Something I’ve noticed with the Far Cry series at this point is that the whole frame: the new locale, the showy villain, the central conflict is how ancillary all of that is to the actual experience.
At least the recent Assassins games are the gaming equivalent of trash historical fiction that your dad reads on planes. There’s an inherent baseline of interest in how they’re going to do Ancient Greece. The frame is sufficient in those games to pique interest, whereas in Far Cry it’s often the thing I dread most about a new entry. ‘What dumb shit are they going to pull with this one?’
Far Cry 6 seems like it’s designed to be streamed. All the footage I’ve seen makes it seem like a clip factory, intended to sell copies based on streaming antics. It’ll do well, but it register negative interest from me.