No love for Far Cry: Primal

Far Cry: Primal can either nail it or get nailed, burnt and buried.

A month ahead of the official release and the gaming community has already started to judge Far Cry Primal. The verdict? Not so good.

A lot of people have already started calling it a re-skin of Far Cry 4, an opinion no one who saw the trailer and gameplay can argue with. Some are fidgeting at the thought of "gun-less Far Cry," I mean, come on, who doesn't like shooting Amita and Sabal before bombing their lifeless bodies?

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There's also the issue of co-op being stripped from the game and people are divided on their opinion. Good thing or bad thing? While others may not like the single player campaign, some are adamant that stripping co-op elements is simply not something that will completely destroy a game.

There are after all a lot of games with strong single player campaigns that tend to be extremely enjoyable.Skyrim for one, and yes, some of you will say you can take stewards with you, but the game is just as enjoyable playing alone. 

On the plus side, Far Cry: Primal has adopted the mechanics of Far Cry 4's Shangri-La mission. Not a lot of people liked this, but it was something new and maybe Ubisoft has polished it enough to be something fresh and enjoyable. Plus, seriously, it's almost like playing Pokémon, except not as cool. Sorry Ubisoft. 

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Published Jan. 8th 2016
  • shox_reboot
    Think the main reason why people don't like the idea of primal is because they can't imagine much ways to play the game considering the timeline its set in.

    I agree with those people. Just how much fun could controlling some animals be and how many options would you have in approaching combat?

    Now if it were dinosaurs we were controlling...
  • Kaj_5807
    Featured Contributor
    I agree on dinosaurs. Imagine having to hunt a T-rex with a bow or spear. I'd be excited to see that if they could do it well.
  • Mackenzie Lambert_5420
    I'll give them points for experimenting with the time period. Yet, part of me wishes they would go for another Blood Dragon.
  • Kaj_5807
    Featured Contributor
    Blood Dragon would be awesome to play again, but I think Ubisoft wanted to expand on the Shangri-La level on Far Cry 4, it made me think that a lot of people gave positive feedback on that level, which is contrary to what I've been seeing in people's reactions.
  • Ty Arthur
    Featured Contributor
    The short amount of time between releases is of concern, but personally I'm looking forward to this pretty eagerly. 3 was fantastic, but it's time to shake things up a bit, and pre-historic animal controlling could be a great concept if they execute it well.
  • Kaj_5807
    Featured Contributor
    It's always unsettling when developers release games every year. I always feel like it's rushed, unplanned and in most cases in terrible shape. I agree though, the mechanic are interesting. Though I hope that they'll make taming a little harder, it looked too easy on the game footage.

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