I’ll let you in on a secret: this morning I knew next to nothing about Far Cry Primal. I know, I know, shock horror. I mean, I’m aware it’s gone all Stone Age or Ice Age or Rock-Tipped Spear Age or whatever, and I know it’s packing mammoths and sabre-toothed tigers and the usual assortment of things trying to kill you before you kill them first or whatever, but I don’t actually know anything else about the game.
It’s not intentional. I love Far Cry. Far Cry 2 is probably my favourite of the lot, in case you’re wondering. But knowledge of this latest one’s more intricate details has somehow managed to stealthily slip past me. If it’s done the same to you and you’d like a way to quickly catch up on what’s happening in the land of Far Cry: The One with the Loincloths, Ubisoft has released a new “101” trailer that details everything you and I have missed.
Hey, it’s Adam Jensen! Also, I find it very hard to believe that I’ll ever be at the “very bottom of the food chain” in a Far Cry game. I mean, you’ve got a bow that shoots two arrows, so let’s not kid ourselves. I like the mix of ancient weaponry and beast-taming stuff, especially because BATTLE OWL. That settlement building is also mighty intriguing, as is the increased mobility and urgency in the combat that’s afforded by the melee weapons.
Otherwise, it looks very Far Cry, and that’s great. Except the eagles are back. Those dickheads.
Far Cry Primal is out on February 23rd for PC, PS4 and XBO.