When the latest installment of one of the most famous first-person shooter games is about to be released, the road is never easy. Critics have already tested the game, opinions are flooding the internet and at the end of the day, Far Cry Primal gets mixed reviews.
The Far Cry series is a popular game franchise developed by Crytek Studios and published by Ubisoft. The first game was released almost 12 years ago, having had three sequels and four different spin-offs.
Since the game has enjoyed so much popularity, with the previous installment having sold more than 7 million copies worldwide, it’s only natural for the developers to keep marching ahead with a niche that is clearly their own.
Far Cry Primal is the latest of the series and is expected to be released on February 23rd 2016. But before the game reaches the hands of millions of people, a few critics managed to test it and their opinions seem to be divided.
According to Ars Technica, some of the good aspects of this game are the fact that it looks and plays beautifully on both Playstation 4 and Xbox One; various actions, like killing and capturing, take the gamer through an emotional rollercoaster, which keeps things exciting; the Beast Master system also makes the experience interesting.
On the other side, some of the bad parts mentioned by Ars Technica are a weak storyline (they even said it was the weakest of the entire franchise); a low variety of weapons; the feeling that it’s been recycled from previous games.
GameSpot also got a chance to review this game and their overall impression was a positive one. According to the website, the game developers managed to create a wonderful balance between tension and entertainment, which makes the whole experience worthwhile.
Far Cry Primal’s story is set in the Stone Age, around 10,000 BC. Takkar, the main character, is looking for his lost tribe members, who are spread across the Oros Valley. We are looking at an intense environment, filled with forests, swamps and caves, populated by a multitude of wild animals.
Through the main character you will get to rebuild the Wenja village, with the help of others from your own tribe. Not everything will be easy, though, as many of them have different plans than yours.
Initially, the game will be available for the Playstation 4 and for Xbox One, while the Microsoft Windows version is set to be launched on March 1st 2016.
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