Far Cry Primal Review
Far Cry Primal is another fantastic game in Ubisoft’s ongoing series with an interesting twist as the game takes players back in time to BC. This creates some interesting ideas in the overall game, the core gameplay remains fun. This is a highly recommended must buy for fans of the series.
Far Cry Primal reminds me of how I fell in love with the series and what sets it apart from other FPS games. I really liked 2 and 3. Far Cry 4 felt like it was pretty close to 3, at least with the core mechanics. Far Cry 2 is still one of the most underrated FPS games I have ever played. But let’s get back to Primal and what makes it fun.
For starters, there are no guns in the game. Players are thrust into the role of Trakkar who is on a quest to find out about the lost Wenja tribe. Gamers will be forced to use bows, clubs, spears, and a few other weapons. There are also extensive species of animals Takkar can train, including panthers, bears, saber tooth cats, badgers, and many others. All of these can be used to take down enemies and some can be used as transportation.
Gamers will still spend a lot of time looking at the map and places to explore. From spelunking in caves, to grappling up rock faces, there are many secrets and things to find in Primal. Collecting resources to expand the village, upgrade and replenish weapons, and make healing potions are all second nature as Trakkar explores the map.
Speaking of the map, there is one thing that is a must do as soon as possible, train an animal you can ride. This is a lot faster than running from point A, to objective b and back to the cave to explore. The story, while not as interesting as the last two games with a deranged villain still has a few high points. Trakkar is going to have to go great lengths to save himself and the tribe. Did you like capturing the fortresses in Far Cry 4? They are back, and even though there is an absence of modern weaponry, I crushed the opposition quickly.
I preferred to play a stealthier Far Cry this time around. I snuck into camps and used the pets to my advantage. I also enjoyed lighting everything on fire in the area and watching my enemies run around helplessly. Night and day play more of a role in this game. Different animals and resources are available at night. Fire is very important. Graphically, the game looks fine; it captures the BC feeling. The voice overs and music are well done. Most of the music is some sort of tribal beat.
There are a few shortcomings in the game. There is no multiplayer and the dlc offerings are pretty slim. This is going to be a 15-25 hr game depending how much time gamers want to spend. This means they should price accordingly. Recently Amazon had it for $25 which is about what I paid a few months ago. Gamestop had it on sale recently too. The game is enough of a different experience that I can recommend it to anyone who enjoys gaming
Final score 4.5/5