While 2023 has already delivered some fantastic games that will be played for many more years, it has not run out of gas just yet. With a few more blockbusters like Modern Warfare 3 and Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora yet to arrive, 2023 will go down as one of the best years of gaming.
In the latter’s case, Ubisoft has recently released a number of previews. Apart from the PC system requirements, outlets have shared their first impressions, and it seems the game did not fail to impress the media.
Why it matters: The Avatar franchise is one of the biggest properties in the film industry, so it is exciting to see its modern debut in the gaming industry.
Most of the impressions so far have been positive, as the game looks beautiful and offers a gigantic open world that players can get lost in.
While outlets have enjoyed many parts of the game, Ubisoft’s focus on open-world elements has been the most talked about. The world of Pandora is vast and varied, encouraging exploration at each step.
Prior to release, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora was expected to follow the Far Cry formula of hunting, crafting, and liberating outposts very closely, but the impressions have laid all doubts to rest.
Outlets have pointed out that this comparison is a disservice to Massive Entertainment’s incredible work on the Avatar game. On the contrary, the game appears to care little about hand-holding, letting players loose in the world immediately.
This, according to some outlets, was a problem since many players were unable to navigate the game without assistance or several minutes of head-scratching exploration.
We are glad to see this reception for the Avatar game since it has the tall order of living up to its film counterparts.
Ubisoft had already tried its hand at an Avatar game in 2009, but the studio did not find the success it was looking for. Fourteen years later, the publisher is back, hoping to redeem itself through Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora.
With December just one month away, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is closer than ever. The game is scheduled to arrive on 7 December, hoping to immerse players in this magical universe from James Cameron.
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