Whilst Far Cry is a franchise that’s universally loved, you’d not be blamed about being unsure about the future of the series after Far Cry Primal. Thankfully, all my worries were put aside as soon as I got hands-on with Far Cry 5.
As soon as Far Cry 5 was announced, I was immediately captivated by the premise and more importantly, the location of the game. I was interested to see how a Far Cry game would work in an American location, with previous games opting to go for remote, dense locations.At the beginning of the demo, you’ll be asked to choose one of three ‘guns for hire’ (we’re told there will be more in the final game). Your guns for hire will essentially act as your sidekick in taking down enemies and wildlife throughout the world. Naturally, I chose Boomer The Dog on my first play through, and I was quite surprised how able he was in taking down enemies, or keeping them still for me to deal the final blow.
I also played through the demo once more with Grace as my sidekick, and I could direct her up to high vantage points so she could pick people off with her deadly sniper weapons. The sidekicks will change up your strategy and make you feel like you’ve got support, rather than the hindrance of A.I. You can also (instead) play through the entire game with a co-op partner who will effectively act as your gun for hire, but that feature wasn’t available in this demo.