I’ve been hooked on the Far Cry franchise ever since Far Cry 2 hit the market. I know the second game split the fan base, but I found it to be incredibly enjoyable. I had a blast running around Africa, searching for blood diamonds and tape recordings.
Far Cry 3 upped the ante in many ways, but I felt something was lost from the previous title. Perhaps it was the setting, the overwhelming number of collectables, or having to hunt down that fucking elusive dingo to harvest its pelt to craft vital items of resource. It was still a blast to play, but it didn’t appeal to me like the second one did.
After watching the trailers for Far Cry 4, I get the impression that it will lean heavily on a mechanic established early in the series and honed in the third installment. Yet, it seems to have some of the wonder of the second title lurking in the margins. It sounds like the best of both worlds, and I’m looking forward to the experience.
If you’ve living been on the dark side of the moon, here are a few trailers to help you catch up.