What Sets the Far Cry 6 Resolver Crafting System Apart From All Others
With crafting systems seemingly a part of almost every game out there nowadays, it may be difficult to imagine how any title could implement a crafting system that doesn’t feel forced, tired and overused. Luckily for us all, nothing could be further from the truth. The Far Cry 6 Resolver crafting system provides us with exactly that – a breath of fresh air into a stale mechanic that has become more of a pre-requisite than an asset.
Now, the core system itself is nothing special or overly complex. You gather components, go to a workbench, select your weapon and then upgrade it with attachments that you gradually unlock as you progress through the game. Like I said, nothing inherently unique in that process. In fact, if we left it there, it might seem precisely like the cookie-cutter crafting mechanic we just agreed was stale and overused.
What really sets the Resolver system apart is the history behind it. This is one of the few times in recent memory that a game has given us an emotional and believable story behind its crafting scheme. We aren’t professional operators tweaking our special ops arsenal with governmental carte blanche. We are resistance fighters in a struggling nation, caught between international trade sanctions and a ruthless dictator, trying to make the most of what we have.
In Juan Cortez’s words, we are ‘inflicting chaos with everything we got’. To me, this is a much richer background than even Far Cry New Dawn, where components are similarly scavenged from the post-apocalyptic world. The combination of desperation and determination is inherent in all that the Libertad do. Nowhere is it more evident than the devastating ingenuity offered by the Resolver system, especially with the Supremos – ultra-powerful weapons with long cooldowns that recharge over time.
Yes, the Supremo cooldown can be recharged by killing enemies, and we must suspend disbelief slightly here, but overall the backstory of these guerillas trying to save their home from certain ruin and complete dictatorial rule is perhaps one of the most relatable and real emotional experiences we have had in a long time.