Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon was introduced into the game market in May, 2013. Being more like a mini version of Far Cry 3, the map of the game consists of an island full of evil creatures and the players are expected to take the role of Sergeant Rex Colt, fighting against blood dragons and mutants.
As soon as the game starts, the retro atmosphere becomes easily visible. The science fiction aspects built on this retro atmosphere welcomes the players into a completely different world. Moreover, idolizing the movies made in the 80s, the game consists of one of the most absurd stories to even begin to think about.
Creating an alternative to the year 2007, the cyborg armies are embedded to the modern world and the main story is about an insane man named Sloan who wants to take over the world. The mission of stopping Sloan is given to the protagonist Rex who seems to be one of the most cliché and American guys of all times.
Rex is like a reminder of the old American movies and heroes. Playing with this character, it’s possible to feel the nostalgia, along with the cool and militaristic attitudes of Rex. Yet, this whole situation makes the game even more vivid because the developer of the game, Ubisoft, has no concerns what so ever about telling a serious story.
They’re after more of a fun story that can make the players laugh a lot more. Putting the interesting scenario of the game aside, it is possible to conclude that the game is very much similar to Far Cry 3 in certain aspects. Except the transformation in design provided with the sci-fi features, Blood Dragon is more like a mini version.
Hunting animals, forwarding in silence, capturing outposts are all missions that are present in both of the games. Similarly, in an open world, the players can go wherever they’d like to go, even though the map is more small-scaled compared to Far Cry 3. Besides, to complete your missions, you’ll get to choose your strategies.
You can go hiding or you can fight to the death. The playing keys and mechanisms are also exactly the same, but the skill system is changed a bit in Blood Dragon. More precisely, it cannot be controlled by the players anymore.
After reaching new levels, you gain the abilities that are automatically determined. The most distinguishing feature of Blood Dragon are the dragons as it is made obvious in the title of the game. Situated randomly on the map, these dragons are your most powerful enemies with their huge bodies and high levels of attacking.
The way to make them advantageous enemies is to collect the cyber-hearts from their dead bodies because these artificial hearts are a source of feeding for them. It’s also worth mentioning that despite the cheery aspects of the game, Blood Dragon has some weak sides compared to Far Cry 3.
Along with the repetition of the maps, the shooting is felt much more weakly by the players in Blood Dragon. Yet, overall, Blood Dragon seems to be a perfect match for those who would like to breathe the retro air again, living an adventure of science fiction. It introduces a decent FPS experience to the players and feels like a blast from the past.
The Games Latest News score for our Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon Review is Rating: 8 out of 10 which is not bad.
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