Far Cry loves elephants…and their ancestors. Far Cry 4 had crazy elephants. Far Cry Primal has crazy mammoths. And a saber tooth tiger. Yep, we’re talking Stone Age.
The Far Cry Primal Official trailer has stone, and wood and arrows, too. None of the firepower we saw in previous Far Crys. Not too much blowing up things. But in a way, it seems much more interesting.
The trailer shows stoned-out villagers stalking a herd of mammoths. I don’t know how much food a mammoth can provide, but I’m thinking enough to last a while. And blankets and clothing, too. And tools. A herd of mammoths is like your Walmart. Everything and anything under one vast prehistoric sky.
Guys hunt and bring down a mammoth. They’re carving it up when a hungry saber tooth tiger jumps out of nowhere. Holy @#$#! Whatever obscenities Stone Age people used probably came out in force there.
The trailer ends with a glimpse at some of the other dangers in this world: a dude in green with a skull mask whacking you with a bone.
The game is a survival game. One dude survives a cataclysmic event – maybe a tiger attack – and has to find ways to survive. In addition to all the crazy animals to fend off, there are also other tribes – bad evils ones – that you must evade or defeat.
Ever see the movie Quest for Fire? That awesome film has all kinds of bad evil tribes. Not only are they a different tribe, they’re different species. You have the Cro Magnon types, and then the more monkey types, and then the Neanderthal cannibal types, and then the real human types that know how to make fire. I’m hoping Far Cry Primal has that kind of variety, especially the cannibal ones.
In any case, this is a very original idea, and perhaps risky moving away from firepower and boom-boom. Definitely worth checking out.
It’s out February 23, 2016.