Reviewed on Xbox One.
By Santy D’souza.
Far Cry Primal begins with a countdown from the present year 2016 going all the way back to 10,000 BC, essentially the stone age. Far Cry Primal is a standalone entry in the Far Cry series. Only a handful of games till date have showcased the Stone Age, Far Cry Primal being one of the best. It beautifully depicts the world of the Stone Age with all its might. The story focuses on Takkar, the protagonist, who in his quest to unite his displaced tribe has to eliminate other tribes that threaten their survival, and discover the majestic world of Oros.
My entire play through of the game consisted of almost 45 hours including the main story and countless side quests and after all those hours I can say that I was utterly satisfied with Far Cry Primal. If you have played the earlier Far Cry games such as Far Cry 3 and Far Cry 4, the primary game play would feel very familiar with quests such as capturing and liberating outposts to searching the vast open world to encounter various side missions and objectives. But if you’re a new entrant to the Far Cry series, you are sure to get hooked right from the get go.
The feature unique to Far Cry Primal is tameable beasts. Yes you heard that right; you can wander the vast open world of the game and complete most of the main story and side missions with a beast at your side. The primary protagonist, whose character you play in the game, has a unique power of taming beasts and using them to aid him in his quest in the world of Oros. Far Cry Primal has a number of animals in the game from ancient Mammoths to Sabretooths. Encountering and taming a beast is simply refreshing and feels amazing.
You can hunt and skin almost any animal you see in the game and use it for upgrades and healing. The game offers a good skill set and upgrades system where a number of resources have to be gathered from around the open world of Oros. A few of the main story missions also require you to upgrade certain skills before you can progress. Characters are diverse and the enemies are varied with different classes and offer a good challenge. Combat feels fresh in first person without the guns. All the ancient weapons from the spear to the bow feel good to use and they get better as the game progresses.
The vast open world of Oros in Far Cry Primal is a visual treat with great overall game play. The game has an overall steady pace to it but the side quests may seem to get repetitive after a while. I hardly noticed any glitches and bugs during my overall time with it. Ubisoft has done a great job with Far Cry Primal and it definitely is a breath of fresh air to the long standing series. I highly recommend picking up Far Cry Primal as it offers good value for money and is sure to keep you entertained throughout.
My rating :- 8.5/10.
Disclaimer- This is a guest post by “Santy D’souza” aka KillBoySanty
A little bit about him-
A financial analyst, passionate gamer and avid tech freak who loves to spend his free time playing games, watching movies and TV shows. A foodie who is forever hungry and doesn’t miss a chance to taste something new.