A Look Into The Fourth Installment Of Far Cry Franchise

Far Cry 4 , the fourth installment of the famous Far Cry series is a popular open world adventure game. Developed and published by Ubisoft, it is compatible with PlayStation 3 and later, Xbox360, Xbox One and Windows. An upgradation to the limited edition was available on pre-booking which included Hurk’s Redemption DLC featuring Hurk from Far Cry 3. It also included some specialized weapons.

Upon its release on November 18th 2014, game garnished mostly positive reviews from the critics who lauded the visuals and the soundtrack and specifically its antagonist Pagan Min. However, its storyline was a point of criticism while some were of the view that the game was similar to the previous installments and had nothing new on offer.  Far cry 4 download is free of cost. We can get the game without losing a penny.

The game is set in the fictional city of Kyrat, a Himalayan country. The plotline is based on the story of Ajay Ghale who returns to his native country to carry out his final wish of scattering his ashes there. What follows is a long chain of sequence that brings him face to face with the region’s Royal Army and its head, the antagonist Pagan Min. The plot, like in many other open word adventure games offer lots of alternatives along the plot line. Depending on the decisions that the player makes, the outcome as well as the duration of the entire plot line varies significantly.

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Development of the game was done by Ubisoft Montreal which took over the franchise since the release of Far Cry Instincts in 2005. Several other Ubisoft studios were involved in the additional development of Far Cry 4. Initially the developers were keen to make this installment a sequence of the previous one extending upon the protagonist’s story and bringing back characters from Far Cry 3. But soon they realized the sequel wasn’t turning out as well as they would have liked. Thus the entire idea was scrapped and a new game was built from scratch in a new setting with new characters. What this did is that it opened up a vast array of possibilities as to how the game would be developed. Some were of the view that the protagonist should be made to fly, taking the game to a whole new dimension while some suggested that riding a rampaging elephant could as well be made an element of the game. This idea in fact led to the development of the mountainous setting and introduction of elephants.

The game received many awards and accolades along the way. It received the best shooter game award from IGN. It was nominated for 5 awards in the 11th British Academy Games Award. At DICE Awards too it received as many as 5 nominations.

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The game’s soundtrack, one which was critically acclaimed was composed by Cliff Martinez. It also featured several licensed songs within the game and in the trailers as well.

To add to the excitement of die-hard fans of the franchise, Ubisoft had announced the release of the next installment in the Far Cry series earlier this year. It was released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on February 23rd 2016 while it was released for Windows a week later.

Called as the Far Cry Primal, it is the first game to be set in the Stone Age and follows the story of the protagonist Takkar who rises to become the leader of his tribe. While it is yet to be seen whether or not this installment can rise up to the expectations that the fans have from this franchise, we sincerely hope that it would be able to rise up to the benchmark that Far Cry 4 has created.

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