th in Europe. We get this game earlier than the US for once. HOW THE TIDES HAVE TURNED.

#50 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

Far Cry 2 got good reviews so that means I can never trust Far Cry reviews.

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