Monday, September 5, 2016

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon - 5/20 hours

Right now I'm doing that open-world thing. You know, the one where you faff about in the wilderness searching for collectable doodads instead of pursuing the main quest. It's going fairly well, but I have a sneaking suspicion that this game is much smaller than the open worlds I'm used to. I'm already about halfway through the collectibles and side-missions and I've done three of the seven main story missions. I don't think I'll get 100% completion by hour 10, but I'd be surprised if I didn't get it by hour 15.

That's probably going to be pretty awkward. Oh well, we'll cross that bridge when we get to it.

My "stealth is for chumps" play-style seems to be working thus far. Some of the side mission require you to rescue a hostage by eliminating a group of enemies who will attack their captive if your stealth fails, and those can be frustrating, but they are loose enough in execution that I've been able to beat them all through a combination of minor stealth and interposing myself between the enemies and the hostage before letting loose with all my big-ass guns. I'll rate that as "fine." Not berserker-friendly enough for my tastes, but really it's only harsh enough to remind me that I'm playing like an idiot.

As far as everything that isn't a timed rescue mission is concerned, I'm really enjoying myself. I got the laser upgrade to my assault rifle and I'm cutting through villains like they're not even there. The blood dragons are pretty beastly, but they're easy to avoid. Colonel Sloan continues to be an asshole, but he has not yet done anything to distinguish himself from the run-of-the-mill video game villain. I'll probably enjoy killing him, but it doesn't seem urgent that he needs to die.

Which is just fine. I've still got a half-dozen VHS tapes to find.


  1. "...I'm really enjoying myself."

    Oh, good. I hope this makes up for HyperRogue, at least a little.


    1. Hyperrogue wasn't that bad, all things considered. It just wasn't a good fit for me personally.