Fry Cry 3 Blood Dragon is a throwback to the insane idea of the future in the 1980s. Ubisoft's downloadable game doesn't take itself seriously, even though it's built on the engine that fueled Far Cry 3.
If you lived in the 80s, then Fry Cry 3 Blood Dragon will help to remember the nostalgia of the times. If you were born afterwards, then it's a great example of how bizarre the ideas from the era were.
A downloadable game with Far Cry 3 gameplay
While Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon uses the Far Cry 3 engine, the game features all new characters, locations, and graphics. It's not part of the offiicial story of Far Cry and only uses the name in the title to say where the core of the game came from.
The whole essence of Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon is about pulling the strange and crazy ideas from the 1980s and placing them in a game. Fry Cry 3 Blood Dragon walks the fine line of homage and caricature, but intelligently holds everything in control.
Fry Cry 3 Blood Dragon is still a first-person shooter and sandbox game. There are missions and outposts like in Far Cry 3, but the scale of the game has been shrunk. The skill tree is linear, and enemies and animals are smaller in number.
Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon is like the essence of Far Cry 3, taken in a new direction.
Same core, different finish
At the core, there aren't many differences between Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon and Far Cry 3. The number of enemies, weapons, skills, and vehicles is lower, but the game is smaller.
Since it's based in the 80s, stealth isn't as necessary and run-and-gun gameplay is encouraged. The weapons are different and have a more 80s future theme, but the bow and arrow are still favorites to use.
Lots of neon
The game really takes its influence to heart by running wild with neon colors and a massive synthesized soundtrack. It's all about being over-the-top and for a downloadable title, Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon does its job with excellence.
Great DLC game
Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon isn't a full game, but a slice of the potential for the Far Cry 3 engine. It wouldn't be surprising for Ubisoft to announce a full game using Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon as the source material.
If you can, Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon is a must play because it is a great first-person shooter experience.