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Far Cry New Dawn Review Roundup: If only we could play potential

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Far Cry New Dawn

Ubisoft's spinoff Far Cry New Dawn is launching tomorrow. The review embargo is already up and various gaming websites and critics are sharing their thoughts on the latest instalment in Far Cry series but they don't seem very impressed.

One would say that Ubisoft's post-apocalyptic adventure is not your typical Far Cry New Dawn, or at least it doesn't look that way. Well, according to the majority of gaming critics, despite its looks, the latest instalment in the series refuses to venture into the unknown and sticks to the beaten path.

Gamespot think Far Cry new Dawn is a pretty mediocre return to the beloved franchise. While they liked the level design and new "superpowers", which fill the game with so much potential, the game ultimately failed to offer "enough room for many of them to breathe and feel fully realized".

They also criticised the "noticeably lacking" plot and characters while the RPG mechanics felt "redundant". Gamespot gave Far Cry New Dawn a 6 out of 10.

PC Gamer's conclusion was that Far Cry New Dawn is just Far Cry 5 again, "on a smaller scale and with a post-apocalyptic paint job". The two main antagonists, twin sisters Mickey and Lou, are so "inconsequential" that PC Gamer forgot to mention them in their review.

They occasionally threaten you over the radio but leave you alone while "you completely dismantle their entire army". The final showdown also wasn't to PC Gamer's liking and they described it as "just another bullet-sponge boss fight". They gave it a 70 out of 100. 

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Far Cry New Dawn

According to ComicBook, Far Cry New Dawn is just more of the same, well-known formula with "a new coat of paint that looks like someone threw up Fun Dip and energy drinks everywhere". They praised the writing but criticised "poor narrative structure", some of the most "predictable plot points" and "clumsy foreshadowing".

They liked the Expeditions missions and Prosperity home base system though, but ultimately concluded that "the most colourful and vibrant Far Cry yet is also the most monochromatic". Their rating is 3 out of 5.

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