The gaming industry is getting tired of future dystopic sceneries and returns to more basic times as the latest Far Cry takes place in primal times. The fifth installment of the game, Primal, takes players back in time when hunters stalked big hairy mammoths and tribesman fought against each other.
Until now Far Cry developers have taken their players in a Doctor Moreau’s Island setting, Central Africa, Vaas’ Rook Islands and Kyrat the land of Pagan Min. The main characters had to build their own weapons, and holsters, find food and, of course, shoot the enemies. But the fifth part comes as a big surprise in terms of the setting of the story. Ubisoft placed the action of its latest shooter game, in primal times, when men used spears and stones.
This is indeed a change, and players will follow the steps of Takkar, the main character, which somewhere in 10,000 BC is the only hunter left from his tribe. His goal is to find his fellow tribesmen but in order to do that he will have to face the Izila tribe people who worship fire and are led by a high priestess named Batari, and the Udam tribesmen which prefer a human meat-based diet and are led by a bloody warrior named Ull.
In his quest, Takkar will encounter many characters with different skills. If he saves them, he will be rewarded with various weapons, clothing and other tools that will help the main character throughout the story. These “specialists” are a part of the Wenja tribe that is caught in the middle between the two bloodthirsty tribes of Ull and Batari.
A nice surprise from Ubisoft is the language in which the characters of the game communicate with each other. In order to make the game seem real, the company hired professors of linguistics to help recreate the language that was once spoken by the late Proto-Indo-Europeans. This will make the dialogues from the cut scenes even more enjoyable.
The DLC that will also be released in the collector’s edition will allow the gamers to play from the perspective of a mammoth, fight bears, even defend itself from hunters that are trying to kill it. It is a nice touch from Ubisoft to recreate the perspective of an animal that became extinct due to heavy hunting.
You can watch the full trailer of the game and the epic features that Ubisoft is promising in the video below.
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