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Far Cry

2 weeks ago

Far Cry goes post-apocalyptic in next game

It's looking like the next Far Cry is going to be set after the end of the world. Teasing a full announcement for The Game Awards tomorrow night (which Alice Prime will be burning the midnight oil to cover), the trailer below gives us a little taste of the things to come. Ubisoft manage to hold back from declaring that 'war never changes', but that…

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9 months ago

Feature: The recon is on

What Works And Why: Unfair intel in stealth games

What Works And Why is a monthly column where Gunpoint and Heat Signature designer Tom Francis digs into the design of a game or mechanic and analyses what makes it good. Games about one player character against hundreds of enemies generally have to give you some kind of unfair advantage. In action games, it's usually resilience: getting shot in Call of Duty covers you in…

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Feature: My pets and me

Murderous pet friends are the real meaning of Far Cry 5

There are many reasons why Far Cry 5 has wormed its way into my cold heart far more than I'd ever expected, but foremost among them are its recruitable animal followers. Why have a crack-shot sniper or rocket-spewing airplane pilot watching your back, when you can have a tame bear and unnaturally loyal cougar by your side instead? Sure, there's a cute dog, but screw…

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Feature: Freedom, at a price

Far Cry 5 review

Ah, a new Far Cry has appeared! Having torn up the Himalayas, Polynesia, Central Africa and The Past, in Far Cry 5 Ubisoft’s lidlessly searing eye for endless open-world violence has turned to the USA. Specifically, we're in Montana, where Ubisoft have conjured a new set of colourfully monologuing nemeses who toy with you as they enact their Bad Plans while you try to ignore…

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2 years ago

3 years ago

Prehistoric Permadeath: Far Cry Primal Adding Survival Mode

Hot on the heels of Fallout 4's Survival Mode, which brings exhaustion and dehydration back to the world of post-apocalyptic entertainment, Ubisoft have announced that Far Cry Primal [official site] will be getting the survivalist treatment. The keystone of that survival mode is the change in the exploration, crafting, and difficulty of the game to make it even more realistic. After that, there are options…

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Feature: Basic instincts

Playing Far Cry Primal Like A True Caveman

When Far Cry Primal [official site] was unveiled, I shrugged with semi-feigned disinterest, aware that the series has hit milking point, but unable to dismiss the inner teenager tugging at my inner sleeve saying "But it's got cavemen and tribes and woolly mammoths and you can ride them, and throw spears and stuff!" Yes, the prehistoric era taps into a primal fantasy in me, but…

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Feature: Posthistoric

Far Cry Primal review

A week later than consoles, because apparently Ubisoft have abandoned that promise already, Far Cry Primal [official site] is out on PC tomorrow. I've donned my wolf-skin coat, daubed random lines of paint on my face, and killed some local wildlife (sorry Mrs Primms about Fluffy) in preparation to tell you Wot I Think:

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Beast Master: Cat Cuddling In Far Cry Primal

There's a scene in the new Far Cry Primal [official site] trailer in which the player character instructs his pet owl to eat someone's face. It's amazing how inconsequential the lack of vehicles and rocket launchers seems now that the full extent of the animal-taming can be seen. Feed wild beasts and they can be tamed, which leads to big cat snuggling, guard bears and…

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4 years ago

Ubisoft Survey Reveals Potential Far Cry Locations

Psssst! You wanna hear some gossip? WELL! So, Eurogamer told me that some friends of theirs told THEM that a marketing research survey told them – the friends not Eurogamer – that they wanted to talk future Far Cry game settings. I *know*, right? Apparently the talk came in the form of a survey which asked players to make their preferences regarding potential settings such…

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Feature: Far Cry Some More

Far Cry 4 review

Far Cry 4 is a funhouse mirror. I love pointing it in in different directions and seeing the way its design reflects the videogames around it. Angle it one way and the first thing you'll see in its reflection the only slightly distorted visage of its predecessor, as Far Cry 3's every idea turns formula: there's an exotic setting; an extravagant and verbose villain; crafting…

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5 years ago

Hidden Himalayas: Far Cry 4

Know what Far Cry needs? A villain so kerrazy that he takes a selfie right after he murders a bunch of people. Thankfully, that's precisely what the series now has in the shape of the mad despot who takes center stage on the box art and rants and raves his way through the debut trailer above. GTA V was the game to popularise the act…

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Far Cry Classic Is An Updated Version Of The Original

As part of my continuing display of ignorance, I hadn't realised that the upcoming Far Cry The Wild Expedition - a bundle of all the previous Far Cries in one imaginary box - was going to contain something called Far Cry: Classic - a slightly remade version of the original game. Something that's already available for consoles, apparently, but sigh Ubisoft etc. It seems the…

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7 years ago

Feature: "a rainforest beyond a real rainforest and a city beyond a real city"

Crytek On Fusing Crysis 1, Crysis 2, And District 9

Many people set their furrowed brows to maximum anger (known in some places as a warface) and rallied against Crysis 2. I wasn't one of them. It was, in many ways, a far more directed experience than Crysis 1, but it was still far from being Modern Warfare in a snazzy pair of robo-pants. That said, when word got out that Crysis 3 was aiming…

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10 years ago

How To Make Far Cry Look Like Crysis. Ish.

Once upon a time, Far Cry was the great hope of modders everywhere. Its paint-like world-building tool appeared joyously easy to use, and its incredi-graphics seemed malleable to all sorts of visual experimentation. That didn't really happen. Half-Life proved a more suitable mod-foundation, and any number of mooted Far Cry efforts didn't make it far past the drawing board. So it's great to see one…

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C’Est Le Trippy Far Cry Mod

This blog (scroll down if you don't read French) has the details of an artful Far Cry mod that references Samuel Beckett and Fritz Lang alongside Rez, Shadow Of The Colossus, and Fahrenheit, in its design blurb. It seems to be called "Jeux d'ombres", which means something like "Play Of Shadows" "Shadow Play", apparently. Although "Game Of Shadows" is the literal translation. My complete lack…

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11 years ago

Quasi-Free Ubisoft Games

Disclaimer: Only "Americans" can get free stuff. Ubisoft have decided to release three of their older games for free, albeit with a few adverts tacked on for good monetary measure. Get them via these games via these Gamershell links: Far Cry, Prince Of Persia: Sands of Time, and Rayman: Raving Rabbids. You also need a free Ubi.com account to get the buggers working. RPS recommends…

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FarOutHaloKabuto

Single-player FPS mods, especially ones that aren't brain-agony to play, are pretty few and far between. Adding plot, dialogue, setpieces and incentive to continue takes a lot more effort than making something that's a lot like Counter-Strike but with brown uniforms, after all. Never entirely comfortable with being shot at by strangers who are far better than me at placing bullets inside skulls though, I'm…

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