Far Cry Primal is a great example of trying new things in a smart and relatively safe manner, demonstrating how a popular series can keep itself invigorated. While other venerable franchises like Call of Duty are afraid to challenge themselves and make only halfhearted gestures toward invention, Primal plots a course through uncharted waters with a battle-tested vessel and actually commits to making its new ideas more than vapid window dressing. The result?...You can ride on a goddamn bear. Enough said.
This far cry release is the best or close second for me the graphics are so good and almost all animals are tamable, and this game encourages you to decide different ways to solve problems you could use stealth, no stealth, wooly mammoths and way more ways to solve problems. This is why I think this game is very good.
The new prehistoric setting is amazing: swapping armed soldiers for tribesmen, a rifle for a bow and arrow, and er, regular elephants for woolly elephants - it all creates a very different atmosphere...However a lot of the game feels like déjà vu for anyone who’s played the previous one. The same setup of missions, the forming of alliances and expanding your territory, the same crazy-old guy character with a dead animal on his noggin, and even the same hallucinogenic discovery missions are all lifted straight from it. Not necessarily a bad thing, but it does make Primal feel like a spin-off rather than it’s own game.
Melee combat can be disorienting and the story isn’t all that memorable. Still, Far Cry Primal nails what it does right. Beast Mastery is a great new mechanic, the presentation is fantastic, and most importantly, it feels just like a Far Cry game. Woolly mammoths may have gone extinct, but Primal ensures that the Far Cry franchise won’t follow suit.
Ubisoft has recycled many ideas from previous titles and adapted them to the Stone Age, which is why Far Cry Primal features repetitive gameplay and unmemorable missions. Even so, it is a very bold gamble, with a renewed graphics and a big change for the Far Cry series, being more stealth oriented.
While Far Cry Primal is a well-made experience, one I enjoyed a great deal, it oftentimes had me thinking about the routine the series has settled into, and envisioning a future where the Far Cry formula may not be as compelling as it once was, no matter how extraordinary the setting.
The game was quite fun in the beginning. Walking around with a big companion animal which scares off a lot of hostile animals, is quite fun. And bashing people's heads in with the two handed club also can be oddly **** in the end the game becomes rather repetitive. And the boss fights become quite a chore (esp. the final two...).Specific negative: using healing just takes far too long. It is very frustrating to die just because using the healing option takes an eternity to kick in.
The game did not age well. I played it 6 years after release and it looks much older. Gameplay-wise it follows the Ubisoft formula, which is getting a bit old now, too. The game crashes every day at least one time. That is not acceptable.
SummaryThe era is the Stone Age, a time of imminent peril and limitless adventure, when giant mammoths and sabretooth tigers rule the globe, and humanity is at the low end of the food chain. As the last survivor of your hunting group, you will learn to build a deadly arsenal, fight off dangerous predators, and outsmart enemy tribes to conquer t...