Friday, September 2, 2016

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon - Initial Thoughts

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. 

Previous Playtime

0 hours

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?

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