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Far Cry 6 - Official Review Thread

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All the Reviews so far (MetaCritic - 75)

God is Geek


Article - https://www.godisageek.com/reviews/far-cry-6-review/


Score - 9/10

GamerHeroes

Article - https://www.gamersheroes.com/honest-game-reviews/far-cry-6-review/

Score 85%

Gamepressure

Article - https://www.gamepressure.com/editorials/reviews/far-cry-6-review-order-in-revolution/z84ac

Score - 8.5/10


Gaming Instincts (My Review/NeoGaf Member)

Article - https://www.gaminginstincts.com/review/farcry-6-review-old-dog-with-new-tricks/


Score - 8/10

IGN


Score - 8/10

TheGamer

Article - https://www.thegamer.com/far-cry-6-review/

Score - 4/5

Easy Allies


Score - 8/10

Hey Poor Player

Article - https://www.heypoorplayer.com/2021/10/06/far-cry-6-review-ps5/

Score - 4/5

Twinfinite

Article - https://twinfinite.net/2021/10/far-cry-6-review-viva-libertad/

Score - 4/5

Karak/ACG (NeoGaf Member)


Score - Wait for Sale

Skill Up


VGC

Article - https://www.videogameschronicle.com/review/far-cry-6-2/

Score - 2/5



Hardware Unboxed

Bonus Benchmark Video (Not Game Review)

 
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8 out of 10, metacritic ratings will be around the high 70s to low 80s. The villain and general gameplay will be praised, but unless there is a sudden massive shake up of the Far Cry formula there will be criticisms of the series starting to feel stale.

That's my take based on the other titles before it and knowing what kind of dev Ubisoft is.
 
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As with anything Far Cry-related, you have to wait for all the content to hit to gauge its true value:

In the Season Pass, players will step into the minds of three of the series’ most infamous villains – Vaas Montenegro, Pagan Min, and Joseph Seed – in separate DLC episodes that feature Far Cry gunplay mixed with roguelite mechanics. As each villain, you’ll fight to escape the horrors of your own mind starting with nothing but a pistol. You’ll have to find new weapons and acquire power-ups in order to delve deeper into the minds of each character.

  • Episode 1: Vaas: Insanity planned for release in November 2021.
  • Episode 2: Pagan: Control planned for release in January 2022.
  • Episode 3: Joseph: Collapse planned for release in March 2022.
In addition to the Season Pass, all Far Cry 6 players will have access to free post-launch content playable solo or in two-player co-op:
  • Three crossover missions featuring Danny Trejo, Rambo, and more.
  • Weekly Insurgencies: Every week starting from launch – and available after the completion of the main campaign – supporters of Antón Castillo will rise across the island of Yara and pose new threats for players to eliminate. Players will need to track them down and eliminate them to earn some new gear.
  • Six Special Operations: Taking place in unique new areas in the world, these operations will introduce new gameplay mechanics as players must snatch highly unstable chemical weapons from Antón’s arms dealers and get to the extraction point before it overheats. The first two locations – Mesozoico and Maceo – will be available at launch and other four maps will launch later.
 

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As with anything Far Cry-related, you have to wait for all the content to hit to gauge its true value:
While I agree with what you are saying - as a member of the press our duty is to provide you with the most honest and none-biased opinion/verdict and as accurate as possible (us specifically we actually have an integrity and do not base opinions of personal agendas or silly headlines for desperate clicks, but I may not speak about others) based off what the final review product/code/shipped iprovides. The same could be said for any games that are GaaS or even single player games such as God of War that do get smaller QoL updates throughout their life cycle. At the end of the day, we can only speak about what's out there and that's it. If the publisher gives more content post launch and are giving away the codes prior to launch then that means that they are confident in what they are offering at that time for that price and its simple as that and those are facts.
 
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Yes, I've made a reveal embargo thread a week ago or so, but just wanted to create solely a new OT for this since it lifts tomorrow on October 6th, 2021 at 4:00 AM PT/7:00 AM EST.

Our review is finished and ready to go and set to be published at the time :) Stay tuned, will be adding others here as well. Thanks! Feel free to have your final guesses here.

Can we divine your score by the very act of you posting this thread? Hmm. Your post history doesn't make you out to be an overly vindictive individual, so being eager to post a thread to give a score that dumps all over true Yarans doesn't seem in character. Hmmm. Of course, we all know negativity sales, so perhaps you're ready for the tidal wave of bad reviews to come in, and you want yours - spectacular in it's takedowns, pun intended - to be at the top of the heap. Hmmmmm.
Tbfh I think it's BS that there is no RT for next gen consoles. Literally I hope at least a point is taken away just for Ubisofts laziness. Yes I'm salty. Salty as fuck.
I imagine a quality mode will come at some point.
 
