Ubisoft Montreal’s prehistoric take on the Far Cry series is out today on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The PC version will be released on March 1st.
Far Cry Primal is an action-adventure game set in 10,000 B.C.E. Taking place in the Oros Valley, players will take on the role of Takkar, a tribesman who is stranded in Oros after his hunting party is ambushed. From there, the structure is similar to other Far Cry titles, take over enemy camps and hunt wildlife to enhance your character.
What distinguishes this from other games in the series is the beast master element. Takkar is able to tame a variety of animals to serve as companions, each with their own abilities. For example, the Owl can scout ahead and mark enemies, while the Sabre Tooth is a one-cat wrecking crew, assisting in combat and quickly disposing of enemy tribesman.
Certain animals can also be used as mounts. Players can look forward to charging into an enemy camp on the back of a bear, mowing down enemies and looking majestic in doing so.
Since there are no firearms or vehicles in Far Cry Primal, players will have to rely on crafting weapons. The list includes spears, clubs, bows, etc… There is also a day/night cycle in the game, which is used for more than just visual appeal. For example, predators are more aggressive at night, forcing players to use fire for protection.
It is clear that Far Cry Primal is Ubisoft’s attempt to mix up the series a bit after many complained that Far Cry 4 was too similar to Far Cry 3.
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