I haven't played any of the previous Far Cry games. Not for any particular reason, just never got around to it. Strangely though, Far Cry 3 has really piqued my interest. The story looks pretty fun and, WOW is this Hoyt dude one sick mother! Do I expect this game to be as amazing as Halo, Black Ops 2 or Assassin's Creed 3? No. But I plan on checking it out sometime during the holidays. It's dropping in the US on December 4, 2012.