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Far Cry 5 Trailers: Feb 27, full 2 player co-op, custom lead, map editor, more info

Agent_4Seven

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Well, i actually really like the setting in this game a lot more than in Far Cry 4 (which i skipped entirely cuz core of the game was 100% the same as in Far Cry 3 and i didn't liked the setting in this game at all).

If it's not pos PC port and if for 1080p 60 you won't need 1080/1080 Ti (but i'm sure you'll need them cuz Nvidia needs to sell them), maybe i'll buy it.
 

dex3108

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Setting looks interesting and to me different from previous ones with mix of "urban" and rural areas, those character trailers looked god and VO was good, full story coop is plus in my book, open mission design is also plus, new gameplay moments like airplanes and helicopters sound good. All in all I am excited for FC5.
 

Hesemonni

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Just woke up, but no gameplay apparently?

I just two days ago began playing Far Cry 3 on the PC. The first Far Cry game since the first one and I found myself enjoying myself quite a lot. I think I'm about half way through the story missions and the gameplay is getting seriously repetative, but some of the island scenery is just fantastic. Montana is an amazing looking state and I'm looking forward to what they manage to do with it.
 

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So in Far Cry games you're normally in a lawless country/environment, embroiled in some kind of conflict where running around shooting people could be understandable. I'm not sure I can see myself buying that scenario in modern day USA, unless they frame it around the backdrop of a civil war or something?

nah, Trump administration two years in
 

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I forgot this trailer came out yesterday. I think they downplayed it a bit too much if they wanted to build hype. At first I didn't know if the character portraits were supposed to be the bad or good guys, so I had a hard time connecting with them which was the whole point of the vignettes. However on second viewing everything fell into place and I get the determined stand-your-ground vibe against a common threat theme.

On a more controversial note, it looks like the game took the safe route with generic death cult bad guys. I initially thought the game was going to have more of a edge and parallel a similar event that actually happened in 2012. It is not hard to see how with a little bit of artistic license, this real life event could have been a template for the game (which I am inclined to believe it still is at some level).
What happened was the silent and unnoticed entry into Leith of Paul Craig Cobb, in 2012, buying a shack, moving in and staying largely unseen. No one in town, from its part-time mayor to its single black resident, knew who Cobb was. A quick Googling, however, would have revealed him to be one of North America’s most infamous, vituperative and well-connected white supremacists. Prototypical keep-to-yourself Westerners, the Leithians were none the wiser. Cobb, an articulate, calm, wild-haired sexagenarian with black-rimmed glasses, had an express plan: to literally populate Leith with white nationalists, take over its town government, rename it Cobbsville and begin a racially defined community.

It was a moment “when the outside world that’s kept apart from much of rural America—something you didn’t even know existed—sort of came up through the soil,” says Ryan Lenz, a Southern Poverty Law Center staffer interviewed in the film. Soon, Cobb had bought up a number of properties in Leith, Nazi flags were staked on his front lawn, other self-defined neo-Nazis and supremacists had moved into Cobb’s extra houses, and the yards were patrolled with automatic weapons.

What would you do? The people of Leith went ballistic, and the almost biblical conflict that resulted is chronicled carefully in Michael Beach Nichols and Christopher K. Walker’s film. Cobb’s nemeses include mild-mannered farmer/mayor/bus driver Ryan Schock, neighbor and Iraqi war vet Lee Cook, and Bobby Harper, Leith’s only black resident. The Southern Poverty Law Center gets involved, protesters stream in from out of town, and the face-offs get hairy. Cobb and his cohort, however they pine for the extermination of Jews and blacks in media interviews, have not committed any crime, and have in fact only exercised the rights and privileges granted everyone in a democracy. The denizens of Leith react as if under siege, surveilling Cobb’s property (not hard to do; you could see it from any front step in town), and plotting out possible courses of action with the district attorney.

http://inthesetimes.com/article/18372/welcome-to-leith-charts-a-white-supremacist-takeover-attempt
 

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This seems like a disappointingly standard Far Cry execution of a location/atmosphere that has the potential for more than what Ubi will do with it, as is the norm for this series. The teasers hinted at a more sinister and dramatic tone, but all the details from this reveal scream Far Cry 3/4/Primal.

