#1 Posted by ZGoon (215 posts) -

Just got me a new job and rewarding myself by picking up a new game next week. Just want one for now so I want to make a good choice. I am thinking Far Cry 3, Hitman Absolution or Halo 4. Any other suggestions are welcome. Would most likely be on 360 unless one of them runs better on PS3. Just wanted some outside opinions! Thanks in advance!

#2 Posted by handlas (2545 posts) -

Hard to say unless I know what you like to play.... but after a quick gander through your achievements it seems like Halo 4 is the obvious answer. No? I thought the campaign was great and MP is fun.

#3 Posted by ZGoon (215 posts) -

@handlas: I was pretty sure that was what I wanted but then I watched the Far Cry 3 quick look and got really stoked for that. Also I recently played Halo 4 at a friends house and realized I am kinda bored with the same halo formula. Also love the Hitman games.

#4 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6077 posts) -

Haven't played Halo, was turned off of Hitman, but am really hyped for Far Cry 3. So uh, that one I guess.

#5 Posted by BonOrbitz (2089 posts) -

Far Cry 3 looks very, very exciting.

#6 Posted by FierceDeity (344 posts) -

Halo 4 would probably be the best in terms of graphics and replayability. In the Far Cry 3 quick look the guys complained about the 360 version's frame rate but I'm not sure if it's that just relative to the PC experiences they had been having or if that's actually a major issue.

#7 Posted by BaneFireLord (2878 posts) -

Hitman's fine, but I think Far Cry will give you the most bang for your buck in terms of sheer amounts of content.

#8 Posted by believer258 (11035 posts) -

@FierceDeity said:

Halo 4 would probably be the best in terms of graphics and replayability. In the Far Cry 3 quick look the guys complained about the 360 version's frame rate but I'm not sure if it's that just relative to the PC experiences they had been having or if that's actually a major issue.

It looked pretty bad. OP, I would wait to see if the PS3 version of FC3 runs any better. It probably won't - it will probably be worse - but I would find out first. If you're fine with a bad framerate then Far Cry 3. Otherwise, start saving for a PC.

#9 Posted by crusader8463 (14305 posts) -

XCom. I know you didn't list it as an option so I will assume it was just an oversight and is always the choice when people make these threads. Far Cry looks like it will last the longest of the ones you listed so I vote that. Halo 4 looks like more of the same and I got tired of hitman a few hours in.

#10 Posted by IzzyGraze (838 posts) -

I would say Farcry. If I had money and a good computer, that would be the one i would get.

#11 Posted by FunkasaurasRex (847 posts) -
@ZGoon

@handlas: I was pretty sure that was what I wanted but then I watched the Far Cry 3 quick look and got really stoked for that. Also I recently played Halo 4 at a friends house and realized I am kinda bored with the same halo formula. Also love the Hitman games.

If you're genuinely tired of Halo games you may wanna pass, though its worth noting that the multiplayer plays quite a bit differently than previous games. Longtime Hitman fans don't seem too enamoured with the newest iteration but it seems to be a fairly solid game. Far Cry looks pretty fantastic but it appears to run somewhat poorly on consoles compared to PC.

Personally I'd say Halo is your best bet if you aren't too tired of the formula, otherwise give Far Cry a shot.
#12 Posted by Grillbar (1772 posts) -

first of congratulations on your new job.

i love every second with hitman. farcry looks really interesting but from what i heard from the QL and other places is that its only decent on consoles, and you need a beast of a pc to play it on max.

have no opinion on halo but i have only heard good things about it.

dont know what games you have but i would recommend xcom, and a bunch of other games that has already come out and you can properly get them on the cheap to

#13 Posted by fox01313 (5032 posts) -

Out of those 3, seems that between the multiplayer & the insane single player moments that Far Cry3 is the way to go.

#14 Posted by Peanut (952 posts) -

@crusader8463 said:

XCom. I know you didn't list it as an option so I will assume it was just an oversight and is always the choice when people make these threads.

#15 Posted by fuzzybunny566 (440 posts) -

Descent

#16 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

All fine games but if you're tired of the same old same old when it comes to Halo games then Far Cry 3 is the next step. 
Hitman Absolution is a fantastic game but I'm willing to bet there's way more content in Far Cry 3 
 
Except for people like me making Contracts in Hitman but still! 
Also, Vaas is a fucking awesome character and he's in Far Cry 3 so.. it wins 

#17 Posted by Zekhariah (694 posts) -

@ZGoon said:

Just got me a new job and rewarding myself by picking up a new game next week. Just want one for now so I want to make a good choice. I am thinking Far Cry 3, Hitman Absolution or Halo 4. Any other suggestions are welcome. Would most likely be on 360 unless one of them runs better on PS3. Just wanted some outside opinions! Thanks in advance!

Wait a bit for more Farcry 3 reviews (maybe next Bombcast?). So far that looks like the best choice (unless your all in for Halo 4 mutliplayer). Especially if you do not get to purchase games frequently, and are looking for something with a longer tail.

#18 Posted by Little_Socrates (5649 posts) -

Either Far Cry 3 or Halo 4.

I made the choice for those two over Hitman.

#19 Posted by Snowboarder75 (43 posts) -

The Far Cry not so quick look sold me. I went out and Preordered it that day.

#20 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (4428 posts) -

Magic Tattoo,Sharks,,Vaas.That's all I'm saying.

#21 Posted by SharkEthic (945 posts) -

Far Cry 3 by a huge margin!

#22 Posted by jdh5153 (1034 posts) -

Halo 4 will last you longer than any of those games. Not only do you get a great campaign that's fun solo and co-op (two play throughs right there), you get Spartan Ops, which includes a new co-op 'episode' (consisting of 5 chapters) every week, and last but certainly not least you've got multiplayer which will easily net you 1,000 gameplay hours of the next few years.

#23 Posted by Sackmanjones (4609 posts) -
@jdh5153: What branch of Microsoft do you work at?
#24 Posted by ZGoon (215 posts) -

I just ordered Far Cry 3. Thanks for the input, people. I always enjoy hearing your guyses opinions on this stuff! I will probably grab halo and hitman eventually also... just wait until they are cheaper.

#25 Posted by fuzzypumpkin (380 posts) -

FarCry 3 seems like it's gonna be great from all of the reviews and the quick look. Hitman was okay, but not on the level of Blood Money. Halo 4 is pretty fuggin good so far for me as well.

#26 Posted by Zuldim (287 posts) -

@TheManWithNoPlan said:

Magic Tattoo,Sharks,,Vaas.That's all I'm saying.

The villain for Far Cry 4 should just be Vaas, transported into the body of a shark, via a magic tattoo. GOTY. Game of forever!