TOKYO: After recent events it seems important to criticise where it is necessary, but credit where it’s due. A sudden visit to Far Cry 4 with a fair bit of trepidation after last week’s disastrous Assassin’s Creed: Unity launch, especially since Ubisoft wasn’t handing out Far Cry 4 review codes to PC sites. It seemed like it could be a sign of bad things to come
Fortunately, it wasn’t. The PC version of Far Cry 4 isn’t going to blow your mind and set new standards by which ports should be judged, but it’s competent. That is to say, Far Cry 4 is definitely a game designed with consoles in mind and not much is added to make the PC version stand out, but at least the game (in the three hours I’ve played) looks gorgeous, runs at a steady 60+ frame rate, and doesn’t crash once per hour. If you saw pre-release footage and thought “Well hey, that looks like Far Cry 3 but set in East Asia,” you thought correctly.