May 1st 2013 6:00 am PT

Arcade: Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon

Far Cry® 3 Blood DragonContent: Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon
Price: 1200 Microsoft Points
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Dash Text: Playing Far Cry® 3 Blood Dragon doesn’t require a copy of Far Cry® 3. Far Cry® 3 Blood Dragon is THE Kick-Ass Cyber Shooter taking place on a bizarre open-world island crawling with evil. Welcome to an 80’s VHS vision of the future. The year is 2007 and you are Sargent Rex Colt, a Mark IV Cyber Commando who’s fighting against a cyborg army gone rogue. Your mission: get the girl, kill the baddies, and save the world. Experience every cliché of a VHS era vision of a nuclear future, where cyborgs, blood dragons, mutants, and Michael Biehn (Terminator, Aliens, Navy Seals) collide.

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  • Senses Failed

    Ooh Navy Seals..

  • Reinier Martinez

    This game is sooooo rad, I know I’m gonna love it. :P

  • Thad Vein

    I pity the fool that don’t buy this.

  • mr dude 360

    ah i forgot this was coming out today and iv just spent my money there is no god :(

  • Ujn Hunter

    $10 or bust for ANY digital download. Sorry.

    • mcmax3000

      If that’s your attitude, you’re missing out on a number of amazing digital games.

      • Ujn Hunter

        Sorry. Rentals aren’t worth more than $10 to me. Will wait for sale or will not buy.

        • Z4M0

          Downloadable content isn’t exactly rental… hope you noticed. Besides, way to go… you are missing better games than the best retail ones, if you ask me. In example terraria alone gives more value for your money than half of the current retail catalog put together. Same goes with stuff like trials, etc.

          Some arcades’ gameplay is smoother than most of retail ones, plus give you three times of content.

          • Curtis Isabell

            It’s still pretty bad, when we can sell arcade games to other users the sales will increase dramatically, blood dragon was available Tuesday on ps3(day before xbox) and I thought about getting it, but will I play it for long? I got Prototype 2 for $5 new a few months ago but blood dragon will be $15 probably until christmas the problem is these prices never drop like the retail sector, and then to top it all off no trade ins to help lower the hit to the wallet even more.

            as for the game (at least the demo) it was fun, the demo alone is worth trying to the tutorial, it’s refreshing to have a comedic shooter instead of the same old same old.

          • Z4M0

            I understand your points, but can’t see them half consistent as you do. If you paid $5 for a game new, you hardly won’t get much for selling it back.

            Also, we got in example RETRO CITY RAMPAGE discounted lately. To 600 msp. Thats 4.80€ to me, and the game came out when ? a month ago ? So their price doesn’t drop ? I personally don’t sell my games and considering the amount of fun per hour I’m getting I can’t complain as hard as some do.

            Of course, microsoft does wrong stuff, won’t deny that but hey, life is something else than being a 24/7 whiner / troll (not looking at you, just telling about those psn trollboys coming here to downvote eveything as if they were affecting us that way -rolleyes-)

        • Riddick Snipes

          Yet another fool who thinks xbla titles r rentals. U need a bullet.

          • Ujn Hunter

            Any game that is sold digitally with DRM from a server is a Rental. Have fun trying to re-download/play your game collection when Microsoft decides it’s time to put the Xbox 360 to sleep and disconnect Xbox Live like they did with the original Xbox. Maybe you never bought any DLC or downloaded any patches on the original Xbox, so you don’t yet understand that you’re spending your money on disposable virtual items.

          • Riddick Snipes

            Really. On single player games too then?

          • Ujn Hunter

            Yes. All Digital Downloads have DRM.

          • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

            This has been a concern of mine as well but I always thought the only way we would get screwed is by not having the game’s title updates (due to the fact that MS still uses that temporary cache to store our game updates on instead of using the HDD like all our apps do) when they stop download support of the game. I’ve already tested this out not only with XBLA titles but with Retail games as well.
            Did you know that RE5 Gold edition (the equvilent to GOTY) is shipped without the title update on the disk? God forbid someone bought that game for their kid and they don’t have an internet connection at home, they won’t be able to access the two single player dlc campaigns. I know, I tested it by clearing my cache and logging in offline.. Sure enough, both Desperate Escape and Lost In Nightmares don’t even show up under the extras menu without the title update that we can only get by connecting online. I think this maybe another example of what you are referring to.
            So from what I’m understanding here is that without the current game’s title updates, our saves (if created with the title update) will not work forcing us to start over from scratch without the title update if we choose to go back and play some x360 games 10 or 20 years down the line.
            My question for you is this.. If MS changes their ways and starts mandating that all title updates are saved to our HDD’s instead of our temporary cache, wouldn’t that solve a big portion of the problem? At least then we would only have to worry about backing up our stuff and/or a console or HDD failure to make our old purchases completely worthless.
            This is a serious issue that I’ve been thinking about alot lately and I’m very curious about your opinion on this.

          • Ujn Hunter

            Yes. This is one of the biggest problems with games right now that most people do not understand or even see yet. It was especially problematic with the original Xbox in that it only held so many “Title Updates” in the cache before clearing them out for other games… so if you try to play some of your games now… you can’t.

            This is also why “Day One” patching is a huge problem that some people think is okay because they don’t foresee the problem in the future. This has to do with all DLC as well… even the “Free” DLC unlock codes will pose a problem in the future and why I hate them, even if they’re “Free”. It should have just been on the disc already “unlocked”.

            Thank you for bringing up the Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition as a prime example of the problem. Also note that even if you backup all your saves and HDD’s… if your original Xbox 360 dies… the licenses also die. Without being able to log into Xbox Live to redownload your licenses or check your Xbox Gamertag… your Digital Downloads are all worthless and unplayable.

