The upcoming first-person survival game from Ubisoft, Far Cry Primal Download, has been turning heads for its stone age era weaponry and gameplay. Well, the savagery of that era appears to shine through nice and bright, as the game will receive the typical ‘M’ for Mature rating due to all the gore, mutilation and caveman sex. Yes, there’s caveman sex.
The game’s prime focus will be on animal taming. Imagine a game based on the low-budget classic The Beastmaster and that’s very similar to what you get in Far Cry Primal Download. The game will see players taming beasts and using them as companions to completely wreak havoc on enemy tribes. This includes riding on Wooly Mammoths or sending Sabre-tooth Tigers into combat to rip enemies to shreds.
One of the more interesting mechanics is that players will be able to send in owls with bombs to disrupt enemy forces. And since this is in the stone age, there are no traditional grenades or guns, so players will have to make do with bee bombs and traps.
The lack of traditional weaponry hasn’t really gone over too well with some gamers who miss their M16s and AK-47s from previous Far Cry titles. It’s a hard sell, for sure, from Ubisoft’s end, because stone age weapons aren’t all that cool. Yes there are bows, spears and bone axes, but a large part of the appeal for most games is in their unique weapon cache, and so far most of the weapons depicted in Far Cry Primal Download are the sort of thing you would make as a kid in your backyard with some rocks, sticks and mud.