YMMV / Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

  • Awesome Music: The game's entire soundtrack is a magnificent tribute to the 80's.
  • Broken Base: Many people who played Far Cry 3 loved this cheesy, testosterone-fueled, 80's nostalgia-fest. However, many others complained it was "extremely stupid" and even created a formal petition asking for main game story DLC.
    • However this seems to be only a Vocal Minority as most seem to find Blood Dragon better. The facts that there are already talks of a sequel support this.
    • The split is largely between gamers who grew up in the '80s (And as such get the references and nostalgia better) and more modern gamers of the '90s and the 2000s, who think of it as a bit too... nutty, and just can't wrap their head around how this is supposed to be connected to Far Cry 3.
      • And gamers from the latter era who, even though they think it's completely incomprehensible, still love it and think it's hilarious.
  • Complete Monster: Colonel Ike Sloan, the Big Bad of this post-apocalyptic, stand-alone expansion, was once the leader of cybernetically enhanced soldiers, and the ideal hero, but upon learning that America and the Communists are making a peace agreement, he goes rogue with his soldiers. Enhancing himself with the blood of the Blood Dragons, Sloan considered himself the strongest and best suited to be leader. He plots to use the blood to enhance nukes which he'll launch all over the worlds, resulting in a new apocalypse and then he’ll build a world where the strong rule over the weak, with him as supreme leader. When he first encounters two of his former soldiers, Sergeant Rex "Power" Colt and Lieutenant T.T. "Spider" Brown, he kills Spider and later praises Rex for killing some of his men, as he sees it as culling the ranks of his weaker soldiers.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: "Send for a medic, so I can kill him, too!"
  • Ear Worm: Power Glove's soundtrack is bound to stick with you for a while. Special mention goes to Warzone, which sounds close to the theme of The Terminator.
  • Game Breaker:
    • The Kobracon with Explosive Rounds. This basically makes all its shots explosive and deal incredible damage, being able to instantly explode trucks (and everybody inside), deal very good damage to the Heavy units, and also kill Blood Dragons within a few shots to their weakpoint. Put in Semi-Auto fire, and increased magazine for even more breakage. Its only downside is that the shots tend to accidentally kill hostages via the explosions.
    • The Galleria 1991 once it's been upgraded with four barrels and incendiary rounds is hilariously overpowered. At close range, it can even chew through a blood dragon's life bar in ridiculously short order.
  • Genius Bonus: "Aaah! It's an exothermic chemical reaction!" (He means fire).
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Back during Yahtzee's review of Far Cry 3 he made a joke about how you don't unlock the "magic pussy laser" (Yahtzee uses a picture of a tiger shooting lasers out of its eyes to illustrate this idea) until the end of the game. Amusingly Rex does unlock a magic laser during the end of the game, the Killstar device which allows him to fire a massive death ray from his left hand along with the Battle Armored Dragon Assault Strike System which is a dinosaur that does shoot lasers out of its eyes.
  • Ho Yay: Rex and Spider. The opening scene between the two of them should spell it out pretty well.
  • Most Wonderful Sound: The sound Rex makes when he levels up and do the horn sign with this metal hand.
  • Narm Charm: It's an over-the-top parody of cheesy 80's action movies. This game wouldn't even be half as good as it is if weren't so incomprehensibly stupid.
  • Spiritual Licensee: It's one of the best Duke Nukem games ever made. Deliberately cheesy one-liners, nostalgia and lots of fun gunplay: check check check.
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: One of the songs has a drum beat and synthesizer melody eerily similar to that of the main theme from The Terminator.
  • Tough Act to Follow: Blood Dragon 2 would most likely not happen, and the official reason for that is that Blood Dragon's ideas would only work once. They do hint about a different spin-off, though.
  • Too Cool to Live: Spider is killed after the very first mission.
    • The Battle Armored Dragon Assault Strike System is alive for the span of about three minutes.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: The reloading and weapon swap animations are just awesome. Not to mention the neon glow most things have, including the Blood Dragons, look incredible.
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