Far Cry 6 review: Viva la gunplay

Far Cry 6 takes some impressive leaps forward but struggles to maintain focus at times.

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To the surprise of nobody, Far Cry 6 is a huge game. There are endless sights to see and things to do, but some activities don’t live up to expectations. One of its greatest strengths thus becomes a weakness at times. Thankfully, what Far Cry 6 gets right outweighs the instances where it falls short.

Welcome to Yara

Far Cry 6 begins with an introduction to the main character, Dani, as well as Dani’s two friends, Lita and Alejo. The group is having a couple of drinks on a rooftop when soldiers move in and round people up for the Draft to Paradise, an "opportunity" to work for a better Yara, a country that’s struggling with crippling poverty. Yara's dictator, Anton Castillo, is not afraid to make tough choices that he believes are necessary to get the country back on track.

It’s here that you will select between a female or male character, both uniquely voiced, providing a full narrative experience regardless of who is chosen. Once you make a choice, bullets begin to fly. You are forced to sneak, run, jump, and generally parkour over balconies and through streets to escape death. It’s an impressive bit of gameplay to kick things off, and soon Dani gets to meet Anton Castillo and his son Diego face to face. As is often the case early in a story, this first meeting doesn’t go well for the main character.

Soon after this meeting, you're introduced to the guerrilla organization known as Libertad. A group that is pushing back against Castillo’s regime. While it’s clear early on that they are a thorn in Castillo’s side, they desperately need a hero, which is where you come in. The group’s leader, Clara, will ask you to fight back against Castillo’s forces and recruit key figures to increase the strength and capabilities of Libertad. With that, the stage for Far Cry 6 is set and you are (sort of) free to explore the vast country of Yara.

A walk in the park

Once you're loose in Yara, a major strength is immediately clear. Far Cry 6 is one of the most gorgeous games I have ever played. I was able to run it at a resolution of 2560x1440 (2K) with most settings cranked and the HD texture pack installed. The result is a world filled with beautiful mountains, forests, beaches, cities, and tucked away areas to explore. There aren't a lot of quiet moments in Far Cry 6, but when there are, you'd be wise to take a moment to enjoy the view.

My first walkabout in Far Cry 6 featured plenty to sink my teeth into. First, I noticed the guerrilla paths that allow travel without being confronted by enemies constantly. Along those paths are various Libertad NPCs that will offer tidbits of information you can use, as well as hideouts and workbenches. It’s never too far to the next car, boat, horse, plane, or helicopter, so if walking isn’t ideal, you can grab a ride to the next destination.

Around this time is also when I noticed that I couldn’t see enemies as well as I expected. I’m color blind, but Far Cry 6 is packed with accessibility options ranging from menu narration to outlined enemies to choices in difficulty. These options are presented as the game launches, so those that need some or all of the options can tweak them right out of the gate, which I thought was a fantastic move by Ubisoft.

Let’s ride instead

Traversing Yara in any vehicle is enjoyable, whether it’s gliding across the water in a boat, flying over the vast mountains, or bombing down the highway in one of the cars (rides) with the radio cranked. It cannot be stated enough that Far Cry 6 is breathtaking. This is furthered by a strong collection of music that can be enjoyed by turning the radio on in any vehicle found in the world. If what’s playing is particularly good, you might hear Dani singing along.

The pain point I foresee with vehicles is the first-person only perspective. The option to drive any vehicle in third-person doesn’t exist in Far Cry 6. At first, I thought this was a terrible choice, but the more I fly or drive, the more I appreciate it. While I expect that stance won’t be shared by many, I’ve often criticized Ubisoft for trying to be everything to everyone. There’s lots of that in Far Cry 6, but first-person only vehicle operation is at least a design decision that is unique and will be remembered. How it’s remembered, only time will tell.

Deep and beautiful violence

A major win for Far Cry 6 is the combat and movement. Not long after you're turned loose in the world, you'll receive your first Supremo, a backpack that acts like a mobile skill tree with a special ability and some gadgets. The unique ability charges over time, and features things like a barrage of rockets, cloud of poison, or healing abilities. Supremos can be equipped or modified at any workbench, allowing you to swap them in and out to fit the situation. Instead of always having the skills you selected in a traditional skill tree active, you are focusing your build around the gear you're wearing and carrying. This is a step away from other Ubisoft offerings and a decision that I applaud.

