Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon review: An apocalyptic apocalypse

Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon ReviewAt any point whilst playing Far Cry 3 did you ever stop and say to yourself: Gee, I wonder what this game would be like if I were a cyber commando running around in a twice apocalyptic ruined world (that's right, the apocalypse had an apocalypse!) gunning/stabbing cyborg soldiers and hunting all sorts of mechanical and/or mutated wildlife. If the answer is yes, then Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is the game for you! First thought to be an April fools joke, Blood Dragon is a stand-alone... expansion(?) for Far Cry 3, developed by Ubisoft Montreal.

In a post-apocalyptic future of 2007, where VHS and 8-Track tapes seem to be very much alive and dominant, you are Sergeant Rex "Power" Colt, a Mark IV Cyber Commando sent to infiltrate an island inhabited by a group of terrorist cyborgs led by the now rogue Colonel Sloan, your former commander.

The story to Blood Dragon is pretty straight forward and is really reminiscent of old 80's action movies and is in no way connected to the recent Far Cry entry. You're a testosterone fueled badass who's on a mission to kill bad guys, save the world and in the end win the heart of the girl at the center of it all. Let's put it this way, it's kind of like mixing together Terminator, Robocop, Rambo (or Cobra, take your pick) and Commando into a blender and the end result being something almost similar to Blood Dragon.

Blood Dragon not only shares the Far Cry 3 name, but also shares the same gameplay and controls, as you might have already expected. Everything you were able to do in Far Cry 3 you'll find yourself being able to do once again, with a few tweaks and minor differences. One difference is that since you are now more machine than man, you are now immune to fall damage and drowning. Rex wouldn't be much of a badass if he were to die from just a little swimming or tripping and falling down 50 meters, c'mon now.

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