I loved the heck out of Far Cry 4. It may not have had quite as crazy and overarching a story as the previous one, but it felt quite a bit more cohesive and coherent. And aside from those blasted eagles, I liked pretty much everything about it. Well, except for its last DLC, the Escape from Durgesh prison. That was a single mode, separate from the main game that added an arcade-like time trail to everything. It was not worth the asking price. Hopefully, the next DLC, Valley of the Yetis, makes up for it.
It’s out on 10 March, and has you interacting with a mysterious mountain cult, and abominable snowmen. It’s got an interesting mechanic inspired by games like Minecraft and Don’t Starve, where you have to defend your base camp at night.
Your helicopter has crashed on an unforgiving Himalayan ridge. Explore the frozen landscape and capture, upgrade, and protect your camp from a mysterious cult. You are not alone, but will you survive? In the darkest caves, The Awakened Ones stalk their prey…
Capture the camp to survive in the valley and fight this cult that will try to regain control at night.
NEW OPEN WORLD
Explore and survive the new beautiful and majestic landscape of Kyrat at the top of the Himalayas.
DEFEND AND UPGRADE YOUR CAMP
Once you capture the camp, this location will become your safe house. Fortify your camp by completing side quests during the day, and defend it from waves of attackers at night.
UNCOVER THE MYSTERY
A mysterious cult inhabits this valley and now hides a secret based on old legends. Discover the secret behind the cult of The Awakened Ones, and survive the yetis.
It seems a little more interesting than that Durgesh Prison nonsense – and I’m looking for a good excuse to head back to Kyrat. Here’s a trailer.
And now, here’s the trailer for Valley of the Yetis.
Last Updated: February 27, 2015