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|02-02-2013 10:32 PM|
|02-02-2013 10:16 PM|
Playing this now after having it in backlog for a few months. I'm 30 hours in and game says about 40% done, and I'm overall liking it a lot. It's great stress/monotony reliever played 2-3 hours at a time, but it quickly gets tiring if sessions get longer than that.
GAMEPLAY SPOILERS AHEAD:
My main tips to enjoying it: keep to 2-3 hour sessions, take in the sights from the air and from the ground, maybe even from the road or from the sea, trust that gunships, ziplining, and zipline-parachute-gliding will be your best friends whenever things slow down, and there's only as much action and mayhem as you start yourself. Pick a favorite approach to blowing things up/getting around or try something new, and trust that causing mayhem location-by-location will be enough structure to move you along per session.
Oh, and definitely learn to zipline-parachute-glide (special tip: if playing w/ gamepad, left stick forward makes you faster but to the ground, pulling back slows you down but gains altitude, and ziplining with parachute gives you some speed in combination with either). The closest I can describe the parachute-ziplining is like upside-down Spider-man web-slinging or Batman grappling, and it's amazing how much it lets you take in the terrain/scenery from a fresh point of view from swinging from above (and gunships let you tour the skies already).
You can zipline into the ground if you time it right and you won't take fall damage from any height, no parachute needed.
And a max-leveled machine gun in hipfire does a lot to make you feel like your favorite 80's war movie action hero if you do have to mix it up, and you'll eventually level up the enemies that ammo will be plentiful. I haven't racked up enough points to feel out the other 2-handed weapons though, and I just like the machine gun too much to try something else right now. (Submachine gun probably sucks though, and only go pistols if you like aimed headshots).
Bought vehicles are probably not worth the pause in the action to buy, since they tend to be destroyed quickly and easily replaced w/ a hijacked vehicle. Except maybe for the non-attack helicopter, since when maxed out is pretty darn zippy for touring/searching the map.
Try not to use fast travel unless you're going back to the last place you died or you're really strapped for play time, fast travel like and any pause menu (including looking at the big map and buying items) pretty much puts a dead stop to the action.
|02-02-2013 10:15 PM|
|coronakid||Great game, great price. Get it. The only downside is that it does start to get a bit repetitive after a while. However, don't let this deter you.|
|02-02-2013 10:10 PM|
|smoka||Any difference between PC and console versions? Can anyone that played it on console comment on controls?|
|02-02-2013 09:02 PM|
|JL6speed||Dammit. Middle of purchasing and site goes down.|
|02-02-2013 08:41 PM|
I got this and some DLC from a Steam sale for under 5 bucks a while back. It looks ok but I got bored with the lack of direction pretty quickly. That's a personal gaming deficiency for me though, I like a strong story with guiding force better than random sandbox. I cannot wrap my head around how multiplayer would work though.
But for this cheap why not.
|02-02-2013 08:34 PM|
|iflabs||Get the HD cloud mod, so pretty. And then the infinite parachute rocket mod to zip across the map.|
|02-02-2013 08:28 PM|
|hm2||i bought this on steam a while back for around $5, well worth the money. this game is fun... it's basically GTA with grappling hooks and parachutes on a pacific island city. lots of fun.|
|02-02-2013 07:31 PM|
|xexx||Pirated this originally... good game, just bought it, Multiplayer looks like it could be cool|
|02-02-2013 07:00 PM|
|JussaIrish||Everyone should buy this game, just 'cause.|
|02-02-2013 06:47 PM|
|maxim730||Get Get Get this game! It is so much fun.I actually enjoyed it more than the Far Cry series...|
|02-02-2013 06:47 PM|
|02-02-2013 06:16 PM|
|scheibler||In for 1 to ad to my steam backlog lol|
|02-02-2013 05:49 PM|
|scooch||they should just give it away!|
|02-02-2013 05:37 PM|
|Caeruleas||Got one. Thanks!|
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