Oh well. At least the character customizing will let me lay waste to everything as a black female wise cracking adrenaline junkie deputy.
 

Omeganex9999

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I loved FC3 and skipped 4 but 5 got my interest. It should offer something different since you can't just make towers and camps like in the previous game... right? I hope I'm right.
 

MohitParty

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I'm really intrigued. I'm excited to see their e3 presentation!

I wonder how other characters address the custom main character? Will they just say deputy or will it be like Shepard from mass effect?
 

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That was before the Switch started selling on crazy levels, they may rethink there strategy by the end of the year, if other Switch 3rd party games are selling great, like NBA 2K18, Skyrim and if COD comes and sells well. Ubisoft and anybody else would try to get there games on there, they already have Snowdrop engine running on Switch.

Besides strategy (which won't change), I don't see Far Cry or Assassin's Creed on Switch anyway, it isn't powerful enough and optimisation would cost way too much for a poor result and ultimately poor sales.
 

Fredrik

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I like the Pastor guy but that's about it, the rest sounds like bog-standard Far Cry. (Again)
Yeah the pastor is interesting, I missed him at first. Is that the protagonist or just another NPC angry that the cult took/burned his church and twisted the minds of his people? Seems to be sane but very very angry lol, the "if I can't be the shepard I'll be the wolf" line was badass!
 

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Some Americans are actually bothered by this? Seriously? The trailer seemed pretty tame, and the bad guys even seem to have some black cultists so I don't think they're racists.
But I guess this might be the first time they don't fight "the others" so they're confused.
 

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I fucking love this narrative where thousands of games where POC are the bad guys just ceased to exist because of Farcry 5.
 

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FC3 was the last one I played, but I dig the settig this time around. Might give this one a try, if they come up with some new cool mechanics and a campaign that doesn't fizzle out half-way through.

Finally, most important part for me! I don't care about the rest.

Diversity is good, but some gaffers evangelize the ever-living shit out of it. You should care about a good game.

Some Americans are actually bothered by this? Seriously? The trailer seemed pretty tame, and the bad guys even seem to have some black cultists so I don't think they're racists.
But I guess this might be the first time they don't fight "the others" so they're confused.

It's definitely going to be interesing how FC5 turns out sales-wise compared to the previous games. Is it just a handful of insane people online or are they a sizeable consumer base?
 

eot

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I fucking love this narrative where thousands of games where POC are the bad guys just ceased to exist because of Farcry 5.

Also, it's not made in the US or by an American company, so how it is treasonous lol
 

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Hilarious that white people are the villains and they (nonsurprisingly) go apeshit. They really need a reality check.
 

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It looks alright but I'm going to keep the jury way out until I play halfway through and feel a genuinely cohesive narrative weight. I appreciate they're not going all bottoms up with the hype yet though. Just show glimpses and let it speak for itself. But boy is it a similar-looking formula.

Could Far Cry benefit from a third person formula as an option?
 
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I think one thing to mention is the sheer number of villians on the keyart. Way more than the last two games have had, assuming they're all named, which it looks like. It could mean more significant forts, with key enemies, and less filler outposts.
 

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It looks pretty great actually. I was never into this series and only played FC2 for a few hours, but I'll be keeping an eye on this one. I'm sure Ubi's E3 presser will have an onstage demo.
 

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I'm down for this, if only because it's mere existence will shine a light on a so many racists and white extremists just by their reactions alone. That's awesome.
 
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FC has always been about over the top villains and bad guys, in a bit of a silly open world story, which is still believable. It's not meant to be a serious hard hitting game. Could they have made a more serious game, yeah sure, but then its not really FC then.

From the very little that I've seen I think they've hit the right story/balance. Looks pretty great to me.
 

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To make it even more controversial (apparently someone finds the game offensive already) they should replace towers with burning down churches and a collectible should be to destroy all crucifixes in the game.
 

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I was hoping for a darker, more sinister tone from this game. The key art does not inspire much confidence in that but I'm still intrigued by the overall premise.

There's something very samey about Ubi's Far Cry art.
 

