Far Cry 5 Offical Thread

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#1

It’s finally out and I must say, it looks great. I haven’t played any Far Cry games since the third one so I’m a bit behind.

Is anyone playing this?

PS, I couldn’t make the title for thread just Far Cry 5 because it wasn’t long enough.


#2

How are people playing already? My preorder on Xbox One is only available on Tuesday.


#3

Oh crikey, you are right. It is only out on Tuesday. I quickly needed to create a thread, saw this post: What are you playing now?

and created a thread. :slight_smile: So it does look like people are playing already.


#4

Yep. Got my copy yesterday at CNA.

I’m enjoying it much more than FC4.


#5

So, I got up super early this morning to play some of the game. Ended up playing about 2 hours.

For some reason, the hype got me good for Far Cry 5. I couldn’t wait to start playing!!

Okay, so the first impressions have been good. The game feels like you’d expect a Far Cry game to feel like. It’s extremely over-the-top, the map is absolutely huge, the shooting mechanics solid, and the animals are vicious. The game is also visually absolutely stunning!!


#6

Wanted to start last night at 12, but I am a little sick so I passed out at like 9 already. Will jump in tonight. Last Far Cry I played was 2. So I don’t really know what to expect.


#7

I agree with everything DieGrootHammer said except the driving/vehicle mechanics are still shite!

Other than that feels like a solid game.


#8

I heard the distances traveled between missions are not as crap as FC2. Think I might pick up a copy


#9

The map is huge though.


#10

Got my copy from greenmangaming… Gonna start playing now… :man_dancing::man_dancing::man_dancing:


#11

Ok played about 5 hours. The first 2 hours I hated it. It was chaos and I didn’t know what the hell was going on. There was no rhyme or reason to anything. But then I realised it might have something to do with how I think of the game. I was expecting a story driven FPS. This game isn’t that. @Hiro Mentioned Breath of The wild to me and then it clicked how this game should be played. Exactly like you want to play it.

My opinion has now changed. I am starting to like it a lot. I look for something on the horizon, then I go there and take on whatever comes up in between. After a few upgrades and some more gun slots, the game is really opening up a lot.

I am focussing on one area at the moment and I think I am almost done with it. Cannot wait for the long weekend to really sink my teeth into it.


#12

Awesome, glad you are clicking now :smile:

I have had a couple more hours and starting to really love it! Plenty to do, but it feels a lot more natural and organic than some of the previous Ubisoft ooenworld games (barring the sublime ACO)


#13

Wow this game is just impressing me more and more. I ended up playing a lot last night. @Talentloos I also thought about BotW while playing the game. The exploration just feels similar to it. It makes for an incredible experience.


#14

Also, it’s hard to describe just how absolutely pretty this game is.

Here is a screenshot shared on reddit of the game running on PS4PRO:


#15

really love the 3d map. and also digging the chaotic but natural dispersion of events and side missions and prepper stashes. Have played for about 5-6 hours and have yet to do a single main mission. just having fund exploring the map.


#16

I found the wheel menu system was a bit confusing at first but once I got used to it, it gets much easier to navigate.


#17

How are you guys traversing the map? fast travelling everywhere or walking or driving?


#18

I feel ashamed, but I couldn’t figure out for the life of me how to select the fishing pole. I had to Google it. Only then did I find out that while the wheel is open, you can press the other shoulder button on the controller to open the utility wheel.

I’ve been walking or driving everywhere. I rather don’t want to fast travel right now as there is so much to explore and find.

Also, I managed to unlock the three top companions. Grace the sniper is absolutely baller! She is my go-to for missions right now. When I go hunting, Boomers is great for that added tagging of animals. And the pilot guy I just unlocked, so haven’t used him…yet.


#19

I also have those three. At the moment I’m using boomer the most. Haven’t really used the sniper chick. I think what I want to do next is go and get all the other companions before I continue with more story stuff. For the last two hours or so I played I have just been doing outposts and prepper stashes. and for the moment I’m also walking almost everywhere. but there are fuckers in a plane after me at the moment and it gets very frustrating being bombed every 5 minutes. I will need to take those fuckers out.


#20

Oh wow I am not at the point of progress in any of the area where they are sending planes after me yet. I got a bit side tracked with fishing. The damn fishing mini game is actually really fun and relaxing. The game is so fast paced and constantly something happening, that I just took a break and went fishing.