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Matto3 and Matto4 *almost* make it to my favourite list

What I really enjoyed about FarCry was the stealth element. My favorite weapons are the sniper rifle and the silenced machine pistol. I enjoy well made maps, good atmosphere and well, stealth.

I hate "boss" fights, be they with "Bosses" or large numbers of enemies at the same time, out in the open. I also hate Trigens, but that's a good kind of hate.

So Matto3 and Matto4 almost made it for me, with Matto3 beating Matto4 except for the incomplete nature of Matto3's story.

Matto3: The good
  1. Silenced pistol with scope! Heaven!
  2. Lots and lots of humor scattered around.
  3. AWESOME maps. Really. Absolute top-notch crafting of textures, objects etc.
  4. Some innovative aspects, like shooting gas cylinder valves to turn them into rockets
  5. Some manipulation of the environment
  6. Multiple routes, to an extent
  7. Matrix style slow mo!
  8. No trigens

Matto3: The bad
  1. Incomplete - not really bad.
  2. Boss fight at a certain level
  3. No sniper rifle
  4. Jack Carvers voice acting. Sorry, even if I allow him to be British (quite suddenly, an ethnicity transplant as it were), that's not a native British accent.
Matto4: The good
  1. same as Matto3, except, see below.

Matto4: The bad
  1. Dude, where's my sniper rifle?
  2. Dude, where's my suppressed machine pistol?
  3. Dude, what's with all these Boss fights?
So, all in all Matto3,4 will appeal to most FarCry players, except those who want a stealth option.


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