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Far Cry 5 - The MOST realistic premise ever

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  • tastydonutstastydonuts Registered User regular
    Rage 2 with gardeners.

    I think I"ll buy it and continue my trend of only having played Far Cry DLC turned standalone content from the franchise.

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  • PhillisherePhillishere Registered User regular
    Big Dookie wrote: »
    I’m in. The story in 5 was utter garbage, but the game was just so much fun to play.

    I think that's the bottom line. Whether you liked the story or not (I liked it personally, but whatever), it's hard to argue that the gameplay itself was a fucking riot. Hopefully New Dawn doesn't take itself too seriously and leans into the crazy a bit like Blood Dragon did.

    I actually don't think the gameplay in 5 was that great. They've dialed the environmental chaos so high that it no longer has any impact. You are running across the same small handful of cult/rebel models going through the same motions, with the occasional wild animal thrown into the mix. It feels really flat after awhile.

    I think 3 hit the formula the best. There was a great mix of solitude and insanity, so it felt impactful when you had to stealth past an outpost or ran into a rebel versus bad guy gunfight. With 5, I was just running past it all to get to the next map marker, because engaging with the systems felt like purposeless busy work.

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  • BionicPenguinBionicPenguin Registered User regular
    edited December 2018
    Far Cry 5 ending spoiler
    One thing about the trailer that worries me is the end. Please, please, please don’t make Joseph Seed a follower/companion/whatever.

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  • T-DangerT-Danger Registered User regular
    So New Dawn is pretty much just Far Cry 5, but with all the characters and models dressed up to look like they've dropped out of Mad Max and the Walking Dead.

    I think Ubisoft have officially run out of ideas. This has to be the laziest premise for a sequel I've ever seen, and that its trying to muscle in all the other post apocalyptic open world games out there is the icing on the crap cake.

    Can we please do something a bit different with these post apocalypse settings? Something that isn't focused around killing a bunch of assholes because they stole something from you?

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  • AngelHedgieAngelHedgie Registered User regular
    RPS put out a good piece pointing out why Ubi failed so badly with its depiction of Montana's troubled history with actual white supremacist cults. It's worth reading in full, but it touches on Ubi's unwillingness to actually confront white supremacy, their excision of Native communities in a game set in a region with a number of notable tribes, and just a lack of actual research and understanding.

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  • Skull2185Skull2185 Registered User regular
    The cult in Far Cry 5 is not a white supremacist cult. It's a fictional religous/fanatical doomsday prepper cult. People's desire to shit on this game for political messages that were never there and never intended to be there, continues to baffle me. It's as ridiculous as the people wagging their fingers at Cuphead for not touching on racisim because it uses an old-school animation art style.

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  • The_SpaniardThe_Spaniard Registered User regular
    So I ordered this during the winter sale from the uPlay store and due to an error my coupon code for 20% off didn't work. Ubisoft is telling me that they can't refund me the difference, and that I had to re-do the entire order and refund back the original order. After a dozen attempts to re-purchase the game on multiple browsers, multiple computers, and directly through uPlay the order would not go through. So now I'm just waiting to hear back from support and I'll be very unhappy if they just tell me to pound sand. I'd take it up with my credit card company to get the difference back, but I'm afraid that Ubisoft would just lock my account if I took my pound of flesh.

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    Skull2185 wrote: »
    The cult in Far Cry 5 is not a white supremacist cult. It's a fictional religous/fanatical doomsday prepper cult. People's desire to shit on this game for political messages that were never there and never intended to be there, continues to baffle me. It's as ridiculous as the people wagging their fingers at Cuphead for not touching on racisim because it uses an old-school animation art style.

    You didn't read the article.

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  • knitdanknitdan Registered User regular
    The cult in Far Cry 5 not being an explicitly white supremacist cult is part of the criticism.

    They use the same fascist imagery (all those Iron Crosses aren’t a coincidence) , they use the same Christian imagery without ever mentioning Christ. They clearly wanted to evoke the idea, but didn’t have the stones to follow through on it.

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  • AngelHedgieAngelHedgie Registered User regular
    Skull2185 wrote: »
    The cult in Far Cry 5 is not a white supremacist cult. It's a fictional religous/fanatical doomsday prepper cult. People's desire to shit on this game for political messages that were never there and never intended to be there, continues to baffle me. It's as ridiculous as the people wagging their fingers at Cuphead for not touching on racisim because it uses an old-school animation art style.

    If Seed's cult actually existed in the Flathead (which is the specific part of Montana where the game is set), it would be built around white supremacy, because (a) the Flathead, being next to the Idaho Panhandle, has a long, ignoble history of white supremacy, and (b) as was stated above, they use all the iconography of white supremacist groups. Ubi went halfway on the message, pulling back from actually addressing the issues in the area. They also erased the Native presence in the area (and the Flathead is home to several tribes, such as the Salish), which is also a major problem.

    You say that the political messages aren't there, but the reality is that they are. Setting the game in the Flathead is a political message Having the cult use white supremacist iconography is a political message. The problem is that Ubi half-assed the message.

    Also, I'd read up on the prepper community sometime as well - there is a strong thread of white supremacy there as well.

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  • The_SpaniardThe_Spaniard Registered User regular
    So I ordered this during the winter sale from the uPlay store and due to an error my coupon code for 20% off didn't work. Ubisoft is telling me that they can't refund me the difference, and that I had to re-do the entire order and refund back the original order. After a dozen attempts to re-purchase the game on multiple browsers, multiple computers, and directly through uPlay the order would not go through. So now I'm just waiting to hear back from support and I'll be very unhappy if they just tell me to pound sand. I'd take it up with my credit card company to get the difference back, but I'm afraid that Ubisoft would just lock my account if I took my pound of flesh.

    Well it has gotten to the point that Ubisoft support flat out said they couldn't help me, so I requested that they refund the entire order and let them know that I'm very unhappy over the entire situation. Great customer service. Guess I don't have Far Cry 5 after all.

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