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Is It Time For Ubisoft to Send Far Cry Out to Pasture?

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Far Cry 6 launched today on all the major platforms, reviving that tired old heartbeat for a sixth instalment with even more radio towers to dismantle and reclaim. And while the game has already amassed quite the applause for its enormous Cuban-themed world, some critics haven’t exactly held back on their honest opinions. Opinions that, sadly, may be the serious kick in the teeth Ubisoft weren’t expecting just a few weeks back.

From a bird’s-eye view, Far Cry 6 is a glorious and vibrant world chock-full of exciting characters, quests and, thankfully, a seriously engaging heritage to bolster it. It’s missions are plentiful, and the temptation to shovel through them, no matter how big or small, is definitely alive and kicking. But sink a little deeper into the world of Yara, and you’ll soon begin to spot the murky waters that have channeled from the same banks as the last five entries.

Official Story Trailer - Far Cry 6

“I bet there’s a radio tower…”

Radio towers, enemy bases, a revolution on the brink of reaching its climax against a corrupt government official, yada yada yada. We’ve definitely seen it all before, and it has basically become the formula that Ubisoft have grown so reliant on for well over a decade now. But does that make it right, to rehash the same material on a different map every few years? No, not really. And people have started to notice that, with a few going as far as boycotting the series altogether over its predictability.

Of course, it is only day one, and there is still plenty of time for Ubisoft to sway haters over to the other end of the spectrum. However, as it stands, players are definitely divided over the latest entry to the acclaimed series. Whether or not the war between the two factions will carry on through to 2022 is another question, though one we’ll probably have answered come Christmas time.

So, what do you make of Far Cry 6? Have you had a chance to play it yet? What do you think Ubisoft could do to improve the franchise? Is it time to send the series out to pasture? Let us know over on our socials here.