We are now finished with the red and yellow tiers; the only ones left are the green tiers. In this post, I’ll be looking back over the games I’ve awarded a 7/10. The key difference between this tier and the one directly preceding it concerns my stance when asked whether or not I’d recommend a game. A 6/10 is a game I would have some reservations about recommending even if I think it’s technically good overall. There are no such reservations from this point onward; these are all games that were able to earn my seal of approval.
Funnily enough, the conclusion of this particular post will take us to the exact halfway point of my list. It’s fitting because a 5/10 signifies that I could go either way when asked if I recommend a game. In the end, I feel that whether or not the reader should check any of the following games is a decision they themselves must make. They have a lot of qualities worth praising, yet you have to wade through a lot of annoyance before their true value begins to shine.
Created by Ubisoft, Far Cry 4 was originally released in 2014 across various platforms. The series is a thematic one, meaning that other than a few reoccurring ideas and throwaway lines, it has no storyline connections with the games that came before it. The setting is much different from the previous three games as well; rather than taking place in a tropical climate, Far Cry 4 is set in a mountainous region. Owing to the success of Far Cry 3, this game wound up being the series’ fastest-selling installment, selling seven million copies a little over a month after its release date.
Far Cry 3 was originally released in 2012 across multiple platforms. It was created by Ubisoft, the company behind Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Beyond Good & Evil, the Assassin’s Creed series, and many other notable games. Despite being the third entry in the series, this game features a plot unconnected with its predecessors. Far Cry is a thematic series – that is, the installments feature reoccurring ideas rather than following a single story or group of characters. One of the themes prevalent throughout the series is the idea of an outside force invading a paradise and turning it into hell on Earth for its native inhabitants.