Far Cry 6 tells the story of our protagonist Dani Rojas and their journey through the land of Yara, which is now being controlled by a vicious and corrupted government lead by Anton Castillo.
In the process we see our protagonist join many different factions in hopes of uniting them to our cause, our cause of course, is to liberate Yara and defeat Anton Castillo.
With the whole plot now out of the way, Far Cry 6 is officially the sixth main entry into the Far Cry series. It also manages to feature actor Giancarlo Esposito (Maze Runner and Breaking Bad), who I’ll admit has an amazing portrayal within the game and did an amazing job at voicing the character as a whole.
When it comes to actual gameplay, Far Cry 6 manages to really impress fans and players with a huge open world experience filled with a lot of optional hunts and activities. From being able to capture enemy bases, ride various different vehicles including planes, helicopters, boats, and even tanks.
There is always something to do within Far Cry 6, you can even recruit adorable animal companions that can aid and help you during battle. However, for those who prefer a human companion the option is also there for you to take advantage of.
The game is also full of many different ways to customise your arsenal and vehicles. From improving your weapons, to choosing a different colour paint for your vehicle. We were really happy with the customisation options. The possibilities and options that were presented to you seemed huge and we also liked the fact that weapons came in a variety of different types such as rifles, pistols, and grenade launchers and each one had a different set of stats added to it. Meaning we always felt like we needed to upgrade in order to really get the most out of our combat abilities.
Another really interesting feature within Far Cry 6 and the whole arsenal setup was the inclusion of the Supremo. The Supremo is basically a chosen special ability which is available to you after it has gone through its cooldown procedure. These said special abilities can cause enemies a great deal of headache, from being able to temporarily disable helicopters, to being able to see through walls and vehicles in order to get that perfect shot on our target. There are many different Supremo abilities to choose from, some in which we have yet to even try out.
The story is also really enjoyable and despite sometimes feeling like a filler, we deep down realise that a lot of this is to do with trying to get attached to our team which is important in media such as video games. Character bonding is very important and an aspect that we personally care about a great deal.
As for the story itself, that manages to feature different segments and sections that play a key role to the various different factions. The whole plot of the story, after all, is to try and recruit these teams in hopes of taking down Anton Castillo. The story is also played out in various different missions, some of which are quite short and others feel rather long.
Far Cry 6 is actually a really fun and enjoyable game. There is just so much to do in it inside the main story and outside of it too. I think it is safe to say that getting bored or being left with nothing to do within the game is not going to happen, at least not for a good long while anyway.
Another aspect of the game that we really enjoyed was that being able to drive the various different vehicles also played a huge part to the game, in terms of both the amount of different vehicles that was open for us to enjoy and the mechanics too. For example each vehicle had its own driving mechanic and it was very noticeable, from driving cars and bikes which felt rather basic and was much more normal for us. However, when it came to trying to pilot a plane, we had problems trying to learn how to even fly it. This all made the whole experience feel that more realistic.
With a huge world open to enjoy, it makes the entire game feel so much more fun and enjoyable. Everything feels so unique and different too, though that may just be due to the fact we haven’t played a game like this one in quite a while. In fact if I had to compare it to another game that had a similar feel in both exploration, side activities, and story I would probably compare it to that of Red Dead Redemption 2.
Another feature that I quite liked, one from a personal aspect, that is probably quite small in many people’s eyes, is being able to choose from being a male protagonist or a female. Sadly, there was no option to customise your character’s appearance but as a female gamer I do prefer to play as the same gender character. It just feels more fitting and that way I can relate a bit more too.
Speaking of other enjoyable features, another feature that I enjoyed seeing is the ability to have a voice command at the start of the game. Unfortunately I haven’t really messed with it much, in fact I ended up turning it off as I did not need it on. However, this feature is still something that I appreciated seeing as it made me feel happy that it can be used to help any potential blind gamers. Thankfully, I’m not a blind gamer but I have spent quite a bit of my life living around them and through that I have learned to appreciate the difficulties that they go through each day.
The option to have really large font within the game, which could perhaps be accompanied by this, was also a big step up in my book too. I enjoy seeing this feature as often with smaller font I struggle with being able to read it as I find myself needing to sit at quite a distance from the TV.
With Far Cry 6 it really is difficult to point out any faults with it and I personally love the game. However, if I really did have to choose a few issues then one of them would be the AI. This maybe due to the sheer size of the game itself but often the AI would do some really ridiculous things, and a lot of this is more noticeable when trying to drive. For example a lot of the time the AI would try to ram into random objects and other vehicles for no real reason. However, with that said and yet another feature that I really enjoyed was the ability to switch on the auto-driving ability, where the game would drive you to your destination for you. Yes, perhaps I am a bit lazy…
Also, another minor gripe with the game is perhaps the length of the story. With over 50 story missions to go through and lot of side content it is difficult to balance everything and find the time to be able to complete what is on offer. Still I appreciate the work and effort on the game and try to not get so overwhelmed with it all.
Release Date: October 7th, 2021
Platforms: PC, Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Stadia, XBox One, XBox Series X/S
Genre: First-Person Shooter, Adventure
Main Story Length: 19-20 Hours
Platform Reviewed On: Playstation 4
Overall Rating: 4/5