I played the first Far Cry for a bit and it was fun, my concern is that I could miss something by skipping it and 2 and going directly to FC3, I know that in some franchises if you skip one of the games you miss a lot of references on the later games.
:thumbsup: For what it's worth, I scored a second copy of FC3 (to gift to a friend) for $19.99 on Amazon - it's cheap too.So far, I think BF3 is going to be the choice, mostly because it's $20 and maybe when I upgrade my internet connection it would be playable to some degree in multiplayer.
I played the demo of Spec Ops, it was too short to judge, my brother hates it with fiery passion, not sure why :biggrin:
Any thoughts on Modern Warfare 3?
I remember playing the first one for a couple days before Forza came along (to take my soul and spare time) and it was awesome.
Also, Would I be missing much if I skip MW1 and MW2 and go directly to the third?
As near as I can can tell, there is ZERO connection between this story and any of the previous games. This game 100% stands on its own. Everyone has different tastes and I'm just some random guy on the internet, but you really ought to vet this recommendation - check the reviews, check the metacritic score. FC3 is *the* game you're looking for if you are after an engaging, profoundly good single player FPS experience.
:thumbsup: For what it's worth, I scored a second copy of FC3 (to gift to a friend) for $19.99 on Amazon - it's cheap too.
It can be VERY frustrating - the game mechanics aren't that great. The story completely sells this one - in a way, it is a commentary on all modern military FPSs. It's worth trying, but I doubt it would be a good fit for what you're looking for.
You wouldn't be missing much at all. I played the first 3 and then got off the train - they weave the story together using a few characters, but it's all very shallow and loose.
But... This game is the antithesis of what you asked for. It is very fast paced. You run around for 45 seconds, kill someone, get killed, respawn, rinse-and-repeat. The story is dismal - if you aren't 13, up past your bed time, and jacked up on Mountain Dew and Cheetos, I'm not sure how you might find it the least bit engaging (sorry, that will probably offend someone - but it needs to be said anyway). I die a little inside every time "Modern Warfare" and "strategy" are used in the same sentence - I suppose we can find a simulacrum of strategy in anything if one looks hard enough... I would *highly* recommend you skip all that and look elsewhere.
:thumbsup: Be sure to report back your impressions!
I have both Medal of Honor (2010) and Medal of Honor:Warfighter (2012) - to be honest, neither was too exceptional. IMHO, the story in MoH 2010 was slightly better than Warfighter and both were probably better than any Modern Warfare I've played. I think MoH would appeal most to those who have served and can personally relate to the sacrifice of leaving behind loved ones and this comfortable mode of life - the theme of MoH greatly plays to that. FWIW, I recall MoH 2010 being a glitchy mess - Warfighter is MUCH more polished and looks Battlefield-3-fantastic.
Both are dirt cheap. I generally don't buy new games, but I snatch up almost everything I'm even remotely interested in when it gets cheap enough and then just burn through the queue as time allows.
I would likely argue that Skyrim is the greatest single player game I've ever experienced; I look upon FC3 as a more "accessible" [casual & w/o the "geek lore"] version of the same experience.
You will get a new bow - and a couple of different optics and arrow types to choose from.
The horse is gone, but I was content to trade Shadowmere and Arvak for a wingsuit and parachute - it's crazy-fun to base-jump off the side of a huge mountain and speed down towards your next objective just a few feet off the ground. :headbang:
You won't be able to "live in" FC3 as much as Skyrim - time spent on Rook Island is more of a journey in exploration and discovery, whereas Skyrim becomes a mode of life. It's still an incredibly compelling gaming experience.
I can't believe how far video games have come since banging out a few levels of Mario on a NES... :eyebulge:
Duke Nukem Forever - a truly unfortunate game. :barf:
BF3 is indeed free on PS+ (this week only?) - a few of my buddies downloaded it last night and we fired it up. This should provide a much needed fresh infusion of new blood to Battlefield 3 - it had gotten to the point that nearly everyone who played were colonels, but I saw a LOT of new, low-rank players last night.