Thursday, February 19, 2015

A different kind of salty

Far Cry 4 is Far Cry 3 again. This should not be a surprise coming from the people who push out at least one new Assassin's Creed game every year regardless of the title's completeness. Unlike Unity Far Cry 4 does not flee from what made the last game great. It embraces it, makes it bigger and shinier. So yes, it is, for better or worse, more of the same. At least it isn't several steps back for the series.

I would have more to say if I had more than three hours in the game. My one complaint, that the animals are damage sponges, was resolved when I unlocked the compound bow, though that still does not explain how a glorified deer can shrug off a well aimed shot from a sniper rifle or why I am constantly getting my ass kicked by honey badgers and eagles. I'd sooner face a dozen men then either of those.

There is a constant unexpected distraction to Far Cry 4: Trivial Pursuit Live. Don't laugh. 1 vs 100 was appointment gaming time for me during its limited run and I was sad to see it go. This has the same feel but with better questions and quicker games and I can plan whenever I want to, which right now is all the time. The way the game works has been watered down quite a bit to keep the game from lasting for hours for the trivia has certainly not. It can be brutal.

On the first night I won two out of three games I played. Intellectual domination. Last night I lost two in a row and was actually a little salty about it. It was clear that I was playing against a team of people on the other side as their Kinect was picking up a lot of shouting. What really got me was 'Just Google it!'

That's almost cheating.

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