I am very keen to play the next instalment of Far Cry. Far Cry 5 is out March 27th, 2018.
Looking back at the series I still think Far Cry 2 is my favourite so far. The fact you had a choice as to who your hero was and the great African setting made for a gritty, realistic game. I absolutely loved the buddy system where if you got heavily wounded and went down, they would come and rescue you, at the risk of dying themselves. It also had a great map editor for multiplayer.
Far Cry 3 had a great antagonist and a decent open world, but I didn’t really care too much for the twenty something extreme sports hero. Far Cry 4 had a better hero, but I felt (despite the setting change) it was far too similar to 3.
Far Cry Primal was quite fresh – and definitely worth a play. It does take a while to get use to the heavy melee focus, and initially, lots of running around on foot. Once you sink a few hours in though, it turns out to be a good experience overall.
Looking at the latest story trailer for Far Cry 5, and reading what changes are incoming, I am getting pretty excited for this game. Gone are the towers that have been in the Far Cry series since the beginning (to open up the world). Now, if you want to unlock a mission you just explore, and talk to people, read signs and find other points of interest. Yes, you can roam the world from the start. On top of this is full campaign co-op for two players.
The graphics look stunning and if the world is fleshed out as the story trailer suggests, I think Ubisoft could be on another winner with this game.
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