FAR CRY 4
calling to the faraway towns. Now war is declared, and battle come
Are you thinking, “What’s a ‘Kyrat’, and what have they
done to The Clash?” Well, Kyrat’s a fictitious Himalayan region
that’s done nothing to The Clash. But Ubisoft licenced ‘Should I
Stay or Should I Go’, which is more prophetic than perhaps first
Anyway, Kyrat’s controlled by an unpredictable,
merciless, quite eccentric, potty-mouthed despot named Pagan Min.
He’s basically your typical Bond villain nut job.
also your birthplace, although you’ve lived in the USA due to...
certain circumstances. You’ve returned to respect your mother’s
final wish, to scatter her ashes at home. It doesn’t take long to
meet Min, and it doesn’t take much longer to decide whether to
accept his hospitality or get the fuck out pronto. The latter yields
Plumping latterally sees you join a
rebellious bunch calling themselves ‘Golden Path’. They were founded
by your dad, so you feel kinda duty bound to enlist – plus they’ll
help you find your mum’s village.
At this juncture it might
be worth saving everybody some time and asking whether you played
the quite excellent Far Cry 3.
If you didn’t, you can get it cheap – go on, get it. We’ll wait.
While we’re waiting for the stragglers, those of you familiar
with FC3 will flumpf into this like a pair of comfy
slippers (pipe optional). It’s familiar first-person open
worldliness with main and distraction missions – including,
naturally, climbing towers. Ubisoft really dig towers. You’ll drive,
fly, sneak, run, get gladiatorial, get spiritual, trip out, ride
elephants and – almost forgot - shoot. Lots.
murdering assorted exotic wild-wildlife in the name of crafting.
We’ll never look at Mr Maker the same way again.
now-gen slickness, FC kin should pin this Min-spin win.
Now, after all this, won’t you give me a smil- erm, grin?