|System: PS4*, PS3, PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360|
|Dev: Ubisoft Montreal|
|Release: November 18, 2014|
|Players: 1 (2+ Online)|
|Screen Resolution: 480p-1080p||Intense Violence, Blood, Nudity, Strong Language, Sexual Themes, Use of Drugs|
One thing I really did enjoy however is the ability the enemies have to take back your “Fortresses”. Sure you can go through the vast map and tackle each increasingly hard tower to claim as your own. Just keep in mind that, until you have progressed the story along to that point, you could lose the tower and thusly, fast travel options in certain areas of the map. It’s kind of cool to know that even if you have taken over a challenging tower that you could lose it all because you advanced too far out of your depth. That however doesn’t stop you from challenging the plethora of wildlife in any given area. Just know that there’s more out there that wants to kill you than the enemy you know.
Far Cry 4 also offers up some online gameplay mechanics: the traditional shoot ‘em up team battles, as well as online co-op. You can have fun with the co-op because there’s almost nothing that you and your friends can’t team up against to take down. Well nothing except story missions. This is where the issue comes in. With its drop-in drop-out mechanic, if you are in the middle of a mission and you start some co-op action, you will have to start that mission all over once your romp is over. This can get a bit annoying honestly, but I do find myself really wanting more of the campaign to be co-op.
There are two kinds of people that will play Far Cry 4. Those that will look at it and complain about how similar it is to Far Cry 3 and then there will be those that rejoice in those similarities. That is the simplest approach to this title. There’s nothing to make it not an enjoyable experience, but for those that lovedFar Cry 3, for all of its beautiful distractions, will find hours upon hours of glorious gameplay waiting for you. Plus, with a villain like Pagan Min, you just can’t go wrong with the latest installment of the Far Cry franchise.
Date: November 18, 2014