Far Cry Primal Review - Sticks And Stones Will Break Your Bones

Far Cry Primal Review - Sticks And Stones Will Break Your Bones

Far Cry Primal is the Stone Age survival game we never expected from the Triple A industry, complete with a lush prehistoric world you can explore for hours.

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Woah, hot shit, a good reboot. I might have to look this one up...eventually...if it isn't shackled to Ubisoft's DRM.

EDIT: On second thought, not a chance. And that's an eyebrow-raising score.

I told myself I wasn't going to buy this... but looks like I am then. Gameplay looks fun and it's cavemen killing other cavemen. I gotta give it a go.

Wonder if we are going to see more games in this setting now, given the thread of "Follow the Leader" in AAA Gaming.

Still, might want to check this out now, though if there was ever a time to do a sequel to Far Cry: Blood Dragon, this would be the time.
Seriously, I hope I wasn't the only one thinking how this game would look with 80s Neon and Lasers XD

I've been hearing a lot of mixed things. It seems like the gimmick would wear off pretty quickly to me. I get the sense the novelty of being in the stone age would last about the length of a downloadable game, but I'm not sure it can carry a whole product.

If you like Far Cry and survival games and hulk-speak and know absolutely nothing about anthropology and/or cavemen.
Because really no one behaves like cavemen in this game. It doesn't look like a traditional society either. Just a bunch or modern people talking funny.

Barbas:
Woah, hot shit, a good reboot. I might have to look this one up...eventually...if it isn't shackled to Ubisoft's DRM.

Its not a reboot, its just another one in the franchise. Every Far Cry game so far has been different from the previous one, but with a huge amount of copy-paste in engine and mechanics since 3.

Diablo1099:
Wonder if we are going to see more games in this setting now, given the thread of "Follow the Leader" in AAA Gaming.

I'd actually really love to see a stone-age RPG of some kind. I think the setting is too limiting to have too many copy-cats (not that this fact always stops people trying of course) since there are no guns, vehicles or buildings.

Diablo1099:
Wonder if we are going to see more games in this setting now, given the thread of "Follow the Leader" in AAA Gaming.

I predict that if this (and the upcoming Horizon: Zero Dawn) sells well, we'll see a swell of prehistoric settings.

slo:
If you like Far Cry and survival games and hulk-speak and know absolutely nothing about anthropology and/or cavemen.
Because really no one behaves like cavemen in this game. It doesn't look like a traditional society either. Just a bunch or modern people talking funny.

I doubt anyone is claiming this is realistic. It's HYPER stylised. Basically fantasy. Am I seeing 'bee grenades' from that screenshot? Sabertooth skull helmet?

Dango:
I've been hearing a lot of mixed things. It seems like the gimmick would wear off pretty quickly to me. I get the sense the novelty of being in the stone age would last about the length of a downloadable game, but I'm not sure it can carry a whole product.

I don't see why not, it really depends on if you like this stuff to begin with. I could spend hours in a sandbox survival primitive world. It was definitely a brave move though.

Digi7:

I doubt anyone is claiming this is realistic. It's HYPER stylised. Basically fantasy. Am I seeing 'bee grenades' from that screenshot? Sabertooth skull helmet?

I'm actually quite okay with that. Except maybe for the hulk speak. I wish there was an option to switch subtitles to literary language.

Barbas:
Woah, hot shit, a good reboot. I might have to look this one up...eventually...if it isn't shackled to Ubisoft's DRM.

So, never then?

I'm not sure Primal should be such a huge surprise after Blood Dragon. Whoever at Ubisoft is in charge of Far Cry clearly has more stomach for out there concepts than most. Although I wonder if Primal is worth the full price they're releasing it at. ?55 is a lot if the game wears thin before the end.

slo:

Digi7:

I doubt anyone is claiming this is realistic. It's HYPER stylised. Basically fantasy. Am I seeing 'bee grenades' from that screenshot? Sabertooth skull helmet?

I'm actually quite okay with that. Except maybe for the hulk speak. I wish there was an option to switch subtitles to literary language.

Yeah, I'm not a fan of "Me caveman, kill mammoth" style speak either. It's silly and cartoony. I get that it's just to represent the simplicity of language but it sounds very childish and there are other ways to do that.

4.5 of 5 right? So almost as good as DRagon Age 2. I might need to pick it up.

i dont know. i really disliked the first farcry game. skipped out on part 2 because of that, then so many talk positive about 3 and it did look like a fun title, but after quarter through, i started to lose fun and in the end i just rushed to the end. had no fun at all. blood dragon indeed looked like some crazy 80s style shooter so i got it, but again, fun at the beginning but lost it pretty quickly that i rushed to the end again.
so i guess this will be the same again for this title. better keep my fingers of it. i dont know why but the farcry franchise just isnt growing on me.

Broslinger:
4.5 of 5 right? So almost as good as DRagon Age 2. I might need to pick it up.

It's been 5 years. Half a decade.

Maybe it's time to let that go.

Digi7:

slo:

Digi7:

I doubt anyone is claiming this is realistic. It's HYPER stylised. Basically fantasy. Am I seeing 'bee grenades' from that screenshot? Sabertooth skull helmet?

I'm actually quite okay with that. Except maybe for the hulk speak. I wish there was an option to switch subtitles to literary language.

Yeah, I'm not a fan of "Me caveman, kill mammoth" style speak either. It's silly and cartoony. I get that it's just to represent the simplicity of language but it sounds very childish and there are other ways to do that.

I don't see how eloquent cavemen can be less silly sounding than simple cavemen. Ooh eloquent cavemen sounds like a great name for a band! *Scribbles in notepad*

I may end up buying this game for my PS4 if it doesn't require Uplay one way or another.

The fact that you can tame animals is pretty awesome if you ask me.

SKBPinkie:

Broslinger:
4.5 of 5 right? So almost as good as DRagon Age 2. I might need to pick it up.

It's been 5 years. Half a decade.

Maybe it's time to let that go.

Let what go? I'm just excited for another great game recommended by the highly trusted staff at the escapist!

Can you tame a mammoth in it?

Broslinger:
4.5 of 5 right? So almost as good as DRagon Age 2. I might need to pick it up.

From the disappointed comments I'm already reading about the game, you may be closer to the mark than you think with that. The game appears to be an overpriced retread that brings little to the table in terms of new elements and is missing some of the old ones that made Far Cry 4 entertaining, like the co-op. I don't think it's Dragon Age 2 bad, but anyone looking for Blood Dragon may be thoroughly let down.

No radio towers, but there is a low-tech equivalent. Also shackled to uPlay.

Having beaten the game I will say that it is a LOT of fun and their is an unsuspecting sympathetic character in it. Sadly I think the game's largest fault would be its ending, or rather non ending that felt like a third act would happen but never did.

Barbas:

Broslinger:
4.5 of 5 right? So almost as good as DRagon Age 2. I might need to pick it up.

From the disappointed comments I'm already reading about the game, you may be closer to the mark than you think with that. The game appears to be an overpriced retread that brings little to the table in terms of new elements and is missing some of the old ones that made Far Cry 4 entertaining, like the co-op. I don't think it's Dragon Age 2 bad, but anyone looking for Blood Dragon may be thoroughly let down.

No radio towers, but there is a low-tech equivalent. Also shackled to uPlay.

It's almost like the review section of this website is not to be trusted. I haven't played this game, but I know that XCOM 2 is horrible despite its high rating.

 

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