I’ll admit I’m a little late to the party with Far Cry 6 as I just recently got into it, but I’m having a blast both figuratively and literally liberating the fictional land of Yara from tyranny. While the game released over a year ago, there’s still new DLC being released for it, with the latest one called Far Cry 6: Lost Between Worlds that mixes things up with some fun and interesting roguelite elements for fans and newcomers like myself.
Players will be happy to know you can dive into this DLC once you’re finished with the starting missions, aka once Dani gets access to the shoddy boat. From there you can select this DLC from the main menu and just dive into it. Things start off innocent enough as Dani is just chilling on the car when suddenly a small meteor-like object comes flying down out of nowhere.
Not taking any chances of it being some kind of attack as it head towards them, Dani shoots the flying object which explodes and kills Dani, but is later brought back to life by the interdimensional creature that was inside it named Fai. Thanks to Dani blowing up Fai’s transportation, the two are pulled into an interdimensional portal and will have to work together to collect five dimensional fragments scattered around these twisted locations called “Shards” to get both of them home.
This is where the roguelite fun comes into play, as each of these locations has two ways to enter them with you being able to pick whatever path you want. It doesn’t matter which one you choose as long as you’re able to get to the end and collect the fragment from the five locations.
You’ll also come across various weapons as you start each area to take on the weird looking aliens in these dimensions that look like twisted crystal people and animals from the Destiny games (which this DLC feels and looks so much like). These enemies also come in red and blue colors, and you’ll have to get used to the new mechanic of switching your weapon color to match that of the enemy as only red ones can be hurt with red weapons, and blue with blue.
The real interesting part of these new locations is how each of them contains a challenging theme, and you’ll have to solve small puzzles to reach them and while making your way through to shake up the standard run-and-gun gameplay from the main campaign that players are used to.
Some of the shards will have challenges like random lightning strikes that you’ll need to take cover from least you die and have to start all over again. Another location might have a moving and shifting maze you’ll have to work through, or another will be mostly water which will challenge you to manage your oxygen levels while in combat, and so on.
So those looking for some interesting, random challenges to keep them on their toes at all times won’t find a shortage of that here. As with the main game, the combat is fast and fluid, and the graphics and sounds are practically perfect as the HDR brought the colors and especially the bright explosions to life on my 4K TV while playing on the PlayStation 5. No matter what you play this on, you’re sure to have a sweet time blowing away crystal enemies.
Those who are enjoyed Far Cry 6 and want to keep the action going will definitely want to pick up Far Cry 6: Lost Between Worlds. While it doesn’t change much with the combat outside changing the weapon’s color, it does change up the gameplay and levels with loads of random, roguelike elements and some puzzles to keep you lost between these crystalized worlds for quite some time.