Far Cry is one of my all time favourite series, but for some reason it has taken me 2 years to finally get around to play it properly. Anyway, let’s see what I think of it.
You start off the game in the middle of an operation to take down John Steed, who is currently running a religious cult in Eden Gate. He is terrorizing the population and it is up to you and a few others to try and take him down, however during the operation you find out that there is more to him then what the authorities thought and your little group end up getting captured and you only escape thanks to Dutch who takes you in and tries to get you to help Eden’s Gate out of the mess that they are in. From there it is over to the typical Far Cry formula and that is to try and take control of the island before facing the boss at the end.
Story wise, this was very interesting and it seemed to be a lot more involved than previous games. This is because technically there is more than just one boss to take down and the other three have each got a little something to make it harder than you originally thought to take them down. This is somewhat similar to how Far Cry Primal worked with the different quest to take down different bosses but with 5 they have put a lot more detail into. However due to the fact there are 4 different bosses to take down in this game you will find yourself feeling the same as you did when you first met Vaas, but John Steed is better than Pagan Ming in my opinion.
The game does look good, but a lot of the time I found myself thinking it could be better. There are very few different grunts in the game which makes the game feel very samey especially when you are taking down the outposts and seeing the same enemy again and again. I don’t see why they couldn’t have added different costumes to the same enemy to make it slightly harder in trying to remember if an enemy will go down with one arrow or three. There was nothing that blew me away in the game, or anything that made me want to stop moving and actually admire what the game looked like. The closest I got was when I was using the wingsuit during sunset.
My overall review of the game in short is this. The story is not bad at all and does give you a reason to want to finish the game and see what John Steed is going to do next and see if you are able to take him down, but if you have played 3 or 4 then be prepared for a similar sort of experience as 5 hasn’t really done much to set it apart from the rest.