What a Trip

Far Cry 3 • PlayStation 3

It’s done. I finally managed to kill Hoyt, save my brother and then get to the end. There is a great sense of achievement in finishing FC3, particularly given it’s lengthy campaign and replayability. I also noticed Sony put FC3 Blood Dragon up on special this week, so there’s a good chance I might do another run through on the PS3 before the PS4 comes along.

I’m going to spoil my ending now, as it’s good to talk about. Naturally(!) I chose to kill the girlfriend and be with Citra, which leads to a completely unnecessary first-person sex scene and Jason’s untimely murder. It gave me a flashback to FC2, in which you are guided to, ultimately, blow yourself up. Ubisoft really must have a need for some therapy with the way they focus on self-harm in these games (even healing yourself my pulling a bullet out of your arm with a knife reflects some serious personal issues), but I wanted to go the ‘path less travelled’ for my ending, but I’m sure YouTube can offer me the alternate ending anyway (there is no trophy penalty, you get this gold ‘complete’ trophy for either scenario).

So, with a small collection of trophies still yet to grab in this game, I don’t think I’m done with it just yet. Well done, Ubisoft – you’ve managed to salvage a franchise that had turned incredibly drab into a lush, engaging experience.

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