have never played a game this stupid in my entire life.Let me lay out how my first few hours of gameplay went.
It starts off strong enough, the main villain Joseph seed is menacing and crazy like we all saw from the trailers, and its a beautiful game with lots of great scenery. But the premise felt...small. Far cry 3 had you going up against Vaas and Hoyt, owners of small armies and international trafficking rings, far cry 4 you faced down an ENTIRE COUNTRY and a national military force. What you get now is a presumably small cult of Montana hillbillies. But we'll come back to that.
So i start off on dutchs island, the tutorial area, and get my first taste of the combat. Its a re-skin of the other games with next to nothing new added, and half the guns taken away. That's right, to make it look like they have the same amount of guns they just put the same guns in twice under a different name. Like the AK-47 and the AK-M. They have the exact same stats, and take all the same attachments, but one has a wood stock instead of synthetic, OMFGIJCEFM!!!!!! all the guns have this kind of clone that might as well not be there.
Anyway, after the tutorial area you get suggested 3 different areas to go to to start taking down this cult and its leaders in classic far cry fashion of clearing outposts, blowing shit up, and hunting animals. I chose to take down Faith Seed's area first, and oh my fucking god.
Let's talk about the flowers. Why do they make you hallucinate? Never explained. How has the government never been aware of this plant that just breathing the air around them is a thousand times stronger than LSD? Never explained. Why do both animals and cultists just appear out of a fucking puff of smoke? Even when you're nowhere near the flowers? Never explained! Is faith even a real physical person or just a ghost? NEVER EXPLAINED. How can she just take over the marshalls mind like she's hacked into his brain? NEVER! FUCKING! EXPLAINED!
I kept waiting for the twist where somehow they had implanted microchips or something, but no, she just straight up possesses him like a demon without any explanation whatsoever. Consistent game mechanics and storytelling? This game hasn't heard of it.
You remember those hillbillies I mentioned? Yeah, how do they have fighter planes? Attack helicopters? Mounted machine guns? All of this stuff could be accepted when you're dealing with international mercenaries operating outside of a nation state, or when you're fight the actual military of a country, but again, HOW HAS A retarded small town preacher and his band of merry men afforded an army's worth of weaponry and explosives and not been raided by the FBI? This premise is bullshit, they even have some kind of bliss oil condenser bunker that blankets the whole valley in a fog of hallucinogen gas. This is joker and Batman villainy, or doctor Octavius and Spiderman, its stupid af and never explained.
Far cry 5 has ZERO RESPECT FOR YOUR INTNTELLIGENCE OR YOUR DEMAND THAT A GAME MAKE SENSE. yeah the others had over the top action, and trippy moments, and I'm not saying they were perfect, but they ecplained what the fuck was going on. This...this is pure shit!
3/10 it's a turd but a shiny one.