By Andrew Dodson on June 13, 2017 at 5:37am
More details were provided about the upcoming "Far Cry 5," both in the form of a chilling, world-teasing trailer and then another video that dives into actual gameplay. Check them out below!
The summary for this little teaser trailer has the words "Souls do not harvest themselves," which seems like it's going to be a part of the mantra of the cult that's taken over the piece of Montana that the game is set in.
The game looks and feels like any other "Far Cry" game, but the mechanic that seems to separate this one is going to be strategic use of special allies. In this gameplay trailer, we get to meet Grace, the sniper, Boomer, the good boy, and then Nick, the air support. This video just has the liberation of a single little town from the cult, and it seems early on, so I think it's safe to assume that there will be other recruit-able allies as the player explores Montana. "Far Cry 5" offers co-op in it's campaign play, meaning that we'll probably be able to invite our friends into our games to help deal with the really troublesome parts.
It's hard to write about "Far Cry 5" without acknowledging the "controversy" that's been generated because it's set in the United States and the bad guys are just "other" Americans. As a long time fan of this series, I have a hard time seeing where this controversy is actually coming from - especially considering that most Far Cry games use the "player is the chosen foreigner that arrives just in time to save the brown people from themselves" trope. In the instance of "Far Cry 5," I think it's safe to say that turnabout is fair play and, given the current political climate of the United States, there are some dark parts of America that have come to the surface and it's interesting to already see a game that isn't afraid to approach that subject. Explosively.
When it gets right down to it, "Far Cry 5" appears to be about liberating the American heartland from an extremist cult and radical white supremacists, and if purging that evil from the United States is wrong, then I don't want to be right.
"Far Cry 5" is set for release on February 27th of 2018 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.