A horrible story ruins an enjoyable world
Far Cry 5 had the potential to say something interesting by setting the game in America, but its murky story and themes do more to taint the game’s fantastic and playful open world than to give it purpose and meaning.
The goofy world and the serious story never line up, making this one of the rockiest entries in a series that has already delved so deeply into action tourism. It’s yet another mainstream game that takes crisis or tragedy and builds a Ferris wheel on top of it, while intimating that you’re bad for wanting to take a ride.
Having just completed Far Cry 5, this review echoes my feelings perfectly. So much potential, falling so far short. Still fun, but not the masterpiece it could have been.