Far Cry 4 Xbox One Review
Built from the legendary DNA of its award-winning predecessor, Far Cry 4 delivers the most expansive and immersive Far Cry experience yet in an entirely new and massive open world, with integrated drop-in/drop-out co-op play.
Hidden in the towering Himalayas lies Kyrat, a country steeped in tradition and violence. You are Ajay Ghale. Travelling 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.
It’s been a while since a first person shooter has grabbed my attenti0on but UBISOFT have been on such a win at the moment that I thought it would be best to finally head to the mythical island of Kyrat, a place so wild and unpredictable that literally anything could happen.
There’s no denying that once Far Cry 4 lets the tutorial leash off, that’s when the game becomes superbly interesting. There’s been a lot thrown into this game and sometimes UBISOFT do go overboard on giving players far too much to do. From collectables to climbing radio towers in order to reveal more of the map, Far Cry 4 really lets its hair down when the player can free roam, shooting their way through wildlife, locals and bandits, there’s no denying that discovering the vast array of weapons and stunning locations in order to burn it to the ground is somewhat appealing if not a little disturbing.
The land of Kyrat is vast and full of surprises, take to the skies to view the terrain from above and prepare to be blown away the expanse, the beauty is awe inspiring. The gods at UBISOFT build and create land out of nothing and breathe life into it with bustling communities and wildlife... witness creation at its finest and then blow it the fuck up!
The controls are great, there’s nothing like riding an elephant into battle, I called mine Freda because she really knew how to move although with bullets racing by and grenades being thrown I was often concerned for Freda’s welfare.
You will have so much fun traversing this world of adventure but don’t stray too far from the main objective because the game won’t let you forget it. This is no Assassin’s Creed where you can run freely discovering locations and heading towards objectives when you feel like it... no there’s a constant voice in your ear going “Head to this... We need that” yatta yatta yatta.
Don’t get lost though, you may find yourself in the firefight of your life.
Far Cry 4 isn’t without its faults but as I said it’s been a long while since I’ve picked up a FPS and got lost in it. It’s a weird and wonderful experience to leave the battlefields of war torn military driven team games to become the ultimate predator.