• runakhatun96 - September 24, 2013 4:25 a.m.

    Both have great single player. Ac3 takes place in the frontier, boston and NY in the late 1700's where as far cry 3 takes place in the present on a island. Ac3 is a third person and far cry 3 is a first person shooter. Both have huge lands where you can freeroam. Honestly its just your preference.. Ive always loved the ac series. and far cry is getting bery good reviews so why not get both!
  • Manguy17 - January 23, 2013 2:51 p.m.

    Totally agree, after playing far cry, AC seems really dull. Only getting mildly interesting in sequence 7 and even then im mainly playing it simply because I have no other single player games to play. Really hoping it picks up now im getting more into the side missions.
  • TombReaver - January 21, 2013 7:13 a.m.

    Now let's see... Both games make reference to Alice in Wonderland, even using the same quote at the beginning. Snarky database entries which appear at each new thing discovered. Different collectibles based on elevation: heron relics -> feathers etc. Lack of development on the 'good guys' side, leading to more interesting antagonists. Random death by predators spawning two feet away from you while you're scouting an area. IMO, both Connor and Jason were dull characters, but Connor was worse for his inconsistency: to the people at his homestead he was a mature, benevolent figure; but when it came to being an Assassin he was an ass ass - to his teacher and his enemies both. And that sort of behaviour was the same as everyone else in AC, not least the Templars who knew about the House on the Hill but did nothing about it after Connor saw off their first attack force. The single worst thing about AC3 was the naval missions, because they were awesome but hidden away for whatever reason, same could be said for some of the missions in Far Cry as well.
  • Evanesco - January 20, 2013 1:43 p.m.

    Yea this article makes zero sense to me. Even as a joke, it doesn't make sense. AC3 was by far the better game for me. Far Cry 3 bored the hell out of me after I finished it in 8 hours. Assassin's Creed has always been more enjoyable to me.
  • Arcus28 - January 20, 2013 2:12 p.m.

    BLASPHEMY, TAKE IT BACK. You are insulting all humans in existence by writing these despicable words. Ahhhhhhh. Every time i your demonic words i cannot control the fury that rages within me ordering me to end your time on this planet. You have committed a great evil by writing these words.
  • Vulok - January 20, 2013 7:02 a.m.

    Thanks for the spoiler warning, I still haven't got to this game.
  • moknives - January 19, 2013 12:56 p.m.

    Awesome article, I completely agree with the lack of practical stealth present in recent AC's.
  • dcobs123 - January 18, 2013 4:52 p.m.

    This game was pure, stupid fun and I love it for that. Reminded me a lot of Just Cause 2.
  • tehtimeisnow - January 18, 2013 4:45 p.m.

    this gane sukcs its a bad ripof of call of duyt seriuosely just go by balck ops2 insted u wont regrat it
  • Leroy_Jenkins - January 23, 2013 9:34 p.m.

    Shame you're a cunt
  • Gamer717 - January 18, 2013 2:39 p.m.

    I decided it would be in my best interest to actually read this article backwards..
  • GoldenEagle1476 - January 18, 2013 1:11 p.m.

    Another similarity could be all of the collectables scattered around the island. Also, really glad to read an article by you, MIkel.
  • MyCoolWhiteLies - January 18, 2013 9:05 a.m.

    Playing through the game now, and I totally agree. This game so far has been FAR more fun for me than ACIII. As a shooter, it's also amazing. Halo 4 actually bored me, but this game has me at attention all the time, and I'm over 20 hours into it.
  • winner2 - January 18, 2013 5:28 a.m.

    Oh good, mikel's back! Woooh! Also, AC3 sucked horrendously, FC3 delivered amazingly. Just don't do something bad near the end, you might feel like a dick when the credits roll. At least, I did.
  • dcobs123 - January 18, 2013 4:51 p.m.

    You didn't really miss much both endings were a bit stupid, but the bad ending did feel out of place considering how far you went to save your friends. Also it doesn't makes sense that you can keep playing after the bad ending if you know what i'm talking about.
  • winner2 - January 19, 2013 4:22 p.m.

    I went on YouTube to see the "good ending after I went bad, and I was a little disappointed at both. I mean, I wasn't expecting the happiest of endings (when you have to make a big story choice you're practically never 100% pleased), but they each kind of ruined any chance for me to want to replay it. I got invested in certain characters and the story pretty deeply, so when that person dies in the good ending or when that 2nd visible death happens in the bad ending, I kind of feel like I lose either way. I thought I was going to get what I wanted but then you know...sike, not happening. And the free roam indeed doesn't make sense for what you mentioned. I loved the game and I'm not criticizing it at all, but I was a bit crushed at the end of it all.
  • shawksta - January 17, 2013 8:39 p.m.

    Well this was interesting Mikel! You and your beard are back!
  • garnsr - January 17, 2013 7:57 p.m.

    I don't like first person games much, but I've generally been enjoying my PS Plus free copy of Bioshock 2, and I've heard great things about Far Cry 3. I always feel like I've enjoyed all the Assassin's Creed games, but when I'm actually playing them I remember all the stupid things that I hated while playing them (why the Hell did I just jump away from a tower, and spend ten seconds falling, when I clearly was trying to go up?) I could go for another one, even if it is first person.
  • Moondoggie1157 - January 17, 2013 7:28 p.m.

    Still kinda skeptical... Far Cry 2 pissed me off. I never got into AC, I think I tried the 2nd one, but got bored pretty quickly... Thanks for the great article, Mikel!

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