That show where we give you some straight up: gameplay and our first impressions on the latest games releasing. As usual. Its me Jake Baldino and today were talking about Far Cry 6.. This is the newest, Far Cry game. After taking two years, off. New Dawn was from 2019 and that was a spinoff of Far Cry 5 from 2018.. So in this, its a big new world, new setting new story, this time based off of a modern day revolution in a fake Cuba on an island nation called Yara.. This is very much more Far Cry. Its a big huge map, a bunch of things to do and an iconic bad guy.. We should address this right off the bat.. This doesnt reinvent the Far Cry formula and even though it doesnt its a really fun new one. Thanks to a couple of things that really emphasize the craziness., If youre already over these games or youre burnt out on them, this one might not change your mind. But if you cant get enough of this stuff – or maybe you skipped a Far Cry or two youll likely have some fun here and it did end up kind of warming, my cynical heart. Now the housekeeping.. This game is out October, 7th and weve been playing a review copy of the game for a few days now, and just so, you know, this footage was captured on an Xbox Series X and its spoiler free.. Everything you might see.

Cutscene wise is like from the first hour of the game., So right off the bat. Stop me. If youve heard this one., You start out the game on a smaller island kind of like intro, tutorial island that youll spend two or so hours. In. Youll learn the basics. Youll get the gist of the plot, and then you set out on your adventure.. You are playing as Dani and you get to choose between a male or female version of the character and both are fully voice, acted interesting and pretty cool characters. You get to see and hear both in cutscenes and in third person hub sections of the game.. You get wrapped up in a revolution and a band of guerrilla fighters who aim to take down the evil, fascist dictator, Anton Castillo and his brutal regime.. Now Anton Castillo is played by Giancarlo Esposito, so you might know him as the bad guy from everything. And we once again get an iconic villain here and once again, youll probably wish you see more of him throughout the game, but hes decent a little generic. At times, but I warmed up to him after a while. Theres, some intensity to his focus on creating the perfect place in such a brutal way.. But the dynamic with his young son, he has at his side, is pretty interesting. Its a nice little shake up from the usual solo, big bad type thing they usually do., Now believe it or not having a voiced player character that you can actually see stole the Show here for me.

Dani is cool and a little crazy in the right kind of Far Cry way and you can make him or her look pretty damn cool too., Dani and some of the main crew were the real standout characters. But it is very much the typical setup here.. There are multiple regions, each of them led by crazy lieutenants of the main bad guy. Theyre, not really as memorable or standout as 5s subvillains. But the world building is kind of cool. With this whole company element and all that.. You venture your way across the different chunks of the map, conquering your way throughout and basically clearing the map and turning it towards the good guys.. There are, of course, enemy bases to take out, and once you wipe everyone out, youre of course treated with a cutscene of your people moving in.. There are also anti aircraft gun bases., While theyre around you cant fly in certain vehicles, so blow them up and youre free.. There are also road checkpoints to destroy and billboards and posters to deface and burn as well. Believe it or not, theres. Actually, a nice emphasis on fire in this game. Every Far Cry game at this point now has an obligatory sequence, where you burn down a field of something, but the way its done here and the way its set up in the plot is a little bit more Interesting. Its not as crazy fire driven as Far Cry 2, but its worth pointing out.

. Where was I Youre gathering resources to improve your weapons and clothing and buy more and establish out your home base.? The game features multiple home base hub areas that you can walk around in third person.. You can find stuff., You can upgrade or swap your weapons here.. You can get missions from characters.. You can search for a co, op partner.. You can engage in sub stuff. Theres. Some mini games, some of them surprisingly weird and fleshed out. Ill. Let you discover them for yourself., But you can also, at these bases, send dudes that you recruit out on missions to get more resources and stuff to spend.. This is done through a menu with a successfailure percentage. Rate. Youve probably seen this in other Ubisoft games. Theres, also an aspect of base building adapted from Far Cry New Dawn., Its a bit simplified here, but you basically collect stuff to spend at one of the base camps to build new buildings. Giving you different benefits like say, for example, build a food chef area and get access to the ability to make special food buffs to improve yourself temporarily. That kind of stuff.. All of the stuff I mentioned like having a massive map filled with things to do endlessly. All these boxes to check off at your hubs after playing every Far Cry game Im, pretty tired of the same old stuff here. Some people dont mind though.. Some folks can grind these games out for months and have a lot of fun.

. I did that for a lot of these games, but Im over it now., Not all of the open activities are dull.. I, like the treasure, hunts, a lot and a couple of Yara stories, throw you in different situations., But I think you might have fun, because what saved this one from just another open world Ubisoft Far Cry fatigue is just the moment to moment. Fun., The action is a little crunchier. The big story moments are a bit more interesting, its always all a bit more chaotic. The new abilities are fun and the environment is cool.. I love the return to a more tropical setting straight up.. It feels like were back where Far Cry truly belongs. Theres, a lot of great opportunities for high flying stunts and fun. Boat, chases and sneaky. Spots. 5 did a really good job at letting you stumble upon stuff.. It was really special and its not quite handled the same way, here. Its a little bit less moment to moment stumbling upon cool stuff or following a random trail to a secret, but where there is stuff here, its really good., The game is actually filled with hidden Guerilla paths that take you off the main road that are really useful and flying through them on horseback or a breakneck speed on a quad hitting some sweet jumps along the way just makes getting around on the ground way more fun than usual.. Oh and then theres. The whole city section, which also feels very different for a Far Cry game.

