Postcards From Montana
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft Toronto
Platform: PC, PS4, Xbox One
Ubisoft needed an upgrade. A new story and a good new location apart from the jungles of South America and Asia to keep this franchise exciting and interesting. After the mixed reviews of Fallcry 4 and Fallcry Primal, Ubisoft decided to start from scratch and bring a breath of fresh air by bringing new environments, storyline and decisions that can make even the most persnickety gamers to their knees. That’s where this new chapter of this series starts with fireworks.
This new Fallcry series set in location on a fictional town named Hope Country in the vast mountain settings in Montana, were you, as the rookie investigates a growing but dangerous religious doomsday cult that is planning their own domination in the region. But they’re not willing to give up without a fight, the Eden’s Gate as they called, is governed by the Seed family, which consists of the charismatic but ruthless preacher, Joseph Seed along with his siblings, John and Jacob along with Faith they control different regions in Hope County and players have to gain their attention by destroying and conquering any properties they have in order to gain reputation. Also, gamers can engage in interesting side quests by meeting peculiar and funny characters as well as hunting and fishing if you get burned out of fighting. And if you can’t fight on your own, you can be able to hire back ups which is very essential in missions and side quests.
Dunia engine is in this case upgraded to the point that the fauna/floral of Montana, seems cautiously detailed and the characters in the game are very perfectly detailed from their gestures to their lip sync. Although you might seems a minimal amount of glitches, this game is near perfect and simplicity.
There has been a few changes in the game including you can have back-ups, you also can upgrade yourself by gaining perk points, search for treasures, hunting and fishing for money. So no more upgrading by gaining animal skins, now you can pay it cash. The combat system however is a slight improvement and pretty fun actually.
Overall, this is one of the most anticipated games of 2018 even thought it was postponed once, it was very worth the wait. Well done Ubisoft!
Graphics: 5 out of 5
Gameplay: 4 out of 5
Combat System: 4 out of 5