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Far Cry 5
Far Cry 5

PC | PlayStation 4 | Xbox One
Genre: Action
Developer: Ubisoft Official Site: https://www.ubisoft.com/en-A...
Publisher: Ubisoft
Release Date:
27th February 2018
Friday, 29 September 2017
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 02:00pm 29/09/17 | 0 Comments
Recently we were invited out to Ubisoft Montreal to get an in-depth and varied look at the world of Far Cry 5. We sent Adam "Grizz" Mathew who returned a little darker and deeper inside, and wouldn't stop whistling an angelic yet nefarious little diddy. So, we asked him to write about it, with him having also chatted to Far Cry 5 audio director Tony Gronick on what it takes to create a soundtrack -- and hook -- for an out-there prepper-ish cult.

Here's a slice of the informative interview we got in return for Grizz's soul:
Tony: We knew the cult needed its own sound, but we honestly didn't know what that was going to be. My initial approach was post-rock, but it proved to be a little too 'droney', especially on an in-car radio that went against the drone of the engine. Christian rock didn't match the visuals of the characters either. Likewise, traditional hymns seemed to fit, though the lyrics didn't suit what this cult was about. These songs needed to match the manifesto that the cult believes in. But, most important of all, even if you were a listener with no knowledge of the cult, you'd need to find the music beautiful. Once you swallowed that lure and entered into the cult, those lyrics would then start to take on a double meaning.
Click here for the full Q&A with Tony Gronick -- it's an insightful and fascinating read.
Friday, 16 June 2017
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 02:09pm 16/06/17 | 0 Comments
First off, sorry for getting that song stuck in your head on this fine Friday afternoon. Secondly, remember Bloodhound Gang? Anyway, in a new behind the scenes video for Far Cry 5 which focuses on the companions in the game -- including everyone's favourite dog Boomer -- you can see the bespoke carnal act hinted at in the headline occur for the briefest of seconds.

Which means that nothing has been lost in a transplanting Far Cry to the rural U.S. of A. Yeah, the introduction of a crazed religious cult couldn't stop the unexpected, weird, and funny.



Note: The animal business is at the 2:06 mark.

In other Far Cry 5 news it has been confirmed that the wing-suit is also making a comeback and that it will tied to a story-line based on a famous stuntman from the '70s who we assume was the talk of Montana.
Wednesday, 14 June 2017
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 05:11am 14/06/17 | 0 Comments
Out at a pre-E3 press event, Ubisoft gave AusGamers a world first hands-on with Far Cry 5 where we patted our Blue Heeler, flew a plane, rode a tractor, mounted a machine gun, took on crazy cultists and, most importantly, took in a spot of fishing. Yep, fishing.

Here's a snippet:
It’s been an annoyance to me for a while, especially in the Far Cry series. Primal could be forgiven because of the period in which it’s set, but ancient peoples had unique fishing traps and the like to use, so it doesn’t get off completely. But Far Crys 2, 3 and 4 had no excuse.

At any rate, because there is other game to talk about here (see what I did there?!), I just want to point out you can go fishing in Far Cry 5. You ‘borrow’ a spare rod from a fellow angler, and the fishing I got to do was of the fly kind -- simply aim your rod in the direction you want to cast, then hold down the right trigger and our Rex Hunt wannabe will skilfully fly cast three times before you let go and hit the water. From here, it’s a matter of massaging your line back in while watching the surface of the water for ripple evidence of eager fish eyeing off your lure. Feel a nibble in the rumble feature on your controller (not sure how this will work on PC), and hit a button to snag the fish and once you’ve hooked him, you’re up for a decent fight to land it.

What’s cool here is you need to play with the fish in realistic ways. You can’t reel in too fast or you’ll lose him, fight him too much and your line with break. You need to pull in the opposite direction he’s pulling away while teasing tension on the line; giving him some freedom here and there before reeling in harder and faster. The whole idea, if you’ve never fished before, is to tire him out so you can bring him to the bank and pull him in. It’s an exhilarating mini-game that is very quickly going to become a fan meta experience, so evidenced by the whiteboard in our demo room with the names and weights of the biggest catches so far during the pre-E3 hands-on experience. The biggest was 59 pounds, but I was told there are some monster fish out in the Big Sky country game-world Ubisoft has created here.
Click here for our full Far Cry 5 hands-on preview.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 10:18am 13/06/17 | 1 Comments
Enough said really. You'll definitely want to check this out, and see for yourself what Far Cry set in the deep south of the U.S.A looks like in motion. Spoiler alert, it looks fantastic.

Check it out.

Monday, 29 May 2017
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 01:23pm 29/05/17 | 0 Comments
Ah, sweet music to our ears. After the excellent trailer that dropped over the weekend it looks like more details about Ubisoft's upcoming Far Cry 5 are beginning to emerge. Like a protagonist (male or female) that you can create from scratch, and a campaign that can be played in its entirety with two players. Set in a fictional Montana U.S.A the game will center around the rise of a doomsday cult known as the The Project at Eden’s Gate.

A setting that Ubisoft chalks up to that time in the '80s where the future was uncertain, thanks to a pair of superpowers known as the United States and the Soviet Union. A concept that unfortunately feels all the more relevant today.

“I remember sort of this crushing weight. This feeling like the titans of the US and the Soviet Union could basically erupt, and that something catastrophic would happen,” says Executive Producer and Creative Director Dan Hay. “I remember growing up under that, and feeling the weight of it and being scared all the time. I remember watching movies like The Terminator or War Games, and it was sort of out there in the ether that people were feeling like we were on the edge of something.”




In Far Cry 5 the doomsday cult is led by the enigmatic Joseph "The Father" Seed, who are hell bent on saving as many souls as possible -- whether they like it or not. With such an evocative setting and story how well Far Cry 5 is received will ultimately boil down to how far Ubisoft are willing to go. And based on early word, it looks like the team are putting a lot of emphasis on story, which is great to hear.

“Games are maturing, and we’re getting closer and closer to films and television in terms of the stories we can tell,” Hay says. “And I think it means we can start to tackle situations and characters that are a little more complex. And so when we look at The Father, this guy who believes that the end of times is coming, and has built his own religion, it means that we can tackle that. Even though it’s a tough subject, it works in the game, and we feel like we can own it.”

Far Cry 5 will launch on Xbox One, PS4, and PC on February 27. Expect to see a lot more on the game at E3 next month.
Saturday, 27 May 2017
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 02:34pm 27/05/17 | 2 Comments
Set in the fictional Hope County of modern day Montana, U.S.A, Far Cry 5 will pit players against a doomsday cult known as the Project at Eden's Gate. After teasers earlier in the week and the release of some truly impressive artwork the other day today we get our first look at the game with a cinematic in-engine trailer. You'll definitely want to check this out.

Because, well, it looks great. Cult members, off-road vehicles, slices of Americana, farm-lands, rivers, and even giant bears chasing people.



Far Cry 5 will be available on PS4, Xbox One and PC on February 27th, 2018.