Is pretty freakin' awesome! Wow, this really is Skyrim with guns. The plant picking, crafting, and even the music when you do certain things like pick a skill after you level up definitely has a Skyrim flair to it.
The gun play is fast and exciting. I'm going pure stealth with a silenced G69 (or something) pistol and the recurved bow, which is a fantastic weapon. It's nice being able to get your arrows back 100% of the time, unlike Skyrim where it's random based on a roll if you're going to get your arrows back. I've taken out multiple enemy outposts with nothing but a bow, knife and some rocks.
The first outpost I came across, there was as I was scouting the area to get the best possible vantage, I saw a tiger on the road, so I lured it into the camp by throwing rocks and it went to town killing 3 enemies and a dog before it was taken down. 2 arrows later, and the place was mine.
The skills are fun too, like I have a skill now that allows me to drag bodies after I perform a stealth kill with my knife on them, which is way better than leaving them there for all to see, then the base gets alerted, it's just not good.
As I mentioned earlier, the crafting is so much fun. The map makes finding animals really easy and there are plants of different colors all over the place. I really spend most of my time looking for animals so that I can craft things that let me hold more items, weapons and money. Crafting couldn't be easier either. You don't need to go to a village to find a deer hide to tan leather, all you need are the requisite ingredients and you can craft right from the Start menu, and, in terms of equipment, it's automatically equipped and ready for use.
Speaking of money, it's everywhere, and the shop is cheap. You can buy weapons and then buy attachments for those weapons. Every dead body has cash or an item you can sell for cash. It took no time at all before my 1k wallet was full. Now my wallet can carry 4k, and I'm filling that up in record time too.
The game is fantastic, it's like Just Cause 2 on steroids. I can't wait to play more of it tonight.
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