‘Far Cry 4’ shines

Far Cry is one of the few video game franchises that I am glad to plop down the $59.99 price tag for with each new release. Far Cry 4 lives up to the other great games in the series, which is what I have come to expect from developer Ubisoft.

I poured 24 hours of my life into Far Cry 3, which I completed just a few moths prior to the release of Far Cry 4, of which I have already poured 19 hours into. I’ve yet to complete the 32 mission main story, having finished about 20 of them to this point.

I have seen from other reviews that people think the story gets stale, but up to this point, it has kept me entertained and wondering where it will turn next.

The main issue in Far Cry 3 was that with each passing story mission, it became repetitive. I felt like I was doing the same kind of thing over and over, which is fine for an open world game such as this, but Far Cry 4 keeps every mission fresh, constantly adding new elements as the game carries on.

Graphically, the game is absolutely gorgeous. I had to tone it down just a tad though in order for my computer to handle it without any lag or other issues. The vast mountain ranges and jungles to the many animals roaming the land of Kyrat, where the game is set, are detailed extremely well.

Aside from the main story, there are loads of side missions you can take on that intertwine well with the main missions. If you go into this game only expecting to do the main story and nothing else, you will only experience about a third of what the game has to offer. That is a testament to how much content is packed into it, quality content at that.

I had a lull while playing Far Cry 3, about halfway through, and with the fourth installment I have yet to experience something like that. I could easily see spending another 19 hours on finishing the story and seeing what else this game has to offer.

I wholeheartedly recommend this game for fans of the Far Cry series or anyone looking for a gigantic and beautiful game with a storyline that will keep you interested throughout.