The first downloadable content is now available for Far Cry 6 and it is a literal game-changer.
For the first time in the history of the franchise, you will be able to play the game as Vaas Montenegro, the iconic villain from Far Cry 3. Vaas was played in the original game by Michael Mando (Better Call Saul) who reprises his role for this new experience.
Vaas in Far Cry 3
Far Cry 3 was the game that changed the franchise for the better (for me). Vaas as a character was a truly unique and powerful video game villain and really set the bar for future Far Cry games. His disturbed mind makes the game play out like a horror movie. There’s the moment at the start of the game where Vaas kills your brother with a shot in the neck, then later tries to drown you and even burn you alive. His character is easily one of the most fearsome creations in video game history.
Vaas Insanity DLC Review
Vaas: Insanity lets players understand the motivations behind the character through intense action and storytelling. What leads Vaas down the path to insanity? What was it in his past, and who are the demons that haunt him throughout his story in the game.
You play as the character in what is classified as an FPS Roguelike game set in a dream-like sequence complete with flying sharks, reliving moments from your point of view and while there is a lot of action, there is also a lot of standing around watching the dream play out as a very psychotic and psychedelic story.
What I really like about this DLC is that it plays like a separate game rather than just extra missions added to the Far Cry 6 title. This is a really bold choice for an adventure that uses the engine of the mother game to give you a quality and lengthy piece of content (for the price). Essentially we are going to get 3 extra mini-games based on the villains.
Without giving too many spoilers away this game is kinda crazy, in that respect, it really lives up to its name “Insanity” and is a true reflection of the mind of the title character Vaas. Expect a very visually different game to when you were playing Far Cry 6. Even though the parts are the same it’s like someone took to the canvas with a crazy brush and has plenty of throwbacks to Far Cry 3 where we first met the character.
Collecting gear is a great aspect of any roguelike game and in this DLC you’ll find that the gear upgrades actually feel more organic than the base Far Cry 6 game. Collecting and upgrading will take a few run-throughs of the game giving it some replayability even if not much changes each time.
This is a great game if you are familiar with the history of Far Cry, if 6 is your first Far Cry game I don’t think this will be of much benefit to you outside the fact that you can gain some cool extras from playing it like the full set of Vaas gear that transfers back to your Far Cry 6 game.
Where to get Vaas Insanity
The DLC is available digitally for A$22.95RRP but is also included in the Far Cry 6 Season Pass. That pass is well worth the price of admission as upcoming DLC includes looks at other iconic villains like Pagan Min and Joseph Seed as well as some special content featuring action superstar Danny Trejo which some people were lucky enough to get a first glimpse at when it accidentally released early and then was quickly pulled. There is also a special piece of DLC coming in December for fans of Blood Dragon.
For my full review of Far Cry 6 go to: A Far Cry From Its Origins – Far Cry 6 PS5 Review