Well, I knew this would happen eventually. Thanks in part to a couple different factors, I've actually been able to stave off one of the biggest threats to sidelining this project for a few days now, but after tonight, the flood gates are open.
I started a really, really awesome, addicting and time-consuming game. I started, finally, Far Cry 3.
Truth be told, I bought this game shortly after Christmas, but have kept it tucked away, unopened, since then in hopes of cleaning up some unfinished games (I'm looking at you, Sly Cooper 3), and getting this Blog off the ground. I was hesitant too start this game, or a game like it, because it's awesome, because it's addicting and above all else, it's time consuming. I didn't want to have to give up time playing this in favor of other games, when in reality I'll be thinking about it the entire time.
It would be like going on a blind date you agreed to go on for your friend's behalf, despite just meeting the love of your life, only because you wanted to keep your commitment to your buddy.
Ok, I'm sure your buddy would probably understand in that circumstance, so the analogy might be a little different, but you get the point.
So Far Cry 3, so far, is wonderful. I initially had doubts about the game because of how bored I was with Far Cry 2, but everything and everyone told me this game was amazing, so took the bait. I've waited patiently, optimistic yet still a bit cautious, to give the game a test run. It was developed by Ubisoft, who made me fall in love with the Assassin's Creed franchise thanks to Assassin's Creed 3 a few months ago, so I felt confident they could wow me again.
Well, color me "wowed", or however you want to say it. Just after the opening sequence, I know this is a game for me. It is ripe with exploration, looting, stealth, killing, surviving, story telling, leveling up ... everything that goes into a great game, all rolled into one. What has struck me so far is that for a game developed by the same company, Far Cry 3 runs a lot more smoothly and fluidly than Assassin's Creed 3 does, even after all the patches were released for it. Strikes me as odd how two huge titles can be so far apart, quality and frame-rate wise.
Anyway, this is the first game I didn't want to stop playing to write about, but now that I have, I am very much eager to run over, un-pause it and jump back in to the mix, and start trying to figure out what the hell is going on with this crazy, war-riddled island.
Love of my life, hear I come. And I apologize to any blind dates in the near future if I accidentally call you "Far Cry 3" while trying to avoid eye contact. It's not you, it's me.
My Year of Gaming – Project Stats
Games played: 8
Systems played on: NES = 2, PS Vita = 1, PS3 = 3, Wii U = 1, Xbox 360 = 1
Total time played: 12 hours
XBLA = The Noyse
PSN = the_noyse
NNID = The Noyse
3DS F.C. = 3007-8109-2329
STEAM = TheNoyse
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Games played for project : 365