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Far Cry 6 Preview

With its eerily familiar locations, its plot about freeing an island from brutal dictator, and a casually-murderous villain from the TV show Better Call Saul, Ubisoft’s upcoming Far Cry 6 immediately feels like a knowing throwback to the genre-redefining Far Cry 3. The crucial difference between them, however, lies in the point of view. Where FC3 wanted players to feel baffled and intrigued by the strange new world they were exploring, FC6 puts them in the role of a citizen of Yara, the fictional Carribean island on which the game is set.


Green Hell Review

Hell Is Other People

HIGH The survival systems are fantastic.

LOW Whenever the story mode decides to tell a story.

WTF Green Hell” as a title.


Stellaris: Nemesis Review

I Became My Own Worst Enemy

HIGH Surviving long enough to witness a galactic empire rise to glory… or infamy.

LOW Having my empire absorbed repeatedly by mid-game. 

WTF The xenophobic AI humans hated me while I was playing as human.


No More Heroes III Review

Point After Touchdown

HIGH There’s a move called the “Screw****er Death Kick”

LOW The open world traversal is downright awful

WTF Could we maybe get just one woman in a Suda game that isn’t a sexual fetish come to life?


Graviter

A Puzzler That Pulls You In

HIGH The satisfaction of clearing a stage with minimal pauses.

LOW Input lag and speed of the comet make the pauses hard to time.

WTF Directing a comet towards paw prints in order to rescue a cat devoured by a black hole!?