Far Cry 6: Vaas Insanity

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Based on 19 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

75

Top Critic Average

50%

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8 / 10.0
Nov 18, 2021

I’m not sure I’ll go back to beat it on all five Mind Level difficulty tiers (twice is enough for now), especially with more DLC packs on the way. But I am pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed Vaas: Insanity, and I hope I feel the same about Far Cry 6‘s next two villain stories. I’d give it a nod even if you don’t always mesh well with roguelites. Because it doesn’t outstay its welcome, the format works well for Far Cry. A lack of true variety hurts the long-term appeal after the first successful run, but that first win is exciting.

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75 / 100
Nov 15, 2021

‎We must recognize the first great DLC of Far Cry 6 the effort to offer something different, and from the eyes of one of its most remembered villains. The roguelite mechanics fit well, although you may not like everyone because of the repetition and difficulty. Its small world and little variety situations make it feel like a missed opportunity.‎

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7 / 10.0
Nov 15, 2021

The roguelite experiment is appreciable because it offers a demanding and satisfying challenge. Unfortunately, the lack of general variety and the poor in-depth narrative component are two significant burdens, and they are not the only ones.

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9 / 10.0
Nov 15, 2021

Far Cry 6 Vaas: Insanity sees Ubisoft tackle the roguelike genre, allowing players to play as the iconic villain in a great expansion.

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8 / 10
Nov 15, 2021

Far Cry 6 Vaas: Insanity provides a deeper and more nuanced look at a troubled character. Unfortunately, it has a fairly restrictive rogue-lite system if you're pressed for time. Worse, there's not a lot to look forward to after your initial clear.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 15, 2021

Rather than continuing the story of guerillas in Yara, Far Cry 6 Vaas: Insanity offers a tight little roguelite centered on the villain of Far Cry 3. Stripping the franchise down to its core of exploration and shooting, this DLC could stand alone as its own small but satisfying game.

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7.7 / 10.0
Nov 22, 2021

‎"‎‎Have I ever told you what the definition of insanity is?‎‎" The name of the analysis says it all, we are facing a DLC of madness. An island full of delusions with more or less interesting challenges and with a challenging difficulty. But it's not all the smell of roses, a first attempt at roguelike that didn't go as expected, a poorly balanced gunplay, but with a promising foundation for future Far Cry 6 expansions.‎

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6.7 / 10.0
Nov 15, 2021

Given the redundancy of the activities and the scarce variety of situations, Insanity will offer a good amount of hours of play only to those who will be moved by the desire to improve their records or to those players dedicated to completism. Everyone else will find themselves in front of a more compelling experience on the artistic side than on the strictly playful one. Anyone who has experienced Jason's epic in Far Cry 3, however, will certainly have an extra incentive to explore Vaas' insane mind.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 15, 2021

All in all, Vaas: Insanity paves the way for some stellar downloadable content for Far Cry 6 that is already more conceptually interesting than anything in Far Cry 5. Vaas' experience, while perhaps telling us a little bit too much about the ambiguous villain, co-opts the idea of a rogue-like competently to offer a new twist on the formula, but lead by a familiar face.

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6.8 / 10.0
Nov 15, 2021

The DLC succeeds in bringing players into the Vaas' perspective.

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Unscored
Nov 15, 2021

Vaas DLC is a more of the same that fails to deliver something new to the well known Far Cry formula.

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6 / 10.0
Nov 24, 2021

Roguelike and Far Cry's reunion is more successful than thought. But a DLC alone is high, its content is low. If you don't have a Season Pass, it doesn't make sense to buy it before all three additional packages arrive.

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8.1 / 10.0
Nov 15, 2021

Far Cry 6: Vaas Insanity is the additional content that undoubtedly needed to be added in Far Cry 6, a DLC to which little else can be added and that, although its gameplay may seem repetitive on several occasions, the challenge in general that is presented to us is perfect to challenge ourselves as players while navigating the mind of Vaas Montenegro and fighting its demons.‎

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Unscored
Nov 15, 2021

Ironically, despite trying to plow a very different furrow to the base game, that same rule applies to the Vaas: Insanity DLC that many folks use for Far Cry games in general. If you enjoy the combat then you will enjoy this. While it is interesting to see Far Cry explored through the lens of a roguelike, it all adds up to little more than a few hours of reasonably repetitive entertainment which is unlikely to bring any new players into the Far Cry fold.

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Nov 18, 2021

At the very least, Vaas: Insanity succeeds more than Far Cry 6 proper at moving the franchise forward. By the same token, sanding off the hard edges of a character conceived in a much different world could sever the last few connections to Far Cry's glorious past. The DLC's roguelike structure feels novel but incomplete, another ultimately unsuccessful attempt at mixing things up after Far Cry: New Dawn's RPG elements and Far Cry 5's DLC adventures into new genres. If Ubisoft can do a better job of recapturing the spirit of its other two antagonists in the rest of Far Cry 6's season pass (or in the recently rumored Vaas film project) franchise fans may finally have something to celebrate in 2021.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 17, 2021

The only regret is that Vaas: Insanity was not equipped with any co-op mode, although even without it it is a surprisingly successful addition, with which I had much more fun than with Far Cry 6.

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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 16, 2021

Vaas Insanity utilizes a new genre and a whole new artistic design that goes well with the madness of its protagonist and offers a totally new kind of Far Cary experience that you should definitely check out.

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9 / 10.0
Nov 15, 2021

Overall, Vaas: Insanity is an excellent first DLC for Far Cry 6. The look into the chaos of Vaas’ mind is a really interesting one, and the gameplay loop is as intriguing as it is challenging. It can be fun solo or with friends, and is absolutely worth taking the time to check out.

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