Far Cry 5 - Welcome to Montana

PaladinTom wrote:

You're all wrong. Far Cry 1 was the best. ;-)

The hottest, wrongest take!

Anyone watching/watched the short movie today?

Trailer:

https://www.amazon.com/Far-Cry-Insid...

The bad guy was genuinely creepy and the action is very competent. Worth watching while you eat.

Looks like you get this free with certain Samsung SSD's

https://www.samsung.com/us/explore/f...

I might get this just for the map editor that they announced today, truly a mad idea allowing to use assets from other games in their stable!

I read Urban Waite's prequel novel. I'm not a huge fan of tie-ins, but I like to give them a chance. This one left me tepid. There was some good scene-setting and some background on the Eden's Gate cult that I'm glad I read, but the overall, it didn't engage me. I imagine it's hard writing an action-suspense novel when one of the premises is that the characters live to be in the upcoming game, and it wasn't awful by any stretch, but I'm going to use it as another data point in the "Game novels aren't Oso's cup of tea" argument.

Oso wrote:

I read Urban Waite's prequel novel. I'm not a huge fan of tie-ins, but I like to give them a chance. This one left me tepid. There was some good scene-setting and some background on the Eden's Gate cult that I'm glad I read, but the overall, it didn't engage me. I imagine it's hard writing an action-suspense novel when one of the premises is that the characters live to be in the upcoming game, and it wasn't awful by any stretch, but I'm going to use it as another data point in the "Game novels aren't Oso's cup of tea" argument.

I've seen a couple of decent ones (the very FIRST Mass Effect one is a great prequel, the Dead Space ones aren't bad) but generally, they aren't bringing the best writers, and the writers aren't bringing their A game.

Thanks for warning us off.

We’re a little over a week away.

I am all in on the PC after having an initially tepid response. I think this may be the best Ubi sandbox shooter Far Cry yet.

Far Cry 5: The Opening Hours Gameplay Livestream - IGN Plays Live

Higgledy wrote:

The thing is it wasn't everyone who hated the check points. I had no problem with them at all.

Yeah the checkpoints were a complete nonissue for me and I found the complaints online about them way overblown. I don't think there are any rose-colored glasses involved, I legit think the design choices of the game were great.

Anyway looking forward to FC5, sounds like there is enough new stuff, unlike FC4 which just felt like FC3.5 really.

I wrapped up my PS4 playthrough of FC 4. It was quite satisfying killing off e’rebody by the end of the game.

Spoiler:

Executed Noor, Sabal, and Pagan after their cutscenes. Apparently you can find Paul caged up in Durgesh Prison so I am going to see if that is true this afternoon.

I set Amita on fire with a fire arrow after her hidden cutscene.

Very satisfying after her sanctimonious bullsh*t speech.

I agree with people who called it FC3.5 but the plot and writing were well done.

I was so looking forward to this but then I remembered Uplay.....

Just going to have to wait and see if it will still work with a steam controller before I decide to buy.

If anyone is still looking to pick this up on PC, I have a link to Greenmangaming for 20% off. I will also get $5! I think you have to be a first time user though.

https://greenmangaming.mention-me.co...

Pre-loading gold edition. There's something about Far Cry that just punches all my buttons. The DLC looks pretty good, so I went for the season pass this time.

Moggy wrote:

Pre-loading gold edition. There's something about Far Cry that just punches all my buttons. The DLC looks pretty good, so I went for the season pass this time.

Same. There is a part of me that recognizes it isn't anything incredibly inventive, but it looks pretty, is incredibly fun to play and explore the different ways of taking down settlements. On the other hand, I get why people are tired of this cocktail.

Definitely looking forward to playing this. I watched a stream last night and it looks like a competitor for one of the best opening sequences that I have seen in a game for a while

So what are the requirements for a checkpoint save?

I went down a ladder and it dropped me below the ground and killed me. I respawned at the nearest outpost, but my weapons were just the starting ones.

I wasn’t sure how I felt about the change to melee weapons.

Then I hit a cult man with a shovel.

It felt good.

Far Cry 5 - Easy Allies Review

Those yellow tinted glasses really make the villain look so much douchey-er don't they?

Maybe I'm misremembering, but has it always been the case shooting a dude in the chest with the first pistol you get actually kills him in one shot? That feels different. Not complaining, it's just not the bullet sponge I'm used to.

Who's doing the main track of music in the background? It sounds familiar (Avett Brothers?), but i can't place it.

Certis wrote:

Maybe I'm misremembering, but has it always been the case shooting a dude in the chest with the first pistol you get actually kills him in one shot? That feels different. Not complaining, it's just not the bullet sponge I'm used to.

It feels like they tweaked the damage model a bit. Your basic firearms are much more lethal. The base one hand smg is much better. The specialized weapons a bit less damaging than before.

The bow takes a hair more accuracy (limb shots do not appear to be a 1 hit kill now but head and torso are usually instant) as does the base sniper.

Five hour impressions so far:

It’s still Far Cry. Big, dumb, and cheesy as hell.

The sandbox is great. Lots of fun areas to goof in.

However, it’s got issues. The voiceover is seriously broken. For instance, I had a quest giver and companion NPC engaging in an end of mission dialogue while both of their idle chatter voiceover was running. It was infuriating.

The perk system is... bizarre. It’s just a big grid with random sh*t in it. The old systems were clunky but they had some sense of progression to them.

Now you start with various take-down abilities but have to perk up fishing (?). Why? Why not just make fishing skills baseline or skill up through collectables in the world?

Other than that, I am not a fan of the checkpoint system. They should use a traditional save system

Anyhoo. Shooting is great. Again it’s definitely Far Cry.

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I would buy a version of FC5 if they stripped out everything and just turned it into a Montana sandbox fly fishing simulator.

tuffalobuffalo wrote:

I would buy a version of FC5 if they stripped out everything and just turned it into a Montana sandbox fly fishing simulator.

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http://www.pishtech.com/rwff_index.php

Get ready to cry further than you ever have before!

Dang it, Amazon, deliver this already, I want to play already!

EDIT: And having waited until the end of the delivery window, Amazon is now suggesting a 1-3 day delay.

Seriously, need them to stop this whole "we can do it all ourselves" shipping experiment. Every single late package has been shipped by Amazon directly and I'm kind of over it.

First impressions:

- Enemy models need more variety, can feel like you are fighting an army of clones. I guess this has been an issue with all the games but it seemed more noticeable than usual

- Voices often sound off, like there is an echo to them even when they are outside, like all va was recorded in a warehouse

+ Game world just feels more expansive and open, more room to breathe. Roads are where you go to find trouble, but offpath things seem more calm, wildlife attacks much less often so far. Just being in this gameworld feels much better than any FC since 2

+ Gunplay feels solid and lethal.

+ Exploration and sidequests feel more natural and rewarding so far

+ Once I got off that starter island I really started enjoying the game. The story and setup is dumb as hell but meh, what do you expect from FC