Every year there tends to be a game released super late. A game that manages to almost miss out on Game of the Year discussions, but just about makes it. Last year it was The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. This year? It's unarguably Far Cry 3.
I had fully intended to play Far Cry 3 this weekend, but ended up having people over most of the time, which meant that everyone ended up playing more NintendoLand and New Super Mario Bros. U. I wasn't that disappointed, seeing as I enjoy both those games, but that does mean that I, personally, don't have too much to say about Far Cry 3 yet.
Some of my friends, particularly those that loved Far Cry 2, have expressed disappointment with the game but those with zero expectations seem to have enjoyed it. That's a massive generalisation, obviously, but it appears to be pretty consistent across the spectrum.
So I'm really looking to hear what you folks have to say about the game. Should I put it right to the top of the Christmas holiday pile?