I was really disappointed with Assassins Creed 3. They tried to do so much, and it just wasn't fun. Also, the Templar/Assassin thing is getting stretched pretty thin. All of that combined with crappy controls and annoying missions make it a bad game. I loved Far Cry 2 and the new one looks absolutely amazing. Go for it.
I haven't played Far Cry 3. However, Assassin's Creed III was so busted and boring I can't recommend that game to anyone. Maybe it's worth rolling through for academic sake, so long as you don't have to pay full value. I would hold out, Far Cry has been getting a lot of good buzz.
I haven't played AC 3 so I can't say anything about it beside pass on second-hand opinions, but having acquired Far Cry 3 this weekend and subsequently having spent said weekend either playing Far Cry 3 or thinking about Far Cry 3, I can wholeheartedly recommend buying Far Cry 3. It's the closest any video game has come to a fully realised, fully featured fever dream. If you've ever read Lord of the Flies or The Beach, you'll particularly appreciate the descent into savagery that Far Cry 3 is about. Plus, it's absolutely beautiful, even on the creaking console hardware (I'm playing on PS3). The game makes it extremely easy for you to act out your inner savage, that more primitive being that everyone has inside. It's kind of worrying, in a way. Oh well, I'm going to shoot another fucking shark and skin it. Bye!
Who the hell clicked the AC3 option???
Far Cry 3 for sure.
This. AC3 when it came out felt like fans should play it out of obligation to the story. Far Cry 3 seems like a "dude, you have to play this game" type of game. the worst thing I've heard about it is that the console versions aren't up to snuff with the PC version.