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Far Cry 6 – Zero Punctuation

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This week on Zero Punctuation, Yahtzee reviews Far Cry 6.

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Well, hijack my helicopters, I can’t believe there’s been six Far Cry games already. Surely the concept of liberating an open world sandbox from a charismatic fuckface by clearing out base after base with a silenced sniper rifle and occasionally having to shake a mountain lion off your todger is still as fresh and exciting as a dissipating fart in a locked sauna. So what original new setting is the premise being airdropped into now, Ubisoft? Liberating a chain of remote Scottish islands from charismatic football hooligans? Liberating an antarctic research station from a charismatic penguin? No! This time you’re liberating… a tropical island! Erm. You mean like in Far Cry 3? And Far Cry 1? No of course not. You’re in the Caribbean for a start. That’s slightly more equatorial than the last two tropical islands. Probably. And anyway, this time you’re liberating the tropical island from a charismatic totalitarian dictator. Like the one in Far Cry 4? Look, if you like freshness so much, why don’t you piss off to your local Whole Foods and stick your head under the intermittent broccoli misting device? I mean, this game was made by a multicultural team of various religious faiths and –

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Yahtzee Croshaw
Yahtzee is the Escapist’s longest standing talent, having been writing and producing its award winning flagship series, Zero Punctuation, since 2007. Before that he had a smattering of writing credits on various sites and print magazines, and has almost two decades of experience in game journalism as well as a lifelong interest in video games as an artistic medium, especially narrative-focused. He also has a foot in solo game development - he was a big figure in the indie adventure game scene in the early 2000s - and writes novels. He has six novels published at time of writing with a seventh on the way, all in the genres of comedic sci-fi and urban fantasy. He was born in the UK, emigrated to Australia in 2003, and emigrated again to California in 2016, where he lives with his wife and daughters. His hobbies include walking the dog and emigrating to places.