GSY PREVIEW | PC, PS4, Xbox One Tuesday, January 26, 2016 | 6:00 PM

We previewed Far Cry Primal

We previewed Far Cry Primal

Last week, we were invited at Ubisoft's to play three hours of Far Cry: Primal and we were able to capture some footage using their own equipment. As you can imagine, the quality isn't as good as ours and compression is clearly visible, but still, you'll be able to see the game in action. Also worth mentioning is that we had to play with French subtitles, which means you won't be able to understand what's going on (the audio language having been totally invented). On the bright side, it means you don't risk getting spoiled. Although we were not particularly enthusiastic to discover this new episode, we have been pleasantly surprised by its atmosphere. It may not be more difficult than the previous games in the franchise, but there is a sense of vulnerability we didn't get with the heavily armed "superheroes" we used to play. We'll see if the game doesn't lose any of its initial appeal too soon when we can play the final build in a few weeks time.


Hunting
In wenja's footsteps
First meetings
Spirit world
Taming the fauna
Defending the village
Stealth according to Guts
Video preview (FR)

All comments

Commented on 2016-01-26 12:19:52
I get the "File Unknown" error message for all the videos.
Commented on 2016-01-26 12:22:05
Yeah, me too.
Commented on 2016-01-26 12:35:43
It was a mistake, wrong date, the news article and the videos will be back at 6 p.m. today. Need some sleep, sorry for the inconvenience.
Commented on 2016-01-26 19:04:56
Ears necklace....:-)
Commented on 2016-01-26 19:09:37
Ps4 or pc with DUALSHOCK4?
Commented on 2016-01-26 19:11:46 In reply to AndreasZ94
PS4.
Commented on 2016-01-26 21:03:56
This doesn't look like much more than Far Cry with sticks.
Commented on 2016-01-26 22:07:40 In reply to b0vril
Posted by b0vril
This doesn't look like much more than Far Cry with sticks.
I suppose it's fair to say that this game is far cry from the series roots.
Commented on 2016-01-26 22:40:33
I am just bored of the Far Cry 3 & 4 style, and this doesn't look meaningfully different. Even the UI looks the same.
Commented on 2016-01-26 22:41:38 In reply to b0vril
Posted by b0vril
I am just bored of the Far Cry 3 & 4 style, and this doesn't look meaningfully different. Even the UI looks the same.
It's funny.. it's more different than Far Cry 4 was compared to Far Cry 3.. and yet I'm inclined to agree.
Commented on 2016-01-26 23:16:49
Sweet conceptually, but then again Farcry suffers from the same boring yearly bullshit that Assassin's creed does at this point. Maybe something i'll check out for next big steam sale or something :P
Commented on 2016-01-26 23:30:08
I feel like now whenever Ubisoft starts making money from a franchise, they try milk it as much as possible until it becomes stale. Wait a couple more years at least.
Commented on 2016-01-27 00:35:21
Cool graphics.
Commented on 2016-01-27 11:16:12 In reply to Rivroner
Posted by Rivroner
Cool graphics.
You kidding, right?
Commented on 2016-01-27 15:53:55
What the heck happened to the graphics? Did they switch engine?
Far Cry 4 looked fantastic and still does.

I find it rather ironic that the upgraded version of their older engine used for Far Cry series looks better than their new engine for X1/PS4...
Commented on 2016-01-27 23:51:05 In reply to nepton
Posted by nepton
What the heck happened to the graphics? Did they switch engine?
Far Cry 4 looked fantastic and still does.

I find it rather ironic that the upgraded version of their older engine used for Far Cry series looks better than their new engine for X1/PS4...
I don't see much difference with the graphics. I never thought Far Cry 4 looked that great.

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