Far Cry 4 Hands-On Preview [E3 2014]


Those who want to take a bullet-filled vacation in video game form don’t need to look any further than Ubisoft’s venerable Far Cry franchise. After all, though the games are filled with scumbag baddies, they’re more about becoming one with the environment than simply shooting hot lead into digitized corpses.

This afternoon, I was able to get some hands-on time with the series’ next, visually stunning outing, Far Cry 4, a game that has looked better and better as more of its features have been revealed. And, although its demo kiosks were problematic, it showed this massive Far Cry 3 fan a ton of promise and an action-packed time.


If you saw the first five minutes of the game, which Ubisoft debuted at yesterday’s press conference, then you know how amazing it looks, and how things set up. If not, then it behooves you to watch said video. Just prepare for dry mouth as a result of a jaw that won’t come up off of the floor.

As things usually do in video games, shit hits the fan early on, turning Far Cry 4 into another vacation from Hell experience. Expanding upon that, it’s important to note that you play as one Ajay Ghale, who travels to a fictional country called Kyrat to make good on his mother’s final wishes. What that means, I’m not exactly sure, but Ajay is eventually kidnapped by a strange, but likely very wealthy man, who has apparently had his eye on him for a while.