‘Far Cry 5’ Taught Me To Stop Worrying And Love The Apocalypse

‘Far Cry 5’ Taught Me To Stop Worrying And Love The Apocalypse

Want to know how to incite an armed uprising by a bunch of doomsday cultists in a rural Montana county, and possibly kick-off the apocalypse? Far Cry 5 will show you.

Released March 27, Far Cry 5 is the latest in a dozen games, spin-offs, and expansions in the open-world first-person-shooter franchise, and fortunately, Task & Purpose had a chance to “review” it on Xbox One, make a bunch of silly mistakes, and lose hours of sleep during work nights, so you don’t have to. (But you totally should.) Be warned though, the prices get steep, ranging from $51 to $90 depending on the platform and whether you splurge on the special editions.

The storyline feels like the fever dream of a liberal arts graduate who thinks everything West of New York and East of California is middle America, and is worried that we’re just one downed cell-tower away from an armed insurrection by hillbilly religious extremists. This game is everything I expect from 2018: it’s violent, beautiful, funny, immersive, and overflowing with deep-seated fears and (mostly) self-aware caricatures.

Far Cry 5: Can Boomer the Dog, Cheeseburger the bear, or Peaches the cougar die?

Far Cry 5: Can Boomer the Dog, Cheeseburger the bear, or Peaches the cougar die?

Far Cry 5 may be a game of many parts, but its animal companions are undeniably one of the best. Unlockable from almost the very start of the game, Boomer the dog, Cheeseburger the diabetic bear, and Peaches the cougar/mountain lion/puma/big cat/what have you are all both incredibly useful in battle, and fantastic companions who’ll stick by your side no matter the fight.

However, that same unflinching loyalty can sometimes be a bad thing. Though Boomer, Peaches and Cheeseburger are never afraid to jump into the action and take an enemy down for you – or see off another angry cougar (either the animal, or the middle aged woman) – they also don’t seem to worry all that much about putting themselves in danger for you. And as we all know, running into a firefight is dangerous enough for a human – yet alone when you’re trying to run up, grab the enemy’s gun in your mouth, and then leg it back to your master, with bullets whizzing all around.

While Boomer is a pretty resilient little pup, he’s not completely indestructible. Nor are Peaches or Cheeseburger, although the amount of damage they can take varies wildly from beast to beast. If your animal pal gets shot, ends up being attacked by a wild animal, or gets run over by your car (it can happen), they will take damage. If they follow you through a field of explosions and flames, they can even catch fire (luckily, someone’s taught them to stop, drop and roll). If they take too much damage, the poor little chaps will collapse on the ground with a whimper, and lie there panting heavily, with a countdown timer above their head.

Petition Calls for Ubisoft to Change Far Cry 5 Villains to Muslims or Change Setting to Canada

Petition Calls for Ubisoft to Change Far Cry 5 Villains to Muslims or Change Setting to Canada

An organization calling themselves “Gamers United” has posted a petition on change.org, asking Ubisoft to heavily alter, or else cancel, Far Cry 5. The reason? They hate that the game makes a villain out of religious white people. “Far Cry 5 is an insult to your fanbase,” the petition reads, “the Americans who make up the majority of your customers, and it’s time you woke up to that fact. Change this, or cancel it.”

The entire petition, which at this point boasts almost 500 signatures, seems almost too stereotypically “far-right conservative” to be real. We’re thinking it may be a work of brilliant satire, especially because of lines like this one: “Us Gamers have had to endure a lot of crap over the last few years. The targeted harassment by the mainstream press through Gamergate, the terrible launch and outright lies of highly anticpated video games, the outright censorship of art through ‘localization’ policies, the continued rejection of romantic partners when they find out our hobby…”

You’re kidding me, right? This has to be a joke. If this isn’t a work of art intentionally crafted to provoke conversation, then we’re not even sure what to think. If you can believe it, the peition gets even more absurd and even more shocking. Below we’ve listed a few of their more outrageous demands.

Peta launches campaign against Far Cry 5

Peta launches campaign against Far Cry 5

I’m not sure what exactly it is about Far Cry 5 that seems to attract all the different Social Justice factions. Just last week, a Vice journalist was complaining about the video game having too many black people. Now, the People for the Ethical treatment of animals (PETA) has issued out a press release criticizing the game’s treatment of animals.

Peta’s German division is pleading with the developers of Far Cry 5 to stop marketing their game to the German population, until they fix how animals (fishes in particular) are treated in the game. According to the press release, Peta wants video games that contain “free-living animals that do not glorify killing as a pastime.”

Since the original press release was written in German, I had to seek the help of Google Translate and a friend to translate to English. Not sure why, but the translated texts just sound hilarious.

‘Far Cry 5’ Taught Me To Stop Worrying And Love The Apocalypse

‘Far Cry 5’ Taught Me To Stop Worrying And Love The Apocalypse

Want to know how to incite an armed uprising by a bunch of doomsday cultists in a rural Montana county, and possibly kick-off the apocalypse? Far Cry 5 will show you.

