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POSTED 20/3/16


FAR CRY PRIMAL

Ubisoft



A big hello to all intelligent lifeforms everywhere, and to everyone else out there, the secret is to bang the rocks together guys!

The Far Cry series has gone like totally prehistoric, meaning – among other things - no radio towers. Woo!

It’s the year 10,000BCE (none of that non-PC religious malarkey here), and you’re a little tacker of a hunter named, erm, Takkar. You’ve lost your tribe, so you head off into the land of Oreos – MMMmmm... the land of Oreos! La la la-la-la-la-la la – La la la la la...

Oh, I’m sorry, we were talking about Oreos? Actually it’s Oros, but that wouldn’t have been nearly as much fun.

Anyway, considering everything’s all prehistoric and stuff, so is the wildlife. Mammoths, bears, wolves, tigers and such abound and – the bit that must really piss of the NRA - naturally there are no guns. Aww, what a shame. Instead you have to craft such weapons as bows and arrows, spears, clubs and such. While you still murder all manner of wildlife, at least you have to go to more effort than if you were armed with an Uzi. Your mileage may vary, but we felt rather distressed after bludgeoning a poor deer to death.

Other tasks are era-appropriate too. You scavenge for food (including the aforementioned butchery) and bits and bobs to craft further bits and bobs with. You get all Dr Doolittle with the wildlife, learning to tame and even weaponise them. As well as basic survival your mission is to go all Stone Age Romeo and woo others to your new Jenga- umm, Wenja, tribe, aiming to get all revenge-like on opposing clans who disrespected your crew.

The era may be vastly different, but Far Cry Primal is unmistakably a Far Cry game – and, despite some eventual repetition, we’ve no problem with that. Plus, Oreos! Oh yeah, Oros. D’oh!

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