Far Cry 3:Blood Dragon

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by TheGM, Apr 12, 2013.

  1. TheGM

    TheGM The voice of reason

    Aug 19, 2008

    If anything was ever going to get me to pay attention to the Far Cry series, it would have to be something this rad.
  2. Little Anarchist

    Little Anarchist First time out of the vault

    Apr 12, 2013
    Haha, some gameplay was leaked along with the game itself, it looks like a pretty cheesy addition to the series but it also looks pretty badass so I'm definitely going to purchase it once it's being sold.
  3. woo1108

    woo1108 Vault Senior Citizen

    Sep 27, 2012
    I like this atmosphere and soundtracks are awesome
  4. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    heh, like Duty Calls


    Parodys in games can be pretty fun.
  5. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Hello there,

    I am also definitely interested in this game.
    Growing up in the 80s I loved the little parody trailer they made in the vein of the 'cartoon-toy-commercials' and the game itself also has some homages to 80s movies like The Terminator, Running man and even the original Battlestar Galactica (the Cylon voices).

    I do wonder what the gameplay in general is going to be like though.
    While I like the idea of a sandbox shooter it hasn't always worked out that well in reality in my opinion.
    Not saying that games like the original Far Cry were impossible but I didn't always like having to reload all the time because the weapons and damage system work very different from some of the more linear shooters I have played.
  6. sea

    sea Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 5, 2009
    That fake cartoon show is a million times more entertaining than the actual DLC will be.
  7. TheGM

    TheGM The voice of reason

    Aug 19, 2008
    It's actually a $15 game that doesn't need FC3 to play, so that makes it 7824x better than regular FC3 already.
  8. The Vault Dweller

    The Vault Dweller always looking for water.

    Aug 24, 2004
    I have a feeling this started out as an idea for a mod that grew into something official.

    :clap: ,
    The Vault Dweller
  9. Stanislao Moulinsky

    Stanislao Moulinsky Vault Fossil

    Jul 16, 2009
    Props to Ubisoft to greenlight something this weird. I hope it's good and successful enough to warrant other experiments of this kind. The intro is amazing, it brought me back to the Genesis/megadrive days. :)

    One thing I have to say, though. I watched the gameplay video of FC3:BD shortly after some gameplay videos of Rise of the Triad 2013 and it's so soooooow. Why isn't the running speed the default speed?
  10. Multidirectional

    Multidirectional Mildly Dipped

    Sep 12, 2008
    It's not really THAT weird, it's just a self parodying game that still plays pretty much like Far Cry 3. I definitely like a change in tone and artstyle though.
  11. Kyuu

    Kyuu Insert Awesome Title Here

    Jul 19, 2007
    Yeah, for $15 and not needing to own Farcry 3, I can't see any reason not to get this game. You just don't get awesome retro-80s themed shooters every day. I have the nagging suspicion that it's going to be rather short, though, just from the price.
  12. WorstUsernameEver

    WorstUsernameEver But best title ever!

    May 28, 2010
    Reports from people who have played it (Harr! HAAARR!!) pin it to 8-10 hours which is more than some full-price shooters. Of course, considering both Blood Dragon and the original Far Cry 3 have free roaming, it's difficult to do a proper assessment of play time.

    EDIT: I liked Far Cry 3, and Blood Dragon seems to do away with some of the things I didn't like about it (incredibly stupid story that takes itself far too seriously) but unfortunately apparently keeps some others (mission areas getting closed off until you finish a story mission).

    I'm pretty sure I'm going to get it though, because the incredibly cheesy setting gives me the chance to do stuff like luring a BLOOD DRAGON into an enemy camp and letting it go on a killer spree of enemy cyborgs.
  13. Gaspard

    Gaspard Kasparov

    May 7, 2009
    I know I'm never going to play this, but the vid's great fun.
  14. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Still that Far Cry 3 thing no? Or a movie about the last Metal Gear game! No one knows!

  15. Renegadexss

    Renegadexss It Wandered In From the Wastes

    May 26, 2011
    I like they idea and mixed with the open world of Farcry 3 it should be fun.
  16. TheGM

    TheGM The voice of reason

    Aug 19, 2008
    Game is Most Excellent.

    Had a blast and for only $15 you still end up with around the same length of modern FPS games(which says a lot about modern FPS brown dust urban simulators).

    TheGM's recommendation: Play it.
  17. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    I have the game but I have not installed it because of Uplay.
    Is Uplay intrusive?
  18. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    This game is pretty much a recommend from me. It seems it plays much like Far Cry 3 which I wouldn't know (haven't played), but it's amusing gameplay and good gunplay for the 8-10 hours you get from it. Story missions are short. But mostly the game's just damn funny, inside cutscenes and out. The game world is amusing, the story corny, and Biehn is great in it. An entertaining ride, even if by the end of it, mechanically it's still just a modern shooter.
  19. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Dinosours in Flashy colours shoting lasers out of their mouth? What could go wrong?
  20. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010