Far Cry 6 This time it takes us to Yara, a fictional island in the middle of the Caribbean that reminds us in many parts of Cuba. On postcards Yara looks like a paradise, however, she is involved in a bloody revolution that seeks to overthrow Antón Castillo, a dictator who is willing to pay all the sacrifices as long as his country “advances”.
As a good game of Far cry, this villain takes the spotlight and we will learn throughout this adventure his story, his motivations and what he is capable of doing in order to maintain control of Yara. This villain comes to life thanks to Giancarlo Esposito, probably the most outstanding villain in television series right now.
His counterpart and the protagonist of the game is Dani Rojas, a woman or man who decides to join the Libertad group to overthrow the president.
Far Cry comes to Latin America
In recent weeks we have analyzed in TierraGamer how video games have progressed when they portray both Mexico and Latin America.
We have gone from villains and poor stereotypes, to more formed and faithful representations as it is Far Cry 6. If you really interfere in this world, you will find a lot of details that will make you smile as a Latin American: the importance of family, the emotion that some fifteen years unleash, the exhaustion of corruption in the government, the image of the “gringos” or even details more typical of Cuba, such as the importance of tobacco or the fact that their cars are from the 50s. This nation is indeed frozen in time.
While there have been some complaints about Spanglish in the English version, it is possible to switch to multiple languages; including Latam Spanish. This one, of course, doesn’t have language pairs.
And speaking of Cuba, part of this philosophy also went to gameplay.
Liberating regions in Far Cry 6
In the gameplay part we see several new features, where the Supreme and the concept of “Solve” stand out. The lack of imports to Cuba, as well as the conflicts, have caused many things on this island and in Yara to be “resolved” with ingenuity and with the parties that they already have there.
That is why in this installment your weapons will be improved and customized with materials that you find, leaving a secondary role to hunting.
The supreme are backpacks that can be customized to have a supporting role, or instead, to launch destructive missiles.
Outside of this there are details here and there, such as the entry of horses and tanks. The former makes it unnecessary to have a paved road to get on well, while the latter makes the Supreme a necessity.
There are also some details that made my stay at Yara more fun. For example, now in fast travel you can choose to be launched from the air to continue your journey to the mission point quickly from the skies.
On the other hand, there are Benito’s Bandits, which are reminiscent of mechanics of Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood. The player must recruit potential Freedom members in the open world and then use them to strengthen their party who will do side missions. Here the player must choose options in a text RPG class that is very funny.
Of course, in general terms, the gameplay of Far cry remains intact: your objective is still to go to each region, meet Castillo’s generals and allies, as well as potential new faces for Libertad, do missions for them; Explore and clear outposts or do side quests. Many gunshots are involved.
From La Macarena to dogs on wheels
The aforementioned additions are only small changes to the timing or planning of each mission. Really Far Cry 6 It feels like previous titles in the series, and while that’s generally very good, there may be disagreements if what you’re looking for is as big an innovation as it was. Far cry 3 in his time. If you are from this group, maybe you even feel like a Far cry with Latin American skin.
In my case, I will never say no to a little more action in this series, because you really do not have to reinvent the wheel, especially if it has as much humor as this installment. Here I would highlight two of the companions of the game: the cute little wheeled dog named Chorizo and a mega aggressive rooster named Chicharrón.
So my biggest complaint about this title is that, at least in its current state, there are a fairly respectable amount of bugs. In fact, I had to load a previous point of the game to be able to continue advancing a couple of times.
Far Cry 6 presents us with a fascinating setting in the middle of the Caribbean with a good dose of personality, good characters, humor and news. This is a game that you will enjoy especially if you are Latin American and a follower of the series.
However, the core of the gameplay remains almost intact, which makes this new installment feel like a skin that also comes with its fair share of bugs.
We played Far Cry 6 on an Xbox Series X.