100th Review Special, Part 7: Let the Good Times Roll

We are now finished with the red and yellow tiers; the only ones left are the green tiers. In this post, I’ll be looking back over the games I’ve awarded a 7/10. The key difference between this tier and the one directly preceding it concerns my stance when asked whether or not I’d recommend a game. A 6/10 is a game I would have some reservations about recommending even if I think it’s technically good overall. There are no such reservations from this point onward; these are all games that were able to earn my seal of approval.

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100th Review Special, Part 5: Middle of the Road

Funnily enough, the conclusion of this particular post will take us to the exact halfway point of my list. It’s fitting because a 5/10 signifies that I could go either way when asked if I recommend a game. In the end, I feel that whether or not the reader should check any of the following games is a decision they themselves must make. They have a lot of qualities worth praising, yet you have to wade through a lot of annoyance before their true value begins to shine.

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Far Cry 4

Far Cry 4

Introduction

Created by Ubisoft, Far Cry 4 was originally released in 2014 across various platforms. The series is a thematic one, meaning that other than a few reoccurring ideas and throwaway lines, it has no storyline connections with the games that came before it. The setting is much different from the previous three games as well; rather than taking place in a tropical climate, Far Cry 4 is set in a mountainous region. Owing to the success of Far Cry 3, this game wound up being the series’ fastest-selling installment, selling seven million copies a little over a month after its release date.

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Far Cry 3

Far Cry 3

Introduction

Far Cry 3 was originally released in 2012 across multiple platforms. It was created by Ubisoft, the company behind Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Beyond Good & Evil, the Assassin’s Creed series, and many other notable games. Despite being the third entry in the series, this game features a plot unconnected with its predecessors. Far Cry is a thematic series – that is, the installments feature reoccurring ideas rather than following a single story or group of characters. One of the themes prevalent throughout the series is the idea of an outside force invading a paradise and turning it into hell on Earth for its native inhabitants.

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