Est. April 2016. III Version 2.0. III
FAR CRY 5
A playground of chaos that keeps your head on a swivel.
By JAY TEE
There aren’t many games that let you tear up occupied farmland, dodge enraged wild bears, and face off against drugged up religious fanatics. But that’s an average ten minutes in Far Cry 5, an audacious, thoroughly engaging open world shooter.
The story of a junior deputy, sent in to arrest the monologue spouting leader of Project at Eden’s Gate, has been largely dismissed by mainstream press as a thinly veiled attempt at political commentary. There is an argument to be made for Ubisoft potentially courting controversy to increase sales, but there be no denying the quality of the writing and performances throughout the campaign.
There is a sense of controlled chaos at play here. Overlapping systems collide for unpredictable and entertaining emergent moments. You can be stealthily approaching an enemy camp, only to be stalked by a pack of Wolves, who in turn can be distracted by other local wildlife, or even A.I. controlled human characters. As always, we’ve divided up our more detailed thoughts into the sections below.
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Hunting is a fun aspect of Far Cry 5, but there have been far too many occasions where I’ve been forced to shoot a dog that is attacking me. And I’m not cool with that.
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Easily the best Far Cry to date. The lack of persistence in co-
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