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Far Cry New Dawn

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Dive into a transformed vibrant post-apocalyptic Hope County, Montana, 17 years after a global nuclear catastrophe.
Join fellow survivors and lead the fight against the dangerous new threat the Highwaymen, and their ruthless leaders The Twins, as they seek to take over the last remaining resources.

• Take up arms on your own or with a friend in two player co-op in an unpredictable and transformed world

• Recruit an eclectic cast of Guns and Fangs for Hire and form alliances to fight by your side against the Highwaymen's unruly leaders The Twins

• Recruit Specialists to upgrade your homebase, who will help unlock all new features including crafting weapons, gear and more

• Engage the Highwaymen in Turf Wars and venture on Expeditions to memorable locations across the USA

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Ubisoft Montreal
Ubisoft Entertainment
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17+ Mature

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Far Cry New Dawn reviews and comments

I really enjoyed Far Cry 5 and this is pretty much the same game with a palette swap. I don't think the story is anything too special but I appreciate that they actually had Joseph making a different character arc instead of just still a crazy cult leader. He is actually broken by what has happened. I also think the addition of the powers were nice but they forgot to add in a super sprint or something to help the slow traversal. The gameplay remains largely the same, complete with the wonky auto-aim. The crafting can get pretty grindy to the point I didn't care much about getting all the best stuff. Another thing I wasn't happy to see return was the online trophies. It wasn't too many but if you don't know anyone that owns the game you can never obtain the platinum as there is no matchmaking, just invites. I enjoyed my time with it but after playing 6 and this, it is really time for Ubisoft to take a break and really think about what makes the games great because it isn't a map full of question marks.
«Sit back and relax»
«Better with friends»
Better than the awful Far Cry 5 DLC, but so much worse than Far Cry 5
I'm a far cry veteran. Sniping monsters in Far cry one, check! Roaming around African jungles in 2, check! Chased by the bad bad villain of 3, check! And who can forget Pagan min? Things were running smoothly till Joseph Seed in hope county. But then the franchise drops this. As an FPS game, this will pass the test, because it's literally the same as Far cry 5. As a Far cry game, this is an insult to all previous attempts. The least challenging, least interesting antagonist of all times. And what the heck was that return of Joseph Seed about? Who asked for it?
Yes, the graphics are good, guns, AI, terrain, challenges and loot, they're all fine but nothing feels new with an exception of expedition challenges.
I hope Ubisoft doesn't repeat the mistake and comes up with a really story next time. Otherwise this series has also pretty much met its end like Assassin's creed.
«Waste of time»
Another entry in the long Far Cry series. The formula doesn't change much here, but it is great to have a new set of missions to play with my friends and family. There's always fun to be had with a friend in the highly polished gameplay of a Far Cry game.
«Better with friends»
**This review contains spoilers for Far Cry 5.**

As most people probably know, Far Cry 5 ended with a blast - literally. As you were about to arrest the main villain, Joseph Seed, the nukes go off in the background. This ending was not very liked, and many thought it wasn't a proper way to end the game, myself included. Far Cry New Dawn takes place many years after the nukes went off, and places you in the shoes of a person coming to Hope County to help the inhabitans fight a group calling themselves the Minutemen. This group is lead by the two twins Lou and Mickey, the two main antagonists in the game. 

Sadly, the twins doesn't reach the level of quality of the other Far Cry villains, since both of them are so... bland. There really isn't much character to them. The story is also pretty bonkers, and very short at that. Expect to put around 6-8 hours into the game before the credits roll. This isn't really a fair length considering the heavy price of the game, and to make it even worse, these 6 hours of main story isn't very compelling. In fact, I got tired of the game even before finishing it. 

Now, let's talk about the open world. Like I said before, you'll be returning to Hope County. This is another point in which the game fails. The map is just a reskin of Far Cry 5, with the most obvious change being bright, pink colors which the game is very obsessed with, to say the least. Even a lot of the buildings are the same that they were in Far Cry 5! 

Gameplay-wise, the game is just like Far Cry 5 (surprising, right?). You would expect that since the game is set in a post-apocalyptic world, the game would have interesting new makeshift weapons to use, but no: except for the Saw Launcher, all of the guns are from Far Cry 5, or reskins of weapons from it. Come on Ubisoft. 

The biggest change Far Cry New Dawn brings to the table is the introduction of light RPG mechanics. That's right, Far Cry is a RPG now, hurray! Like seriously, Ubisoft, we know Assassin's Creed Origins sold a lot of copies, but does all of your franchises really need to be turned into RPGs? These RPG mechanics are pretty simple: There's four tiers of weapons, enemies etc. and the higher the tier, the more damage/health. The outposts all start at tier one, but you can then reset them and capture them again, this time in a higher tier, meaning that the enemies will be at a higher tier too. The problem with this is that when you unlock the ability to make weapons of a higher tier, all enemies will get to a higher tier too (except the ones in the outposts), and you therefore feel like you're not really progressing.

The game also introduces expeditions, in which you travel to 7 different locations. At these locations you'll have to locate a package and extract it, while hordes of enemies try to stop you. This is actually a nice feature, even though the expeditions are pretty short.

The game also has microtransactions. Who could be so greedy to not only put microtransactions in singleplayer games, but also in small spin-offs which already are overpriced?! These microtransactions are greedy, and allows players to bypass the progression system by unlocking the best weapons for real money. 

Also, the game looks worse than Far Cry 5, but somehow also runs worse. I had a weird bug where my game would run fine, but as soon as I tabbed out of the game and entered it again, it would go down to 5-10 FPS.

Overall score:
5/10: Mediocre

• Expeditions are a nice feature
• More Far Cry for those who love the formula

• Very short and overpriced
• A reskin of Far Cry 5
• Unnecessary RPG mechanics
• Greedy microtransactions
• Poor optimization
«Waste of time»
I found the game and story to be enjoyable, and would have given it a recommended rating but.. This game is optimized very poorly. Constant stuttering and major fps drops. Ubisoft has come out and said that they have no intention of fixing this. If you can handle the stuttering then I'd recommend this game to you.
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