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The Most Playable 80s Film Tie-In Of Them All – Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon Review

FAR CRY 3: BLOOD DRAGON (2013) – UBISOFT MONTREAL

The guy who designed this art also did the front cover for Drive. Whcih you should also watch. Now
The guy who designed this art also did the front cover for Drive. Which you should also watch. Right now.

I wasn’t even alive at the time (child of the 90s), but I know full well that the 1980s were terrible. In the United Kingdom, the miners brawled with the police as Thatcher’s Britain took form, the stocks fell and the yuppies arrived. Everyone wore hideous clothing, sported big hairstyles and awkwardly shuffled around to Blue Monday, and all the while humanity cowered at the ongoing prospect of nuclear Armageddon as the Cold War escalated for the final time.

Fortunately, no one cares to remember the real version of the 80s and instead reminisce about the TRUE 80s – a time when synthesizers were king and new fangled computers called ‘Nintendo Entertainment System’ & ‘Commodore 64’ stole away many a childhood afternoon. A time when people draped themselves in hot pink and danced madly to the latest pop sensations. And a time when an average conversation was made up entirely of quotes from Miami Vice and an endless number of action and sci-fi films such as Die Hard, The Terminator, Aliens and Predator. Okay, I might be exaggerating a bit and basing my knowledge of the forgotten decade entirely upon Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, but my point is that people now see the 80s, particularly those latter films, as a cool thing to emulate.

Enter Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon – while the game may share its name with the excellent open world title from 2012, that is where the similarities end. Continue reading The Most Playable 80s Film Tie-In Of Them All – Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon Review