So it looks like the next Far Cry game is going to be in the US and feature a religious cult as the bad guys; a cult that treads a bit closer to real-world Christian/White Supremacist groups than some people like.
I don't want to force all discussion of the game here, but we don't want the discussion of the game itself to turn into an argument about real world politics. So... let's keep that here.
So... Far Cry 5. Yeah, the moment I realized it involved a heavily-armed, religious cult set in the US I knew it would be hard to talk about it. And the main thread is already getting out of control.
Far Cry 2/3/4? Sure, it's easy to go to Africa/the Pacific/the Himalayas and gun down the designated evil groups there as an American mercenary/dude-bro/immigrant. The antagonists don't look or act like us. It's easy to attack the "other".
But Far Cry 5? These people look like us. Maybe we even agree with some of what they seem to be representing. And by portraying them as the "bad guys" makes us uncomfortable. Is the game calling me "evil" for maybe thinking they have a point?
So yeah, there's going to be a lot of furor over this one. And Fox News hasn't even heard about it yet...