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I Bought Far Cry 5 – Here’s What I Think

Thursday, 17th May, 2018

Far Cry 5 Review

I do like playing computer games, but for the most part they’re football based. So that’s either FIFA or Football Manager, with one being action and the other being strategy. I am not a hardcore gamer, I’d call myself a casual gamer. I was in the mood to get a new First Person Shooter game for either PC or XBOX One, so decided to go the XBOX One route. There was 2 on my list of possibilities, Call Of Duty or Far Cry 5. I chose Far Cry 5.

I’ve never played any Far Cry game, so didn’t know what to expect, and only played a couple of Call Of Duty games. I read a little bit online and watched a few YouTube videos, and as far as I can tell, Far Cry 5 is more of an open world whereas COD is more structured with missions.

I should point out at this time that I wasn’t interested in online or multiplayer. I know that 90% of FPS games these days are all about online play, but it really doesn’t interest me, mostly because I am terrible at FPS games and I actually want to enjoy the game while playing. So the single player gameplay was important to me.

The Premise of the game is that there’s a radical preacher called Joseph Seed who’s taken over Hope County, Montana. You arrive by helicopter with Marshals and county sheriffs to take him in, he doesn’t resist but says god will not allow him to be detained. While leaving by helicopter, his cult members attack the helicopter which crashes, he gets away and your injured but alive. You have to liberate the people of Hope County, with the help of the resistance before it’s too late.

If I describe the game in one word it would be hard. I am only a little way into the game, but I will admit I’m actually finding it quite difficult. As I’ve said, FPS is not my thing at all, so it was to be expected.

It’s difficult, but fun. It’s difficulty is more of a challenge than impossible task, and I guess that’s a good thing for these kinds of games. On one of the missions I tried I found it pretty tough to do, after a few goes I did get bored. But the beauty of the open world is that you can do a different mission, and go back to that one.

Some good things I like about the game are the open world nature and the graphics. The graphics are so good. I only have the standard XBOX One so no 4K, but the 1080p HD looks really good. The open world is really good, it feels huge, and it feels like there’s always something to do, which I guess isn’t surprising since I’ve just scratched the surface of the game.

You can hire people to help you within the game. The hired guns are good for people like me, who aren’t particularly great, and it makes it a lot easier with someone else helping you alone the way.

So far I am enjoying playing the game, find it challenging and it’s lived up to the expectations I had. I probably won’t complete the game, I never complete these kinds of games, but I will have fun playing it.


Michael Adams

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