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I had a shit ton of fun doing Far Cry 5 in coop. If they keep that I'm fully in.

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Looks like Far Cry 5 sprinkled with Fallout and Rage 2.

For some dumb reason I spent $90 on FC5 at release with the season pass and only played about 10 hours before forgetting about the game. I'll pass on this until a deep discount. 

 

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Check out six minutes of gameplay from an alpha build of the just-announced Far Cry New Dawn, as you meet Far Cry 5's Pastor Jerome in the post-apocalyptic,  post-superbloom county of Hope County.

 

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Get new details on Far Cry New Dawn's weapon crafting, building up your home base, and new ways to get around in the post-apocalypse. Discover the frantic smash-and-grab Expeditions, get up close with The Twins, meet some new friends, and experience some of the explosive ways you can make life hard on the Highwaymen in a transformed Hope County.

 

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Sh*t just got real. Face off against the ruthless highwaymen and their leaders the Twins as you fight to survive in a dangerous post-apocalyptic frontier. Form unexpected alliances, build a deadly arsenal of makeshift weapons and gear using the remnants of the old world to survive against all new threats. Far Cry New Dawn will be available on PS4, Xbox One and PC on February 15th, 2019.

 

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Far Cry New Dawn's post-apocalypse is a perfect fit for a chaotic shooter (PC Gamer)

As a kinda-sorta-RPG, Far Cry New Dawn has plenty of elements that will feel overly familiar if you've played another open world game this generation. But they're a good thematic fit for the idea of rebuilding after the bomb, and more importantly, they don't really get in the way of what Far Cry has always done well. The sandbox is still fun to play in, only this time around, it's full of pretty pink irradiated flowers.

 

Far Cry New Dawn is more than just a lurid coat of post-apocalyptic paint (PCGamesN)

New Dawn’s reduced price places it somewhere between a traditional triple-A title and sizeable DLC, but this belies the improvements the game boasts. Far Cry is not the first series to use the same setting and succeed; there’s enough here for returning players to enjoy Ubisoft’s oft-mentioned ‘anecdote factory’ all over again with a digital mate, and new players can take advantage of a very strong open-world experience without the niggles that plagued its predecessor. It turns out the years have been kind to Hope County, despite the all-consuming hellfire and all that.

 

 

 

 

 

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On 12/7/2018 at 6:01 PM, DarkStar189 said:

Looks like Far Cry 5 sprinkled with Fallout and Rage 2.

For some dumb reason I spent $90 on FC5 at release with the season pass and only played about 10 hours before forgetting about the game. I'll pass on this until a deep discount. 

 

I own Farcry 4 and 5 and have barely touched either. I'll wait was well to buy this and not play it :p

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Guess I should get Exodus too, I only played a little of the first one and it didn't really click with me. I have a feeling this will still be what I'm looking for though. A mindless excuse to blow shit up. 

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7 minutes ago, ManUtdRedDevils said:

I’m passing. I rather wait for Rage 2. 

They do share the same color palette after all!

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Kotaku

By the end of Far Cry 5, the modern world was no more. Washed away in a gout of nuclear fire, all there was left to do was retreat into our bunker and lament the loss. Far Cry New Dawn moves forward from that set-up. Mechanically, it is the same game we’ve been playing since 2012’s Far Cry 3. Underneath the gloss, it is more complicated but one message rings clear: even in Paradise, there will always be snakes. And you, Player One, will get to kill them in the most spectacular ways imaginable.

 

Gamespot - 60%

There's a lot of potential in the ideas seeded in New Dawn, but there isn't enough room for many of them to breathe and feel fully realized. Not the post-apocalyptic theme, not the RPG mechanics, not the weapons, vehicles, plot, or characters. Advancing through the adventure is an enjoyable experience, especially once you get your superhuman powers, but this is largely because Far Cry 5's combat and progression models remain compelling enough to propel you forward. For its part, New Dawn is a palatable but unremarkable spin-off that feels like it could have achieved so much more.

 

IGN - 75%

As someone who loves the Far Cry formula and will take my fix wherever I can get it, revisiting Far Cry 5’s slightly reworked open-world map in New Dawn proves there’s still quite a bit of joy to be found in clearing outposts and generating as much chaos as possible, in single-player or co-op. I could’ve done without the silly story and disappointing final boss, but Expeditions are a thrilling new mode, and the story missions are exciting more often than not. New Dawn is an enjoyable diversion while we wait for Far Cry’s next big thing.

 

Game Rant - 80%

Far Cry New Dawn delivers a natural evolution in gameplay from Far Cry 5, delivering constant action and entertaining gameplay - if not a memorable storyline.

 

PlayStation Universe - 85%

Far Cry New Dawn reskins the entire map of Far Cry 5, adding enough new mechanics to prevent it from feeling like a retread. While the new villains are lackluster, the return of Joseph Seed is very welcome, giving new depth to the character and his world. With Outpost invasions, Expeditions, and treasure hunts, there is a ton of content here, and almost all of it is fun. There is very little filler in Far Cry New Dawn, and by streamlining the content, Ubisoft has delivered a game that is razor sharp.

