Far Cry: New Dawn?

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The cover just looks terrible.. race not withstanding..

BUT.. typical Far Cry covers have the villains as the ones in power, and the victim typically being the protagonist.. so are the two black women the big bads?
 

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Not a chance. Minority villains in fictional media are a thing of the past. If you're going to shoot at someone, that's now reserved for whitey.

That's why WWII games are so popular. No group from any side is going to complain about killing white Nazis.
 

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I'd buy 4 copies out of support for Ubi if you played as the Father or Deputy from #5, leaving the bunker to find a world run by feminist gangs who keep soyboys chained in the basement as living sperm banks.
 

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Guess we'll find out tonight at THE GAME AWARDS.. I think they're premiering a trailer.

Guess this might be a Far Cry 4/Primal thing.. where they use the base map from 5 for a kind of sequel/spin off. Cheap and quick for them to make.
 

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"If you though the animals in Far Cry 5 were quick to attack.. you ain't seen nothing yet!"

Fuck, I still have nightmares of the birds attacking me in FC5. It still amazes me how tame everything is in RDR2.
 

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We get one box art picture and Forbes just can not help themselves. Just further proves the Metacritic video's point. Ugh...

I will admit, I can't tell if the two black women on the couch are good guys or bad guys. If they're good guys, then they're rather sadistic protagonists, tying up a guy (a cultist perhaps?) for target practice. If they're bad guys it's far more interesting, but my gut tells me they're not. Maybe there are no good guys or bad guys, just rival factions doing terrible things to one another in order to survive. We'll know soon enough.
(Note: People are telling me they're probably bad guys, so hey maybe that's the case! Good if so. Also, while I'm not sure if this is the case, others are pointing out that the tied up guy looks like the Father, Joseph Seed, the main villain from Far Cry 5. If the two women are the bad guys does that mean we play as Seed, the bad guy from Far Cry 5? If that's the case, well that could be really interesting and somewhat troubling. I guess, if nothing else, this box art has us speculating and talking about it. Perhaps it's more than meets the eye, after all.)
One weird thing about Far Cry 5 was just how inclusive the doomsday cult at its center was. It was a multi-racial militia despite Montana being largely white and despite the fact that most rural militias are whiter still. Even so, the game was all but bereft of the largest minority group in Montana: Native Americans. As a Montanan, I'm a little disappointed to see New Dawn feature a white guy and two black women on the cover when it could have featured a Native American protagonist (or villain) instead, and made up for the unfortunate lack of Native people in Far Cry 5.
But the racial and gender makeup of this box art is largely beside the point in the end, at least in terms of marketing. It's just really uninspired artwork that does nothing to make me excited for this game. I'm glad it's not just another rehash of the tough white guy with a big gun, but this isn't any better. Hopefully the full reveal has more going for it.
 

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Hmmm, not sure how I feel about this. Guess I'll wait for the trailer.
 

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It is very uninspired and looks cheap. I thought the FC5 box art was at least well done, and certainly got people talking (FC5 is anti religious! etc).

I don't know what would cause more uproar.. the black women being the good guys or bad guys.
 

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And we'll see what the trailer brings.. my guess based on the image.. and remember with FC5 there was an initial cover "leak" (bet its intentional) and then a full spread where you got to see all the different people in the game. The initial cover was just the father and a couple people and the guy tied up.

So my guess.. sequel to FC5, the girls in question are part of an XXXTreme Dirt Bike crew who are doing a competition of some nonsense when the bombs go off (hence all the biker gear). There will be a whole crew of them (see the little biker clad guy in the background kicking a dude). They eventually form a little fiefdom and you have to take back Montana for whatever your faction is (maybe Monster truck dudes?).

Would guess they double down on the crazier aspects we saw in FC5. It just all screams "XXXXX TREEEMELY EXTREME".
 

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Yep.. bitches be baddies

  • The Deluxe Edition includes additional weapons, outfits, and vehicle skins to help you survive a new dangerous frontier.
  • Fight to survive in a post-apocalyptic world as you take up arms to fight alongside a friend in online co-op.
  • Lead the fight against the highwaymen and their ruthless leaders, the Twins.
  • Build up your home base and recruit specialists to upgrade it as you unlock all-new features.
  • Battle your enemies for resources in Hope County and around the country as you venture to new locations.
 

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Story: "Dive into a transformed, post-apocalyptic Hope County, Montana, 17 years after a global nuclear catastrophe in the latest installment of Far Cry. With the Deluxe Edition, receive additional weapons, outfits, and vehicles to help you survive a new dangerous frontier. "
 

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Launch is 2/15/19 I guess, preorders are up today.

Looks interesting. A BIT too BMXXXTreme for me, but that could just be the trailer. I was happy to see the Father at the end.. I hope he's involved somehow in a big way.
 

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I hope the Hope County portions have some familiar landmarks. This is gonna be Eddie's game of the year, as he'll get to kill a couple of stronk quains. :racist:
 

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Based Joseph Seed!

My face when I get to kill those twats in the end:

 
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I saw it for $39 at Wally World, but I'm not sure after remembering how pointless FC5 was after completing the story campaign.

So AC7 is good? Nothing like Assault Horizon?
 

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AC7 is spectacular for an arcade-y sim on a console. The story is the usual wackiness that is AC, but this time the cutscenes are compelling, really well done. I went out and bought the Thrustmaster stick after playing the first 6 missions on a controller and am in the process of replaying missions to learn the stick and earn enough for an F-18. Mission 7 is a bitch.
 

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Crackdown 3 is a lot of fun, it's not deep or anything, but for a game where you leap from rooftop to rooftop raining down death with rocket launchers.. it hits the sweet spot. It's basically Crackdown 1, Volume 2, which I am more than OK with.

Do want to play Far Cry ND.. but probably when it's $15 or $20. I've seen it on sale for $30 already so I imagine it'll get there soon.
 

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New Dawn is on sale on Xbox for $20.. that was my pricepoint so I jumped in.

It's.. very weird to start.. everything is freaking pink and purple.. but it's growing on me. It has more of a settlement vibe and you need to gather stuff to build and upgrade.. no real money so everything is based on commodity trading.

They've added some new aspects and features I expect to see in future far crys.

The story so far seems ok. It is cool when you come across a place you recognize from FC5. I won't spoil too much, but so far it's all been good. Some nice moments for people who finished FC5.

Gun play etc is typical Far Cry excellent. Wildlife is even weirder and sometimes angrier than usual.. though birds haven't been harassing me as much, which is nice. The weapons descriptions is also still pretty funny.

I'd recommend it for $20.