Before heading out on a mission or engaging in combat, you'll normally start at a base, camp, HQ, or any of the other places Libertad calls home. I mean, you don’t have to start there, but friendly camps allow players to improve their gear, buy new gear, call for vehicles, get quests, and even take part in some of the many activities in Yara. Camps can be upgraded via a construction desk that allows you to build specific additions for activities like hunting and fishing, as well as other endeavors.

After leaving camp and setting out to cause trouble, the gear and combat came together for me. I used a Supremo backpack that fired a barrage of rockets. I added perception grenades to mark enemies, EMP grenades to disable alarms, regular grenades for blowing stuff up, and baseballs to lure and distract foes. Combine this with my suppressed lever-action rifle with a 4x scope, an SMG, and an RPG, and I was living the guerrilla fantasy my way and having a blast. Stealth was no longer the slow play it used to be. I was clearing bases in a few minutes, going full parkour by scaling walls and zooming down zip lines, ending with satisfying headshots that I’m utterly addicted to. When injured in the fight, I loved seeing Dani heal by bending a broken finger to point the right way, snapping a dislocated wrist into place, or wrapping duct tape around a wound.

When a location is cleared and your fingers are pointing in the right direction, it’s time to collect the loot. Far Cry 6 does a better job of not making you spend 15 minutes picking up weapons and armor after every fight, which was an issue in Ghost Recon Breakpoint. There might be one gun, which could be a standard or a unique weapon. These drop at different levels, and overcoming the enemy is about not only leveling up your character, but also choosing the right gear for the job.

Combat efficiency is tied into the gear you wear or the perks and mods equipped on weapons. Clothing can offer bonuses, but the transmog system means you can look the way you want and not give up any of the functionality. While the bulk of Far Cry 6 is first person, Dani will appear in cutscenes wearing whatever you equipped. The result is unique builds designed to to be powerful no matter the individual styles of play, while not giving up anything in terms of visual expression.

What misses for me in Far Cry 6 are companions. Some of the quests to get these companions are fun, but most of the time these helpers are more of a nuisance than anything. The number of times Chorizo (the little dog with wheels for back legs) would get stuck trying to follow me, or get downed in combat, far outweighed any benefit. That’s not to say companions aren’t adorable (Chorizo) or hilarious (Chicharron) but, unfortunately, that doesn’t translate into useful. Frankly, I miss Nick Rye from Far Cry 5.

Where to begin?

Far Cry 6 is stuffed with so many things going on that it’s impossible to discuss each system or feature in detail without turning this into a novel. While there’s the perception that more content is better, and that can be true, too much content means that not all of it ends up being high quality. With Far Cry 6, it feels like Ubisoft knew that to fill this vast map, it had to stick everything possible into Yara, and some of it misses the mark.

On the other hand, some things do stick. The Treasure Hunts in Far Cry 6 are both fun and rewarding, offering simple puzzles to solve or tricky terrain to navigate. At the end you'll normally find a useful piece of gear as your reward. Yaran Stories can be hit or miss. These side missions can lead to recruiting a new companion or NPC, or just uncovering more about Yara in general. Racing is a cool way to pass time and collect items for your ride, and I was oddly addicted to Los Bandidos Operations, a cool mini game that can be played at camps where players must deploy leaders and guerrillas to complete an objective. It’s something that plays out in menus, but it’s well done and an unexpected highlight for me.

The activities I’m not a fan of are hunting, fishing, mythical creatures, and cockfighting. These generally tie into other parts of gameplay, like trading fish and animal meat for materials. The problem with fishing and hunting specifically, is that other games do it better than Far Cry 6, and the motivation to to hunt or fish in Yara misses badly. I have no desire to go fishing to get meat I can trade for a material needed to upgrade a weapon, and since these activities don't really offer any captivating gameplay on their own, I generally couldn't be bothered. The lone exception to this was killing mythical creatures without ever having to leave my helicopter. It felt very Far Cry, but even that didn't compel me to look for more of them.

Far Cry 6 also features a Special Operations mode that can be played solo or in co-op. These can reward gear items and a special currency that can be used to buy things from a specific vendor. Once you complete a Special Operation on the lowest difficulty, you can head back in and try it on a harder one. My time in Special Operations was as a solo player and, while fun, it's clearly designed with co-op in mind. 

