This week’s games news
- The Guardian, Friday 15 March 2013
PC gamers missing the visceral thrills of Far Cry 3 will be overjoyed at the patch currently available for download, which adds an extra-hard difficulty level and lets you reset the game’s enemy outposts. Although not part of the plot, the process of observing then quietly stalking each encampment was the highlight of the game, and their repopulation supplies a totally free extra few hours’ jovial jungle gunnery. Also on current release is Chain Story (iPhone, iPad), which is a digital re-imagining of the party game where you write part of a story then fold the paper over and pass it on, before reading back the accidental lunacy you’ve mutually created. Despite the odd non sequitur and a slight leaning towards American high school scenarios, it’s a hugely addictive process and one that throws up way more than its fair share of silliness and hilarity.