If you missed my blog post entitled “My Final Thoughts on Final Fantasy IX” then check it out. In it I discuss my time with the game, the characters I enjoyed the most, and where I ultimately ended in the game at.
For my next game I pondered the following five games on Twitter: Crysis 3, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, Far Cry 3, Goldeneye: Reloaded, and Saints Row 3. I asked others to nudge me in a direction of one of those games with a reason or two. It wasn’t a straight popular vote. I received a couple for Enslaved and Saints Row 3, but it was Far Cry 3 which got most of the attention. That’s what I ended up going with.
My first hour of playing Far Cry 3 was a bit rough. Even though other games have done this before, I wasn’t used to the partial health recharging that’s in this game. By this I mean that the health bar is segmented and will only recharge segments that are somewhat drained. Health packs are needed for any segments which are completely empty. There’s also a skill upgrade which will allow for a segment to refill if no packs are available at the time they’re needed. It will just take a little longer.
Another gripe I have with Far Cry 3 is the driving. I can’t see where I am on the road very well and it only has driving in first-person. Because of this hindrance I tried to avoid an oncoming vehicle while in a supply truck on a narrow road with rocks on one side and a cliff on the other. Needless to say I failed spectacularly. I ended up driving over the rocks turning the truck, which doesn’t drive very good anyway, on it’s side. Then it slid off the road and over the cliff killing my character in an explosion (Hollywood oily rags included).
Hunting to craft things is easier than it initially feels like it’ll be. Some animals are difficult to find once on the land mark on the map. However, deer are super easy to find on their land. I had spotted 12 on my screen at one time.
I’m slowly getting into the game. I thought I could go into it acting more like Rambo than I actually am allowed. I can blame the demo for the standalone Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon for that. That game doesn’t allow for such tactics either, but the aesthetics gave me the feeling you could. So much for learning the easy way.
Thanks for reading and have a good one!