About the Game (From the Steam Store Page)
Far Cry® 3: Blood Dragon is THE Kick-Ass Cyber Shooter.
Welcome to an 80’s vision of the future. The year is 2007 and you are Sargent Rex Colt, a Mark IV Cyber Commando. Your mission: get the girl, kill the baddies, and save the world.
Experience every cliché of a VHS era vision of a nuclear future, where cyborgs, blood dragons, mutants, and Michael Biehn (Terminator, Aliens, Navy Seals) collide.
Expectations and Prior Experience
I've got nothing but the trailers on the store page to go on, but it looks like it's going to be self-consciously weird. That's not necessarily a problem, unless the game is so bad that it's over-the-top 80s-sci-fi-pastiche feels like a glossy neon-colored coat of paint over a rotten core.
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon looks like a modern FPS, but it's impossible to tell the balance and pace just by looking at some screenshots. If it's a casual blast-fest like Borderlands, I'll probably like it. If it's a meticulous tactical shooter like Takedown: Red Sabre, I'll probably have a pretty rough time. I'm pretty confident, though because why would you make a game with cyborgs and aliens, name your main character "Rex Power Colt," and then be a total stick in the mud about realism in your shooter mechanics?