Playing as a ‘Cyber Commando’ known as Sergeant Rex ‘Power’ Colt in this first stand-alone expansion of Far Cry 3, you must fight off an enemy army known as Omega Force consisting of Cyborgs, blood dragons and mutants after a nuclear war in a setting very reminiscent to that of the 80s.
The expansion itself has nothing to do with the story line from Far Cry 3.
Although it doesn’t do the game any justice, the synopsis from the official website states:
“The year is 2007. It is the future. Earth has been ravaged by a nuclear war and new paths for peace must be found. A U.S. cyborg army may have found a solution: a powerful bioweapon on a distant island. A Mark IV Cyber Commando, Sergeant Rex Power Colt has been sent over to gather information and figure out what the hell is going on.”
Blood Dragon packs all same the gun-slinging action as the base game and more, but also gives off a feeling you’ve taken LSD at the same time.
A prime example of game designers under the influence of drugs.
The cutscenes have been crafted in a retro-style, a 16-bit style to be precise, paying homage to a long list of movies and games.
At only $17.95 USD on Steam it’s an absolute steal. However, if you’ve enjoyed the open-world roaming of Far Cry 3, you may be sorely disappointed as the environment (in this writer’s opinion) is uninteresting and quite boring with no actual incentive to explore.
A real bummer is the fact that the game is relatively short, and can be completed within a single long sitting. It took nearly 6 hours for us here at Gamer Galaxy to completed it. We can only hope that a sequel of some form is released as we feel there’s more fun to be had.
Overall, despite the very minor negatives, the game is still brilliant and is definitely worth playing.