 

Nerd Much? - 67%

When it comes down to it, Far Cry New Dawn is a familiar yet fun experience that introduces some much-needed tweaks to Ubisoft’s stale formula. The problem, however, is that it’s too familiar and not doing enough to really warrant a playthrough if you’ve already played Far Cry 5.

 

CGMagazine - 70%

New Dawn's post-apocalyptic landscape makes for a more focused version of the Far Cry package, which is great if you just want to kill time capturing outposts and hunting animals.

 

GameSkinny - 80%

Far Cry New Dawn recycles the same general setting from last year's Far Cry 5, but this time with a post-apocalyptic twist and healthy injection of creative, colorful, and bombastic content.

 

Twinfinite - 60%

Far Cry New Dawn is a standalone sequel to Far Cry 5, but it adds nothing of meaning or value to the original story, and it certainly doesn't provide the kind of closure to FC5's insane ending that you might've been hoping for. If you just want more Far Cry, this is worth checking out. Otherwise, you're not really missing much here.

 

EGM - 60%

Fire may have rained from the skies and wiped out entire nations, but the action in Far Cry New Dawn is pretty much the same as it ever was, only less so. A few interesting new tweaks to the series' formula are overshadowed by a cut-rate campaign, a story that gets colossally dumb in the third act, and a resource system that feels both unbalanced and pointless.

 

Metro GameCentral - 60%

A direct-to-video style sequel to Far Cry 5 that's still perfectly playable but fails to make use of its own premise in any interesting way.

 

Easy Allies - 70%

 

AngryCentaurGaming - "Rent"

 

God is a Geek - 70%

Whilst Far Cry New Dawn isn't a completely new experience, it does have a few features that give it new life, and despite the bugs and weak story, it was nice revisiting Hope County.

 

Rock, Paper, Shotgun

The setting is too tame, and the fighting much too familiar to soar – but if another dollop of Far Cry sounds appetising, tuck right in.

 

PlayStation Lifestyle - 80%

Far Cry New Dawn is definitely another Far Cry game, though the changes it makes to keep everything feeling fresh are intriguing. a very light RPG touch makes much of the typically repetitive content feel new with a difficulty curve that will challenge how people play. While it can be played independently, Far Cry 5 and New Dawn together create an interesting story package featuring some great twists, turns, and betrayals of the player (even if those pesky convenient macguffins keep coming into play). Coming less than a year after 5, New Dawn does retain some of the sins of its predecessor, but it still managed to make enough new inroads to keep me hooked until the end.

 

Stevivor - 80%

Despite changes to the formula, New Dawn is still very much Far Cry at its core.

 

Wccftech - 80%

It's fair to say that Far Cry New Dawn is 'more of the same', by and large. But when it's more of the same of the good kind, it's hard to find any serious complaint. The game is a ton of fun to play, looks great and runs even better than that. Just don't expect to find much of a post-apocalypse in this version of Hope County.

 

Game Revolution - 60%

Far Cry New Dawn is fine, functional, and sometimes fun, but it mostly just hovers around the middle, neither touching greatness nor mediocrity but occupying the safe, boring plateau in between.

 

Screen Rant - 60%

Far Cry: New Dawn is not a revolution for the series, tweaking the Far Cry formula for mixed levels of success with the series' first direct sequel.

 

GamesRadar+ - 80%

Far Cry New Dawn might be a spinoff game, but it's sure to have a lasting impact on what we think of when Far Cry comes to mind

 

Windows Central - 80%

Far Cry New Dawn is a great experience, especially with its addictive gameplay, but it always feel like it's a side note in a larger saga.

 

Worth Playing - 78%

As an overall package, Far Cry New Dawn delivers a focused expansion of the world that was established in Far Cry 5. You don't need to play the prior game to enjoy what's here, but those who have done so will come into New Dawn with a greater appreciation of the world and the characters. The more limited scope means no add-on features (like Far Cry Arcade) and no season pass, but it also allowed for some experimentation that you don't usually see in a AAA title. Put this one on your purchase list, but you should stick with the regular edition and skip the deluxe edition. The deluxe edition is $10 more, with nothing to offer except some early weapon unlocks with alternate skins.

 

GamingBolt - 80%

Although it plays it a little safe, Far Cry New Dawn is an enjoyable entry into the franchise that should go over well with fans

 

Hardcore Gamer - 80%

Far Cry: New Dawn is an unexpected but welcome continuation of Far Cry 5.

 

Game Informer - 70%

While the neon-hued flora and mutated fauna successfully shake up the landscape, the superficial progression changes and formulaic story do little to accentuate this new coat of paint.

 

Destructoid - 80%

Looking ahead, the series is equipped to veer off in a bunch of compelling new directions. I don't know what to expect from the future of Far Cry, and that's so exciting. My mind is buzzing with possibilities.

 

PC Gamer - 70%

It's Far Cry 5 again, on a smaller scale and with a post-apocalyptic paint job.

