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Wow, that was something different.
I was expecting them to play up the surreal and lurid violence-is-fun thing that they usually do with Far Cry. Instead, these personal testimonials from what I assume are going to be major supporting characters are incredibly earnest-feeling. They're universally well-acted, subtly written, offer a personal angle that I wasn't expecting. That kind of tonal change is a breath of fresh air, in my opinion.
All that, and now I hear they're adding a character creator too? That's also quite different. I like the setting too, eager to see what they can do with it- and what other changes from the formula they might announce.
Color me intrigued, Ubisoft. You caught my attention.
edited 26th May '17 6:57:33 AM by Gault
When I saw the announcement trailer I was wondering how they were going to justify a "Far Cry type" situation within the United States, if a very rural region. But after reading more it does make a bit more sense and I'm legitimately intrigued by this game.
From the looks of it it's not until the player arrives that the cult actually rises up and takes over the county. And if they cut off communication with the outside world (not that difficult since there's probably like one cell tower in the entire county) as a first step, then perhaps a big part of the story is just getting word out on how bad things have gotten.
Add in a mild political crises in the United States as a whole, which helped the cult get as big as they did, and the authorities reaction time could be dulled just enough to ensure that there isn't time to wait around for the cavalry to show up before the cult commits their worst atrocity.
Or alternatively, perhaps there's going to be two possible finales. One where you contact the outside world and the authorities show up with overwhelming force, or one where you rally the locals into force strong enough to take down the cult themselves. The latter will likely be the "good" ending since it will result in a lot less collateral damage and be much more in step with the culture of the resistance members.
those pre-rendered scenes are fucking amazing. Seriously go check out the one with the pastor on the last page. I rewatched it like six times it's so gorram good.
As for actual game details: far cry but with planes! and fishing. I will probably spend an absurd time fishing and angrily shooting attacking bears so they'll leave me alone to fish.
They've also mentioned adding more customization options for guns and vehicles so I really hope I can make a muscle car with dual miniguns and nitro.
It looks really interesting, especially because fighting mostly white right wing extremists isn't something I would've predicted Ubisoft doing for a Far Cry game. It's bold.
edited 26th May '17 11:37:20 AM by Fourthspartan56
I don't know about adding duel miniguns and nitro, but from reading the game info on the official site I can confirm that muscle cars are in the game.
It is kind of funny to me looking at it that it seems so far the only people getting offended and triggered as they say by these depictions of the antagonists are right wing fanatics.
Yet I guarantee that these were the very same people that kept saying anyone complaining about Pagan Min, before more information came out about him, were just triggered SJ Ws.
Oh the irony is sweet. I think I am gonna enjoy this game....
Oh, that's been going on ever since the election. Whenever a chain or a movie or something supposedly does something that criticizes Trump or the 2nd Amendment or something right-wingers start a "boycott".
Such as #Boycott Kellogs, #Boycott Levis, #Boycott Star Wars, all sorts of stuff like that.
Oh boy, this game is going to be cathartic as hell for me then.
But yeah it's funny just how much projecting goes on in the political spectrum surrounding games and movies but I digress from this topic.
Oh God this is gonna be so much fun.
Gonna be playing a fun game while also insulting an entire group of jackasses.
What more could anyone ask for?
I really hope that they bring up that the government is wondering "wait, what?" about a militant cult taking over a town. We saw that FBI dude in Far Cry 3, and a CIA guy in Far Cry 4, but will there actually be a good US government agent in this trying to get info on the cult to send in the National Guard?
I like the opposition. It looks like they dug up both recent and past history on various US born and bred extremist groups. Like the Hutaree Militia, Waco Branch Dividians, the 'Sword and Arm of the Lord' domestic terror group, the Bundy militia, various elements of the Militia Movement. and other nutters that have cropped up in US history that all have trappings and similarities to the bad guys in this game.
If they do this right they will be one whacky and frankly scary bunch. Also very topical given our president and his followers behavior in the past few years to present time.
I sincerely hope we get to see Hurk a again just to see what mess he has gotten himself into.
I also get the impression there's going to be a commentary on 'Everyone has a voice and needs to be completely heard' arguments. The woman talking about her bar and her daddy having a rule of 'Everyone could say what they want'. Now these people have come into their town, said what they want, no one shut them up, and look at what has happened.
Everyone can say what they want, but that doesn't mean people won't tell you to STFU or that every voice deserves a platform.
I also do GENUINELY like that its a small town that was NORMAL and the story seems to be that and outside group is the threat and our characters are defending the town rather than on an offense.
Ink: I think I agree with you all the way.
Just finished the resistance trailers. I am loving it. They all better be some solid characters though after those trailers. The Padre better be a BAMF especially after a line like that. I like how each one has basically had enough of the local loonies shit and are sounding like they are ready to put foot to ass.
It does sound like the group is mostly outsiders who took over slowly at first before seizing the town.
I hope the protagonist is black. And Jewish.
There's character customization so I think you can make your character that.
Oh, and gay, too.
I think it's a mix of both.
The Seed family themselves are relatively recent arrivals in Hope County, but many of the Project at Eden's Gate cult members are also former members of Jerome Jeffries' church, which means they were locals.
Still, with the Seed family being from out of town, it does make a lot of sense that the resistance members are going to perceive the cult as an outside force. Just one that's corrupted some members of the community.
There's going to be full character customization in this game, setting it apart from previous Far Cry installments. The only piece of confirmed backstory is that your character is a deputy sheriff that's sent in to arrest the cult leader. Which is the instigating event for the cult to rise up and take over Hope County directly.
edited 26th May '17 6:16:55 PM by Falrinn
I hope its not a silent protagonist at least.
Never like those especially since their easily avoidable.
Anyway, we finally have a Far Cry where you're not shooting brown people. Now you're in 'Murica.
Pagan Min was white.
Setting this in America was probably the boldest decision this franchise has made since its inception.
Also: The cult is called Eden's Gate◊, so it seems like it may be structured around Heaven's Gate in some ways. It's possible Eden's Gate's endgame will mirror Heaven's Gate's (mass suicide).
edited 26th May '17 6:36:30 PM by Gaon
Heaven's Gate never ever acted like this. They didn't use White Supremacy imagery, and they were the opposite of violent. They were self-flagellating.
it appears to be a pretty standard end of times evangelical cult. The only real difference between the actual real world Montana end times cults and these ones is they're saving people by force. and they're (probably) not racist #sorrynotsorry.
I'm not sure how melee weapons will work in a modern setting but by god if i can run through the entire game with nothing but a bow and a stars and stripes bat I'm for sure gonna do that.
Obviously, Heaven's Gate wasn't like this (I'm fairly sure no cult was directly like this, it seems like a mismash of several different groups), but they clearly patterned the name after Heaven's Gate, so they might be taking some cues here and there.
Character creation is all well and good but man Jerome would have been a hella cool player character too.
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