Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon review: Retro shooter goodness

By Mike Fahey on May 2, 2013, 12:54 AM
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In an age where the search for deeper meaning in our interactive entertainment pursuits begins after the first trailer — where more thought goes into post-game critical analysis than development — a game that bears its shallow soul for all to see is a blessing. "The game is stupid," Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon creative director Dean Evans proudly proclaimed during a recent press event — not foolish pride, but pride in foolishness.

"Dare to be stupid," sang parody artist Weird Al Yankovick in a song appearing in the 1986 animated Transformers movie, a contemporary to the late 80s, early 90s action films from which this day-glo Far Cry 3 spin-off takes much of its inspiration. As a young teen I enjoyed the tune in the same way I enjoyed movies like Terminator and Aliens (both featuring Michael Biehn, the voice of Blood Dragon's protagonist) — mindless fun.

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VitalyT VitalyT said:

Speaking of Retro, I'm still waiting for Tetris 3D to be released in real 3D, or am I hoping for too much too soon?

mrcavooter mrcavooter said:

I loved FC3 (PC) and I just upgraded to a 7950 so I got this game in the bundle. After this quarter ends I am going to put some serious hurt on this game.

Ranger12 Ranger12 said:

Played this for about an hour and a half last night. Absolutely loved it. Def worth the 14.99 I paid for it. Also, the soundtrack is killer.

m4a4 m4a4 said:

Worth it. Doesn't take itself seriously at all, and that's the best part!

hahahanoobs hahahanoobs said:

I watched lvlcap play this on youtube, and the enemy AI is really bad imo.

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