- 13 Aug 18
The latest games, app and gadgets with Pavel Barter
Ubisoft's open world shooter, set in the cult-infested pastures of Montana, brings rednecks to the Red Planet with its latest add-on mission. You play a hillbilly who ends up on Mars where his pal Nick has been reduced to a floating head. Your mission is to find Nick's body parts and save earth from an alien invasion. Where's Elon Musk when you need him?
Far Cry games have a history of whimsical add-on missions. The third edition in the open world shooter featured Blood Dragon, a '70 kung fu action story. Far Cry 4 took us to the Valley of the Yetis. This edition is like a '50s B-movie without the Communist subtexts. Hop around a barren map, blasting space crabs with an exotic arsenal that includes a Blaster of Disaster and Nut Grabber. It's a cross between Starship Troopers, Mars Attacks, and cult creature feature Tremors. A jetpack offers Zero G giggles, but the repetitive grind of shooting and climbing left us longing for terra firma.