How the Hauntingly Beautiful FAR: Changing Tides Builds on the Original
Continuing where the indie darling, FAR: Lone Sails, left off, Okomotive is adding more open-ended levels, a new ship, and is taking players under the waters of its breathtaking post-apocalyptic landscape.
As opposed to the sailed land machines of the original, FAR: Changing Tides switches things up with an ocean fairing vessel. Players familiar with the original ship will have an all-new set of modular components to get working together to keep their ship running, making sure to open sails when necessary, keep the engine’s fire hot, and having fuel always at the ready.
Explore New Possibilties
In addition to just a change of scenery and vehicles, lead designer and co-founder, Don Schmocker, comments, “Adding a submersible feature to the FAR universe felt like a natural progression for the series, allowing players to explore the ruins beneath, instead of just sailing above them.” When not rushing about to keep your engine going, Far: Changing tides has a slew of thoughtful and often physics-based puzzles in the vein of side-scrolling classics like Limbo.
The sequel promises more information about the protagonist, Toe, and the flooded civilization they left behind. The original left many unanswered questions among the decaying detritus that littered its barren and abandoned landscape that players might find answers to in the sequel.
What is FAR: Changing Tides?
FAR: Changing Tides is a post-apocalyptic cinematic puzzle platformer, with gameplay shifting between a series of tasks and scavenging to keep your vehicle running with additional physics-based puzzles and obstacles to overcome. Here is a shortlist of what to expect with this follow-up.
A new submersible vehicle
Levels with newly added verticality
Exploration through the sunken civilizations of Toe’s world
Minimalistic and soothing visuals and sound
Release Date and Platforms
FAR: Changing Tides is coming to Xbox Series X and S, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Switch, Steam, and Epic Store in early 2022.