Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon Review


Far too often you get a game that has such lofty, high-concept goals that you don’t know where to start.  Skyrim was like that for me.  I didn’t know where to begin, and thus I didn’t know how to proceed towards the end.  It was overwhelming; too much of a commitment for me to make, like dieting or learning to read.  But every now and then, some Canadians make a game about Americans being tormented on a Malay island by Mexicans and then spin off a sequel about a 1980’s version of 2007 with neon and VHS and lasers and well, you get Blood Dragon.  And it is amazing.

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Here’s the thing: Far Cry 3 was amazing.  So to take this great game and push it in such a tongue-in-cheek, sarcastic, bizarre direction was a stroke of genius.  Rather than making the same old rehashed shit as most major developers do, the creators of Blood Dragon made something you can tell they enjoyed making.  And that bleeds through to the players, and makes the game far more fun.  It was certainly not the epitome of art and brilliance that Bioshock Infinite was, but it did have the one aspect a game must have to be great: it was fun.  Not to say Bioshock wasn’t, it certainly was, but…well, the comparison just doesn’t work.  What I’m trying to say is, this game was fucking great.  Now, I could drone on and on about how this is the way DLC should be done, or discuss the various gameplay dynamics, or even mention the few bugs I ran into, but I won’t.  Because those don’t matter.  This game was great for those of us who get a free weekend, a case of beer, and a nothing else to do.

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Sometimes you wouldn’t stab someone because your character preferred to flip them off.  Even if you die because of it, you don’t care.  It was awesome.  The tutorial seems like it will never end.  You don’t care, it’s hilarious.  This is so rare to find in a gaming landscape where botched launches and shitty unbalanced DLC serves to infuriate everyone that, for once, a game just makes you enjoy playing it.  And that is priceless.  Or at the very least, $15.

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So hop online and download this bitch today; the weekend’s almost here and I can guarantee you that beating this will be far more rewarding than mining gold in WoW, or getting to know yourself better, stopping only because you thought you heard footsteps.  Trust me, they already know you’re masturbating.

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One Comment to “Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon Review”

  1. I will be buying this game this week!

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