Genre: Action, Adventure, Shooter
Release Date: 03/27/2018
ESRB Rating: M
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Platform Reviewed On: PlayStation 4
Additional Platforms: Xbox One, PC
Initial Thoughts: Ubisoft has had great games. From the Assassins Creed series to the franchises they own such as The Crew, The Division and Rabbids when they put out a game I usually take a look and see what they are putting. So now we enter Far Cry. I had never played a Far Cry game before so for me to just jump right in it I was pretty hesitant. I saw some game play on IGN one day and I figured this game looked pretty good. So I would give it go. I can say I’m more than just impressed. I’m blown away by how this game was developed, how the gameplay is, and how the story is told. One word can describe it all. AMAZING!
Description: I’m going to do my best to tell you about the game without giving away all the details. There may be some spoilers here and there but I’ll give a general description for the most part. Far Cry 5 is a first person shooter action adventure game. And each of the games are their own stories meaning you don’t need to play the previous games to understand what the story is. The story here is in the fictional Hope County Montana. If you Google it there is a website made for it. Check it out. The setting is all based on the Southern West region of Montana. The main antagonists is a preacher named Joseph Seed and his cult which is called Project at Eden’s Gate. People not in this cult refer to them as Peggies. Joseph and this cult have taken over the town and it’s gotten to the point where the people in the town can’t reach for any outside help. The cultists refer to Joseph as the father. Along side him are his three siblings John, Jacob, and Faith. Each of them control a region of Hope County and eliminating each one will get you one step to closer to a final confrontation with Joseph. The character you will be controlling is a rookie sheriff deputy. You customize the character to make them look the way you want. People will either call you deputy or rook (short for rookie I’m guessing). After the events that happen at the beginning of the game you have to go into each of the regions and get the locals or resistance to help you out. You do story missions, liberate cult outposts, destroy properties, and saving civilians are some of the ways to get resistance points. Once your resistance points get to a certain number for that region you have a final encounter with the sibling of that region. Along the way you get perk points that you can use to unlock certain perks. Want an extra sidekick on your team, want to carry more weapons, or ammo then unlock the perk that you think will help you the most. Also each region has specialists that you can unlock and have by your side if you help them. Some of them are animals. Imagine having a bear by your side while you are in combat. Your enemies will be running for their lives. You can also earn and loot for money and buy rides, upgrade your weapons with a cool skin, buy more gear for your character, and so much more. There’s a whole lot to do in this game. The content of the game doesn’t disappoint at all. As for Far Cry 5 Arcade Mode! Uhhhh….. you can try that out and let me know what you think of it.
Final Thoughts: For this being the first Far Cry game I ever played I can say I was blown away. I wonder why didn’t I start playing these games sooner. This kind of makes me want to play Far Cry 3 Classic Edition. Maybe I should’ve gotten the season pass.
My Score: I give this game a 9/10. I highly recommend picking this one up especially if you are into first person shooters and looking for a good story to go along with it. Great open world adventure game.
Music: Most of the music is copyrighted. A lot of old country, 50’s music, classic rock. I’m not familiar with a lot of these artists. I’m just being honest. There is also original music. I guess you would call it cult music or Peggie music. “Let The Water Wash Away Your Sins” is pretty catchy. Here’s a link to soundtrack page.
Video Gameplay Footage: Coming soon! Please check back!
Did any of you guys out there pick up Far Cry 5? Care to pick it up? Are you gonna pick it up after reading this review? Let me know in the comments below. As always blogging live to you and yours! It’s your boy TWOTALL4UFOOL. Remember that TOGETHER EVERYONE ACHIEVES MORE! THANKS FOR READING. MORE GAME REVIEWS TO COME!
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I had a lot of fun with Far Cry 5. I’d played 2, 3, and Primal, and whilst 5 wasn’t quite as good as 2, I appreciated the fact that it had streamlined a lot of the mechanics. No more dealing with towers to reveal the map. No more collecting 6 rat bollocks to craft a new ammo pouch. You find activities by exploring and speaking to people! Perks come from unlocks!
The gunplay is as solid as ever, but hasn’t really changed much over the years. It’s a damn solid game though. Glad you had fun with it!
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