The 2.5D side-scrolling adventure puzzle game, FAR: Lone Sails from Mixtvision and Okomotive, will launch on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 next month starting April 2nd, 2019. The game launched on Steam for PC last year in May of 0218 to a lot of positive reviews both from anti-gaming reviewers and actual hardcore gamers alike.
The appeal of FAR: Lone Sails was that it’s a post-apocalyptic game about journeying across the wastelands of a desolate Earth, repairing the rolling sailboat and upgrading its capabilities along the way, while also discovering the history of what the planet used to be before the apocalypse hit.
It’s a very thoughtful gameplay experience where you’ll have to work your fingers and tactically keep the motorized sailing ship moving and operating in some rather intense conditions. You’ll have to keep the engine temperature in check, you’ll have to keep the fuel supply going, and you’ll also have to gather up resources along the way.
Various aspects of the ship can be damaged, which will require you to keep it repaired while you deal with environmental hazards and dangerous locations, as well as violent storms that can absolutely wreck the ship. You’ll also have to work your way through some obstructions in order to upgrade the vessel to reach new locations and explore some of the mysteries of a bygone era.
The zen-like soundtrack and absolutely gorgeous art-style will definitely keep most gamers visually entrenched into the journey. It’s a unique little adventure-puzzle game that’s both graphically mesmerizing and tactically relaxing to play. There are definitely challenges but it’s not one of those games designed to endlessly frustrate you with stupidity and nonsense.
You can look to get your hands on the game starting April 2nd. It’s a shame it’s not coming to the Nintendo Switch because it seems like the perfect little gem for Nintendo’s hybrid that could.
You can learn more about FAR: Lone Sails by visiting the official website.