[Review] Far Cry 3 - Blood Dragon

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is Ubisoft's newest shooter and will be released for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on May 1, 2013. Although Far Cry 3's engine was used, Blood Dragon is a stand-alone downloadable game.

The Setting
First of all, Blood Dragon takes itself not too seriously, it even reminds me of Duke Nukem. It's set in a near apocalyptic future, including cyborgs, mutated dragons and dinosaurs with laser eyes and guns. Tons of guns. You are Sergeant Rex Power Colt, a cyborg himself, and here to save the world from all evil creatures and cyborg soldiers. The game could've been made in the 80s because of its bright colors, huge explosions, and great features such as showing the enemy your finger.

Gameplay and Graphics
The game begins by requesting you to play A only to prove that you can read! Haha I really had to laugh for that. However, Far Cry 3: BD is an open world shooter where you can walk around completing missions or just shoot the f*** out of everyone. Of course, there are several weapons you can choose from, a bow for example, as well as grenades or vehicles. You can even distract an enemy by throwing a role playing dice near them, for example. 
The graphics and animations are pretty good due to Far Cry 3's engine. AI and difficulty of the game are well done, too. Although the brightness and colorful explosions, as well as the 80s music are in need of getting used to in the beginning.

All in all Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is a freaking arcade shooter with modern graphics, including 8 hours playtime. You can run, shoot, drive, melee kill enemies, such as you like. That's the true core of shooter games. Definitely worth it, rarely laughed so much playing a shooter.

Far Cry 3 - Demo Gameplay

This is a demo gameplay trailer from Far Cry 3 during the E3.

You play the role of Jason Brody who stranded on a mysterious island full of crazed people trying to kill you, but to find your lost girlfriend you'll have to face those beside pirates and drug dealers as well. Most likely, Voss is your antagonist in the game.

Ubisoft has presented these first impressions of Far Cry 3 during the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles. The game will be released in 2012, four years after Far Cry 2, and is set in the jungel like Far Cry 1 and not in Far Cry 2's Africa. To finish this huge projekt in time Ubisoft Montreal, Massive Entertainment and Ubisoft Shanghai, all three, are working simultaneously at this "First Person Adventure", like they call it, not a "First Person Shooter". The shootings and guns will not be the main part but the setting and to explore the world, of course with some violence, blood, knifes and guns as well.

So far, Far Cry 3 will be released 2012 for PC, Xbox 360and Playstation 3.

Source: gaming.justnetwork.eu