Far Cry 4’s Announcement Makes Me Happy

Hopefully it doesn’t get delayed.

When I saw that Far Cry 4 had been announced this morning, I was very happy. The last game in the franchise (Far Cry 3) was one of the best experiences I had ever had in my years of gaming, so naturally the next game in the franchise will be on my gaming hit list.

Far Cry 4 will be set in Kyrat, a fictional Himalayan mountain region, and it sees you take on a “despotic self appointed king”. Similar kind of storyline as the last no doubt, you are thrown onto an island riddled with bad men and scary creatures all wanting a piece of your flesh. Animals will feature in the game as I said, but hopefully no scary reptiles although I am sure they will be there too. It wouldn’t be Far Cry without scary crocs and freaky lizards now would it?

Apparently players will also be able to ride elephants in the game too. This is exciting to me.


Far Cry 4 is set to release November 18th in America, and November 20th in Europe. Although this date is up in the air, and it wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest if the game got pushed back to 2015.

With all the hard work that is involved in studying a Bachelor of Media Arts degree at Wintec, times for things like PlayStation isn’t as readily available as it once was. But I have found time for the odd play session.

Just last night I was playing Infamous Second Son for the first time, and I spent the better part of last weekend having a go with Trails Fusion, that cray cray motorbike racing platforming game. I tried a bit of South Park The Stick Of Truth, and I hope to get a lot of Infamous Second Son in this weekend and maybe even finish it.

Watch Dogs comes out on May 27th, and right now that is one of the big games that I want to get my hands on this year, as well as DriveClub, Project Cars, Abe Odyssey, and of course Far Cry 4.

Chris, my flatmate, said it well yesterday when he guessed that Watch Dogs could be just as good as GTA, but the hacking mechanic/storyline both confuses me and excites me. It looks like a great game and Ubisoft have a brilliant track record, and it appears on the surface that it could become a regular installment, with a game added to the series every couple of years.

Once again, it is an exciting time to be a gamer.