Developer: Ubisoft Toronto
Platforms: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Serise X, PC
Reviewed On: PS4 Pro
Release Date: 06/10/2021
Reviewed By: Keith Lavelle
Review Rush was kindly supplied with a review code.
Here we are with the Far Cry 6 review. If you have played Far Cry 3,4,5 and New Dawn, then you know what you are going to get from this installment. As let’s be honest, the game has hardly changed the formula. It sells, so why fix it?
The story sees Dani Rojas, a former conscript in the Yaran military, who turns their back on the regime and becomes a Guerrilla. Set on the fictional Island of Yara. Yara is based on Cuba.
The Guerrilla are waging war against the El Presidente Antón Castillo and his iron regime. In order to get Yara back to how it was before this dictator took over.
That is the story in a nutshell. Of course, being a Far Cry game, there are plenty of twists and turns along the way.
As the formula for this game has not changed, but rather tweaked then you know what to do here. Go from one waypoint to the next, completing a myriad of missions for different NPCs. And taking down high priority targets as you slowly make your way to Castillo and freeing Yara.
Far Cry 6 has the same take over enemy encampments and the added road blocks. These act as fast travel points to make traversing easier, as this is the biggest map to date. While giving rewards such as weapons, amour and rare upgrade materials.
Guns Guns Guns
Like the other installments of Far Cry have boasted great gunplay, Far Cry 6 is no exception to the tradition. In fact, I would say this is the best out of Far Cry games. Everything feels like it should. I play more stealthy taking my time marking targets and picking off ones from afar. Until I have to move it and kill the rest of them.
I feel as if Ubisoft has spent far more time on this aspect of the game. Making it a more rewarding experience than before. As I spent most of my time taking targets out from a distance. I noticed this time physics plays a bigger role and the bullet’s velocity. With bullets doing less damage over range and a more pronounced bullet drop than before.
We all know Far Cry games are set up to feel somewhat ‘realistic’ but let’s be honest, they never really are. Saying that the ammo system is back where enemies are weaker to some ammo than others. I actually enjoy this as it means I have different weapon load-outs for different areas. So I am not stuck using the same four weapons the entire game. As there are loads of guns to find and use, and the unique variations. So who wants to use just four?
That’s a Big Cock
One of the better mini games is the Cock Fighting. Yes, I said it; it is fun. More so in co-op. It is like playing a simple fighting game and it is a load of fun.
The Few Tweaks
We have a few changes;
There is a reason to put guns away now. When you enter a town, if you holster your gun, it will make it far easier to get about without instantly starting a gun fight. This makes sense, as you are a guerrilla and blend in.
Level up system has been overhauled. Dani still levels up, but instead of new abilities, the shops will sell better gear. With each bit of gear having an ability tied to it. This comes with set bonuses too. I prefer this as it allows to mix and match abilities on the fly depending on the situation.
SUPREMO. This is a backpack that acts as an ultimate skill. For instance, the first Supremo has rockets that shoot out and lay waste to a small area. There are ones that will revive you when downed, or an AOE attack. This made for a fun addition and a bit of versatility.
Far Cry 6 Has A Problem
This problem is still a problem from Far Cry 4 and it looks like it will be here to stay. As I opened with each installment was basically the same. So enjoyment of Far Cry games comes down to how much fun you get from essentially playing the same game over and over. Even though the Far Cry games are a bunch of fun, they need to mix up the game somewhat.
Here is hoping that the DLC that comes with this Gold Edition mixes the game up somewhat. As you are playing as the protagonist from the previous games, it has scope to mix up the usual formula. As with the Blood Dragon expansion, in Far Cry 3 (still best Far Cry DLC) it took the game and turned it on its head.
Overall, Far Cry 6 is more of the same, with loads to do, loads of guns and the same old familiar. Enjoying Far Cry will depend on how much you enjoy this formula. I liked my time with the game, but it started getting boring after a while.
If you are a fan you will buy it, if you have not played before then get an earlier version of the game as they are on sale often.