Monday, October 20, 2014

Far Cry 4 : the only season pass I would consider.


I'm gettin' a bit tired of the whole games-as-platforms-for-season-passes-of-DLC thing.  Gettin' a bit tired of developers refusing to just put that shit in the box, but if there's one game I find myself scratching my beard at and going hm, it's Far Cry 4.

Press release:

Far Cry 4 Season Pass Brings Yetis, Prison Breaks and a New PvP Experience to Kyrat

Today, Ubisoft detailed the Season Pass for Far Cry 4, the highly anticipated first-person shooter for PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC.

The Season Pass extends players’ time in Kyrat and includes new missions that can be completed in either single-player or co-op. Content includes a Season Pass exclusive day-one mission, a prison break co-op mission, wild missions with Hurk and his harpoon gun, a new PvP mode that will have friends teaming up to fight opposing forces and a chance to encounter the rarest beast in the Himalayas – yetis.

The Far Cry 4 Season Pass contains

The Syringe – Available from launch exclusively for Season Pass holders, players must keep a rare and potent recipe from falling into the hands of Pagan Min’s forces. Playable in single-player and co-op, players will need to ensure that he does not use its devastating effects on the rebel forces.

Escape from Durgesh Prison – Ajay and Hurk have been rounded up and tortured in Yuma’s prison. Team up with a friend to escape and survive the hostile lands of Pagan Min’s Kyrat.

Hurk Deluxe Pack – Five missions, playable in single-player and co-op, including Yak Farm, Blood Ruby and Hurk’s Redemption are available. Access an arsenal of new weapons including a harpoon gun for Hurk.

Overrun – Team up as Rakshasa or Golden Path in this PvP mode and control a series of neutral locations across Kyrat’s countryside to protect them from being overrun by your opponents.

Valley of the Yetis – Ajay’s helicopter has crashed on an unforgiving Himalayan ridge. Explore the frozen landscape and find tools to upgrade your camp and protect it from a dangerous cult when night falls. With single-player and co-op options, players will not be alone, but in the darkest caves players will have more to fear than just the cult as the yetis await their prey…

Priced at $29.99 / £23.99, the Season Pass will be available at the launch of Far Cry 4 on November 18. Once purchased, the Season Pass enables the download of all included Far Cry 4 add-on content packs once they become available. Additionally, players who pre-order Far Cry 4 Gold Edition, which includes both the game and the Season Pass, will benefit from a discount over buying them separately. This edition is only available as a digital product on PC via Uplay and other PC Digital retailers, and on consoles via PlayStation Network (PS4 and PS3) and Xbox Marketplace (Xbox One only).

That might be worth thirty bucks just for Valley of the Yetis


A friend at work, today, was telling me how excited he is for November, and the release of Dragon Age Inquisition.

"Ehhh," I shrugged.  "I had a preorder down on it, but I cancelled it."

"What?  Why?"

"'Cause no Dragon Age has ever really been the game Dragon Age was promised to be.  The first one had uneven presentation and badly-designed combat, and the second one had a meh story and took place entirely in a single town.  People don't want to hang out in a city for their fantasy epics - they want to roam a world.  Dragon Age has never been the game it should be."

And Far Cry 3 was definitely the game it should be.  It sold me on Far Cry 4, and that's enough to put it atop my hype list.  Plus, there's just too much coming out in that little window.  If Dragon Age were releasing next Tuesday, I'd probably get it - but it ain't - and in the first half of November, I've got Assassin's Creed Unity, which is happening, Far Cry 4, which is definitely happening, and GTA V.

Wait, why am I getting GTA V instead of a game I haven't played before?

This requires some thought.

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