Grand Theft Auto 5 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 is a masterwork for all the same reasons mentioned in our initial Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 review. Its world is a truly astonishing achievement in so many ways, and these two versions are now the best way to experience it, aside from the hobbled multiplayer matchmaking. If you missed GTA 5 earlier, it is absolutely a game that needs to be played. When it’s worth buying a second time is entirely dependent on whether you are interested in replaying the exact same game again — and only you can answer that. But I’m glad to have had an excuse to revisit it, and am happy to find it even more impressive than it was before.
My initial short glimpse indicated that Far Cry 5 is doing enough in the play section to receive its due focus on merit alone. I didn’t get to see a lot of the true game running through Hay’s enthusiastic pre-E3 Judges’ Week demonstration; it had been more tell than reveal for today, at least till E3. However, what I did see was just what I would want to see out of a new-gen Far Cry: a huge rural sprawl that’s every bit as stunning and enormous. Abnormal weapons such as pitchforks and chooses (set to predictably gruesome use from the gameplay snippets I watched). And my favourite new feature so much: puppies. Yes, now you can receive a canine pet that will assist you endure the wilds, and your puppy can’t just attack, but he may also pick up weapons from dead bodies and deliver them to you.
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