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Here's your first look at 'Far Cry 5'

By Shawn Knight ยท 22 replies
May 26, 2017
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  1. After nearly a week of teasing Ubisoft has published the official announcement trailer for Far Cry 5. As surmised from artwork shared earlier this week, the game’s plot involves a religious-based doomsday cult in a small town in what appears to be modern-day Montana.

    Ubisoft’s synopsis notes that your arrival has incited the cult to violently seize control of the region. Naturally, it’s up to you to “rise up” and “spark the fires of resistance” to liberate the besieged community.

    Gamers will be able to freely explore Hope County’s vast outdoor environment by land, air and sea (well, lake) using a variety of vehicles including helicopters, tanker trucks, seaplanes and ATVs. Wildlife is abundant, as are the choice of weapons you’ll have access to. In fact, Ubisoft says its latest features the largest customizable weapon and vehicle roster ever in a Far Cry game.

    Far Cry 5 is scheduled to arrive on February 27, 2018 although given Ubisoft’s penchant for delaying games, I’d be surprised if that date sticks.

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  2. Called it.
  3. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,016   +1,412

    Awesome. I'll be all over this one, for sure.
  4. Skjorn

    Skjorn TS Maniac Posts: 304   +167

    Finally maybe a radio station in FarCry that isn't a foreign speaker trying radio in English. Dam that radio in 4 is obnoxious.
    liammac002 and Panda218 like this.
  5. amstech

    amstech IT Overlord Posts: 2,052   +1,235

    Good, now I can get Primal for pennies and watch it terrorize my old 670 at 1080p.
  6. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 4,760   +3,181

    Hmmmmmm ..... this is a game? I thought it was a historical accounting of my little town ......
  7. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 2,060   +1,457

    I have never played any of the Far Cry games before, maybe I can give this one a shot.
  8. imronburgundy

    imronburgundy TS Enthusiast Posts: 28   +25

  9. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,285

    It looks and sounds alright so far but it's their new Assassins Creed I'm much more interested in.

    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 1,611   +721

    Pretty graphics... but doesn't look fun to me. Guess we'll see. Seems more like they want to paint a negative picture on certain groups of people (not that said group doesn't deserve it) and make a political statement rather than just make fun military shooters like they used to.

    The original Far Cry still holds a special place in my heart. And as far as I'm concerned the original one was the only one. FC2, should have been named something else. FC2 felt more like it deserved the title "Crysis". And Crysis felt more like a Far Cry game. Same problems with 3, 4, Primal, and now this one. None of them shuold have carried the Far Cry name.
    CrazyDave likes this.
  11. imronburgundy

    imronburgundy TS Enthusiast Posts: 28   +25

  12. I don't post on Reddit. Not surprised it has a thread, though.
  13. Skjorn

    Skjorn TS Maniac Posts: 304   +167

    Maybe it is a fun shooter and you just see the bad cause that is what you're looking for.
    Look for some fun in it.
    Get over the first one and try new things.
  14. Today: Just ignore the premise and buy the game for the gunplay. It'll be fun!

    Tomorrow: If right wingers are so popular, why is a game about killing them selling so well?

    Not saying you're going to do this, but a lot of people will.

    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 1,611   +721

    Well the trailer was more like a movie trailer, trying to sell a story more than showing off the technical capabilities and fun to be had. Not necessarily a bad thing, story is important too but when I see a game trailer I want to see the graphics and what you can do in the game. That's just me though.

    There is politics in lots of games, not just far cry.
    gamoniac likes this.
  16. Skjorn

    Skjorn TS Maniac Posts: 304   +167

    Lol I try to see past the invisible **** that people love to gravitate to. Like all the politics ppl will find in this game. While I will be finding new ways to set the grasses on fire and burn the locals alive. Goodies or baddies.

    Honestly they seem more like liberals to me, forcing you to follow their way cause the other is wrong and theirs is right.
    ikesmasher likes this.
  17. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,048   +1,384

    the funny thing is, alot of the people are making this seem a controversy when it isnt one. I see 1000x more comments saying "man conversatives/christians/etc are gonna hate this" than I see anyone even mentioning that it offends them.

    Im starting to think alot of people from urban areas dont have the slightest realistic idea of what rural areas are like, what even the most christian conservative rednecks believe, or any of that - because they dont come within a thousand miles of this cult - coming from someone who grew up in a tiny Appalachian town.

    I was mildly interested in the game, but the trailer for the preacher character thats part of the resistance has me hyped. I hope they change the gameplay formula a bit but this could be a brilliant game.
    JaredTheDragon likes this.
  18. JaredTheDragon

    JaredTheDragon TS Guru Posts: 528   +341

    I find it amusing that people are getting pre-offended on behalf of other people. The same people who had nothing to say about Ruby Ridge or Waco, generally. It seems the Timothy McVeigh event did its job, after all. :)
    Odium and andrewyoung like this.
  19. penn919

    penn919 TS Maniac Posts: 241   +120

    Well, when you examine the extremes of EITHER political side you'll encounter offshoots seeking to impose a worldview. Aside from that, the cult in particular seems to be modeled off of the likes of the Westboro Baptist Church (Religious Extremists) and Branch Davidians (Religious Militia). They seem to be pushing a theocratic agenda. That means they would be classified as right-wing extremists. Not left-wing.

    Examples of left wing extremist groups would be Weather Underground, Earth Liberation Front, or maybe even PETA (that might be a stretch though).
    andrewyoung likes this.
  20. andrewyoung

    andrewyoung TS Enthusiast Posts: 49   +15

    I am cautiously hopeful......but primal was such a let down I am gonna hang back for a bit on this one.
  21. andrewyoung

    andrewyoung TS Enthusiast Posts: 49   +15

  22. Odium

    Odium TS Enthusiast Posts: 38   +12

    Those graphics are disgusting. Looks like someone slapped all the available photoshop filters on top of it.

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