When we first got a glimpse of this title I thought it was a Aprils Fools joke. Seems like I was the fool instead. The super 80’s supported video game based off the award winning Far Cry 3 which will soon receive a review from us. Even though this game has nothing to with Far Cry 3 it is a amazing title so who is ready for some Blood Dragon?
Soundtrack, Audio, Voice: The super old 80’s music similar to things such as TRON and feels like old dubstep. The Audio mix is near perfect as I could hear just about everything that was going on. Voice acting captured the 80’s point of view as Rex Power Colt had the Clint Eastwood type get up. Spider was the bad mouthing sidekick for the screen time that he had. Dr Darling was the hero’s lady but also played the role of being smart good. The classic evil Colonial Sloan villain was played well in the scenes he was in but could have used some more screen time, but that’s not how the 80’s did it.
Graphics, Physics, Glitches, Engine Performance: The graphics look just like Far Cry 3 but with the 80’s twist so it is really good looking title. The physics work like Far Cry 3 expect the fact you play as a Cyber Commando which makes you stronger and able to do some other things makes it even funner. Glitches were actually rare as a few times when I jumped on crates it happened but other than that well polished. The performance of the engine is outstanding with the fact it looks and feels like Far Cry 3 and the file size is only 1.32 so the fact the game looks as good and runs as well as it does is astounding.
Characters / Enemies: The characters all fit the ideal 80’s ideals. Sargent Rex Power Colt being the Clint Eastwood type as stated earlier. There is not to much depth to the characters but they got what they were going for when making the game. The enemy types are those that resemble the idiotic stormtropers that can’t shoot but the scientist can so they do not pose to much of a threat unless there higher ranked Omegas or Blood Dragons. Animals are a threat to but not as big as they played in Far Cry 3.
Gameplay: It is pretty much just like Far Cry 3. The differences being the enemies cause of things like Blood Dragons being around. The weapons are futuristic but very fun to play with and the attachments you can add change the way you can use them. Despite the fact is is pretty much Far Cry 3 it feels as if I’m playing an old school shooter game. It felt like DOOM, Halo, and many others from back in the day.
Story: The whole idea of the game is bring forth what people in the 80’s thought today would be like. You know with aliens, robots, all kinds of stuff but you know how everything turned out. But it’s the simple save the world, get the girl, and walk off into the sunset ideal. But how it is presented is very very good. It keeps you into it, it keeps you laughing at every little easter egg or funny quote, and most of all it feels right.
Replay Ability: High
Final Verdict: For bringing everything back that started the fire into one bundle is awesome. This game should cost a lot more than 15 bucks but I’m not complaining. Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon gets a 9.7 out of 10
Overall Score: 9.7/10 Platinum Game
Review Copy Info: Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon was purchased by RealGamerNewz.com for review purposes
Available on: Xbox 360 , Playstation 3, and Computer
Played on: Xbox 360
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