Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon PC Review - www.impulsegamer.com -
Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon
Reviewed by
James Wright
on
Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon PC Review. Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon is easily one of the best parody games to date with its retro graphics linked to 21st century gaming.
Rating:
4.25

Gameplay 8.5
Graphics 8.0
Sound 10
Value 8.5
Developer: UbiSoft
Rating: R18+
Review Date: April 2013
Reviewer:
James Wright

8.5


Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon
Available on PC (Reviewed on a Sapphire HD 7970), PS3 & XBox 360

Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon is a homage to the action movies of the 80's that successfully revisits this era of bad movies. From its limited colours to pixelated cinemas and over the top acting, thanks to Michael Biehn (Terminator, Aliens), Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon almost feels like an 80's game if it wasn't for the amazing graphics of Far Cry 3.

In the game, the year is 2007 (HA!) and it's the future where mankind has been decimated by a nuclear conflict with the player taking control of Sergeant Rex Colt (Michael Biehn), a Mark IV Cyber Commando who is the last hope of humanity. Ordered to visit a bizarre and hidden island, your goal is to investigate a new terror that threatens mankind as you use your half human half Cyborg powers with your all American attitude to kick some serious ass. You even get to the save the girl! The humour is sometimes juvenile but once again, it's a homage to all things bad and 80's.

At its core, Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon is basically a modified version of Far Cry that allows you to perform almost all the same facets of this game from driving vehicles to using a variety of weapons such as bows and machine guns to take down your Ninja enemies. You can customise weapons and even take down your Ninja enemies with their own shurikens. Like the classic games of yesterday, it even forces you to complete a tutorial in classic 80's fashion with some great humour thrown into the mix.

So why the R18+ rating on Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon? The controversy over this rating revolves around a sex scene that is actually quite laughable and really makes me wonder how the Australian classification system could really give this game a R18+ rating. Weird! The violence is probably on par with Far Cry 3 so the R18 rating really does my head in.

The missions in the game are quite diverse and compliment the Far Cry 3 engine well from killing deadly cassowaries, infiltrating enemy bases to saving scientists from the big bad... the game has it all. Weapons can be upgraded and it's really fun using the sniper or the bow in the game. By completing side quests and finding collectibles, this allows you to upgrade your cache of weapons. Enemies range from easy (Ninjas) to difficult (Blood Dragons) but fortunately the Blood Dragons are quite stupid so you can easily sneak by. All in all, it's just damn fun to play!

Graphics/Audio

Graphically, Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon is a strange looking game and even though it uses the Far Cry 3 engine, everything has this purple, almost pixelated haze to it. Although it gives the game this great retro look, it does hide the lush and tropical areas of Far Cry 3. Character models are exceptional as are the dangerous Blood Dragons with their laser attacks.

The cinemas look like they have been directly taken from a game in the 80's with its almost LEGO looking graphics and classic frame rate issues. When blended together, Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon should have been the game that Duke Nukem was. To compliment the retro look, the music sounds like a bad 80's action movie and the voice acting is clichéd and quite over the top.

Final Level

Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon is easily one of the best parody games to date with its retro graphics linked to 21st century gaming. The graphics look spectacular on the Sapphire Radeon 7970 with its HD graphics and amazing attention to detail. Although the gameplay has been done before, it was still fun to experience a taste of the 80's and if you were not born then or experienced the 80's, your enjoyment factor of this title will definitely drop. The gameplay is sturdy and most gamers could easily finish this title in around 5 hours, including side quests.

It's time to go retro folks... even with the sex!


 






 
 



   Games
   PlayStation 4
   XBox One
   PlayStation 3
   XBox 360
   PC
   PS Vita
   Wii U
   Wii
   3DS
   DS
   PSP
   Apple
   Casual
   Android
   Classics

  Movies
   Movies & IMAX
   Blu-ray
   Action
   Anime
   Comedy
   Crime & Thrillers
   Documentaries
   Drama
   Family
   Horror
   Kids
   Lifestyle
   Music
   Romance
   Sci-fi
   Sport

   IT
   PC
   Apple
   Hardware

   Information & Fun
   News
   Interviews
   Articles

   Tara's G-Spot
   Loren's Level
   Comics
   Books
   Mind & Body
   Music
   Competitions
   Community
 








 
 




Impulse Gamer is your source for the
latest Reviews and News on Video Games,
Entertainment, Pop Culture, Hardware &
More!

 


© 2001 - 2014 Impulse Gamer
 

 

About Us | Contact Us