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.
Tag: Open World
Days Well Spent
HIGH Being surprised by a horde whilst exploring a mineshaft. Yikes!
LOW The forced stealth missions feel outdated.
WTF Deacon’s starting bike runs out of gas in about three minutes.
The original Everspace – which I Did Not Review back when it came out – was something of an oddity. A space combat roguelike, it inserted some pretty stunning production values into a subgenre that, at the time, was largely confined to low-budget indie projects. We got the gorgeous vistas and exciting dogfights of a modern Freespace successor, but folded and fitted into a digestible run-based structure.
I’ve never been an Assassin’s Creed fan. From the start, the series has always felt too bloated and full of busywork, and the premise of reliving past lives through DNA reconstruction (because DNA records every minute of action and every word of every ancestor’s life, I guess?) never gelled for me.
Learn From The Past Or Perish
HIGH Fi is SO ADORBS!
LOW The base inventory limit is shockingly small.
WTF Would two years of farmwork really render alchemy skills that rusty?
Greece Me Up!
HIGH The mountain race near the end is delightfully done.
LOW Some pretty noticeable bugs throughout.
WTF The eye-opening things about the Greek Gods and their proclivities.
Resistance & Revenge Without Retribution
HIGH A unique and lengthy list of playable characters.
LOW The story suffers severely with no central protagonist driving it.
WTF The quirk of “Dies Randomly”
I’ve Been Through England Like A Norse With No Name
HIGH It scratches the exploration itch like few open-world games can.
LOW My base PS4 can’t handle it at times.
WTF I really need to stop romancing almost every character I talk to.
Family Is Forever
HIGH The quiet scenes when Tommy talks to Sarah.
LOW Noticeable glitches. Also, I suck at driving.
WTF This game had me craving whiskey.
The Great Outdoors
HIGH The unlimited gliding feels amazing.
LOW Being unable to find the boat again after seeing it once.
WTF That signal reception area is *tiny*.