The gaming world already knows what Far Cry Primal is all about but what their seeing from trailers or screenshots are just the tip of the iceberg. What immediately sets this game apart from a whole slew of other FPS games is that it is set in 10,000 B.C.. Therefore, there are no automatic rifles, grenades, or even laser weaponry here. What you’re going to get are your trusty bow and arrow, a spear with a pointy-end made out of stone, and other very primitive tools-of-the-trade. If you think for a second that gameplay is going to be primitive as well, then you’re very wrong.
Far Cry Primal Brings the Stone Age to Modern Times
In Far Cry Primal, you will play the role of Takkar, a member of the fictional Wenja tribe of central Europe. Your main task is to search for the rest of your people that are hidden somewhere in the land of Oros, which is said to be where they have travelled.
Speaking of travelling, you’re going to travel into a vastly beautiful world. You can take on the superb sites as you look across beautiful sets of wide panoramas. There is a rich array of inhabitants in Oros as there are beasts of all kinds (well, really ancient ones anyway), humans, and even spirits. Not all of them are meant to be killed as some of them will guide you along the path to your ultimate goal.
There is a day-to-night cycle in this game as well, and the entire environment will change once it gets dark. Different creatures will start to inhabit the darkness and there are also some resources that can already be acquired once the sun goes down. However, danger levels go up more as more beasts come out to feed on wandering prey, and that might as well be you.
Primal goes to incredible lengths to capture the beauty, dynamics, and brutality of surviving in the wild with very primitive tools and weaponry. It captures the extreme harshness of the old world but it does so with varying degrees of success. Nevertheless, there are a lot of things to do in this game other than just killing off a Mammoth for supplies. Keeping a game as enjoyable as possible, even when you’re playing into the wee hours of the morning, is no easy feat.
With its unique setting, gameplay, and its awesome visuals, Far Cry Primal presents itself as a winner for many. Some may look at it as merely a rework of Far Cry 4 but set in 10,000 B.C., but it contains too much depth to justify it as such.