Discovering Pandora's Hidden Gems In Ubisoft's latest: Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora Review

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is a dream come true for those who thrive in expansive worlds filled with quests, discoveries, and interactive wonders. Regardless of your feelings towards James Cameron's film series or think this just may be a "blue Far Cry game", Ubisoft Toronto has made this game transform Pandora into a captivating playground, faithfully replicating its magical flora and fauna. The visuals are so stunning that focusing on gameplay becomes a delightful challenge, tempting you to indulge in photo mode repeatedly.

As you dive into the primary campaign, assuming the role of a Na'vi with a compelling backstory, the game gradually captivates you. Lush landscapes and diverse environments contribute to an enchanting experience, turning Pandora into an invitation to explore, filled with surprises at every turn – from new species to hidden hideouts and enemy camps, ensuring a dynamic and engaging journey.

Combat takes center stage, initially proving challenging and pushing players towards an aggressive approach. Fortunately, as the game progresses, better gear and weapons become available, offering a more balanced combat experience. Sneaking into enemy outposts for strategic vantage points and employing a mighty longbow adds a layer of fun, providing a refreshing alternative to the frenetic pace of battle.

In Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, character progression is closely tied to the gear you equip, departing from traditional leveling systems. Skill points accumulate, and your overall level increases as you spend them on better equipment. The player is responsible for ensuring a well-equipped loadout, either through discovery or crafting. Although the initial pace might feel slow, the campaign introduces abundant gear, maintaining a steady stream of upgrades.

Beyond combat, the game offers quieter moments that shine brightly. Memorable set pieces, like acquiring an ikran (a flying mount), stand out, accompanied by a thrilling orchestral soundtrack. Soaring through Pandora's skies becomes an exhilarating experience, showcasing the game's stunning visuals.

For fans of Ubisoft's open-world formula, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora doesn't reinvent the wheel, and that's perfectly fine. The allure of Pandora, coupled with epic set pieces, an engaging story, and diverse side content, makes this game a quintessential open-world adventure. Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora awaits if you're ready to lose yourself in a breathtaking world that begs to be explored. Having tested the game both PC , rest assured that performance remains impressive, delivering a polished and captivating experience for all. I'm giving this one a 7.5/10.

You can grab your copy of Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Series S, Amazon Luna, Microsoft Windows.