A sequel to the best-selling, critical darling of 2012, Far Cry 4 is now available for download on Xbox One. Taking the same formula as the original and blowing it up just a little (literally and figuratively), the blurb sets the scene:
Hidden in the towering Himalayas lies Kyrat, a country steeped in tradition and violence. You are Ajay Ghale. Traveling to Kyrat to fulfill your mother’s dying wish, you find yourself caught up in a civil war to overthrow the oppressive regime of dictator Pagan Min. Explore and navigate this vast open world, where danger and unpredictability lurk around every corner. Here, every decision counts, and every second is a story. Welcome to Kyrat.
Though the critical reaction so far has been somewhat mixed, many seem eager to return to the stalking of exotic wildlife that characterised the original. With a massive, immersive, in-game world and new cooperative play, there’s never been a better time to visit a virtual Himalayan kingdom.