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.
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.
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”
We’ve Been Here Before
HIGH That soundtrack absolutely rules.
LOW Navigating menus like a hub world.
WTF Yeah I’ve been in the pre-game lobby for a while now
HIGH It’s staggeringly beautiful.
LOW I never want to hear the word “honor” ever again.
WTF The absolute stockpile of headbands I’ve accumulated.
In Watch Dogs: Legion, London is a rich city known for multiculturalism and technological prowess. Then, after a series of bombings, private military corporation Albion steps in to help keep the city safe — whether they like it or not.
The manhunt for elusive boogeyman and rogue Division agent Aaron Keener is finally coming to a head with the upcoming Warlords of New York expansion for The Division 2. GameCritics was given a chance to go hands-on with the content to take a glimpse at how New York has fared since we visited in the first game, and also to see what it will take to finally track down Keener and his group of rogue agents.
…And Still Falling
HIGH Best Trials tutorial ever. Thanks, Fatshady!
LOW Having a perfect run on a balls-hard
track ruined by a framerate hiccup.
WTF Grinding for experience???