– They dont, typically get dense settings, so its a nice change up only if its kind of locked away for a bit. Now gunplay and action, like I said, is a lot more fun because You have a ton of different tools, all types of throwables and grenade types and gadgets to unlock, and some really really good. Guns. Shooting still feels nice and raw and aggressive, and the game really has some solid weapon. Types. Theres a lot of them and youre gon na be finding cool stuff, all the time.. They do have rarity levels and some have special stats or special abilities, but it doesnt turn into a looter shooter or just a Borderlands gun, fest. Its a bit more low key and youre, not always just gun hunting., Its just right.. I found myself finding the right gun and sticking with it for a while, slowly tweaking upgrades here and there. Theres, a good amount of customization and some of the guns you find are nuts like a weird revolver, with a shield, a fire pistol, a nail gun, a Homemade flame thrower. Couple this with the Supremos.: These are backpack gadgets that have a limited use and they can really change the tide of a fight. Theres, an AoE flame attack, one an EMP knockback one, one that just shoots a bunch of rockets which Ill be honest, Is kind of hard to beat and a weird one that shoots out canisters of the regimes poison gas, which I really liked.

. These attacks are on a meter that fills back up more quickly when you kill bad guys, so it can make for really changing up the gameplay flow, sometimes for a Far Cry. Game. Run here, headshot some dudes throw a Molotov. The fire spreads and kills three other dudes shoot a cage that was holding a crocodile that jumps out and eats a dudes face.. Then you still need some more kills to fill. That meter so use your homemade nail gun to shoot another dude in the head, and then you launch your Supremo and shoot rockets and blow up a tank and then do it all over again, multiple times in one shootout and its satisfying.. And, of course, you have very cool little animal sidekicks like a killer crocodile or an awesome. Little dog named Chorizo. Hes. My favorite.. The AI in this game, though, is remarkably dumb. When you have to escort a companion or a rescued prisoner out of a certain situation and theres a fight happening. God help you. Its a mess.. The enemy AI is very awkward and sometimes easy to fool, but also like a lot of the other, Far Cry games. They manage to be crack shots., So the game can be nice and challenging.. So with all this craziness, when its good its good., Far Cry 6. Does a good job of making it feel really fun and exciting moment to moment, even if I might be tired of some of the loops.

, The game as a whole feels like a mashup of some of the best, Far Cry elements and a dash of Just Cause From the revolution elements to just lots of aerial craziness., They give you a wingsuit almost at the start in this one and vehicles overall just feel faster and a bit snappier.. Now two things I miss. Hunting is still here, but its not as deliberate as it used to be, and there arent any cool kill or skin animations.. Also, there arent skill trees. This time around, which I really miss. A lot of the abilities, the main abilities you just automatically have and some other stuff is tied to the high level clothing items.. A lot of the clothing you equip gives you boosts and advantages and its a decent system.. You find some cool stuff., A lot of it looks great and fits in with the world and like with the guns, they really dont overdo, it., Its just the right amount of stuff they dole out for you., And even if some things are changed and are missing, Some things some cool things are back like the over the top stupid healing animations., Your character will chug some tequila or snap their fingers back into place, and then your health bar goes back up.. Why not? I love it.. You really feel like a murder machine in this one. And with some good action, some good music and vibes, interesting characters and some big main mission moments.

I can forgive the fact that Im a little tired of the Far Cry formula, because they double down on the fun and crazy.. I found myself wanting to keep playing, not to mention theres, a nice photo mode and, of course, co op, which is a welcome feature, because I personally know some people really enjoy exclusively playing that way.. Longtime fans will be bummed, of course, that theres no map editor to this time around, but even without that, this game does just feel like true Far Cry like I said earlier, tropical chaos, explosions fire.. It reminds me of the old games. Like a lot of recent Ubisoft games. For me, youll know if you watched my Before You Buy videos on Watch Dogs, Legion or AC, Valhalla theres, a lot of good and bad in here for me personally, but with Far Cry 6, specifically Im leaning towards good. Its pretty fun. Its also really gorgeous.. I will say on Xbox Series X, the cutscenes look kind of rough.. They are not very good. The characters. Look not so. Great. Ive had some frame rate, stuttering and just overall, not impressive., But when youre in game and youre looking at a sunset or the horizon line and the color palette of the ocean and the trees, its top notch stuff., But anyway, thats a Before You Buy.. You know how this goes by now.. I give you some pros some cons and some personal opinion, and now I want to hear yours down in the comments.

. This game just dropped. So, if youre just jumping in Id love to hear your first impressions. If youve been vibing with it, let me know. If youre sick, of Far Cry games. Let me know. Also while youre here. Definitely let me know what your favorite Far Cry: game is.. I think that could be fun. But anyway, hopefully this helped you out.. Hopefully we informed you a bit.. If we did help clicking the Like buttons, all you got ta do.. It really helps us and we would very much appreciate it., Keep your eyes. Peeled. Weve got a bunch more Before You Buys coming. Im working on an Nintendo Switch OLED one Metroid Dread. Theres, so many games in October. Its nuts.. But thank you guys for being here.. If you have anything else for me, hit me up on Twitter and Instagram JakeBaldino.. Thank you guys for watching.. We will see you next time. dramatic, music, Dani Guess this could be useful.