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Far Cry 6 - Official Review Thread

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I don't understand. Why are critics panning this game for being more of the same when Call of Duty has been the same as well and gets more favorable response?
Really don't understand these sorta comments. Are you saying FC6 is not more of the same, hence deserve a higher score? Or are you saying it IS more of the same but still should be rated higher since...Call of Duty is rated higher (also debatable going by the MC scores above)?
 
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There's an easy way to fix it. Once the game starts simply close Ubisoft Connect and voilà - problem solved. Not only the message disappears, strangely you also get a better performance all around.

I'm playing on 3080 and getting ~70FPS with all settings set to max and FidelityFX set to ultra quality. 0 problems with VRAM after playing for 5 hours.
Getting 80+ with Shadows set to High and HD textures turned off.
The differences between Ultra and High are so small and negligible. You may as well go with High in some cases to get extra the frames.
 
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For some reason, I can get into Ubisoft's other open world games, but every new Far Cry game just feels like a Far Cry 3 all over again but not as good. The formula started to bore me with Far Cry 4 already so not surprised to see people getting bored now.
They just keep adding to it. They have done so since Far Cry 3. By adding I mean new gameplay elements that it feels almost like an update instead of a new game. They're even using the same Far Cry 3 engine. That's why people are up in arms that's its just a continuation, a reskin if you will with some new gameplay ideas.
The next Far Cry will be a contuation of this one with yet more new gameplay elements. You'll find the same enemy outposts, wing gliding, vine climbing, parachuting etc.
In addition to the above the next one will probably have base building and a horde mechanic lol.
 

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Emergent gameplay.

Any Gaffers who are playing it, I'd love to hear about the emergent gameplay. One of the top selling points for me in Far Cry are the random crazy stuff that can sometimes happen in open world shoot outs.
 

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I liked Far Cry 5 so hopefully I will like this one too. Faith totally seduced me in that game. Love me some sexy attractive woman who wants to try kill me.
 
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Really don't understand these sorta comments. Are you saying FC6 is not more of the same, hence deserve a higher score? Or are you saying it IS more of the same but still should be rated higher since...Call of Duty is rated higher (also debatable going by the MC scores above)?
I'am not speaking for him but it has always irked me when reviewers bring out the more of the same card for certain games but not for others. I've got know dog in this particular fight I had my fill of call of duty after modern warfare 2 and far cry after Far cry 4 lol.

To be fair the more of same argument is highly subjective depending on whether you want that thing or not. I would be perfectly happy with more of same dark souls or resident evil for example. I would be happy for them to innovate though as long as they kept within certain expectations
 

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Enjoying it on PS5.

I like the joystick tilt to run, much more intuitive that pressing L3.

What sensitivity are people using for controller? Seems overtuned at the moment, so have bumped it down to 60%. Having a few problems aiming, but that's likely due to playing too much destiny recently.
 

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You and TheTwitterWhiner99 obviously have no interest in this game, so why are you here? What contribution are you making with your shitty drive by posts?

They're both fulfilling their destiny in life, which--after failing to please a woman, or achieving some level of merit in a profession--now centers on acting like fat, whiny manbabies turned clever provocateurs on NeoGAF.

I personally can't wait to see what's next from these titans of wit!
 

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They're both fulfilling their destiny in life, which--after failing to please a woman, or achieving some level of merit in a profession--now centers on acting like fat, whiny manbabies turned clever provocateurs on NeoGAF.

I personally can't wait to see what's next from these titans of wit!
I too will wait on the edge of my seat, filled with anticipation, to see what these two fine scholars have to say next.
 
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What I hated about the last Far Cry (5) I played, was the constant spawning of enemy cars. It's also what I hated about 2 , where the camps would just be filled with new baddies and it got stale after killing the same gang 10 times. Does this game have that issue too?
 

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What I hated about the last Far Cry (5) I played, was the constant spawning of enemy cars. It's also what I hated about 2 , where the camps would just be filled with new baddies and it got stale after killing the same gang 10 times. Does this game have that issue too?
Praise Lukaku's first touch and I might just tell you.
 

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You can't be serious.

I'm playing it on RTX3080 with everything cranked to max and it doesn't look anything impressive. It's nothing like what I would consider current gen and It won't look out of place on a PS4 Pro or Xbox One X.
Beacuse is my opinion iam not serious? ok
The setting is far better than far cry 5 + the 4k/60 frames is battery smooth for shooting.
 