 

GameWatcher - 80%

Far Cry New Dawn may be a shorter Far Cry experience, but it’s one of the most fun games in the series since Blood Dragon

 

Critical Hit - 80%

It may not really do anything especially new, but Far Cry: New Dawn is an experience that encapsulates everything great about the franchise. It's instantly familiar to anyone who has played any of Ubisoft's shooters over the last couple of years, but it's a confident approach that works well as a colourful diversion at the end of the world.

 

GamingTrend - 90%

Far Cry New Dawn is an awesome addition to the series, especially since it's the first sequel for another game. The combat makes you feel like a badass, but that doesn't mean you can go in without gearing up. On the lighter side, there's plenty of quirky characters to make you laugh during these hard times.

 

TrueAchievements - 70%

Neither the premise nor the execution of the setting and story ever justify the project, but for fans who haven't tired of the series' formula yet, you can't really go wrong with more of the same when it's well done. It's mechanically tight and often engaging while it lasts.

 

VG247

Though this standalone spin-off shamelessly reheats the map and overhaul mechanics of Far Cry 5, it introduces enough new ideas and winning missions to make its apocalyptic mark just about worth it.

 

USgamer - 80%

Far Cry: New Dawn cuts away some of the bloat of its predecessor Far Cry 5, to deliver a cleaner, more focused experience. The visual style breathes a good degree of life into a setting we've seen before, and Expeditions add more variety on top of that. The systems push you towards repeating content, but the boring rewards don't back that up. And hunting, once one of the core parts of Far Cry, is mostly an afterthought here. Despite those problems, New Dawn's short running time is a boon and the story provides closure to those who played the previous game. If you played and loved Far Cry 5, pick up New Dawn. If you didn't, know that it's still fun, but you'll lose some of the context.

 

Eurogamer - "Recommended"

An over-familiar follow-up, perhaps, but New Dawn whittles away the rough edges of Far Cry 5 for something extremely enjoyable.

 

COGconnected - 77%

If Far Cry 5 didn’t exist, New Dawn could easily have been a new narrative on its own, but because we have something close to compare it to the only saving grace for its fewer features is it’s reduced launch price. If you had a good time in Far Cry 5 and enjoy lite survival mechanics, you’ll have a blast tearing through Hope County, but as a stand-alone Far Cry entry it doesn’t quite hit its mark.

 

Shacknews - 70%

Ubisoft brought many of their strengths to the table in Far Cry New Dawn. The gunplay, sights and sounds, and environmental storytelling were great. I’m not sure the light RPG approach worked and would have loved to see more consistency throughout the narrative and from the characters that presented it. Far Cry New Dawn did provide me with a sense of closure in Hope County, and the highs outweighed the lows, but ultimately it left me craving a more complete experience.

 

PCGamesN - 70%

Where New Dawn wilts is in the systems that complicate that central loop of scouting, infiltrating, and combat. New Dawn is by no means a bad game, but it’s muddied, to the point that it becomes harder to see its best colours.

 

Attack of the Fanboy - 90%

Far Cry New Dawn takes players on an interesting journey to tell the story of what happened after the cliffhanger events of Far Cry 5. It mixes and matches franchise staples with new RPG mechanics and gameplay ideas to offer something familiar, but fresh.

 

DualShockers - 60%

Far Cry New Dawn is both a magnificent re-imagination of the storied series, and a lackluster approach by Ubisoft plagued with repetition.

 

Press Start - 90%

Far Cry New Dawn shares a lot of great similarities with Far Cry 5, but it's the minor tweaks that allow it to stand as its own title.

 

Xbox Achievements - 80%

Relatively short but still incredibly sweet, Far Cry New Dawn is yet another fine instalment in the series, and a genuinely excellent Far Cry 5 follow-up that works equally well as a standalone experience.

 

We Got This Covered - 70%

Far Cry New Dawn suffers from clashing tones and cringey writing, but it offers some unique quests and a fun, chaotic wasteland to play around in.

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Waiting for a summer sale, maybe even fall. I still have AC Origins and Odyssey that I've barely scratched the surface on. Plus with Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Crackdown 3 on game pass this month. I think Metro Exodus might even have to wait till summer.

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More reviews:

 

PushSquare - 60%

Far Cry: New Dawn can quite easily provide a weekend of fun, but when it comes to recalling your favourite games of 2019, don't expect to remember this post-apocalyptic adventure. Its streamlined RPG elements do add some welcome structure, but this trek through Hope County may seem familiar to a fault. It's almost a shame that Ubisoft didn't go all-in on making New Dawn a totally over-the-top spin-off, rather than a sequel that struggles to tell an all-too-serious story.

 

GameCrate - 80%

Far Cry: New Dawn is a well-put-together Far Cry title that does a great job of bringing the story of Hope Count to a satisfying conclusion. It's fun for all the reasons Far Cry is fun with some addictive survival and base-building elements that shake up the formula just enough to make New Dawn stand well on its own.

 

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