There’s no need for an introduction for the famous Far Cry, only that its fifth chapter will be released on February 27th, 2018 and it will be available on Windows, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. It is one of the most expected games this year.
The action will take place in a wonderful fictional town in Montana, U.S, called Hope County which you will be able to explore on your own.
Even from the trailer, the game looks pretty wicked. In Far Cry 5, the players will take the role of a new deputy sheriff in Hope County, trying to free the land from the threat of a fanatical religious cult called Project at Eden’s Gate, led by Joseph Steed aka The Father.
The main character will join the Resistance force, created by a few locals, thus having a collection of weapons like guns, grenades, hammers or baseball bat and will be able to drive ATV’s, boats, trucks, muscle cars (awesome!) or planes. Imagine all these taken into real dogfights against those cultists!
Unlike the previous games in the series, now you will have freedom at creating your own character. You can choose your gender and your skin color. Your background story will be generic and that of a new junior deputy in Hope County, Montana.
As you build the resistance against the cultists, you will have the ability to hunt and collect different resources from forests, mountains, and farms and you can enter in conflicts with the members of the cult or other animals. It’s basically your choice of how do you want to live there, take your own actions in every situation.
The gameplay appears to be more varied than we were used to in the Far Cry series. We know it’s the first in the franchise taking the action all the way in America, unlike the previous game which was in the Himalaya Mountains and will be playable on PS4 Pro and Xbox Project Scorpio.
To make up things somewhat easier, players will have the ability to hire “Guns for Hire”, mercenaries who will fight at their side, or even “Fangs for Hire”, allied animals like bears or pumas, similar to Far Cry Primal. The game will also feature the map editor, giving you the ability to create your own adventures.
According to Ubisoft, hunting will return in Far Cry 5, introducing fishing and shooting at wild animals encountered while exploring. At Paris Games Week in 2017, it was announced a fully integrated CO-OP mode, allowing the players to play the entire game with a friend online, through “Friend for Hire”.
“When you hit hard, the enemy’s gonna hit back harder. Far Cry 5’s dynamic AI tracks the effect you’re having in the game, and alters the enemy’s strategy against you. Be prepared: The cult will boost their efforts when you become less of a nuisance and more of a threat.”
To keep in mind is that you will not be alone in the war for the release of Hope County. You will be helped by different characters driven by their own motivations, with their own history. So let’s meet these characters. Jerome Jeffries is a pastor who turned against the cult after Joseph and his men burned down his church.
Mary May Fairgrave is a young woman whose father was murdered by the members of the cult. She’s your ally and the owner and bartender of The Spread Eagle bar. Driven by her desire for revenge, she will help you destroy the cult.
Last but not least, we have Nick Rye, a pilot who aspires to fight for the United States of America, like his father and grandfather.
I think it’s cool that the developer keeps the original scheme of the series, an open-world shooter with RPG mechanics, but at the same time add new elements like co-op, airplane fights and the possibility to recruit people who will fight for our cause, new map editor, and many other surprises.
Although it was initially thought that Far Cry 5 will be set in the Western Wildlife, it seems that Ubisoft managed to surprise us with this new approach to the game. Even though we can’t really talk about bandits and cowboys, the atmosphere, the feeling, and character’s personality do remind us of the old American Westerns. Far cry 5 will be released on Windows, PS4 and Xbox One on February 27th, 2018.