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God damnit. So I played the PC version fully expecting to transfer my save to the PS5. . .and my Sony account has it's own Ubisoft account such that I now can't link the two. Fantastic.
I don't understand. Why are critics panning this game for being more of the same when Call of Duty has been the same as well and gets more favorable response?

Is that true; a quick peek through COD's review scores shows their review numbers are "OK. . ." with the standouts being when they actually do something new.
 

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I agree with 8/10. It's more FarCry but the setting is great, it looks AMAZING, and you can have an alligator eat people!

I don't actually think it looks that good.

My only disappointment so far is the visuals. It's feels like a PS4 game that has been upgraded.

Gunplay is a bit weak too, but I'm hoping that improves with unlocks and what not.
 

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Karak already had a video up about what Farcry and do better. It's a good watch and I agree with almost everything he said.

 

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Shit i wanted to download the game before going to work but ubisoft connect on pc doesn't fucking work...i can't even access...

How big is the game plus the hd texture pack?! Does ubi connect download everything at once or do i need to select the texture by myself?!
 

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I don't understand. Why are critics panning this game for being more of the same when Call of Duty has been the same as well and gets more favorable response?

Sites like Polygon and Vice are mad at the game due to its setting and "more of the same" is just the excuse they're using to trash it.
 

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I don't actually think it looks that good.

My only disappointment so far is the visuals. It's feels like a PS4 game that has been upgraded.

Gunplay is a bit weak too, but I'm hoping that improves with unlocks and what not.

I mean. . .that's probably pretty much what has happened here.

Shit i wanted to download the game before going to work but ubisoft connect on pc doesn't fucking work...i can't even access...

How big is the game plus the hd texture pack?! Does ubi connect download everything at once or do i need to select the texture by myself?!

Texture pack requires you to specifically install it (at least on PC) as the great majority of PC players shouldn't be using it.
 
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Anyone running the game on a mid tier pc and have any impressions?

Got a 1660ti and ya know what, I haven't touched FC since 4, I might get into this because why the hell not if I can afford, and run the game well at 1080p, at the same.
 

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I mean. . .that's probably pretty much what has happened here.



Texture pack requires you to specifically install it (at least on PC) as the great majority of PC players shouldn't be using it.
I'm gonna play at 1440p with a 2070super, do you think i can get solid 60fps with the texture pack?

Just for the record, i care a lot about textures so i have no problem with toning down other settings to medium or low to use less vram (if that is the problem).
 

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Anyone running the game on a mid tier pc and have any impressions?

Got a 1660ti and ya know what, I haven't touched FC since 4, I might get into this because why the hell not if I can afford, and run the game well at 1080p, at the same.
Check Hardware Unboxed performance video. From what I remember, the 1660ti is good for 1080p60 ultra. For some weird reason it outperforms 1080/1080ti in FC6 in some scenarios!
 

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God damnit. So I played the PC version fully expecting to transfer my save to the PS5. . .and my Sony account has it's own Ubisoft account such that I now can't link the two. Fantastic.


Is that true; a quick peek through COD's review scores shows their review numbers are "OK. . ." with the standouts being when they actually do something new.

Honestly id rather make a new PSN and link your current PC account. This will help going forwards with other ubi games aswell.
 

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Just a heads up, there is a secret cave on the starter island and it leads to the best weapon, supremo and pet in the game:

Jack Nicholson Reaction GIF
 

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What I hated about the last Far Cry (5) I played, was the constant spawning of enemy cars. It's also what I hated about 2 , where the camps would just be filled with new baddies and it got stale after killing the same gang 10 times. Does this game have that issue too?
Yes. Even after you capture enemy camp it would only be a few seconds before tank rolls into the vicinity or a random enemy vehicle and starts shooting you if your too close to them.

Thankfully though, 90% of time it is avoidable.
 
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Just a heads up, there is a secret cave on the starter island and it leads to the best weapon, supremo and pet in the game:


Place isn't THAT secret. . .it literally has a path leading to it (if this is the weirdo cave in the beginning that sends you out on a treasure hunt).
I'm gonna play at 1440p with a 2070super, do you think i can get solid 60fps with the texture pack?

Just for the record, i care a lot about textures so i have no problem with toning down other settings to medium or low to use less vram (if that is the problem).

