Also available on Xbox One and Windows
This is my first main series Far Cry game. Before Primal, I played Blood Dragon on my Xbox 360 and Vengeance on my Wii (utter garbage). I've always meant to give the series a shot, but I just never got around to it until Primal was $20 new on Amazon Prime Day. I can say without reservation that that was $20 well spent. Legit savage combat, bruh.
The weirdest part in terms of "This definitely didn't exist 12,000 years ago" is the grappling hook. It does, however, give you some badass rock climbing experiences. I wish they had just used more super long vines instead of grappling hooks (especially since it will only let you use the grappling hook when you're in the EXACT right spot, not just a certain distance away), but I guess platforming elements or whatever.
Oh, and there are titties.
Anyway, the premise of the game is that you're a guy from This Clan whose homies get rekt by a sabertooth tiger. Then you go through some cave to find the other half of This Clan. You find out that This Clan has been spread to all corners of Somewhere by the cannibalistic That Clan and the pyrophiliac The Other Clan. Then you go through shooting, stabbing, and clubbing your way to domination. Most importantly, though, you can ride a sabertooth tiger. I named mine Señor Fluffybottom.
So the storyline is pretty basic, but it takes place in 10,000 BCE; there's only so much they had to work with, I guess. Honestly, I spent more time doing side quests than I did the main quest, but that's because I PLATINUMED THIS GAME, BITCHES. It's not as impressive as it sounds; it's one of the easiest platinums around as made evident by the fact that I got it. Far Cry Primal is a bit lacking in the storyline department, but between the (I think) 17 animals to tame and the plethora of side quests and caves to explore, there's definitely enough to keep fans of open world games satisfied for a while (plus it takes less than 30 hours to platinum if you're an achievement hunter).
My Rating - 4 Neps
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