I know this is a bit late for a review on a game that has already been released on the 18th of November, but after playing it, I had no choice but to spread the gospel of Kyrat!
Our story begins with that awesome video from the reveal. You are Ajay Ghale. Born in Kyrat and raised in the US, where your mother fled to when you were still a baby to escape the civil war. All grownup, you return to Kyrat to fulfill your mothers dying wish. Then in true Farcry fashion, a simple trip turns into the adventure of a lifetime. Not a lot has changed in 20+ years for the people of Kyrat as this beautiful country is still ruled by an iron fist. Your return sparks hope into the Golden Path, the condemned rebels fighting for freedom and peace.
Kyrat is a region between India and the Himalayas. A beautiful land with a massive variety of animals. As in Farcry3, you need to hunt and skin animals to craft your holsters, ammo bags etc. In addition to hunting, you now also take bait from your kills. This can be used in either baiting predators or taking out enemies. You simply get a hiding spot and throw your piece of bait close to the enemies. Then sit back and enjoy the show.
Outposts are also back, but this time they added a nice little feature. Anybody that played Farcry3 will know that it kind of sucked after you’ve taking over all the outposts and there is almost no enemies roaming the world. Our cries for help have been heard. Besides from them adding enemy convoys that start roaming the world looking for avenging their outpost, you can also reset outposts. This is an awesome touch considering that you can now redo all those stupid mistakes you made. They also added Fortresses. Think Outpost, but 10 times harder to take over.
The story line is awesome and also loaded with some insane missions. There’s a huge variety of side missions to keep you busy for hours. Another addition to Farcry4 is the Arena. By partaking in this test of manliness, you will be going up against waves and waves of enemies including tigers, wolves etc. So be warned. It’s intense, but the rewards are worth it.
You can also now play the whole game in co-op mode with a friend. This helps when it comes to the Fortresses to even out the odds a little bit. Hired guns is another addition put into place to help you in your quests against evil. You will however need to pull your weight in battle as the hired guns will help to thin the herd, but as always you will be doing most of work. The side quests range from assassination to hostage rescue missions. Time wise, I spent about 29 hours to get to 53% completion. There is a lot of things that I haven’t really spent time on, so this gives you an idea how vast and massive this game really is. I have surely enjoyed my time in Kyrat and I’m 120% you will as well.
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