We are peacefully travelling down the road in a Himalayan country on a bus, with a guide, a monkey and some other people, when the bus comes to a stop at a military check post. The driver gets down and hands over the passports, but something goes wrong and all hell breaks loose. This is Kryat country and we are going to be reviewing the Far Cry 4. The game has a lot of plus points going for it, but it does have a couple of cons as well, when all is said and done. Let us move forward now. We will be reviewing the PC version of course.
The story involves the regular tough decisions that we have come to expect from game series like Mass Effect and Far Cry. But, our question without revealing too much is: is there really a decision when all you have is grey choices. There is a reason that this game has a rating of 17+ and we recommend not playing it if you are easily disturbed. Having said that, it has one of the most engaging story lines that we have come across in quite some while.
The story revolves around Ajay Ghale, who is a Kyrati-American and comes back home to spread the ashes of his mother Ishwari. The story progresses as he is confronted with making decisions on how to help either the resistance or the tyrant king. The game involves a lot of tough choices revolving around the fate of the people. However, the game does at points seem to blow the seriousness in its own face. By far, the best written character is the Tyrant King: Pagan Min. Far Cry 4 can be purchased from G2A.com, you can get up to 5% discount by using G2A discount code from rebateszone.
All of this is set in a beautifully designed backdrop of the Himalayan Mountains. The graphical fidelity is great, although you may need to carry out a few updates to the main game. Nevertheless, the scenery is beautifully drawn and the character animations are lively. The open world is fun to explore.
The environment is great and can be used to your advantage. The side quests are good and enjoyable. The mechanics are even better and can be used to have some real fun. While it is fun to shoot things with guns, it does get a bit boring after a while. However, the grappling hook feature ensures that you can always find new ways to take down a helicopter. Taking it down with a rocket launcher is fun, but using a grappling hook to shoot the pilot in the face is even more fun. Plus the use of animals to create mayhem makes much more sense in a Himalayan setting.
Just as a heads up; if you have played a couple of Ubisoft games recently, then this one features watch towers as well. It is quite funny actually.
There are a lot of similarities between Far Cry 3 and Far Cry 4. Maybe, Far Cry 3 has a couple more points in its favor, when compared to Far Cry 4 in terms of an overall engaging content with respect to missions. The AI is similar, not the same, but still comparable to Far Cry 3. Early on the game can get a bit frustrating, if you do not level up the character, but once you have more than one primary, you should be fine. Like all open world games, it isn’t really punishing when it comes to mistakes.
All in all, it is a very good open world power fantasy game, which will satisfy the secret urge to dominate and be the ruler of a small country. We all have them don’t we. The graphical fidelity is good, the story line is great, the choices are all grey, the open world has controllable elephants, so, what more can a person want! Just go for it…