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Far Cry 5 Review

Far Cry 5 was developed and published by Ubisoft, it is an open world game where you have the freedom to do whatever you want, well kind of…

This title is no different to other titles. The story starts off like many Far Cry games, with you escaping from the awesome antagonists in this game.

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The antagonists in this title are the Seed clan. Firstly you have John Seed he is kinda like the “yes man” of the cult. His whole back story is that he loves to say yes and loves to tear skin off of people and write yes on their exposed flesh. This may sound brutal but trust me you can't say that until you have actually seen it in game. The whole scene where that took place was great to watch.

The second antagonist we're going to talk about is Faith Seed she is representative the drug aspect of cults. She encourages people to join the cult by hypnotizing people with drugs and showing them the light as she would say.

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The third antagonist is named Jacob Seed and he is kind of a more traditional villain, being mostly based around strength and military force. he was my favourite villain as, he seemed the more realistic of the three.

The Final antagonist in this game is the man himself, The Father. He is basically the leader of the cult known as Eden's Gate.
His performance in this game was amazing although he doesn't appear much in the game but the ending was a great sequence and possibly one of my favourite sequences in gaming.

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I briefly described the story in the paragraphs above, however the gist of the story is that Hope County, has been taken over by cultists. They call themselves the Eden Gate, and they are a huge nuisance in the state. The story sees you playing as a character simply named Deputy. Your character never speaks, this is probably due to you being able to customize your character and the gender. This is a huge departure from previous Far Cry games, it's not a good departure as I found myself not caring about my character as I was roaming the world as I didn't know anything about him except he's a new deputy Sheriff.

Gaming and Ubisoft specifically has come a long way since the last Far Cry game in 2014. There were a lot of complaints about Far Cry 4, however Ubisoft have heard these and have made major changes to the series. One of these complaints were that FC4 was basically a next gen version of Far Cry 3 except it had a different exotic location. Another complaint was that there were way too many towers you had to climb. Ubisoft took these criticisms and changed these drastically for FC5, they even made fun of themselves as when you start one of the beginning missions in FC5 you are told “don't worry you won't be climbing towers all over the county.”

The biggest change for the series is the new location. While we're used to exotic settings in previous games, this time it's based in a location that feels more real, at least to Americans.

The soundtrack was brilliant it has loads of licensed music on the in-game radio stations, and the music while taking down bases makes you feel like a badass, the music overall has one of the best soundtracks of the series.

The art style is brilliant and looks amazing, from looking down from the mountains, to looking across the stunning lakes. There are a lot of times where you'll just want to look in awe and ignore the enemies that you have to kill.

8.50/10 8½

Far Cry 5 (Reviewed on PlayStation 4)

This game is great, with minimal or no negatives.

Far Cry 5 established itself as one of the best in the series, The game features some gorgeous scenery, an engaging story and the overall story is great fun and the theme is very realistic. The game mixes up the missions so it doesn't get repetitive halfway through the game. Far Cry 5 is a great entry to the series for newbies and veterans alike.

This game was supplied by the publisher or relevant PR company for the purposes of review
Blake Hawthorn

Blake Hawthorn

Staff Writer

Plays games while singing "Blake on me".

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