A bite-sized adventure, FAR, or as I like to call it, Limbo but instead of a dead boy you’re a train (their title is much better), is the perfect Journey-like experience for anyone looking to pick up a game and enjoy the beautiful experience it hopes to deliver in just an afternoon. While some may have already experienced FAR when it released on PC last year, the game now hopes to find a new audience as it makes its way to the PS4 and let’s be honest, with a much more civilized group of gamers existing in the console market, I can only assume that FAR will become an instant classic once it hits the PSN store. We’re not worrying about restarting our mega-pixels drives here, instead, the console life is all about finding a good game and enjoying it like a civilized person would enjoy a good 5 pound block of cheese. Is Far, the 5 pound block cheese you’ve been looking for? Well, there’s only one to find out. So start burning boxes and get your steam engines up and running and go find what’s waiting for you in the world of Far: Lone Sails.
As I said, Far has been out on PC for a while now so thankfully there is already a list of reviews out there for this lesser known game. Sadly, this isn’t always the case for smaller titles once they release, but when there’s an opportunity, trust me, I’ll be taking full advantage of it. With a Metacritic score of 80, Far’s scores feature everything that from a perfect 10 all the way to a 2 1/2 out of 5. And if the reviews I have listed below still aren’t enough for you, there’s a great video from Giant Bomb featured underneath where the crew takes a quick look at the game.
GameGrin: 10/10 “A puzzle platformer about a journey through an atmospheric wasteland, this game is a pinnacle of design brilliance.”
GameInformer: 8.25/10 “Far: Lone Sails is the kind of game that sticks with you after seeing credits. It delivers a fascinating mystery in a strange land with engaging puzzles, and couples that with a relationship between the player and their oversized mode of transportation. A few areas lack polish and some of the physics felt off here and there, but none of that stopped the story from engaging me in a big way.”
Slant: 2.5/5 “The game takes so much more than it gives, forgetting that a journey isn’t simply about the means of travel.”