Friday, May 7, 2021

Far Cry 5 Had the Best Ambience

While many fans feel like the Far Cry series has taken on a different route since Far Cry 3, Far Cry 5 remains one of my favorite in terms of ambience. Other entries in the series put you on an island controlled by a psychopath where the goal is to survive and bring the psychopath down. Far Cry 5 isn't that different in that sense but the setting is now in a fictional Montana with a Religious Cult - both settings compliment each other in a neat little package and feels closer to home.

The Father, Far Cry 5's "psychopath", is the religious cult leader and uses a modified version of the bible as the basis of his teaching and not all of his "teachings" are non-sense. There has been times when I told myself "yeah he's crazy but that part is true" and it added a different dynamic to the overall experience.

Another thing that plays in Far Cry 5 favor is the music the cult uses to brainwash it's members. It plays on the radio station and they all sound religious-ish with a definite love of the religious cult undertone. If you haven't cleared out an area, you can't go 5 minute without hearing this music which is a wonderful, constant, reminder that the religious cult influence is present and needs to be brought down. 

No other games in the series uses the music this way and few other games do.

If you haven't played Far Cry 5 yet then you definitely should give it a go - it often goes on special for less than 20$ nowadays.

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