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Ubisoft's Avatar game is an absolute blast, fans agree

Ubisoft's Avatar game is an absolute blast, fans agree

It looks like Ubisoft's Avatar game is another surprise hit in 2023

I’m usually very wary when it comes to video games based on movies and before the release of Ubisoft’s Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, I was very sceptical indeed.

Developed by The Division studio as well as the upcoming Star Wars Outlaws with Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora being set roughly eight years after the events of the first Avatar movie, it’s given Massive Entertainment creative freedom to develop a game with its own story to tell while being set in the same movie universe.

Check out the Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora trailer below!

To be honest, before I got a chance to play Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, I was indeed sceptical, however, I’m glad to say this game is proving my doubts wrong, and it's proving to be more than just a Far Cry reskin. However, it does remind me a lot of Far Cry Primal, but in a good way. Sure, the first few hours take a while to get going, but the new Avatar game makes putting down the control pad a difficult task and it seems that fans are having an absolute blast with the title.

“I’m pleasantly surprised I'm having a blast with Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora,” announced Redditor Strange Music on the thread. “I wasn't expecting this game to hook me as hard as Far Cry 3 and Far Cry Primal did, but here we are. If you're a fan of Primal this is likely as close to a sequel as we'll get. Pandora looks gorgeous, too.”

“Yeah, it’s pretty fun. The world is stunning. Tip for anyone else playing, try turning the quest navigation off in the settings from Guided to Exploration,” replied the brilliantly named PoopyMcFartButt. “It makes the quests more enjoyable by actually having to figure out where to go.”

“I’ve been playing co-op with my girlfriend and we have had a lot of fun. We also enjoy the movies,” said Dipkota. To be fair, I’m also looking forward to eventually playing Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora with my son soon.

“I disagree with people saying it’s just a Far Cry game, I feel like that’s reductive to what this game is. Sure, it’s an open-world shooter with a weapon wheel, that’s about where the comparisons end and for me, honestly, Horizon is closer to Far Cry than Avatar is, exclaimed zenithzinger. “Pandora in my opinion is very much an immersive sim set in the Avatar world. It makes you feel like a hunter-gatherer learning how to thrive in your environment, I absolutely love it.”

I’m currently in the process of reviewing Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora and I’m glad to say that it’s a game well worth checking out, especially if you’re a fan of the James Cameron movies. Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is out now on PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.

Featured Image Credit: Ubisoft

Topics: TV And Film, Ubisoft, PC, PlayStation, Xbox