Tag: Open World

Far Cry New Dawn Review

Wasted Wasteland

HIGH Repeatable outposts.

LOW Forgettable villians in a series known for memorable ones.

WTF The Aurora Borealis? At this time of year? At this time of day? In this part of the country?


Far Cry: New Dawn Preview

Earlier this month, GameCritics was invited to a preview event featuring Far Cry: New Dawn, and the first thing I noticed about it was how colorful it was. Not that its predecessor Far Cry 5 was a bland game — far from it. It’s just that in New Dawn, nature seems to have taken on a more […]

Just Cause 4 Review

No Real Reason

HIGH The destruction wrought by the new weather effects.

LOW The lack of commitment to said weather effects.

WTF The grapple upgrades, which have zero practical use.


The Subtle Morality Of Far Cry 4

Far Cry is a diverse series that has varied wildly across its sequels. Far Cry 4 broke this trend by not only being in the same universe as Far Cry 3, but by reusing a majority of the same gameplay ideas. Another way it broke the cycle? By adding choice.


Shenmue I & II Review

I See

HIGH Offered an unprecedented level of detail for its time.

LOW The ludicrous maze-like layout of the Yellow Head Building.

WTF The absolutely bonkers left turn Shenmue II takes in its final moments.