When Ubisoft obtained the rights to pick up where Far Cry 1 left off, fans of the original Far Cry were split on whether the decision was good for players. Far Cry 2 was hard. It also introduced elements that have been reused in almost all Ubisoft games since. After Far Cry 3, several futuristic spin offs were created, and after Far Cry 4, Ubisoft took us back to prehistoric times in Far Cry Primal.
As you can see, it isn’t rare for Ubisoft to make drastic changes to one of their longest running franchises. Far Cry 5 ventures into unknown territory as well. Previously, when Ubisoft isn’t exploring the past or the future, Far Cry always takes place in a remote, often fictional dictatorship. Far Cry 5 brings the franchise to American for the first time. In Montana, players are tasked with taking down a local cult in Montana. The game is littered with side objectives and other distractions. Some critiques from fans are actually that there is too much to do and this makes it feel more populated than the real Montana.
This of course isn’t a large complaint. It’s more of an interesting fact than a flaw. Gamers from all over the world have picked up Far Cry 5 to explore the vast open world Montana. In fact, this is the biggest launch week for Ubisoft since the release of The Division. Far Cry 5 is the fastest selling edition in franchise history.
Far Cry 5’s decision to bring the series to America has ultimately proved successful. Ubisoft’s string of recent releases have brought about a new revolution for the company. Fans were sour after the mishaps of Assassin’s Creed Unity during launch week. Players were falling through buildings and plagued with abundant animation glitches. Due to the success of Watch Dogs 2, The Division, Assassin’s Creed Origins, and now Far Cry 5, it seems that Ubisoft is back on track to delivering the games that people love to play.