All-in-all, FAR Changing Tides does all the right things you want from a sequel. It makes visible improvements over the first game, while also not overshadowing what that game did brilliantly. On the other hand, those who couldn’t get on with the original’s micromanagement aspects won’t find it to be anymore lenient.
FAR: Changing Tides has the player traverse through a submerged post-apocalyptic world, which is an experience that feels like a playable documentary. While definitely a fascinating journey to take, you won’t be able to fully appreciate it if you haven’t played its predecessor.
Yes, 2 and a half years later, we get the deserved FAR sequel, with more gimmicks, more world-building (even though some doesn't make sense) and a much more satisfying ending to bookend these two relaxing games!
Truly a masterpiece! I really liked the first game, but this one was amazing. The soundtrack and art were just surreal and made the experience completely worth the trip. The ship is really cool to use and i'm glad that there is more control over the vehicle than the first one, however it's a bit hard to keep track of everything. While this game is not for everyone, I personally had fun from start to finish.
It’s not a long game and the adventure arrives at the credits before you know it, but for what it has going, FAR: Changing Tides is a compelling and gorgeous puzzle full of satisfying mechanical engagement and incredible breakthrough moments as you sail ever forward.
Far: Changing Tides might be too easy for an experienced gamer, and its sailing mechanics require too much attention and get tiringly repetitive, but this somewhat melancholic puzzle platformer undeniably has a unique atmosphere and charm to it. Overall, I enjoyed Far: Lone Sails (Okomotive’s previous game) more.
Far: Changing Tides didn’t offer up enough puzzles for my liking, but don’t let that get in your way if you’re looking for a game that gives you time to unwind. It could do with more interactive elements, but Far: Changing Tides uses beautiful set design and a touching score to capture a precious sense of hope in a drowned world.
FAR: Changing tides, compared to its previous entry, increases in complexity through adding more components to manage on your ship. While this makes the game more engaging, the atmosphere of the game suffers slightly. I only say slightly, as there were many instances where the game would allow you to put your sail up, and enjoy the scenery after a session of puzzling. This is accompanied by an unforgettable soundtrack, that you would be humming even after you put down the controller.
Overall, I recommend this game if you have an afternoon to spare. The game is 4 hours in run time, and, although it is on the more expensive side, it is a solid experience.
SummarySet sail and discover the wonders of a flooded world rife with mystery. Dive into unknown depths on the hunt for fuel and salvage, devise innovative solutions to overcome intricate obstacles, and unearth forgotten relics lost to time.