I was willing to give it a pass and a polite dismissal based on its less-than-appealing E3 showing; it didn’t look like anything special besides Call of Duty in the jungle with more knife action. But then again, almost everything this past E3 looked like some variant/bastard child of CoD and Uncharted, so I hope you’ll forgive me for being a little jaded. Still, the fact that my brother hyped up the game to an insane degree -- i.e. saying “Far Cry 3 is gonna be so awesome” in the same tone he’d used to describe Darksiders 2, Borderlands 2 and Resident Evil 6 -- didn’t inspire much confidence. Doubly so when he mentioned the co-op option; I started having PTSD flashbacks to RE6 and its room full of explosive Beyblades.
So Far Cry’s been out for a while now. What do I think of it? Well, let's see if I can sum it up in three points. This should be a piece of cake.
1) Ignore multiplayer. It completely misses the point of the single-player game.
2) I like the campaign.
3) The campaign is notably flawed from the outset.
This is a game that’s incredibly easy to nitpick and chide. Incredibly easy. But you know what? It’s not a deal-breaker. Well, not yet at least.