Before we begin this review, let's first talk about the importance of videogames in our society, it has gradually transitioned from the idea of simply killing our time with joy into what many mainstream media organizations now call it 'art'. Art is a very subjective word, it's a controversial one even; Roger Eberts and among other critics refused to call videogames art, the former keeping the said belief to his death. But as we progressed into the 21st century, a myriad of games has been released that sufficiently meets the criteria of 'art'. Games such as Bioshock Infinite has us question the past of our country, such jingoistic sentiments that plagued the 19th century, along with our ideals that was rife with racism. Games such as Spec Ops: The Line that subtly scolds the player committing mass murder and advancing his goals no matter how much destruction he or she causes because 'S/he's the hero!". And now we have a game called 'Far Cry 3', that questions our humanity and what we might do if we continue fighting monsters. A privileged white man landing in a hostile jungle forced to rely on his primitive instincts to become a warrior obsessed with death to save his friends, with the choice of staying a monster or regaining humanity being the choice of the player. In April 30th, a game that counts as standalone came to the gaming art community; sharing the same name as 'Far Cry 3' but also calls itself Blood Dragon. The question is, does the standalone fit in with the other games as 'art'? The answer:
FUCK YES IT DOES
THIS GAME HAS BEEN CALLED AN ABSOLUTELY STUPID FUCKING GAME BY THE CREATORS THEMSELVES, BUT I DISAGREE, IT'S A FANTASTIC FUCKING 80'S RETRO ACTION-PACKED GAME THAT INVOLVES FUCKING RIPPING OUT CYBERNETIC HEARTS AND FIGHTING CYBORG TYRANNOSAURUS REXES. YOU TAKE THE ROLE OF 'REX POWER COLT'. THAT'S RIGHT, NOT SOME PUSSY NAME LIKE JASON BRODY OR NATHAN DRAKE:
REX. POWER. COLT.
IT IS YEAR 2007 AFTER A DEADLY NUCLEAR WAR AND YOU'RE DROPPED OFF IN AN ISLAND TO KICK SOME ASS, ESPECIALLY A DUDE NAMED SLOAN.
GRAPHICS: HIGH TECH GRAPHICS, IT SHARES THE SAME FEATURES OF FAR CRY 3, BUT GUESS WHAT. IT HAS FUCKING LAZERS. LAZERS EVERYWHERE, IT'S HALF FAR CRY 3 AND HALF RAVE PARTY AS YOU FUCKING SHOOT YOUR LAZER BEAMS AT EVERY DIRECTION TO FRY SOME POOR MOOK. WHAT'S EVEN MORE IMPRESSIVE? THE IMMENSELY IMPROVED CGI GRAPHIC CUTSCENES THAT MAKES AVATAR LOOK LIKE PUPPETRY:
GAMEPLAY: ALTHOUGH IT HAS THE SAME MECHANICS AS FAR CRY 3, THE NEW FEATURES ADDED ON MAKES EVERYTHING SO FUCKING AWESOME. THROW SHURIKENS, RIP OUT HEARTS, FIGHT CYBORG DINOSAURS, EAT SHIT, GO ON A RAMPAGE, AND OH YEAH: IT ALSO DOUBLES AS A FRUSTRATION KILLER
SAY FUCK YOU AND FLIP OFF EVERYTHING IN YOUR WAY, YOU'RE REX FUCKING POWER COLT. WHOSE GONNA STOP YOU?
VOICE ACTING: THIS SECTION IS GONNA BE SMALL BECAUSE NOBODY CARES ABOUT VOICE ACTING. WHO THE HELL CARES. BUT THIS IS WHAT EVERYONE SHOULD BE EXCITED ABOUT: REX POWER COLT IS VOICED BY THE SAME PERSON WHO VOICED KYLE REESE IN TERMINATOR. THAT'S GOOD CAUSE THERE ARE ROBOTS IN THE GAME THAT NEEDS ASS-KICKING.
OVERALL: THIS IS A FANTASTIC GAME THAT OUTDOES PICASSO, ELTON JOHN, VAN GOGH, AND AMONG OTHER ARTISTS IN TERMS OF ART. THIS GAMES MAKES YOU QUESTION HUMANITY, IS IT OKAY TO RIP OUT A CYBERNETIC HEART OF A CYBORG? IS IT OKAY TO HUNT DOWN ROBOT T-REXES? IS IT OKAY TO PUNCH TO DEATH A GLOWING ROBOT SHARK? WHO THE FUCK CARES ABOUT THESE QUESTIONS, BECAUSE THE GAME ITSELF ASKS A GOOD ONE TO YOU:
GOOD POINT BLOOD DRAGON, WHAT THE FUCK BIOSHOCK PROTAGONISTS!?
FINAL RATING: 10/10 - BUY IT.