Far Cry 6
Welcome to Yara home of the revolutionary President Los Poll.. I mean Antón Castillo.
This time around Far Cry 6 sets us loose to topple a corrupt evil President who has
managed to create hell for the ordinary citizens of Yara. You take on the role of Dani Rojas
a skilled former soldier (chosen between a Female/Male look) who’s task it quickly becomes
to unite the different revolutionary groups on the islands of Yara to take the fight
all the way to the El Presidente (pictures of the map and island above)
After some really impressive cutscenes to set the games story and meeting some new friends,
You now have a huge map to explore in good old fashion Far Cry style. I will not talk about
the story per se, but the voice acting and motion cap done by all the various characters is
some of the best in the series so far, and this sets you up for a really enjoyable time in Yara.
Scenes all range from funny to ultra violent throughout the game, as you meet more friends
some even crazier than the previous one you met, it’ll keep you wanting to meet more people
all the time, and don’t worry there is quite a lot of folks you will meet, and Amigos..
Your faithful animal companions, to name a few; a tame crocodile named Guapo that loves to
eat enemies, or the wheelchair bound floofball Chorizo.. just adorable.. and many more.
Your animal companions also come with skills, so there is definitely use to switching them
up a bit depending on the mission (like your cars, planes, boats, clothes, guns everything is
Talking about the environment, I have included above a ton of screenshots from in game with the
included photo mode, so what you see is what I have seen with the settings I use when playing.
Yara is simply stunning, and a large map to traverse so as expected you can traverse across
the map with everything from horses to tanks to helicopters or bomber airplanes, you unlock
more rides as you go along and finish side quests and missions, also as in good ol’ Far Cry style
you unlock territories by liberating outposts, or blowing up air defenses so you can roam more
freely with your newly acquired helicopter or airplane, or the good fast travel feature if you
are on limited playtime or want to finish up a mission perhaps quicker.
The guns are some of the most insane ones so far for the series, you have special backpack
(supremos) related weapons that range from shooting missiles and throwing gas around…
to a glorious large flamethrower you will acquire when meeting a friend who plays a larger
role in the game.
The regular guns and the shooting in the game feel fantastic, I always felt a little bit that
Far Cry 5 moved and felt a bit stale, but in 6 it’s totally the opposite.. the guns and the
shooting mechanisms to me feel great, everything from the recoil making it harder to hit
with an AK style if you go full Saiyan, to super stable marksmanship rifles..
there is just something so satisfying doing one shot kills in this game,
which also helps you out if going the stealthies.
I mentioned earlier on you have a whole wide arsenal of vehicles at your disposal,
and here is where some of my negativity comes in, the planes, boats, helicopters
Ubisoft knows how to do.. but when it comes to driving cars or trucks in the game
It’s like they have not listened to fan feedback at all from their previous games, it feels
like your power steering went out the window and you have minimal control, though the brakes
on the trucks actually felt fine.
Speaking of the AI traffic, I’m not sure if it is a buggy part of the game or have the
enemies just been programmed to be this ruthless, but say if you are travelling with a horse
on the open road avoid getting close to trucks or you’ll be rammed and killed horse included..
I learnt this the hard way numerous times, even when I thought there
was no one recognizing me and no guns visible.. (insert GTA V Wasted picture in your mind).
Also you might encounter some minor graphical bugs on the PC version, camp fires might look
odd from time to time, but these are all such minor things that I am sure will be corrected
in the coming patches from Ubisoft etc.
So before I move on to the graphical part and final conclusion, I’m sure you are asking yourself
but what about the overall length of the game, I finished the game at around 15 hours for doing
the main missions pretty much in a row as I could, pretty much in a rush. So I would say you
are looking at 20 hours normally to finish the game, and then slap on another 10-15-20 for
everything else to 100% the game if you are into that. There is so much to do with all the side
quests in the game, minigame.. (cock fighting for example), and just the whole map to explore
and finding new fast travel spots or liberating them, Just go out there and enjoy.. You’ll
finish the game when you feel like it 🙂
Graphically like I mentioned previously and as you probably already looked at the screenshots
I included in the gallery above, you can see that the game is gorgeous, not only gorgeous but
also sounds really good. For the review my system comprises of an i5-9600K and 16GB of ram,
a Nvidia 3070 RTX, and playing on 1440p with FSR (AMD’s answer to Nvidias DLSS) which is used
in the game (you can also use raytracing for shadows with RTX) the game I would say was averaging
on the 90 FPS throughout my playtime, lowest I can recall would be around 75-78 FPS and at peak
it would hit 120 FPS and this was with FSR on Ultra at 1440p.
The game is definitely demanding on the hardware specially with the detail
levels turned up, unfortunately for me the 3070 only has 8GB of memory so I could not utilize
the HD texture pack, which requires a minimum of 11GB of memory .. So I can only imagine how
good the game looks with HDR turned on and 4K Ultra. One of these days.. One of these days.
In conclusion, and this will be rather short.
You like a good story with great actors, You love action and shooting, You love exploring a map
filled with friends and secrets, You love a game that looks great. If even 1 or 2 of the boxes
are a yes for you, You should pick up Far Cry 6 and be ready to spend some serious time on
Yara to 100% the game. I promise you, you will not regret it, specially with more free content
coming later on to the game, with weekly challenges etc, there won’t be a shortage of things to do
in the foreseeable future.
- Huge map with plenty of things to do
- Satisfying combat
- Good actors and voice talent
- Your Amigos
- Ton of customization
- Beautiful world and good implementation of FSR technology
- A few odd graphical glitches
- AI can be wild with cars
- Driving still feels rough Ubisoft