Far Cry New Dawn, the last release of Ubisoft's Far Cry series, is open several years after the apocalyptic nuclear event that ended Far Cry 5. Hope County, Montana, was almost destroyed, but a group of ruined survivors wants to rebuild. Your job is to help them by recovering supplies, developing the settlement of prosperity and fighting against the perverts of highways that terrorize the population.
It is possible to play Far Cry New Dawn in dad mode (that is to say avoid the most egregious violence in favor of more peaceful play activities in front of children), but it's not easy. It is rated "M" and, unlike some open world games, a violent confrontation is built into every aspect of the gaming experience. But if you do not mind occasionally sending your kids out of the room for to lure fools, there are a ton of child-friendly and non-violent activities in this game.
A post-apocalypse life affirmed
New Dawn's the open world post-bomb is really lush. Unlike the dark urban hell and littered with games rubble like Fallout 4, Hope County is full of sunrays, plants and vibrant neon flowers; apparently, the bombs were good for flora and fauna.
There are no wandering zombies or super-mutants that can bother you during your trip. The overall appearance of the game will not make your child fear the crazy idea that things will go wrong after the fall of nuclear bombs.
Even if the decor alone will probably not disturb the impressionable youth, the action could. In keeping with the "crazy shit can explode at any time" ethos of the Far Cry series, enemies appear at random and often show up. You can not reason with them, or even run away most of the time, so you have to kill or be killed.
If you play with a child in the room, you will shout "cover your eyes" and run regularly for the mute button. Even after completing the game, having completely redeveloped the colony and defeated the boss's villains, road bandits regularly seem to spoil your serenity (where do they even sleep?). As for the benefits, the eliminations of the game are not excessive or bloody, with the exception of stealth assassinations.
Fishing: the friend of parents-players everywhere
New Dawn's Fishing system is pretty basic. First, you earn a few points for a fishing rod, then you dive your line in the water and you start to unwind. You do not have to worry about baits, technique or improving your fishing rod.
There are six types of fish to catch, and winning them all wins an achievement or a trophy. The fish can also be exchanged for valuables, so it's a good reason to play in the old fishing hole for a while.
Of course, road users have no respect for angling and will attack you randomly while fishing. I have not found a place where it is "safe" to fish, even after the end of the main game. So beware
Let's go hunting
The Apocalypse shook the wildlife of New Dawn, but not in a terrifying way – so, if you're cool with your children exposed to hunting in general, New Dawn's Animals will probably not be more disturbing than other video game prey.
To find hunting grounds for animals, you can either buy a map from a vendor, or simply explore Hope County, where you'll encounter signs indicating the habitats of various animals, including 'monstrous' animals. "Tough a lot of bullets, but can be used to make high-end weapons.
Like his fishing system – and the rest of the game – hunt in New dawn is stripped and basic: point your weapon at an animal and shoot it until it dies. Then grab the skin and swap it for duct tape or gears to build cars and guns. Unlike the difficult hunting in Red Dead Redemptionyou do not have to use the right weapon on specific animals, and you will not have to worry about killing properly anymore. You will always have exchangeable skins, unless you explode the animals with a grenade or you do not light them.
There is an advantage that increases your hunting ability and one of your companions is your best hunting friend. The wooden dog marks enemies and animals, which greatly facilitates the hunt, so bring this best boy with you. Plus, you can ride with Timber in the side-car of your bike, and it's adorable, as you can see in the screenshot above.
Which child does not like a treasure hunt? Before the bombs fall, various survivors and troublemakers have left caches of supplies in the landscape, and if you follow the clues and solve puzzles, you can take them.
There are ten treasures in total and each provides a ton of valuable supplies for the craft industry. To find them, talk to the survivors or buy a map to find the places. You even get a trophy / achievement to solve them all. But again, sometimes the starting point for treasure quests is guarded by violent thugs that you have to kill.
One of the first secondary missions of New dawn begins with the discovery of a box of nine pre-bomb photographs. Your job is to find the location where each photo was taken. This is the kind of quest that you must follow as you play the missions or totally neglect until you have already defeated the game and want to have 100%. If you are in this last camp, you can buy a card from a vendor, board a helicopter and navigate to each location with your child at your side, taking pictures of Hope's various landmarks.
Hidden Music Players
Someone has hidden 10 music players in Hope County, and if you find them all, you will be rewarded with a feat and new tunes to play on the survivors radio as you travel through the apocalypse. post.
Gentiles prefer to listen to old favorites like Herman's Hermits, while villains love hip-hop in the style of Run The Jewels. (There is no taste account.) This is an excellent treasure hunt for children, as long as you know that passers-by are watching many places.
Run like crazy
It's not an "official" activity, but walking around Hope County, crushing trees, finding cool jumps and having spectacular wrecks is a pleasure, especially once you've strengthened your skills, Mad Max-style vehicles.
Make sure to bring one of your companions. I recommend Nana, an elderly person who distributes the same wisdom and deadly fire of snipers. In the screenshot above, Nana and I jump over a canyon in our unicorn trike. That's how we do it.
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