Burrito of Peace wrote on Dec 21, 2021, 08:27:
The Half Elf wrote on Dec 21, 2021, 01:51:
Nope Far Cry 6 wasn't worth the full price of admission. And Vahalla while interesting is just another game in the series that (to me) couldn't differentiate itself enough from the gameplay that started in Origins.
And let's be blunt, Ubisoft teams haven't been that good the couple of years leading up to the pandemic and the pandemic didn't make things any easier on any publisher/dev team.
This. I stopped buying Far Cry titles after 5 (with its milquetoast "statement" and that ludicrous fucking ending) and I stopped buying Assassins Creed games after Origins (which became more about the fifty hojillion side quests and area gatekeeping than the actual main story). I haven't seen anything since that has shown Ubisoft has done any better.
Unless Ubisoft happens to publish another Silent Hunter title, I don't see myself buying another Ubisoft title.
Far Cry was the only Uni franchise I played, and in my posting history I'm revealed to have been a huge fanboy of 3 and 4.
5 was a monster letdown; a huge step backwards everywhere, and just very boring. I did get 5.5, and found it only slightly improved, at best. Played it, finished it, but was frustrated with so many bad decisions made. I still have Primal, maybe will get to it, for $10.
6 I'll do the same. $10-15 maybe. I just haven't seen much to make me think it fixed the flaws. Most of the flaws of 6 were also in 3 and 4, but just got magnified, either by bad design choices around them, bad design choices other places, or throw simple stagnation while other titles advanced. But 5 was the first Far Cry to actually discourage exploration, making me wonder why it bothered with a vast (and empty) open world.