15 minutes of fame

When it comes to the characters and story of Far Cry 6, I loved the performances and thought most of the actors did a fantastic job, especially Nisa Gunduz (female Dani) and Giancarlo Esposito (Anton Castillo). My issue is that most of the NPCs that you meet along the way are written in a way that makes them so over the top that they are each forgettable. If everyone at the party is the center of attention, nobody is, and Far Cry 6 falls into this trap. Juan Cortez, a Libertad member, might be the exception.

Giancarlo Esposito suffers the same fate as Jon Bernthal in Ghost Recon Breakpoint. I think Esposito got about five minutes of screen time in the first 10 hours. That obviously picks up in the back half of the experience as the narrative progresses, but there are long gaps between appearances that can lead to the story losing its steam. Some of this could have been the order I chose to play through missions, or how much exploring I did outside of the main story, but a bit more of Esposito early on wouldn’t have been a bad thing. The scenes where Castillo is grooming his son Diego to be the future leader of Yara are fantastic.

Truth or lies

When the dust finally settles in Yara, Far Cry 6 is both a fantastic game with some unique design choices and one that tries too hard to please everyone. The scope of activities and the gaps between meaningful screen time for Anton Castillo early on can lead to an experience that lacks direction.

Even with a few missteps, Far Cry 6 is a triumph in a few ways that should be celebrated. The graphics are spectacular, and I imagine they will be spoken about by everyone who visits Yara. The choice to leave the skill tree behind has resulted in engaging combat that makes the gameplay feel tighter. Mix in a few fun activities while ignoring some that fail to resonate, and the good far outweighs the bad. Far Cry 6 is an immensely fun game that series fans and open-world aficionados won’t want to miss.


This review is based on a PC download key provided by the publisher for review considerations. Far Cry 6 will be available for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Google Stadia, Microsoft Windows on October 7, 2021.

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Review for
Far Cry 6
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Pros
  • Yara is visually stunning
  • No traditional skill tree
  • Treasure Hunts are fun
  • Great combat, no matter the style
  • Mostly great acting
Cons
  • Hunting and Fishing miss the mark
  • Not in love with companion gameplay
  • More Anton Castillo early on please
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    October 6, 2021 4:00 AM

    Bill Lavoy posted a new article, Far Cry 6 review: Viva la gunplay

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      October 6, 2021 4:14 AM

      Hmmmm

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        October 6, 2021 4:17 AM

        So for those who didn't like 4 or 5 or New Dawn, probably won't find anything new to enjoy here?

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          October 6, 2021 4:30 AM

          What parts did you not like about Far Cry 5? There are changes.

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            October 6, 2021 4:42 AM

            Aside from 4 and 5 and new dawn essentially feeling like the same game to me (same as 3), what I liked less and less about the series was mostly around the gunplay changes :

            1) It has become more and more arcadey / over the top
            2) Related to 1 I guess, it feels like my shots have less impact / I get less feedback from hitting bad guys

            Also the lack of enemy variety, though I realize that's hard to address in a game like this

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              October 6, 2021 5:27 AM

              There have been significant changes to the gun play and some game play additions. Don't know if it will be towards your liking but its more complex.

              ACG reviews touches on this:
              https://youtu.be/WG3RuvDF0V4?t=720

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                October 6, 2021 5:34 AM

                I'll check that out today, thanks!

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              October 6, 2021 6:34 AM

              From what I have seen, the shooting and AI is pretty bad. They barely react to gunfire. They just stand there waiting to be shot and takes lots of hits. You barely have to take cover. Just shoot at brainless targets.

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                October 6, 2021 6:37 AM

                They reacted just fine in 3, 4, and 5. Not really expecting anything radically different here. It's also a video game, which as an entire medium spanning 30+ years has yet to feature anything remotely like competent, realistic AI. Fairly certain you will have to take cover, like the previous games.

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                  October 6, 2021 9:07 AM

                  They are barely a threat. You can stand in the open for a few seconds while they are multiple people shooting at you while you pick them one by one. Sure you do have to take cover at some point but that's how the game is. I guess some people enjoy that but I don't.

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        October 6, 2021 5:49 AM

        You’re gonna buy it just do it.

