Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Far Cry from a Tropical Adventure

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Far Cry from a Tropical Adventure

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AN you believe it's March already? CAnd thank the gaming gods, for as well as (hopefully) bringing some warmer spring weather - March is also heralding the arrival of some lovely new games. Here, in all their glory, are five titles which should be on your radar this month.

Far Cry PriMal (Xbox One, PS4, PC; out now) FAR Cry ventures into the Stone Age for its latest outing. Sound strange? That's because it is...

Gone are the tropical rain forests, African savannahs and dystopian cities, to be replaced by woolly mammoths and sabretoothed tigers.

As the last survivor of your hunting group, you have to learn and adapt - gaining the skills to craft your own deadly arsenal of weapons to fend off the large and bitey mammals for whom you are now supper.

Early reviews are promising, with many praising developers Ubisoft Montreal for trying something different to refresh what had become a tired and frayed looking franchise.

THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: TWILIGHT PRINCESS HD (Wii U; out March 4) IT'S a big year for Zelda.

Just last week the franchise marked its 30th anniversary - and this week the tenth anniversary of Twilight Princess is celebrated as the game is released in glorious HD.

But the HD release is not just about making the game look prettier - there are a number of tweaks and sparkling new features which make parts of the game easier.

If you are a complete masochist then Tantatus has added a Hero Mode, which will prove a real challenge to even the most gifted Zelda player.

TOM CLANCY'S THE DIVISION (PS4, Xbox One, PC, out March 8) IT'S not out until Tuesday, but more than 6.4million players have already given The Division a whirl.

The game's open beta period ended last weekend, and it gained that number of players in just four days.

As a Division agent, you find yourself fighting the effects of a man-made pandemic - and caught up in the epic conspiracy of those behind it. …

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