            I pity the people who actually download full priced games or people who are “OK” with an all digital future. Have fun when your $600 game collection is unplayable. Retail or bust for me. I’m gone in an all digital future.

      • gamereviewgod

        Consumer rights are more important than game quality.

        • mcmax3000

          I’m not sure what the “consumer right” is here.

          The only “consumer right” I see in this situation is their right to choose whether, or not to buy a digital game that is priced over $10.

          They’re well within their right to choose not to, and I never implied otherwise. All I stated is that they’re missing out on some great games by choosing to evaluate a game solely on its price, instead of whether, or not it has enough value to warrant that price (which a number of great XBLA games do).

          • gamereviewgod

            Well, it’s like a lot of people who buckle and buy just because without considering the impact it can have. You’re right, he can choose not to buy, but when he makes the statement, and a lot of people lash out. You were calm and reasoned, but many are not.

            Digital isn’t about convenience, it’s about control on the part of the publisher. That’s what you’re supporting. For $10, I’ll take a shot here and there knowing I’ll lose access down the line. More than that and it’s just not worth it no matter the quality.

          • mcmax3000

            “Digital isn’t about convenience, it’s about control on the part of the publisher. That’s what you’re supporting.”

            I’m supporting what I believe to be quality games. How they’re distributed is mostly irrelevant to me personally.

            If it’s digital only, I’ll buy it digitally. If it’s retail only, I’ll buy it at retail.

            If I have a choice, I’ll usually buy retail, unless it’s significantly cheaper digitally, mostly due to the bandwidth constraints from my ISP. I don’t lend games, or resell them, so constraints placed on them by the publishers, while occasionally annoying, very rarely have any significant effect on my enjoyment of the product that I’ve purchased.

          • Mario Pendleton マリオ

            I’m so glad I don’t have bandwidth constraints from my ISP. I download/stream stuff on a weekly basis.

          • Getsuga_Tensho

            I believe you are wrong on that one. DRM is a side effect of digital but it’s not the cause. Digital releases provide benefits to both publishers and consumers.

            Consumers get access to a whole library of games they can download without having to leave the house along with not having to worry about keeping a physical copy in good condition or having it take up space.

            This benefit in turn gives developers a much easier way to distribute their games and their sales aren’t partially dependent on the retailers that sell their games. On top of that, no need to spend money on packaging, printing and shipping games.

            Not all digital games offer the same or even a similar experience or amount of content. The scale and quality of a game determines what a game is worth.

            I prefer basing my purchasing principles on how much an individual game is worth to me after playing a trial or looking up info on it versus how much the game is being sold for.

            How you spend your money is your choice so I’m not telling you how to spend it. Just giving my opinion on this.

          • Mario Pendleton マリオ

            Damn straight Max.

          • Ujn Hunter

            If it was a retail release I’d gladly pay $20 or more for it. It is a DRM Digital Download Rental however, which I refuse to pay more than $10 for. I don’t like throwing my money away on disposable experiences. I either wait for it to go on sale for $10 or less… or skip it.

          • Getsuga_Tensho

            It’s your money so I won’t tell you how to spend it but for me, it comes down to the experience and amount of content on offer. Blood Dragon hits the sweet spot for me.

            It’s one of the few games that offer a good amount of content, offer an incredibly fun gaming experience, knows how much it’s worth and doesn’t try to price it higher anyways.

    • Riddick Snipes

      Douchebag = u

  • Zack Stein

    I loved the demo – I’ll be purchasing this one.

  • Karl Cramer

    Ah-hahaha. The trailer for this game hit all my 80s action movie nostalgia buttons. It even has Michael Biehn.

  • Ganon255

    uhhhh, RAD!

  • Larry Brown

    Just played the demo! One word “HOOKED!”. Ok one word with what my son would call a “excitement mark”!

  • Mario Pendleton マリオ

    When I first saw an image of Blood Dragon I thought it was going to be DLC for Far Cry 3 so I didn’t pay any attention to it. I only just watched a trailer for it last week and the VHS 80’s stuff is what got me interested in it. Since then I’ve been clamoring for more info and gameplay. Time to try out the demo, but it’s a safe bet that I’ll unlock the full game.

  • JamesValadez

    Are punchcards going to update for this month, or will the same ones continue? I’m curious since I want to buy FC3:BD and Monaco, when it releases, but if another deal requiring X points be spent then I’ll wait and see.

    • Z4M0

      it would be ace to continue with ARCADE related promos, as I’m also interested in BD and monaco too but at this pace (some discounted arcades this month and 2 on release date) won’t be paying release date price unless there’s incentives to do so.

      Also with my increasing backlog of retail/XBLA titles, plus being hooked to terraria so badly can’t find a reason other than a getting points back (kinda like DOTW without having to wait) if they want me to buy recently released stuff…

      • JamesValadez

        Same here. I just picked up The Witcher 2 and I could be persuaded into buying BD and Monaco in addition to WRC Powerslide if these punch cards continue. Otherwise I’m more than content to wait it out for deals since it would give me more time with TW2 and other games I’ve been meaning to replay

  • Toby Smith

    i bought it without trying the demo…and i love it…knew i would as i liked far cry3 alot too…fact is if they released this on disc i’d buy it again…great gameplay and the sense of humor (and inside jokes if you’re old enough to remember the 80’s) is insane…good on ubisoft for giving us a great one

  • Darth Stewie

    Is this strictly a single player game?

    • Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

      Yes, given co op or even a retail full game this could be a winner on a large scale. so much 80 references you won’t even realise them all

      • Darth Stewie

        Thanks! I’ll be picking this up later today. Heard nothing but good things about it.