With today’s busy release schedule, it’s rare I find the time to go back and play a game I skipped out on. Recently however, I had to opportunity to delve back into Far Cry 4. The upcoming release of Far Cry 5 had me itching to capture outposts, explore an exotic landscape and chase down evil warlords. I didn’t think there was any better way to satisfy that itch – and prepare myself for the release of the new game – but by playing the previous title.
In completing Far Cry 4, a feat I was unable to achieve back at its release just over three years ago, a few things came as a surprise. I was surprised by how good it still looked on current gen consoles for a title released back in 2014. I was surprised by the quality of the voice acting performances. I was surprised by how solid the game felt, and how well all of its many mechanics handled. But most of all, I was surprised by the outstanding quality of the game.