Man if you were waiting for that I hate to tell you, you could have picked it up very easily for $30 near release with all the GPUs and SSDs that came with vouchers for the game out in the wild. Not trying to pick on you. Just consider it next time! I think I paid $25 a wee bit after release, in FS/FT forum. Just stick around and post a bit!
Really want to pull the trigger on FC4, but I think I'm going to hold out for an even better deal on the Gold Edition. Even at $54 on sale, it still seems a little high based on a lot of player feedback that it doesn't really feel like a forward-stepping successor to FC3, but more of a rehash based in a different part of the world/scenario.
Thanks for the testimony. FC3 is, by far, my favorite first person shooter, so there's a lot for any sequels to live up to.
However, there is one thing... just one thing... that I absolutely hated about the gameplay (flashing textures and Ubisuck's general inability to make playable games aside): Rhinos. RHINOOOOOOS!!!!!!! Like early game near one shot, yay! Only way to kill them easily is to grab a shotgun and then kite them around a tree or rock for about 1-2 minutes straight. They're so tanky you can empty (full to zero) the entire assault rifle... and nothing happens! I know because I've done it. Worse yet, their AI is totally random. I get killed by a Rhino... respawn... start helping out some random dudes. A Rhino just comes out of nowhere and rams me. Literally, like from behind. I'm down to no health and get finished off after one ram. Eventually this happened enough that I grabbed a shotgun and RPG (RPG shots don't yield skins, so I switched to shotty) and actively started running around killing rhinos. Screw the campaign, this was totally worth it. Although hard because they take several shotgun clips to kill.