Far Cry 5 Release Date, Trailer and Gameplay
Intro: A Perfect Launch
Since early Far Cry 5 trailers were released into the wild, game critics and fans have been anxious about whether the new story could exceed their expectations to the max. To get a general picture of the game, watch the official Ubisoft Far Cry 5 trailer. It’s been quite a challenging task for Ubisoft to surpass its own game legacy when releasing the fifth mainline Far Cry entry. However, the company has managed to keep all the great features the series brags about while getting rid of the drawbacks some of the previous games, especially spin-offs, used to suffer from. Today Far Cry 5 is gaining momentum, with around five million copies sold as of April. Perhaps it can become the top game in the franchise to hit the global store shelves.
Let us take a quick tour to appreciate what makes the Far Cry 5 video game so popular.
Far Cry 5 is an action and adventure FPS (first-person shooter), developed and published by Ubisoft and its subsidiaries. The game is designed to support three mainstream gaming platforms, namely PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The Far Cry 5 release date was March 27, 2018, and since then it has been enjoying the great success of being #1 in the UK game charts for three weeks in a row. In accordance with Metacritic’s analysis, many a Far Cry 5 review has showcased a largely favorable attitude to the game from both critics and ordinary users.
This time you are no longer in the South Pacific or Asia among scenery littered with beaches and palm-trees. The narrative takes you home, to a fictional small town of Hope County, Montana. It could be a magnificent setting for Rookie, the player character, to live his entire life in, barring the fact that the ultra-religious cult, named the Project at Eden’s Gate, has decided to expand its radical footprint in the area. This doomsday sect is guided by Joseph Seed, aka The Father, a maniacal yet charismatic leader and the main antagonist of Far Cry 5. The Father is accompanied with three siblings that help their leader as lieutenants to maintain the hegemony. The protagonist’s primary goal is to organize and fuel resistance to liberate locals and cleanse the region of ruthless bigots.
Ubisoft has thoroughly reworked game mechanics and enhanced the overall gameplay in Far Cry 5 with skill and flair. Unlike the previous series entries, the plot here is quite plausible, and the motives of the main characters sound logical and reasonable. No more farfetched scenarios along with flat, unappetizing missions. At last Far Cry fans are given a true open-world environment that is free to explore from the very beginning. Stunning graphics as well as immersive music and sounds combine together to create an unforgettable game atmosphere.
Finally, Ubisoft has managed to remove such gamers’ pet-hates as a map spotted with multiple icons, imperative crafting and hunting activities, and to reduce the number of meaningless in-game collectables. From now on, it resembles a Witcher 3 style, where all sites of interest are discoverable by merely stumbling upon them, finding notes on the premises or via talking to NPCs. Also, a good deal of the weapon roster can be found in the special Prepper Stashes scattered throughout the world map.
The main objective is straightforward: you have to dismantle the merciless cult by killing its leader and his minions. Each boss has their own sphere of influence, and the protagonist must gain a high enough achievement score, known as Resistance Points, to challenge them in turn. These Points can also be obtained through multiple side missions, which in Far Cry 5 appear to be quite compelling and diverse, especially when compared to the dull fetch quests of earlier games of the series.
By the way, the range and variety of side missions is surprising – from liberating locals taken prisoner to taking out convoys of supply trucks and destroying cult outposts to even hunting and fishing. If some mission turns out to be a hard nut to crack, just bear in mind you are not alone anymore: try and unlock the Specialists – support characters with unique capabilities to complement your journey.
The enemy AI is not superb all round, sometimes having unpredictable flaws and inconsistencies. For instance, a group of enemies may use one and the same ladder while attacking you or they may just hurtle into a tree when driving a truck on the road. Anyway, the AI is quite smart in most cases, to say nothing of animals’ behavior, when, say, a cougar can change its direction to attack a weaker target; or a bear and a dog, your pet companions, might help you out in touch-and-go situations. Hopefully all the minor AI issues are going to get fixed in further patches.
- Arcade mode
This mode provides you with a map editor, which is a useful instrument that helps you create and customize single- and multiplayer maps. Once created, your maps may be shared across the Far Cry game community. The map editor features a broad set of tools that can drastically improve the gameplay and add to the total playing time.
Far Cry 5 System Requirements for PC Version
|OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)||OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)|
|Processor: Intel Core i5-2400 @ 3.1 GHz or AMD FX-6300 @ 3.5 GHz or equivalent||Processor: Intel Core i7-4770 @ 3.4 GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1600 @ 3.2 GHz or equivalent|
|Memory: 8 GB RAM||Memory: 8 GB RAM|
|Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 or AMD R9 270 (2GB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0 or better)||Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or AMD R9 290X (4GB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0 or better)|
|Storage: 40GB Available Space|
All in all, Far Cry 5 is a game really worth spending time on, even if you think little of action games. So why not give it a try and see whether this game can change your mindset?