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          October 6, 2021 5:52 AM

          Metroid Dread in 2 days!!!

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            October 6, 2021 7:02 AM

            Just pre-ordered now. Those reviews are looking good! lol

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        October 6, 2021 5:52 AM

        It’s a Ubisoft game man. It’ll be 40 bucks by Christmas or sooner. Buying a Ubisoft game full price is like driving a new car off the lot and into the Grand Canyon

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          October 6, 2021 5:53 AM

          Yea I'm definitly passing on a full price purchase here

          I bought 5 and new dawn at a deep discount

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          October 6, 2021 8:05 AM

          So is driving a used car off the lot into the Grand Canyon the wiser choice?

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          October 6, 2021 7:38 PM

          This. I've got stuff in my queue that I'm playing/fucking around with. I'll pick this up when it drops down in price. Might even wait until I get a new rig.

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      October 6, 2021 4:20 AM

      Did they mess up fishing? Fishing in Far cry 5 was amazing!

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      October 6, 2021 4:21 AM

      Also, no companions? It's still co-op campaign right?

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        October 6, 2021 4:27 AM

        Just saw a stream and there's co-op. As for companions on the stream I saw you can have a pet alligator and the alligator has a jacket so I think you can get animal companions

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          October 6, 2021 4:28 AM

          Great, excellent! Thank you

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          October 6, 2021 7:28 AM

          There's the weiner dog, the alligator, and the rooster, all of which have been shown previously. There's supposedly a bobcat named Champagne, but I think you have to pre-order to get it.

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        October 6, 2021 4:32 AM

        All the Amigos (Fangs for hire) are animals though human NPC will join in the fight if they are around or part of the mission script.

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        October 6, 2021 4:40 AM

        The review literally says it has companions lol

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          October 6, 2021 5:01 AM

          Yes, I was trying to express my reaction. Sorry for any confusion.

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      October 6, 2021 4:39 AM

      Hardware unboxed has a ton of video card benchmarks so you can see how Far Cry 6 will run on your system. (I got it for the XSX)
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cy5yz6BRJc8

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        October 6, 2021 4:54 AM

        So here rtx basically makes 0 visual difference, but at least there is minimal impact on performance for those who turn it on

        Dissapointing :/

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          October 6, 2021 6:13 AM

          stupid, if true, that the reason there's no real rtx implementation is AMD marketing so the gimped RTX features to allow it to run well on AMD. that'd be real shitty

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            October 6, 2021 7:28 AM

            It's an AMD sponsored title so not surprising.

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              October 6, 2021 8:00 AM

              understood, i'm saying its super shitty that visuals are actually gimped by a graphics card sponsorship

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        October 6, 2021 11:40 AM

        Man, watching these are very interesting, I mean looking at Ultra v. Medium, I sure have a hard time noticing the difference.

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          October 6, 2021 11:43 AM

          I mean I could run it at higher settings with ray tracing on the 3070....but starting to think...why do so? especially ray tracing in this title.

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            October 6, 2021 11:44 AM

            Agreed, gimmie that frames per second I guess

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      October 6, 2021 5:02 AM

      Well shit, I thought it was out today...

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      October 6, 2021 5:45 AM

      Steve Saylor's accessibility review of Far Cry 6. The link should jump past the background info on the game and start right at the accessibility spot.

      https://youtu.be/GanDDIxv_JA?t=443

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      October 6, 2021 6:25 AM

      "Once you're loose in Yara, a major strength is immediately clear. Far Cry 6 is one of the most gorgeous games I have ever played"
      Let's go!

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      October 6, 2021 6:26 AM

      Sounds like fun to me, especially at the price of 1-2 months of Ubi+.

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        October 6, 2021 7:24 AM

        Yep. It gives me an excuse to play Fenix Rising and get a bit further in Asshala as well.

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          October 6, 2021 7:27 AM

          Oh yeah, Fenix Rising had a bunch of DLC too. I should go back to that.

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      October 6, 2021 7:59 AM

      Far Cry 6 at 76 on Metacritic. Lowest rated Far Cry ever. Oh well.

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        October 6, 2021 8:11 AM

        A lot of the “reviews” aren’t even about the game. Just gripes about the formula for the game.

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          October 6, 2021 8:56 AM

          To be fair the formula is super stale.

