Far Cry 3 is a great game, with a great story. Some people did not like it very much, but I think the story, and gameplay is great. Far Cry 3's story is the perfect mix of silly, and serious. You can watch your character change throughout the story. As i've said in my Skyrim review I have a ton of time on my hands, so in the begining I cleared every base. If you do that the game get's much easier. If you do the game normally, depending on what difficulty you play on it is quite tough, until you clear all bases.
The map of Far Cry 3 is amazing. There are 2 sections of the map, and they are both awesome. They are islands, divided by the north island, and south island. You start on the north island and you eventually get to the south island. The south island has harder enemies, bigger bases, and more guards in each base. I give Far Cry 3 a 9 3/4 out of 10.