If you're in a hurry, here's a couple of quick tips about Far Cry 3: 1) This game kicks ass. 2) Play it on the hardest difficulty. 3) Don't stay on the island. Far Cry 3 is a remarkable game, seamlessly blending open world sandbox style gameplay with stealth, shooting, and survival (the Three S's). If you ever wanted to go exploding tip bow fishing for bull sharks, or flamethrower cassowary wrangling, then Far Cry 3 delivers. If the most dangerous game is more you're style, the game boasts a robust array of takedown techniques, that are not only useful, but entertaining as all hell. Right, that's the good stuff out of the way, lets talk shittyness. The one part were Far Cry 3 stumbles the hardest is in the story department. Things start out promising enough at the outset, but take a sharp turn toward Avatar street about a third into the game. The story could have been more interesting if the tribal aspects were implicit rather than explicit, i.e. the tatau you receive at the start was from an eccentric expat a bit too into his adopted culture, the Rakyat are just modern day people defending their homes, etc. The story uses too many Mighty Whitey cliches and treads too much familiar ground to be compelling, and DON'T EVEN get me started on the ending. The ending isn't nearly as bad as Mass Effect 3 's, but it's still god awful. The binary aspect just feels contrived, and is in desperate need of a third choice, preferably one that doesn't end with a knife to the chest, or an unstoppable killing machine trying to reintegrate into normal society. Because I'd give him about three days before he starts turning household appliances into IED's.
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