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            October 6, 2021 9:02 AM

            Believe me I get that as an overarching complaint. I’m not saying it’s invalid. It just seems to be the extremely dominant thing - with very little references to the actual game.

            BF2042 there are substantial things to influence a negative perspective- FROM IN THE GAME. Not just punting “ugh it’s still a huge map with people shooting at each other - so stale”

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          October 6, 2021 7:35 PM

          Ok but the game is the formula so

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        October 6, 2021 8:27 AM

        I don’t view it as a bad thing, maybe bad reviews and poor sales will signal to Ubisoft to stop making the same game every year

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          October 6, 2021 8:33 AM

          It's been 3.5 years since 5.

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            October 6, 2021 8:48 AM

            Shit, that is crazy. Feels like they release these way more often

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              October 6, 2021 8:49 AM

              it's cause they're all the same

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                October 6, 2021 8:54 AM

                It’s weird to have that be the heavy complaint for a sequential game where it IS supposed to be mostly the same

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            October 6, 2021 9:03 AM

            They also release the same game under the name ghost recon, watch dog and ass creed.

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          October 6, 2021 8:53 AM

          They will make it a live service game like the next Assassin's Creed.

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          October 6, 2021 8:56 AM

          I'm not excited about it simply because of this, they are more or less same game with a new coat of paint. Also the story in 5 was awful

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        October 6, 2021 8:45 AM

        Told ya it was bad.

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        October 6, 2021 8:45 AM

        Hard pass

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        October 6, 2021 8:57 AM

        HOW DO YOU DO FELLOW AUSTRALIANS? https://i.imgur.com/tVLzEVz.jpg

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        October 6, 2021 9:00 AM

        It's Far Cry, what were people expecting? I'm going in when it releases, I like the formula.

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          October 6, 2021 9:05 AM

          I expected mid 80s like the other Far Crys.

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        October 6, 2021 9:07 AM

        Mods??? Can you increase the ratings?

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          October 6, 2021 9:13 AM

          They already did, they gave it an 8 which upped the aggregate by .12

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        October 6, 2021 10:28 AM

        Oh no another far cry without deep political meaning and a socially transforming story I’m devastated. It will sell 50 million copies and be fun

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      October 6, 2021 8:07 AM

      I've spent 2 hours so far and the game starts off better than 5 and looks amazing.

      Can't wait to dig in more!

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      October 6, 2021 8:12 AM

      I'm pretty excited I've never played a far cry game and it looks up my alley. Open world FPS. Wont matter for me its like the others. GOOD to go.

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      October 6, 2021 8:16 AM

      Like, if they just remade FarCry 5 without the fucking forced-capture / dream sequence shit, I'd pay for it again.

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      October 6, 2021 8:28 AM

      I listened to short amount of discussion for this one on the way to work, and I might be back on board.

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      October 6, 2021 10:19 AM

      VIce review pulls no punches:

      https://www.vice.com/en/article/v7e9q9/far-cry-6-is-creatively-and-morally-bankrupt

      I needed gasoline and metal to construct the buildings. Constructing these buildings would unlock new systems including a cantina where I could trade in fish and animal meat to gain temporary buffs. If I wanted to make the most of the fish meat, I would first need to use more gasoline and metal to construct the fishing hut to find the best spots. I closed the game.

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        October 6, 2021 10:23 AM

        First sentence of article.

        "I made it five hours into Far Cry 6 before I hit Alt+F4 and walked away. " Welp, I made it 5 seconds into his opinion before closing it.

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        October 6, 2021 10:31 AM

        It was fun when I did the first time in Far Cry 3, which came out in 2012. It was a little better but the same when I did it in Far Cry Primal. It was entirely boring and unnecessary when I did it in Far Cry 5. The fact that Far Cry 6 thinks it can essentially deliver the exact same game a decade later is just depressing.
        ...
        Open world games are supposed to invite the possibility of exploration and discovery. In Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, the game’s various systems collide in fun and surprising ways. In Ubisoft’s open world sandboxes, and Far Cry 6 is no exception, the fun feels prescribed. If you’ve played an Assassin’s Creed, Ghost Recon, or Far Cry in the last ten years you know how Far Cry 6 will play out. You’ll climb a tower near an outpost, mark various targets within, then kill them.
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        It’s a small change on the surface that has titanic consequences for the flow of the gameplay. In Far Cry 5, perk points unlocked as the player completed challenges. Kill enemies with melee weapons or get a certain amount of headshots, say, and you unlock points you spend to upgrade your character. In Far Cry 6 all those upgrades are tied to gear. There’s no challenges to complete, just boxes to find scattered across the island. Unless, of course, you want to buy some of the best possible gear from Ubisoft’s in-game store.


