A List of Everything Wrong with Far Cry 3
* Fall damage is pretty punishing. This is somewhat offset by your ability to slide down hills without taking damage, but you still might find yourself cratering more often than you would like.
* There are juggernauts/heavies. Personally, I really dislike this type of enemy. They are not plentiful, and you can deal with them easily and creatively enough, but I find them off-putting.
* The save system could be better. It autosaves often enough, and you can opt to save anytime except when mid-mission, but you're only allowed one save slot (in addition to autosave) per game.
I...got nothing else. Everything else about the game is stellar. The gameplay is some of the most fun I've had in years. This is easily in my top 5 games.
When I played, I killed four men back-to-back with a knife, pulled the pin on a grenade attached to the fourth one, and kicked him into a group of other guys.
I shot a bear with an RPG.
I C4'd a shark.
I fired a pistol shot from my hip and shot a helicopter pilot out of the driver seat.
I shot a man with an explosive arrow from 80 m away.
I shot two men while ziplining, and then dropped and knifed a third.
I kited a pack of dingos into an enemy camp, where I released a jaguar, and killed all the enemies without firing a shot.
I fired a sniper round through four enemies who had lined up attacking me (they were four feet away).
I went from a clifftop-tower, to a zipline, to a wingsuit, to a parachute, to a swan dive into the ocean, all in once decent.
I let loose on a technical vehicle with a SPAS-12, and the truck rolled to a stop at my feet; it's passengers slumped to the floor.
I fired a wayward arrow at a passing enemy boat, heard a grunt, saw a man tumble into the water, and saw that I had hit him square int he face.
I molotoved a watchtower, with the sniper still inside, and giggled when he screamed.
I was about to be murdered by an enemy juggernaut, when one of his teammates vehicles sped by out-of control and splattered him across the hood.
I tricked a pyro enemy into flamethrowing a carful of pirates when he was aiming for me.
I did all this completely outside of the campaign itself.
I could go on and on about all the things you can do in Far Cry 3, but they outweight the things you can't do. I will say that the scenery is beautiful, the music is thrilling (and I'm playing it on my radio show, A Fistful of Vinyl) the driving is solid, the shooting is tight, and every kill is satisfying.
I've been a long-time member here, in which time I've never cared enough to give a review, but here is my review of Far Cry 3. Buy this game now.