Review of Far Cry 6 – GameRev
Far Cry games are generally known for their iconic villains, top-notch action, and beautiful open world. As the newest entry in the franchise, Far Cry 6 has all of this and a bunch of extra additions that can be hit or miss.
Far Cry 6 is packed with things to do and areas to explore. In this case, however, quality is sacrificed in favor of quality. While clearing enemy bases and blowing things up is incredibly satisfying, the repetitive nature of the game makes it hard to play for long. This is especially true when hours of gameplay sometimes account for a near-zero completion percentage. In each of Yara’s five zones, you’ll play through side activities such as the Yaran story, treasure hunt, and other optional quests. Many of these activities have unique base stories and make for a nice change of pace from the main story. However, the sheer amount of content makes completing them a difficult and time-consuming task.
To get around Far Cry 6’s vast map efficiently, you’ll need to use land, air, and sea vehicles. Unfortunately, the driving controls aren’t great, especially when playing on keyboard and mouse. Using a controller made things a little more pleasant but not by a huge profit margin. This forced me to use Dani’s outfit as much as possible and mostly rely on airplanes.
You play as Dani Rojas, a guerrilla fighter whose purpose is to help the revolution topple President Yaran Anton Castillo (played by the brilliant Giancarlo Esposito). Castillo was a fascist leader who forced outcasts and all those who opposed him into slave labor camps. While these camps help produce a cancer drug called Viviro, they are also poisoning the workers in the camps. Castillo hopes his teenage son Diego will one day take the place of El Presidente. However, Diego is conflicted and dislikes his father’s murderous ways and horrible actions.
Far Cry 6’s most important and impressive point has to be its combat. The gameplay is as exciting as open world shooters can be and this is thanks to the multitude of killing tools at your disposal, Weapons abound in Far Cry 6 and offer multiple ways to kill enemy groups. Some weapons can be modified at the desk while certain unique weapons already come with special perks. Also, the Resolver weapon is an extremely powerful weapon that can be obtained by collecting uranium from Air Defense bases. Alternatively, you can carry a special backpack that can fire rockets or scorch flames around you in typical Far Cry fashion to cause chaos. Backpacks are called supremos and act as an ultimate skill with a cooldown timer.
Accompanying you in battle are your loyal friends, animal companions with special abilities and traits. Have Guapo, a massive crocodile, attack your enemies and distract your character. The adorable Chorizo will also distract enemies with his overwhelming cuteness. During your playthrough, you can unlock many other amigos, but you can only choose one amigos at a time to aid you.
There’s a lot of fun to be had while playing Far Cry 6, and the story outperforms previous games that failed. However, the game is oversaturated with extra content and the customization options don’t offer much of an experience. However, the combat and gameplay are still very solid and engaging, which makes up for a few of the game’s flaws.
GameRev has been provided with a digital download of the game for the purpose of this review.