        All the things you'd expect from another iteration of an Ubi franchise

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          October 6, 2021 10:34 AM

          I never played it, but I was under the impression that Primal was pretty substandard?

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            October 6, 2021 10:43 AM

            Never played it either but I give it credit for being different at least. Legit being set in the stone age, kinda ballsy and unique

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            October 6, 2021 11:40 AM

            No but it got a lot of flack because the world map was the same as Far Cry 4. Which makes sense once you know that Primal started out as dlc for Far Cry 4.

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            October 6, 2021 12:02 PM

            It actually tried to do something different than the other Far Crys and whoops got shit on by all of us for it. I personally loved that game, it put survival elements and melee into open world Far Cry and I loved it.

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          October 6, 2021 10:38 AM

          Imagine expecting more from far cry SIX in two thousand twenty one and then still writing all this

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            October 6, 2021 10:48 AM

            it's true, most people seemed to expect Far Cry 6 to be more of the same, and they're rating it appropriately given that. You can't sell people the same product for 10 years and expect them to be equally excited each time.

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            October 6, 2021 11:08 AM

            An established series don’t always have to be stagnant, Resident Evil reinvented itself in 7

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        October 6, 2021 10:42 AM

        It's weird how Far Cry of all things went from a Crytek sandbox showcase to this Ubisoft franchise monster.

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          October 6, 2021 10:49 AM

          Ubisoft grinds every franchise into paste and then puts it into one of two molds.

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          October 6, 2021 11:10 AM

          Is crytek doing anything at the moment? Forgot about them lol

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            October 6, 2021 11:44 AM

            Remastering 1,2, and 3 and most likely making Crysis 4

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            October 6, 2021 12:04 PM

            Hunt: Showdown seems pretty cool, and certainly with AAA top-tier visual/audio.

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        October 6, 2021 10:45 AM

        Ahh creatively AND morally. That's how you know it's thesaurus day.

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        October 6, 2021 11:02 AM

        This is absolutely no surprise based on how much they are leaning in to this model, in guessing limited edition weapons, resources every grindy or you can buy them, etc. Probably a big push to show off in coop, etc. To get your friends to pony up.


        But this shouldn't be a surprise to anyone whose played the previous games and see how they are leaning into microtransactions

        Then you wash up on a bright beach and recruit a futbol jersey-wearing crocodile named Guapo to your revolutionary cause. For 500 Far Cry Points, roughly $4.99, you can buy a cool outfit for Guapo in the in-game store.

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          October 6, 2021 11:15 AM

          The microtransaction store has been a thing in Ubisoft games for a while now, but it's never felt egregious or forced on you to progress. At least for me.

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            October 6, 2021 11:42 AM

            I think one of the Assassin's Creed games went overboard and they have since dialed it back but I don't remember which one. Maybe it was Unity?

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              October 6, 2021 11:43 AM

              Maybe? That's the one that I never got very far in.

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      October 6, 2021 10:22 AM

      Is it as depressingly nihilistic as 5? The gunplay in 5 was a lot of fun, but the whole thing felt so negative I put it down pretty quick. Also, I didn't like getting attacked every 8 seconds in the middle of nowhere. Sometimes I just want to wander in relative peace, y'know?

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        October 6, 2021 10:32 AM

        That's why in 6 they let you holster your weapon and walk around.

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          October 6, 2021 10:37 AM

          The review also mentions backwoods paths traveled by the rebels. Presumably they're safe, or at least safer, than the roads?

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            October 6, 2021 10:44 AM

            Guerrilla Paths. These wind through the forests and mountains and you can drive small vehicles (smaller than cars) on them or walk. They are generally safe, except where they may intersect a road traveled by the military. They are great early on as I had to do a bit of walking. Later on, they are less important because I fly everywhere. But, overall there is much less confrontation when you are driving on a road, and these paths help.

