‘Far Cry Primal’ and the Compromise Between Sequels and New IPs

Announced yesterday, Far Cry Primal seems, on the face of it, something of a dare. It's a Far Cry without the characterizing guns or all-terrain vehicles, or their jocular collaboration; a first-person shooter where one's bullet is a spear, and one's gun is...well, oneself. Its Mesolithic backdrop—in which, for humans, marrow was as elemental as water and fire—is one seldom seen in the medium, and it may be estranging [...]