I think HUB Gaming has a ton of video cards tested and they tested most of them with the HD texture pack (including cards that shouldn't use it). For me, on a 5700, the game ran totally fine with it on - however you will notice low textures in odd non-random places (your chest armor, some supremos and Guapo). It was annoying enough that I turned it off when I was messing with the game on PC.
 
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Place isn't THAT secret. . .it literally has a path leading to it (if this is the weirdo cave in the beginning that sends you out on a treasure hunt).


I think HUB Gaming has a ton of video cards tested and they tested most of them with the HD texture pack (including cards that shouldn't use it). For me, on a 5700, the game ran totally fine with it on - however you will notice low textures in odd non-random places (your chest armor, some supremos and Guapo). It was annoying enough that I turned it off when I was messing with the game on PC.
Yeah the acg review kinda talked about the texture pack messing with some texture and it was almost better off...

But i prefer having 90% of hd textures with some bugs here and there over not having hd textures at all...
 
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Check Hardware Unboxed performance video. From what I remember, the 1660ti is good for 1080p60 ultra. For some weird reason it outperforms 1080/1080ti in FC6 in some scenarios!
I'll definitely check that video out. Thanks for the heads up!

Super surprised that it runs well since the specs were pretty daunting.

Seeing how everyone is complaining that the game is visually okay for current gen made me feel comfortable to own it on PC.
 

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Lol you have to love the ubisoft launcher...

If i select english as a main language i can't download the italian language pack but if i chose italian i can't download the english pack...jesus if both are available why in the fuck i can't download both?!
 
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I don't actually think it looks that good.

My only disappointment so far is the visuals. It's feels like a PS4 game that has been upgraded.

Gunplay is a bit weak too, but I'm hoping that improves with unlocks and what not.
Bingo.

Dunno how anyone can be impressed with the visuals in any way. We've seen this same type of graphics for the last 8 years and in Far Cry 5.
If its impressive for you maybe you've literally only started gaming yesterday.
 
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Any idea of what settings i can tone down on pc to get some frames other than shadows and fog?

tomorrow i need to wake up earlier and i don't have time to do experiments to get a stable framerate tonight.
 
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Beacuse is my opinion iam not serious? ok
The setting is far better than far cry 5 + the 4k/60 frames is battery smooth for shooting.
The game is fun and I'm enjoying it but its nowhere near visually impressive. We've had this type of graphics for the last 8 years.
All power to you if you find it looks great.
 
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Been watching some vids of the PC version maxed out, and the game looks stunning. Dont know if the console versions are way behind or something but if they are close to the PC version maxed out then i dont know how anyone can not be impressed with the graphics.
 
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Any idea of what settings i can tone down on pc to get some frames other than shadows and fog?

tomorrow i need to wake up earlier and i don't have time to do experiments to get a stable framerate tonight.
Turn off HD Textures if you have it on. Put everything else to High.

There's a very small difference between Ultra and High. I tried High settings on everything, HD textures off and no Ray Tracing and got a very decent bump in framerate.
 
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Turn off HD Textures if you have it on. Put everything else to High.

There's a very small difference between Ultra and High. I tried High settings on everything, HD textures off and no Ray Tracing and got a very decent bump in framerate.
Yeah right now i can't even play the game because ubi connect doens't work...jesus ubi fix your shit!
 

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This game's weakness seems to be the a.i.

I'm trying to remember how the A.I. is in the Crysis games, because that seems like a better backscratcher for someone who wants an "open world" shooter this month.
 

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Turned off the "camera shake". Don't know about anyone else but that was annoying as shit. Game isn't the prettiest in the world, but this is definitely a Far Cry game. Liking it much better than 5 and all that cultist bullshit.
 

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I’m really liking it, hated FC5, this one seems way more focused on story and characters.

I just think that the PS5 version looks… err… okayish? Everything seems so low res for some reason.

I heard there was a texture pack somewhere, do I have to manually install it or is is automatically downloaded?
 

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I’m really liking it, hated FC5, this one seems way more focused on story and characters.

I just think that the PS5 version looks… err… okayish? Everything seems so low res for some reason.

I heard there was a texture pack somewhere, do I have to manually install it or is is automatically downloaded?
Ubisoft gave me a seperate code for the HD texture on top of the actual game code and it was a Xbox series x version digital ultimate edition. So I had 2 seperate downloads, game first then the HD pack.

I would probably look in the PS store through search. I heard the physical version already includes it but I am not 100%
 
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