Earlier today I read the Playstation blog´s “How Far Cry Primal is exploring new territory for Ubisoft’s FPS series” article. And I have to say that I´m rather tempted to find out how well the Far Cry formula will work in a primal stone age environment. Especially since I have played very few action/adventure FPS games that are set in 10,000 BCE (the beginning of the Mesolithic period). To be exact, “Far Cry Primal” takes place in Central Europe, in a fictional valley called “Oros”. And you will get the pleasure to play as a Wenja tribesman named Takkar.
However, since Takkar´s hunting party got ambushed, his stranded in Oros with no weapons at all. There is no need worry though, since Takkar can craft his own melee weaons (clubs, axes and spears) and short-ranged weapons (bows) as well. Even so, you still need to find the right kind of materials (like stone and wood) in-order to create your own weapons (you won´t be able to rise to power, lead and protect your own tribe without weapons).
And trust me, you will need to get your hands on some weapons as soon as possible. I mean, sure. “Far Cry Primal” is set in a big open-world sandbox environment (which looks really good thanks to Dunia Engine 2), but you can´t run and hide from danger forever. Since the world is full of natural predators (prehistoric badgers and saber-toothed cats for example), and hostile tribes. You do have the ability to tame wild animals and use them in combat though (that should come in handy for sure).
It would also be a wise idea to use the day-and-night cycle to your advantage (the moment of surprise), as your enemies won´t hesitate one moment to do so. Keep in mind that some of your enemies will become more aggressive and dangerous at night. So the sooner you learn to know (their strengths and weaknesses) and recognize your enemy, the better (since you and your tribe’s survival is depending on that knowledge).
I would also like to point out that I found a liking to Jason Graves (Blacksite: Area 51, Dead Space 3, The Order: 1886 with many more) soundtrack for “Far Cry Primal”. As I find Graves music to be really suiting for the game (the whole “Primal”and “Mesolithic period” vibe).
With that said, are you ready for the release of Ubisoft´s “Far Cry Primal”? (the game is coming to PS4 and Xbox One 23rd of February, and Windows on the 1st of March). Let us know your thoughts in the comment section down below!
Robin “V-Act” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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