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        October 6, 2021 10:54 AM

        I never want to wander in relative peace. Wandering is boring because it's the time I'm not shooting anything. It's tough for them to cater to everyone.

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          October 6, 2021 10:58 AM

          Sneakyalmond says he doesn't want to sneak around, but wage war

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            October 6, 2021 12:28 PM

            That's what he wants to believe. It's all part of the nut agenda

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          October 6, 2021 11:03 AM

          I get your point, but at the same time, the constant need to fight everything got a bit much in some of the previous games, especially when you're just trying to drive from point A to point B.

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        October 6, 2021 11:02 AM

        You can holster your weapon and "blend in" in 6, plus many of the enemies aren't outright hostile. There's going to be a lot more general exploration and wandering I think. Which is good because the graphics sound incredible.

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          October 6, 2021 11:03 AM

          Yes but they didn't include a reasonable explanation why you should even need to holster your weapon along with an entire subplot describing arm sales and the 2nd amendment and how the gun lobby works so hard pass

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          October 6, 2021 11:02 PM

          You can drive by almost any enemy and they won't attack you. If you take your gun out in some places, they will warn you to put it away. You can walk within feet of soldiers and not be attacked. I wouldn't call it peaceful by any stretch, and it doesn't promote exploring, but it's nice not to have every soldier on earth shoot at you as you're driving down the road or walking through the forest.

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        October 6, 2021 5:27 PM

        That was my biggest complaint with 5, felt like I had 3 stars wanted level at all times - annoying.

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      October 6, 2021 10:44 AM

      All these Far Cry games and they never thought to set them sometime in the past. 60's Far Cry would at least have a unique flair.

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        October 6, 2021 10:47 AM

        There was primal but that's quite a bit farther in the past. I agree one like 50 - 150 years ago could be cool.

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          October 6, 2021 10:51 AM

          Oh, haha yeah that's true, I forgot about a pretty significant example.

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          October 6, 2021 11:09 AM

          Prohibition-era America. Classic gangsters. Tommy guns and revolvers. Horses. And car horns that go "a-ooo-gah".

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          October 6, 2021 11:38 AM

          Plus Blood Dragon was a 1980s version of the future.

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        October 6, 2021 2:36 PM

        "Farm Cry"

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        October 6, 2021 2:38 PM

        There was the primal one, and it sucked arse!!!!

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      October 6, 2021 10:51 AM

      wtf? I changed my VPN to New Zealand and it still won't unlock :(

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        October 6, 2021 10:58 AM

        Try a different server or a server in Australia.

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        October 6, 2021 11:01 AM

        Did you buy it or do Ubisoft+?

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          October 6, 2021 11:06 AM

          I bought it on EGS.

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            October 6, 2021 3:44 PM

            weird, I dunno. I logged on to an AUS VPN server via Private Internet Access and then started up Ubisoft Connect and it was unlocked.

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        October 6, 2021 11:12 AM

        Quarantined!

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      October 6, 2021 12:37 PM

      My body is ready https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-BkrwO_Dck :)

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      October 6, 2021 1:44 PM

      Review scores far and wide:
      https://twitter.com/MauroNL3/status/1445710311982460944?s=20

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        October 6, 2021 5:24 PM

        Sounds like watch dogs legion. God that game was horrible.

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      October 6, 2021 4:38 PM

      I'm bummed it isn't on Steam. Sure Epic Store blah blah but c'mon that was a decision to benefit Ubi, not consumers.

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      October 6, 2021 7:14 PM

      Runs pretty good so far with everything maxed at 4K on my 3600x and 6800. I'm staying around 55fps with FSR set to Quality, though I could probably hit a solid 60 if I was either more aggressive with FSR or just dropped it to 1440p. Pretty game, in any case! I'm looking forward to playing more when I get home tonight.

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        October 6, 2021 7:41 PM

        FSR at Ultra Quality, that is.

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        October 6, 2021 9:57 PM

        Yeah it looks really nice love the iron sights very detailed

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        October 6, 2021 10:05 PM

        I'm running pretty reliably in the mid-70s to mid-80s at 3440x1440 with the HD texture pack and everything dialed to Ultra (except motion blur, because fuck motion blur). 5800X and an RTX 3080.

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