Far Cry® 4
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Built from the legendary DNA of its award-winning predecessor, Far Cry® 4 delivers the most expansive and immersive Far Cry® experience ever in an entirely new and massive open world. With integrated drop-in/drop-out open world co-op play, Far Cry 4 re-imagines the cooperative experience for the next generation. You’ll now be able to discover and explore the living open world of Kyrat together.
Hidden in the towering Himalayas lies Kyrat, a country steeped in tradition and violence. You are Ajay Ghale. Traveling to Kyrat to fulfill your mother’s dying wish, you find yourself caught up in a civil war to overthrow the oppressive regime of dictator Pagan Min. Explore and navigate this vast open world, where danger and unpredictability lurk around every corner. Here, every decision counts, and every second is a story. Welcome to Kyrat.
REVOLUTIONARY OPEN WORLD CO-OP: Far Cry 4 allows for a second player to drop in and drop out at any point, re-imagining the cooperative experience in the true spirit of Far Cry for the next generation. You’ll now be able to discover and explore the living open world of Kyrat together.
MASSIVE OPEN WORLD: Discover the most diverse Far Cry world ever created. With terrain spanning from lush forests to the snowcapped Himalayas, the entire world is alive…and deadly.
ABUNDANT NEW WILDLIFE: From leopards, rhinos, black eagles, and vicious honey badgers, as you embark on your hunt for resources, know that something may be hunting you...
NEW WAYS TO GET AROUND: Scout enemy territory from above in the all-new gyrocopter and then plummet back to earth in your wing suit. Climb aboard the back of a six-ton elephant and unleash its raw power on your enemies.
POWERFUL NEW WEAPONS: Choose the right weapon for the job, no matter how insane or unpredictable that job might be. With a diverse arsenal, you’ll be prepared for anything.
ImprovementGrthwllms | Nov. 24, 2014 | See all Grthwllms's reviews »
At its core Far Cry 4 is much the same game as 3. There's no getting around that principle. Every core mechanic of the game is the same, and if you didn't enjoy them in 3 you will not enjoy them here.
That said, if you think of yourself as a fan of 3, and wanting more? This game is splendid. The new setting, characters and some subtle changes show that clearly some lessons have been learned by the developers and those lessons have been applied incredibly well.
The PC port has some performance issues, and you may find yourself playing on graphical settings lower than you would expect until these have been patched out. I have every expectation that this will happen, but if you're not in a rush there's no harm in waiting for a sale.
Overall, this is an incredibly solid game. I took the risk of trusting the Ubisoft name after finding out what happened with Unity, and was pleasantly surprised. Don't expect anything groundbreaking or too mind blowing, just a very good experience. One you're likely to sink hours into if you have any interest in the genre.
Absolutely Stunning GameKveni | Nov. 20, 2014 | See all Kveni's reviews »
If you're wanting an honest, true opinion from a hard core gamer on this game, you've started reading the right review. I finished downloading the game, and then (In a period of 24 hours) I literally played it for 10 of those hours, just because I had the day off, and because the game drags you in, and you can't stop. This game got a lot of hate because it's under Ubisoft's name (The company that brought you the "No Face Simulator" in Assassin's Creed Unity, and the "We Downgrade to make it look better" Watch_Dogs) so a lot of people began to bring their pre orders back and whatnot, and THAT would've been a huge mistake.
Where do I even START with this. Hmm, well, lets start with what everybody thinks about first, Graphics. You want a game with absolutely AMAZING Graphics, and is optimized so well that you can actually run it? Well, Far Cry 4 nailed that. They actually optimized their game for PC, so, unlike Watch_Dogs and Assassin's Creed Unity, it feels like you NEVER lose frames, even while playing on Ultra settings, WITH Explosions and gun fire going off. The Graphics are stunning, from the beautiful landscapes that are fully detailed, to the characters who look almost real, the animals with CRAZY realistic fur, and almost anything you see looks amazingly detailed. If you wanted a game for its graphics, this game hits the spot.
BUT! This game doesn't just have amazing graphics, but also gameplay! Imagine that! A game with good Graphics AND Gameplay! This game has MASTERED the combat of First Person action, and everything feels smooth and easy to get used to. There are so many different weapons at your disposal, so your hunger for epic weaponry with never run out. The enemies aren't babies (unless you play on the easiest difficulty) and they dang well know how to shoot their guns, throw grenades, use sniper rifles, drive vehicles, and HIT you with their vehicles. Even when you're lost in the wild, there's never a dull moment, because only minutes (even seconds) later, you will have the military chasing you down, or animals trying to eat you (Not to mention that the Rhino's are particularly deadly.) Driving, walking, running, flying, and every other movement feels great, and makes this game even more fun to play. They NAILED the gameplay feel SO WELL!
Next is the story-line, another thing that people were bashing. "It's not NEAR as interesting as Far Cry 3!" some say. And, well, they're right AND wrong. Far Cry 3 had an amazing story, and so does this one, so they're both great story telling games. The studio did something that most game makers do not, and that's tell a different story, but stay with the feel of the series. You see, we get a lot of games that basically have 5 sequels that feel as though they might have been better off being DLC, but this games absolute enormity, it's vast world, new factions, enemies, vehicles, weaponry, missions, side quests, campaign, characters, currency, economy, and decisions give Far Cry 4 its own unique feeling YET keeping the game to the "There is a psychotic maniac who seems nice sometimes trying to murder you, but he's very polite about it" series feeling. Which is great, I LOVE it! The Main character of this game is also very interesting, and he's a character you feel proud playing as, not a dumb character, or sloppy character, but a man with a mind for taking out evil.
This new, extremely open world, action packed, elephant riding, gun shooting, mountain jumping, pond swimming, animals fighting video game is honestly my favorite game this year. I LOVED Watch_Dogs, but this game... This game has impressed me in every way possible, and I literally do not want to put it down! COMPLETELY recommend it if you love open world FPS games!