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.
FIGHT FOR SURVIVAL IN A POST-APOCALYPTIC WORLD
• Take up arms on your own or with a friend in two player co-op in an unpredictable and transformed world
COLLIDE AGAINST TWO ALL NEW VILLAINS
• 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
BUILD UP YOUR HOMEBASE AND THE SURVIVORS
• Recruit Specialists to upgrade your homebase, who will help unlock all new features including crafting weapons, gear and more
BATTLE FOR RESOURCES IN HOPE COUNTY AND BEYOND
• Engage the Highwaymen in Turf Wars and venture on Expeditions to memorable locations across the USA
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Far Cry New Dawn reviews and comments
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.
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.
• 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
New Dawn is weird. I started playing this game not really knowing what to expect, but definitelly is not what I felt playing it. This game was released in less than a year since FC5 and I felt kinda saturated by it. Maybe it's because of the time lapse between the two releases, but I really feel that this game could have been more of a FC5 expansion than a whole separated game.
Many of the mechanics from the original game are present here, like taking outposts, gathering resources and collectables, rescue people, etc. I really enjoyed the wild life here. It felt in a way more vivid and savage, I got a lot of jumpscares from those bears and boars. The main campaing have around 12h hours and although it does not appear to have such duration, nothing sticks out as remarcable or surprisingly good.
There is a big range of weapons and upgrades and the way to upgrade your stuff and base it's reasonable, even though you can't change a particular piece of the weapon (Metro Exodus got me acommodate on this). But once again after sometime it really felt like a repetitive process. Those special powers added in late game were just stupid, they felt like a reason to insert elements from battle royale games and Dishonoured, which I huge dislike.
TL;DR: Play it at own risk. FC5 was so devilish good and rewarding and playing this felt like more of the same, but not as good as.