So, today I stopped by GameStop and bought myself a copy of Far Cry 5 for my PS4, even went for the Deluxe Edition that comes with some extra DLCs as well as a map of the game's world and the soundtrack.
I have only just started the game, but so far I am enjoying it and it is quite interesting that Ubisoft decided to have it that you get to customize the character you're playing as, who seems to be a silent protagonist so far from what I've experienced, and yes you do get to select at the start if you want to play as a man or a woman.
The story is that you're one of several deputies who has been sent into Hope County to arrest the leader of a cult called Eden's Gate, a crazy bastard by the name of Joseph Seed who calls himself The Father, on charges of kidnapping.
But things go south when you and the other deputies try to leave the compound that the cult's holed up at and you're the only one who manages to slip away from the lunatics, thanks to an old military veteran who is called Dutch by most people in Hope County, he tells you that you can't expect any help to come as the cult has cut off the entire valley that the county is in from the rest of the world and the only way to fight back is to mount up a resistance against them.
And obviously, that is what you're gonna do, along with attempting to save your colleagues that were captured and sent off to each of Joseph's "siblings" for who knows what they're planning to do with them.
Along the way, you will also be able to recruit people to fight alongside you with the Guns For Hire system and this also includes unique specialists, each of which you unlock through missions, that come with new ways to take on the cult, whether it be by being as sneaky as possible or just flat out blowing everything and everyone up.
There's also another interesting thing about the game, you do not need to hunt animals and get their hides in order to craft new holsters, instead that's unlocked via a perk menu where you spend, obviously, perk points that you earn by completing challenges across the game's world and they range from causing as much death and destruction upon Eden's Gate as possible to hunting and skinning certain types of animals in the valley along with fishing, the perk points can also be earned by finding perk magazines that are found inside hidden prepper stashes that sometimes people you save might tip you off about.
The game also comes with an editor called Far Cry Arcade which has assets from not only the base game, but also Far Cry 4, Primal, Assassin's Creed: Black Flag and Unity as well as the first Watch_Dogs game and you can create ANY type of map you want, whether it be a co-op or a competive one, with these assets, so you can just run absolutely wild with these.
All in all, I think the game is so far fun and it will be interesting to see what's gonna happen further down the line.