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Yes, I've made a reveal embargo thread a week ago or so, but just wanted to create solely a new OT for this since it lifts tomorrow on October 6th, 2021 at 4:00 AM PT/7:00 AM EST.

Our review is finished and ready to go and set to be published at the time :) Stay tuned, will be adding others here as well. Thanks! Feel free to have your final guesses here.
You have a YouTube channel?
 

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Tbfh I think it's BS that there is no RT for next gen consoles. Literally I hope at least a point is taken away just for Ubisofts laziness. Yes I'm salty. Salty as fuck.
Tiny spoiler, I do touch base on that specific detail in our review, but you'll have to wait until then to see the answer.
 
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I have never really gotten into FarCry.. I couldn't get into FarCry 5 on console. I really hate how clunky it felt at 30fps.

Pre Ordered anyway.. Purely because it's 60 fps now, I like the setting and I like Giancarlo Esposito lol.. I got this real cheap through a afterpay redemption offer so I will just sell if I don't like it and get my money back. This is why I love physical discs.

Edit: I'm predicting mid-high 70 score on meta. I'm hoping the reviews say that it's one of the best entries yet.
 
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I'm completely turned off by the poor optimisation I've seen on consoles so far. The screen tearing is awful from what I've seen during gameplay. I was hoping for some next gen graphical showcase with ray tracing ect, but console users can forget that for now any way. I'll be skipping this installment.

I predict a generous 6.9/10.

 

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No Ubi game caters to the uber casual urinalist like FC so I expect an avg of 8.
 
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I'm completely turned off by the poor optimisation I've seen on consoles so far. The screen tearing is awful from what I've seen during gameplay. I was hoping for some next gen graphical showcase with ray tracing ect, but console users can forget that for now any way. I'll be skipping this installment.

I predict a generous 6.9/10.


There's no FOV slider either on consoles. Deal breaker.
 
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$60 is probably gonna be too much unless you're really bored. I've watched some longform gameplay vids of it and there's barely anything separating it from 3, 4 and 5. I'll probably hop in around $35-$40 only because the release calendar is so bleak for single player this fall.
 

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Can’t wait for this!

What an exciting week! Probably the biggest gaming week for the rest of the year?

Alan Wake Remastered, Far Cry 6, Metroid Dread, new Metroid Amiibo and Switch OLED all coming out this week!
My metroid dread collectors edition (which will remain unopened) is on its way. My dread digital copy is pre loaded. Bought far cry and alan wake, also working through deathloop and keana. Its a great week for games here!
 

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Epic Games Store exclusive? It could be the greatest game of all time and I still won't be playing it. I'm sick of this storefront exclusivity crap. Release it on all of the PC storefronts and may the best storefront win. I'm boycotting Ubisoft games until they stop this nonsense. For reference, I have almost every Assassin's Creed game on Steam, and Far Cry 3, 4, and 5. I would have gotten Assassin's Creed: Valhalla and Far Cry 6 for full price on release day, but since they both are Epic Games Store exclusives that means no sale.
 

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Because it's the same as all the other Farcrys'. Saw a stream today, these asshats are STILL doing Radio Tower missions.

Ubisoft is such a garbage developer.
To be honest I've never played a Farcry game so that is part of the reason I lose interest pretty quickly with these games and that is mostly because I generally don't play first person games, but I do love the story trailers.
 

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To be honest I've never played a Farcry game so that is part of the reason I lose interest pretty quickly with these games and that is mostly because I generally don't play first person games, but I do love the story trailers.
Farcry 6 looks at least better than 4 and 5 which is good. Farcry 3 was decent game overall, maybe 8/10. This looks like a solid 7 maybe if you're into that stuff. But it's literally the same game.
 
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Got my free copy from an AMD CPU preloaded. I find it amusing that the HD texture pack says it requires GPU RAM >11GB.
 

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im predicting 85
I enjoy the far cry games so the score doesnt really matter...as long as i can blow shit up and set animals onto people its happy days
 
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Sorry guys but nobody cares for the map cleaners of Ubisoft anymore. Most of my friends didn’t even complete half of the Valhalla story.
 
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Learn everything you need to know heading into Far Cry 6's release on October 7th, 2021. In this video we break down various aspects of the game, mechanics, upcoming DLC content and more. Join in to learn more about your adventure as Dani Rojas on the fictional island of Yara in the heart of the Caribbean.

Far Cry 6 releases on October 7th, 2021 on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Amazon Luna Stadia.
 
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