Ubisoft announced the release of their new Far Cry 4: Accolades trailer -- one that has media commenting with “ooh!” and “ahh!” The CryEngine-based graphics are gorgeous, the violence is frantic, and the animals are terrifying. This video highlights some of the reasons why this game won more than 25 awards at E3 2014.
The concept is pretty straight forward: The main character is Ajay Ghale, trekking home to scatter his mother's ashes. Once home, things spiral out of control as the character becomes caught up in a civil war against Pagan Min. Fantastic violence and high-energy slaughter ensues, as one would expect from this series. The release shows the focus of trying to merge the open world with the story by stating “... you find your fate increasingly determined by the choices you make because in Kyrat, every second is a story.” It will be interesting to see if they can actually pull this off, as most open world games either focus on the story or allow context-less exploration; trying to merge the two doesn't normally go very well. Challenges aside, it'd be great if exploration actually influences the main story positively and negatively. This would change the current strategy for most open world games, where ignoring the main quest has no bearing on the game in any practical way.
As Far Cry 4 gets closer to the November 18th release date, we will continue coverage of the title. Watch the video and let us know what you think.
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- Scott "Abibiliboop" Griffin.