The apocalypse world has always been one of the hottest topics used to develop countless games, with its devastating settings and the use of special colors, making the world sad and lose its natural beauty. One of the games that applied the theme was FAR: Lone Sails, a slow-paced and apocalyptic platform adventure game in which the world is set. At that time, the world had become devastated because of the sun’s radiation; the entire sea surface was evaporated, leaving behind endless and dangerous deserts. But the human race has not given up the chance of survival and managed to adapt to such a harsh environment, thanks to a special object called Vessels. With them, humans can go everywhere, rebuild civilization, and survive in a barren land.
A GAMEPLAY FULL OF RELAXATION AND JOY
Most other post-apocalyptic games have fierce and fast-paced gameplay, but everything is different in FAR. Its gameplay is slow-paced and emphasizes the relaxing factor for players to admire an apocalyptic world’s beauty. Also, players will have to operate and live in the Vessels, travel with them through the vast deserts, and search for new settlement areas. FAR has a survival and combat element, but they appear randomly, and the player must constantly collect seabed materials to upgrade Vessels. The game does not cause players to raise their guard or constantly fight to survive, but instead, they can lean back and enjoy the sceneries. Players also have to interact with the world and meet with survivors to progress with the storyline and have a better life.
A BEAUTIFUL BUT FRIGID APOCALYPTIC WORLD
FAR has slow-paced gameplay suitable for those looking for endless relaxation, but its world is at the heart of this game. Most people think the post-apocalyptic world is ruined and ugly, giving a bad impression of wars. But the world of FAR is completely different, as the whole sea and topography are transformed by the sun’s radiation, leaving a vast and endless desert with no signs of civilization intelligence. The game uses simple and post-apocalyptic colors and depicts a beautiful world but chilly even though it is an endless desert. It can be said that this game is a symbol of loneliness; everything is lonely and desolate, even only the player runs Vessel.
TRAVEL ENDLESSLY TO DISCOVER THE UNEXPECTED
The gameplay mechanism of the game is simple and not too fussy; that is, the player will have to control the Vessel moving in a vast desert. The player’s journey is endless, and they can find new things to relax. Along the way will also appear elements such as terrain, obstacles, enemies, habitat, and more; almost everything can be interacted with for players to exploit their content. Players can even trade with other survivors for materials or items needed for their travels.
EXPAND, UPGRADE, AND DEVELOP YOUR VESSEL
The gameplay and storyline of the game will revolve around The Vessel, and it’s only, so many impressive functions and elements will appear for players to interact with The Vessel. Players can upgrade, evolve, change, design, and do the things they like with The Vessel for better performance and greater mobility. The Vessel is like the only home that the player can trust, but at the same time, must protect and upgrade its combat system. There will be surprises along the way, and players must always do their best for The Vessel.
INTRIGUING PUZZLE AND FASCINATING MINI-GAMES
The relaxing gameplay of FAR is not only about giving players the best experience of a lonely world, but it will also bring them many things for fun. Elements like puzzles and mini-games will be covered in the gameplay, and players can find them almost anywhere in the world. Mini-games will have many attractive rewards for The Vessel, while puzzles are obstacles and must be completed to continue with the journey.
WELL-OPTIMIZED GRAPHICS AND BEAUTIFUL SOUNDS
Besides the graphics and atmosphere of the game, the graphics are also a highlight that makes players interested in the game and always wants to look for new factors. FAR has a realistic 3D graphics engine, perfect lighting effects, and a great sound system. Although the game belongs to the side-scrolling platform genre, its 3D graphics give players a different sense of the game’s world-building capabilities.
FAR: Lone Sails is a game that does not have the same dramatic and fierce elements as other fast-paced games. Instead, it tends to be relaxing and gentle, giving players impressive moments with an apocalyptic world. Not only the Earth’s surface, but players will also discover the seabed surface formed by countless cliff and ravine.