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Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon it Fairs Well Amidst Mobile Game’s Reign
Ubisoft’s Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon has already sold more than USD6 million worth of merchandise across retail and digital markets just two weeks after its release. In its quarterly financial report, the French video game developer announced that the standalone expansion for Far Cry 3 was able to sell 12.5 million copies. The report also indicated that the milestone was all because of the game’s performance, together with the outstanding sales record of Assassin’s Creed III and Just Dance 4 which are the all time high for the video game developer.
Far Cry 3, which is available on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360, is now the company’s fastest selling downloadable title. The game’s mechanics are pretty simple and straightforward; it is played by assuming the role of eye-patched cyborg protagonist Sergeant Rex Power Colt. The mission is to get the girl kill the bad guys in order to save the world. It is the ultimate good versus evil gameplay.
It is now very rare to see console games reap the same kind of success that Blood Dragon currently enjoys. According to critics, the large part of the French game company’s success was due to its homage to action flicks of the 1980s, a time when technology wasn’t as advanced as it is today and when communicating was done through snai lmail and not VoIP features of current smartphones. Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon features cheesy one-liners and villains with thick Russian accents that you mostly witnessed in 1980s films. It pokes fun at 80s action movies but never runs out of thrilling action gamers look for. It is also patronized because of its simple script, graphics, and storyline combined with music laid out through a retro title.
It is nice to hear a game meant for consoles prove to be successful because by now, news like this is pretty much like rain in the desert. Xbox, PlayStation, Wii, and other similar gaming platforms are outplayed by smartphones as more and more developers are now leaning towards the idea of concentrating on creating mobile games like Dead Space, Hitman, Asphalt 3D, Angry Birds, Subway Surfers, and others. In a survey done during the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco earlier this year, 58% of participants said that they plan to create games for smartphones rather than for the usual game consoles.
There’s a lot to love about mobile games. They are more convenient and portable compared to consoles and discs. Players can play on their smartphones anytime and anywhere they want. Take mobile games like Dungeon Hunter 4 by Gameloft, for example. This latest installment of the infamous RPG series is one of the biggest smartphone games today. It is a hit in several American states and European countries like France, the United Kingdom, and Spain.
Whenever an RPG enthusiast wants to play Dungeon Hunter 4, there’s no more need for him to go lag with a laptop and disrupt his schedule just to get his daily dose of hack and slash. All he needs now is his reliable smartphone and presto, he can enjoy Dungeon Hunter 4 in a heartbeat. It only goes to show why people are more drawn to playing mobile games on their smartphones. Not only are they convenient and enjoyable but also serve as great ways to bond with friends on game night.
On the other hand, the fact that Ubisoft’s Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon is able to gain a huge following amidst the reign of mobile games today says a lot about Ubisoft’s pedigree in game development. Ubisoft has always been one of the best game developers in the industry. The wacky take on Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon just proves how intelligent and adaptive the company is when it comes to video games.