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So what revived your interest? Nah, I saw the numbers floating over enemy's heads and went "oh no."
This game's seeming more Borderlands-ish than it first appeared. Tiered weapons, damage numbers above enemies heads, wacky pink and red guns. Rage 2 underwent a similar transformation and I'm still not sure how I feel about that.
So I didn't want to assume, what with them being black, having ponytails, subscribing to the "let's party and f-ck everybody else" school of nihilism, and being really enthusiastic about leading a band of murderous bandits... but I spent 5-6 minutes googling different variations of "Far Cry 5 villains gay/lesbian/lgbt?" and only found articles expressing disappointment that the first female villains in this franchise were women of color.
Also with them being siblings I kind of went, "huh, that'd certainly be interesting representation."
I can't tell what the big twist will be - working with Joseph will screw over the protagonist somehow, or if it's going to be killing one of the Twins and leaving the other in power.
Yeah each Farcry after 2 has had that weird moral grey choice. Primal, I think, had a pretty good "golden" ending, except for the whole cannibal tribe thing, the poor saps.
3 was death-by-sex or having to deal with PTSD, 4 was deciding which genocidal group (Religious or nationalist) to leave in power, with the only positive option being to let Pagan Min live which... actually felt kinda good.
5 with the whole resist and kill friends or take him down and end up brainwashed. It seems the good endings are at THE BEGINNING of the game by not engaging in them (The secret endings) which entail not playing by the antagonists rules, in some way. By doing what they ask, you actually get positive outcomes because you DON'T become the prophesied chosen one.
I imagine the bleak choice will be something like - let the Peggies regain control and you have to accept their slightly less insane rule (They seem to have mellowed a LITTLE BIT) or probably allow one of the anarchist sisters to be a ruler. Or there'll be a surprise plot twist villain in ACTUAL GOVERNMENT returning to the region and you'll be up against some sort of ENCLAVE of the former US Government perhaps?
What, too on the nose?
Nothing stops you from eliminating both leaders of the Golden Path.
Which leaves...you in charge.
Oh and Pagan Min wills the country to you.
Food for thought then! So one of the few potentially "golden" endings in the series then?
Jerek: It has no golden ending. No matter what you do you are ultimately forced to choose one of the two factions for the story.
Charles: Except it has zero impact on the actual story. You can only kill them in Freeplay after the story is completed. At which point it has zero actual impact on the story.
You have three choices for 5. Let Seed go in the opening, fight him at the end, or let him walk off with your friends and that is it.
At least in 4 you can take the short cut and the rest of the end variations are oriented around Pagan Min after you pick one of the two sides with the Golden Path. That is it.
Edited by TuefelHundenIV on Feb 14th 2019 at 6:11:58 AM
What, too on the nose?
Edited by Soble on Feb 14th 2019 at 4:46:28 AM
You know, "The only way to win is not to play" is kind of a weird message for a video game.
Edited by DrunkenNordmann on Feb 14th 2019 at 2:31:24 PM
Well, having played New Dawn, and thoroughly enjoyed it, I'm in the position to say that you do get a fairly definitive ending. Mickey survives and lives to run the hell away, her sister Lou bleeds out and dies, Ethan (Joseph Seed's son) gets killed after eating something he really shouldn't have, as well as copious bullets, and you do, finally, get to kill Joseph Seed. Which I didn't like doing much.
Oh yeah, and the Judge is the Deputy from Far Cry 5, but the way he/she ends up that way isn't the same as it's been spoken of in a lot of online chatter about it. It's justified in-story fairly well but you do have to go digging.
The ending also isn't bleak at all. The settlement you spend a lot of time protecting and building up remains standing, and flourishes. Hope that helps alleviate some anxiety.
Edited by TamH70 on Mar 29th 2019 at 11:02:35 AM
Same criticism I had of FC 5 back when it came out. It just creates an audience apathy. Why should I care if, no matter how much good I do, the game will refute it every time?
Finished. Scathing words incoming.
If I accept that this game was about confronting Joseph Seed and blotting any trace of his influence from the earth then I imagine it's a much better experience. If not, then it was 60 percent dealing with some no-name thugs and 40 percent providing closure to Far Cry 5, with a lot of filler in between.
Edited by Soble on Apr 13th 2019 at 5:15:21 AM
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