Released March 27, Far Cry 5 is the latest in a dozen games, spin-offs, and expansions in the open-world first-person-shooter franchise, and fortunately, Task & Purpose had a chance to “review” it on Xbox One, make a bunch of silly mistakes, and lose hours of sleep during work nights, so you don’t have to. (But you totally should.) Be warned though, the prices get steep, ranging from $51 to $90 depending on the platform and whether you splurge on the special editions.

The storyline feels like the fever dream of a liberal arts graduate who thinks everything West of New York and East of California is middle America, and is worried that we’re just one downed cell-tower away from an armed insurrection by hillbilly religious extremists. This game is everything I expect from 2018: it’s violent, beautiful, funny, immersive, and overflowing with deep-seated fears and (mostly) self-aware caricatures.

Petition Calls for Ubisoft to Change Far Cry 5 Villains to Muslims or Change Setting to Canada

Petition Calls for Ubisoft to Change Far Cry 5 Villains to Muslims or Change Setting to Canada

An organization calling themselves “Gamers United” has posted a petition on change.org, asking Ubisoft to heavily alter, or else cancel, Far Cry 5. The reason? They hate that the game makes a villain out of religious white people. “Far Cry 5 is an insult to your fanbase,” the petition reads, “the Americans who make up the majority of your customers, and it’s time you woke up to that fact. Change this, or cancel it.”

The entire petition, which at this point boasts almost 500 signatures, seems almost too stereotypically “far-right conservative” to be real. We’re thinking it may be a work of brilliant satire, especially because of lines like this one: “Us Gamers have had to endure a lot of crap over the last few years. The targeted harassment by the mainstream press through Gamergate, the terrible launch and outright lies of highly anticpated video games, the outright censorship of art through ‘localization’ policies, the continued rejection of romantic partners when they find out our hobby…”

You’re kidding me, right? This has to be a joke. If this isn’t a work of art intentionally crafted to provoke conversation, then we’re not even sure what to think. If you can believe it, the peition gets even more absurd and even more shocking. Below we’ve listed a few of their more outrageous demands.

Wait, Why are there So Many Black People in Far Cry 5?

Wait, Why are there So Many Black People in Far Cry 5?

After spending a few weeks with Far Cry 5, I’ve come to the regretful conclusion that there are way too many black people in this game.

It’s not that I dislike black people, in fiction or in real life (full disclosure: I am black). It’s just that for a series that prides itself on realism, my experience of constantly bumping into assault rifle–toting black people in the forests of Montana just seems unrealistic.

Far Cry 5’s premise is that you’re a local deputy sent to arrest the leader of a doomsday cult that has been taking over fictional Hope County, Montana. But for some reason that’s never explained in-game, a large proportion of the cultists are black.

According to the 2016 census, black people make up just over half a percent of the population of Montana. There are only about 6,000 black people in the entire state. Does Far Cry expect me to believe that all of them moved to Hope County?

The developers have tried to explain this by saying that the cult that appears as the main enemy in the game has gotten everyone — regardless of color — to join. But that doesn’t account for the fact that even non-cultists are disproportionately black.

FAR CRY 5 : VAMOS INVADIR A REGIÃO DA FAITH SEED E DOMINAR TUDO : 22

FAR CRY 5 : VAMOS INVADIR A REGIÃO DA FAITH SEED E DOMINAR TUDO : 22

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Petition Calls for Ubisoft to Change Far Cry 5 Villains to Muslims or Change Setting to Canada

Petition Calls for Ubisoft to Change Far Cry 5 Villains to Muslims or Change Setting to Canada

An organization calling themselves “Gamers United” has posted a petition on change.org, asking Ubisoft to heavily alter, or else cancel, Far Cry 5. The reason? They hate that the game makes a villain out of religious white people. “Far Cry 5 is an insult to your fanbase,” the petition reads, “the Americans who make up the majority of your customers, and it’s time you woke up to that fact. Change this, or cancel it.”

The entire petition, which at this point boasts almost 500 signatures, seems almost too stereotypically “far-right conservative” to be real. We’re thinking it may be a work of brilliant satire, especially because of lines like this one: “Us Gamers have had to endure a lot of crap over the last few years. The targeted harassment by the mainstream press through Gamergate, the terrible launch and outright lies of highly anticpated video games, the outright censorship of art through ‘localization’ policies, the continued rejection of romantic partners when they find out our hobby…”

You’re kidding me, right? This has to be a joke. If this isn’t a work of art intentionally crafted to provoke conversation, then we’re not even sure what to think. If you can believe it, the peition gets even more absurd and even more shocking. Below we’ve listed a few of their more outrageous demands.

Far Cry 5 lets the imagination run wild against enemies and the elements

Far Cry 5 lets the imagination run wild against enemies and the elements

There’s a heavily armoured and armed convoy of trucks slowly making its way through rural Montana, and I have to stop it.

There are various ways I could try to accomplish my mission, from the methodical to the chaotic, and everything in-between. I opt for the theatrical.

It just so happens that I recently unlocked a perk that allows me to use a wingsuit when falling from great heights, and a little earlier I found a helicopter conveniently parked up outside an abandoned farmhouse.