BBboy20

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Shit, how is Ubi going to sell this at E3? THey've been becoming heavily themed-based in recent times when presenting each game.

Shit, how is Aisha Taylor going to sell this game?
 

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To make it even more controversial (apparently someone finds the game offensive already) they should replace towers with burning down churches and a collectible should be to destroy all crucifixes in the game.

That's essentially what the cult itself is doing.
 

BBboy20

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Just show me the Multiplayer and map editor working together and looking awesome, and you can have my money for two copies.

Seems like PVP is 5v5 if I read that right though. Small for such a large map capability.



This is my fuckin JAM
Which version are you getting?
 

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If this isn't just FC in US, my mate and I will probably get this and play through like we've been doing with Wildlands. Uni has been killing it recently; Siege is still our go-to a year and a half later. That games unrivaled, hope they keep supporting it.
 

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It's funny how many people are calling this game toothless, even as it offends the very people you'd want it to offend. How obvious do you need things to be?

I'm all for this game. I always wanted to punch the extremist jerk on my college campus who kept screaming at me how I'd go to hell for being in school lol.
 
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It's weird when they want to theme their game around something that's quite real, draw from it, but then make efforts to separate it from reality when things get too close to it.
Like, they say the current climate helps make this game's scenario seem believable, but then the current climate doesn't exist in the game? It's kind of weird.

The marketing gives the impression that this game is quite focused on this relatively specific cult aspect. Wonder how much exists beyond that. Whether this focus would be to the game's strength or detriment. Maybe both.

One thing Austin Walker brings up, I completely agree would be an omission that would feel distinctly out of place in a game about fear, oppression, violence, pressure and a white Christian extremist cult/militia in America.
Hay tells us that growing up at the tail end of the cold war, he felt vulnerable. "I remember this feeling that everything was not okay," he says, but that through the remainder of the 80s and 90s, that fear dissipated. It came back for him after 9/11, but only really arrived over the last decade, with the rise of extremist groups like the sovereign citizen militia which took over Malheur National Wildlife Reserve in 2016. "I didn't feel safe anymore," he tells us.

And sitting in that room, I suddenly realize that there has been a quiet disconnect for me: For Hay, as for Far Cry 5, the pressure is new. It appears when the world is less at ease. It fills your mind with possibilities of violence. This is what the game's trailer does, as it mixes a touch of Seven with a splash of True Detective season 1: People are pulled from their homes, driven from their churches, forced into baptism, threatened with violence. These are the dark thoughts of the pressure, the fear that something terrible could happen at any moment.

But I do not remember a time before the pressure.

If the rise of militia movements in the years of the Obama presidency is one line on the chart of growing national unease, another is the public conversation around the killing of black and brown folks by police (and by vigilantes like George Zimmerman.) I say "the public conversation" because the rate of killings isn't new, only the attention is.

The pressure is being taught at a young age exactly how to address police officers to best control risk. It's being escorted out of stores as a thirteen year old under empty accusation of shoplifting. It's guys with baseball bats threatening you for walking too close to a white woman. It's working and resting as an American, but never being at peace.

Living under the fear that a wrong movement, unlucky association, or fearful reaction could lead to death or violence is the pressure, and that pressure is not uncommon, waiting to be unbottled. It's an ocean tide, ebbing and flowing but never receding completely.

As Hay speaks, I feel like Chappelle in SNL's Election Night skit. "Word? You ever been around this country before?"
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I am curious, to say the least, to see how (or if) the game's skin color and gender choice is taken into account—and I hope it is, since debuting a black preacher with a bombed out church suggests a willingness to leverage the history of racist violence.
It's good that the choice of gender and skin color is now possible, but I hope it's one that will matter beyond what the character looks like. Because this seems like a game in which it should.
 

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Yeah, this looks like it's right up my alley. Looking forward to seeing more in a couple of weeks. Not too bummed about the release date either as it'll give me more time to play 4.
 

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I am a white man. I shall play this as a Black Woman (Lesbian of course) who is taking down these White Men. White American Men excuse me. I am looking forward to it. If it causes white men in real life to get their jimmies in a state of rustlement I am all for it lol