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Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5's love of unpredictable violence is too damn exhausting

Far Cry 5's love of unpredictable violence is too damn exhausting

Brandon Russell

Loosely defined, Murphy’s Law states anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. It is an acceptance of the world’s twisted humor, a concept that reminds us we truly have no control, no matter how much we plan. Which basically encapsulates the world in which Far Cry exists. The game worships the very basis of Murphy’s Law and takes it to its caricatural extreme. It’s a carnival of...

We'd love to see these 5 things at Ubisoft's E3 show

We'd love to see these 5 things at Ubisoft's E3 show

Eric Frederiksen

Assassins are apparently terrible at keeping secrets. We know a lot about Ubisoft’s upcoming E3 show early next week, but the details still remain to be filled in. We’re going to hear a lot about sequels, and there’s as much to worry about there as there is with a brand new game. With a brand new game, you wonder if it’ll be interesting in the first place, where sequels just might not...

Far Cry 5 release date and setting revealed, and it's a doozy

Far Cry 5 release date and setting revealed, and it's a doozy

Eric Frederiksen

Ubisoft seems to have a knack for picking hot-button issues to center their games around. They don’t always get the message and tone of these games right, but they’re always trying. Far Cry 5 is the company’s biggest gamble yet. As the initial imaging suggests, this is the story of a religious cult that has taken over a Montana county. A few juicy details have made their way out via...

Far Cry 5's first image points toward a deeply political game

Far Cry 5's first image points toward a deeply political game

Eric Frederiksen

The Far Cry games, despite Ubisoft's best intentions, have always been political for racial and cultural reasons. With Far Cry 5, it seems like the company is looking to lean into the political nature of the series, but from a slightly different angle. Instead of fighting a random foreign dictator or pirate group, it looks from the newest art – which points to a reveal on Friday – like...