GSY Video Xbox Series X

With the benefit of the new FPS boost mode on Xbox Series X or recent updates, some Ubisoft games are not playable with a smooth 60 fps framerate. Ghost Recon Breakpoint was patched recently to add a performance mode while Far Cry 4 and Watch_Dogs 2 take advantage of the hardware to double the original framerate without the need of an official update by the publisher. On the flip side, image quality is still the same so they look like base Xbox One games.

Video PC PS4 Xbox One

After the joke that the first DLC of Far Cry 4 was, Ubisoft is back with something a lot more consistent. With a brand new open world location set in the Himalayas, the developers have managed to create a much more appealing package at first glance. The map is obviously much smaller than in the original game, but after the disappointment that was the absence of an open world environment so high up in the mountains, it's nice to finally be able to wander aimlessly in the cold wild. The adventure takes place over several days, each of them ending with a tower defense sequence in which you must resist the massive assault of enemies. Things get tougher and tougher as you progress but you can upgrade your base and add explosive barrels for example. Check out our videos of the PS4 version inside!

Trailer PC PS4 Xbox One Xbox 360 PS3

The new content for Far Cry 4, Valley of the Yetis, will be out on March 10th has announced Ubisoft. Players will take control of Ajay after the helicopter crash on a Himalayan ridge. Then, they'll have to capture a camp and guard it from a mysterious cult and beware of yetis lurking in the shadows.

Video PC PS4 Xbox One

This first Far Cry 4 DLC was promising on paper but in the end, it is absolutely not what the game needed to make us want to come back for more. Instead of proposing something fresh and new, the content is basically that of a Rogue-like in which you have to play the same mission over and over again to try to defeat the massive waves of ennemies. Since perma death has been added and the skills you must earn again (no matter what you did in the single player campaign) remain yours when you try again, the key to success is to farm. Playing co-op helps a little, but barely, since you'll still die and try again many times over. On top of that, there are no new locations to visit, making the timer the only true addition to the original game. Needless to say we find it a bit expensive for the package deal.

Video PC PS4 Xbox One Xbox 360 PS3

Here are a walkthrough video for the Far Cry 4 DLC, Escape from Durgesh Prison, and two little screenshots of it.

GSY Video PC PS4 Xbox One Xbox 360 PS3

Following our videos of the console versions of Far Cry 4, here are a few PC videos captured in 1080p and 60 frames per second. Note that the game version is 1.0.3 in these videos and suffers from some glitches at times (dark sky in the first three videos and blurry images during fast movements).

GSY Video PC PS4 Xbox One Xbox 360 PS3

As usual now, we continue our coverage of games on different platforms and it is the turn of the Xbox One version of Far Cry 4 which, to us, looks perfectly identical to its PS4 counterpart. There may be differences but quite honestly, we didn't see them at all. You'll note that we deactivated the crosshair and a few HUD options to make the game even more immersive. Again, we should all thank the Xbox network for sending us a code.

Trailer PC PS4 Xbox One Xbox 360 PS3

Now that Far Cry 4 is out almost everywhere, Ubisoft depicts what the Season Pass offers. Owners of the pass will get access to Escape from Durgesh (new missions), the Hurk Pack, Overrun (new PvP mode + 4 maps) and Valley of the Yetis (new campaign). You'll also find the CGI launch trailer inside.

Video PC PS4 Xbox One

Since we wanted to try out our new capture PC (which can record high quality PC footage on our second PC without risking to hit the game's performance), we launched the PC version of Far Cry 4 before heading straight to bed. Unfortunately, depsite our good rig (i5 4670K @ 4.0 GHz, 8 Go RAM, Nvidia Geforce GTX 970 Gigabyte OC), we haven't managed to reach a steady 60 fps even when turning down a few things. Hopefully, you'll enjoy the video anyway.

GSY Live PC PS4 Xbox One Xbox 360 PS3

After a few hiccups during the French stream, everything went rather smoothly during this new Gamersyde Live dedicated to Far Cry 4. We definitely had some fun playing tonight and we strongly advise you check both lives to make sure you don't miss the highlights on both sides since they are clearly worth it. You'll get to see Davton's passion for off-water swimming, but also how the Gamersyde team gets rid of annoying choppers or badass badgers. As usual, remember the stream will take a while to be ready as both lives are a lot longer than our normal videos.

About the game
Platform
PC X360 PS3 PS4 XBOXONE
Published by
Ubisoft
Developed by
Ubisoft Montreal
Patreon

$156 of $400 per month

What's up?
  • Loakum

    Loakum *sips on a wine glass of grape juice* Why do I feel compelled to chant, “Let’s go Brandon?” Hmmmm (1 Week ago)

  • nostradamus

    nostradamus gsyde workin' on the clock. great content. (8 Weeks ago)

  • nostradamus

    nostradamus massive downgrades coming from the staples achieved w/ the Halo 3 sandbox/physics, with Dice/BField it should never be a trade-off, ony thing they should be trading its engine if it isnt up 3 the job (> 3 Months ago)

  • nostradamus

    nostradamus Halo keeps being this Sonic title bait & switch "will their next title be able to Look up par with its current gen counterparts"? Never. Even Halo 4 who was pretty good on Campaign suffered from (> 3 Months ago)

  • nostradamus

    nostradamus tech? I dunno, go get some insight of Activision (the good input, not the misogyny), all they COD devs make evident generation leaps tech-wise. Do they keep being the same core IP? I think so. (> 3 Months ago)

  • nostradamus

    nostradamus so Halo must be thet bottomb of the barrel FPS to keep its identity. Add some negligible subsurface scattering reflections or some other tech only possible now and call it the day copy/pasting the ol (> 3 Months ago)

  • b0vril

    b0vril yea but, would it be halo then? (> 3 Months ago)

  • Driftwood

    Driftwood Another (French) livestream today at 2:30 CEST but you're welcome to drop by and speak English. I will gladly answer in English when I get a chance to catch a breath. :) (> 3 Months ago)

  • Driftwood

    Driftwood GSY is getting some nice content at 3 pm CEST with our July podcast and some videos of the Deus Ex Mankind Divided preview build. :) (> 3 Months ago)

  • Driftwood

    Driftwood For once we'll be live at 4:30 pm CEST. Blim should not even be tired! (> 3 Months ago)

  • Driftwood

    Driftwood More Quantum Break coverage coming in a few hours, 9:00 a.m CEST. (> 3 Months ago)

  • Driftwood

    Driftwood We'll have a full review up for Firewatch at 7 pm CET. Videos will only be tomorrow though. (> 3 Months ago)

  • Driftwood

    Driftwood Tonight's livestream will be at 9:15 GMT+1, not GMT+2 as first stated. (> 3 Months ago)

  • Driftwood

    Driftwood New GSY Live dedicated this time to Just Cause 3 on Tuesday 9:30 GMT+2 (> 3 Months ago)

Also on Gamersyde

Halo Infinite HQ trailer now available for download

  • Tuesday, October 26, 2021
  • Driftwood

The First 45 Minutes of Kathy Rain: Director's Cut

  • Tuesday, October 26, 2021
  • Driftwood

Our gameplay video of Circuit Superstars

  • Monday, October 25, 2021
  • davton