Rarely can any game series capture the spirit of adventure in quite the same way that the Far Cry series is able to. Often placed in novel environments and pitted against insurmountable odds, Ubisoft has long-since studied the art of open-world game design and settled on a generally satisfying formula for the Far Cry series: climb tower, reveal missions, liberate outposts, rinse and repeat. And while Far Cry 5 will hit many of the same notes as other games in the series, itâ€™s adoption of new open-world mechanics and focus on story will be both jarring and deeply satisfying for returning fans and newcomers alike.
Far Cry 5 definitely has been a controversial game, due to it being based in modern America and having political undertones.
However, according to DualShockers, the politics have been toned down a bit, enough to make the enemy feel like a truly insane, out of touch cult. There were a lot of concerns about things being too close to reality for some, and Far Cry 5 being more of a political commentary on modern US politics. But according to DualShockers, that's been fixed down.
Besides the politics, Far Cry 5 looks like it's a very good return to form for the Far Cry series.
Another fear Far Cry 5 seemed to alleviate for me was the microtransactions. I was nervous about Ubisoft being too greedy with them, and making it too appealing to want to spend real life money on in game items. DualShockers found that they didn't really have a need to resort to spending real world money.
Overall, the DualShockers review has been very positive of Far Cry 5, I suggest you read it and a few other reviews to get a grip. Far Cry 5 is definitely a bit controversial and has a pretty rough history, so this is definitely a video game you'll want to read several reviews for.
kokuro March 26th, 2018