- You can choose either a male or female protagonist.
- Joseph Seed’s lieutenants are great sub-bosses.
- The story unfolded pretty nicely (until the ending).
- Memorable and well-written side and main characters.
- The silent protagonist works better than I expected.
- Lore and backstories are hidden throughout the game.
- A more modern and civilised setting, taking place in Montana, USA.
- As the protagonist, you have no meaningful backstory.
- Joseph Seed is weak in his role as the main antagonist.
- A lot of the game’s important lore and backstory can be easily missed through a regular playthrough.
The Silent Protagonist
- Extremely helpful companion system.
- Forgivable stealth.
- Montana is a joy to explore and stuffed with hidden treasures
- An array of activities to do and side content.
- Access to a variety of weapons that provide fun and creative ways to take out enemies.
- A ton of vehicle variety.
- No radio towers.
- Minimal microtransactions.
- Outposts are well designed.
- Animals not allowed in vehicles and can’t be fed.
- Basic character customization.
- Gated off in-game content.
Visuals and Performance:
- Hope County is gorgeously rendered.
- Near photorealistic renderings of characters.
- Environments are lush and beautiful.
- Performs really well.
- The game’s physics can get a little wonky, making for fun glitches.
- CPU hog.
- Fantastic soundtrack.
- Great music selection for the game radio.
Personal Favourite Tracks:
- We Will Rise Again
- Hammock – Oh the Bliss (Reinterpretation)
- Now That This Old World Is Ending
- When the Morning Light Shines In
- Come Wisdom and Come Fire
- I Must Protect My Place
- Safe and Sound
- A New One Begins
My Rating:★★★★★ of five stars.
Update: May 28th 2019
I didn’t know this, but apparently, there was a live-action prequel to Far Cry 5 called “Inside Eden’s Gate“. The game has very few references to this live-action short.
My Thoughts (spoiler-ish):
While a tie-in live-action prequel is pretty cool, this prequel is woefully underutilised in the main game’s story. The protagonists of the prequel have no proper role in the main game’s campaign and are just throwaway characters almost never to be seen again. The short film alone isn’t that interesting to me, but I think this would have been an exceptional small TV show series as there is plenty of lore in Far Cry 5 to make use of. I would have liked it more if it played a stronger role in the game’s campaign as a side mission or something. Other than that, it feels more like filler than anything.