Since I’m expecting heavy resistance, I decide to call in one of the specialist companions who can be unlocked as you explore Far Cry 5’s story and landscape. She’s a good shot with a hunting bow, which is sure to come in handy – even if our expected prey will be human.

So, off we go, my companion in the back seat, as I pilot the chopper high above the lush landscape. A few kilometres later and I see the convoy driving along a dirt road. I do what any 1980s film star would and jump out of the helicopter with two high-calibre weapons, a variety of explosives and throwing knives strapped to my back.

Flying around with the wingsuit is a lot of fun, but I don’t have too much time to appreciate the landscape before it’s time to deploy my parachute for a dramatic, barely survivable landing, right in front of the oblivious convoy.

Far Cry 5: Teaser Trailer | Ubisoft [NA]

Far Cry 5: Teaser Trailer | Ubisoft [NA]

Confirmed: You have to climb a bell tower and bang some guy’s head on the bell to reveal the map.

Farcry 2: player shooting africans and destroying the african wildlife. everyone ok

Vote with your wallet don’t help politicized games like this, at least wait for its eventual steam sale for 1/2 price or less.

For The Love Of Death, The Game Is Not Going To Be About Killing Christians! It’s About Stopping A Doomsday Cult From Spreading Their Dangerous Means. The Villain Is A Guy Who Manipulates The Faithful To Worship Him As The Second Coming And To Commit Atrocities In His Name.

All Games are Illusions, But Far Cry 5 is Nothing More

All Games are Illusions, But Far Cry 5 is Nothing More

You’re a nameless, silent police deputy fleeing from radical doomsday cultists who intend to gun you down. Feet pounding through the woods of rural Montana, you run, bullets whizzing past your head as you barely manage to escape.

As I did this, I noticed something peculiar. While the intensity of the music and the scene’s framing never changed, eventually my character stopped taking damage, and the semicircles on the screen indicating enemy attention faded. I stopped running. Nothing happened. I waited for my health to recharge, and I walked, calmly and serenely, away from a threat that didn’t exist. The danger, it turned out, was just an illusion.

Videogames are rife with trickery. It’s a known truism of game design that if the player doesn’t need to see it, it probably doesn’t exist. Buildings in the background don’t have roofs; the floor only extends to the final reachable hallway; there’s no grass, green or otherwise, on the other side of the fence. What matters is only what’s visible. The rest is a magic trick, all smoke and mirrors.

Far Cry 5 lets the imagination run wild against enemies and the elements

Far Cry 5 lets the imagination run wild against enemies and the elements

There’s a heavily armoured and armed convoy of trucks slowly making its way through rural Montana, and I have to stop it.

There are various ways I could try to accomplish my mission, from the methodical to the chaotic, and everything in-between. I opt for the theatrical.

It just so happens that I recently unlocked a perk that allows me to use a wingsuit when falling from great heights, and a little earlier I found a helicopter conveniently parked up outside an abandoned farmhouse.

Since I’m expecting heavy resistance, I decide to call in one of the specialist companions who can be unlocked as you explore Far Cry 5’s story and landscape. She’s a good shot with a hunting bow, which is sure to come in handy – even if our expected prey will be human.

So, off we go, my companion in the back seat, as I pilot the chopper high above the lush landscape. A few kilometres later and I see the convoy driving along a dirt road. I do what any 1980s film star would and jump out of the helicopter with two high-calibre weapons, a variety of explosives and throwing knives strapped to my back.

Flying around with the wingsuit is a lot of fun, but I don’t have too much time to appreciate the landscape before it’s time to deploy my parachute for a dramatic, barely survivable landing, right in front of the oblivious convoy.

FAR CRY 5 FREE ROAM: HUNTING & FISHING!! (Far Cry 5 Gameplay)

FAR CRY 5 FREE ROAM: HUNTING & FISHING!! (Far Cry 5 Gameplay)

Description of Far Cry 5 on Steam: “Welcome to Hope County, Montana, house to a fanatical doomsday cult referred to as Eden’s Gate. Stand as much as cult chief Joseph Seed & his siblings, the Heralds, to spark the fires of resistance & liberate the besieged neighborhood.”

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A journey into an American abyss: Far Cry 5

A journey into an American abyss: Far Cry 5

Postcard-perfect scenery with lots of explosions: that might be the best way to describe the Far Cry series from Ubisoft. Previous editions have been set in the jungles of Central Africa, in the Himalayas and on Caribbean Islands.

The latest version of the first-person shooter, Far Cry 5, takes place in the US state of Montana. The setting is a beautiful, but dangerous wilderness full of voracious predators and gun-toting cult members.

The game’s protagonist is a US Marshal whose goal is to arrest Joseph Eden, the charismatic leader of an apocalyptic cult. The arrest attempt goes badly awry and the player soon finds himself stranded in enemy territory without reinforcements or contact with the outside world.

Far Cry 5 is quite topical with themes such as blind fanaticism, gun lovers and the chasm between the US coasts and its hinterland, but in the end political issues are really only background noise in a game that largely follows the format set by its predecessors.

The essence of the game is, like its predecessors, an open world where the first-person player has to shoot, drive, fly, climb and sneak around while liberating villages and gathering new weapons.