After beating God of War and The Witcher 3, I went through a period of trying to find the next game to dunk time into. After roughly two days of struggling to find something that sparked my interest, I arrived at the conclusion that it would be impossible to look for a game comparable to the quality of these two. Instead, I picked out a few games that I had been wanting to play. Dying Light, Wasteland 2 and Far Cry Primal.
Far Cry Primal got off to a good start
The first hour or so or Far Cry Primal hooked me. I found myself deep this world where I get to be what a hunter back in the Mesolithic period would be like (with accuracy not being something I care for). You get to go out into the wild, gathering resources to craft weapons, items, and huts. The dangerous enemies you can either avoid, tame or kill and the different approaches you can use to go about each encounter gives you the feeling that you have total control over how you play. The gameplay is easily the best aspect of the game.
The setting in which the game takes place is also a thumbs up for me. The other Far Cry I find are difficult for me to get into, but because my favourite settings are the sort of medieval, fantasy, old world environments, Primal appealed to me a lot more.
Where the game falls a bit flat, however, is the story. In the beginning, it’s a decent tale of one tribe completely dominating another, and it’s nothing revolutionary. Watching cut scenes are a big yes for me, but with Far Cry Primal, after a few hours in, I found myself skipping them. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a bad game by any length, but it’s not groundbreaking either.
I want to get to the end
While I’m still enjoying Far Cry Primal, When I get to a point where I’m forced to finish a game, I usually put it down and come back to it some other time. But with this game, I still want to get to the end to see what happens. At the end of the day, I’m loving the hunting and open world aspects.
What do you think of Far Cry Primal?